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10 Essential Items for DIY Waterfowl Hunts

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By John Pollman

If you are planning a do-it-yourself waterfowl hunting trip this fall, packing the right gear can make the difference between a successful adventure and a dismal failure. Here are 10 often-overlooked items that you shouldn't leave home without. 

1. Handheld GPS: A satellite-aided navigation device on the dash of your pickup truck is invaluable when driving in unfamiliar country. Better yet, a handheld GPS unit will allow you to mark the exact spot where flocks of hungry mallards are feeding in an Alberta pea field. Using a GPS while scouting unfamiliar territory helps eliminate confusion early in the morning, when even a few lost minutes can mean missed hunting opportunities.

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