Projects, DU events, and hands-on conservation projects for a busy summer
Ducks Unlimited
June 2021

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DU Newsletter: The Summer Projects Issue (June 2021)

Summer Is Here!

As summer officially begins, cold fall mornings feel a million miles away. Fortunately, those days will be here sooner than you think. In the meantime, there are tons of off-season projects, DU events, and hands-on conservation opportunities to keep you busy this summer. The following is a collection of content to help you prepare for the upcoming season.

Summer Checklist


10 Off-Season Projects for Waterfowlers

Keep your passion for the sport alive year-round with these rewarding activities

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Calling Tips

Short-reed Calling Tips

Three simple ways to master these challenging, yet effective calls

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For the Ducks

For the Ducks... Loyal to the Cause

A message to Team DU

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North Dakota Tourism
Understanding Waterfowl

Understanding Waterfowl: The Adventures of Urban Mallards

Researchers have made some surprising discoveries about the behavior of birds raised in cities and suburbs

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Conservation: Gaining Ground

In the fight to save Louisiana's vanishing coast, DU and its partners are using small-scale river diversions to rebuild crucial habitat

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Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content: Hooray Ranch

Located in the heart of the central flyway, Hooray Ranch offers the best waterfowl hunting in North America. This is a rare opportunity to own a true legacy, an unrivaled outdoor masterpiece crafted by years of management and conservation. If you're pursing the best waterfowl experience available, you owe it to yourself to experience the Hooray Life.

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Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification

The certification can be earned by anyone who is interested in expanding and validating their knowledge of conservation management and ecological principles

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Gary Allan at Duck Jam

Gary Allan Headlines Duck Jam, Launches Album

EMI Nashville recording artist Gary Allan will headline the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Duck Jam with a special concert celebrating the release of his new album, Ruthless, at Texas Motor Speedway on June 26

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DU Expo

Inaugural DUX Expo and Duck Jam set for June 25–27 at Texas Motor Speedway

Family friendly extravaganza features latest in outdoor expertise, equipment and today's hottest rising Country Music stars

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National Convention

National Convention

Join us in New Orleans, September 8–11, 2021, for DU's 84th Annual Convention

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Official DU Proud Partner

Corporate Partner

Quality products and services backed by the Ducks Unlimited brand

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Waterfowl Recipe

Fire It Up!

Where there's smoke, there's great-tasting game meat

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