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April 2016 Gear Guide

Duck boats have come a long way in the last couple of decades. The faded paint, patched-hole jon boats of the past have given way to innovative fabrication techniques, unlimited customizations, and durability that doesn't compromise performance. The following boats are only a handful of what's on the market today, but this selection should cover the needs of duck and goose hunters who want to spend their season on the water.

February 2016 Gear Guide: Light Goose Gear

At the first hint of spring, or even a stiff south wind, light geese will begin nosing north. For those willing to brave the unpredictable elements offered by spring snow goose hunting, quality gear is imperative. This compilation of light goose gear covers a wide range of equipment necessary for effectiveness and all-day comfort, including ammunition, blinds, decoys and much more.

December 2015 Gear – Waterfowler's Wishlist

Shopping for the waterfowl hunter or conservationist this holiday season is now a simple process. This year's Waterfowler's Wishlist is a combination of DU-branded gear and items specifically chosen to fit the needs of duck or goose hunters.

Gear Guide: Decoy Roundup

Decoy manufacturers continue to improve the durability and realism of waterfowl decoys. The ability to mix and match species and body styles allows waterfowl hunters to create some of the most lifelike decoy spreads ever. If you’re looking to add a few blocks, or start a new decoy spread from scratch, here are a few recommendations.

Gator Tail Outboards Partners with DU: Tread Lightly

Gator Tail Outboards, a Ducks Unlimited partner, offers advice for treading lightly in the marsh this season.

October 2015 Gear Guide

Many northern states have opened for the regular duck season, while mid-latitude and southern waterfowlers are patiently waiting. The October Gear Guide is a collection of early- to mid-season necessities to help you kick off the 2015-2016 waterfowl season with success.

New Duck Calls for 2015

Duck and goose calls are a combination of folk art and musical instruments, and are among the most important tools for avid waterfowl hunters. Each call is designed a little bit different from the next, and the call maker, or call tuner, adds his unique touch. The 2015 Duck and Goose Call Roundup contains a variety of species and unique body styles from big-name call makers to small family shops across America. Find your next call here.

New Guns and Gear for 2015

Check out this year's selection of the latest shotguns, ammo, and gear for waterfowlers

Black Cloud® FS Steel® High Velocity

As a natural extension of the popular Black Cloud® waterfowl line, Black Cloud High Velocity pumps up the speed and lethal performance for hunters everywhere.

November 2014 Gear Guide: Game Changers

There is great waterfowling gear, and then there's gear that changes the way you spend your time in the field. The Newsletter editorial team has selected 10 items which were featured in 2014—DU magazine or DU Newsletter that may change the way a hunter approaches the field. The November Gear Guide is a compilation of these fantastic new products.

SportDog Brand - The Fowlers

SportDog Brand, a proud DU partner created a unique dog training film, focusing not only on training, but the relationships between handler and a gun dog. The Fowlers follows SportDog Category Managers Darrell Douglas and Clay Thompson and COO Willie Wallace as they discuss their waterfowl hunting journeys with their dogs.

9 Essentials for Traveling with Your Retriever

Reduce stress on your retriever by following these nine tips.

Gear Up for Bluewings

Blue-winged teal have been on a roll the past few years. In 2013, an estimated 7.7 million breeding bluewings were surveyed on their northern nesting grounds—60 percent above the long-term average. This year, that number is up 10 percent to 8.5 million breeding bluewings. With liberal seasons announced once again, including the addition of several northern states offering an experimental teal season, now is the time to start planning a teal hunt. Following is a list of essential gear to help you start your teal season off right.

New Guns & Gear for 2014

You don't want to miss this overview of new guns, ammo & accessories for the 2014 hunting season. By Ron Spomer and Chris Jennings.

March 2014 Gear Guide: Next Season's Gear

Waterfowl seasons have ended for most, yet spring continues to elude much of the country. Luckily for those still focused on waterfowling, this is the time of year when many companies announce new gear for next season. The March Gear Guide contains new products from manufacturers that will be available for the 2014-2015 waterfowl season. It's only six months away - start planning now.

February 2014 Gear Guide: Light Goose Gear

Since the Light Goose Conservation Order began in 1999, the end of duck season has been highlighted by the beginning of spring snow goose hunting. Chasing these birds isn't an easy task, and much like late-season waterfowling, spring goose hunting is gear intensive and tough on equipment. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team has sourced a handful of new and old products that add to the spring waterfowling experience.

January 2014 Gear Guide

There's no reason to suffer through a cold waterfowl hunt ever again. The DU Newsletter editorial team has chosen various levels of quality cold-weather gear for any hunter or situation. From base layers to gloves, this is the gear that will get you through the late season.

DU Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Picking up a few stocking stuffers for the waterfowler on your list could make rounding out your holiday shopping a whole lot easier! Here are a few items selected by the DU Newsletter editorial team that fit nicely in a stocking – or in a blind bag.

November 2013 Gear Guide

The DU Newsletter editorial team selected several gear pieces that may help you to improve the images and video you work hard to capture from the duck blind.

Waterfowl Ammo Guide

Looking for the perfect duck or goose load? Here are 10 popular ammo options to help narrow your selection. By Phil Bourjaily.

Waterfowler's Gear: Guide Series - Ducks Unlimited - Waders

Waterfowl hunting means facing tough weather and staying out in the elements all day. The Guide Series Ducks Unlimited Boot-foot Chest Waders provide warmth and comfort no matter the weather conditions.

October 2013 Gear Guide

Decoying ducks and geese with success hinges upon the creative tactics of the hunter and the realism provided by the decoys. Waterfowl 360 covers the tactics, now you just need the decoys. The October Gear Guide focuses on new decoys to get you started—or to complete—your best decoy spread ever.

September 2013 Gear Guide: Digital Tools for Waterfowlers

Get down and digital for waterfowl this season! Tech-savvy or not, it's in every waterfowler's best interest to utilize the tools provided by organizations and companies this season. In this digital age, there are resources available to help you find a new place to hunt, shoot, and potentially help you bag more birds this season. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team has chosen several online tools to help you get your season started.

July 2013 Gear Guide

Great suggestions for gear items and equipment you might need to replace.

A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting

New Waterfowling Guns for 2013

There are several new guns for waterfowlers in 2013, plus great new features have been added to existing shotguns.

May 2013 Gear Guide

Waterfowlers get bogged down with gear gadgets every season and forget one of the most important factors in waterfowling – shooting. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team sourced items, not including firearms, to accompany your off-season shotgunning sessions.

New Guns & Gear for 2013

Take a look at our annual selection of the latest shotguns, ammo and accessories for waterfowlers.

April 2013 Gear Guide

The DU E-News Editorial Team has selected several gear items to add before summer begins—and as a bonus, they are ideal for fall activities as well.

March 2013 Gear Guide

Retriever training is a year-round process and to be sure your retriever is in top shape for next season, it's time to get to work. The DU Newsletter editorial team has chosen a handful of retriever training items that may help you prepare a puppy – or an experienced dog – for the 2013-2014 waterfowl season.

February 2013 Gear Guide

The Light Goose Conservation Order is just beginning, and there's a whole new assortment of gear for these difficult birds. Choosing from a pile of possible gear selections, we've narrowed it down to a few items that may improve your light goose hunting season.

January 2013 Gear Guide

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.

