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Sep 23, 2021

The Canadian Boreal Forest is an important breeding region for many species of ducks, but it is regularly influenced by wildfire and other disturbances. Moriah Tanguay, a master’s student and DU Fellowship winner from the University of Saskatchewan, joins the podcast to discuss how her research is helping answer...


Sep 22, 2021

Mark McBride of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission joins the podcast to introduce us to the diverse waterfowl and habitats of the Sunshine State. A wetland rich landscape, supporting numerous species of ducks and home to nearly 15,000 waterfowl hunters, Florida is not to be overlooked. Mark also...


Sep 21, 2021

DU’s Chief Policy Officer, Zach Hartman, offers an exciting overview of the important role that policy efforts play in helping DU achieve our waterfowl and wetland conservation mission. Despite the many challenges we faced in 2020 and 2021, the year was very successful from a policy perspective, with important wins in...


Sep 17, 2021

Virginia Getz, DU’s director of conservation programs for CA, NV, AZ, and HI, joins the DU Podcast for an in-depth discussion of how drought is impacting the Central Valley of California. Fewer acres of winter-flooded rice and less water for managed wetlands will provide fewer hunting opportunities and likely...


Sep 16, 2021

Katie Burke, manager of the Waterfowling Heritage Center, is back to discuss call collecting and the history of Illinois ducks calls with Ryan Graves. Graves shares his journey of becoming a call collector and how that has evolved into the first-rate collection of duck calls he owns today. He speaks on the importance of...