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Off-season Improvements

Five articles to make you a better waterfowler

There's been ample time to reflect on the 2013-2014 waterfowl season. Now, the focus should be on improving everything about your hunting. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team has compiled five must-read articles to make you a better waterfowl hunter for the 2014-2015 season. Refine your waterfowling skills, from finishing ducks at close range to whipping up impressive wild game dishes for your hunting partners.

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Decoy strategy »  Dog training »
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DU Magazine: Retriever Rehab

Expert tips on how to restore an older dog to top retrieving form

DU Magazine It's not uncommon for older dogs to experience an assortment of physical, psychological, and behavioral changes that suddenly limit their abilities in the field. This can be baffling and frustrating for retriever owners, who often misjudge the causes of such changes and struggle to find ways to get their retrievers back on the right track. What can you do when your seasoned duck dog suddenly changes for the worse?

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April Gear Guide

Retriever Gear: Focus on training

Gear Guide Retriever trainers know that fine-tuning a waterfowling dog is year-round process. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team helps you to begin this year's training sessions with the most recent retriever training gear and tools.

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DU 77th National Convention

Join us in St. Louis, Missouri, from May 28–June 1!

Gather with your DU family in St. Louis, Missouri, as we celebrate the 77th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited at the 2014 National Convention. Get ready for the popular DU convention app, coming soon!

National Convention

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsDU wins innovation award for cutting-edge prairies conservation program

The American Carbon Registry has recognized Ducks Unlimited with an Innovation award for a cutting-edge conservation project in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR).

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Federal Duck Stamp 80th Anniversary

Buying power at its lowest point in stamp's history

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Photo Essay: The Redhead

Encapsulating versatility and beauty

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Living Lakes Initiative

Conserving Minnesota and Iowa's wetlands and shallow lakes

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In this issue
  • Off-season Improvements
  • Retriever Rehab
  • Gear Guide: Retriever Gear
  • DU National Convention
  • Federal Duck Stamp Turns 80
  • ... and more

Favorite Member Photos

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

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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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NSSF Shooting Tip

Three shooting methods

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School breaks down the three main shooting methods and how to incorporate them in the blind.

Shooting Tip

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Retriever Training Tip

Inside, off-season

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains how to reinforce retrieving indoors in the spring and summer.

Retriever Training Tip

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Duck Calling Tip

Purchasing a duck call

RNT Calls founder Butch Richenback provides insight on selecting the correct duck call for your calling style.

Duck Calling Tip

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Waterfowl Recipe

Orange-Rosemary Grilled Duck, by Scott Leysath

Waterfowl Recipe

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