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“Ducks in the Desert” Las Vegas Continental Shoot finishes on high note

Ducks Unlimited’s “Ducks in the Desert” Las Vegas Continental Shoot wrapped up in late February as the most successful in the event’s 30-year history, thanks to 488 main-event entries and 522 shooters in the sub-gauge rounds. Participants from 37 states and four different countries took part in the five-day tournament at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas.

Conservation partners host first ND Legislative Fun Shoot

North Dakota lawmakers and conservationists gathered this fall at Capital City Sporting Clays near Bismarck to enjoy an evening of fellowship and clay target shooting. Ducks Unlimited and several other conservation groups sponsored the inaugural North Dakota Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Legislative Fun Shoot. North Dakota’s bipartisan sportsmens caucus co-chairs organized the event, including Rep. Todd Porter (R-Mandan), Rep. Corey Mock (D-Grand Forks), Sen. Kelley Armstrong (R-Dickinson) and Sen. Phil Murphy (D-Portland).

Excitement Builds for Ducks Unlimited Continental Shoot

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 14, 2015 – Spaces are filling up for the 2015 Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental Shoot. This annual event will take place Feb. 12-15, 2015, at the Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas.

DU completes construction to help Bismarck-area shooting enthusiasts

BISMARCK, N.D. - Dec. 9, 2014 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) has completed construction on an improved shooting range at MacLean Bottoms Wildlife Management Area (WMA) south of Bismarck. In partnership with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGF), DU engineers surveyed, designed and managed construction of the shooting range in accordance with National Rifle Association guidelines.

Remington Model 887™ Shotgun Recall

Products: Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

Arkansas's First Youth Trapshooting Event Draws Hundreds

Ducks Unlimited Senior Regional Director Bob Butler, Arkansas State Chairman Matt Robinson, and Arkansas DU volunteer Phillip Carlisle teamed up with Representative Mark Perry (AR) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission youth shooting sports program to host the state's first youth trapshooting fundraiser earlier this year. This event took place at a brand-new Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Arkansas. More than 400 youth shooters and their families participated in this one-day competition.

2015 Continental Shoot Announced

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 22, 2014 – Competitive sporting clay shooters are encouraged to register now for the 2015 Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental Shoot. This annual event will take place Feb. 12-15, 2015, at the Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas.

Waterfowl Ammo Guide

Looking for the perfect duck or goose load? Here are 10 popular ammo options to help narrow your selection. By Phil Bourjaily.

Better Waterfowling Tip - DU TV - Pattern your Waterfowl Gun

Patterning your waterfowl gun, you may notice different loads perform better than others. Do this before you miss your first opportunity.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Don't look down the barrel

Having problems hitting decoying birds? Here's a few tips that might help you improve your shooting. Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools demonstrates why shotgunners shouldn't look down the barrel, nor at the bead.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Dove Hunting

These tips from NSSF's Doug Painter will help you bag more birds and improve your shooting, which may carry over into waterfowl season.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Pick up targets faster

This tip carries over to multiple waterfowling situations, as there can be several targets at one time. Ash explains how to pick up these targets much faster and improve your shooting ability.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Instinctive Shooting

Waterfowling situations sometimes lead to nontraditional shooting opportunities, and becoming a better instinctive shooter will improve your success.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Sporting clays, springing teal

Gil Ash, OSP Shooting School demonstrates how to hit the springing teal target on a sporting clays range.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Shooting Methods

Gil Ash, OSP Shooting School breaks down the three main shooting methods. Understanding these methods, and how to incorporate them in the duck blind may make you a better shooter.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Lead versus Gun Speed

Waterfowlers face varying shot angles and speeds, but by controlling your gun speed you can improve your shooting no matter the shot. Learn how to control your firearm's speed.

New Waterfowling Guns for 2013

There are several new guns for waterfowlers in 2013, plus great new features have been added to existing shotguns.

May 2013 Gear Guide

Waterfowlers get bogged down with gear gadgets every season and forget one of the most important factors in waterfowling – shooting. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team sourced items, not including firearms, to accompany your off-season shotgunning sessions.

Q&A with Corey Cogdell

Corey Cogdell, U.S. Olympic Bronze Medal Winner in Trapshooting, takes some time to talk with Ducks Unlimited.

