Skip to main content

Wildfowl 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Wildfowl 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

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.

Realtree Max-4

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.

Price: $849

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.

Price: $1,205 - $1,175

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.

Price: $130 - $170

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.

Price: $ 50

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.

Price: $70

Sitka Boreal Jacket

The Sitka 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.

Price: $599

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.

Price: $24 - $27

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.

Price: $230

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.

Price: $30

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Arkansas Snow Geese

Arkansas Snow Geese

Wildfowl Editor Skip Knowles took this short video showing all the Snow Geese flying. Let's just say, he had a very good hunt!

Franchi 12-Gauge Affinity Semiauto Shotgun

Franchi 12-Gauge Affinity Semiauto Shotgun

Craig Boddington and Eric Poole take a look at the new modern Franchi Affinity shotgun.

Browning A5 Shotgun -

Browning A5 Shotgun - 'Gun Stories'

Gun Stories host Joe Mantegna talks about the origin and history of the Browning A5 shotgun.

Puppy Training Getting Started

Puppy Training Getting Started

Puppy Training Getting Started

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Times have changed, and so has the size of our retrievers. Size Versus Drive in Hunting Dogs Retriever

Size Versus Drive in Hunting Dogs

Tom Dokken

Times have changed, and so has the size of our retrievers. 

Chef Jacques Haeringer shows you a great tasting goose legs recipe that will satisfy everybody at the dinner table.Beer-Braised Goose Legs Recipe Recipes

Beer-Braised Goose Legs Recipe

Chef Jacques Haeringer

Chef Jacques Haeringer shows you a great tasting goose legs recipe that will satisfy everybody...

The Prairie Potholes Region is alive with waterfowl and a perfect place to test a new shotgun.Testing the Savage Renegauge on North Dakota Waterfowl Stories

Testing the Savage Renegauge on North Dakota Waterfowl

Skip Knowles - May 19, 2020

The Prairie Potholes Region is alive with waterfowl and a perfect place to test a new shotgun.

Jim Orth needed'a simple blind for hunting Lake St. Clair. A staffing recruiter and outfitter fromBuilding a Duck Boat Blind on a Budget How-To

Building a Duck Boat Blind on a Budget

Mike Marsh - May 10, 2016

Jim Orth needed'a simple blind for hunting Lake St. Clair. A staffing recruiter and outfitter...

See More Trending Articles

More Accessories

From durable decoys to dependable waders, no matter how much you're looking to spend, there's2018 Father's Day Gift Guide Accessories

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

Joe Genzel - May 14, 2018

From durable decoys to dependable waders, no matter how much you're looking to spend, there's

To help you find the perfect Father's Day gift this year, the WILDFOWL staff has compiled some of2016 Father's Day Gifts for Duck-Loving Dads Accessories

2016 Father's Day Gifts for Duck-Loving Dads

WILDFOWL Staff - May 26, 2016

To help you find the perfect Father's Day gift this year, the WILDFOWL staff has compiled some...

TETRA's high-tech electronic ear devices — the AlphaShield — protects against damaging noises while adding hearing enhancements and comfort for hunters.TETRA Electronic Hearing Protection and Enhancement for Wingshooters Accessories

TETRA Electronic Hearing Protection and Enhancement for Wingshooters

David Hart - December 13, 2019

TETRA's high-tech electronic ear devices — the AlphaShield — protects against damaging noises...

Here are 15 of the hottest new gear items out there for waterfowlers—just in time for theGear Up for Late-Season Waterfowl Accessories

Gear Up for Late-Season Waterfowl

Joe Genzel - November 21, 2017

Here are 15 of the hottest new gear items out there for waterfowlers—just in time for the

See More Accessories

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Wildfowl App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Wildfowl subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now