May / June 2022

Archived from the May / June 2022 issue

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2022 DU Member Photo Contest

These impressive images were voted best of the best among this year's entries

Guffy's Story: The Natural

The measure of a champion lies in the heart

The Retriever Coach

Through hard work, passion, and an exceptional ability to get inside a dog's head, Dave Rorem has earned a reputation as one of the country's top trainers and handlers

The Greenhead Family Tree

Recent genetic research has revealed that the modern mallard and its close relatives share common Ice Age origins

Introduction to Water

Patience and encouragement are the keys to this fundamental step in your retriever's training

The Belgian Brownings

Many waterfowlers consider these classic shotguns to be among the finest firearms ever employed in a duck blind

The Other Duck Boat

Today's kayaks offer waterfowlers an inexpensive and versatile way to access even the most out-of-the-way hunting spots

Will the Ducks Bounce Back?

History has repeatedly shown that waterfowl populations rebound when wet weather returns to the prairies

Retriever Essentials

Top products for sporting dog enthusiasts

Early Spring Habitat Outlook 2022

An overview of wetland conditions across key waterfowl breeding areas

The Camp

With apologies to Thomas Wolfe, you can go home again

Wetlands and Water

By capturing, storing, and filtering water, wetlands provide important benefits for wildlife and people

French Dip

A wild take on the classic sandwich