Realtree MAX-5™

Waterfowl Concealment Redefined

Realtree Outdoors is off to what some would call, “an extraordinary start” to 2014.  Just yesterday (Jan. 2. 2014) Realtree released a press released announcing and showing off the all-new MAX-5 waterfowl camo pattern.

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“Columbus, GA (January 3, 2014) – Introducing newRealtree MAX-5™ – the hardest working camo for the hardest working hunters.

“New Realtree MAX-5 is the perfect multi-use camo for marshes, mud flats, agricultural fields, flooded timber, grasslands, prairie and other open habitat,” said Realtree Designer and President Bill Jordan. “Never before has a pattern offered so many natural elements and such a wide array of natural tones, shadows and colors.”

Built with waterfowlers in mind, new Realtree MAX-5 is filled with cattails, reeds, cane and grasses to blend into flooded marshes. Plus corn, wheat, oats and sunflowers to hide you in open fields. It has branches, twigs and leaves that work in flooded timber. And with open areas that mimic mud, water, bark and shadows, MAX-5 literally adds another layer of invisibility to camo – no matter where or how you use it.

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Of course, all MAX-5 pattern elements are strategically placed to create super-realistic tone, contrast and shadow. Viewed up close, MAX-5 offers incredible detail. At a distance, the pattern obliterates the human outline completely. The result? Maximum effectiveness for your waterfowl success.

About Realtree:

Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 1,500 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on television, as well as through http://www.realtree.com and many other outlets.

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.

Stocking Stuffers

It’s that time of the year when we start scrambling for those great gift and stocking stuffers.  We have taken the privilege to collect a few great ideas.  Not only are they inexpensive but useful.

Hitch Covers – These Avery Greenhead, Canada Goose and Struttin’ Gobbler Hitch Covers would make a great stocking stuffer at only $4.99!  Click here to shop: http://www.wingsupply.com/search.php?search_query=A65001%2C+A65003%2C+A65002

Tee in a Cup – The Duck Dynasty “Tee in a Cup” Short Sleeve Tee/Cup Combo is great for women or men in your family!  Available in sizes Large and Extra Large for $7.99 here: http://www.wingsupply.com/duck-commander-sale/duck-dynasty-tee-in-a-cup-short-sleeve-tee-cup-combo/

Drake Bottle and Can Koozies – Summer time will be here before you know and these koozies are a great addition!  Available in Mossy Oak Duck Blind and the can is available in Realtree Max-4 for $3.95 & $5.99 here: http://www.wingsupply.com/search.php?search_query=99DW816011%2C+DW817

Camouflage Safety/Shooting Glasses - Don’t let the sun ruin a chance of seeing some birds fly by.  Get a pair of the Radians Journey Camouflage Safety Glasses.  Available in Mossy Oak Breakup/Smoke & Max-4/Clear for $5.99 here: http://www.wingsupply.com/closeout-closet/closeout-miscellaneous/radians-journey-camouflage-safety-glasses/

Handwarmer – Finish off that stocking with warms hands!  Haha, yeah that was cheesy wasn’t it, sorry about that!   The Final Approach Mossy Oak Duck Blind Handwarmer is an unbelievably priced item that only will fill up the stocking but make the duck hunter in your life extremely happy!  Great brand and quality, check it out here: http://www.wingsupply.com/closeout-closet/closeout-miscellaneous/final-approach-mossy-oak-duck-blind-neoprene-handwarmer/

Check out many more stocking stuffers by clicking here: http://www.wingsupply.com/categories/closeout-closet.html?sort=priceasc

Keep Your Calls Warm

As the winter season approaches us, so does freezing temperatures that will cause our duck and goose call reeds to freeze.  Depending how the birds are working and if it is slow we tend to trying fixing it by taking the call apart and drying the reeds with our gloves or other pieces of clothing. Which is the best way to lose a reed or wedge.

