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4 Ridiculously Smart Decoy Strategies

Try these unconventional spreads for decoy-shy ducks

If ducks and geese in your area have learned to recognize traditional decoy spread configurations, it's time to leave complacency behind and invent a new decoy strategy. The following decoy spreads were devised by savvy waterfowl hunters to create a unique look in specific habitats to appeal to even the wariest birds.

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Holiday Gear Guide

Waterfowler's Wishlist

Shopping for a waterfowl hunter or conservationist this holiday season is now easier than ever. This year's Waterfowler's Wishlist is a combination of DU-branded gear and items specifically chosen to fit the needs of duck or goose hunters.

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Ducks Unlimited TV

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Episode

Now you can watch every episode from the 2015 season of DU TV on your television, computer, or mobile device. So you'll never have to miss an episode again. DU TV airs four times a week on the Pursuit Channel: Mondays at 1:00 am, Tuesdays at 8:30 am, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, and Saturdays at 8:30 pm (all times Eastern). Or catch any episode online at


Migration HQ

Winter weather making its way across North America

Winter weather is slowly working its way across the northern reaches of each flyway. Notably, the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi Flyways are seeing a decent push of ducks and geese, while the Atlantic Flyway continues to wait for the weather to kick start the migration. The DU Migration Headquarters is buzzing with real-time information, offering local, regional, and continental perspectives on hunting and habitat which is valuable to waterfowlers.

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Geese on a Budget

Here's how to bag more honkers without breaking the bank

You see them on outdoor TV shows—goose guides driving monster pickup trucks and pulling decal-covered trailers loaded with full-body decoys, ATVs, portable blinds, flags, and other gear. All that equipment is useful, to be sure. But make no mistake: the average hunter doesn't need to haul around a ton of gear to score big on geese. Here's expert advice on how to experience quality goose hunting without shooting holes in your budget.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU Online Auction

The featured item for December is a set of four 16-ounce pilsner glasses etched with the DU logo, housed in a custom-fit bamboo box inlaid with a DU logo medallion. The bidding on this item will close at 9:00 p.m. CST on December 7.

Start bidding today!  

An Amazing Journey

California waterfowler bags pintail banded in Japan

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Tracking the Mallard Migration

Research has provided a wealth of new information about mallard movements and habitat preferences
Photo: Gary Kramer

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In this issue
  • 4 Ridiculously Smart Decoy Strategies
  • Gear Guide: Waterfowler's Wishlist
  • Geese on a Budget
  • All-New DU App
  • Mossy Oak named DU Corporate Partner
  • ... and more

Rescue Our Wetlands

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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 November.

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Duck Tactics

Cleaning and transporting geese

Tyson Tabler of Feathered Fowl Outfitters explains how to properly clean your birds and transport them legally from Canada to the United States.

DU TV Duck Tactics with Tyson Tabler

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Duck Dog

Hiding your dog

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels shares tips on how to hide your retriever effectively.

DU TV Duck Dog with Mike Stewart

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

Purina Pro Plan: Watch for signs of limber tail after a hard day in the marshes

DU Partners

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DU Member Benefit

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Waterfowl Recipe

5 Delicious Duck Camp Recipes

Waterfowl Recipe

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