May - June 2014

MJ14

Honorable Mention 2014: Waterfowl

Honorable Mention entries in the Waterfowl category from the 2014 DU Member Photo Contest

Honorable Mention 2014: Waterfowl Hunting

Honorable Mention entries in the Waterfowl Hunting category from the 2014 DU Member Photo Contest

Honorable Mention 2014: Retrievers

Honorable Mention entries in the Retrievers category from the 2014 DU Member Photo Contest

2014 DU Member Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions

View honorable mention entries in each category from the 2014 DU Member Photo Contest. Thanks to all who submitted photos!

2014 DU Member Photo Contest

This year's winning images were chosen from another impressive field of entries submitted by photographers across the nation. By Emily Robinson.

New Guns & Gear for 2014

You don't want to miss this overview of new guns, ammo & accessories for the 2014 hunting season. By Ron Spomer and Chris Jennings.

Waterfowler's Notebook: Anatomy of a Duck Call

It's not a stretch to compare a duck call to a traditional woodwind instrument such as a saxophone or clarinet. Musicians play these instruments by forcing air through a mouthpiece and across a reed, which vibrates to produce sound. Duck calls work in much the same way.

Understanding Waterfowl: Duck Salad

Judging by the title, you might assume that this column is about how to prepare a healthy duck dinner for your family and friends. But, of course, that is wild game chef Scott Leysath's department. This column is about another type of duck salad—aquatic vegetation, on which many ducks thrive.

The Completing the Cycle Initiative

Waterfowlers mark time according to the season and where the ducks are. From spring courtship flights and summer brood-rearing to the fall migration and wintering period, waterfowl use a variety of habitats throughout the year. Thanks to sound science, we know more than ever about what these magnificent birds need to thrive during their annual journey. Ducks Unlimited's continental conservation work supports waterfowl throughout all phases of their life cycle.

Deep-Fried Duck

A well-seasoned duck that's crispy on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside makes for a memorable meal. By Scott Leysath.