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March 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

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While there are many hunters still chasing light geese this time of year, many of us are focused on getting waterfowl hunting gear stored for the summer. As we welcome spring by preparing for summer outdoor activities, the DU E-Newsletter Editorial Team has chosen several products for this month's Gear Guide that will fit into any time of year. Enjoy!

Costa Del Mar – Fantail

Costa Fantail Glasses Whether you find yourself in a layout blind scanning the sky for snow geese, or heading to the lake for a day of fishing; sunglasses are a necessity for outdoorsmen and women. Costa sunglasses introduces its newest pair of polarized performance shades, Fantail. Unique to Costa, Fantail features what's known as "360 degree co-molded technology" – a no-slip Hydrolite™ lining along the entire interior of the frame to help keep the sunglasses comfortably in place all day. 
  • Impact-resistant LightWAVE glass lenses
  • Co-Molded technology for maximum durability and comfort
  • Aggressive rectangular shape frame and lenses
  • Lenses feature 8 base curve for maximum coverage 
  • Bold construction with integral hinges 
  • Megol nose pads for grip 
  • Hydrolite™ provides comfort and grip from the temples 
  • Frame fit: M/L
  • Manufacturer's lifetime warranty
Fantail has a hard rectangular shape frame, with a medium to large fit. The bold nylon construction provides maximum durability and "forget-they're-on" comfort fit, able to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and rugged adventure.

Available in tortoise or black frame colors, consumers can choose the lens option to best suit their outdoor lifestyle. Costa's 580™ lenses are now available in either glass or polycarbonate. Glass is still the most optically clear and scratch resistant, while polycarbonate offers a lightweight, impact resistant alternative. 

For more information, visit www.costadelmar.com.

Prois – Women's Eliminator Rain Jacket

Women's Jacket This time of year, a quality rain jacket is a must.

The Eliminator is Prois' new waterproof/breathable jacket that is a hunting necessity. Engineered with 100% polyester 8000/5000 laminate- the shell is remarkably soft and utterly silent. Taped seams and waterproof zippers with snap-down sliders ensure the hunter remains warm and dry. The Eliminator is lined with Prois' signature nylon tricot lining system which provides ease of donning and precision of movement. Hood is complete with exterior elastic drawstring to ensure optimal fit and peripheral vision. The Prois Ducktail feature is designed to keep the 'back side' dry...the ducktail unsnaps from the inside to drop down and extend the base of the jacket to add additional dryness and water shedding in the elements.

For more information, visit www.proishunting.com.

Tanglefree – Slammer Socks

Slammer Sock If you are looking for a last-minute addition to your light goose spread, Tanglefree has a light-weight, mobile, and effective answer. 

Developed in conjunction with snow goose hunting guides, the Slammer Socks are the newest generation of windsock. Built with durable, light weight components these decoys will allow you to fool one of the most difficult birds to decoy. Available in snow geese only.
  • Featuring the "Show Me," motion master back support system for use in all weather conditions
  • 28" fiberglass rod
  • 23" x 13" Tyvek sock
  • Stainless steel back support
  • Rubber washers
For more information, visit www.tanglefree.com.

Caldwell - Platinum Series™ G3 Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection The off-season is a great time to pattern your waterfowl gun, shoot some clay pigeons, and improve your shooting. Doing all that with top of the line hearing protection is always a great idea.

The new Caldwell Platinum Series G3 earmuffs provide a new level of performance. They offer crystal clear amplification of low level sounds while compressing and blocking out harmful noise. The advanced circuitry delivers constant sound amplification without cutting out, allowing you to hear clearly even as a gun is being fired.

The dual microphones deliver true stereo sound improving ability to localize sound. Independent volume adjustment allows for compensation between left and right ears. DualDensity Foam (DDF) Technology delivers 21 NRR to provide a high degree of passive sound protection from gunfire and other loud noise.

For more information, visit www.battenfeldtechnologies.com/caldwell.

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The exciting DU-TV DVD set features two discs with a total of 13 action-packed episodes from the 2009 season of DU's highly acclaimed TV show on The Outdoor Channel. Travel along with hosts Wade Bourne and Jared Brown as they join DU volunteers and staff to experience rich hunting traditions at the most storied waterfowling destinations in North America. Each show includes calling and dog-training tips from some of the industry's top experts in their respective fields.
  • 13"x 22" premium DU 12-month wall calendar
  • High-quality photos from your fellow DU members
  • 13 action-packed episodes from the 2009 DU-TV season on The Outdoor Channel
  • Makes a great gift set!
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