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Ducks Unlimited Podcast is a constant discussion of all things waterfowl. From in-depth hunting tips and tactics, to waterfowl biology, research, science, and habitat updates. The DU Podcast is the go-to resource for waterfowlers and conservationists. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetland…

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    • Nov 28, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 533 EPISODES

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    The Ducks Unlimited Podcast is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in conservation and duck hunting. Hosted by experts in the field, this podcast provides informative and fun discussions about all things hunting and conservation related. The hosts cover a wide range of topics, from how your DU dollars are being used to projects and tips for successful hunting. It is refreshing to find a podcast that focuses specifically on waterfowl hunting and provides valuable information for both beginners and experienced hunters.

    One of the best aspects of The Ducks Unlimited Podcast is the wealth of knowledge shared by the hosts. Whether you are interested in learning about wetlands and vegetation for ducks to eat or want to understand how managers encourage the growth of particular plants, this podcast covers it all. The conversations are well-researched and provide insights into various facets of waterfowl hunting and conservation. Additionally, the hosts do an excellent job of engaging listeners with their enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter.

    While there are many positives to The Ducks Unlimited Podcast, one aspect that could be improved upon is the frequency of episodes on certain topics. For example, more episodes about wetlands and vegetation for ducks could be beneficial as they can provide valuable insights into habitat management for hunters. Additionally, it would be great to have more discussions about specific hunting tips to help listeners improve their skills in the field.

    In conclusion, The Ducks Unlimited Podcast is an informative and enjoyable podcast that caters to those interested in conservation and duck hunting. With its wealth of knowledge, engaging hosts, and diverse range of topics covered, this podcast is a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced hunters alike. While there may be room for improvement in terms of episode frequency on certain topics, overall, this podcast is well worth your time if you are passionate about waterfowl hunting and conservation.

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    Latest episodes from Ducks Unlimited Podcast

    Ep. 530 – From Challenger to Champion: Mike Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 52:46

    Ep. 529 – Thanksgiving Narrative: "Duck Blind Intervention"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2023 21:21

    Our Thanksgiving show, plucked from the DU Magazine archives (Nov/Dec 2007), is a humorous story about the idiosyncrasies of waterfowl hunters. "Duck Blind Intervention" written by Doug Larson and narrated by Tom

    Ep. 528 – Texas Habitat and Hunting Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 30:46

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Kevin Kraai, waterfowl program leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to talk about habitat in across the state of Texas. With Texas covering such a vast area, and featuring so many types of waterfowl habitat, Kraai explains that there is good habitat is some areas, but many of the traditional hunting areas are still waiting on rain. Hear more about a wrap up on teal season, and expectations for improved habitat as the season progresses.

    Ep. 527 – Monthly Roundup: Weather Changes, Avian Flu, duckDNA, and Dogs of Chernobyl

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 47:30

    Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher discuss updates from across the world of waterfowl. Reports are emerging of minor avian flu outbreaks across the US. What do you need to know? How have recent weather patterns influenced migration and hunting. What's behind above average duck counts in Missouri and record lows in Louisiana? Get the latest update on duckDNA, and learn about new science on the dogs of Chernobyl. Lastly, we dispel myths about HIP certification and harvest

    Ep. 526 – Exploring the World of Fine Sporting Arms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 61:37

    In this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke is joined by Wes Dillon, an independent consultant for the firearms industry, and Josh Loewensteiner, Fine Arms Division Head with Guyette and Deeter. They discuss the G&D Fine Sporting Arms Auction and the enthusiasm in the market for high-quality sporting guns. Wes and Josh share their background growing up in a hunting and outdoor environment and joining the Fire Arms industry. Wes shares the story of when the legendary gun, Bo Whoop was found and auctioned. The trio also discuss some interesting parts of American fire arms history.

    Ep. 525 – Great Lakes Hunting and Habitat Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 21:53

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Jay Anglin, WF360 Great Lakes migration editor, and the two discuss current conditions across the Great Lakes Region. Anglin, who keeps a keen eye on the migration in the region went into detail about Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin, while touching on other Great Lakes states. Warmer temperatures have the puddle duck migration stalled out, but Anglin has heard of many hunters overcoming this and having success. For more details, download and

    Ep. 524 – OnX and Ducks Unlimited: A New Partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 26:53

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Tim Fehringer, national director of event fundraising for DU, and Lake Pickle, social marketing director for OnX, and the trio discuss the new Ducks Unlimited layer built within the OnX app. Fehringer explains how the relationship between the two companies began and shares what the new layer will offer users. Pickle goes into detail about the benefits of OnX for waterfowl hunters and some of the new features for this year.

