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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 waterfowl hunters and conservationists. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands conservation.
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Sanctuary…it is perhaps the most controversial and poorly understood aspect of habitat management for wintering waterfowl, yet potentially most important. In Part 2 of our discussion with Dr. Nick Masto and Dr. Abby Blake-Bradshaw, we dig deeper into their study of wintering mallards in western Tennessee, with a focus on the relationship between du…
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A research idea, born in a duck blind, matures into a $2 million cutting-edge study, is funded heavily by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency through dollars collected from hunters and shooters, and sets out to answer dozens of questions about the wintering ecology of mallards in the Mid-South. In this episode…
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On this episode of the Ducks Unlimited podcast, host Katie Burke chats with Bruce Lowe, a collector of Louisiana and teal decoys. They delve into Bruce’s introduction to hunting and the outdoors, sharing how he got started waterfowl hunting. Bruce also shares how he got into collection and why both Louisiana and teal decoys are important to him. Tu…
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Jeff & Andy deliver useless facts, myths, forgotten stories and weird truths in the episodes to follow in this series. This episode, they guess top selling beverages and they discuss the phenomenon of the Angel’s Glow from the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War. This series is presented to you by the great folks over at Mallard Bay. Wheneve…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Ashur Tolliver from Dive Bomb Industries. Ashur has been there from the very beginning with Dive Bomb and he has facilitated in the massive growth of Dive Bomb Industries. The guys discuss the expansion of the company and how his role has grown within it, staying up with the market, and coming full circle …
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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, can they drink salt water, and how might it affect their health? Dr. Sarah Gutowsky, quantitative wildlife biologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, joins Dr. Mike Brash…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by YouTube personality and owner of Sandhill Flyway in Kansas, Bobby Guy. Bobby started his waterfowl centered YouTube channel and grew his following too over 250,000 subscribers before starting his own hunting outfit that specializes in chasing ducks and geese in Kansas. The guys discuss transitioning from Y…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by one of Texas top deer hunters, Wade Montgomery. Wade comes from emerging whitetail mecca of Shackleford county, in Texas, where the deer grow large and he has cultivated and cared for some of the biggest free range whitetail’s in the state of Texas. The guys talk about many topics, including, what makes hi…
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Jeff & Andy deliver useless facts, myths, forgotten stories and weird truths in the episodes to follow in this series. This episode, they discuss which states rank the highest and lowest in terms of Christianity, wedding costs, and how climate determined the width of our noses. This series is presented to you by the great folks over at Mallard Bay.…
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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 enough to fill wetlands, and did it arrive in time to benefit breeding ducks? Long-time guest Dr. Scott Stephens joins Dr. Mike Brasher and Katie Burke for a mid-May update on habitat c…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Carter Oliver & Dylan Farrell from Chene Gear. Chene Gear is one of fastest rising brands in the waterfowl world, delivering outstanding garments for waterfowl hunters and standing behind their products with top notch customer service. The guys discuss what new products are coming from Chene Gear for this …
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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-time World Goose Calling Champion, among other titles, brings a whole new level of calling capabilities to the DU Podcast. He provides an easy step-by-step guide to improve your capabi…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by one of the greatest baseball coaches in the history of Texas high school baseball, Terry Wolf. Terry was an Athletic Director and head football and head baseball coach for over 40 years, and he is a 2020 inductee of the Texas High School Baseball Hall of Fame. He retired with a record of 144 wins and 37 lo…
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Jeff & Andy deliver useless facts, myths, forgotten stories and weird truths in the episodes to follow in this series. This episode, they look at the percentage of lefties that make up the world, why zebras have stripes, and the extraordinary tax on a bottle of bourbon. This series is presented to you by the great folks over at Mallard Bay. Wheneve…
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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 of carving, with his grandfather carving decoys during the Depression and his father continuing the tradition in the 50s until his recent passing. Mike shares insights into the rich c…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by ship captain, John Dunaway. The guys discuss the Paloma Blanco dove hunt that John and his crew put on every year on the Mexican border. John shares stories of piracy from his time on the open seas, then, the guys get John’s take to shed light on the Francis Key Scott Bridge conspiracy, and John gives valu…
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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 and guiding “specklebellies” in south Louisiana and has followed them north as their main wintering landscapes have shifted. He has called in competitions and is eager to teach other…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by longtime friend and mentor, Steve Barber. Steve has been coming to The Big Honker Lodge for close to 30 years and he was one of Ron’s closest friends until he passed away. The guys discuss the magic and charm of Ron Stanfield, growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, losing a brother in Vietnam, getting older, and…
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Jeff & Andy deliver useless facts, myths, forgotten stories, lesser known history lessons, and weird truths in the episodes to follow in this series. This episode, Jeff lists the most profitable movies of all time and finds the common theme among them. Then, Andy shares a lesson about the "Proposed" 13th Amendment from the Civil War. This series is…
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“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-intentioned conversations around once-hyperabundant light geese and the Light Goose Conservation Order, waterfowl managers consider these derogatory phrases undeserved and unfortunate. On…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Erik and Lesli Price. Erik has amassed over half a million followers on TikTok, the couple share their journey on social media and the rise in popularity on TikTok. They discuss the TikTok ban, Erik’s career in the oilfield and struggle to get to where they are today, beans in chili, flat earth and space c…
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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 2024, Texas became the first state to officially end their use of the Federally allowed Light Goose Conservation Order. On this episode, Kevin Kraai, Texas Parks and Wildlife Departm…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Texas outdoor and photography legend, Wyman Meinzer. He is an author and the only person to hold the title as the Official Photographer of the State of Texas. The guys discuss growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in West Texas, the early pioneers that settled Texas, hidden gems in Texas, and the uneasiness felt…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Father Stephen Gadberry, Catholic priest for the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas. Father Gadberry is an Air Force veteran, CrossFit coach, and avid hunter. The guys discuss Father Gadberry’s approach to leading his congregation as a young priest, studying at the Vatican, the many facets of priesthood, and…
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Jeff & Andy deliver useless facts, myths, forgotten stories and weird truths in the episodes to follow in this series. This series is presented to you by the great folks over at Mallard Bay. Whenever you are looking to book your next outdoor adventure, head over to Mallard Bay and search through their verified outfitters to remove the guess work wh…
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by one of the best waterfowl guides in the business and one of the most knowledgeable individuals when it comes to hunting specklebellies, Stacey Coker. The guys discuss his past season in Arkansas, chasing turkeys through the woods this spring, and Stacey shares is take on Texas cancelling its spring snow go…
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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 eggs and raise their brood. On this episode, Dr. Mike Brasher and guest host Dr. Jerad Henson are joined by Tim Jasinski of the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center to share expert advi…
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