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June 2015 Gear Guide: Summer Gear

Duck season is a distant memory, replaced by summer bonfires and warm-weather outdoor activities. But fantastic gear for duck season is available year-round, and many of these items are multipurpose. Here's a collection of versatile summer gear that may also come in handy this fall.

May 2015 Gear Guide: Layout Blinds

Some would say that the layout blind has revolutionized the way waterfowlers hunt. Hunting blinds are continuing to be modified to fit the needs of duck and goose hunters, some for convenience, and some for specific habitat. This collection of layout blinds is an example of some of the latest models available for waterfowlers and their canine companions. Find your new blind today!

April 2015 Gear Guide

A retriever is only as good as his training. That's reason enough to utilize top-of-the-line gear when working with your dog. The April Gear Guide is a collection of retriever-training and hunting equipment to help you get the most out of your retriever this spring and summer, and well into the upcoming waterfowl season.

March 2015 Gear Guide

Every year, manufacturers showcase the next generation of waterfowling products at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's show was full of innovative products for duck and goose hunters, and these products will begin hitting stores in early fall, if they're not there already. The Gear Guide collection this month is only a small representation of the latest gear for waterfowlers.

February 2015 Gear Guide: Light Goose Gear

As winter winds begin to shift, light geese are preparing to move north. For those willing to brave the unpredictable elements offered by spring snow goose hunting, quality gear is imperative. The following items are just a small sampling of the gear that may help improve this year's Light Goose Conservation Order for you and your hunting partners.

January 2015 Gear Guide: Waterfowling Knives

A waterfowler's knife is a necessary addition to any blind bag. From the classic folding pocket knife to the laser-etched multi-tool, this collection of cutlery offers a wide range of compatibility and function for nearly every waterfowling situation.

October 2014 Gear Guide: Decoy Accessories for 2014

The gadgets that accompany a decoy spread hold as much importance as the decoys themselves. From agitators to jerk cords and everything in between, accessorize your decoy spread this season.

October 2014 Gear Guide: Goose Decoys for 2014

Fall is an exciting time for goose hunters. Several decoy manufacturers have announced new makes, models, and redesigns. Options for multiple species of geese are available in full body, floaters, and windsocks, offering decoys for any style of hunting. Find your next goose decoys here!

October 2014 Gear Guide: Duck Decoys for 2014

Even if your duck decoy spread seems complete, there's always room for improvement. This collection of new duck decoys represents the advancements made by manufacturers as they continue to focus on reality and durability.

September Gear Guide: Traveling Waterfowler

Whether you are planning a day trip to duck country, or a week-long pilgrimage to a waterfowling hot spot, packing the correct gear for a hunting trip is difficult. The following items are a collection of must-pack gear for any waterfowler hitting the road this season.

Gear Guide: 2014 Goose Calls

The 2014 Duck and Goose Call Guide contains the most recent makes and models from multiple call makers throughout the nation. The call-making iconic companies like Haydel's, Rich-N-Tone, and Buck Gardner are well represented, along with new companies like Elite, Field Proven and Pacific. Finding the right call is unique to every hunter and shouldn't be taken lightly. The quest to find a new call for the 2014-2015 waterfowl season begins here!

Gear Guide: 2014 Duck Calls

The 2014 Duck and Goose Call Guide contains the most recent makes and models from multiple call makers throughout the nation. The call-making iconic companies like Haydel's, Rich-N-Tone, and Buck Gardner are well represented, along with new companies like Elite, Field Proven and Pacific. Finding the right call is unique to every hunter and shouldn't be taken lightly. The quest to find a new call for the 2014-2015 waterfowl season begins here!

July 2014 Gear Guide

Selecting the perfect blind bag is a process of trial and error. The best bag for one hunter may not suit another hunter's needs. From traditional bags and backpacks to waterproof satchels, find your perfect blind bag this year.

May 2014 Gear Guide: Blind Faith

From layouts to boats to chairs, blinds have revolutionized the way waterfowlers approach a day in the field. The constant modifications required to ensure durability, concealment, and other hunter needs make a quality blind a critical tool in any waterfowler's arsenal.Now is the time to select next season's blind, and here's a compilation of new and time-tested waterfowling blinds and accessories.

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.

April 2014 Gear Guide

Retriever trainers know that fine-tuning a waterfowling dog is year-round process. Begin this year's training sessions with the most recent retriever training gear and tools.

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.

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.

December 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Late-season waterfowling calls for extreme cold-weather gear. The January Gear Guide offers a combination of cold-weather items that can make a freezing day in the field a bit more comfortable.

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.

November 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide

The November 2010 Waterfowl Gear Guide, featured in the November Ducks Unlimited E-newsletter, highlights "Game Changers," products that can help make your hunt a success.

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!

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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."

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