August 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Waterfowler's Wish List

The DU E-Newsletter Gear Guides have featured long lists of gadgets which can fill up blind bags, but the Guide has yet to focus on the larger tools of the trade. This month features waterfowling gear that fills up driveways and garages. The pre-season ritual of piecing together a wish list can now begin. Enjoy! 

Yamaha – 2012 Grizzly 700 FI Automatic 4x4 EPS

The 2012 Grizzly 700 will get you and all your gear to and from the blind, through any conditions this season. This most powerful Grizzly with its 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine and light weight has the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility ATV.

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MOmarsh – Fatboy DP Duck Boat Combo

Looking for that game-changer in the marsh? Slip into shallow marshes other hunters can't access with the MOmarsh Fatboy. 

MOmarsh Fatboy DP Duck Boat Combo is part layout blind and part boat. The Fatboy DP Combo is designed for down and dirty duck hunting in flooded fields and other shallow water areas. The boat's self-balancing tunnel hull offers excellent stability for stand up poling through thick cover and shallow waters.

MOmarsh Fatboy DP Duck Boat Combo Features: 
  • Access hidden, shallow backwater areas 
  • Self-balancing, hard-cast fiberglass hull 
  • Doubles as a floating layout blind 
  • InvisaLounge Layout Seat, adjusts from 10 to 90 degrees 
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War Eagle Boats – 860 

Are you looking to hunt big lakes and rivers this season? Be mobile on the big water with the 18-foot War Eagle. 

The 860 gives you plenty of room to add several storage compartments, like rod or gun boxes. These boats have wide bottoms giving you ample space to carry all of your equipment or several passengers.

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Remington – Versa Max 

The Versa Max is Remington's newest addition to the waterfowling world. Proven in the field and in extreme tests of endurance with thousands of test rounds, it cycles all 12-gauge loads with ultimate consistency, softer recoil and less maintenance than you've ever experienced. Any load. Anywhere. Every time.


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Avery Outdoors – Quick-Set Duck Boat Blind Combo (14-16 foot)

Stay hidden and comfortable in the Avery quick-set boat blind. The Avery Outdoors Quick-Set Duck Boat Blind Combo fits your 14-16 foot boat and includes frame, camouflage netting and wind blockers. 

  • FrictionLoc frame design 
  • Durable fluted aluminum 
  • Installs in under two hours 
  • One-time installation 
  • Can be removed in 2 minutes 
  • Exclusive RivNut system 
  • 5 second set up/take down 
  • Netted for easy stubbling 
  • DuraMax WindBlockers 
  • Entire frame fits inside boat 
  • Mounts to most duck boats 
  • Haul your boat at any speed 
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Custom Cottage Inc. – Sportsman's Cottage

Looking for a duck camp near a secluded hunting location? Bring your own duck camp this season.  

Custom Cottage is a customizable, multi-season mobile shelter for hunting, fishing, camping, construction sites or overflow visitors. The Custom Cottage is there any time you need a comfortable mobile shelter. 

  • All-Aluminum Alloy Frame and Shell 
  • Hand TIG Welded 
  • ¾" Marine-Grade Dry-Treated Plywood for Flooring 
  • Insulated
  • Heavy-Duty Wiring 
  • Combination Lighting (Incandescent or Fluorescent and LP Gas)
  • Three (3) Thousand-Pound Power Jacks for Lifting and Leveling
  • Stereo CD and DVD Player - Wired for Satellite
  • Custom Cedar Cabinetry
  • Empire DV-215 15,000 BTU Direct Vent Furnace - Thermostatically Controlled
  • Three (3) Interior 120-volt Outlets
  • Hand Crank Fail Safe Backup Standard Feature on Power Jacks
  • Marine Grade Carpet
  • Hole Covers for Ice Fishing Models
  • Huge Drop Door on Rear of Sportsmans Cottage for ATV or Other Large-Item Loading
  • Rear Dinette Transitions Into a Queen Size Bed
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