December 2012 Gear Guide

There is one constant in late-season waterfowling: cold weather. Being prepared for extreme winter weather will keep you comfortbale in the duck blind even in the toughest hunting conditions. The DU Newsletter editorial team has selected winter-weather gear that could find its way onto your Christmas list.

November Gear Guide: Goose Decoys

Goose decoys come in a wide variety, including different head positions, shells, full-body, floaters and more. This season there are several new styles, along with a few time-tested models with slight upgrades.

November Gear Guide: Diver Decoys

Diver hunters need life-like realism and a high level of durability to withstand the big water punishment. The DU Newsletter editorial team selected a variety of decoys to use in multiple diver duck habitats.

November Gear Guide: Puddler Decoys

Puddlers make up the more common decoys on the market today, but as technology advances, so do these decoys. New paint schemes, fully flocked bodies, and motion stakes provide new tweaks to the traditions of waterfowling over blocks.

October 2012 Gear Guide

The DU Newsletter editorial team selected several gear pieces which may allow you to improve the images and video you work hard to capture.

September 2012 Gear Guide: Gear Bags

The September Gear Guide is all about waterfowling bags. The DU E-Newsletter editorial team has selected multiple bags, backpacks and vests for you to examine. Find one that suits your waterfowling style!

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.

Lightweight Zipper Waders are the Real Deal

"Zipper waders? I'd be afraid they'd leak."

New Goose Calls for 2012

Legendary waterfowl hunter and outdoor writer Nash Buckingham once said, "A duck call in the hands of the unskilled is one of conservation's greatest assets." The August Gear Guide contains new duck and goose call options for the 2012-2013 waterfowl season. It's the perfect time of year to get a new duck or goose call, and there's still time before opening day to learn how to use it.

New Duck Calls for 2012

Legendary outdoor writer Nash Buckingham once said, "A duck call in the hands of the unskilled is one of conservation's greatest assets." The August Gear Guide contains new duck and goose call options for the 2012-2013 waterfowl season. It's the perfect time of year to get a new duck or goose call, and there's still time before opening day to learn how to use it.

10 Essential Items for DIY Waterfowl Hunts

If you are planning a do-it-yourself waterfowl hunting trip this fall, packing the right gear can make the difference between a successful adventure and a dismal failure. Here are 10 often-overlooked items that you shouldn't leave home without.

July 2012 Gear Guide

Wade into the 2012-2013 waterfowl season

Five Small Spreads for Ducks

Here's how to make the most of a limited number of decoys in five common waterfowl habitats. Illustrations by Kevin Hand.

June 2012 Gear Guide

The June Gear Guide serves as an excellent resource for anyone searching for the perfect Father's Day gift, or a waterfowler doing some mid-summer preparation around the duck camp.

May 2012 Gear Guide

Gearing up is a year-round process. Stay one step ahead with dual-purpose equipment.

April 2012 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Preparation for the 2012-2013 waterfowl season begins now!

March 2012 Waterfowl Gear Guide

There is no such thing as downtime for an avid waterfowler. March is a great time to work on gear, thoroughly clean guns, focus on dog training and begin sourcing new products for the 2012-2013 waterfowl season.

February 2012 Waterfowl Gear Guide

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.

January 2012 Waterfowl Gear Guide

The January E-newsletter Gear Guide provides items that are flexible for multiple conditions and allows hunters to adjust their hunting style, comfort and capabilities.

Useful Tools for Waterfowl Hunters

It never hurts to be prepared, and keeping the right gear handy helps.

Waterfowler's Gear: Final Approach Floating Blind Bag - Large

Spacious, floaitng blind bag from Final Approach offers great design for waterfowlers needing extra room for gear.

December 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

The Holiday Gear Guide is your go-to resource for the waterfowl hunters on your holiday gift list.

Waterfowler's Gear: GSI Outdoors - Stainless Coffee Pot

There's nothing better than fresh coffee in the blind on a chilly morning, so impress your duck blind guests with this 12-cup stainless percolator.

Waterfowler's Gear: Zippo Windproof Lighters

Zippo windproof lighters get ducky look.

Final Approach: Floating Blind Bag - Medium

Looking for a mid-size blind bag to haul your waterfowling essentials? Check out Final Approach's medium blind bag.

November 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Decoys are the quintessential icon of waterfowl hunters, from hand-carved blocks to the newest variation of injection-molded, fully-flocked spread. From floaters to full bodies, decoy improvements over the years are a testament to technology and waterfowling ingenuity.

Waterfowler's Gear: GSI Outdoors - Kitchen 11

GSI Outdoors offers an 11-piece gourmet adventure set that will allow you to bring quality kitchen utensils anywhere this season.

Waterfowler's Gear: Final Approach Gunner's HD - Feeding Mallards

Birds can become decoy-shy as the season progresses. Add Final Approach's HD Floating Feeder decoys for realism and maximize your spread's potential.

Waterfowler's Gear: Hawke Frontier Open Hinge Binoculars

Improve your scouting capabilites this season with the Frontier Open Hinge binoculars from Hawke.

Waterfowler's Gear: Caldwell G3 Hearing Protection

Protect you hearing all season long with Caldwell's G3 hearing protection. The low-level amplification of low sounds, volume adjustments, provide a high level of hearing protection.

Waterfowler's Gear: RNT Macrohen

Looking for a raspier sound this season? RNT's Macrohen might be the solution. Long distance calling or convince them to commit with the Macrohen.

October 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Extreme weather conditions can force some hunters to leave the blind early. You don't want to miss a second this season, so having the proper clothing to hunt any conditions is a must. The E-newsletter Editorial team has compiled several clothing items that can make a difference when the weather inevitably turns for the worst. Also, we have included new clothing products geared specifically for women watefowlers.

Duck Hunting Journal App for iPhone and Android

The DU Waterfowler's Journal is the only mobile app designed exclusively for waterfowl hunters to keep a detailed log of each trip to the field. NOW FREE on both the Android and iPhone platforms.

Waterfowler's Gear: GHG Full-Body Mallards

Full-body mallard decoys can add realism and motion to any waterfowler's spread.

Waterfowler's Gear: 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.

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.

Waterfowler's Gear: GHG Ground Force Blind

Looking to take the next step in concealment? GHG Groundforce blinds offer a mobile, low-profile, option for waterfowl hunters searching for that extra edge.

Waterfowler's Gear: Guidelite 600 Waders

Breathable waders are a must-have when hunting warmer climates, or during the early season. Hodgman offers a lightweight, durable solution.

Waterfowler's Gear: Bushnell Legend Binoculars

For all your scouting needs, check out the new Bushnell Legend Ultra HD compact binoculars.

Waterfowler's Gear: Avery Quick-set boat blind

Avery's Quick-set boat blind provides big-water hunters the opportunity to make their boat vanish under the right conditions.

Waterfowler's Gear: MOmarsh Fatboy

The MOmarsh Fatboy allows waterfowlers to boat into extremely shallow conditions, places where other hunters might not be able to access.

Waterfowler's Gear: Remington Versa Max

The Remington Versa Max brings Remington into the world of new auto-loaders.

August 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Waterfowler's Wish List: This month features waterfowling gear that fills up driveways and garages. The pre-season ritual of piecing together a wish list can now begin.

July 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Gear Bag Accessories: Must-have blind bag items

June 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Hunting from a boat provides waterfowlers with endless opportunities, but it also adds a degree of danger and difficulty. Preparedness and quality equipment are of the utmost importance. The summer is a great time to get your waterfowl rig set up for the coming season, so the E-newsletter Editorial Team has selected a few items that can help get every boat-minded waterfowler ready for fall.

