September 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Document your hunts
Waterfowler's cherish moments spent afield, and every season we reflect on the good times spent with family and friends. The DU E-newsletter Editorial Team knows capturing these experiences is important, and has selected several items that can help you document your hunts. Whether through a journal, photos or videos – this month's Gear Guide offers the equipment to share your waterfowling memories. 


GoPro—HD HERO

The GoPro HD HERO offers waterfowl hunters a digital still and video option. Capture high-quality 1080p video of a great retrieve, and then pose for a hero photo after the hunt. The GoPro provides both capabilities, plus additional options for unique video angles. 
  • GoPro's HD HERO is the world's highest performance wearable 1080p HD video and still photo camera. 
  • Professional quality 1080p / 960p / 720p HD resolutions record at 30 and 60 frames per second (60 fps in 720p). 
  • Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card.
  • The camera shoots automatic five megapixel photos at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals. 
For more information, visit www.gopro.com.

Vanguard—Alta Pro 263AGH Tripod

Most waterfowl hunters keep a camera ready at all times, but to capture those magazine-quality images, you have to use a tripod. 
The Alta Pro has a flexible tripod/ball and can help you achieve the out-of-this-world photography you're attempting. 

Its Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze. 

The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod's stability. 

Its GH-100 pistol grip-style ball head has a Grip Position Release System with a handle that allows 360-degrees of panning movements and -32 to +90 degrees of side-to-side tilt and -8 to +0--degree back to front tilt movement all around.

Additional tripod features include:
  • Advanced camera vibration and shock control
  • Aluminum alloy legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
  • Quick-flip leg locks
  • Hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability
  • Non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains
  • Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees
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Hunter Hills—Waterfowl Journal

Waterfowl hunting can leave a lasting impression, so keep track of your days afield with this hand-crafted, leather-bound Waterfowl Field Journal. Pre-formatted pages include date, location, weather, air temperature, wind, type of hunt, species, gun, and more: 
  • 4 x 7 inches
  • 110 formatted pages
For more information about these waterfowl journals, visit www.hunterhillsjournal.com.

Avery® KillerWeed™ Ground Blind Kits

To get the best images and video, you're going to have to be close. Blend into your surroundings with Avery KillerWeed ground blind kits. 

Durable and weather-resistant, KillerWeed provides camouflage cover for your blind while shooting up-close images and video. Crafted of natural grasses, dyed and mixed to disappear against cornfield, grain- stubble, green-wheat and marshland backgrounds. 

Camouflage patterns: All Terrain, Golden Harvest, Winter Wheat, Smartweed. 

For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Avery® Sportsman's Camera Bag 

Camera equipment needs to be protected from the elements waterfowl hunters face on a regular basis. Avery's Sportsman's Camera Bag can provide that protection. 
  • Organize all your photography gear 
  • Shockproof foam lining 
  • Removable internal dividers for custom fit 
  • Three battery/cord sleves
  • Dimensions: 7"H x 10"W x 5"D 
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Vanguard—Window Mount PH304

There are times when a tripod isn't an option while waterfowl hunting. The PH304 Window Mount can attach to the side of a blind or a boat, to allow you capture the moment no matter the location. 

PH pan head window mounts have unique bases and non-slip platforms. 

They easily attach to vehicle windows, tripods, tublar structures and others, enabling steady use of cameras, camcorders or spotting scopes for effortless panning.

For more information, visit Vanguard.