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Lifetime Skills for the Waterfowl Hunter

An ongoing process of learning and developing in every aspect of the hunt

Becoming a better waterfowl hunter isn't something that happens overnight. It involves a continual process of examining the various aspects of the hunt that help put ducks and geese in your bag. The key is to define these crucial skills, and then focus on the details. Following is a collection of tips from veteran waterfowl hunters that helps narrow down the skills and techniques that are worth refining and will help you become a better hunter this season.

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October Gear Guide

Products to help get your waterfowl season on track

As waterfowl seasons begin throughout the country, the number of must-have gear items grows with every trip afield. Ducks Unlimited's Editorial Team has chosen a handful of products to help get your waterfowl season rolling, and of course, a few must-have items have been included.

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10 Surefire Decoy Strategies

Make your spread irresistable to waterfowl this season

In areas with heavy hunting pressure, ducks and geese often get a crash course in what looks right and what doesn't. Those that survive the gauntlet of the early season can be even more cautious about committing to the decoys. Setting a spread that can convince even the wariest waterfowl will give you an advantage over other hunters. Here are 10 expert tips that will consistently help you close the deal.

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DU Online Auctions

Ducks Unlimited Wine Rack

Store your wine in this decorative and functional piece! This wine rack holds up to six bottles of wine. It features a rustic painted finish with a raised DU logo. Measures 16 1/4 inches x 15 1/4 inches x 6 1/2 inches. The bidding will close on this item at 9:00 CST on October 11.

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DU Migration Map

Follow the ducks!

As the first major cold front hits the Canadian prairies, waterfowl in the region are beginning to shift into migration mode. Northern states have either begun their seasons, or soon will, and the DU Migration Map is already buzzing with real-time updates. Find updates in your area and submit reports.

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Saskatchewan Migration Alert »
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Waterfowl 360

The ultimate resource for waterfowlers

Waterfowl 360, the ultimate resource for duck hunters, is back! Running from September 1 – January 31, WF360 is the go-to website for all things waterfowl hunting. Find tips, tactics, migration information, videos, and more.

Keep up with and participate in all the latest action this season at!

See what's in store this season »

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In this issue
  • Lifetime Skills for the Waterfowl Hunter
  • October Gear Guide
  • Auction: DU Wine Rack
  • 10 Surefire Decoy Strategies
  • Waterfowl 360 & Migration Map
  • ... and more

Rescue Our Wetlands

Retriever Training

Field Notes: Hiding your dog

Duck Dog

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Duck Calling

Listen to the caller

Duck Calling

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

DU Corporate Partners

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Waterfowl Recipe

5 Delicious Duck Camp Recipes

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