DU Magazine

The DU Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine that provides in-depth articles on a variety of topics related to waterfowl, wetlands, conservation, and outdoor recreation. The magazine also features stunning photography that showcases the beauty of waterfowl and their habitats. Each issue of the DU Magazine includes updates on the latest conservation efforts and issues affecting waterfowl and wetlands, as well as profiles of people who are making a difference in the world of conservation. The magazine is a must have for anyone who is passionate about waterfowl and the outdoors.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2024

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On the Cover: Jared DuCote's "Coming In" is the 2024 Artist of the Year Print.


Contents: Vol. 88, No. 1

Features

Season's End

When a lifelong bird-watcher becomes a duck hunter, she discovers a community dedicated to conserving wildlife and their habitats
by Margie Crisp

Five Late-Season Waterfowling Secrets

These expert tips will help you improve your hunting success by adapting to changes in waterfowl behavior and habitat conditions
by John Pollmann

The Lovelock Spread

A century ago, archaeologists working in the Nevada desert discovered the world's oldest-known duck decoys
by Chris Madson

Coming in Hot

Jared DuCote's selection as DU's Artist of the Year catapulted him into the spotlight
by Tom Davis


Contents: In Every Issue

Mixed Bag

The Ultimate Resource for Today's Waterfowlers

Shotgunning: Shooting from Blinds

How to quickly and safely make the transformation from hiding to shooting
by Phil Bourjaily

Waterfowler's World: Small-Spread Snows

It doesn't take a trailer full of gear to be a successful snow goose hunter
by Bill Buckley

Retrievers: The Rookie

Expert advice on when and how to add a retriever to your team
by Tom Davis

Gearing Up: Gear for the New Year

Kick off 2024 with these innovative products for waterfowlers
by Chris Jennings

Cooking: Best Roast Goose

A new take on this traditional dish
by Scott Leysath

Cupped Wings: Lost

The ducks deserve our best efforts to reduce crippling losses
by T. Edward Nickens


The Mission

Filling the Skies with Waterfowl Today, Tomorrow, and Forever

Understanding Waterfowl: Science and Duck Calling

What kind of duck call sounds the most like a real hen mallard? Scientists conducted a study to find the answer
by Rick Kaminski, PhD; James Callicutt; John Patrick Lestrade, PhD; Rubin Shmulsky, PhD; and Mike Schummer, PhD

Conservation: Investing in the Future

DU's fellowship program helps graduate students advance waterfowl science and receive hands-on training for future conservation careers
by Nathan Ratchford

Field Reports: Migration and Wintering Habitat Update

An overview of wetland conditions in key waterfowl areas across North America
by DU Field Biologists


 

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