    Ep. 523 – Hierarchy of Waterfowl from a Culinary Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2023 35:27

    Which ducks or geese do you prefer as table fare? Some hunters prefer certain species over others, yet Scott Leysath, Ducks Unlimited magazine cooking columnist explains why hunters should approach every species the same way in the kitchen. Host Chris Jennings and Leysath share some personal experiences with different species of waterfowl as they discuss the best, and worst ways to cook ducks and

    Ep. 522 – Uncovering Haunting Tales: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins; feat. Expanded Perspectives Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2023 74:29

    Do strange and spooky things happen while hunting?  In this Halloween special episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher are joined by Kyle Philson and Cam Hale from the Expanded Perspectives Podcast. This episode explores a few spooky hunting destinations, bizarre stories and some of the folklore associated with them. The hosts talk about these locations, share their reactions, and Dr. Mike takes on the role of debunking and searching for facts. Get ready to have some fun and be spooked by stories of ghosts, ghouls, and more!Make sure you also check out the Expanded Perspectives podcast here…

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    Ep. 521 – Iconic Winchester Ammunition Joins DU Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2023 36:28

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Jake Wallace, marketing brand and content coordinator for Winchester Ammunition, and the two discuss the iconic “Big Red W” and all-things Winchester Ammunition. Wallace shares his interesting background as a competitive shooter before joining Winchester. Wallace goes into detail about several new loads for waterfowlers launched in the last couple of

    Ep. 520 – Winter Strikes Prairie Canada, Ducks and Geese on the Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2023 27:40

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Dr. Scott Stephens, Director of Conservation Strategy and Support for Ducks Unlimited Canada, to discuss this week's massive cold front that hit Prairie Canada, potentially kicking off a massive migration out of the region. Stephens explains that some areas received upwards of five to six inches of snow and freezing temperatures that will stick around. While not all ducks and geese will move south by the weekend, Stephens feels that within a week, that may be the

    Ep. 520 – El Nino, Winter Forecast, and FowlWeather with Dr. Mike Schummer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2023 45:03

    Dr. Mike Schummer, Roosevelt Waterfowl Ecologist at SUNY ESF, joins host Dr. Mike Brasher to discuss an incoming winter storm, how it will influence duck migration, and the implications of Siberian snow cover and a moderate El Nino for winter weather forecasts across eastern North America. Dr. Schummer also shares insights from early-season duck hunts in New York, an exciting update on his new podcast project, The FowlWeather Podcast, and common ground for

    Ep. 519 – Waterfowl Recipes: International Flavors

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2023 40:36

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Scott Leysath, Ducks Unlimited magazine cooking columnist, to discuss a variety of unique waterfowl recipes. Leysath's feature from the July/Aug issue – International Flavors – offers some excellent opportunities to expand your culinary expertise. He dives into each of the six recipes and explains why he chose these specific recipes for this

    Ep. 518 – Discovering the Easton Waterfowl Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2023 37:31

    In this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke interviews Lyndee Zeller, the festival director for the Easton Waterfowl Festival. They discuss what makes the Easton Waterfowl Festival unique compared to other festivals of its kind. Zeller highlights the small-town charm and rich heritage of the Eastern Shore, bringing together the traditions of watermen, culture, and sporting. The festival, which has been running for 52 years, stays true to its conservation mission while showcasing Eastern Shore art, food, and sporting activities. Listeners get a taste of the area's delicacies such as oysters and crabs, as well as enjoy calling contests, decoys, antiques, and

    Ep. 516 – Interview with Cooper Rossner: Contemporary Decoys and Carving Mentors

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2023 57:31

    In this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke interviews Cooper Rossner from Guyette and Deeter. Cooper shares his journey from teaching high school to becoming a decoy carver and working with Guyette and Deeter. Cooper shares the impact that decoy carving  mentors like Jamie Hand and George Strunk have had on his career. He also gives us the ins and outs of Guyette and Deeter's Weekly Online

    Ep. 515 – Pro Tips for Traveling with Your Firearm

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2023 32:12

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Phil Bourjaily, Ducks Unlimited magazine shotgunning columnist, to discuss traveling with a firearm. Bourjaily, no stranger to traveling around the world with a shotgun, offers some helpful tips to keep you on schedule for your next adventure. The pair talk about cases, extra guns, and several experiences they've had when traveling for a shoot or a waterfowl hunt.

    Ep. 514 – Innovative Growth in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2023 75:46

    Mike Sertle, manager of conservation programs, and Sara Burns, water program specialist, join Dr. Mike Brasher to share the exciting story of how DU is growing conservation through innovative partnerships around the many benefits of wetlands and waterfowl habitat. From water quality to flood water retention and coastal resiliency, DU's new work in Sustainability and Nature-based Solutions is attracting more partners, funding sources, and ideas to our waterfowl and wetlands conservation