Must-Have Goose Hunting Gear for 2016

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posted on September 16, 2016
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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.

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