Focus on Calling

Off-season practice means in-season success

The regular waterfowl season is a fading memory, but the time to improve your craft starts now. You can daydream about decoy spreads in the off-season, but a more practical use of your time will be practicing with your duck or goose call. No caller is perfect, and there's always room for improvement. Utilize these helpful articles and videos to become a better caller before next season.

The Feeding Chuckle »  Video: Calling on Public Land »
Pointers from the Pros »  Calling All Geese »
Video: Using Back Pressure »  

DU Migration Map

Light goose migration continues north

The 2017 Light Goose Conservation Order has been a fast-paced push for the Arctic. Currently, light geese are stacked up against the snow line in North and South Dakota and even southern Canada. Follow the migration and find hunting opportunities using the DU Migration Map.

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Recent LCGO Updates »
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March Gear Guide

Spring Snow Goose Gear

Check out these 10 expert tips and products to help you make the most of spring light goose hunting opportunities in your area.

Find your gear »

80th Anniversary T-shirt

We know DU members appreciate quality and the value of our organization's history. Help celebrate our 80th anniversary and continue your support of wetlands and waterfowl conservation today by donating $35 or more, and receive a complimentary DU long-sleeve T-shirt! This shirt is 100% pre-shrunk cotton and machine washable, with a soft, natural feel. The design features a variety of duck feathers in intricate detail on the back.

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Own a Piece of Waterfowling History

Historic decoy auction to benefit waterfowl habitat conservation in Canada

What may be the largest collection of Canadian decoys ever offered at auction at one time will soon be available to the general public. Continental waterfowl habitat conservation programs will be the beneficiary of this blockbuster sale. Nearly 1,000 duck, goose, and shorebird decoys have been donated to Ducks Unlimited Canada by Vancouver, British Columbia, businessman Peter Brown. These decoys were acquired during 30 years of collecting.

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Bob White

Back to the basics: Black and white

I think it's safe to say that most artists begin their artistic journey with the most basic of mediums, paper and pencil. Unfortunately, as many artists develop and mature these common tools are often left behind, demoted to simply capturing ideas or developing compositions for more 'serious' work. So, I was thrilled when the editors at Ducks Unlimited suggested that I illustrate Doug Larsen's closing column with pencil.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

In this issue
  • Focus on Calling
  • Gear Guide: Snow Goose Gear
  • Waterfowling History Auction
  • Light Goose Migration
  • DU Online Auction
  • ... and more
Rescue Our Wetlands

Waterfowl Recipe

Wild Duck Schnitzel

Waterfowl Recipe

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Off-the-ground finds


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Eye and ear protection


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DU Films

Watch the trailer for a 2017 season peek!

DU Films

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DU Online Auction

"Tic Tac Toe" Puppy Photo

DU Online Auction

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

Corporate Partner Spotlight

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