New Guns & Gear for 2016

Take a look at this year's selection of the latest shotguns, ammo, and gear for waterfowlers

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By Ron Spomer & Chris Jennings

WATERFOWLING GUNS

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[A] Remington Vanquishes Recoil with Lightweight V3 Autoloader The 12-gauge V3 Field Sport is a smaller, slimmer, lighter, less-expensive 3-inch cousin to the Remington Versa Max autoloader. The V3 uses a similar Versaport gas-operated system to reliably cycle everything from 2 3/4-inch target shells to 3-inch waterfowl loads. Self-cleaning twin pistons automatically vent excess gas, making this gun soft-shooting, durable, and reliable. In addition to synthetic black and walnut finishes, the V3 Field Sport comes in Mossy Oak Blades and Break-Up Country camouflage patterns. As a proud partner of Ducks Unlimited, Remington helps support DU's conservation efforts. http://www.remington.com

[B] Benelli Launches Silver Anniversary Super Black Eagle II Benelli's classic Super Black Eagle II shotgun soars to new heights with premium touches such as a gold inlaid waterfowl scene on a nickel-plated receiver and a beautiful oil-finished American walnut stock and forearm. The Super Black Eagle II 25th Anniversary Flyway limited-edition 12-gauge is available with four different flyway scenes and scroll engraving on the receiver. The gun also features a brushed-nickel bolt, an oversized bolt handle and release, a Crio-treated 28-inch barrel with long red-bar front sight and mid-barrel bead, and three Crio choke tubes. At just over 7 pounds, the gun is lightweight and elegant yet tough enough to cycle everything up to 3 1/2-inch shells with Benelli's proven Inertia Driven system. http://www.benelliusa.com

[C] New Beretta A350 Xtrema Built for Budget-Minded Hunters Waterfowlers looking for maximum payload potential at minimal cost can find it in the Beretta A350 Xtrema. This gas-operated autoloader is equipped with a self-cleaning piston, 3 1/2-inch chamber, and 28-inch vent-ribbed, hammer-forged barrel. RealTree MAX-5 camo covers the synthetic stock, aluminum alloy receiver, and barrel. A thick, Micro-Core recoil pad helps soften recoil in this 7-pound-plus 12-gauge. Ships with one improved-modified choke tube. http://www.beretta.com

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Protect Gun Performance with Birchwood Casey Renewalube
The most recent addition to Birchwood Casey's long line of firearm lubricants, Renewalube Oil displaces moisture, prevents corrosion, and serves as a high-viscosity, long-lasting lubricant. Renewalube is available in both an 11-ounce aerosol can and a two-ounce pump spray. http://www.birchwoodcasey.com

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[D] Browning Sweetens Its A5 Line with New 16-Gauge Waterfowlers have plenty of 12-gauge shotgun options to choose from with Browning's A5, Maxus, and Silver autoloaders. Now they have a 16-gauge beauty as well-the new A5 Sweet Sixteen. Anyone old enough to remember the original Auto-5 Sweet Sixteen will appreciate this gun. The Kinematic Drive operating system is completely different from the original Auto-5, but the sleek lines and quick handling are still there. Like all A5s, this one comes with an aluminum alloy receiver, Vector Pro lengthened forcing cone, ventilated rib, and Inflex recoil pad. The gun also features a lightweight 28-inch barrel with a 2 3/4-inch chamber, a fiber-optic sight, and three Invector-DS choke tubes. http://www.browning.com

[E] Winchester Marks Sesquicentennial with Commemorative Model 101 In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Winchester has issued a commemorative Model 101 over/under that is durable, dependable, hard-hitting, and good-looking. This slick 12-gauge double isn't a gun you'll want to drag through the mud and brush, but it is one you'll shoot with pride on the range, in the uplands, and perhaps during fair-weather duck hunts. The Model 101 weighs 7 pounds and features a single trigger and 28-inch back-bored, chrome-plated barrels with 3-inch chambers. A ventilated rib and brass front bead make for a nice single sighting plane. Adding to the gun's classic appeal is a high-grade black walnut stock and a tastefully engraved silver nitride-finished receiver. Three Invector-Plus choke tubes complete the package. http://www.winchesterguns.com

