January 2013 Gear Guide

New Year, New Gear
January is the perfect month to reflect on the waterfowl season—good days and bad—and pick out gear items that would have been handy during 2012-2013 hunting trips. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team has chosen several items based on their experiences this fall to help you start planning for the 2013-2014 season. 


Tracer – Sport Light 170 VP

Mobility is a necessity for many waterfowlers, and having a long-lasting, lightweight spotlight is key to staying mobile. This powerful, rechargeable spotlight from Tracer may come in handy next season.

Features:
  • Variable power precisely controls the light's power output
  • Torch light (half power and full beam)
  • Vertical filament 75W halogen bulb
  • 600m beam
  • High-impact Lexan polycarbonate lens with "Spot-Flood" adjustment
  • Fully weatherproof polycarbonate body
  • Heavy-duty coiled lead fitted with a fused 12V cigar plug and handle thread for remote mounting
For more information, visit www.tracerpower.com.

Avery® 12' Die-Cut Camo Blind Material

There are days in the field when one additional piece of camouflage material could have made all the difference. Avery die-cut material offers quick concealment in a variety of habitats.
  • Heavy-duty Camo Blind Material won't rot or mildew 
  • Camo patterns for nearly every situation 
  • Durable spun-woven synthetics 
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Cabela's X6 Shooter Gloves

It only takes one really cold morning to remind you that a quality pair of gloves is essential in the field. Cabela's X6 shooter gloves offer the comfort and mobility necessary for shotgunning. 
  • Exceptional dexterity and durability 
  • Stretch-fit microfleece backs keep hands warm, yet breathe in cool weather
  • Deluxe leather palms
  • Thin neoprene cuffs
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop closures
Sizes: M-2XL
Camo pattern: Mossy Oak Break-Up® Infinity™

Greenhead Gear® Neoprene Shell Belt

Carry in extra shells without having to use valuable blind bag space. Greenhead Gear's Neoprene Shell Belt will tote an additional 25 shells. 


  • 2-3/4" to 3-1/2" 12-gauge shells 
  • 2"-wide webbing belt 
  • Heavy-duty, quick-release buckle adjusts to 60" to fit comfortably over heavy jackets and waders
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

SureShot Game Calls – The Rascal 7-in-1 Call

The high-ball mallard call isn't always the answer. SureShot's Rascal 7-in-1 call will help catch the attention of multiple species. 

Easy adjustable tuning cap allows you to duplicate the true sound of a mallard drake, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, wigeon, pintail, and wood duck.

For more information, visit www.sureshotgamecalls.com.

Plano – Shell Case

Keep important gear safe from elements with Plano's shell case. Designed to carry ammunition, the hard plastic case can be stuffed with any hunting accessories.


  • Includes Plano's patented Universal Shell Holder
  • Comfortable handle
  • Top access in lid
  • Secure brass-bailed latch
  • Holds 6 boxes 2-3/4" or 3" shotgun shells
  • 15" x 8" x 10"

Mud River Dog Trainer's Bag

Carry all of your retriever's gear in one bag with the spacious and versatile trainer's bag from Mud River.



Features:
  • Heavy-duty, water-resistant poly shell 
  • Max 4 HD exterior, with olive-green lining 
  • Double-reinforced, water-resistant bottom 
  • Storage pockets for all of your training gear and first-aid supplies 
  • Sectioned-off front zipper pocket
  • Front magnetic pocket closures 
  • Back rubber-mesh pocket perfect for storing wet, dirty gear separately 
  • Two carry handles and shoulder strap 
  • Padded shoulder strap doubles as a waist belt (up to 44") 
  • Large 2" belt for hands-free training 
  • Opening designed to mimic a doctor's bag 
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Avery Trac-Loc Pole, Paddle & Foot System

Avery's 3-in-1 Trac-Loc Pole system offers a variety of tools every waterfowler can use. From retrieving decoys to push poling through the marsh, the Trac-Loc Pole system is designed to help do many of the before-and-after-waterfowling tasks. 
  • Paddle attachment
  • Trac-Loc push pole 
  • Marsh foot attachment
  • Injection molded from durable, high-impact ABS plastic
  • Two angled decoy line retriever slots
  • 54" total length
  • Maximum length is 10' 
  • Olive drab color
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.