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October 2021

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DU Newsletter: October 2021

Early-Season Strategies

Successful duck and goose hunters know that having a solid plan in place before a hunt begins is the best approach. With waterfowl seasons under way in the northern reaches of the United States, there's little time left to prepare. The following articles offer expert advice, tips, tactics, and strategies to help you begin waterfowl season on a positive note.

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Migration Alert

Warm, Dry Conditions Impact Prairie Canada

Migration Alert, Oct. 7, 2021 – Prairie Canada

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DU Project Combatting Mississippi River Flooding

Protecting citizens and wetlands alike

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Public Land Playbook: Minimalist Wood Ducks

Jump-start your season with a simple but challenging hunt for one of America's favorite ducks

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Beating the Crowds

Waterfowling success on public land often requires separating yourself from the camo-clad masses

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Crosswinds: Wood Duck Complex

This beautiful, acrobatic species is the symbol of early fall for many hunters

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American Duck Hunter

Get Ready for Opening Day

Here's your preseason game plan for a successful start to waterfowling's main event

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DU Podcast

DU Podcast

Ep. 13 – Drought Update from the Klamath Basin

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Calling Pointers from the Pros

Several of the world's best callers share their secrets for tolling ducks

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Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content: CZ

The CZ 1012 is a tremendous semi-automatic line of shotguns that use a gas-less inertia operating system. The system's major advantages are that it requires less overall cleaning and maintenance, reduces felt recoil and allows the shotgun to reliably cycle a wider variety of ammo than most gas guns can, without adjustment.

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Data, Drought, and Duck Seasons

With breeding ground surveys canceled and severe drought developing on the prairies, how did waterfowl managers set this year's hunting regulations?

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National Convention

DU 85th National Convention Will Be in New Orleans

Mark your calendars for July
13–16, 2022!

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Waterfowl I.D. Quiz

Waterfowl I.D. Quiz

Test your knowledge about waterfowl migration

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Corporate Partner

Quality products and services backed by the Ducks Unlimited brand

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Waterfowl Recipe

Nachos de Pato

Using ground duck and fresh toppings, you can put your own spin on this popular and versatile dish

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