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10 Tips to Get Ready for Duck Season!

These helpful hints might pave the way for your most successful season ever Get Ready for Duck Season!

When the early morning sun burns white-hot, it's hard to imagine there will ever be an end to summer. In the thick of it, the humid days drone on as relentlessly as the cicadas, but somewhere beyond the northern horizon lies the promise of a new season. A new autumn. A first cold front. Another opening day.

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DU Makes Education Key Component of Capital Campaign

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 2 - Ducks Unlimited feels so strongly about wetlands education that it has made it a key component of the organization’s five-year, $1.7 billion Wetlands for Tomorrow campaign.

Make a Secure Online Gift Today!"Today's young people will determine the future of wetlands and waterfowl conservation," said DU Executive Vice President Don Young. "They will decide, ultimately, what kind of world they want to live in, and whether or not that world will include healthy wetlands, thriving wildlife populations, places to hunt and fish and clean water.

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DU Biologist Blog - Checkett Out!

To keep up-to-date on the latest in hunting conditions, as well as the science behind waterfowling, read Checkett Out! It’s DU’s newest blog by biologist Mike Checkett. Click here to join Mike and his lab Elvis on their hunting adventures.


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"Missed Again" Comical Hunter
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This novel sculpture by Ray Windmiller depicts a discontented hunter after an unsuccessful day in the marsh. His fearful pup rests by his side. The sculpture comes mounted to an oval base with a brass title plate. Measures approximately 10" x 12."

Bidding for this item closes on Saturday, August 5 at 9 p.m. CDT. The DU Online Auction is open for bids 24 hours a day at www.ducks.org/auction

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Wild Game Recipes

Duck Egg Rolls

4 appetizer servings

1 1/2 cups boneless and skinless duck breast, sliced thinly across the grain
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/4 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups green or Nappa cabbage, shredded
8 egg roll wrappers
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
oil for frying

Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (Asian section of your grocery store…it’s there, really)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white wine vinegar

Combine sliced duck with next three ingredients and marinate for 30 minutes. Drain ducks. Stir-fry duck in hot peanut oil for 45 to 60 seconds over high heat in a wok or skillet. Transfer to paper towels to cool. For each egg roll, lay the wrapper on a flat surface. Place about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the cabbage on the lower third of the wrapper forming an area of about 1 inch tall by 3 inches wide. Arrange apricots and cooked duck on top of cabbage. Turn in sides of wrapper to just overlap stuffing. Begin rolling egg roll by starting at the edge nearest you and rolling away from you, like a burrito. When you get to the edge, moisten it with a little of the cornstarch mixture to help it seal. Place egg roll in hot oil, enough to submerse it and fry until golden brown and crispy. Drain fried rolls on paper towels.

Combine sauce ingredients and serve with fried egg rolls.

As seen on DUTV. Tune in to OLN and watch The Sporting Chef prepare quick and delicious waterfowl dishes each week.

If you prefer wine, our certified wine professional recommends the DU Muricata Sparkling Wine with this recipe. For a list of retailers carrying Muricata Sparkling Wine, visit www.signaturewines.com/du.

DU Partnerships

New Winchester Waterfowl Loads

Take on the 2006 waterfowl season with Winchester's new Supreme Elite® WiinchesterHi-Density Waterfowl loads. They're 55 percent denser than steel, hard hitting, deep penetrating and have consistently round shot pellets for better patterns. And don't forget to look for the free camo cap and light offer when you purchase select Winchester waterfowl loads at participating retailers through Jan. 31, 2007.

For more information on this promotion, click here.

New DU Edition Yamaha Models Unveiled

Ducks Unlimited recently helpeYamahad Yamaha unveil the 2007 DU Edition Grizzly 700 ATV and DU Edition Rhino 660 Side-by-Side vehicle. Both models come complete with accessories catering to outdoorsmen and their specific needs. For more information, visit www.yamahaoutdoors.com.

 

Summer Habitat Conditions Report - Click here for full report!

 

Did You Know?

Under normal conditions, most waterfowl species fly 25 to 30 miles per hour.

 

 

Pic of the Week

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Submitted by DU Member Marc Perez

 

 

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