[F] Mossberg Offers Pro-Series Waterfowl 930 and 935 Autoloaders Mossberg's Pro-Series Waterfowl 930 and 935 auto-loaders are built for the rugged demands of duck and goose hunting. The Mossberg 930 is chambered for 3-inch 12-gauge loads, while the Mossberg 935 handles 3 1/2-inch magnums. Both guns feature a dual gas-vent operating system and ported gas vents near the muzzle for reliable, soft shooting performance. Special boron nitride-coated finishes on crucial parts such as the gas piston, piston rings, magazine tube, hammer, and sear help these guns stand up to the elements. In addition, the shell stop, bolt slide, and elevator are treated with extra finishing to reduce friction for faster cycling and follow-up shots. Even the recoil return spring in the butt is stainless steel to resist rusting. Externally the synthetic stocks, vent-ribbed barrels, and actions are coated in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo. Three choke tubes come with each gun. http://www.mossberg.com

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Compact Gun Kit Carries Field Cleaning Essentials
Otis Technology's Wingshooter Cleaning System is a breech-to-muzzle cleaning kit that packs nicely in any blind bag. The compact kit comes in a handy camouflage case and includes a Memory-Flex cleaning cable; 12-, 20-, and 28-gauge bore brushes; cleaning patches; and a number of other cleaning items. http://www.otistec.com

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[G] Weatherby Introduces Element Waterfowl MAX-5 Weatherby's new inertia-driven autoloader, the Element Waterfowl MAX-5, is available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge models with 26- or 28-inch barrels. The Element is chambered for 3-inch shells and comes with shims and spacers for customizing the stock's drop and cast. All barrels include a ventilated top rib, fiber-optic front bead, and chrome-lined bores for durability and rust resistance. The Realtree MAX-5 camo stock and forearm features Griptonite rubber inserts for a nonslip grip. Full, modified, improved-cylinder, and Long Range steel chokes are included. http://www.weatherby.com

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[H] Franchi Designs Affinity Catalyst for Women As more women get involved in shooting sports, gun makers are taking notice and tailoring shotguns to fit women's needs and body configurations. Franchi's Affinity Catalyst 12-gauge autoloader is one of the latest models that promises to help level the playing field for female shooters. Its stock dimensions, including length of pull and drop at comb and heel, are specifically designed to fit women. The gun weighs just over 6 1/2 pounds, handles 2 3/4- and 3-inch shells, and features a 28-inch barrel that adds enough muzzle-forward balance to help maintain follow-through. http://www.franchiusa.com

[I] Fabarm XLR5 Waterfowler Combines Recoil Reduction with Reliability The XLR5 Waterfowler is built around Fabarm's Pulse Piston system, which acts as a brake to progressively slow down the gun's action as the size of the payload increases, effectively reducing felt recoil. With no valves and springs, the XLR5's simple action has fewer moving parts. This makes maintenance and cleaning easier and improves reliability. The gun is chambered for 3-inch shells and comes with either a 28- or 30-inch barrel. Fabarm's Tribore tapered bore is designed to reduce recoil and improve patterns. Other features include a Kryptek Banshee camo coating, ventilated rib, fiber-optic sights, oversized controls, and three choke tubes. http://www.fabarmusa.com

[J] TriStar Adds Cobra Magnum Pump to Shotgun Line TriStar's Cobra Magnum slide-action 12-gauge is lightweight yet durable enough to stand up to the rigors of waterfowling. Budget priced, this workhorse is built to handle everything from light target loads to 3 1/2-inch magnums. The Cobra Magnum comes equipped with a vent-ribbed, chrome-lined 28-inch barrel with three choke tubes, a fiber-optic sight, and a camo-finished synthetic stock. http://www.tristararms.com

