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DU Magazine: January / February 2012

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Chapter Spotlight: Fort Bragg, California Chapter

Great things sometimes come in small packages. The Fort Bragg, California, DU chapter is a case in point.

Cooking: Savory Waterfowl Stew

Beat the winter chill with this classic catchall recipe. By Scott Leysath

Understanding Waterfowl: Duck Digestion

Understanding why and when certain foods are good for waterfowl and how they are digested is an interesting and somewhat complex subject.

Useful Tools for Waterfowl Hunters

It never hurts to be prepared, and keeping the right gear handy helps.

Retrievers: Hazards Afield

During the late season, protect your retriever by teaching him to be aware of likely hazards.

Milestones in Conservation

The slogan for Ducks Unlimited's 75th Anniversary, CONSERVATION FOR GENERATIONS, applies to past, present and future generations alike.

Five Tactics for Late-Season Ducks

It's late season, when the sport's true diehards are like NFL linemen in the playoffs. Veteran waterfowlers share 5 expert tactics to help successfully end the season.

Conservation: Waterfowl Energy Demands

Food abundance is presumed to directly or indirectly impact the physiological condition, survival, and even reproduction of waterfowl, which ultimately influences the health of their populations. Why?

The Road to Success

Ducks Unlimited Inc. will be officially 75 years old on January 29, 2012, and we will be celebrating both our longevity and conservation successes throughout the year.

DU All-Star Sketches

Below are a few of the sketches submitted by our all-star artists for this year's art package. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.

Doug Miller Dedication—Utah

Sept. 2011: DU dedicated a 370-acre wetland restoration project on Farmington Bay WMA in Utah to the late Doug Miller, longtime outdoor television show host and devoted DU volunteer.

Anthony Rose Family Dedication—Rhode Island

Oct. 2011: A dedication honoring DU Legacy Sponsors Anthony and Kathleen Rose of Wakefield, Rhode Island, was held at the USFWS Visitor's Center in Charlestown.

Meadow Valley Flowage Dedication—Wisconsin

Jun. 2011: To celebrate DU's 100,000th acre conserved in Wisconsin, supporters of wetland conservation gathered at the 600-acre Meadow Valley Flowage wetland-enhancement project in Juneau County.

Berg Brothers Dedication—South Dakota

Oct. 2011: The Henning-Berg Game Production Area in South Dakota was dedicated to Bob and Rosemary Berg of Longville, Minnesota, and Rick and Pam Berg of Watertown, South Dakota.

Kiwani Marsh Dedication—Indiana

Oct. 2011: Glorious weather in northwest Indiana was the backdrop for an October Indiana PRIDE dedication at the Kiwani Marsh.

Bartels Dedication—Louisiana

Nov. 2011: More than 100 people gathered to celebrate the completion of a $1.2 million coastal restoration project in southeast Louisiana and to dedicate it to Ron and Jackie Bartels.

Walton Family Foundation Supports New Approach to Conservation Easements

An innovative pilot program funded by the Walton Family Foundation, a DU Platinum Legacy Sponsor, is helping to secure donated conservation easements in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV) of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

DU Project Dedications

A compilation of several DU project dedications to honor the commitments of major DU sponsors.

All-Stars of Wildlife Art

Throughout its storied history, DU has received important cooperation and support from the wildlife art community. This year, DU marks 75 years and will showcase an all-star cast of premier artists, whose works will be available at fundraising events nationwide.
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