December 2013 Gear Guide

Waterfowler's Holiday Wish List
We know what duck and goose hunters want this winter (other than frigid temperatures and steady north winds, that is). The DU Newsletter editorial team created the 2013 Waterfowler's Wish List for the waterfowl hunter in your life – or for you to add to your own list this holiday season! Offering a mix of large and small items, this year's wish list will be perfect for beginners and seasoned sportsmen alike. Enjoy the holiday season! 


NEW SHE® Outdoor Insulated Hunting Jacket for Ladies

As more women waterfowl hunters head to the duck blind this year, be sure to keep your hunting partner comfortable and camouflaged. Designed specifically for female hunters, the SHE outdoor insulated hunting jacket will ward off a chill. The jacket zips in front and features 100 grams of Thermolite Insulation for lightweight warmth and two zippered handwarmer pockets. 

For more information, please visit www.basspro.com.

Filson Guide Waterfowl Sweater

The Filson Guide Waterfowl Sweater was designed specifically for waterfowling. Wear this as a layer, or it can be worn by itself on milder days. Water repellent oil finish Shelter Cloth protects shoulders and arms from wet and abrasion. Because the shelter cloth wraps completely around the wrists, you can rest your arms on your knees when sitting for long periods in wet waders and your arms will stay dry. The button front controls ventilation. This versatile sweater has many uses in the field or at work. Imported.

Features:
  • Right shoulder shooting patch 
  • 4 button-neck closure 
For more information, please visit www.filson.com

Remington – VERSA MAX® – REALTREE® AP™ HD™ CAMO

Make the waterfowler in your household dance with joy this holiday season by giving him the gift he or she can take to the field year after year. The Versa Max's versatility offers quality shooting for multiple shotgunning scenarios. Proven in the field with extreme tests of endurance with thousands of test rounds, it cycles 12-gauge loads with ultimate consistency, softer recoil and less maintenance than you've ever experienced.

Features:
  • Cycles 12-gauge rounds from 2 3/4" to 3 1/2" magnum
  • Versaport™ gas system regulates cycling pressure based on shell length
  • Reduces recoil to that of a 20-gauge
  • Self-cleaning: Continuously cycled thousands of rounds in torture test
  • Synthetic stock and fore-end with over-molded grips
  • Drilled and tapped receiver
  • Enlarged trigger guard opening and larger safety for easier use with gloves
  • Nickel Barrel and Nickel Teflon plated internal components offer extreme corrosion resistance
  • Realtree® AP™ HD™ Camo 
  • Includes 4 Pro Bore Extended Choke Tubes (Skeet, IC, Mod and Extra Full) 
For more information, please visit www.remington.com.

Camp Chef – Ranger II Blind Stove

Even when the ducks aren't flying, a Camp Chef Ranger II duck blind stove allows you to keep everyone in the blind happy, and their stomachs full. There are multiple uses, so whether you're cooking in the duck blind or at a tailgate party you should never have to sacrifice cooking power. The Ranger II is a big stove in a compact body ideal for duck blind breakfast burritos, or warming up a pot of coffee. 

Features:
  • Lightweight design for portability
  • Each cast aluminum burner powers 17,000 BTU 
  • Fully adjustable heat-control dials
  • Matchless ignition
  • Regulator and 5-ft. hose included
Specifications:
  • Total output: 34,000 BTU/hr
  • Dimensions: 12.5"L x 19.5"W x 5"H
  • Burner grate dimensions: 8" x 8"
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Warranty: One year
For more information, please visit www.campchef.com.

GHG Pro Grade No-Head Feeder Mallard Duck Decoys 

Decoys are always on the waterfowler's wish list. Even if you don't know what species or type, GHG's Pro Grade No-Head Feeders are a safe bet and can be combined with any decoy spread. The feeding pose brings a sense of security to a spread, and offers a realistic look for circling ducks. Includes 1 hen and 1 drake.

For more information, please visit www.mackspw.com.

Coleman – 8D Square Pack-Away® Full Size Lantern – Green

Whether you're in a duck boat or a shore blind, the early morning darkness can wreck havoc on gear, people and dogs. Light your blind up with Coleman's 8D Square Pack lantern. 