May 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Preparing for next season can never begin too early, especially with your retriever. Keeping your retriever in shape by instilling an off season training schedule is highly recommended, and the E-newsletter Editorial Team has selected several items to help you do just that. From bumpers to first-aid kits, your four-legged hunting partner will appreciate the work, and the luxury these gear selections provide

April 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Waterfowl are arriving on the breeding grounds, signifying the first stages of spring. Spring is a time for waterfowlers to reflect on past seasons and, of course, begin stockpiling gear for next year.

March 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

While there are many hunters still chasing light geese this time of year, many of us are focused on getting waterfowl hunting gear stored for the summer.

February 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

As February's winter weather sweeps across the nation, many waterfowl hunters begin placing decoys into storage. Then there are light goose hunters. It's a new breed of waterfowler, determined to take one last shot and contribute to a conservation cause. The E-newsletter editorial team has chosen a few items that can improve any snow goose hunter's success rates this spring.

Waterfowler's Notebook: Flat-Out Waterfowling

As waterfowl have adapted to these open environments, hunters have devised ways to hunt them there. Perhaps the most effective of these innovations are layout blinds and layout boats. These horizontal hideouts can be carried, poled, or motored anywhere ducks and geese are working.

2010 Holiday Gear Guide

Do you have waterfowl hunters on your shopping list this holiday season? The DU E-newsletter editorial team has pieced together a holiday wish list of gift ideas that will bring joy to waterfowlers young and old. If you see something you like, drop a subtle hint by forwarding the DU E-newsletter Holiday Gear Guide to your loved ones.

Four Time-Tested Tips for Hunting Dabblers

Waterfowl are moving with the cold December winds, and hunters throughout the country are preparing for the winter flights. The DU E-newsletter editorial team has selected four of the most time-tested dabbler hunting tips for you to focus on this season. Remembering these four essentials can help you improve your calling, decoys, concealment and shooting.

October 2010 Gear Guide

Attention waterfowl gear junkies everywhere—it's October! If your waterfowl season hasn't begun yet, it will soon, and you better get prepared. The October gear guide features "must-have" items for early and mid season. Also make sure to check out Opening Day, where a new piece of gear is featured every day.

September 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Waterfowl seasons in the North are kicking off with a bang in September, while the rest of the country's waterfowl hunters prepare. This month's gear guide will help you get ready for the much-anticipated first day in the field.

August 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

With the season on the horizon, make way for some new products that will improve your chances for success. This month's gear guide features many unique products that will take your hunting experience to the next level. Get ready because the countdown has begun!

Under Armour ColdGear Liner Hunting Gloves

These Under Armour ColdGear Liner Hunting Gloves deliver the quickest drying, highest warmth fabrics in the industry. The Lightweight form-fitting construction maximizes breathability and dexterity while the Under Armour ColdGear Moisture Transport technology keeps your hands dry through vigorous activity and lock in heat to keep you warm.

Otis Technology Hardcore Hunter Gun Cleaning Kit

This cleaning system has all you need to clean rifles, pistols, inline muzzleloaders and shotguns from .17 caliber to 12/10 gauge. Premium bore brushes come in .22, .27, .30, .38, .45 and 12-gauge sizes. Includes three flexible cleaning rods, microfibers lens cloth, NATO adapter, obstruction removers, caliber patches, patch savers for shotguns and a T-handle that makes it easier to pull a brush or swab through the barrel. Compact case with silent zipper holds all pieces and can be attached to your belt. 4" diameter.

Primos Shaved Reed Specklebelly Goose Call

Most calls have a reed that is the same thickness from end to end. Through a special process we have “shaved” the reed of this Primos’ speckbelly goose call so that the tip of the reed is much thinner.

The Backpacker Blind by Hunter Specialties

The Hunter’s Specialties Backpacker Blind offers hunters great portable concealment in an easy to use package. These blinds features a sturdy aluminum frame covered with Hunter’s Specialties durable leaf blind material with dimensional die cuts to enhance the camo effect. When set up, the blind stands 54 inches tall and can stretch up to 12 feet in length. This provides plenty of space to conceal more than one hunter.

McNett Aquaseal Repair Adhesive and Sealant

The MeNett Aquaseal is the best when it comes to quick and effective wader repair! The Aquaseal Urethane Adhesive repairs all types of wader fabrics such as rubber, neoprene, fabric, leather and more.

Muck Woody Elite Boots

Building on the features of the most popular Muck Boot the "Woody Max", this boot is designed for the most serious of sportsman. The scent-masking Inscentable improves concealment and earned this boot the title "Stealth Premium Hunting Boot". The wild will never know your coming!

Whitewater DU Wader Shirt

The Whitewater Wader Shirt would make a perfect addition to any waterfowler’s wardrobe. This warm shirt, which can be layered or stand alone on those milder days, features a DWR Coating on upper half of body to shed water, a Micro-fleece lining and lower section for tucking into waders, and a Quarter zip closure.

Kolpin Gun Holder

If you are looking to keep your gun secure and ready to go at all times, then the Kolpin Gun Holding Grippers are what you need. These newly designed gripping arms mount easily to the ATV and allow you to hold tight anything up to 2 ½ inches in diameter.

Mr. Heater Little Buddy Heater

The perfect little buddy to have around the hunting camp or in the duck blind. Mr. Heater's Little Buddy propane heater will come in handy for any waterfowler looking to keep warm. The Little Buddy is CSA certified for indoor use and has a built-in shut-off for if it is accidently tipped over.

The Bird Hitch Bird Breaster by Waterfowl Junkie

The WaterFowl Junkie Bird Hitch is constructed completely from Stainless steel. It leaves wings or wings and head attached to breast for legal transportation and works with any 2 inch receiver hitch. Makes the perfect gift for the hunter who has everything.

PEET Wader Dryer

The PEET Wader Dryer comes with the two pair of 12-inch AirChamber Extensions needed to adapt the Original PEET Dryer (included) for effectively and efficiently drying tall, taller and tallest boots, as well as full chest waders. Because operation is completely silent, and because it’s perfectly safe to leave it plugged in all the time, the PEET Wader Dryer makes an excellent stand on which to store your hip boots or waders, so they will be warm, dry and ready for you to head to your favorite duck hole the moment you hear that the birds are flying.

Columbia Widgeon Waterfowl Gloves

The ultimate waterfowl glove, the Columbia Widgeon Waterfowl Gloves keep your hands warm and dry even in the ugliest conditions. The shell is a no pill polyester fabric, the palm is a lightweight full length grip synthetic for added dexterity, and the entire glove is lined with a soft chamois touch trico.

Avery Outdoors KillerWeed Duck Boat Camo Blind Kit

Ok, now you know those ducks and geese are wary. Looking down as they circle the water, do they see you? Nope! Not with the Avery KillerWeed Boat Blind Kit! This blind kit is the most effective boat blind camo ever! With the carefully draped palm fibers, you'll blend in to any marshland!

Drake Double Banded Blind Bag with Intelli-Light

We've all fumbled around in the dark, searching for gear in a blind bag before daybreak. The Drake Double Banded Blind bag solves that problem and keeps your gear organized in the process. The innovative Intelli-Light illuminates automatically when the map pocket is raised. The "smart" light remains illuminated for 30 seconds and then extinguishes to conserve battery life. You can also manually activate the light and it will remain illuminated for 90 seconds.

