October 2016 Gear Guide

These products will help get your waterfowl season on track

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As waterfowl seasons begin throughout the country, the number of must-have gear items grows with every trip afield. Ducks Unlimited's Editorial Team has chosen a handful of products to help get your waterfowl season rolling, and of course, a few must-have items have been included.

Howard Leight, by Honeywell Impact Sport Earmuffs

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Howard Leight's Impact Sport electronic earmuffs offer state-of-the-art hearing protection and amplification for hunters and shooters. The sleek, low-profile ear cups won't get in the way when you shoulder your shotgun. These compact earmuffs also feature a leather headband, an auxiliary jack, a single volume and power control knob, and a convenient folding design for easy storage. howardleight.com

Buck Knives BuckLite MAX 

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Compact, lightweight, and durable, Buck Knives' BuckLite Max would be a welcome tool in any waterfowler's blind bag. Now available in Muddy Water camo, this knife features a 3 1/4-inch drop-point blade, a rubber handle with integrated finger grooves, and a nylon sheath. buckknives.com

GreenHead Gear Commercial-Grade, Full-Body Honkers 

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GreenHead Gear is now offering commercial-grade, full-body Canada goose decoys in harvester packs. Constructed of highly durable soft plastic, these decoys come in six body styles, including stretcher feeder, hisser feeder, content feeder, sentry, hairpin-neck active, and c-neck active. These decoys also feature RealMotion bases and field stakes. greenheadgear.com 

Muck Boot Pursuit Shadow Pull-On Boots

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These surprisingly lightweight hunting boots are constructed to withstand bitter cold hunting conditions while remaining flexible and comfortable. They're also easy to slip on and off. Pursuit Shadow Pull-On boots feature durable Spandura uppers, 5mm CR Flex-Foam construction, fleece lining, and aggressive rubber outsoles for traction and grip. These boots are available in Realtree Xtra camo. www.muckbootcompany.com

Thermacell Extended-Life Mats and Butane Cartridges

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Thermacell lanterns and other products can now provide 12 hours of continuous mosquito protection thanks to the company's new extended-life mats and butane cartridges. The colorless, odorless vapor emitted by these Thermacell devices creates a 15x15-foot zone of protection against a variety of biting insects. thermacell.com 

Birchwood Casey SportLock 52-inch Floating Field Case

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This durable floating gun case by Birchwood Casey offers superior protection for shotguns in the field and marsh. This case features A-TACS AU camouflage, a shoulder sling, a water-resistant external pocket, and all-brass hardware. birchwoodcasey.com

Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler 

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Yeti recently announced the release of the Hopper Flip 12, a soft-sided cooler that provides superior ice-keeping capabilities in a convenient-to-carry size. The Hopper Flip 12 has a 3.2-gallon capacity and features a tough DryHide Shell, HydroLok Zipper, and durable, detachable shoulder strap. yeticoolers.com

Hawke Optics 8x42 Endurance HD Binoculars    

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Scouting has never been easier with Hawke Optics' new Endurance HD binoculars. This product features extra-low dispersion glass for optimal clarity and a rubber-coated full-size top hinge chassis that is rugged yet lightweight. The stay-on lens covers offer maximum lens protection. hawkeoptics.com

Cabela's SuperMag Waders

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Cabela's SuperMag Waders, which are built to stand up to extreme cold, feature a five-millimeter neoprene shell covered with tear-resistant Armor-Flex material. These durable waders come with a quick-detaching pouch with 24 shell loops; the boots contain 1,600-gram Thinsulate for all-day comfort and warmth. cabelas.com