February 2012 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Gear up for Light Geese
The Light Goose Conservation Order has created new buzz in the waterfowling world and as more hunters chase light geese every year, the equipment continues to improve. Decoying large flocks of snows, blues and Ross's geese means quality decoy spreads, well-hidden hunters and plenty of time spent scouting. The February DU E-Newsletter Gear Guide offers a combination of equipment to help improve your success and comfort while hunting the liberal spring goose season.  

GreenHead Gear - Pro Grade Life-Size Snow and Blue Goose Decoy Shells

In some cases, it's all about decoy numbers. Increase your decoy spread with easy-to-transport goose shells. The 5/8 body design offers full-body effect for approaching birds. These shells stack for maximum space efficiency and the seamless bodies are durable under extreme conditions. Decoys are sold in 12-packs, including 12 motion stakes. 

Body and head assortments: 
  • Actives: Four of each adult head style and two of each juvenile head style 
  • Feeders: Four of each adult head style and two of each juvenile head style
Get more information about GHG Decoys at Mack's Prairie Wings.

Haydel's Game Calls - Blue and Snow Goose Call

LGCO regulations allow hunters to use electronic calls, but throwing in an extra cluck or feeding growl adds an extra touch of realism. Haydel's blue and snow goose call produces the shrill, raucous sounds of light geese. This easy-blowing call allows novice and experienced callers to create lifelike goose sounds. 

Get more information at Haydel's Game Calls.

Tanglefree - Slammer Socks Goose Decoys 

Spring migration happens quickly and birds are constantly on the move. Keeping your decoy spread mobile can provide consistent light geese shooting. Tanglefree Slammer Socks goose decoys are a lightweight solution for providing big decoy numbers without losing realism. Built with durable, lightweight components, these decoys will allow you to fool one of the most difficult birds to decoy. Available in 12-pack snow geese only.

Slammer Socks Features: 
  • "Show Me" motion master back support system for use in all weather conditions 
  • 28-inch fiberglass rod 
  • 23-x-13-inch Tyvek sock 
  • Stainless steel back support 
  • Rubber washers 
For more information, visit Tanglefree.

Avery Outdoors - Migrator M-2 Layout Blind

Stay comfortable and concealed with Avery Outdoors' Migrator M-2. This durable, low-profile, full-frame blind folds up into a very compact 31-x-37-x-8.5-inch space in seconds, and includes backpack straps for easy transport into the field. 

A rust-proof powder-coated aluminum frame houses elongated 51.5-inch doors and a 25-inch-wide cockpit for easy entry and exit. The outer cover is made of a weather-proof 900D Duramax material and includes an 1800D ballistic cloth floor. Enjoy the ergonomic, padded seat during all-day hunts. 

For more information about the Migrator M-2, or other Avery products, visit Mack's Prairie Wings.

Final Approach - Full-Body Blue Goose

Final Approach's full-body blue goose decoys add a durable, lifelike touch to any light goose spread.

The five different head styles increase the decoys' visibility from a distance, making them stand out among other head positions. 

  • High-definition texture 
  • Custom paint schemes 
  • Six-pack with five different active heads 
  • Injection-molded Dura-Connect™ head-attachment system with lifetime guarantee, featuring removable swivels for different positions 
  • Uprights include: Four unique adult heads and one juvenile 
For more information on these decoys, visit Final Approach

Hawke Optics - Premiere 10x42

Scouting for light geese is a must as the birds work their way north, and having quality binoculars makes this process much easier. The full-size Premier binoculars were developed to provide value in an attractive, water-resistant design. 

The fully coated optics in the lightweight body are encased in an ergonomic rubber design and ensure a great viewing experience.
  • Fully coated optics
  • Lightweight polycarbonate body
  • Neoprene strap and carrying case
  • BAK 4 prisms
For more information, visit Hawke Optics.

Costa Sunglasses - Double Haul

If you've ever faced the rising sun in a layout blind, you understand the importance of quality sunglasses for light goose hunters. Costa's newest frame, the Double Haul, provides quality, full-eye coverage for any outdoor adventure. The signature vent system alleviates lens fog in extreme weather conditions, making sure your glasses don't fog up as geese are decoying. 
  • Hydrolite™ no-slip nose pads
  • Sturdy integral hinges
  • Durable co-injected molded temples for a comfortable "forget-they're-on" fit 
  • Available in tortoise, black and the new translucent crystal frame colors 
For more information, visit Costa.