Sean Mann Wing Nutz Mallard Duck Call

Whether you need a soft call for timber and close work, or a loud ringing call for open or big water hunting, Sean Mann Wing Nutz Mallard Duck Calls have what you need! Precision turned acrylic single reed mallard duck calls in Red Acrylic or Green Timber Acrylic.

Browning Black Ice Magnum Flashlight

They don't call it Magnum for nothing! This beast blasts 150 lumens of light up to 150 yards. Use the bright xenon center lamp for long distance lighting needs or choose from two white, two red, two green and two blue LEDs. The Dura-Touch finish improves the grip and overall feel.

Predator I-KAM Xtreme Video Hunting Gl

Everyone would like to have a video record of their favorite outdoor adventures. The Problem is, often times it is hard to put the gun down to film. Now you don't have to. Predator I-Kam Xtreme 3.0 Video Eyewear has the answer – lightweight eyewear with an advanced, mobile video recorder built right in.

ThermaCell Lantern

Whether you’re fishing, hunting the early season, or simply hanging out in the outdoors, ThermaCell helps keeps mosquitoes and other insects at bay. The newest addition to the company’s award-winning roster is the outdoor lantern, which is up to 98 percent effective at repelling mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums.

Outdoor Edge Game Processor Kit

The Outdoor Edge Game Processor is the most complete portable butchering set for preparing big game, waterfowl, wild turkey, small game and fish. This set doubles as great set of cutting tools for camping and outdoor cooking.

Rig'Em Right Jerk Rig

Lightweight, compact and easily fits into your coat pocket or blind bag. Setup is a snap, simply drop the anchor in your spread, attach up to four decoys to the line, run the line to your blind and pull the cord. Decoys swim towards you on the pull and swim away when bungee retracts. Complete with miniature anchor, bungee cord, 100-feet of durable nylon line, pre-tied swivels for 4 decoys, reusable string winder, 2-eye bolts for various setup options and stuff sack. All metal components are corrosion proof for years of service.

Primos 15mcp Spotlight

The Primos rechargeable hunting spotlight is a very powerful, inexpensive Halogen spotlight that can be recharged at home or in the truck. Both models sport an ergonomic carrying handle for easy use and a versatile stand for hands-free use anywhere. Bulb replacement is easy thanks to a twist off bezel.

TruGlo Universal Fat Bead Shotgun Sight

The TruGlo Universal Fat Bead Shotgun Sight is an oversize bead that gives the shooter greater sight contrast for quicker sight alignment, better target acquisition and a clearer sight picture under all shooting conditions. The Universal fit includes different size mounting screws. Available in Universal Green or Universal Red.

SportDOG Wetland Hunter 400 Trainer Electronic Dog

The best bang for you buck e-collar on the market, The SportDOG Wetland Hunter 400 Trainer Electronic Dog Collar has been proven safe, comfortable and effective for all dogs over 8 pounds. Consistent, correct use of this product allows you to reinforce commands and correct misbehavior from up to 400 yards.

Drake Waterfowl Knee-Boots

Revivex Water Repellent

Revivex Water Repellent for Outerwear works on jackets, bibs, rain gear, hats and more! Revivex Water Repellent for Outerwear will totally restore and/or create DWR (Durable Water Repellency) to any outerwear that can be washed and tumble dried. For all-season comfort, just wash, spray and tumble dry. It's that simple. ReviveX Water Repellent is durable, non-toxic and non-flammable. Avaliable in 5 fl. oz. and 10 fl. oz.

Primos Big Easy Canada Goose Call

The Primos wooden Big Easy goose call is a fun, vibrant, sassy honker! This goose call is an easy-to-use flute-style call that is very goosy and produces the colorfully elegant calls of the Canada goose.

Action Sportsmans Camouflage Recliner Hunting Seat

The Action Camouflage Recliner Hunting Seat has a water resistant 500-denier Cordura fabric covering. The 5-position back makes this recliner hunting seat comfortable for the long days in the field. Shoulder straps make it easy to carry the seat to and from the field and folds flat for easy storage. Action makes this recliner hunting seat 18-inches wide x 40-inches long and weighs only 7 pounds.

Avery Outdoors Field Hunting Stand II

At 16 inches tall, the Avery Field Hunting Dog Stand II is perfect for shallow water situations -- flooded fields, deep mud, and shallow marshes. Designed for use with the GHG Ultra-Low Ground Force Dog Blind for additional concealment (not included).

Drake SUV Bag

You can store and transport all your gear in one convenient location with the Drake SUV Bag. There are two large main compartments inside the bag - one for waders and outerwear and the other for blind bag, EST and MST layers, and accessories.

Plano Bucket-top StowAway

Waterfowl hunters who are always on the move may want to take a look at Plano’s new Bucket-top StowAway shot shell storage unit. The Bucket-top fits on top of most 5-gallon buckets and features removable trays that allow for bulk shot shell storage—or a place to put your ham sandwich and cookie.

July 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Now is the time to break out your waterfowl gun, tune it up and begin practicing for the upcoming season. Here are some noteworthy products that will help you accomplish the task of becoming a more confident and successful shot in the field.

June 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

May 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

New Guns & Gear for 2010

Take your pick from this selection of the hottest products on the waterfowling market.

April 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

March 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Next season starts now

Duck hunting is a unique sport, due largely to the fact that the season is so short and structured. Outdoorsmen can cast a line for bass almost all year. Bow hunters often four months to chase deer. But most duck hunters have 60 days or less to pursue their passion. Such time constraints can lead to hardcore hunting, especially as the end of the season approaches.

February 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Yamaha Front Brush Guard

Special wrinkle finish, powder-coated steel construction for durability. Helps protect your headlights and front fenders. Black. Fits '07-'08 Grizzly 400/450, '07-'08 Grizzly 350, '07 Big Bear 250, '03-'06 Kodiak and '04-'06 Bruin.

Avery Quick-Set CamoNet

Knight and Hale T-Lock Goose Call

This good-looking short-reed Knight and Hale T-Lock Goose Call is perfect for those frosty mornings in the stubble or on the water. The Ultimate Team T-Lock Goose features the Threadlock system that holds the two pieces with an air-tight seal and an ergonomic shape that perfectly fits the hand. T-Lock Goose calls come with a display box, velvet carry bag, deluxe leather lanyard and extra reeds.

GoLight Remote Control Hunting Spotlight

GoLight's CR5 Pentabeam Hunting Spotlight generates an extremely bright, virtually perfect beam of light to eliminate dark spots, cast a broad spectral pattern and 400,000 candlepower will reach distances of up to ½ mile. Light beam rotates through 370 degrees horizontal and 135 degrees vertical.

Grabber Heat Treat Foot Warmer Insoles

The Grabber Heat Treat foot warmers are a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, odorless heat source using all-natural ingredients that are non-combustible. Foot warmers provide more than 5 hours of relief for those cold and aching feet. Simply place insoles in any pair of close-toed shoes or boots.

BackTrack GPS

Finally, a GPS that is easy to use. Bushnell Outdoor Products has stripped away the confusion and complexity of GPS navigational devices with its new BackTrack personal location finder. The new BackTrack simplifies GPS navigation with two buttons, an easy to read screen and the ability to save up to three key locations.

