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2020 Wildfowl Holiday Gift Guide

We're certain your favorite waterfowler will be pleased with any of the items on our list!

2020 Wildfowl Holiday Gift Guide

Cornerstone Gundog Academy

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Training your duck dog can be time consuming, challenging and at times overwhelming. With Cornerstone Gundog Academy, every progressive training step is laid out for you in simplified video modules and subject categories. There is no more guesswork on when to advance to marks and blinds or when to back things up for a stronger foundation. CGA’s programs give you everything you need to take your puppy or young retriever all the way to finished gun dog status. MSRP: $597 | cornerstonegundogacademy.com

Vive Exum Crew Socks & Swiftwick Pursuit Performance Socks

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Even socks have gone high tech these days and are a critical part of staying comfortable afield on those hike-in hunts or long slogs through wetlands and timber. They’re no longer a scrimpy gift item either, at the performance price range of $20-$30. We’ve all had blisters, pain, spasms and numbness in our feet in the middle of our excursions. Meet Vive Wear’s Exum Crew Sock, the first high performance sock that includes built-in electrical stimulation capabilities to promote circulation.Created by an orthopedic surgeon, Vive Wear socks use a patented combination of silver and copper nanoparticles to create a microcurrent of over 10 mV when activated by natural foot perspiration. MSRP: $24 | https://vivewear.com/products/exum-mountain-guide-compression-sock

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Also check out Swiftwick’s line of heavy cushion Merino wool socks, featuring moderate compression and blended Olefin fibers into the foot bed for cushion with heavy loads or heavy duty activity conditions. It’s a taller crew sock perfect for about all outdoor activities. MSRP: $17-$30 | https://swiftwick.com/collections/mens-pursuit-hike-socks  

Tactica M100.X

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Among the tiniest and lightest of multi-tools, the Tactica M100.X doesn’t have everything a Leatherman or Gerber full size will, but this Multitool Bundle Pack is a dream to carry so you’ll have it when you need it. This toolpack comes with 12 unique hex bits that cover all your everyday needs. Made from ultra lightweight composite, you won’t need to worry about it weighing you down. Designed in Melbourne, Australia. MSRP: $54.95 USD | https://tacticagear.com/products/tactica-m100-x

Banded RedZone 2.0 Waders

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You probably won’t bother taking these off when you get back to camp. The RedZone™ 2.0 line of waders are the most technologically advanced waders in waterfowl. And, it’s not even close. Featuring the latest in cutting-edge fabric and seam technologies and improvements from top-to-bottom. You’re in for the best wading experience of your life.MSRP: $399.99-$419.99 | https://banded.com/product/redzone-2-0-breathable-insulated-wader


Lucky Duck Super Goose Flapper HDI

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We have seen this thing in action, and it works on both big and little geese. With a natural-as-it-gets increased range of motion, Lucky Duck’s Super Goose Flapper HDI operates on a lithium-ion battery that works regardless of conditions. Controlled by the HD remote, hunters can flap the 50-inch wing-span goose at will and attract approaching honkers. Wings are magnetic and reversible, and the lifelike wing print on one side and solid black color on the other boost’s visibility. MSRP: $320 | luckyduck.com


Cupped Feeder Butt Drake

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Sold as a single decoy, this confidence fake features a premium quality drake butt, weighted keel design and is finished with lifelike colors for added attraction. The Cupped Feeder Butt Drake has a weight of a half-pound and measures 8x6x5 inches. MSRP: $8 | cupped.com

Garmin Pro 550

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Garmin’s Pro 550 with Tri-Tronics technology provides the serious dog trainer with 21 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation, tone and the ability to switch between three dogs. Trainers get all of this in a simple-to-use handheld device with easy-to-navigate controls. Remotely operated beacon lights on the dog device help you locate your dog in low light. Range, via the 2 ½-inch fixed transmitter antenna is one mile. MSRP: $400 | buy.garmin.com

Lifetime Decoys FlexFloat Mallards

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You gotta try these. Hold one and you'll will see how different they are. Updated for 2020 with heavy-duty stainless-steel anchor points and an extended rear port hole, Lifetime’s tried-and-true mallard fakes just got better. Available in 6- and 12-packs, these lightweight and ultra-durable decoys are ideal for any duck mission on the planet. MSRP: $110-$220 | lifetimedecoys.com

Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter

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This gun just works. Loaded with features, Winchester’s duck-killer is offered in 12- and 20-gauge models and in an array of barrel lengths. Built for speed, this auto-loader boasts improved ergonomics and a lighter build. In addition, the balance point has been moved forward slightly to ensure a smooth swing and better target tracking. Length-of-pull spacers fit between the stock and recoil pad to provide shooter customization, which leads to increased confidence and less felt recoil. The SX4 has been given a larger bolt handle and oversized bolt-handle release, and the ambidextrous safety has been located at the rear of the angular-profile trigger guard and is reversible for right- or left-handed shooters. MSRP: $1,070 | winchesterguns.com


