Discusses the life cycle of ducks, migration, habitat conditions, potential problems for duck populations, regional hunting, and resource management
Guide to hunting mallards, wood ducks, wigeon, teal, pintails, and other dabbling ducks.
Hunting diving ducks (and sea ducks) is considered by many to be the most challenging form of waterfowling. In most cases, duck hunters must brave big rough water and freezing temperatures in pursuit of hardy, fast-flying birds that can elude even the best wingshooters. Yet the sport continues to draw legions of avid waterfowlers anxious to test their mettle against the elements and the birds. This is the first how-to guide devoted exclusively to hunting diving ducks such as canvasbacks, redheads, and greater and lesser scaup, and sea ducks such as bufflehead, scoters, and eider. Like its companion volume, A Ducks Unlimited Guide to Hunting Dabblers, this new book will prove an invaluable resource for both novice and veteran waterfowlers. No other book has ever offered as much complete and in-depth information on how to hunt these big-water ducks, including: · Methods for hunting divers over decoys in rivers, big lakes, reservoirs, and ocean coastal areas. · Tactics for pass-shooting and hunting in layout boats and shore blinds. · Boats and other specialized equipment needed to pursue diving ducks. · Tactics for hunting early and late in the season. · How to scout and locate the best hunting spots. · And much, much more.
-- Wild Feasts: Game and Fish Cookbook from Ducks Unlimited, Inc. embraces the collective culinary background of more than 200 seasoned gourmands and just plain, proud cooks. These outdoor devotees' favorite recipes have been selected from a field of thousands submitted by sportsmen and women of Ducks Unlimited, North America's leading wetland and wildlife conservation organization. Wild Feasts presents a cornucopia of tantalizing fish and game preparations, from shiitake walleye fillets and pleasant marsala to sour cream dove enchiladas and braised venison shanks. Of course, this fascinating collection is slightly biased toward wild duck and goose recipes, as might be expected, yet also includes zesty chowders, savory soups and sauces, mouth-watering marinades, and delicious complementary desserts and drinks. Cooking techniques cover a wide range of approaches too, from the more elaborate Cajun-style arrangements to simple kabobs and casseroles.
Features color photographs and inspired words that capture the essence of ducks and duck hunting.
History of Ducks Unlimited (Canada) published after 40 years of conservation and habitat development in Canada.
Both practical and theoretical, this book provides the basic principles of soil chemistry, hydrology, wetland ecology, microbiology, vegetation and wildlife as a sound introduction to this innovative technology to treat toxic wastewaters and sludges. The use of wetlands for acid mine drainage, and metals removal in municipal, urban runoff, and industrial systems is discussed. Case histories are also presented, demonstrating specific types of constructed wetlands and applications to municipal wastewater, home sites, coal and non-coal mining, coal-fired electric power plants, chemical and pulp industry, agriculture, landfill leachate, and urban stormwater. Construction and management guidelines are clearly explained, providing information on applicable policies and regulations, siting and construction, and operations and monitoring of constructed wetlands treatment systems. Recent theoretical and empirical results from operating systems and research facilities, including such new applications as nutrient removal from eutrophic lakes and urban stormwater treatment within highway rights-of-way, are included. This book is an ideal resource for wastewater treatment plants, consulting engineers, federal and state regulators, industrial environmental managers, municipalities, environmental health professionals, and ecologists.