Monthly Gear Guide Archive

January 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Ringing in the new year in a waterfowl blind is a tradition for many hunters across the country, but the new year also has brought an onslaught of arctic blasts that continue to push waterfowl south. The items included in this month's gear guide can help fight off the bitter January chill as hunters wrap up the 2009-'10 waterfowl season.

Buck Gardner Canada Hammer II

The Buck Gardner Canada Hammer II goose call is the easiest-operating short-reed Canada goose call ever made. From the loudest hail calls to the softest clucks and moans, the Buck Gardner Canada Hammer II will do it all with ease. Sound like an entire flock of geese! The double O-rings form a strong seal for call safety and tone. The Canada Hammer II features a hand-shaved reed and is polycarbonate.

Avery Telescoping Decoy/Duck Retriever

This great duck hunting accessory will fit in any boat box or into your decoy bag. 5-section, all-aluminum pole expands from 42" to 18' so you can retrieve your decoys or dead ducks fast and get to the boat landing! PVC-coated stainless-steel "snagging" hook, twist-lock tightening system with oversized padded handle and forehand grip. Wrist strap for extra security. Olive drab.

Zink Calls Power Clucker Goose Call

Small-bore design, combined with Zink Calls' new easy-blowing tone channel, produces the soft sounds needed when calling wise, old geese. This call is an excellent choice when hunting over water or on light-wind days.

Avery Square-Bottom Decoy Bags

Avery "Square-Bottom™" Decoy Bags are the toughest on the market! Constructed of incredibly tough vinyl-coated polyester, these bags carry a 10-year satisfaction guarantee.

Avery Polypropylene Underwear

A must for hunters who plan on spending long hours in frigid temperatures. The soft-yet-heavyweight polypropylene underwear is fleeced on the inside, making it perfect for layering.

Avery Sportsman's Travel Bags

So handsome and durable, you'll take these Avery bags anywhere. The upper body is constructed of incredibly tough, PVC-backed 900D polyester camo fabric, while the 1800D polyester bottoms are virtually indestructible.

Avery Gauntlet Gloves

Avery Gauntlet Gloves are guaranteed 100% waterproof! Made identical to our wrist length gloves but featuring an additional 5" for bulky sleeves.

Avery Fleece TurtleHead

Waterproof, windproof and breathable, Avery's Fleece TurtleHead offers the wearer superior warmth around his neck while leaving him the option of wearing a hat or cap. The main body is constructed of laminated 10-ounce polyester fleece on the exterior and 7-ounce microfleece on the interior.

Heat Factory Replacement Foot Warmers

Heat Factory Replacement Foot Warmers are designed for use in restricted air such as a shoe or boot. Each foot warmer generates up to six hours of heat when used in restricted air.

Fred Zink's Finisher Blind

After only two years on the market, Fred Zink's Finisher Blind has become the #1 ground blind in the world! Constant R&D from the best field-testing and design team in the hunting business (actual Finisher Blind owners) has generated design/function modifications that are bound to leave even veteran hunters speechless.

Zink Calls Paralyzer SR1 Goose Call

The Zink Calls Paralyzer SR1 short-reed goose call has a unique bell-shaped end piece that allows any caller to make all the short-reed calls serious goose hunters demand, as well as the deep, hollow and raspy sounds the Canada goose needs to hear. This call has built-in deep tones and incredible realism.

Avery Floating Blind Bag

The #1-selling blind bag in the world! For the sixth year in a row, Avery has redesigned its famous Floating Blind Bag to meet the increasing demands of today's aggressive "power hunting" waterfowlers. Measuring 17" wide x 10" deep x 10" tall, the Floating Blind Bag features nine ingenious pockets for storage of all your equipment while in the duck blind, goose pit or boat.

Muck Edgewater Camp Shoe

The Muck Boot Edgewater Camp Shoe is designed for a variety of outdoor adventures such as camping, nature walks, streamside activities and spectator sports. from the same materials and construction as our standard boots, your feet will stay warm, dry and protected in the messiest weather and conditions

Drake Heavy Load Game Tote

Twelve indestructible lines (six on each end) with enough room for two large mallards on each line. This model has the "No Hands" feature that you connect around your waist to ensure the tote stays in place.

Avery Neoprene Caller's Mask

A must for hunters and fishermen who travel any distance in cold weather! Avery's 3mm Neoprene Caller's Mask covers the lower face and secures behind the head with a hook/loop fastener. An opening for the nose as well as vent holes around the mouth offer excellent breathability, while the horizontal slit is designed for blowing duck and goose calls without removing the mask.

Camoclad Camouflage Deluxe Boat Kit

Camouflaging your hunting equipment has never been easier! Camoclad Inc. introduces a revolutionary new way to durably camouflage hunting equipment and hardware, ranging in size from a Thermos bottle to a boat or truck. The Camoclad camouflage system consists of rugged, waterproof, camouflaged vinyl with a self adhesive back and is available in a wide range of popular patterns.

Harmon Enterprises Deluxe Boot Rack

This deluxe boot rack for coats and waders is constructed of 12-gauge steel and trimmed with anti-snag vinyl. The rack is designed for two pairs of waders or boots and two coats.

2009 Holiday Gear Guide

Waterfowl hunters are famous for being "gear junkies" and that helps during the holiday season. If you have a waterfowl hunter on your list, or you are dropping subtle hints to those searching for your perfect gift, the DU E-newsletter editorial staff has compiled some can't-miss recommendations.

November 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

The Thanksgiving holiday is on the horizon and waterfowl seasons are in full swing. The November Gear Guide features a few items that will come in handy when the cold north winds blow and the birds are moving south in a hurry.

October 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

October is upon us and many northern states' waterfowl seasons have begun already. October also means temperatures are getting lower with every north wind. Here are a few items to keep you warm in the blind, no matter what the weather conditions.

September 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

September has arrived and many waterfowl hunters will be spending time in the field this month. Whether in a layout blind, boat or sitting in the high grass, the DU E-Newsletter Editorial team has pulled together a list of gear that will come in handy for every waterfowl hunting situation.

Beretta Xtrema2

New Guns & Gear 2009

Clean Up Your Call

From cleaning your call to practicing in the field and at home, you can improve your duck calling technique all year long.

Streamlight 120-volt LED Flashlight

Machined from indestructible aircraft aluminum, the Streamlight rechargeable is built to last. The SL-20X with 30,000 candlepower features a pre-focused spot beam for a full, clear blast of light, plus a three position on/off/blink button for easy use.

Gunnison Camo Hunting Float Tube

Get away from the crowds and get to where the birds are with this stable U-shaped float tube. Easily takes you into hard-to-reach waterfowling hotspots. Tough 420-denier nylon with triple-stitched seams stands up to rough abuse.

Drake Over the Shoulder Game Tote

Drake Over the Shoulder Metal Loop Tote Game Carrier offers very comfortable 5mm neoprene. Two wire loops with safety clips to avoid losing precious game.

Peet Glove Dryer Attachment

Don’t let cold and wet gloves ruin your hunting trip. The Peet glove dryer attachment attaches to the Peet shoe dryer and safely dries your gloves overnight.

Avery Power Hunter Duck Blind

The Avery Power Hunter is the lightest and most versatile layout duck blind on the market! Designed by Fred Zink, the Power Hunter's full length padded seat and headrest offer incredible comfort while its polymesh FlipTop allows the best field of view available from any production blind.

