Must-Have Goose Hunting Gear for 2016

posted on September 16, 2016

Avery Electronic Jerk Flag System
Movement in the decoys is a good thing. Now you can save your shoulder without costing yourself birds. This automated flag system duplicates realistic wing movements and is controlled remotely. Includes heavy-duty ground stakes and a flag. Requires 12v battery (sold separately). MSRP: $199.99.

Alps OutdoorZ Zero-Gravity Layout Blind
Alps OutdoorZ and Delta Waterfowl have partnered to produce this innovative layout blind. It features a zero-gravity chair design that keeps the hunter low, but off the ground. Fabric flares out on all sides to keep it concealed. Backpack carry straps make it easy to transport. MSRP: $279.99 (Realtree Max-5).

Hardcore Layout Gun Rest
It’s easier than ever to keep your shotgun secure and at the ready in a layout with this rest. Powder-coated metal reduces glint to keep you hidden, while a rubber coating on the rest protects your scattergun. Designed to keep the barrel and action of your shotgun off the ground. MSRP: $14.99.

TriStar Arms Cobra Mag Camo
The 3½-inch magnum “big” brother to TriStar’s traditional Cobra Pump shotgun features an extended forearm, a fiber-optic front sight, rubber recoil pad, and chrome-lined chamber and barrel. Features Beretta/Benelli Mobilchoke threads and ships with three choke tubes. Five-year warranty. MSRP: $455.

Avian-X AXF Honker Shell Decoys
These oversized Honker Shells are designed to stack tight and take up little space in your bag. Full flocking adds to a lifelike appearance, and anatomy is meant to emulate late-season honkers. Decoys are molded from rubberized plastic for durability and better paint adhesion. Sold in six-packs. MSRP: $149.99.

Northern Flight Field-Hunter Blind Bag Kit
Buy this bag separately or as a complete waterfowl starter kit from Cabela’s. The kit ships with the Northern Flight Field-Hunter Blind Bag, Deluxe Neoprene Call Lanyard, SLD-1 Single-Reed Duck Call, SLG Goose Call and Looped Bird Carrier. MSRP: $199.99 (kit).

Browning BXD Waterfowl Shotshells
Browning’s first foray into waterfowl loads, BXD Waterfowl Extra Distance combines round steel pellets with a new wad design. 12- and 20-gauge shells will be available; 12-gauge offerings available in 3- and 3½-inch variants. MSRP: $18.99-$26.99 per 25-shell box.


Model 1895 Guide Gun
Model 1895 Guide Gun

Ruger Reintroduces the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

Ruger has announced the reintroduction of the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun. Formerly known as an “1895 GBL” (Guide Big Loop), this model is Ruger’s first reintroduction in the Guide Gun family of rifles and Ruger’s first introduction of an alloy steel Marlin rifle with a blued finish.

Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Rifles

Henry Repeating Arms has announced two limited-edition models celebrating the company's twenty-fifth anniversary. Available at dealers nationwide while supplies last, the rifles pay tribute to the beginnings of Henry Repeating Arms as a company and the origins of the lever action rifle's enduring legacy in America.

Tips for Hunting Pre-Rut Mule Deer

Just before the breeding season bucks make seemingly random decisions, forcing us to analyze their habitat’s food, water and cover and how each factor influences their behavior.

#SundayGunday: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter

Get a closer look at the Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Recipe: Venison Top Sirloin and Chimichurri Sauce

A recent trip to Hawaii inspired contributor Brad Fenson to create a chimichurri sauce variation, where cilantro, cumin and lime juice produce a new twist on the traditional blend.

DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road

Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.


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