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Fix Your Duck Calling

This summer is the perfect time to improve your calling

There's no better time than the off-season to work your way through the nuances of calling ducks. Don't be one of those hunters who spends the first half of waterfowl season trying to figure out their call. Use these fundamental tips to begin a proper training regimen this summer.

Highball »  Comeback Call »
Single Quacks »  10 Tips from Top Callers »

2016 DU Member Photo Contest

Congratulations to Michael Kleinwolterink, this year's overall winner!

As a lifelong resident of west-central Iowa, Mike Kleinwolterink is no stranger to the outdoors. He grew up helping his father and grandfather on the family farm, and spent his free time hunting small game. He joined the staff at the local Lake Panorama National Golf Course at age 16, which offered him the opportunity to work outside and led to his introduction to waterfowling.

View winning photos »

May Gear Guide

Shotgunning accessories

Your waterfowling gear may be stowed for the summer, but off-season shotgunning remains an important aspect of preparing for the fall. This collection of shotgunning accessories will serve you all summer and well into next season.

Find your gear »

Leaving a Legacy

New Greenwing site now live!

To promote getting kids outdoors, DU recently launched a new and improved website for our junior Greenwing members. Features include videos, photos, activities, games, events, a parents section, and more!

Visit www.greenwing.org »

Public Policy

Another success in for the ducks on Capitol Hill

On April 19, Ducks Unlimited hosted the Annual Capitol Hill Dinner and Auction in Washington, D.C. Members of Congress, members from the presidential administration, congressional staff, and DU staff and volunteers from around the country attended the event.

Read more »

Watch "Limitless" Online

Determination and friendship are focus of new DU Film

The film features Gregg Silverberg, born without hands, and his longtime hunting partners in western Nebraska. Silverberg has become an expert shotgunner and waterfowler in spite of his disability.

The 2016 season of DU Films includes six installments, one released each month. DU Films is produced by Rock Road Creative. Watch this year's films, as well as films from last season, at www.ducks.org/DUFilms.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

In this issue
  • Fix Your Duck Calling
  • May Gear Guide
  • 2016 DU Member Photo Contest
  • 2017 DU Calendar Photo Contest
  • New Greenwing website
  • ... and more

Rescue Our Wetlands

2017 DU Calendar Photo Contest

Submit your photos by June 13!

DU Calendar Photo Contest

Submit your photos today »

Duck Dog

Treating your dog's pads

DU TV Duck Dog with Mike Stewart

View tip »

2016 DU National Convention

Join us in Anchorage, Alaska, June 1-5!

DU Calendar Photo Contest

Learn more »

Purina Pro Plan

Gradual conditioning and proper nutrition can help avoid exertional rhabdomyolysis in duck dogs

DU TV Duck Dog with Mike Stewart

Learn more »

Waterfowl Recipe

Savory Grilled Duck or Goose Kabobs

Waterfowl Recipe

Get the full recipe »

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