Vertical Cover Revolution

The vertical cover revolution has started, with Momarsh.  Momarsh released a couple game-changing product for those who would like to walk into any flooded water hole.  Whether you would prefer to stand or not step foot in an old raggedy blind, the Momarsh Invisichair Blind has you…..well, covered!

Original Content: http://www.momarsh.com/shallow-water-solutions/sws-invisichair-blind/

The Invisichair is something totally new, it is designed for hunting vertical cover like flooded corn, cattails, tules, fence lines, woody cover, levees and bullrush.  Many hunters look at vertical cover and think it is easy to hide in because it looks thick from ground level.  However, experience has shown us that many times, vertical cover is weak from above and this is often the ducks perspective!  Sitting on a swamp seat or bucket leave you exposed from above and is uncomfortable.  Marsh boats are made for moist soil/ horizontal cover and often fail in vertical cover due to a large footprint from above and the fact that they look nothing like the surroundings.  The Invisichair is our shallow water solution that solves the vertical cover concealment challenge, while being very mobile, comfortable and effective.

  • chair-sepmobile, portable
  • lightweight (22#)
  • Adjustable for water depths to 34″
  • blind is adjustable for hunter size
  • spring open top for unobstructed shooting
  • mesh blind top for good visibility
  • shoot while sitting or standing
  • storage bags for dead ducks and gear.
  • webbing straps for adding vegetation
  • patent pending

 

 

The INVISILAB is the most versatile dog blind ever introduced to the waterfowling world.  Unlike other dog blinds on the market, it keeps your retriever hidden and comfortable in field OR water settings up to 34” of water depth.  The independently adjustable legs make it the most stable dog stand on the market.  In addition to that, it functions as a comfortable crate for transport to and from the field!  It is also a great training tool for the off season and as an around the house climb.

It has always perplexed me that good hunters go to great lengths to conceal themselves from the elements, and from the wary eyes of a duck, then leave their dog in plain sight of the ducks, and exposed to the elements.  Now you can Keep your dog as hidden and as comfortable as you plan to be while hunting together in wet environments.  The mesh bottom allows for drainage of water, good footing and is a comfortable sling bed for sore bones and cold joints.

 

  • invisPortable, mobile, lightweight (13#)
  • Only dog blind that works in the field and in water – depths to 34”.
  • keeps your dog out of mud and off frozen ground as a field blind
  • Blind is built into the stand.
  • Can be zipped shut to function as a crate for transport.
  • An extra invisilab blind functions as a place to store gear in the marsh out of the water (blind bags, lunch,batteries, etc.).
  • Mesh bottom drains  and provides slip proof footing.
  • Individually adjustable legs give it great stability in deeper water
  • Excellent training tool
  • Patent pending
  • Kennel Dimensions: 31 inches in length; 24 inches in width; 21 inches in height
  • Legs extend from 24 inches to 34 inches in length.

Gear Down Blind from Lucky Duck

Lucky Duck Decoys by Expedite International has released a new lightweight and portable ground blind, the Gear Down Blind.

gear-down-blindThe Lucky Duck “Gear Down” Blind is the most portable layout blind on the market. This blind is extremely lightweight (only 9 lbs.) and folds up to the size of a backpack. 28″ x 18″ x 4″. The built in straps leave your hands free. Water resistant heavy khaki fabric with padded seat and pillow for all day comfort. Blind cover has grass straps for that added concealment option.

 

Hot New Gear

1.  Hard Core Decoy’s Elite Blind Bag

Elite Blind Bad by Hard Core Decoy

Elite Blind Bag by Hard Core Decoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new product for the 2013/2014 season, the Elite Blind Bag is a large sized bag for the long-staying waterfowler.  Check out some of the really cool features:

  • High-impact, waterproof bottom
  • Full featured, spacious design
  • Padded foam sides
  • External thermos or beverage pocket on the side
  • External accessory pocket with five loop choke tube holder
  • Zippered water-proof pocket
  • External clothes strap, great for rain jacket/poncho
  • External tool Velcro pocket, great for the Hardcore Loppers
  • Non-slip shoulder strap
  • Easy grip handle
  • Easy opening/closing zippers

Take a look by clicking HERE!

 

2.  Toxic Calls New Avicide Series

Avicide Duck Call by Toxic

Avicide Duck Call by Toxic Calls.