Rig 'Em Right Mudslinger Floating Backpack 

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A waterfowler’s dream, this full-foam flotation pack sports a deluxe molded EVA bottom, a built-in sunglass case, an easy access front ammo pocket and a litany of other features. A side-handle with daisy chain allows for attaching decoy anchor clips, and the padded air foam backrest and shoulder straps with removable waist belt scream comfort. Doubling as a travel bag, the backpack has an internal laptop tablet. MSRP: $140 | rigemright.com

Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen

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A modern classic, Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen boasts a weight close to that of a semi-auto 20 and produces a pattern chasers-of-the-feather can’t ignore. Chambered for 2 ¾-inch shotshells (mag tube holds 4) and offered in barrel lengths of 26 and 28 inches, this beauty is fitted with the Kinematic Drive System and is hell on ducks. Other notable features include the sight-plane boosting humpback receiver, Total Barrel Dynamics and the Invector-DS choke tube system. MSRP: $1,740 | browning.com

Gun Dog Outdoors Field Trauma Aid Kit

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Designed by hardcore waterfowler and firefighter/EMT Alex Langbell, the GDO Field Trauma Kit was designed to mend your favorite waterfowling companion when something goes awry. Contents of the pack are many, and an Emergency Field Trauma Guide is included with the kit. All equipment is U.S. medical grade — the same equipment used by first responders around the country. Much of it can help a human in a pinch, too! MSRP: $54 | gundogoutdoors.com


Jargon Duck Calls Chit Chat

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Featuring a small exhaust port for increased back pressure, Jargon’s new Chit Chat is a single-reed timber call being heralded for its solid bottom end and super-ducky top end. Designed specifically for close-range calling when an element of “touch” is needed to finish those skittish mallards, this machined J-Frame acrylic is a solid choice. MSRP: $140 | jargongamecalls.com

Muck Originals Ankle

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OK, fellas — you have been mucking around enjoying your Muck Boots for years. Now it’s her turn. New from Muck, the women’s Original Ankle is the ideal camp boot. Perfect once the muddy hunting boots come off for comfort in the camp, in the truck or in the blind when it’s not arctic temperatures. With an ultra comfort, dual-density memory foam foot bed lining, you'll get air channels and patented odor and moisture control plus full rubber outsole sole with breasted heel for superior traction. These boots are 100-percent waterproof with premium hand laid rubber. Available in multiple colors, this is a 6-inch neoprene anti-microbial boot. MSRP: $90 | muckbootcompany.com

Benelli M2 Waterfowl Performance Shop 20-Gauge

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Cloaked in GORE’s Optifade Marsh, this 28-inch barrel waterfowl slayer sports a number of Benelli Performance Shop enhancements and tips the scale at just 5.9 pounds. Measuring 49.3 inches long and branded with a 14 3⁄8-inch length of pull, shooters will applaud the honed and polished action, custom-tuned trigger, trio of Rob Roberts Triple Threat choke tubes and the list goes on. The M2 Waterfowl Performance Shop, like all Waterfowl Edition models, is test-fired via a computerized pattern analysis machine to ensure the best patterns possible. This shotgun is offered in 20-gauge only and cycles 2 ¾- and 3-inch shotshells. MSRP: $2,699 | benelliusa.com

Gunner Food Crate

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First the dogs. Now their food. Designed in line with their G1™ kennel series, every aspect of the all-new Food Crate Gunner Kennels is engineered to protect dogs and to make life easier for their owners. The new Gunner food storage container has an IP67 rating and is waterproof, dust proof, rodent proof and airtight. Built to hold a full 50-pound bag of dog food, it’s constructed for portability, too. Keep it in the home, throw it in the truck or take it to the camp — it’s designed for everywhere. MSRP $250 | gunner.com

Moultrie Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod

Moultrie Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod

The Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod is one of the most economical options for a reliable wildlife feeder. The tough polymer hopper will hold more than 150 pounds of corn and features the Pro II Hunter Feeder Kit with an adjustable funnel, plastic spin plate, ABS plastic housing, feed-level estimator, battery indicator and external power port. The feeder kit will feed up to 6 different times per day from 1 to 20 seconds per feeding. The Deer Feeder Pro II is easy to fill with the fill opening sitting at 5.5 ft. tall. MSRP: $139.99 | moultriefeeders.com

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Summit Viper SD Climber Stand

Summit Viper SD Climber Stand

The Viper SD is the most popular stand in the Summit lineup. Its lightweight and strong aluminum build make it the climber of choice for hardcore hunters. The padded backpack straps coupled with the upper and lower frames ability to pack tight against each other allow for maximum portability no matter how far the distance. Once you get there, stay for a while in the suspended foam-padded seat with cushioned backrest and padded armrests. The closed front allows for simple sit-and-stand climbing and doubles as a gun and crossbow rest. The large 20”x36” aluminum platform offers plenty of foot space to stand up for a bow shot, too. The Viper SD features Summit’s Dead Metal technology that allows you to move in the stand without creating game-spooking unnatural metal sounds. Padded seat, rail and armrest are decorated in Realtree camo for maximum concealment. MSRP: $329.99 | summitstands.com

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