2009 Holiday Gear Guide

Waterfowl hunters are famous for being "gear junkies" and that helps during the holiday season. If you have a waterfowl hunter on your list, or you are dropping subtle hints to those searching for your perfect gift, the DU E-newsletter editorial staff has compiled some can't-miss recommendations. Also, make sure to check out the daily Gear Features on Opening Day-First Flight for more gift ideas!


Muddy Wader Bag with Dry Dock™

Muddy Wader Bag from DrakeNo more throwing muddy waders into an SUV or car. Transport your waders and keep your vehicle clean with this heavy-duty Wader Bag. The bag is designed with a zip-out liner that can be removed and washed. The pull-out Dry Dock™ mat provides a place to stand without getting your socks wet or muddy - simply step into the bag to remove your waders, and then step out on the Dry Dock™ mat to change into your shoes. The rugged HD2 shell fabric and Swamp Sole™ rubber bottom make this bag durable enough for the abuse that only waterfowl hunters can dish out. Comes with a neoprene shoulder strap and heavy-duty hardware, plus internal and external pockets on the top flap to store extra shoes, socks or base layers.

Construction: Rugged HD2 Material, Removable Plastic Sidewalls

To check out more about the Muddy Wader Bag Dry Dock or more from Drake Waterfowl go to http://www.drakewaterfowl.com/products/DW324.php.



Life Sentence call

Life Sentence, Canada Goose Call – From Death Row Calls

Don't forget about the Canada goose hunter on everyone's list! The "Life Sentence" is an easy blowing, easy learning call that can hit anything from high-pitched Life Sentence call in actionspit notes to the deep-feeding murmurs and hiccups of giant Canada geese. The longer mouth piece allows the call to break over with less back pressure while the longer insert gives the call a deeper sound. The tapered-bore of the insert provides the call with built in back pressure along with maximum volume for suckering them in from long distance.

For more info about the Life Sentence and more from DRC, visit http://www.deathrowcalls.com/.



Sportsman's Brief Case

Sportsman's Brief Case from Avery Outdoors

The Sportsman's Brief Case is the perfect way to take your favorite hobby to work! Constructed from PVC-backed 900D polyester, this 10-pocket brief case is the perfect size for hauling paperwork, folders, binders as well as your laptop! Measures 16" wide x 12" tall x 4" deep. Available at www.averyoutdoors.com.




Garmin Oregon 550tOregon 550t – Garmin

The gift that literally can keep on giving; the Oregon 550T will get you to the blind and back home in time for a holiday feast. The navigator with the photographic memory – Oregon 550t combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera. Add preloaded U.S. topographic maps, along with high-sensitivity GPS, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass and microSD™ card slot. The result? A multi-purpose device that will make your biggest adventures even more memorable.

Click here for more information about the Oregon 550t.



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