 “The design isn’t the only “sick” thing about Toxic Calls” -Phil

The Avicide series by Toxic Calls. When flare and flash is not a term in your vocabulary. The AVICIDE series by Toxic is what your looking for. The guys over at Toxic have taken their Meat and Potatoes calls the NBD, NBD2 and the TBH. They produced them in a Black with White letters or White with Black letters and put a killer price on them. These calls are the exact same calls as their super popular custom calls, they just removed the flare. With a sounds that have been turning birds to their death, these calls have been labeled “AVICIDE”.

Buy yours now at Wing Supply – only retailer to have this call!

 

3.  Dakota Decoy’s X-Treme Mallards

Flock Headed Mallards by Dakota Decoys

Flock Headed Mallards by Dakota Decoys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dakota Decoys throws a game-changing mix into your spread!

  • Most life like, hand painted finish
  • Drakes go through a 24 step painting process, and the hens go through a 16 step painting process
  • 6 different head styles in each dozen
  • Multiple heads come attached , and will spin a full 360 degrees
  •  Slightly over-sized, measuring 16” in length
  •  They have a weighted keel designed with the hunter in mind
  • Added cleat to the front of each keel to lengthen or shorten lines to the desired depth
  • Packaged in dozen packs with 7 drakes with 4 unique head styles, and hens with 2 head styles

 

4.  Heavy Hauler’s Raft O Ducks

Raft O Ducks by Heavy Hauler Outdoor Gear

Raft O Ducks by Heavy Hauler Outdoor Gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether hunting divers,  puddlers, or honkers always be on the X with The Raft O’ Ducks decoy anchor system.  Watch it by clicking HERE!

  • Set it in many different formations.
  • Easy to get ready as well as taking it down 
  • 2 built in 1.5 lb H-shaped anchor/line keepers
  • 18-30″ drop lines with 4” snaps and large swivel clips
  • Drop lines are made of tangle resistant 400 lb mono filament 
  • 150 feet of heavy braided mainline rope

Steady to Shot

Submitted by: Caleb Wilds

It’s the perfect storm, a black cloud of ducks are circling into your spread and like usual that one or two ducks are coming down and landing on the water before the rest. I know what you are thinking. That’s great! They are committing! But before the rest of the ducks have the chance to cup up in front of you, your dog breaks and spooks them and they flare away. I don’t know about you but nothing is more aggravating to me than when a dog breaks and scares away the ducks.

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Steady to shot is pretty much duck dog basics 101. I don’t mean your basic commands like sit, come, lie down and stay. If your dog does not know those commands you might want to consider leaving your pup at home next hunting trip. There are only two I am really concerned about when I am taking my pup on a hunt and that is place and they do not break or some may call it steady to shot. In my opinion a dog breaking is an inexcusable offense in a duck hunting dog and if not it should be!

IMG_2498Steady to shot is a very important aspect in a hunting dog. Because you won’t have to deal with your pup leaving the blind at inappropriate times or getting to excited and running into someone when they are taking shot or running all over the place looking for a bird when you missed, instead you can just tell him or her no bird. (Side note, I am just going to use her or she from now on because my dog is a girl.) You don’t have to use a gun or a starter pistol when you’re training your dog. It’s just not practical for some people due to the location they live at. You can start in your backyard with your dog sitting next to you on a leash or a lead rope in your hand and a bumper. You tell her to stay and you throw the bumper. If she breaks you pull her back to the spot she was sitting wait a few seconds then you can command her to go get the bumper. I just use her name for the command and let go of the lead rope. When they begin to stay you can start to test them by making different noises, making sudden movements and saying different words beside for the command you use. After she is not breaking from these steps you can start introducing guns into the mix.

Your dog knowing how to place is a handy tool to have when you are on a hunt. No matter if you are in a make shift blind next to a pond or out in a layout blind in the middle of a field. You will never have to worry about your dog being out of place when she knows how to place. You can start in your house with a dog bed or you can go ahead and start out side. You can use a small platform if you want or you can do what I do and use a mat. All that matters is that they get the idea. Start about three feet away. Have her on a leash and tell her to place, then point at the mat and lead her to it. When she gets to the mat tell her to sit and then reward her with either your praise or a treat. After a couple of sessions you dog should catch on. Then you can increase the distance.

IMG_2490Once you have these two down you can combined them and when you tell her to place you can teach her not to move from that spot till you say it’s ok. Place will come in handy and you won’t have to worry about your dog being in the wrong spot in or outside the blind and you can also use it in the field when you want them to get in their dog blind. Also you will not have to worry about them making the wrong move and scaring your birds. After all that work you should have a well disciplined hunting dog and on next season’s hunting trip your buddies can brag on her and you for how well trained and behaved your dog is.