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Carlson's Waterfowl Chokes Stand Up to Steel Loads
Like all Carlson's chokes, Waterfowl Cremator Choke Tubes are made from corrosion-resistant 17-4 PH stainless steel that can withstand the pounding dished out by most tight- patterning steel loads. The company's Triple Shot Technology helps reduce pellet deformation, shortens shot strings, and generates fewer flyers. Waterfowl Cremator chokes are available in solid and ported versions. http://www.choketube.com

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Trulock Offers Waterfowl 2 Pack
Trulock's new Waterfowl 2 Pack contains the company's Precision Hunter chokes in improved-cylinder and modified constrictions designed to fit most shotgun makes and models. This set of choke tubes comes in a durable snap-lock hard-plastic case. http://www.trulockchokes.com

AMMUNITION

 

[A] Winchester Offers Special Commemorative King Buck Shells To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Winchester is offering special commemorative steel waterfowl cartridges. Each box features Maynard Reece's classic duck stamp illustration of King Buck, the legendary two-time field-trial champion Labrador retriever owned by John M. Olin, former president of the Winchester-Western Arms Company. An image of the iconic Lab also graces each individual shell. These 12-gauge, 3-inch, 1 1/4-ounce loads of 2s are rated at 1,400 fps. As a proud partner of Ducks Unlimited, Winchester helps support DU's conservation efforts. http://www.winchester.com

[B] Remington Stays Up to Speed on Steel Shotshells Remington is still the shotshell speed champ, with its HyperSonic Steel loads hitting 1,700 fps. The company also sells a bargain-priced steel cartridge, Sportsman Hi-Speed Steel, which reaches speeds of up to 1,400 fps in 12-gauge loads. Then there's the Nitro-Steel line, which pushes zinc-plated pellets as fast as 1,500 fps. Remington's extensive Nitro-Steel collection ranges from 3-inch 20-gauge through 3 1/2-inch 10-gauge loads. There are even 2 3/4-inch shells for the 16-gauge. Shot sizes include 4s, 3s, 2s, 1s, BBs, BBBs, and Ts. http://www.remington.com

[C] Browning Goes the Distance with New Waterfowl Loads Browning recently teamed up with Winchester to produce a new line of ammo under Browning's iconic brand. In addition to centerfire rifle, handgun, and rimfire cartridges, Browning is offering steel shotshells for waterfowlers. The new BXD (Browning Extra Distance) Waterfowl cartridges include aerodynamic stabilized wads and plated-steel shot that travels as fast as 1,500 fps. The new shells are available in 3- and 3-1/2-inch 12-gauge loads and 3-inch 20-gauge cartridges. Pellet sizes are 4, 2, and BB. The big question is: Will Browning make a waterfowl load for its new 16-gauge A5? http://www.browningammo.com

[D] Federal Premium Black Cloud Gets Up Close and Personal There's another Black Cloud on the horizon, but this one has a silver lining. Federal has created a close-range waterfowl load designed to provide more open patterns for duck gunners hunting in tight spots, such as flooded timber. Featuring Flitestopper cutting-edge steel and Flitecontrol wad technology, Black Cloud Close Range shells are available in 12-gauge, 3-inch, 1 1/4-ounce loads of 2s, 3s, and 4s, as well as 20-gauge, 3-inch, 1-ounce loads of 2s and 4s. http://www.federalpremium.com

[E] Kent Brings Back Bismuth Waterfowl Shells Bismuth is back at Kent. The company advertises a new proprietary manufacturing technique that reportedly produces nontoxic Bismuth pellets with "superior integrity and ballistic capability," meaning they're nicely rounded and shatter resistant. Best of all, Kent Bismuth Premium Shotshells are offered not only in the usual 12-gauge and 20-gauge cartridges, but also in 16- and 28-gauge shells. Velocities vary from 1,200 to 1,450 fps, depending on the gauge and shell length. The 3-inch, 12-gauge load is fastest. Shot sizes include 4s, 5s, and 6s. http://www.kentgamebore.com