Features:
  • 15-watt fluorescent spiral U-tube for a brighter, whiter light 
  • Lantern collapses into itself with patented Pack-Away® design 
  • Reflector directs light upward and outward providing more efficient lighting 
  • Automatically shuts off when collapsed in built-in storage case saves batteries 
  • Easy three-position twist/turn switch: Off/Low/High 
  • Easy bulb and battery replacement 
  • Bail handle for easy carrying or convenient hanging 
  • Cool touch fluorescent tube keeps lantern running cool 
  • Limited 5-year warranty 
  • Bulb: 15-watt fluorescent spiral 
  • Lumens: 390 lumens on high 
  • Run time: 24 hours on low, 12 hours on high 
  • Operates: 8D batteries, not included 
  • Dimensions (Open): 6.25 in. x 6 in. x 11.7 in. (15.88 cm. x 15.24 cm. x 29.72 cm.) 
  • Fluorescent tube(s) contain mercury (Hg) and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws 
For more information, please visit coleman.com

Camp Chef – Classic 12-Inch Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Cooking in a Dutch oven is nothing new, but one can't go wrong preparing your next duck camp meal using this six-quart, 12" Dutch oven. This cast iron piece has a flange on the lid making it excellent for cooking with charcoal briquettes or wood. To maintain that true sportsmanship feel, the lid is etched with a beautiful white tail deer. Each piece of Camp Chef cast iron cookware comes pre-seasoned with our "True Seasoned Finish" providing a natural, easy-release surface that is ready to cook on.

Specifications:
  • Volume: 6 Qt.
  • Depth: 3 7/8"
  • Inside Diameter: 11 3/4"
  • Outside Diameter: 12 3/8"
  • Weight: 20 lbs.
  • Serves: 12-14
For more information, please visit www.campchef.com.

Stainless Orvis Game Shears

A quality set of game shears should be in every waterfowler's blind bag. Orvis' Game Shears are crafted in Italy of forged stainless steel. They cut through bone, skin, and cartilage with ease, allowing you to clean your limit in no time at all. Corrosion resistant. 

For more information, please visit www.orvis.com.

Avery Neoprene Hand Warmer

Keep your hands toasty when temperatures dip with Avery's Neoprene Hand Warmer. Originally designed as hand protection for waterfowlers, this handwarmer will work for everything from deer hunting to ice fishing.

Features:
  • Waterproof 3mm neoprene
  • Warm Sportfleece liner
  • Snap hooks attach to any waders
  • Holds ten 3-1/2 inch shotgun shells 
  • 3 pockets & 3 choke tube sleeves
  • Belt adjusts to 60 inches
For more information, please visit www.mackspw.com.

Drake Men's Wingshooter Shirt

Drake's Wingshooter shirt offers mesh underarm panels and multiple vents, designed to keep you cool on the hunt or at the range. The extension collar helps block the sun, and this button-down style shirt features a 4-pocket design that includes a vertical chest pocket and large chest pockets with button closures. 

Features:
  • Made of 100 percent polyester
  • 4-pocket design includes a vertical chest pocket and large chest pockets with button closures
  • Button-down closure
  • Short sleeves
  • Extension collar helps block the sun
  • Mesh underarm panels and front and back vents provide breathability
For more information, please visit www.academy.com

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Leatherman Crunch Multi Tool

Leatherman's Crunch Multi Tool offers everything a waterfowler needs in one, easy to carry tool. The Crunch clamps up to a 1-inch diameter pipe, and if you remove the adjusting screw, you'll find a hex-bit adapter built right in. This ideal blind bag necessity has a variety of handy tools. The Leatherman Crunch measures 4 inches closed and weighs in at 6.9 ounces. 

Includes: 
  • 420HC Sheep's Foot serrated knife
  • Locking pliers 
  • Wire cutters 
  • Hard-wire cutters 
  • Wire stripper
  • Small screwdriver
  • Medium screwdriver 
  • Large screwdriver 
  • Phillips screwdriver 
  • Wood/Metal file
  • Bottle opener 
  • Ruler 
  • Hex bit driver in-handle adjustment screw slot 
For more information, please visit www.leatherman.com

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Rubbermaid Infinity 14-Gallon Mossy Oak Tote

Hunters have a lot of miscellaneous gear, so this camouflage storage tote from Rubbermaid will be filled with equipment. It's a versatile holiday gift for every outdoorsman or woman. 

Features:
  • Ideal for storing hunting supplies & clothing
  • Microban anti-microbial protection
  • Large 14-gallon capacity holds lots of gear
  • Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity camo pattern
For more information, please visit www.gandermountain.com.

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Ducks & Bucks – 4 Season Cart Blind

This gift may change the way a waterfowler hunts. This multi-functioning cart serves as a duck blind, cart, floating sled and many more options. 

The Ducks & Bucks cart blind enables sportsmen to transport gear in and set up a dry, protected blind. Following the hunt, the blind transforms back into the cart for easy storage and hauling purposes. 

Features:

  • Constructed of lightweight environmentally safe materials
  • Can be used on land, in the swamp, flooded timber, marsh, or on the ice
  • All season, all weather, and multifunctional piece of equipment
For more information, please visit www.ducksbucks.com.