RNT Q-Unit Quack Stacker Duck Call

The RNT Quackhead Q-Unit Quack Stacker Duck Call is designed on a floating wedge block Cajun style design. This call was built to produce an easy, deep, ducky sound of a double reed, but provides more of a funky, down and dirty presence and looseness in its operation that differs from your typical double reed.

Avery Neo Tub

The hardest spots to hide in are usually the best spots to hunt, and the NeoTub puts you smack in the middle of them! The NeoTub's bottom is made from waterproof 3mm neoprene with an almost indestructible 600D polyester laminated outer layer. The sides and top are constructed from the same 3mm camo neoprene that your favorite waders are made of. All seams are glued and blind stitched just like waders.

Avery Finisher Dog Blind

Compliment your field set up with the most effective dog blind ever! Patented fiberglass rod/hinge framework allows the Finisher® Dog Blind to be set-up or broken down in less than 10 seconds (click here for set-up directions).

Avery 3-in-1 Paddle Attachment

Avery 3-in-1 Paddle Attachment is absolutely the best paddle ever made for guys who go after ducks and geese in their boats! The Avery 3-in-1 Waterfowler's Paddle is injection molded from durable, high-impact ABS plastic to withstand years of abuse dished out by hard-core waterfowl hunters.

Atsko Sno-Seal Bees Wax

Atsko Sno-Seal Original Beeswax Waterproofing protects leather from rain, sun, snow, and salt. The beeswax formula dries to a solid wax that "stays put" in the surface of the leather so it lasts longer. Sno-Seal will help you feel more comfortable in Gore-Tex fabric lined boots because it allows the Gore-Tex-absorbed perspiration to escape out of the leather.

Haydel's Specklebelly Call

The very easy-blowing Haydel's Specklebelly Call is tuned to a slightly higher pitch for an increase in range on your two-note yodels. Very quick and easy response for rapid yodeling and clucks for close-in work. Features Double O-rings and includes a lanyard.

Haydel's Canada Short Reed Goose Call

The newly designed sound tunnel on the Haydel's Canada Short Reed Goose Call was developed for more ghostly clucks and moans. This call is crisp on the high end for long range work and features double O rings. Lanyard included.

Camoclad Outboard Motor Kit

Camouflaging your hunting equipment has never been easier! Camoclad, Inc. introduces a revolutionary new way to durably camouflage hunting equipment and hardware, ranging in size from a thermos bottle to a boat or truck. The Camoclad camouflage system consists of rugged, waterproof, camouflaged vinyl with a self adhesive back and is available in a wide range of popular patterns.

Leatherman Wave Multi Tool

The most popular full-size Leatherman tool is now better than ever. Larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters and all-locking blades make the new Wave an essential piece of equipment for most any job or adventure. Add the Leatherman Bit Kit for maximum versatility.

Camoclad Utility Vehicle Accent Kit

Camouflaging your hunting equipment has never been easier! Camoclad, Inc. introduces a revolutionary new way to durably camouflage hunting equipment and hardware, ranging in size from a thermos bottle to a boat or truck. The Camoclad camouflage system consists of rugged, waterproof, camouflaged vinyl with a self adhesive back and is available in a wide range of popular patterns.

RNT Quackhead J Frame Duck Call

The duck call QUACKHEAD Brand was designed and built by RNT, for the die-hard, hardcore waterfowler, who demands true, consistent sound and performance from a call, even under the most extreme hunting conditions. The J-Frame duck call is a single reed Arkansas style call designed to produce loud raspy quacks; soft seductive quacks and screaming Arkansas style hail calls. Open water or flooded timber this duck call will do it all.

Avery Trac-Loc Push Pole

The Avery Trac-Loc Push Pole was designed with the waterfowler in mind! This 3-section, all aluminum pole collapses to 54 inches total length so you can store it in just about any boat box. The unique "tongue-in-groove" extrusion design allows the user to slide adjust the pole in the dark making all other push poles obsolete. Stainless steel push button adjustments make the Trac-Loc a lifetime addition to your boat's equipment. Maximum length is 10 feet.

Leatherman Vista Hunting Pruners

The Leatherman Vista pruners multi tool put high-quality, shears plus the added benefit of multi-tool versatility at the user's fingertips. The compact, folding tool frees up space and cuts out unnecessary time spent searching for stand-alone tools.

Echo Timber Polycarbonate Duck Call

This durable Echo duck call is designed especially for close-in calling. The Timber Molded duck call is very easy to blow and will produce a great tone irresistible to ducks, even when wet. This duck call has a sanoprene cork and is available in several colors.

Avery QuickLock Boat Stabilizer

Avery's new QuickLock™ helps provide a safer and more stable shooting platform on almost any duck boat. Simply clamp it to your boat, and use the provided ratchet tie-down to secure it to a tree.

Ducks Unlimited Hitch Cover

This durable and rugged hitch cover is compatible with all hitches fitting both 2" and 1 ¼" receiver. The dark black resin background highlights the chrome-colored trim.

Avery Universal Rear Floor Mats

Molded from durable high-density EVA with 600D polyester laminated to the face, these floor mats will last for years. The raised lip traps dirt, mud and water, and the molded-in grip dot surface offers extra traction. Spray off and they look brand new every time. Sold in pairs.

Avery Universal Front Floor Mats

Molded from durable high-density EVA with 600D polyester laminated to the face, these floor mats will last for years. The raised lip traps dirt, mud and water, and the molded-in grip dot surface offers extra traction. Spray off and they look brand new every time. Front mat’s tapered design will fit any vehicle. Sold in pairs.

Haydel's Variable Tone Mallard Duck Call

Versatility is key for success in the field or the timber. Opening and closing the hole in the Haydel's Variable Tone Mallard duck calls exhaust barrel allows the caller to sound like two different Mallards.

RNT G2 Canada Goose Call

The RNT G2 Canada Goose Call is easy to use with lightning fast response and just plain goosey sounds. The foundations set forth in the overall design of this call are evident from its brand new barrel and insert design, to its brand spanking new designed set of guts.

Avery Fleece Handwarmer

This roll-style Fleece Handwarmer is the perfect addition to any hunters accessories. Soft 13-oz. camo spun poly fleece on the exterior is layered against 9-oz. black fleece on the interior with 100 grams of Thinsulate insulation in the middle for extra warmth.

Drake EST Boat Pant

Designed with the boat hunter in mind, these waist-high breathable waders are ideal for any situation when full chest waders aren't a necessity. The EST Boat Pant is constructed of our 3-layer breathable wader fabric and reinforced on the seat and lower legs with HD2™ material.

Primos Phat Lady Acrylic Duck Call

The Primos Custom Acrylic P.H.A.T. Lady is hand tuned in order to meet high standard of quality. Each call is individually turned and polished from cast acrylic and is laser-engraved. This Arkansas style, single-reed call has a large sound port designed for increased volume, which is ideal for open-water conditions.

Hunt Dri Clothing Water Repellent Spray

When it comes to staying dry during hunting season, Hunt Dri Clothing Water Repellent Spray is a must. Hunt Dri High Performance Water Repellent keeps your hunting apparel dry and comfortable, with the added benefits of no chemical odor, no UV brighteners, and no noise-making fabric stiffness.

Avery Fleece Neck Gaiter

Constructed of laminated 9-ounce brushed fleece on the exterior and soft 7-ounce microfleece on the interior, Avery's Fleece Neck Gaiter is perfect for hunters, skiers, boaters, etc. The contoured top/bottom fits lower in the front and rear for added comfort as well as over ears for total wind protection.

