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From First Frost to Arctic Blast

The season's about half over. Ducks begin migrating south in late August and start northward in February. Late November is in fact about halfway through the birds' annual round-trip migration. For waterfowl hunters, the same schedule applies.

Migration Alert: DU Chief Scientist outlines waterfowl season expectations

"Too hot, too cold, just right" characterize what I expect the 2013-2014 waterfowl season to be. Along with "too wet, too dry, best ever," the unpredictable combinations of habitat conditions and weather will certainly be the common themes for the upcoming season.

Light Goose Dilemma

Despite increased harvests, populations of these Arctic-nesting geese continue to grow

Waterfowler's Notebook: Patterning Late-Season Ducks

Biology plays a bigger role in duck hunting than most hunters realize. Duck behavior is governed by instincts such as feeding, mating, and surviving. In winter, for example, ducks spend much of their time seeking mates for the spring breeding season and building energy reserves for the coming northbound migration.

Migration Alert: DU Chief Scientist previews holiday weekend waterfowl

The duck season is open in all but a couple of states and zones over the Thanksgiving weekend. With the exception of opening day, that makes late November the most popular waterfowl time of the fall.

DU's Next 75 Years

The future holds great challenges and opportunities for wetlands and waterfowl conservation

Migration Alert: Upcoming weather may prompt teal migration

DU Chief Scientist Dale Humburg explains why an upcoming weather scenario may prompt blue-winged teal migration.

Ducks Unlimited, partners brief Congress, urge coastal restoration

WASHINGTON - March 5, 2012 - It's been nearly two years since the nation witnessed the largest oil spill in U.S. history. In that time, Congress still has not passed legislation to direct oil spill penalty funds to the Gulf Coast and its multi-billion-dollar natural-resources-based economy.

Story of Survival

As a waterfowl biologist, I am often asked how long ducks and geese live. Well, it all depends.

Why Waterfowl Migrate

Ducks and geese fly long distances to find the resources they need to survive and reproduce

Waterfowl Sex Ratios

A variety of factors influence the proportion of males and females in waterfowl populations.

Ducks, Habitat and Hunters

Maintaining our waterfowling tradition is vital to the future of wetlands and waterfowl.

The World's Best Model for Wildlife

A century after the nation’s first conservation summit, today’s natural resource leaders are exploring ways to strengthen North America’s unique wildlife conservation model.
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