Waterfowler's Holiday Wish List

Just in time for the holidays, check out this collection of 25 great gift ideas for waterfowl hunters

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8 IDEAS UNDER $50

[1] RAMRODZ SHOTGUN AND BARREL CLEANERS — MSRP $12.95 

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RamRodz Barrel Cleaners are manufactured using low-lint, industrial-grade cotton that is tightly woven to fit a variety of shotgun gauges. These handy swabs are attached to a flexible bamboo stick, which fits tightly into a threaded adapter for use with any standard gun-cleaning rod. ramrodz.com

 

[2] K2 ELEMENT 9 CUP — MSRP $19.99

 

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K2 Coolers, the official cooler of Ducks Unlimited, recently launched a streamlined 9-ounce, vacuum-insulated, sweat-free stainless steel cup. These cups are ideal for hot or cold drinks and fit perfectly in any blind bag.
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 [3] AVIAN-X TOPFLIGHT PAINTED LANYARDS — MSRP $24.99

 

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Avian-X Topflight Painted Lanyards are custom, hand-braided lanyards designed to hold four calls. These lanyards are available in two models, one for goose calls and the other for mallard calls. avian-x.com 


 [4] BROWNING STEEL SHARP FIXED SKINNER KNIFE — MSRP $39.99

 

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Browning's new Steel Sharp fixed-blade skinner knife features Edge Retention Technology and a built-in carbide sharpener module that fits into the handle for easy storage and accessibility. The 3 3/8-inch stainless steel blade is hollow-ground with a brushed finish. browning.com

 

 [5] AVEX FREEFLOW AUTOSEAL THERMAL BOTTLES — MSRP $49.99

 

 

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Avex's FreeFlow AutoSeal bottles are constructed of 18/8 stainless steel and are vacuum insulated to keep liquids hot or cold. The cap features a leak- and spill-proof design, along with a bolted folding handle, high-flow-rate spout, and spout cover. The bottles are available in 40- or 24-ounce sizes and come in a variety of colors, including Realtree MAX-5 camouflage. avexoutdoor.com

 

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[7] HIGDON SINGLE UNIT MOTION DECOY CARRY BAG — MSRP $29.99 

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Higdon's new motion decoy carry bag is designed to transport one splashing flasher, floating flasher, or Crazy Kicker. This unique bag features a shoulder strap, pocket for wings, foam-lined bottom for protection, and mesh bottom for drainage. The foam lining also makes this bag unsinkable. higdondecoys.com 

 

[8] CAPITAL SPORTSMAN KIT CARSON FLEECE — MSRP $49.99

 

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Capital Sportsman's new Kit Carson quarter-zip fleece pullover is as comfortable as it looks. It features a double-faced "beaver skin" fur fleece that is constructed of 100 percent polyester. Available in brown and khaki colors with contrasting collar trim. capitalsportsman.com

 

7 IDEAS FROM $50 TO $100 

[1] MUD RIVER DOG HANDLER'S BAG — MSRP $53

 

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Mud River's Dog Handler Bag serves its purpose as an excellent retriever training toolkit. The bag features magnetic closures, a front zippered pocket, a shoulder strap, and a double-reinforced bottom. Mud River is the official DU licensee for waterfowling accessories, sporting dog products, and sporting luggage. mudriverdogproducts.com 

 
[2] WORK SHARP COMBO KNIFE SHARPENER — MSRP $59.95

 

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Sharpen all your knives with ease using Work Sharp's combination electric and manual knife sharpener. This bench-top sharpener features fixed sharpening guides and flexible sharpening belts to create a precise cutting edge. It also has a fine-grit ceramic rod to hone a blade to tapered perfection. worksharptools.com


[3] TANGLEFREE FLIGHT SERIES FLOATING GUN CASE — MSRP $69.99 

 

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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

 

[4] MUD RIVER TWO-BARREL SEAT COVER — MSRP $84 

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Protect your backseat from muddy paws and gear with the Two-Barrel Seat Cover from Mud River. This reversible cover is made of easy-to-clean ripstop nylon and canvas and features the Ducks Unlimited logo. Two adjustable straps allow the cover to fit most bench seats and MicroLite2 insulation provides added comfort. mudriverdogproducts.com

 

[5] AVIAN-X TOPFLIGHT DIVING DUCK DECOYS — MSRP $79.99–$89.99

AvianXCanAvian-X has added redheads, canvasbacks, and bluebills to its rugged, magnum-sized Topflight decoy lineup. These decoys are constructed from rubberized materials and built to withstand tough conditions. The species-specific six-packs include two rester drakes, one sleeper drake, two rester hens, and one sleeper hen. avian-x.com 

 

[6] BROWNING BLACKOUT 6-VOLT LED HEADLAMP — MSRP $99.99 

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Browning's newest LED headlamp generates a maximum 730 lumens at up to 185 yards. The hinged lamp features three brightness settings, is waterproof and submersible to about three feet, and is constructed of durable aluminum. browning.com 

 

[7] MOJO OUTDOORS FLOCK A FLICKERS — MSRP $99.99 

Mojo Outdoors recently launched a product that focuses on the subtle, intermittent flash of wings that live ducks produce when sitting on the water. The new Flock-A-Flickers come in a six-pack of AA battery-powered floating devices, each one featuring a wing that spins at random intervals. mojooutdoors.com 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Ducks Unlimited Officially-Licensed products is used to support DU's conservation programs.

