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5 Go-To Spreads for Late Season

Here's how to increase the drawing power of your decoys by mixing in multiple species

Many waterfowlers strive to harvest a mixed bag. But how should you set up to hunt ducks and geese over the same spread? What about puddle ducks and divers? The experts have the answers. Following are five combination spreads devised by veteran waterfowlers to help you diversify your harvest and bag more birds by season's end.

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DU Remembers Wade Bourne

Members, volunteers, and staff of Ducks Unlimited are remembering the life of Wade Bourne

A native of Clarksville, Tenn., Wade passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 15. He was 69 years old. Wade has long been familiar to Ducks Unlimited members and sportsmen across the continent, having described himself as being "eaten-up" with duck and goose hunting for half a century.

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DU Migration Map

Waterfowl migration in full swing

Another Arctic blast of air is pushing south and forcing waterfowl to find more suitable habitat. Several northern states' duck seasons have ended, but the hunting in mid-latitude and southern states is just warming up. Accessing real-time information is more important now than ever. Find and submit reports from your area today.

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January Gear Guide

Gear for the Late Season

Waterfowlers are nearing the end of the regular duck season, but it's not over yet. Late-season hunting comes with extreme conditions and fantastic rewards. This collection of gear will help finish the 2016-2017 duck season on a high note and prepare you for next year.

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Photo Contest

Here's your chance to have an image published in DU magazine

Have you taken a great photo of a favorite hunting partner, your retriever in action, or waterfowl in their natural habitat? We will be accepting entries for the 2017 DU Magazine Photo Contest until January 31. As in past years, the DU magazine staff will judge entries in three categories: waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, and retrievers. The winner and runner-up in each category, as well as an overall winner and runner-up, will have their photos published in the May/June 2017 issue of Ducks Unlimited.

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Waterfowl 360

The ultimate resource for waterfowlers

Waterfowl 360, the ultimate resource for duck hunters, is in full swing and runs until January 31! WF360 is the go-to website for all things waterfowl hunting. Find tips, tactics, migration information, videos, and more.

Keep up with and participate in all the latest action this season at!

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  • 5 Go-To Late-Season Spreads
  • Gear Guide: Late-Season Gear
  • DU Remembers Wade Bourne
  • DU Magazine Photo Contest
  • ... and more
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