John Hoffman, DU

$50 and Under

Higdon Outdoors 6-Slot Duck Decoy Bag

Higdons versatile 6-Slot Duck Decoy Bag is designed specifically to hold Battleship or full-body duck decoys, but it can also be used to carry swimmers, Pulsators, and any other decoys that you might need in the field. The bag is insulated with foam throughout to keep it from sinking and has a mesh bottom to drain excess water. higdonoutdoors.com $49.99

Ducks Unlimited Logo Trucker Cap

Share your dedication to wetlands and waterfowl conservation by wearing the new DU Logo Trucker cap. The weathered gray-and-white mesh baseball cap features a patch with an embroidered DU logo as well as custom DU duck head taping on the inside, a pre-curved brim, and an adjustable snap closure. ducks.org/merchandise $35

True Utility Ti Pocket Multi-Tool

You can never have too many tools at your disposal, and this compact multi-tool comes loaded for bear. Implements include a fine sheepsfoot blade, spring-loaded pliers, wire cutters, screwdriver, saw, awl, bottle opener, and more. The stainless-steel blade and tools lock securely in place and are finished with titanium nitride for outstanding durability. trueutility.com $49.99

Blind Grass DryShotShell Weatherproof Bag

Tired of putting shotshells back into wet, flimsy cardboard boxes? Just throw them into this handy see-through blind bag and go. Its also a good place to keep a cell phone or other important items protected from the elements. A carabiner is provided to clip onto your waders or a blind. blindgrass.com $16.95

$50 to $100

Browning Primal Fish & Game Butcher Set

This four-knife set offers everything a hunter needs to process game at home. It includes a butcher knife, deboning knife, fillet knife, trimming knife, and sharpening rod, which all fit securely in a compact nylon tool roll. browning.com $69.99

Drake Waterfowl Guardian Flex Jac-Shirt


Waterproof, windproof, and breathable, Drakes new Guardian Flex Jac-Shirt is a full button-up option for all seasons. Built with 100 percent polyester lining and 210 grams of insulation in the arms, this garment comes with multiple pockets and a box back pleat for improved mobility in the field. drakewaterfowl.com $99.99

RigEm Right Flashpoint Floating Gun Case

Built to meet the demands of hard-core duck hunters, RigEm Rights new Flashpoint Floating Gun Case features a tough water-repellent outer shell, metal hardware, thick flotation, rigid EVA tip to protect the end of the barrel, and a full-length velcro opening so you can dry out the interior after the hunt. rigemright.com $84.99

Drake Waterfowl LST Handwarmer Muff


Drake's new LST Handwarmer Muff features a water-resistant, windproof polyester shell and an inside pocket lined with ultra-soft plush fleece to keep your hands warm on the coldest mornings. Other highlights include a roomy front storage pocket with a built-in clear cellphone pocket, neoprene shell loops, two clips for attaching to D-rings, a waist belt, and quick-release buckles on both ends. drakewaterfowl.com $59.99

Browning Featherweight Classic Knife

This classic bird knife has a full-tang fixed blade with a drop-point profile. The mirror-polished blade is constructed of stainless steel and features anti-skid grooves on the spine and checkered zebrawood handle scales. browning.com $51.50

Remington Wooden Ammo Box


This vintage Remington wooden ammo box comes with a hinged top and a lockable clasp and is individually hand sanded, distressed, sealed, shaded, and lacquered. The lid, front, and ends are embossed with the original Remington printing plates. This solid pine box will hold up to 500 shotshells. thewhisperwoodcollection.com $89

Bear & Son Cutlery Stag Delrin Bird and Trout Knife

This 6 1/2-inch fixed-blade knife is designed specifically for cleaning game birds and fish. Made with a 3-inch stainless-steel ground-tapered blade and weighing only 2.4 ounces, its slim and quick cutting for delicate work. The handle is made of Stag Delrin, and each knife comes with a leather sheath. bearandsoncutlery.com $50.99

$100 to $200

RigEm Right Lowdown Floating Backpack

The new RigEm Right Lowdown Floating Backpack offers a ton of handy features. Built around a molded EVA bottom to keep water out, this pack comes with full foam insulation, a sunglasses case, thermos holder, integrated game totes, numerous pockets, and a large main storage compartment. rigemright.com $139.99

Chene Gear Scout Vest

Made with a 100 percent windproof shell and fleece lining for added warmth, this versatile vest can be worn either as a windbreaker or a mid-layer on cold days. A zippered chest pocket, lower fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, fleece-lined collar, and streamlined body-mapped fit round out its practical yet stylish design. chenegear.com $200

Chene Gear Sixty Series 1/2 Zip Jacket

Built with a high-performance moisture- wicking fabric, this technical hoodie from Chne Gear will keep you dry and comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and activity levels. Handy features include a zippered chest pocket, a lower fleece-lined handwarmer kangaroo pocket, and stretch-fit cuffs with thumb holes. chenegear.com $160

Filson Ducks Unlimited Ridgeway Fleece Jacket


Part of Filsons Ducks Unlimited line, this warm, breathable Polartec jacket comes with an embroidered DU logo, comfortable rib-knit texture, zippered handwarmer and chest pockets to securely hold valuables, and an elastic hem and cuffs for a comfortable yet snug fit. filson.com $130

Rocky Dry-Strike Deck Boots

Looking for a comfortable pair of slip-on boots that can be worn indoors and outdoors? Rockys Dry-Strike Deck Boots come with a rubber exterior to keep your feet dry and an ultra-slip-resistant outsole for sure footing on slippery surfaces. Other handy elements include reinforced pull holes, a built-in neoprene booty, and a cushioned footbed. Available in Mossy Oak Bottomland. rockyboots.com $115

Higdon Outdoors Battleship Powers Pack

Sold with three super-sized flocked-head Battleship mallards and three Battleship black ducks, this six-pack of unsinkable foam-filled floaters will add visibility and color contrast to your decoy rig. Higdons detailed, proprietary UV painting process and realistic postures make these decoys an asset to any hunters spread. higdonoutdoors.com $139.99


Over $200

YETI Panga 28L Waterproof Backpack

YETI's Panga 28L Waterproof Backpack merges the practicality of a duffle with a tried-and-true backpack design. The shoulder straps are remarkably comfortable, and the removable waist belt and chest straps offer extra stability on long treks. Built for those who spend time on the water, the 100 percent waterproof exterior and watertight zipper are guaranteed to keep the contents dry, even when fully submerged. yeti.com $300

Greenworks Pro 82V 20-inch 3.4kW Chainsaw

Who wouldn't want to find an 82-volt fully electric chainsaw under the tree this holiday season? The functional equivalent of a 60cc gas-powered saw, the Greenworks Pro 82V has a 20-inch bar, brushless motor, and an inertia-activated chain brake. This product comes standard with a battery and quick charger. greenworkscommercial.com $599.99

Filson Skagit Waterfowl Jacket

Designed to combat the elements, Filson's Skagit Waterfowl Jacket features a proprietary waterproof, breathable Rain Cloth shell and 9-ounce fleece liner and is fully seam-sealed with a water-resistant zipper, neoprene cuffs, corrosion-resistant hardware, and several specialty pockets. Available in either Mossy Oak Shadow Grass or Bottomland camo. filson.com $425

Gokey Canvas and Leather Shotgun Case

Crafted with 24-ounce Scottish dry wax canvas, the Gokey Canvas and Leather Shotgun Case is an elegant way to transport your most-prized shotguns. Made with Italian vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather trim and shoulder strap, solid brass hardware, and a Swiss-engineered brass zipper, this case is sure to impress your hosts. gokeyusa.com $499.99