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10 Essential Items for DIY Waterfowl Hunts

10 Essential Items for DIY Waterfowl HuntsIf you are planning a do-it-yourself waterfowl hunting trip this fall, packing the right gear can make the difference between a successful adventure and a dismal failure. Here are 10 often-overlooked items that you shouldn't leave home without.

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September Gear Guide

Blind bags, backpacks and vests

The September Gear Guide is all about waterfowling bags. The DU E-Newsletter editorial team has selected multiple bags, backpacks and vests for you to examine. Find one that suits your waterfowling style! September 2012 Gear Guide: Blind Bags

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DU Magazine: Guns of DU

A look back at some of the modern classics selected as DU Guns of the Year

DU Magazine You go to a DU banquet to give back to the ducks. But you also get a chance to get a special-edition DU "dinner gun" as part of the deal. Specially decorated and numbered, all DU guns are indeed collector's items, but underneath the fancy embellishments they remain hunting guns too.

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Waterfowl 360 Preview

What's coming this season!

Waterfowl 360 Preview

If you're looking for the ultimate resource for waterfowl hunters, look no further. Featuring hunting tips, waterfowl migration updates, gear and much more, Waterfowl 360 has you covered for the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting season!

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsDU's John Tomke reappointed as chairman of federal conservation, hunting council

John Tomke, former Ducks Unlimited Inc. president and current president of Ducks Unlimited de Mexico, has been reappointed chairman of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC).

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The Bigger Bang Theory

Why DU memberships are the best value in conservation.

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The Spectacular Wood Duck

A photographic tribute to one of the world's most colorful ducks. Photo by Tom Reichner

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Drought and Deluge

We can't control the weather, but conserving wetlands and grasslands on the prairies will help ensure the long-term health of duck populations. Photo by Jim Ringelman

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In this issue
  • DIY Waterfowl Hunts
  • Waterfowl 360 Preview
  • Gear Guide: Blind Bags
  • Guns of DU
  • DU-TV Waterfowling Tip
  • Wood Duck Photo Essay
  • ... and more

Favorite Member Photos

Member Photos Check out our editors' favorite selections from DU's Member Photos of the Day for the month of August.

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Waterfowl 360 2012 Sponsors

Corporate Sponsor Spotlight

Leading companies, corporations and brands recognize Ducks Unlimited as the leader in wetlands conservation and one of the largest and best membership organizations in the world.

DU Partners

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DU-TV Better Waterfowling Tip

Full-Body Decoys

DU-TV Better Waterfowling Tip DU-TV's Wade Bourne explains how to utilize full-body decoys for more realism in your decoy spread.

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Retriever Training

Steadiness on a Stick

Retriever Training Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels explains how he trained Deke, the DU dog, on steadiness by using a pigeon on a stick.

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Waterfowl Recipe

Mixed Grill, by Scott Leysath

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Happy 75th Anniversary Message

Happy 75th Anniversary VideosFormer DU president Bob Marcotte wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

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DU Member Benefit

DU Holiday Cards—33 designs available

DU Holiday CardsOur 2012 collection of Christmas and general holiday cards is ready for you—along with holiday puzzles, ornaments and note card sets.

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