Tips, tactics, recipes, and waterfowl ID quizzes to get you ready for the upcoming waterfowl season
Ducks Unlimited
August 2021

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DU Newsletter: The Fall Prep Issue (August 2021)

Final Stages of Preparation

The last month of summer feels like it lasts an eternity. Waterfowlers anxiously await the first cold fronts of fall, but there's much to do before the season kicks off. There is gear to organize, shotguns to clean, trips to plan, strategies to map out, and the dog days of August are the perfect time to do it. The following content will help you prepare for opening day and whet your appetite for the upcoming season.

Start with improving your Waterfowl ID


First-Chance Geese

Try these specialized tactics for early-season honkers in your area

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Five Tips for Shooting Bluewings

Bag more bluewings this September

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Basic Training

Basic Training

The journey from puppy to finished duck dog begins with teaching the fundamentals and developing five elemental behaviors

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DU Podcast

DU Podcast

Ep. 18: Karl Gunzer, director of the Sporting Dog Group for Purina Pro Plan, joins the show discuss his decades of experience with field trial training and competing

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Understanding Waterfowl

Understanding Waterfowl: Super Broods

Amalgamations of ducklings and goslings can include offspring from two or more females

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DU TV: South Dakota Soil

DU TV co-host Doug Larsen hunts South Dakota and learns about DU's soil health initiatives in the region

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DU Conserve

DU Conserve Season 3

Ducks Unlimited is proud to present its third season of Conserve Films

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DU Adds Top Policy Talent to Government Affairs Team

Julia Peebles is the new agriculture and sustainability manager; Grant McKenzie is the new government affairs coordinator

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Wood Duck Quiz

Wood Duck Quiz

Test your knowledge about one of North America's most popular species

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National Convention

National Convention

Join us for the Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner during DU's 84th National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana!

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Waterfowl Recipe

Waterfowl Cooking Basics

Follow these simple rules to get the most flavor out of wild ducks and geese

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