A collection of articles to help you prepare for opening day
Ducks Unlimited
August 2020

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DU Newsletter: The Countdown to Fall (Aug. 2020)

Summer's final month is here, and waterfowlers will begin to pay closer attention to local marshes and fields. If you haven't knocked the dust off the decoys, shotguns, and prepped your retriever, time is running out. The following will help you shift your mindset from summer fun to preparing for the fall flight.

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Crosswinds: Turn the Page

The author's end of summer isn't based on the calendar

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My Blind Bag Checklist

My Blind Bag Checklist

Keep a tally of essential items to avoid falling short in the field

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Gun Dog

Fueling the Fire

A proper diet and feeding regimen will help gundogs reach their full potential in the field

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Gear Guide

Gear Guide: Gear to Get You Started

New and innovative products for the upcoming season

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Off-Season Scouting

Now's the time to locate good hunting areas for next season

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DU Podcast

DU Podcast: U.S. Prairies Habitat Update

Johann Walker, director of operations Great Plains Region, provides an update on current habitat conditions throughout the U.S. Prairies

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DU TV: Creole Carver

Decoy carver Cal Kingsmill shares his love of waterfowling and its traditions on a great hunt near New Orleans, Louisiana

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DU Podcast

DU Podcast, Ep. 28: HIP Certification 101

Refresher on the Harvest Information Program and its importance

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Great American Outdoors Act

President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act

Bill to fund LWCF, address maintenance backlog, becomes law

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Canvas Zippered Tote Bag; bidding will close on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 9:00 PM CDT

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Waterfowl Recipe

Family Feast

The old-fashioned family dinner is enjoying a renaissance, so gather your clan around the table with wild-game recipes that are perfect for sharing

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