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Ducks Unlimited
December 2019

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DU Newsletter: Waterfowling Tactics (Dec. 2019)

Are You Prepared?

December, for many duck and goose hunters, is the pinnacle of the waterfowl season. It's the time when all the gear, effort, and planning comes together in the field.


There's no reason not to be prepared to make the most of your hunts. The following tactics may help improve your odds for success on your next outing.

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5 Spreads

Five Spreads for Late-Season Waterfowl

Heat up your winter waterfowling action with these expert decoy strategies

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Motion Decoy Strategies

The right kind of movement in your decoy spread can make all the difference

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Gear Guide

Gear Guide: Can't-Miss Recommendations for Waterfowlers

These selections are sure to put a smile on any duck or goose hunter's face

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DU Podcast

Ducks Unlimited Podcast

Ep. 39: Myth of the Northern Mallard

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Public Land Playbook

Public Land Playbook

Seven tips to help you outsmart ducks—and the competition—on public hunting areas

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The go-to resource for waterfowl hunters during the 2019–2020 season

Youth Hunt

Secrets of a Successful Youth Hunt

Here's how to create an unforgettable hunting experience for beginning waterfowlers

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Protecting the Boreal Forest

This vast, wetland-rich region contains vitally important habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds

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Understanding Waterfowl

Understanding Waterfowl Migration and Winter Distribution

DU's chief scientist discusses the many factors that influence where and when waterfowl migrate

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For the Ducks . . . Bucking the Trend

A message to Team DU

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DU National Convention

Plan to join us in Orlando at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, May 27–30, 2020

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Waterfowl Recipe

New England Waterfowl Stew

This simple recipe is based on a cooking style that has been handed down through centuries

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