Ducks Unlimited Newsletter: August 2007

  • New Gear for Waterfowlers
  • Farm Bill Update
  • Look for DU in USA Today
  • DU TV 2007 Season
  • Waterfowl Trivia
  • DU Partner Offers
  • Featured Recipe & Video: BBQ Sauce Ideas

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Gear Up for Hunting Season

New Gear for Waterfowlers

Read all about the new gear for 2007!Just in case you missed your July / August issue of Ducks Unlimited Magazine, be sure to check out the new gear for waterfowlers for this hunting season.

These innovative products will help make your hunting season more enjoyable and more productive.

Check out the new gear for 2007!

Farm Bill Update

DU supporters help strengthen conservation in 2007 farm bill

House passes legislation, Senate is next step

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the House Agriculture Committee’s version of the 2007 farm bill (H.R. 2419). Ducks Unlimited supported the bill throughout its debate and passage. The strong voices of DU supporters for conservation were certainly heard during the crafting of the bill.

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DU & USA Today

Look for Ducks Unlimited in USA Today

As part of its 25th anniversary, USA Today is recognizing Ducks Unlimited August 24-30 as one of the top 25 causes in the United States. Look for DU on the front page of the August 24th paper and in ads on that date and a couple of days later.

To commemorate this recognition, DU partner Bank of America will match online donations* to DU during that period.

Now, that’s good news for wildlife habitat.

* Donations made between August 24 and September 15 will be matched dollar for dollar up to an aggregate of $50,000.


It's Open Season for Ducks Unlimited Television

August 2nd marked opening day for an all-new season of Ducks Unlimited Television on the VERSUS network. Tune in for action-packed waterfowling trips across the continent, plus tips and tactics that even seasoned waterfowlers can use.

Click here for the 2007 season schedule and more information.

Waterfowl Trivia

Know Your Ducks

So, you think your waterfowl IQ is pretty sharp? See if you can identify the name of the waterfowl species with following traits:

  • I have a reddish head and upper neck with a black lower neck, foreback, and breast (drake).

  • My call resembles the meow of a cat (drake).What is Your Waterfowl IQ?

  • I breed in the northern prairies of the U.S. and Canada and intermountain marshes of the west.

  • As diving ducks go, I am the most common breeder in the United States.

  • Approximately 80% of the this species winters in the Laguna Madre of Texas and Mexico.I am a medium-sized dabbling duck, but my size doesn't slow me down. I'm a swift flyer and often twist and turn like a teal.

Stumped? Click here for the Answer!

Brush up on your Waterfowl IQ in our Waterfowl Gallery!

DU Partnerships

K9 Advantix

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Ducks Unlimited would like to introduce our newest sponsor, Bayer K9 Advantix®. No matter what the season, protect your dog with long-lasting, water-resistant K9 Advantix®.

Monthly application of K9 Advantix repels and kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, plus it repels biting flies. So you and your partner can stay focused on training and hunting.

Click here to learn more.

Mack’s Prairie Wings®

Some of the biggClick for more information.est brands in waterfowling have joined together to bring you the ultimate duck hunters’ giveaway. Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Mossy Oak Duck Blind®, Browning®, Winchester Ammunition®, Rivers West®, and Avery Outdoors® have partnered with Mack’s Prairie Wings® to say thank you as a supporter of these major brands. From July 21st to January 4th, Mack’s Prairie Wings® will be giving away 24 Weekly Prizes and One Grand Prize.

For more information, go to their website or look for your 2007 Mack’s catalog in the mail.

Hunt & Home™ Featured Recipe

BBQ Sauce Ideas

Click here to watch Scott Leysath serve up four tasty versions of this recipe.

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