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4 Prairie Waterfowling Hotspots

Plan your next waterfowling adventure

The Prairie Pothole Region encompasses five U.S. states, three Canadian Provinces and supports 50 to 70 percent of North America's waterfowl population during the breeding season. If you are looking for an early-season hunting destination, this is where the adventure begins. The following four cities serve as jumping-off points for top-notch freelance waterfowling trips. Find out when, where, and how to meet the migration this fall.

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Gear Guide

Duck and Goose Call Roundup

Duck and goose calls are a combination of folk art and musical instruments, and are among the most important tools for avid waterfowl hunters. Each call is designed a little bit different from the next, and the call maker, or call tuner, adds his unique touch. The 2015 Duck and Goose Call Roundup contains a variety of species and unique body styles from big-name call makers to small family shops across America. Find your next call here.

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Kayaking for Waterfowl

These sleek little boats can get you into places that are inaccessible to other hunters

Here's a plan for waterfowling success: Go where other hunters can't go, and find birds that other hunters can't hunt. What better craft than a kayak to help you put this plan into action? Kayaks are lightweight, portable, stable, and maneuverable, which makes them ideal for paddling into marshes, potholes, swamps, and other remote waters where ducks abound and competition for them is scarce.

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DU Films: Freelancing

For those of us who have fallen in love with wetlands and waterfowl, duck calls and retrievers, decoys and shotguns, Ducks Unlimited has created a new film series that captures the essence of what it means to be a waterfowler.

The latest installment, "Freelancing," features hunter and photographer Doug Steinke, who shares unforgettable waterfowling images from his home state of Nebraska.

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Rescue Our Wetlands

DU's bold new campaign seeks to raise at least $2 billion for wetlands and waterfowl conservation in North America

Ducks Unlimited has a bold vision—wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. Making this vision a reality is the goal of the new Rescue Our Wetlands campaign, which focuses on five key priorities that are vital to the future of wetlands and waterfowl. Rarely have DU supporters had the opportunity to make a larger, more lasting impact at such a crucial moment in history.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsDU CEO Dale Hall comments on California drought legislation

Last week, California Senators Feinstein and Boxer introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act as a way to mitigate the devastating effects of the drought crippling California. DU CEO Dale Hall released a statement regarding the legislation.

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More Headlines

Score on Tax Incentives

Senate addresses expired tax provisions for conservation

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DU in D.C.

DU shines in Wildlife Expo on Capitol Hill

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Chapter Spotlight

Teen launches Montana's first DU Varsity chapter

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In this issue
  • 4 Prairie Waterfowling Hotspots
  • Rescue Our Wetlands Campaign
  • Gear: Duck & Goose Call Roundup
  • DU TV: Duck Dog & Duck Gun
  • Kayaking for Waterfowl
  • Favorite DU Member Photos
  • ... 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 July.

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DU TV: Duck Gun

Gun repairs in the field

Phil Bourjaily, shotgun columnist for DU magazine, explains a few essential tools you should have with you to make minor gun repairs in the field.

DU TV Duck Gun Tip with Phil Bourjaily

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DU TV: Duck Dog

Nutrition equals performance

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains how the right nutrition, such as that provided by Purina Pro Plan, can help make your retriever a champion.

DU TV Duck Dog Tip

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

DU Partners

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Waterfowl Recipe

Honey Barbecue Duck Legs

Waterfowl Recipe

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