July - August 2014


The Federal Duck Stamp turns 80

For eight decades, this visionary program has been a cornerstone of wetlands and waterfowl conservation. By Paul Schmidt and Whitney Tawney.

Sporting Clays for Waterfowlers

Bag more birds this fall by breaking more clays over the summer. By Curtis Niedermier. Illustrations By Mike Sudal.

Cooking: Tangy Grilled Duck

This mildly sweet dish has just enough heat to give it an edge for summer barbecuing. By Scott Leysath.

Field Reports: Duck Production Outlook

The stage is set for good waterfowl production across many important breeding areas. By DU Field Biologists.

The Great Lakes Initiative

Conserving key habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife throughout this vast watershed. By Kristin Schrader.

Waterfowler's Notebook: My Cornfield Duck Blind

Here's a quick-and-easy concealment system that you can set up almost anywhere. By Wade Bourne.

Understanding Waterfowl: Brood Ecology

A closer look at the amazing journey ducklings make from fuzzballs to fledglings. By Johann Walker, Ph.D.

Off to a Good Start

Here's how to introduce a young retriever to the basics of waterfowling. By Gary Koehler.