[F] Hevi-Shot Catches Up to Teal Hevi-Shot has added a size 5 shot option to its Hevi-Teal loads, which are designed specifically for teal hunting. These 12-gauge loads feature all-steel pellets traveling at a teal-catching velocity of 1,500 fps. Hevi-Teal is available in 2 3/4-inch, 1 1/8-ounce and 3-inch, 1 1/4-ounce payloads. The size 6 option comes in 2 3/4-inch and 3-inch shell. http://www.hevishot.com

[G] Rio BlueSteel Offers Wide Selection of Waterfowl Loads Rio Ammunition, which is headquartered in Spain but has a manufacturing facility in Texas, produces 500 million shotshells annually. Not surprisingly, its high-velocity BlueSteel loads are quite popular with waterfowlers. BlueSteel is available in everything from 2 3/4-inch 20-gauge to 3 1/2-inch 12-gauge shells. Shot sizes run from 6s to BBBs, and velocities range from 1,300 to 1,550 fps. http://www.rioammunition.com

[H] Italian Ammunition Company Offers Magnum Steel Loads Baschieri & Pellagri, an Italian-based ammunition manufacturer, has been a key player in the European sporting community since 1885. The company is now branching out into the American waterfowling ammunition market with the B&P Magnum Steel and Super Magnum Steel loads. B&P Magnum Steel is available in 20-gauge, 2 3/4-inch loads of 3s, 4s, and 5s rated at 1,350 fps, while 12-gauge, 2 3/4-inch and 3-inch loads are being offered in BBBs, BBs, 2s, 3s, 4s, and 6s with speeds ranging from 1,450 to 1,550 fps. B&P Super Magnum Steel is available in 12-gauge, 3 1/2-inch loads of BBBs, BBs, 2s, 3s, and 4s rated at 1,550 fps. http://www.baschieri-pellagri.com

CALLS

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[A] Brodie Bend Purlin Hen Produces Superb Mallard Sounds Brodie Bend Calls, an Arkansas-based call company, is owned by world-champion duck caller Antonio Jones. The company's first double-reed mallard call, the Purlin Hen, is designed to produce the subtle sounds needed to finish wary ducks. Ideal for timber or other close-calling scenarios, this acrylic call is offered in a wide variety of colors. http://www.brodiebend.com

[B] Havoc Rogue's Small Size Creates Big Sound Havoc Calls' Rogue is a single-reed mallard call that offers plenty of rasp for up-close calling in timber and other venues. Though small in size, this call has the ability to get loud in a hurry. The Rogue is available in cocobolo, hedge, bocote, African blackwood, acrylic, and Delrin. http://www.havoccalls.com

[C] Haydel's Issues 30th Anniversary DR-85 Custom Acrylic Call Haydel's DR-85 Deceiver duck call turned 30 this year. To celebrate that milestone, the company created a limited-edition acrylic version of this classic call. The 30th Anniversary DR-85s are numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity. These calls will be available only until the end of the year. http://www.haydels.com

[D] Havoc Introduces New Specklebelly Call Havoc Calls recently released the Speck Punisher, an acrylic white-fronted goose call designed with a 5/8-inch bore. This high-volume call is easy to control and allows hunters to produce the full range of sounds needed to lure wary specks into shooting range. The Speck Punisher is available in acrylic, Delrin, hedge, and hedge acrylic. http://www.havoccalls.com

[E] Sure-Shot Revives Classic Triple-Reed Call Sure-Shot Game Calls first introduced the Triple Reed Model 700 duck call in 1968. Nearly 50 years later, the company has designed an updated version of this popular mallard call. Constructed from a black walnut blank, the redesigned Model 700 features Sure-Shot's Sure-Quack Triple Reed System, which gives the call a natural tonal quality. http://www.sureshotgamecalls.com

