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Top Waterfowl Hunting Gear of 2021

When a cold front pushes swarms of mallards into your local honey hole, be prepared with the right gear.

Top Waterfowl Hunting Gear of 2021

Our top choices of gear, clothing, and equipment for this waterfowl hunting season.

Lucky Duck - Lucky HD Floater

Lucky Duck Lucky Spinner

Lucky Duck is in the motion business, and their latest creation is called the Lucky HD Floater. Hunt deep or moving water—you need it. It’s an oversized mallard with the solid weight and durability that’s tailor made for the marsh. It can find a home in deep river, but also work in the shallows. It runs on (4) AA batteries and is remote kit ready (sold separately).

$110; luckyduck.com

Rig’Em Right - Bloodline Elite Dog Vest   

Rig Em Right Bloodline Elite Dog Vest

Ducks, generally speaking, prefer waiting for the nastiest, coldest conditions when showing up to your local water. You need to keep your duck dog warm in between volleys. This vest from Rig’Em Right does just that. Five sizes are available so you can get the perfect fit for next-to-skin warmth, increased flotation, and protection against brush, brambles, briars, and anything unpleasant.

$80; rigemright.com

Cupped Waterfowl - Hunting Dog Blind 

Cupped Waterfowl Hunting Dog Blind

This dog blind from Cupped Waterfowl is perfect for transporting to and from the field thanks to heavy-duty shoulder straps and a lightweight design. A low-profile and straps to hold brush and stubble makes this blind easy to hide, while a front and back entrance gives your dog a two-way entry and exit for downed game retrieval. Available in RealTree Timber or Mossy Oak Bottomland.

$100; cupped.com


Jargon Game Calls - Live Duck Call

Jargon Game Calls Live Duck duck call

Jargon’s Live Duck can articulate the complete vocabulary of the hen mallard, from the softest scratchy quacks to those loud, nasally quacks that will bring in every drake in the county. It features a large exhaust port that blends in a perfect amount of back pressure into every call. These features make the call extremely easy to blow but still allow for advanced note articulation by both novice and professional callers alike.

$140; jargongamecalls.com


Orvis - PRO Wader & Wading Boots 

Orvis PRO Wader and Wading boots

For early season duck hunting, a lightweight pair of waders goes a long way. The Orvis PRO Waders and Pro Wading Boots are perfect for ladies looking for an athletic fit wader. Cordura shell layering provides extreme durability while anatomically correct neoprene booties provide a snug fit. Kangaroo style fleece-lined handwarmer pockets keep your fingers toasty on chilly days, and an external storage pocket keeps gear at the ready. The Pro Wading Boots (sold separately) give hunters Michelin Outdoor Extreme outsole rubber traction for frosty mornings and a 3D molded OrthoLite X25 insole for support.

Waders: $549; Boots: $249; orvis.com 

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