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Ep. 580 – Can Ducks Drink Salt Water?

Freshwater is a basic requirement of all birds, but it can be in short supply during extreme drought and in marine environments. In these situations, how do birds cope...

Ep. 579 – Rain on the Prairies, But Was it Enough?

Reports of recent rain in the Dakotas and Canadian Prairies have stirred optimism among duck hunters already looking forward to the fall. How much rain fell, was it en...

Ep. 578 – Improve Your Canada Goose Calling

Host Chris Jennings is joined by Kelley Powers and Brook Richard with Higdon Outdoors, MOMarsh, and Power Calls and the trio talk Canada goose calling. Powers, three-t...

Ep. 577 – Decoy Carving: A Family Tradition

This episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast features Mike Valley, a decoy carver, hunter, and commercial fisherman. Host Katie Burke delves into Mike's family history ...

Ep. 576 – Calling White-Fronted Geese

Host Chris Jennings is joined by Kelley Powers and Brook Richard with Higdon Outdoors, MOMarsh, and Power Calls to discuss calling whitefronts. Richard grew up hunting...

Ep. 575 – Bringing Respect Back to Snow Geese

“Sky carp” and “Saving the Tundra” are phrases that have become commonplace in the vernacular of light goose hunters across North America. Although born from well-inte...

Ep. 574 – Texas Ends their Use of the Light Goose Conservation Order

Beginning in spring 2025, for the first time in over 25 years, light geese wintering in Texas will find it a quieter and more welcoming place. That is because in April...

Ep. 573 – Help! A Mallard is Nesting in My Flowers!! What Should I Do?

Spring is a time for waterfowl nesting, and it’s also a time when our feathered friends venture into our neighborhoods and back yards looking for a safe place to lay e...

Ep. 572 – How to Become a Better Duck Caller

Host Chris Jennings is joined by Kelley Powers and Brook Richard with Higdon Outdoors, MOMarsh, and Power Calls to break the ice on how to become a better duck caller....

Ep. 571 – Derek Wolfe: The Intersection of Sports and Hunting

On this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, Derek Wolf, shares his background growing up in Northeast Ohio and his intro...

Ep. 570 – What is a Duck Hunting Property Manager Doing this Time of Year? Find Out

Host Chris Jennings is joined by Rusty Creasey, manager of the Coca Cola Woods in Arkansas, for a discussion about the off season. First, the two discuss the highs and...

Ep. 569 – Wisconsin Decoys with Collector John Fandrey

On this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke interviews John Fandrey, a Wisconsin decoy collector. John shares his introduction to the outdoors as ...

Ep. 568 – Discussion Topics for Duck Hunters this Spring

Host Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher sit down and discuss the hot topics of discussion for duck and goose hunters this spring. It may be turkey season, but avid du...

Ep. 567 – Light Goose Conservation Order Wrap Up

Host Chris Jennings is joined by Jay Anglin, Great Lakes Region Migration Editor for ducks.org to talk about the pace of the light goose migration in 2024. Anglin brin...

Ep. 566 – Why are Scientists Banding Scaup, Canvasbacks, and Redheads on Pool 19?

Lesser scaup are one of several duck species in North America that have experienced long-term population declines, and despite decades of research, the exact cause of ...

Ep. 565 – Prairie Conditions, the Specter of Restrictive Seasons, and a Commitment to Conservation

Dr. Johann Walker, DU’s director of operations for the Great Plains region, joins Dr. Mike Brasher for a mid-March update on the status of drought in the prairies and ...

Ep. 564 – Dedication to a Place – 130 Years of Waterfowl and Wildlife Science in the Illinois River Valley

The Forbes Biological Station in Havanna, Illinois, is North American’s oldest inland wildlife research station. Over its 130-year history, it has become one of our gr...

Ep. 563 – Exploring the Illinois River Decoy Legacy with Dave Kneebone

On this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke continues a series in collaboration with the North American Decoy Collectors Association. The guest, D...

Ep. 562 – Trust In Food and DU Partner to Deliver Sustainable Ag and Ranching Practices

America’s farmers and ranchers feed and clothe our families and steward our lands. More than ever, they are among DU’s strongest partners in accelerating the pace and ...

Ep. 561 – Field Trials or Hunting Dog… Do you have to choose?

Shawn Stahl, producer for RNT-V and Purina Pro Plan Ambassador, joins host Chris Jennings to talk about Stahl’s Labrador retriever, Karl. Stahl’s retriever travels the...

Ep. 560 – Josh Brewer, Master Decoy Carver

On the episode of the Ducks Unlimited Podcast, Katie Burke interviews decoy carver, Josh Brewer. Brewer describes his unique journey in the profession from carving and...

Ep. 559 – Improve Your Hunting Content on Social Media

Host Chris Jennings is joined by Matt Harrison, communications specialist for Ducks Unlimited, to discuss improving your social media content. Harrison formerly worked...

Ep. 558 – Adventures on the High Seas with Polar Expeditionist and Ornithological Badass, Dr. Sarah Gutowsky

First-time guest and recent DU Canada postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Sarah Gutowsky, joins Dr. Mike Brasher for a trip around the world studying birds, leading polar exp...

Ep. 557 – Uncovering Flushing Dogs with National Champion English Cocker Trainer Jordan Horak

On this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host John Gordon interviews English Cocker Spaniel specialist Jordan Horak. He shares insights into the these dynamic l...

Ep. 556 – "One of the Worst Hunting Seasons in Memory”—The 2023–24 Season in Review

Well, here it is— a look back on what has been referred to as “one of the worst hunting seasons in memory.” Co-hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher are joined by ...

Ep. 555 – Eastern Shore Hunting and Decoy Carving with Greyson Chesser

In this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke visits Grayson Chesser's decoy shop in Virginia. Grayson, a decoy carver and hunting guide, shares his...

Ep. 554 – Monthly Roundup – Season’s End, Duck Science, Snakes in the Pit, and Upcoming Projects

A hard freeze followed by rapid warm up and widespread rain made for an interesting and somewhat productive end to the 2023-24 hunting season. Chris Jennings, Katie Bu...

Ep. 553 – Exploring the World of Sporting Dogs: Training, Nutrition, and Longevity

In this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host John Gordon sits down with Ray Voigt, former professional retriever trainer and current Purina senior specialist, ...

Ep. 552 – Young Ducks Team up with an Old Dawg for Ring-necks and Conservation

Dr. Mike Brasher recently joined the crew from Campus Waterfowl for an opportunity to reconnect with his roots, as he shared a soggy morning in the cypress swamp with ...

Ep. 551 – Migration Alert: Light Goose Spring Migration Kicks Into OVERDRIVE

In this episode, host Chris Jennings talks with Jay Anglin about the rapid movement of geese in the Mid-South and Northwest regions. They highlight the unpredictabilit...