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All Eyes on the Migration

Weather and habitat dictate the fall flight and knowing when and where to find waterfowl is the key to success. Ducks Unlimited's full suite of migration resources are the ultimate tools for waterfowl hunters in need of timely information.

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Gear Guide

Fall Essentials

Many northern states have opened for the regular duck season, while mid-latitude and southern waterfowlers are patiently waiting. The October Gear Guide is a collection of early- to mid-season necessities to help you kick off the 2015–2016 waterfowl season with success.

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Painting "Closing Time"

Bob White is a contributing artist for Ducks Unlimited magazine and has provided accompanying illustrations for the "Closing Time" column since 2007. These DU Newsletter exclusive features will detail White's approach to each illustration and provide an in-depth look at White's passion for waterfowl, conservation, and art.

Painting a Family Portrait
By Bob White

One of my current assignments for Ducks Unlimited magazine is to create an image to illustrate the "Closing Time" column. This particular column is about the value of hens, and why we should cherish them. I wanted to paint a hen mallard with her brood, but didn't have the right photographic reference. So I approached Minnesota photographer Michael Furtman for help.

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10 Classic Waterfowl Hunts

Visiting these iconic destinations should be on every waterfowler's bucket list

From pintails to blue-winged teal to canvasbacks, from Prairie Canada to the coastal marshlands to the Mississippi River, every waterfowl hunter dreams of bagging their favorite birds in some of their favorite places. Wade Bourne, DU magazine editor-at-large, shares these ten classic waterfowl hunting spots and the birds he bagged in them.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsOctober is DU month at Bass Pro

During the month of October, Bass Pro Shops' retail stores in the United States will offer the "Round-up for Conservation" program at the register when making purchases. In addition to the donations from customers, Bass Pro will match each donation by 50 percent.

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More Headlines

DU in D.C.

DU is working with congressional committees to reauthorize key conservation programs.

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"Boreal Birds Need Half" Campaign

Help preserve hundreds of species that rely on the Boreal by adding your name to this important petition to protect at least half of the Boreal Forest.

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Ducks University

Iowa State University shoots for record-breaking year

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In this issue
  • All Eyes on the Migration
  • Gear Guide: Fall Essentials
  • 10 Classic Waterfowl Hunts
  • DU Month at Bass Pro Shops
  • Painting "Closing Time"
  • ... and more

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Favorite Member Photos

DU Favorite Member Photos Check out our editors' favorite selections from DU's Member Photos of the Day for the month of September.

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Duck Tactics

Plucking a duck

DU Canada's Pat Kehoe demonstrates how to quickly and efficiently pluck a wood duck.

DU TV Duck Tactics with Pat Kehoe

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Duck Dog

Puppies retrieving

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains how to get your puppy off to a good start with his first retrieves.

DU TV Duck Dog with Mike Stewart

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

Purina Pro Plan: Feed retrievers once a day for optimal results in the marshes

DU Partners

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Waterfowl Recipe

Downhome Duck Chili

Waterfowl Recipe

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