[F] Zink Offers Bargain-Priced Goose Call Veteran call maker Fred Zink's popular Nightmare On Stage (NOS) acrylic goose call is now available in a polycarbonate version that's as effective as it is economical. The new polycarbonate NOS call is built from the same mold as the original and has the same worn-in competition-caliber tone for making deep-pitch, low-end sounds. http://www.zinkcalls.com

 

DECOYS

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[A] Hard Core Brings Full-Body Mallard Decoys to Life Hard Core's new Elite Series Full-Body Mallard decoys are designed to help waterfowl hunters finish even the wariest ducks. These decoys come in six different lifelike postures that add variety to any hunting spread. The TruMotion base system creates realistic movement and is designed for easy transport and setup. Each six-pack of Elite Series Mallards includes a sentry drake, sleeper drake, rester drake, feeder drake, caller hen, and feeder hen. http://www.hardcore-brands.com

[B] New Higdon Pintail Pulsator Makes Waves Higdon's new Pintail Pulsator offers a look that's different from traditional butt-up mallard decoys. Its unique sprig tail and sharp visual contrast of dark wing tips against a bright underbelly increases visibility. The pulsating motion created on the water adds lifelike movement as well. http://www.higdondecoys.com

[C] Hard Core Offers Elite Series Full-Body Canada Goose Decoys Hard Core recently released its new Elite-Series Full-Body Canada Goose decoys. These fully-flocked custom decoys feature lightweight DuraMold construction, making them easy to carry and sturdy enough for the long haul. They are sold in six-packs containing a half dozen body postures and TruMotion bases. http://www.hardcore-brands.com

[D] Higdon's New Full-Size Mallard Decoys Grab Attention Higdon Outdoors, Ducks Unlimited's official decoy partner, has upped the ante on realism with its new Full-Size Mallard decoys. Multiple head positions and bright paint colors help bring these decoys to life. They're sold in six-packs consisting of an upright drake, relaxed drake, sleeper drake, surface feeder drake, relaxed hen, and surface feeder hen. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these officially licensed decoys is used to support DU's conservation programs. http://www.higdondecoys.com

[E] Avian-X Launches Topflight Sleeper/Preener Decoys Avian-X Topflight Sleeper/Preener mallard decoys are based on a prototype carved by world-champion decoy carver Rick Johannsen. They feature realistic poses and convincing paint schemes for enhanced performance in the field. At 16 inches in length, these decoys are slightly oversized for added visibility. Six-pack sets include two preener drakes, two preener hens, one sleeper drake, and one sleeper hen. http://www.avian-x.com

[F] Tanglefree Flight Series Mallards Take Off Based on prototypes created by renowned carver Michael R. Braun, Tanglefree's new Flight Series Mallard decoys are designed to resemble real ducks. These extra-wide floating decoys are intricately detailed and feature brilliant, durable paint schemes. Flight Series six-packs include two upright drakes, two rester drakes, and two upright hens. http://www.tanglefree.com

[G] Greenhead Gear Announces 3-D Silhouette Canada Goose Decoys Greenhead Gear, which is now owned by Banded Holdings, recently released its new Pro-Grade Honker 3-D Silhouettes. These decoys combine the portability of traditional silhouettes with unique features such as the RealMotion system, flocked heads and tails, and detailed paint schemes. Harvester Pack sets include six sentry and six feeder decoys. http://www.greenheadgear.com

[H] Avian-X Flocked Shells Stack Up the Realism Avian-X AXF Flocked Canada Goose Shells may well stack up to full-body decoys in appearance. They certainly stack for easy transport. Slightly oversized, these goose shells come with moveable flocked heads, textured bodies, and highly detailed and durable paint. Each six-pack contains one rester, one alert, two stretch-neck feeders, and two short-neck feeders. http://www.avian-x.com

