Essential Gear for a Texas Coast Waterfowling Trip

Texas Coast waterfowl hunting gear is specialized due to the unique habitat

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Warm weather and a unique hyper-saline ecosystem can create issues for typical waterfowl hunting gear. The following items are a list of gear reccomendations which will come in handy as you plan your trip for the Texas Coast.

Cabela's Instinct™ Men's Accelerator Hunting Waders

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The early morning boat ride can be chilly, but as the sun rises a pair of lightweight breathable waders are worth every penny spent. Cabela's Instinct Accelerator Chest Waders are built to take on mud-caked terrain and waist-deep waters. The four-layered upper's 4MOST DRY-PLUS membrane creates a water-impenetrable barrier that lets excess moisture vapor escape. This thermal-regulating fabric delivers bone-dry comfort that lasts. Other features include reinforced polyurethane knee patches, Cabela's Instinct Accelerator Rubber Boots with Zero Gravity Technology (ZGt™), and fully adjustable suspenders. www.cabelas.com

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera

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You’re going to want to document everything a Texas Coast waterfowling adventure has to offer. VIRB Ultra 30 captures 4K/30fps video and features G-Metrix™ technology, which adds to the experience by letting you overlay gauges and graphs with action data. Built-in image stabilization2 makes for crisp, steady footage. The touchscreen display and high-sensitivity microphone are fully functional through the waterproof case. With one touch, you can even live-stream3 in HD on YouTube® to share your footage with the world. And for easier use, voice control lets you start and stop recording or even take a picture with a simple spoken command. https://buy.garmin.com/

Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler

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A cooler for cold drinks and to transport your harvest – waterfowl and fish – is a must-have item for this trip. 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

Birchwood Casey Renewalube Oil

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The hypersaline waters of Baffin Bay will take its toll on any firearm. Pack an extra bottle of gun oil. The most recent addition to Birchwood Casey's long line of firearm lubricants,  Renewalube deters moisture, prevents corrosion, and serves as a high-viscosity, long-lasting lubricant. This product is available in an aerosol can or pump spray. www.birchwoodcasey.com

Tanglefree Flight Series Gun Case

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Protect your firearm while transporting in a vehicle or the boat. Tanglefree's Flight Series Floating Gun Case is available in Optifade Camouflage. The 55-inch soft gun case features a water-resistant exterior, waterproof zippers, zinc components, and an adjustable shoulder strap. tanglefree.com

Winchester BlindSide

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Winchester, the official ammunition partner of Ducks Unlimited, offers a 3-inch load of 1s that is ideal for coastal shotgunning situations. This round is fast at 1,675 feet-per-second and the unique Hex Shot contains the knock-down capabilities to handle fast-flying redheads. http://www.winchester.com