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John Hoffman, DU


1. NOMAD Grill and Smoker

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John Hoffman, DU

This recent offering from NOMAD represents the next generation of on-the-go charcoal grills. The patented multi-layer heat-dissipating aluminum shell cuts down on weight and allows you to cook on nearly any surface. Available with up to 425 square inches of grilling space, MagVent air controls, Tel-Tru bimetal thermometer, and a convenient carrying handle, the NOMAD is ready for your next outdoor adventure.

2. Pattern Pros Patterning Target Set

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Pattern Pros

This pack includes 25 36-inch-by-48-inch brown kraft paper targets that come with a one-inch center dot for a shooting reference point and a panel that includes areas to fill in information such as gun, choke, shotshell type, and shooting percentage.

3. Pattern Pros Waterfowl Variety Packs

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Pattern Pros

These new products from Pattern Pros help you pattern your shotgun without breaking the bank. With a choice of two different variety packs that each include eight of the most popular brands of waterfowl ammunition, you can determine the best load for your waterfowl gun before the season begins.

4. Tom Beckbe Canvas Utility Bag

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This bag from Tom Beckbe is the ideal size for the duck blind and has a classic look. Built with weatherproof waxed cotton and a nylon canvas shell, it also features a waterproof interior liner, leather carry handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, six exterior pockets, and one interior zippered pocket.

5. Drake Waterfowl MST 1/4 Zip Hole Shot Windproof Eqwader

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This versatile quarter-zip jacket is a solid option for an all-season outer layer. The three-layer upper body, hood, and arms are all sherpa-lined to provide windproof protection. The lower body is 100 percent sherpa-lined polyester for breathability under waders. Other features include a pass-through kangaroo pocket and draw-cord adjustable waist. Also available in a full-zip version.

6. Tom Beckbe Tidewater Long Sleeve Shirt

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A perfect fit for early-season teal or dove hunts, this quick-drying easy-care shirt combines the soft, natural comfort of cotton with the performance features that warmer weather demands. Constructed with an exclusive light and breathable cotton and nylon blended fabric, this 2.85-ounce shirt is equally at home on the water, at the range, or bouncing around town.

7. Filson Field Flannel Shirt

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This sturdy shirt is made from 100 percent cotton twill flannel that’s tough enough for field use and brushed for everyday comfort. Key features include chip-resistant melamine buttons, shrinkage control, and a true broken-in feel.

8. Drake Waterfowl HND Shotgun Case

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HND stands for High-N-Dry, and Drake’s new gun case lives up to its name. It is built with 600-denier polyester with clear, double-coated PVC on the exterior and 210-denier polyester on the interior to protect your shotgun from anything Mother Nature might throw at it. The addition of 12mm EPE foam padding will help this case stay afloat if it hits the water. Other notable features include an exterior choke tube pocket, adjustable shoulder strap, and a D-ring for hanging during or after a hunt.