New Gear for the New Year

These handy products will help you get a head start on 2023

© John Hoffman, DU

G3 12-Gauge Semiauto

The new CZ 712 G3 is at home in the field or on a clay target course. The gun’s gas-operation system reduces recoil and cycles both 2 3/4- and 3-inch shotshells. Two inter-changeable pistons are included for either light or heavy loads. The chrome-lined barrels will hold up under extended firing and ensure consistent patterns with five included extra-long Active-Choke tubes. The 712 G3 is available in black synthetic, camo, or walnut stock options. cz-usa.com

Winchester Bismuth

You don’t want to take any chances with your ammo on bitter-cold late-season hunts. By cushioning brittle bismuth pellets with a micro-bead buffer compound, Winchester engineers were able to protect them from shattering and flaking upon ignition. As a result, these loads deliver up to 90 percent patterns at 40 yards. They are available in 3-inch 12-gauge loads with 1 3/8 ounces of 1 or 4 shot and 3-inch 20-gauge loads with 1 ounce of 4 shot. winchester.com

YETI Panga 50L Waterproof Duffle

The Panga 50L Waterproof Duffle is the all-purpose adventure bag that you’ve been looking for. Built to combat the elements, this duffle is 100 percent waterproof, featuring HydroLok Zippers, puncture resistant ThickSkin, upgraded MetalLock hardware, and QuickGrab lash points to tie off and pack your gear. The Panga 50L is now available in the highly popular tan color scheme. yeti.com

Gerber Downwind Caper Knife

A sharp, well-balanced knife is a necessity for waterfowlers. Gerber’s Downwind Caper is 7.24 inches long and weighs 2.1 ounces. The blade was designed with an oversized choil for detail work and better handling. The knife comes standard with a waxed canvas sheath. gerbergear.com

Power Calls Megawatt 

Turn up the volume with the Power Calls Megawatt duck call. This single-reed acrylic call is designed to reproduce the full range of a mallard hen’s voice, from soft quacks and feeding chatter to loud, ringing highballs. The acrylic tone board system and Mylar reed offer excellent durability and make breakdown and cleaning simple. It’s sold with a protective hard case. power-calls.com

Streamlight Enduro Pro USB Headlamp 

Powered by a USB rechargeable lithium polymer battery, Streamlight’s Enduro Pro offers 200 lumens of output; spot and flood beams with high, medium, and low modes; and a low-profile fit with an elastic strap. The water-resistant housing includes a battery indicator so you’ll know when it needs to be recharged. streamlight.com

ALPS OutdoorZ Vault Blind Bag—Timber

This new blind bag from ALPS OutdoorZ is designed to carry everything you need on your next hunt in the duck woods. The cavernous main compartment features a U-shaped lid that provides easy flip-down access with a heavy-duty No. 10 zipper. Other handy features include a 62-inch stowaway strap that offers plenty of reach to secure the bag to trees; a built-in internal shelf to offer quick access to contents; a large hold-open shell pocket; multiple elastic and zippered internal pockets; a spacious, felt-lined valuables pocket; an oversized thermos pocket; a drop-down gun boot; a padded waist belt and shoulder straps; and a lot more. alpsoutdoorz.com