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Unimin father, son enjoy Tennessee waterfowl banding project

Jerome Abbott works at Unimin's Camden, Tennessee, facility and is doing his part to pass on his respect for conservation. Like many other Unimin employees, he's also a proud parent and avid hunter who enjoys various outdoor activities.

An Amazing Journey

Eric Heidman knew that he was in luck when a drake pintail sailed into his decoy spread on opening day of California's duck season. What he didn't know was that the bird was banded—or the story behind its travels.

Understanding Waterfowl: Waterfowl Bands and Other Markers

Bagging a banded duck or goose is always cause for celebration, but these coveted trophies also play a vital role in waterfowl management. By John M. Coluccy, Ph.D.

Understanding Waterfowl: Tracking the Mallard Migration

Research has provided a wealth of new information about mallard movements and habitat preferences. By Luke Naylor and Andrew Raedeke, Ph.D.

Waterfowl Band Return Maps

Bands play an important role in the management of North America's waterfowl by providing important information on waterfowl movements, harvest and survival rates. View maps to see where your ducks come from.

A Pothole Proposal

Executing a unique marriage proposal requires a significant amount of creativity and strategy. Tyler Carroll, Ducks Unlimited member in Minot, North Dakota, masterminded a plan to propose during an afternoon duck hunt that hinged on cooperative waterfowl, successful shooting, a kayak, and subzero temperatures.
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