January 2012 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Late-season musts
The weather during the 2011-2012 waterfowl season has been mild and unpredictable, forcing hunters to face abnormal conditions. Adapting to unusual hunting conditions depends heavily on having the correct gear. The January E-newsletter Gear Guide provides items that are flexible for multiple conditions and allow hunters to adjust their hunting style, comfort and capabilities. 

Sitka™ Traverse Gloves

Gloves can be a burden as the weather fluctuates, so finding an all-weather solution is a must. Sitka's Traverse gloves are wind-resistant, breathable, lightweight option that also provides warmth on chilly mornings. 
  • Wind resistant 
  • Breathable
  • Four-way-stretch soft shell
  • Sizes: M-XL
Camo patterns: OptiFade™ Concealment Forest and OptiFade™ Concealment Open Country

For more Sitka gear options, visit www.sitkagear.com.

GSI Outdoors - Glacier Stainless Ketalist

The Glacier Stainless Ketalist is a compact, kettle-centric, campfire-cooking and-eating solution. Slow mornings offer a great opportunity to impress hunting partners with hot coffee or a duck-blind breakfast. GSI Outdoors offers a boiler, bowl and mug kettle kit that serves as an all-purpose duck-blind cooking kit. 
  • One-liter, ultra-light boiler
  • Bowl
  • Mug-insulating sleeve
  • Large spoon/utensil
  • Carrying bag
For more camp cooking options, visit www.gsioutdoors.com.

LaCrosse Burly 18-inch ATS 1200g Boots

Warmer weather can lead to shedding waders when possible. Keep your feet dry and warm in the blind with LaCrosee Burly Advance Traction System 18-inch boots. 

The secure fit and high quality rubber compounds create a comfortable fit while providing the necessary protection in nasty conditions. 
  • 1,200 grams of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation for cold-weather protection
  • Removable EVA insoles
  • 9mm wool felt midsoles
  • Fiberglass shanks
  • Men's whole sizes: 6-15
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Avery Finisher Gun Sling

Staying mobile and changing hunting locations means lugging your waterfowl gun around, sometimes through deep mud and high water. Take the weight off and keep your hands free with Avery's Gun Sling. 

Avery Finisher Gun Sling features: 
  • 7mm neoprene body 
  • 6 ABT air cushions 
  • Tough DuraStretch face 
  • Rubberized backing for traction 
  • Uncle Mike's locking steel swivels 
  • Heavy-duty webbing 
  • Thumb loop 
  • Adjusts to 48 inches total length
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Drake LST 4-in-1 Wader Hunting Jacket

Layering begins with your hunting jacket. Drake's LST 4-in-1 allows you to adapt your comfort throughout the day. Shed the heavy outer shell as the morning warms up, or simply wear the liner. This hunting jacket allows you to check the weather, and adjust your desired comfort before leaving the house. 

  • 100 percent waterproof
  • Breathable micro-fleece outer layer 
  • Adjustable neoprene cuffs 
Reversible Liner:
  • Water-repellent micro-fleece camouflage outer
  • 200 grams of poly insulation
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Magnetic chest call pouch
  • Zippered license/key pouch
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Yamaha – SecureMount ATV Utility Table

Whether working on your gear or standing around after a hunt, there is always a need for more space. Adding a SecureMount utility table to your ATV provides extra work area and table space. 

The Yamaha SecureMount table opens to 6 feet wide. Durable rubber straps and dampers hold the table wings securely closed and reduce rattle when you ride. The table can be used as a standard rack when closed or a multi-function table when open. Table wings have a 15-pound weight capacity and should be used only when the vehicle is not in motion. Front mount only.

Visit Yamaha Outdoors to see more accessory options. 

Avery KillerWeed Single-Color Camouflage Kit

Late-season ducks and geese have seen it all, and can spot an unconcealed blind easily. Make you and your blind disappear with Avery KillerWeed camouflage kits. The two-pound bundles are designed to fully conceal a layout blind in any environment. The different kits allow you to match your surroundings, or combine several to allow create an effective camo solution.

The KillerWeed Single Kits work great for complementing these new Avery products:  
  • Five-color All-Terrain Kit
  • Golden Harvest Kits
  • WinterWheat Kits 
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Styx River Camouflage Paint Spray Can

Staying concealed in tough hunting conditions can call for added camouflage on your gear.  Styx River camouflage spray paint offers a fast-drying solution while in the field. 

This paint is formulated to give you a flat, durable, non-reflective finish that is rust inhibitive and water resistant. The color selections of these paints are designed to let you blend with natural settings, breaking up outlines and shapes, using licensed pattern stencil kits. 

For use on boats, ATVs and blinds.

  • Durable on many surfaces 
  • Color formulated to reproduce today's licensed patterns 
  • Non-reflective 
  • Designed to create lifelike results when blending colors together 
  • Fast drying under normal conditions 
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.