November 12, 2013
Think the only person more difficult to buy for than your mother-in-law is the duck hunter in your family this holiday season? Well, we here at WILDFOWL will make it easy. Watch your Duck Commander grin with glee after he unwraps a case of goose loads. And if you think he's ecstatic over a few boxes of shells, wait till you hand him a shiny new auto-loader. There's plenty more to chose from too, and if you can't decide, follow the waterfowler's golden rule: make it camo! Check out all these great ideas in our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.
Is there a serious waterfowler out there who doesn't utilize this pattern? The Realtree
Max-4 includes elements of cattails, common grains, cornstalks, sunflowers, oak and maple leaves, cedar and oak limbs and other plant life to help you blend into a wide variety of environments.
Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades
All-new Mossy Oak
Shadow Grass Blades was designed to fill in the missing link of pure grass elements common in today's field-edge and pothole hunting. It features a precise arrangement of wind-blown, broken and bent grass blades, overlaying a background of lesser or dead grass thatch.
Weatherby SA-08 28-gauge
We would never suggest a 28-gauge as a primary duck gun for adults, but after obliterating dozens of skeet with the SA-08, we know it would be really fun for close up, in the decoys gunning, or for an advanced shooter in a good flooded timber hole. This auto-loader features Weatherby's
unique dual-valve system, which has undergone a torturous testing program, pushing more than 6,00 rounds through the gun. At 5.5 pounds, it's a real pleasure to carry all day as opposed to a full-framed 8-pound 12-gauge.
Remington Versa Max Sportsman
The Sportsman features the same seven port-gas system as the original Remington
Versa Max, which operates in stages according to shell length, and gives the gun a between-the-hands balance. Other nice touches include a mil-spec anodized aluminum receiver for weight reduction; a synthetic stock with a SuperCell recoil pad; a hammer-forged barrel with stepped ventilated rib sling studs for ease of carry and over-sized safety. Initial offerings include a 28-inch black synthetic version and a 28-inch Mossy Oak Duck Blind full camo version, along with 26-inch black synthetic and 26-inch Realtree AP fully-camouflaged versions.
1,205 - $
LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro
No limits, extended magazine tubes and lots of white birds — spring snow goose season is a great time to be in the blind. But field conditions are usually at their worst, and there's nothing more valuable than a good knee boot for sludging through muddy cornfields. The LaCrosse
Alphaburly Sport Pro is equipped with Ankle-Fit technology, making sure your feet stay dry and secured. The outsole features superior traction with no mud build-up, so no more skating across the wet muck.
130 - $
Banded Fowl Life Floating Gun Case
Let's face it, explaining to your significant other you need to spend another [imo-slideshow gallery=47],000 on a new fowling piece won't go over well. No matter the circumstances that caused your gun to go into the drink, the Banded
Fowl Life floating gun case will keep it on the surface. Featuring non-absorbing closed cell flotation and constructed of 900D with an armored bottom and dust cover, it will protect your investment.
Hard Core Deluxe Wader Bag
Along with giving you a place to stow your wet waders after the hunt, the included neoprene mat gives you a dry spot to stand while you put on and take off your waders. The Hard Core Brands
bag includes a two-inch mesh rain hood, allowing air to flow through the bag and dry your waders. Keep a set of dry socks and base layers in the waterproof side pocket.
Sitka Boreal Jacket
Boreal jacket's articulated patterning allows free range of motion whether swinging a shotgun or climbing into a boat or blind. Gore-Tex's exterior will protect you from the elements, the Optifade Marsh creates ultimate concealment and the 650-fill down keeps you warm. Features include two chest and shell pockets, adjustable rotating hood for unobstructed view and water-sealing cuffs.
Blind Side High Velocity
Shred the skies with faster-than-ever hex-shaped Blind Side. Bumping muzzle velocity up from 1,400 fps to almost 1,700 fps, Winchester's
new high velocity shells make for more forgiving leads and greater per-pellet impact energy, resulting in more ducks and geese for your trusty Lab to retrieve. As always, a Diamond Cut wad launches shot consistently for nice even patterns, and Drylok construction minimizes duds.
24 - $
Cabela's Northern Flight One-Strap
We have all pounded a wader strap buckle into our shoulder with our gun butt, so we're big fans of Cabela's
One-Strap, which feature an ambidextrous strap to fit your off-hand shoulder. It makes swinging on speeding teal much easier — trust us. The waders are constructed of 5mm neoprene and Armor-Flex, which won't restrict movement. Reinforced knees and 1,200-gram Thinsulate Ultra boots will keep you comfy.
Remington Leather Travel Kit
Great for field use and travel, this travel kit
is perfectly sized to carry all of your everyday essentials. Realtree AP HD camo and brown pebble grain leather exterior has slightly contrasting thread and features top zip closure, zip-around bottom compartment with black lining and zippered mesh side pocket. Accented with small domed copper nail heads and Remington America's Oldest Gunmaker logo embossed on stitched patch. Main top storage compartment has side zippered pocket and features black interior lining with clear vinyl protectant.