There are a few inexpensive and effective methods and products for helping to keep your calls warm.  Below we have listed these suggestions for both new and experienced waterfowl hunters to take advantage of, if not already.

callcoozyCall Coozy – The Call Coozy, a lightweight fitted neoprene cover that fits over your duck and goose calls, not only prevents freezing but also protects you call/s.  The neoprene insulating properties work well in freezing conditions.  Once on, it also keeps your calls from falling apart and prevents any shiny bands from deterring the birds.  Price: $3.99 (Wing Supply)

 

rainxRainX – Now this one may seem far-fetched, but actually it has worked.  This is more of a personal suggestion that has worked in the past and I will continue to use it.  I tried this using the RainX 2-IN-1 Foam Glass Cleaner.  RainX being known for their windshield treatment has begun to be a useful tool at the beginning and ending of my season.  Just treat your reed/s and inside of your call/s at least a day before hunting.  This has worked so well, I presented the idea to market this and talked with their R&D dept.  Price: $4.99-$6.99 (Wal-Mart)

hothandsHotHands – By now if you have hunted in the cold you probably are already carrying these in your bag.  Wader Jacket pockets, wader pockets, hand-warmers or even just tucking them at the top of your waders.  These are just some ideas of using a HotHands warmer.  A great products that works great with this method is the Call Bridle.  Price: $1.97 (Wal-Mart)

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.

 

Mossberg® Signs Agreement with Duck Commander™

North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, has entered into a long-term agreement with the Robertson family and the hugely-popular Duck Commander franchise. Bestknown as the stars of the top-rated reality TV series, Duck Dynasty, the Robertson clan lead by family patriarch, Phil, has expanded their Louisiana-based call-making company into a national phenomenon and A&E Television Networks™ mostwatched series. Terms of the multi-year agreement will include focus on the family’s passion of waterfowl hunting, promotion of the shooting sports and family values as well as a series of Mossberg “Duck Commander” firearms.

The now multi-million dollar Duck Commander enterprise was founded by Phil and is led by his son, Willie, and includes family members: Uncle Si, Jase, Jep; known for their long-flowing beards, and Alan. All share in the passion for hunting and time-honored Southern traditions.  “Mossberg is extremely proud to partner with Duck Commander to further promote hunting, shooting sports and family values,” commented Iver Mossberg, CEO. “The Robertson’s widespread appeal and ability to cross over into the mainstream has bridged millions to the traditions of hunting and sharing time in the field with family.”

“The Duck Commander franchise was built on hard work, family values and our great American heritage. As an iconic, hardworking American product, made by a family-owned company, Mossberg is a perfect partnership for our team,” said Willie Robertson, CEO, Duck Commander.

Mossberg will work with the Robertsons to develop a line of branded “Duck Commander” guns across multiple categories including pump-action and autoloading waterfowl shotguns. For more information on Mossberg firearms and future Duck Commander offerings, please visit our web site at www.mossberg.com or follow us on www.facebook.com/MossbergOfficial.

Duck Commander™ is a registered trademark of Duck Commander, Inc. A&E Television Networks™ is a registered trademark of A&E Television Networks, LLC.

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. 

Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.

Delta Goes Live With Duck Cam

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EGELAND, N.D. — All across the prairie each spring, a dramatic struggle of nesting hen ducks to protect incubating eggs and survive in a grassland habitat teeming with predators plays out.

Skunks, raccoons, foxes, opossums and other toothy critters looking for an easy meal threaten to destroy the nests. Ultimately, the drama boils down to a hen — literally a sitting duck — trying to hide her eggs and herself in the grass for more than three weeks to hatch a brood of fluffy ducklings.

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Now, you can watch! The Delta Duck Cam, a streaming webcam placed near an incubating wild duck, is your live, real-time window into the life of a hen on a nest in North Dakota.

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Happy Happy Happy

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Phil Robertson, founder and star of A&E’s most popular reality TV Show talks about his life’s journey.  From sex, drugs and Rock and Roll to a multimillionaire duck hunter.  Happy, Happy, Happy is a reference to Thomas Jefferson – “All men are created equal….life, liberty and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.”

As the nation starts to welcome Phil into their lives by watching Duck Dynasty, many of duck hunters know what the Duck Commander believes in but his new book is a no-hold, tell-all bio.  In his book he says, “Faith, Family and Ducks in that order..”.  There is no question to that as each show comes to an end, the family sits at a large table, bowing their heads to pray and eat their harvested ducks during the waterfowl season.

