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Bucket List Ducks & Geese

When and where to find popular waterfowl species

Whether it's a fully plumed northern pintail or once-in-a-lifetime cinnamon teal, many hunters have an interest in pursuing particular waterfowl species. Serious waterfowl collectors often travel great distances to harvest trophy birds. Here are five destinations where hunters have high odds of bagging certain species that may not be abundant close to home.

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Gear Guide

Decoy Roundup

Decoy manufacturers continue to improve the durability and realism of waterfowl decoys. The ability to mix and match species and body styles allows waterfowl hunters to create some of the most lifelike decoy spreads ever. If you're looking to add a few blocks, or start a new decoy spread from scratch, here are a few recommendations.

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20 Public Waterfowling Hotspots

Fantastic waterfowling action can be found on public land across North America. Here are highlights of five destinations for each flyway to help you plan your next hunt.


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Migration HQ

Winter weather slow to arrive

Waterfowl are moving south, but at a trickle, due to mild temperatures in parts of Canada and the northern U.S. At this stage, local migration information is imperative. Find waterfowl migration updates on the DU Migration Map, or subscribe to Migration Alerts in your flyway.

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DU TV Travels to Ontario

This week's DU TV episode features some of the most incredible wood duck action we've ever filmed, plus outstanding Canada goose hunting from Ontario. Also, champion caller Buck Gardner discusses duck calling basics, Jennifer Chandler cooks Duck Quesadillas, and DU CEO Dale Hall explains the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Watch this and other episodes any time at

DU News: Recent Headlines

DU Online Auction

DU Online Auction's featured item for November is the two-piece luggage set featuring an upright rolling duffle bag with telescoping handle and a large companion duffle bag. Each piece is embroidered with a DU logo. The bidding will close on this item at 9:00 pm CST on November 8.

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Waterfowl & the California Drought

Ducks and geese may face severe water and food shortages in the Central Valley this year

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SUNY Chapter Youth

Duck banding program increases membership in the only collegiate chapter in New York State

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In this issue
  • Bucket List Ducks & Geese
  • Gear Guide: Decoy Roundup
  • 20 Public Waterfowling Hotspots
  • Migration Headquarters
  • All-New DU App
  • DU Online Auction
  • ... 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 October.

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Duck Gun

Checking shotgun fit

Phil Bourjaily shows us a simple technique to determine if your shotgun fits correctly.

DU TV Duck Gun with Phil Bourjaily

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Duck Dog

Preventing a creeper

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels shows some techniques for training a dog to stay without "creeping" towards you.

DU TV Duck Dog with Mike Stewart

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

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Waterfowl Recipe

Wild Ducks on the Side

Waterfowl Recipe

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