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Waterfowl Hunting Gear Every Passionate Hunter Should Have

Waterfowl hunting is a fascinating sport that brings people together and sharpens our primal instincts for self-preservation. In addition to these two reasons, waterfowl hunting is also an activity that positively affects your health since, during hunting, you spend time in nature, breathe fresh air, and are physically active.

But in order to enjoy it, you need to have certain hunting equipment that will be useful to you during your stay in nature while hunting. Therefore, in this blog post, we are bringing an extensive guide about waterfowl hunting gear to help you gather information about this important element in your hunting activities.

Waterfowl Hunting Gear You MUST have

Probably the most important item in waterfowl hunting gear is, you get it, a shotgun! Without it, your hunting would be based on walking in nature and studying waterfowl. And those are not the reasons why you are participating in a waterfowl guided hunt. There are many excellent shotguns on the market (The Remington 870, Winchester SX4, Browning A5, and many others), and the most appropriate shotguns for waterfowl hunting are those with a 12-gauge or 20-gauge chamber. Of course, a gun without ammo is useless.

Camouflage clothing, including a waterproof jacket and pants (waders, like chest-high or hip-high), is the second must-have hunting gear for flooded timber duck hunting (waterfowl hunting). We can also include gloves in clothing (for protection of your hands from insects and mosquitoes) and boots to protect your feet, as well as a waterproof beanie or hunting cap. A face mask can come in handy, too.

Among the basic hunting equipment, we can also mention hunting dogs, layout blinds, layout boats, all sorts of decoys (floating, full-body, silhouette, etc.), and duck and goose call devices. It should be emphasized that you will probably borrow some of this equipment if you decide to go on a guided hunting tour, but the above-listed gear is obligatory if you are going on a waterfowl hunt on your own.

Also, a first aid kit, a compass, and a map of the area should be your priority when it comes to preparing for the waterfowl hunt.

Optional Waterfowl Hunting Gear

In addition to the basic hunting equipment, there is also additional equipment that can make hunting easier for you, as well as being outdoors. In additional hunting equipment, we can include:

  • Electronic callers,
  • Motion decoys,
  • Hunting stools or chairs,
  • Hand warmers,
  • Backpacks,
  • Bags for holding various calls, shells, and other necessities,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Camouflage vest,
  • Knife (either pocket carry or fixed blade),
  • Headlamp,
  • Snacks, and
  • Water.

Additional Advice: How to Choose Waterfowl Hunting Gear

Since hunting equipment is not cheap, it is not a bad idea to listen to the advice of the more experienced and stick to these three guidelines when buying waterfowl hunting gear:

  1. Research products and read reviews before final purchase,
  2. If possible, try out the gear before purchasing, and last but not least
  3. Invest in high-quality gear that will last for many hunting seasons.

You Got Your Hunting Gear – What Now?

After you are equipped for waterfowl hunting, the best thing you can do is call Waterfowl Unlimited and arrange Guided Reelfoot Lake Duck Hunting in West Tennessee, a specialized service provided by Waterfowl Unlimited, the best guiding tour service for waterfowl hunting.

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