View this email as a web page.

Snow Goose Hunting 101

A 6-article crash course for light geese

Following the close of the 2012-2013 regular waterfowl season, avid hunters switch gears and look southward as the spring light goose migration begins. The Light Goose Conservation Order is another opportunity to chase waterfowl, yet, these decoy-wary geese can be difficult to hunt. This six-article crash course in snow goose hunting may help you bag a few birds during the 2013 Light Goose Conservation Order.

14 Tips for Snow Geese » | Step-by-Step Goose Hunting »  
10 Decoy Tips for Light Geese »
 | White Goose Wizards »
Light Goose Recipes » | Northern Lights »

February Gear Guide

Light goose gear

The Light Goose Conservation Order is just beginning, and there's a whole new assortment of gear for these difficult birds. Choosing from a pile of possible gear selections, we've narrowed it down to a few items that may improve your light goose hunting season. Gear Guide

Find your gear »

DU Magazine: A Brush with Greatness

David Maass captures his fourth DU Artist of the Year honor

A wildlife painter by trade and a duck hunter at heart, David Maass has made a waterfowl-hunting pilgrimage to Manitoba's Delta Marsh during each of the past 35 years. Maass has done plenty right in a heralded artistic career spanning more than 50 years. Last fall, he was named the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. His winning painting, Pitching into Cypress, which features mallards arriving at a cypress flat, ranks as yet another classic in a portfolio abundant with honors.

Read more »

DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsUSA Rice Federation, Ducks Unlimited form historic partnership

A groundbreaking new partnership between the USA Rice Federation (USA Rice) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) was forged recently to serve as a model of cooperation and communication between a farm group and a conservation organization.

Read more »

More Headlines

Ding Darling's Legacy

DVD chronicles the life and times of Ding Darling, the Pulitzer Prize-winning hunter and conservationist.

View video »

Congrats to DU-TV!

DU-TV tied with Pheasants Forever's "The Flush" for top honors in the "Best Bird Hunting" category in the Outdoor Channel's 13th Golden Moose Awards, which recognizes the finest shows on outdoor television.

Read more »  

Spring Migration: The Moveable Feast

During spring migration, waterfowl need an abundance of food to return to the breeding grounds in good condition. Photo: Kim Taylor

View slideshow »  

In this issue
  • Snow Goose Hunting 101
  • Gear Guide: Light Goose Gear
  • DU ConnectionPlus Toolbar
  • DU-TV wins Golden Moose Award
  • Ding Darling's Legacy
  • ... and more

DU Triple Play Membership

DU ConnectionPlus Toolbar

Support DU while you shop!

ConnectionPlus Toolbar

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a DU Life Sponsor and ConnectionPlus user, explains how to shop online and help DU at the same time.

Learn more »

Favorite Member Photos

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

View slideshow »

Corporate Partner 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

See all of our partners »

Duck Calling Tip

Learn slow

Duck Calling Tips Butch Richenback, founder of RNT Calls, takes you step-by-step through learning to call ducks. Learning slow, and piecing individual segments together will allow you to learn to be a better caller.

View tip »

Retriever Training

What not to do

Retriever Training Eleven things to avoid while training your retriever, such as chasing a pup with an object in his mouth.

View tips »

Waterfowl Recipe

Garlicky Duck Skewers, by Scott Leysath

Waterfowl Recipe

Get the full recipe »

To ensure delivery of this newsletter to your inbox and to enable images to load in future mailings, please add to your email address book or safe senders list.

Newsletter Editor: Chris Jennings
Director, Internet Services: Anthony Jones
Newsletter Advertising: Beth Bryan
Newsletter Designer: Jenifer Barron Yates

Mission: Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Our vision is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.


Waterfowl 360 Ducks Unlimited Discover Card Remington Beretta Realtree Gore-Tex RAM Federal