[I] Add Motion with Tanglefree's EZ Rig Jerk String Add a splash and some motion to any spread with Tanglefree's new EZ Rig Jerk String. Up to four decoys can be attached to this jerk string, which comes with 100 feet of nylon line, a 1 http://www.tanglefree.com

Mossy Oak Camo Pattern

Featured on Officially Licensed DU Products
This fall, Ducks Unlimited's official new camouflage pattern will be available on waterfowling products offered by a number of DU partners, including Drake Waterfowl, Itasca, Mud River Products, and Signature Products Group. Look for the new Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo, which features the DU logo enmeshed throughout the pattern, on merchandise sold by these and other DU partners.

BLIND BAG ADDITIONS

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[A] Browning High Noon Spotlight Brightens the Way Light the path to your duck blind with Browning's High Noon Rechargeable Spotlight. This small, handheld LED spotlight produces 850 lumens and casts a focused beam of high-intensity light up to 550 yards. The spotlight comes with a pistol grip, rechargeable battery, hands-free stand, and waterproof rubber case that floats. http://www.browning.com

[B] Stay Mobile with Rig'Em Right's Stump Jumper Backpack Built for the minimalist waterfowler who wants to stay mobile, the Rig'Em Right Stump Jumper Backpack has multiple features, including padded shoulder straps, quick-access ammunition pockets, a thermos pocket, and ample storage space to haul other essential gear. http://www.rigemright.com

[C] Scout Effectively with Styrka S9 Series Binoculars Successful waterfowling often comes down to scouting, and to find the birds, you need a good pair of binoculars. Styrka's S9 Series 10x42 binoculars seem built with duck hunters in mind. They're waterproof, rugged, and made to function well in low light conditions. http://www.styrkastrong.com

[D] Elements Thermotorch Flashlight Offers Three Tools in One The Elements Thermotorch 10 by Celestron is a three-in-one outdoor tool that functions as a flashlight, hand-warmer, and power bank for recharging smartphones and other electronic devices. http://www.celestron.com

[E] BioLite SolarPanel 5+ Produces Off-the-Grid Power BioLite's new SolarPanel 5+ allows you to harness the power of the sun to recharge smartphones, tablets, and other devices while you're in the field. Lightweight and portable, this solar-panel charger produces up to five watts of power at peak sunlight and comes with an onboard battery that can store energy for later use. The unit also features a 360-degree kickstand that can be used to prop the panel in any position to take advantage of the sun's rays. http://www.bioliteenergy.com

[F] Plano SD Card Box Secures Memory Cards Safeguard the digital images and videos you shoot on your next hunting trip by storing your camera's SD memory cards in Plano's new 358210 SD Card Holder Box. This nifty little molded-plastic case comes with foam inserts that store and protect up to eight standard and eight mini SD cards. http://www.planomolding.com

[G] Bear & Son Cutlery Creates Handy Bird & Trout Knife Bear & Son Cutlery's new 6 1/2-inch Stag Delrin Bird & Trout Knife features a high-carbon stainless steel blade with a leather sheath. Designed for tight-angled cuts and smooth slices, this two-ounce knife is a must for any blind bag or tackle box. http://www.bearandsoncutlery.com

APPAREL

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[A] Sitka Gear Introduces Waterfowl Timber Pattern Sitka Gear recently unveiled an entire line of performance hunting apparel in its new Waterfowl Timber camouflage pattern. Included in the company's Gore Optifade Concealment Timber system are the Delta Wading Jacket and Sitka Cap, as well as a number of other items such as the Core Midweight Zip-T, Dakota Vest, Gradient Pant, and more. http://www.sitkagear.com

[B] Under Armour Adds New Jacket to ColdGear Line New to Under Armour's ColdGear selection of waterfowl clothing is the UA Storm Cache Hybrid Jacket. The jacket comes in Realtree MAX-5 camouflage and features ColdGear Infrared technology to retain body heat without extra weight or bulk. http://www.underarmour.com

