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

  • 2007 Waterfowl Forecast
  • Latest News
  • DU TV: New Episode Saturday
  • Better Waterfowling Video Tip
  • Special Partner Offers
  • Recipe: Garlic & Herb Roasted Duck

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2007 Waterfowl Forecast

Click here to read full waterfowl forecast for 2007.Duck populations are up again this year in response to improved habitat conditions on the breeding grounds.

We all know that weather and local habitat conditions often influence hunting success. Keeping that in mind, the following is a comprehensive report on waterfowl populations in each flyway based on reports from DU and government biologists in the field.

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Latest News

Prairie conditions good, but help from hunters needed

Farm bill Sodsaver provision needed to protect grasslands

News in the Dakotas is mixed for waterfowl hunters. Late-summer habitat conditions look good in many breeding areas in the Dakotas. The bad news is many areas face imminent destruction.

Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters across the country for help.

Full Story


This Saturday on DU TV: Eufaula Freelancing

Ducks Unlimited recently launched 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 DU TVtactics that even seasoned waterfowlers can use.

This Saturday, Wade Bourne and Mike Checkett continue their duck jaunt through middle America, employing their favorite hunting method: freelance. Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma, is the latest duck spot to be mastered by on-the-ground adjustments.

Watch Episode Trailer

2007 Season Schedule

Better Waterfowling Tip

Add Motion to Your Decoys in the Marsh

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DU Partnerships

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2007 DU Holiday Cards - Now Available!

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Hunt & Home™ Wild Game Recipe

Garlic & Herb Roasted Duck

Hunt & Home volunteers are getting ready for the upcoming duck season! Are you ready? Whether you prefer to be in the field or the kitchen, or both, Hunt & Home offers a great way to share your passion for the outdoors and conservation.

Check it out:

This is a tried, true recipe for your trophy. All of your duck gone from last season? Try it with chicken breasts, and live on the wild side; leave the skin on! It provides a little more flavor and moisture.

In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, mustard, DU Rotisserie Roast seasoning, garlic and lemon juice, then whisk together. While whisking vigorously, add olive oil in a thin stream until emulsified. Divide mixture in half. Brush half of the mixture over ducks, cover and refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours, turning ducks often (up to 24 hours is fine). Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place ducks in a roasting pan, breast side up. Bake for 17 to 22 minutes, depending on the size of the duck. Baste with remaining marinade mixture, saving a few tablespoons, just before removing from oven. Let meat rest about 10 minutes before carving or serving whole. Serve with the Ducks Unlimited’s Pacific Flyway Wild Rice.

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