Waterfowling Accessories

Waterfowlers are gear junkies.  Many times it can be the small gear items that make or break a good day afield.  Enjoy this collection of items that may change the outcome of your next hunt.

Bushnell Compacts Are Perfect for Blind Bag or Pocket

Lugging around large, cumbersome binoculars is usually not an option for waterfowl hunters. Blind bag space is at a premium. Bushnell may have just the answer with its new Legend Ultra HD binocular line. These compact, folding binoculars are small enough to slip in your pocket. The 10x25 Ultra HD features wide-angle BaK-4 porro prisms to ensure sharpness and detail. Lenses are multicoated. Encased in a nonslip rubber housing, these binoculars are 100 percent waterproof and fog-proof. bushnell.com

Thermacell Promises to Keep Your Feet Warm

For some duck hunters, cold feet are an everyday occurrence. Thermacell may be able to provide relief. This company recently unveiled Heated Insoles, a wireless and rechargeable system designed to keep your feet warm no matter how low the temperature drops. These water-resistant insoles feature self-contained heat sensors that can be regulated by a remote control. Settings include medium, high, and no-heat. Battery charges last approximately five hours, depending on use. Heated Insoles are available in sizes ranging from small to XXXL. thermacell.com

Zippo Breaks Out New Handwarmers

Handwarmers have been around for years, but Zippo has come out with a deluxe model designed to stay warm for up to 12 hours. This handy, compact device easily fits into a hunting parka pocket to deliver soothing heat to cold hands. Included is a fleece warming bag in Realtree AP camouflage and a filler cup for easy refueling. Available in black and Realtree HP camouflage, this portable handwarmer contains a platinum-catalyzed glass fiber burner, and is guaranteed for two years. Replacement burners are also available. zippo.com

Dead Ringer Introduces Duck Buster Shotgun Sight

Dead Ringer wants to put waterfowl hunters right on target with its new Duck Buster shotgun sight. Made of 100 percent machined aluminum, the Duck Buster is designed for all-weather hunting and low light conditions. This sight features a low-profile mounting system and fluorescent optical lexan light pipes. The Duck Buster is a rear oval sight with a built-in lead. The objective is to force the shooter to anchor his or her position on the firearm correctly during target engagement. deadringerhunting.com

Natural Camo May Make a Difference

Scent-free and packed in roller-ball vials, Natural Camo is a fresh addition to the hunter’s face-paint market. Available in fall and winter kits, this camo cover paint does not contain irritating waxes or chemicals. Vials provide for easy application. Just as important, this face paint is easily removed with water. In addition to the kits, individual vials and quick-clean tabs are also available. NaturalCamo.com

Gorilla Tape Available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity

Gear repairs are a given for people who enjoy outdoor sports. Heavy-duty tape can sometimes be the right solution for quick fixes in the field. Gorilla Tape, now available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camouflage, features an outer shell that is both UV and water-resistant, durable, and capable of sticking to rough and uneven surfaces. Each roll contains 12 yards of tape, making it a handy, yet compact blind bag addition. gorillatough.com

LightStar 80 Flashlight—Tough, Water-Resistant, and Bright

Made of aircraft-grade aluminum and featuring 80-lumen output, the LightStar 80 penlight is a handy piece of gear. A little more than five inches long, this flashlight is water resistant, has momentary on/off capability, and provides high color rendering index LED that produces vivid light. The LightStar 80 is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries for up to five hours. terraluxillumination.com