 

5 IDEAS from $100 to $225

[1] GREENHEAD GEAR PRO-GRADE MALLARD HARVESTER PACK — MSRP $159.99

 

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Greenhead Gear's Pro-Grade Mallard Harvester Pack offers lifelike realism with long-lasting durability. The decoys feature high-density polyethylene bodies, 60/40 keel designs, and heavy-duty flocking on the drake's heads for optimal visibility. greenheadgear.com 

[2] SITKA PANTANAL GTX GLOVES — MSRP $129 

SitkaGlovesSitka's Pantanal GTX Gloves in the new Waterfowl Timber pattern have a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex membrane to keep your hands dry and comfortable in even the toughest conditions. These gloves also feature a nonslip grip, goatskin leather fingertips, and a stretch-woven polyester fabric that offers complete mobility. sitkagear.com 

[3] HIGDON OUTDOORS XS CRAZY KICKER MALLARD — MSRP $119.99 

 

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Higdon Outdoors, maker of the official decoy of Ducks Unlimited, has launched a new line of motion decoys for duck hunters. Designed to mimic the kicking feet of a mallard drake tipping up to feed, this battery-powered decoy's adjustable feet spin and splash water to produce ripples throughout your spread. A 12-volt battery and charger are included. higdondecoys.com

[4] BANDED ATCHAFALAYA JACKET — MSRP $209.99

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Banded's Atchafalaya Jacket is designed to be a silent, windproof, waterproof jacket for all seasons. Built for comfort, the 100-percent polyester shell is paired with an ultra-soft coral fleece liner to generate and trap body heat. Other features include five pockets and YKK water-resistant zippers. banded.com 


[5] HARD CORE DECOYS PRO SERIES CANADA GOOSE FLOATER TOUCHDOWN SIX-PACK — MSRP $189.99

HArdcoreGOoseHard Core's new lifelike Canada goose floaters offer realism and durability for goose hunters. The decoys feature flocked heads, realistic paint schemes, and a unique WhaleTail keel for added movement. The Touchdown six-pack contains four head positions, including two super sentries, two semi-sentries, one resting sentry, and one surface feeder. hardcore-brands.com 

5 IDEAS for $225+ 

[1] HAWKE OPTICS 8X42 ENDURANCE HD BINOCULARS — MSRP $249

 

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Scouting has never been easier with the new Endurance HD binoculars from Hawke Optics. 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 

[2] ITASCA DU WADERS IN NEW DU MOSSY OAK SHADOW GRASS BLADES — MSRP $259.99

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Itasca is adding the new Ducks Unlimited Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camouflage to its popular line of DU-branded waders. With an impressive six-millimeter neoprene outer shell and 1,200-gram Thinsulate-lined boots, these waders are a natural choice for late-season waterfowling. They also come with Itasca's unique Wader Weld seam-seal construction, 10.5-inch tall boots, a clip-on shell pouch, and several other key features. gandermountain.com

[3] DRAKE WATERFOWL LST GUARDIAN REFUGE HS 3-LAYER SYSTEMS COAT — MSRP $350

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Drake Waterfowl, the official apparel partner of Ducks Unlimited, offers this high-performance hunting coat, which delivers complete protection from the elements. The LST Guardian Refuge HS 3-Layer Systems Coat features a waterproof, breathable polyurethane-coated nylon shell and a synthetic down Pac-Jacket liner. Other highlights include special pockets for holding calls and keys, a roll-up hood, adjustable neoprene cuffs, fleece-lined collar, and a draw-cord waist. drakewaterfowl.com

 

[4] DECAMO SPORT JACKET IN MOSSY OAK SHADOW GRASS BLADES — MSRP $450 

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The DeCamo Sport Jacket is designed with year-round comfort in mind. Constructed of woven polyester, this stylish two-button sport coat comes with a breathable black mesh lining and single back vent and is decked out in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camouflage. decamosportjackets.com 


[5] DRAKE WATERFOWL MST EQWADER BREATHABLE INSULATED WADERS — MSRP $329.95

 

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Drake Waterfowl has overhauled its Eqwader wading system to provide outstanding comfort and versatility. Drake's MST Eqwader Breathable Insulated Waders feature a three-layer breathable system built around 300-gram poly-insulated bibs for premium protection and flexibility. Other features include No-Buckle straps on both the front and back of the shoulder, handwarmer pockets inside the bibs, a cargo pouch with waterproof zipper, and 1,200-gram Thinsulate boots. drakewaterfowl.com