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DU Announces 'Beards for Conservation' Contest

There's now another all-important reason to grow a duck beard: To support vital conservation efforts through Ducks Unlimited's "Beards for Conservation" program.

October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Federal Duck Stamp

August 22, 2014, marks 80th birthday of landmark conservation icon.

August 22, 2014

Pheasants Forever Releases Nesting Habitat Report

Pheasants Forever has released its Pheasant Nesting Habitat Conditions report.

August 04, 2014

What the Big Waterfowl Survey Numbers Tell Us about This Year’s Duck Season

Can we assume that an estimated eight percent jump in breeding ducks means we'll all see more birds at our blinds come fall?

July 14, 2014

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

Given that the giant subspecies of Canada geese is now found in every U.S. state—often in nuisance-level numbers—it's easily forgotten that the world's largest geese nearly went extinct.

July 11, 2014

DU, NWTF, PF and QF Sign Agreement

Four of our largest wild bird conservation organizations—Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever—have signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" (MOU).

March 14, 2014

Ducks Unlimited Canada: Initial Habitat Report Good to Excellent

Ducks Unlimited Canada has announced that it's initial habitat report suggests a strong breeding season for waterfowl.

February 26, 2014

U.S. Senate Passes 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Feb. 4 to pass the 2014 Farm Bill, which will decide the fate of nearly $1 trillion and how it will be distributed between agriculture, conservation and food aid programs over the next five years.

February 05, 2014

Fur Prices at 30-Year High—Good for Ducks?

Driven by rising demand in China, Korea, and Russia, fur prices are at a 30-year high.

January 12, 2014

Bird Haven Ranch Duck Hunt

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum recently spent some time with Ducks Unlimited and Winchester in Butte City, Calif., duck hunting at the breathtaking Bird Haven Ranch. Here's a first-hand look at what she saw.

January 07, 2014

Oil Spill Silver Lining: Money for Duck Habitat

Things are looking up for the waterfowl impacted by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Find out how the settlement money from Deepwater Horizon will benefit duck habitats.

November 20, 2013

Ducks Unlimited Studying Sea Duck Decline

The curious thing about sea ducks is that there are 15 different kinds—constituting 42-percent of all North American species—and yet we know so little about them. Their habitat, in particular their breeding areas, do not lend themselves to study. And, for similar reasons, their population estimates are not considered as accurate, nor are they available across as large a breadth of years as those of divers and dabblers. Perhaps the limited opportunities to hunt them also plays a role in the lack of research. Far more hunters have access to good mallard hunting, for instance, and hunters' dollars drive a vast amount (if not the majority) of waterfowl research.

June 07, 2012

Five Drakes, Five Different Species

Delta Waterfowl posted a must-see photo to its Facebook page this morning:

February 01, 2012