[C] LOWA Boots Ideal for Hunting Dry Fields LOWA's Innox GTX Mid TF (Task Force) Tactical boots were designed for performance and comfort in demanding conditions. Featuring lightweight support with a waterproof Gore-Tex lining and proprietary MonoWrap structure for stability, these boots are a nice fit for dry-field goose hunting. http://www.lowaboots.com

[D] Banded Launches New Black Label Waders Designed with Arc Welded Technology to minimize stitching and reduce the potential for leaks, Banded's new Black Label Waders are built to stand up to the rigors of waterfowling. These waders also feature SHEDS waterproof and breathable fabric, 60 grams of Primaloft Silver body insulation, and 1,600-gram Thinsulate-lined boots. The knees are reinforced with 900 Duramax padded leg and shin guards, and the internal and external hand-warmer pockets are lined with fleece. http://www.banded.com

[E] Drake EST Guardian Refuge HS 3-Layer Jacket Is Built for Performance Designed for active hunters, Drake Waterfowl's EST Guardian Refuge HS 3-Layer Jacket offers performance and durability in a lightweight fabric that is fully waterproof and breathable at the same time. Other features include an adjustable roll-up hood, adjustable neoprene cuffs, fleece-lined collar, and a draw-cord waist. Drake Waterfowl is the official hunting apparel partner of Ducks Unlimited, and your purchase of these products helps support DU's conservation mission. http://www.drakewaterfowl.com

[F] X-Socks Offers Cabela's Edition Men's Hunting Radiactor Socks These high-tech, thermoregulating socks are built to provide all-day comfort by controlling the temperature of your feet throughout the season. Cabela's Edition Men's Hunting Radiactor knee-high socks feature material that wicks moisture away from your feet while reflecting heat back to them. Special channels provide ventilation to the soles of your feet with each step, and heel and ankle protectors guard against friction. http://www.cabelas.com

[G] Muck Boots Presents Pursuit Stealth Hunting Boots for Women Lined with neoprene and fleece, Muck Boots' Women's Pursuit Stealth all-terrain hunting boots are designed to keep feet warm and dry in the coldest waterfowling conditions. These boots feature Realtree APG-Pink camo and a cross-patterned sole for extra traction on wet and muddy ground. http://www.muckbootcompany.com

RETRIEVER GEAR

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[A] Rig'Em Right Dog Vest Provides Extra Layer of Protection Rig'Em Right's Bloodline Elite Dog Vest combines an insulating 3mm layer of neoprene with a heavy-duty canvas layer to protect a retriever from snags and other underwater hazards. An inner layer of foam increases buoyancy while the vest's outer shell resists punctures. http://www.rigemright.com

[B] Drake Waterfowl Bumper Promotes Proper Handling The Retrieve-Rite Correct Carry Bumper from Drake Waterfowl is designed to train retrievers to hold live birds by the body rather than by the head or tail. The bumper's oversized hard- plastic end caps discourage bad habits. At the same time, the soft-plastic middle encourages proper retrieving of waterfowl. http://www.drakewaterfowl.com

[C] Deluxe Dog Vest Delivers Cold-Weather Comfort Mud River's Ducks Unlimited Deluxe Dog Vest is constructed of a hefty 9mm Spandura neoprene material with double-tacked seams. Designed to provide warmth on the coldest days afield, this vest features a full-length zipper with a Velcro cover, grab handles for hoisting a dog out of the water, and a handy D-ring for attaching a leash. This vest is officially licensed by Ducks Unlimited, which means that your purchase of this product helps support DU's conservation efforts. http://www.mudriverdogproducts.com

[D] Mud River Kennel Cover Shuts Out the Cold Mud River's Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover provides extra protection and shelter for your retriever in cold weather conditions. This handsome and resilient two-ply, heavy-duty polyester cover comes in four different sizes to fit most portable kennels. The cover also features removable window flaps and multiple storage pockets for carrying various training and hunting items. Mud River Products is the official DU licensee for waterfowling accessories, sporting dog products, and sporting luggage. http://www.mudriverdogproducts.com

