October 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

October is upon us and many northern states' waterfowl seasons have begun already. October also means temperatures are getting lower with every north wind. Here are a few items to keep you warm in the blind, no matter what the weather conditions. Also make sure to check out the daily gear features, part of DU's Opening Day Web site.

DU Northwinds® Bib

DU Northwind® Bib
  • Constructed of durable-yet-soft double-weave fabric and accented with Rhino Tough™ fabric
  • 100% waterproof, breathable RainBlocker® protection
  • Removable liner pant constructed of remarkable three-layer fleece with WindBlocker™
  • Loaded with pockets featuring waterproof zippers, and two D-rings for keys, calls, flashlight, etc.
  • Reinforced seat and knees for added durability
  • 24" leg zippers with storm flap
  • Color: MAX-4 camo
  • Sizes: M-2XL

Available from Whitewater Outdoors

Ducks Unlimited® Insulated Rubber Knee Boots

DU Knee Boots
  • Insulated 16" rubber knee boots
  • Constructed of high-quality, long-lasting, scent-free natural rubber
  • Cotton duck lining
  • Removable EVA insole
  • Side take-up straps
  • Steel shank and tractor-tread soles

Available from Mad Dog Gear

RNT Duck Hunter Call

RNT Duck Hunter Call

The Hunter series duck call comes decked out with a custom-crafted wooden barrel and a hand-tuned, molded-polymer insert. Each piece of wood is hand selected from RNT's fine stock of Cocobolo wood. This is a great entry-level call with the drop-dead-gorgeous looks and sound you come to expect from RNT.

  • Single reed
  • Molded-polymer insert
  • Brass band
  • Cocobolo barrel: Cocobolo comes from the west coast of Central America and is selected for its high oil content. Its color varies from a rich red to an attractive yellow-orange striped appearance. It is a hard wood weighing 65 lb./ft. Old timers say the wetter it gets, the better it sounds. Cocobolo has a full, deep sound and is regarded as the best all-around wood among hunters

Available from RNT Calls