Avery Expandable Field Bag

The Avery Expandable Field Hunting Bag has an exterior shell constructed from rugged PVC-backed 900D polyester, this three pocket "carryall" hunting bag offers over 1000 cubic inches of water-resistant storage in its removable watertight inner liner and can be expanded to over 1,200 cubic inches of storage space in seconds.

Avery Neoprene Shooting Gloves

There thin, sensitive shooting gloves are a must have for any blind bag. Constructed from 1mm neoprene on the backhand and breathable, textured PU20 on the palm and finger fronts, these gloves allow the shooter to "feel" all the way through the shot. PU20 is a leather-like synthetic fabric that offers incredible grip - wet or dry.

Duck Boat Gun Carrier

Duck hunters are you tired of having your favorite shotgun lying around your boat while heading to your honey hole? The Ultra-Tote Duck Boat Gun Carrier can solve this problem

Greenhead Gear® Decoy Rigging Kit

Rig a dozen decoys with J-shaped weights and up to 8 feet of cord per decoy. Weights attach to any style of decoy keel and are held in place with rubber Stretchee™ Cords.

Drake MST Waterfowl Fleece Lined Pullover

A trim, comfortable alternative to a parka liner when the weather turns cool, this Drake first-ever anorak-style pullover is made from 100% waterproof/windproof/ breathable micro-fleece and is lined with a warm layer of fleece.

Sporting Dog First Aid Kit

The Sporting Dog First Aid Kit is an essential first aid kit for sporting dogs that includes all the necessary emergency stabilization first aid items as well as an approach to emergency first aid for the dog owner. The rugged, water-resistant bag is perfect for the hunt, field trails, competition or field. First aid kit is veterinarian approved.

Primos Honky Tonk Goose Call

If you are looking for a reliable and easy-to-blow goose call for this season, the Primos Honky Tonk goose call will be a perfect match. This short-reed call reproduces all of the sounds of Canada geese with minimal back pressure needed for the call. To keep the call from sticking, we have crafted it with the patented ditches on the sounding board.

Remington M887 Nitro Mag

The next generation of pump shotguns is here. Born of the gun making expertise that brought you the best-selling, most trusted shotgun of all time – the Model 870™ – the new Model 887™ Nitro Mag is an armor-clad warrior here to carry the torch of our great pump-gun legacy through the most extreme conditions on earth.

Whitewater DU Sherpa Pullover

In situations where a heavy coat isn’t necessary, Whitewater’s DU Sherpa pullover can protect you from the elements while offering the flexibility and camouflage for every outdoor adventure.

CamoSystems Broad Leaf Camo Nets

Waterfowl hunters have enjoyed few choices to conceal themselves outside of traditional burlap and die-cut blind materials in past years. Camo Systems camouflage netting and all-new Broad Leaf camouflage nets offer true three-dimensional coverage.

Triple Threat Choke Tubes

Choke tubes for every situation, whether you're on the sporting clays range or trying to reach out and touch a mallard drake, the Triple Threat series is what you need. Each choke in the Triple Threat series is plainly marked T1, T2 and T3 on the extruded end of the choke, making identification quick and easy.

Avery Pro Blind Bag

The Avery® Pro Blind Bag offers a large interior surrounded by closed-cell foam that protects your valuable video and still cameras, and it can be customized with movable padded dividers.

Richard A. Wolter's Water Dog DVD

Whatever your dog’s age or ability, take some time out before the season gets here and watch the Richard A. Wolter's WATER DOG DVD featuring Charles Jurney.

Avery Neoprene Decoy Gloves

These gloves were designed for handling decoys in frigid water. These wrist length gloves are constructed from waterproof 5mm neoprene for thermal insulation and fully lined with fleece to provide extra warmth and comfort.

Drake EST Boat Pants

Designed with the boat hunter in mind, these waist-high breathable waders are ideal for any situation when full chest waders aren't a necessity. The EST Boat Pant is constructed of our 3-layer breathable wader fabric and reinforced on the seat and lower legs with HD2™ material.

Crocs Realtree Baja Flip Flops

Crocs Realtree All Purpose HD Baja Flip Flop Sandals are as real as it gets. Whether it’s a day at the lake, or a night by the campfire you will love these camouflaged crocs sandals. With the comfort of croslite material and the camouflage pattern of Realtree, these Crocs flip flops will be a must have on any adventure.

Avery 12-slot Decoy Bag

The Avery® 12-Slot™ Decoy Bag is perfect for cork decoys or hand-carved blocks. Made with "investment decoys" in mind, this bag offers economical protection for up to one dozen birds. Constructed from PVC-backed 900-denier polyester for a lifetime of use with one side in camo and the other in khaki.

LaCrosse Super-Tuff II Waders

This season come hell or high water, the new Super-Tuff™ II hunting waders will offer you maximum protection from the elements with the comfort of fleece-lined, waterproof neoprene. Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation offers 1000 grams of warmth on cold mornings, and a Trac-Lite™ outsole will keep you on your feet in soggy conditions.

Avery Fleece Yukon Hood

Avery's wind/waterproof breathable fleece Yukon Hood is a must for sportsmen who spend long hours in the frigid outdoors. Constructed from laminated 13-ounce fleece with soft tricot liner, this hood offers head and neck protection from chilling winds while offering double fleece protection on the lower half of your face. Elastic take-up strings for tight fit around your face. One size fits all.

Avery Mesh Decoy Bag

Constructed of durable polyester porthole mesh, the Avery Mesh Decoy Bag is the most economical decoy storage and transportation bag. The 30" x 50" bag design is made from durable and rot-proof polyester mesh and printed in Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass® for a great all-around duck-hunting look.

Avery Floating Pit Bag

Perfect for duck and goose pits. Identical in design and features to Avery Floating Blind Bag only 30% larger! At 20" wide x 11" tall x 11" deep, this brute of a bag is the final answer for hunters who need more storage space in the field. Constructed of super-tough PVC-backed 900D polyester, the Floating Pit Bag features nine pockets for storing shells, calls, choke tubes, maps, gloves, snacks and just about anything else you can imagine. The inner liner is radio-frequency sealed for waterproof protection from the bottom, and 5 walls of closed-cell foam make this bag the largest floating gear bag on the market.

Zink's Silhouette Satchel

The Silhouette Satchel™ was designed by Avery® product designer Fred Zink. Fred has carried plenty of silhouettes around muddy fields, and he is convinced "the Satchel" is the most convenient way to haul up to 48 full-size silhouette decoys. A padded shoulder strap cushions the stress delivered by long walks in and out of remote hunting locations, and the spacious side-loader flap ensures simple loading and unloading - even in the dark.

Allen Camouflage Duct Tape

This is a tool no hunter should be without this season. Allen Camouflage duct tape is perfect for covering shiny surfaces on blinds, deer stands, guns, bows, and thermos bottles.

Avery Floating Decoy Bag

These bags are the toughest floating bags in the country! Two sizes to accommodate any spread, Avery® Floating Decoy Bags use heavy 900-denier polyester backed with super-tough PVC lining for the main compartment.

Avery Fleece Caller's Gloves

Avery Fleece Caller's Gloves keep hunters hands warm without muffling calls on those cold hunts. Constructed from soft 13 oz. fleece, these fingerless gloves cover your wrist and back of hand completely while leaving the palm free to act as a tone chamber.