[E] Garmin VIRB Dog Harness Offers Unique Perspective If you've ever wondered what the world looks like from your dog's perspective, wonder no more. Simply strap one of Garmin's VIRB action cameras onto your retriever's back using the VIRB Dog Harness and record exciting hunting footage from a dog's point of view. This lightweight, fully adjustable harness is available in two sizes, based on the length of the dog. http://www.virb.garmin.com

SportDOG WetlandHunter Collars Retriever Market  

SportDOG's WetlandHunter 425 electronic collar is a complete training device that boasts a 500-yard range and can be used with up to three dogs at once. Operators can switch instantly between stimulation, vibration, and tone modes as needed. The WetlandHunter collar comes in Realtree MAX-5 camo and is built with DryTek waterproof technology, which makes it submersible up to 25 feet. As a Ducks Unlimited promotional partner, SportDOG donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product to support DU's conservation programs. http://www.sportdog.com

DUCK CAMP ESSENTIALS

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[A] K2 Creates Freewheeling Summit 30 Cooler K2 Coolers, the official cooler partner of Ducks Unlimited, brings mobility to the world of premium roto-molded coolers with the new Summit Wheeled 30. K2's popular Summit 30 has been upgraded to include hardened heavy-duty rubber wheels and a 27-inch collapsible handle. Roll this cooler to your next outdoor adventure and enjoy the ice-keeping ability of a K2 on the go. http://www.k2-coolers.com

[B] SmokePro Pellet Grill Delivers Deluxe Cooking at Duck Camp Camp Chef's SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill will allow you to kick your duck camp meals up a notch with slow-cooking and smoking techniques. This deluxe grill includes digital temperature readouts, internal meat temperature probes, an auto ignition, a shutdown mode, and many additional features. http://www.campchef.com

[C] Tip a GSI Outdoors Stainless Pint Cup to the Ducks GSI Outdoors' premium line of camping gear includes a perfect set of duck camp pint cups. This drinkware is color-coded to avoid mix-ups in camp, and stackable for convenient carrying. The set includes four 16-ounce stainless steel painted pint cups that are sturdy enough to stand up to the rigors of the great outdoors. http://www.gsioutdoors.com

[D] Browning Camping Lineup Includes Outfitter Table and Chairs The search for the ultimate duck camp table and chairs is over. Browning Camping's new Outfitter Table measures 61 inches long and 22 inches wide and features three lockable heights. The Camp Chair, which is sturdy and comfortable, folds flat for easy transport. http://www.browningcamping.com

[E] Yeti Designs Grab-and-Go Rambler Bottles Built tough and durable with a no-nonsense stainless steel design, Yeti's new Rambler insulated bottles keep drinks hot or cold for hours. These portable bottles come in 18-, 32-, and 64-ounce sizes, each featuring a wide mouth for easy filling, drinking, and cleaning. Handle-shaped caps make these bottles easy to simply grab and go. http://www.yeticoolers.com

[F] Yeti Hopper Coolers Get New Look Yeti Coolers' venture into the portable cooler market has been a rousing success. The company's new line of soft-sided coolers includes the Hopper 20, 30, and 40, which are now available in Field Tan in addition to the original Fog Gray. ColdCell insulation and a HydroLok zipper help keep food and drinks chilled for hours while you're in the field. http://www.yeticoolers.com

BioLite CookStove Brings Efficiency to Outdoor Cooking

BioLite's new portable CookStove combines 21st-century technology with the most elemental invention: wood fire. The result is a camping stove with a USB-rechargeable airflow system that allows you to create a smokeless flame for cooking in the duck blind. This state-of-the-art stove can be fueled by sticks, pinecones, and wood pellets and will boil a liter of water in four and a half minutes. http://www.bioliteenergy.com