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Retriever Training Videos

Keep your retriever in shape

As mid-summer heat moves into much of the country, it's easy to relax your retriever's training sessions. Don't let complacency impact your duck dog's ability this waterfowl season. The DU E-News Editorial Team has chosen a compilation of training videos that offer quick, yet engaging tips to keep your dog in mid-season shape all year long.

Using Bird Feathers » Steadiness on a Stick »
The Block » Intro to Dog Blinds »
The Elevated Stand » Training in the Heat »

June Gear Guide

New Waterfowling Guns for 2013

The latest waterfowling firearms feature new options, plus improved functionality for several proven duck guns. Gear Guide

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Habitat Conditions

Spring 2013 in Canada

Spring arrived one to two weeks late in most of Canada, which delayed some migrants. In British Columbia, most wintering ducks have now departed and have been replaced by breeders such as cinnamon and blue-winged teal. Although late to arrive in the Western Boreal Forest, early breeders are taking advantage of good conditions. Conditions are even better in Prairie Region, where the breeding season is in full swing and farmers are behind schedule. In Eastern Canada, record flood events have taken place in Ontario, migration is almost finished in Quebec and peak hatch should occur soon in Atlantic Canada.

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7 Essential Skills for Waterfowlers

All duck and goose hunting know-how begins with these fundamentals

Mastering basic skills is the first step toward success in any endeavor—duck and goose hunting included. It takes some work, but the effort is fun, and the results can be extremely satisfying. The more experience a waterfowler gains, the more proficient he or she will become in this quest. But first you must start with the basics.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsGeorge Dunklin Jr. elected president of Ducks Unlimited

Arkansas rice farmer and lifelong conservationist takes on DU's top volunteer position.

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Photo Essay: Sunrises

A photographic display of the stunning scenery that comes with waterfowl hunting Photo: Ducks Unlimited

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NAWCA Reauthorization

Bipartisan House members introduce NAWCA reauthorization bill Photo: Cameron McGahan

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Boreal Forest

Ten cool Canadian biodiversity hotspots. Photo: Ducks Unlimited

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In this issue
  • Retriever Training Videos
  • Gear Guide: Waterfowling Guns
  • Spring Habitat Conditions
  • New DU president: George Dunklin Jr.
  • NAWCA Reauthorization Bill
  • DU/Bass Pro at the NASCAR track
  • ... 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 May.

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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

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Duck Calling Tip

Listen to the Caller

John Stephens, president of RNT calls, explains why you should listen to the caller, rather than looking for the ducks.

Duck Calling Tips

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Welcome to the Pacific Flyway

Videos from the DU National Convention

Renowned for a rich diversity of waterfowl species and habitat, the Pacific Flyway is one of North America's greatest waterfowl treasures.

Videos from the DU National Convention

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Texas Waterfowling

by R.K. Sawyer

A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowling - R.K. Sawyer In A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting, author R.K. Sawyer uncovers the rich history from roughly the 1870s until the 1970s. A portion of the book proceeds will go toward DU's conservation mission.

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DU Triple Play Memberships

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Waterfowl Recipe

Goose Enchilada Roll-ups, by
DU Member Scott Frey

Waterfowl Recipe

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