Echo Diamondwood Calls

If you are looking for a reliable, multipurpose call, the Echo Diamondwood Duck Call is a safe bet. Handsomely designed with a stainless steel band for beauty and strength, this easy to blow call will resonate loud and clear whether you are in the field or the timber.

August 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Early waterfowl seasons in many states will be opening up within a month. Canada geese, teal and wood ducks are first on many waterfowl hunters' lists. Do you have everything you need for these early-season excursions?

July 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

When it comes to keeping yourself both sweat free and dry this season, don't settle for anything less than the best breathable wader on the market. Insulated with 600 grams of Thinsulate™ Ultra, the Wadelite® Breathable Bootfoot Chest Wader offers a heavy-duty polyester twill outer shell, adjustable suspenders, zippered inside storage pocket, combination top entry/fleece lined hand warmer pocket, and an adjustable belt. So wherever the birds take you this season, don't be without a wader that can truly beat whatever Mother Nature will throw at

June 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

May 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

April 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

March 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

February 2009 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Waterfowling Gear for '09

Waterfowler's Holiday Wishlist 2008

Are you scurrying to find gifts for a waterfowl hunter who has everything? Garages packed full of gear don't necessarily hold "everything." These suggestions have everyone in mind.

Not Your Grandpa's Gear

A collection of blind-bag accessories for waterfowlers who thought they had everything.

Gun Dog Gear

Products that will improve your retriever's performance this season

WetlandHunter 2000

The camo-pattern WetlandHunter® 2000, with its high-output receiver, has enough power for the toughest waterfowl hunting environments. Both the transmitter and receiver are completely waterproof and submersible. The WetlandHunter® can be expanded to control 2 dogs by adding a SportDOG Brand® Add-A-Dog® collar. Stay hidden. Get wet. Work your dog. Bag birds. What else is there? SportDOG Brand®.

Tuning a Duck Call

Wade Bourne explains how to make small changes to improve the sound of your single- or double-reed duck call.

15 Tips for Duck Hunters

DU members share their secrets about hunting tactics and gear

Hunting Light

Boat and trailer. Outboard motor. Portable blind. Life jacket, heater, spotlight, paddle, push pole, anchor, rope, fire extinguisher, spare battery, bilge pump. Decoys. Decoy bags. Waders, shells, calls. Wing-spinners. Water shakers, spare string, spare anchors, spare AA batteries, jerk string rig.

30 Helpful Hints for Waterfowlers

Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable? These 30 tips could help!

Tips for Storing Your Hunting Gear

Adding a method to the madness

The Minimalists

By sticking to the basics, these waterfowlers have found success without spending a fortune on gear and gadgets.

New Gear for Waterfowlers - 2007

These innovative products will help make your hunting season more enjoyable and more productive in 2007.

Granddad's Gear

Duck hunters who pine for the good old days may want to reconsider when it comes to clothing and equipment.

Primos Duck Call and Whistle Combo

"If your like me, you've missed more than one chance to call a mallard drake or a whistling duck that may be coming by your spread, because you could not put your mallard call down and pick up your whistle quick enough.

Gear: Final Attack - Marsh Boat

Portable, amphibious blind is like nothing you've ever seen or used before. This unique unit functions as a boat, water blind, permanent pit blind, or a portable land blind. At 70 pounds, with built in wheels it's extremely portable and easy to transport.

Gear: Cycling System

Gear: Sound Scope Hearing Protection

Whether it's game movement, trap release or range commands, hearing is an important advantage in your shooting accuracy and enjoyment. Now you can heighten your sense of sound awareness much like binoculars do for your vision.

Gear: Retriever Training Dummies

Gear: Gun and Boot Racks

Built of heavy duty 12-gauge steel, the Harmon System will help reduce the clutter at your duck club or fishing camp. Boot holders are available to accommodate from one to 10 pairs of waders. Some models include shelves and coat hooks. Match your needs to a wide a range of options. Easy installation. Lifetime guarantee.

Gear: Wader-Bood Dryer

Peet's propane shoe dryer is the perfect outdoor solution for over one million customers already owning a Peet Electric Shoe Dryer.

Gear: Camo Seat Covers

Sportsman Camo Covers offers high quality removable custom seat covers for many makes and models of trucks. Available in a variety of camouflages. The camo covers add life to your truck's upholstery while covering your seats in camouflage.

Gear: ATV Bags and Packs

This 2 compartment pack follows the contour of ATV fenders, taking up no rack space. Attaches to front or rear racks and the floorboard with 4 straps and ladder lock buckles. The backs of the compartments are padded and have hook & loop fasteners to keep articles from bouncing around inside.

Gear: ATV Camo Fender and Seat Covers

These kits conceal your ATV's fenders in camouflage. Fender covers are made from 500 denier waterproof Cordura® and fasten with plastic clips and Velcro®. (best of all No drilling or disassembly required). The kit completely covers your ATVs fenders in Camo material.

Gear: ATV Tie-Down Devices

The Louisiana Guard Dog is an ATV tie-down and security device designed to fit any truck with a 2" square receiver. It secures a 4-wheeler, with a 2" ball, in seconds and eliminates straps and ropes. It also prevents forward, backward, and side movement.

Gear: Dirty Rice Duck Call

Gear: Double Cutt Feeder Call

This is a shaker call by Hunter’s Specialties. The Double Cutt Feeder replicates the sound of feeding and resting ducks—with a flick of the wrist. Pitch and tone are variable. One-hand operation.

Gear: Flapper Full-Body Goose

Designed to imitate the motion of a stretching goose, Higdon’s Flapper Full-Body can help provide a flagging effect in your decoy spread. The operator can vary the motion by pulling on a cord attached to a motion mechanism inside the decoy body. Natural head position, simple to set up and operate.

Gear: Weatherby Shotgun

Weatherby has been busy tweaking its Italian-made semiautomatic shotgun line, which was introduced early last year. There are five different Weatherby 12-guage models, including the Shadow Grass and Break-Up camouflage versions that match up well with waterfowlers.

Gear: Bill Collector Duck Call

The new Bill Collector duck call from H.S. Waterfowl offers hunters plenty of versatility for different calling situations.

Gear: Home Vacuum Packaging Systems

Waterfowl Hunting Gear

Waterfowlers are infamous for wanting to buy new gear each season, but shopping around for the latest, greatest products can be tedious. Ducks Unlimited's Gear and Gadgets section is here to help you find the perfect products to add to your list of "must haves."

Official DU Products and Services

A listing of quality products backed by the Ducks Unlimited brand.

Picking the Right Shotgun for New Duck Hunters

Whether you're buying a shotgun for your wife or your son, fit is key. Follow this advice when searching for the perfect gun for your new hunting partner.

Accessorized Shooting

Aaron Fraser Pass outlines some essential gear for successful shooters, from choke tubes and sights to shooting bags.

Keep Your Call Warm and Dry

Calling champions and professionals offer advice on keeping your calls in top condition to increase their lifespan and give you the best possible performance every season.

A Quick Solution for Cleaning Your Duck Call in the Field

Rod Haydel offers some advice for cleaning your duck calls on the fly using just a dollar bill and a little bit of know-how.

Maintain and Modify Your Duck Calls

Gary Koehler advises on the best ways to maintain the quality of your call and make slight tweaks to improve its performance.

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