Ducks Unlimited - World Leader in Wetlands and Waterfowl ConservationDucks Unlimited Newsletter: November 2007

  • 30 Helpful Tips for Duck Hunters
  • DU Launches Podcast
  • Farm Bill Update
  • Video Tip: Crosswind Decoy Spread
  • Special Partner Offers
  • Recipe: Sweet Sesame Duck or Goose Jerky

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Hunting Tips & Tactics

30 Helpful Hints for Duck Hunters

Read These Tips!by Keith Sutton

Would you like to improve your waterfowl hunting success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable?

These 30 tips could help!

Read these tips | Submit your own tips


DU Podcast

Ducks Unlimited Launches Podcast Program

Watch PodcastThe world of waterfowl is now online and on demand, thanks to Ducks Unlimited’s new downloadable podcast. The hour-long podcasts feature celebrity interviews, hunting tips, conservation segments and outdoors-related product reviews.

“Podcasting is quickly becoming a major source for entertainment and news in today’s society,” said David Schuessler, DU’s director of event & volunteer promotion. “We created a show that is both entertaining and educational, much like our DU TV show.”

Watch Podcast Online | Continue Story


Latest News

Farm Bill Update

We're making progress, but still need your help!

Take Action Today!Several DU staff sat down with the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Tom Harkin (Iowa) recently to discuss the current state of the farm bill in the U.S. Senate. The news that came out of the meeting was mixed for conservation. The latest draft of the bill showed slight gains for conservation, but still left a hole of more than $5.5 billion for the bill.

There are still many challenges that face conservation on the Senate floor. Rumors persist of possible amendments that would drastically limit conservation payments, encouraging landowners to not take advantage of them. Other possible amendments include weakening Sodsaver and preventing other conservation programs from being utilized to their full potential.

Read Full Story | Contact Your Senators

Video Hunting Tip

Crosswind Decoy Spread

Take advantage of a crosswind decoy setup to maximize your hunting success. DU TV co-host Wade Bourne explains.

Click here to play video.

DU Partnerships

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Barton Cotton

Click to order!2007 Ducks Unlimited Holiday Cards ~ Not too late to Order!

Barton-Cotton has been DU’s Holiday Card partner since 1991 ~ and there’s still time to view the entire 2007 DU collection & order your Holiday Cards today!

With every order you receive:

* 25 FREE personalized Return-Address Labels
* 25 FREE decorative Holiday Seals for your envelopes
* FREE Imprinting with your purchase of 3 boxes or more

Click to order!Your purchase will make a difference in supporting Ducks Unlimited's ongoing wetlands and waterfowl conservation efforts.

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Hunt & Home™ Wild Game Recipe

Sweet Sesame Duck or Goose Jerky

Volunteers around the country are having Hunt & Home parties to celebrate conservation! And this Sweet Sesame Duck or Goose Jerky is a hit at any party. No special equipment required!

For more information about having your own fund raising Hunt & Home party go to or call us toll free: 1-866-405-4865.

Sweet Sesame Duck or Goose Jerky

* 1 ½ cups DU Red Plum Toasted Sesame Sauce

* 2 tablespoons DU Manitoba Wild Game Seasoning

* ½ cup soy sauce

* Plastic Wrap

* Baking rack

* Small Foil Ball (aluminum foil formed to 3 inch ball)

* Skinless goose or Duck breasts

Slice goose breasts to desired strips width and length. Mix together DU Red Plum Toasted Sesame Sauce and soy sauce. Add sliced duck to bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 6 - 12 hours. Remove cover, pat dry and arrange on baking rack. Sprinkle DU Manitoba Wild Game Seasoning over meat (be sure to have paper towel underneath to catch excess, then throw away.) Place in 175 degree preheated oven, crack oven door open by placing small foil ball in door. Meat will take 5 - 7 hours to dry completely. Refrigerate for seven to 10 days, or freeze in airtight, vacuum sealed container for up to one year.

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