New Guns & Gear for 2013

Take a look at our annual selection of the latest shotguns, ammo and accessories for waterfowlers.

Shooting: Three Pointers from a Pro

The reality of waterfowl hunting is that everyone misses. Being able to overcome a miss involves confidence and a fundamental understanding of each shot.

Aaron Fraser Pass Remembered

Aaron Fraser Pass, who lost his battle with cancer in early April, left a rich legacy of fine writing and useful advice on topics pertaining to sporting arms and ammunition.

Ducks Unlimited continental shooting event announced in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Dec. 12, 2012 – Competitive sporting clay shooters are encouraged to register now for the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental Shoot. The annual event will take place Feb. 21-24, 2013, at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nev., formerly known as Desert Hills Shooting Club.

Sportsmen, legislators discuss priorities at summit

Ducks Unlimited joined state legislators and other leaders on sportsmen’s issues at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s 9th annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit in late November.

Make Sure Your Shotgun Fits

"Shotgun fit" is a term of vague familiarity to most duck hunters. They've heard it, but they've never really understood what a proper shotgun fit entails and how it can affect their shooting ability.

New Waterfowl Guns for 2012

Waterfowling firearms are constantly being modifed to improve performance under extreme conditions. Check out these new firearms for 2012-2013 waterfowl season.

Four Shooting Safety Tips

Facing facts squarely, we must concede that our beloved hunting guns are inherently capable of inflicting great bodily harm and even death when used carelessly or handled incorrectly.

Get Ready for Duck Hunting Season

Though it can be difficult to imagine during these hot summer months, another waterfowl season is fast approaching.

Know Your Firearm

Jim Ronquest of RNT shares tips of the trade about knowing your firearm.

Shooting Tip: Panic Avoidance

Utilize the off-season to fix simple mistakes made when shooting in the duck blind. Gary Goodpaster of Collierville, Tenn., offers some tips to stay calm and cool in the blind to improve your shot and fill your bag this season.

Four Time-Tested Tips for Hunting Dabblers

Waterfowl are moving with the cold December winds, and hunters throughout the country are preparing for the winter flights. The DU E-newsletter editorial team has selected four of the most time-tested dabbler hunting tips for you to focus on this season. Remembering these four essentials can help you improve your calling, decoys, concealment and shooting.

Leading Questions

Many shooters don't apply enough lead and consistently shoot behind their targets. A few use too much lead and shoot ahead of their targets. So how do shooters learn to use the right lead so their shot column and target simultaneously arrive at the same spot?

Shooting Tips

Tips from the pros to improve your wingshooting.

Why We Miss

Learn more about the reasons why many shooters tend to miss, even the easy shots.

In Praise of the Pump

The pump is not only one of history's most legendary fowling pieces but also one of the most reliable and cherished gun designs of all time

Perfecting Your Pattern

Produce a better shotgun pattern by taking a look at your choke tube and load selections, as well as considering a professional fitting for your gun.

Make Every Shot Count

Getting into the shooting groove this summer means fewer missed shots in the fall. Get some tips on improving your shot in the preseason months.

Calling the Shot

These tips will help avoid confusion while maximizing shooting opportunities.

10 Shooting Tips for Waterfowl

Wade Bourne shares 10 never-fail tips for improving your shot and creating a more enjoyable hunting experience all season long.

Break Bad Shooting Habits, Bag More Ducks

Keith Sutton outlines six bad habits that may be affecting your shooting. From gun fit to posture and focus, break yourself of these and you'll be on the road to success.

Master Five Important Shots

Professional shooters provide advice for mastering five of the most common and challenging shots in waterfowl hunting.

Continental Shoots

DU's Shoot Program consists of two components: NSCA-registered Continental Shoot events and smaller, one-day DU Camo Class shooting events.

Picking the Right Shotgun for New Duck Hunters

Whether you're buying a shotgun for your wife or your son, fit is key. Follow this advice when searching for the perfect gun for your new hunting partner.

Back to School for Duck Hunters

Gil and Vicki Ash of OSP Shooting School provide some advice for hunters to get back to basics and improve their shot.

Accessorized Shooting

Aaron Fraser Pass outlines some essential gear for successful shooters, from choke tubes and sights to shooting bags.

Four Steps to Better Shooting

Improve your shooting with these steps from Scott Robertson of Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas.

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