Transition into summer with these recipes, tips, and tactics
Ducks Unlimited
June 2020

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DU Newsletter: The Summer Transition Issue (June 2020)

A New Era

Much like ducks and geese on their breeding grounds, there are many ways waterfowl hunters and other conservationists are in a state of transition. As states differ upon phases of reopening, Ducks Unlimited supporters are enjoying many kinds of typical summertime activities. From virtual DU Events, ever-constant conservation efforts, and even the basics of summer retriever training or off-season shotgunning, June 2020 is the time to start preparing for next season. The following are highlights from across the organization and tactics for year-round waterfowlers to maintain a focus on the future.

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Crosswinds: Making Plans

Even in these uncertain times, we can all look forward to a glorious fall

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Online Auctions

Win Great Event Merchandise!

For the first time in its 83-year history, DU is now offering event merchandise online

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DU Podcast

DU Podcast: Off-Season Shotgunning with Phil Bourjaily

DU Magazine shotgunning columnist joins the show to discuss preparations for the season

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Wine Offer

Your Exclusive Wine Offer

A special exclusive offer from Grieve Family Estate & Double Eagle Wines and the Tuck Beckstoffer Estate

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Summer Drills for Retrievers

These training exercises will help you get your dog ready for hunting season

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Habitat Survey Canceled

Agencies Cancel Waterfowl Breeding, Habitat Survey

Officials will use long-term data to predict spring 2020 waterfowl abundance

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DU Films

Conserving Habitat During A Pandemic

Ducks Unlimited staff find creative solutions to keep important water projects on track

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Prairie Research

Research in the Prairies Keeps Flying

Effects of grazing and drones are focus of 2020 studies

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DU Online Auction

DU Online Auction

2 Piece Club Chair Set—Perfect for any outdoor activity, the chairs sport tan and orange fabric with brown trim; the bidding will close on this item at 9:00 pm CST on June 9

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Five Small Bites for Summer

The Sporting Chef offers five of his favorite waterfowl appetizers

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