Phil talks more about what started his repentance and how it came about.  In a video interview with Lifeway Christian Store he says, “When I was 28, some guy with a Bible came in a beer joint that I was running, and he wanted to talk it over.  So I basically ran him out of the place.  My sister is the one that brought him and while he was at the back trying to get a bible study going with the old guy here- yours truly, my sister was up at the front handing out bible tracks.  So that created a little bit of a ruckus.  So I ran the guy off.   But later on I looked him back up.”  “So at 28, I finally sat down and listened for the first time in my life to the story of Jesus of Galilee…”

Phil’s great story tells us how he had a promising career in football but followed a calling from God.  Soon after, he invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family. With great love for his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the “happy life”.

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Limit in the Morning, Gold in the Afternoon. Redemption Calls provides high quality duck and goose calls, at a price you can afford.

Redemption Calls LLC is proud to announce the newest additions to our product lineup:

The Keystone Crush Goose Call and the Fits-the-Bill Duck call.

Redemption Calls LLC strives to deliver great products, at a price hunters can afford. We do everything we can in order to get you a call at the lowest possible price possible. We spend hours perfecting our processes in order to provide the best sounding and most durable calls on the market. We take our savings and pass them on to you, so you can enjoy hunting and reap the success of these calls like we have, at a price you can afford.

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The Keystone Crush goose call is one of the most all purpose goose calls on the market today. With its wide range of tone the Keystone Crush can hit anything from deep, gravely murmurs all the way up to high pitched fast calling. This call can earn you a limit in the  morning, and get you a gold on stage in the afternoon. The call has an endless amount of choices whether it is in Acrylic, Cocobolo, Bocote, Hedge, Walnut, Goncalo Alves, or African Blackwood it sounds great!

In the field: For nearly two years, the staff at Redemption Calls has tested the Keystone Crush in the harshest terrain and landscape that the east coast has to offer. Through all this testing the Keystone Crush has proven time and time again to be one of the most reliable calls on the market. The Keystone Crush allows the hunter to go from loud calling down to subtle, finesse calling at a moments notice. This is a call made by hunters, for hunters.

The Keystone Crush has the ability to hit deep, gravely tones in the beginning of the season for those large resident birds, all the way up to fast high pitched tones for those late season migrators. The best part about it is all of this can be done without ever changing the tuning of the call.

On the stage: The Keystone Crush’s unique design not only allows it to be a versatile, all purpose hunting call, but also allows it to be one of the best sounding competition goose calls on the market today. The Keystone Crush has a large range of volume and power that make it a force to be reckoned with when you step onto the stage.

The Keystone Crush combines explosive volume and a lightening fast response with the unique ability to hit any note a judge could want. Whether you are hitting higher pitched, high volume hails, or your working down to the finesse trick notes and murmurs, this call has everything you could ever want in a comp call.  Visit the link below to hear the Keystone Crush in action.

(Link to Call sound file): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3c7OuaagZM

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The Fits-the-Bill duck call is a call that both birds and hunters can’t get enough of. This duck call’s raspy tone, with its whiny squeal makes it perfect for that soft, sexy calling that drives Mallards crazy. This call features a single reed or double reed design with a smaller back-bore so the call blows soft and easy for those close in birds. We offer this call in many different colors of acrylic, Cocobolo, Bocote, Hedge, Walnut, Goncalo Alves, or African Blackwood.

In the field: Much like our Keystone Crush Goose Call, The Fits-the-Bill duck call has heavily tested in nearly all types of climates on the east coast in the Atlantic Flyway. The staff at Redemption Calls took this call out into the field hunting and put it through a gauntlet of tests to ensure that it would hold up in any condition. Whether you are feed chuckling to some close in mallards in the middle of snow and freezing rain, or hailing  to a group of ducks out in the distance on a sunny day, this call will perform flawlessly.

We originally designed this call to be used as a hunting call, and that is evident from the moment you pick it up and start blowing it. This call is all duck. It can get loud and hail out to birds in the distance, or get low and soft to work those close in birds with finesse and pure-duck tone. We have enjoyed a ton of success using this duck call our in the field and we hope you can too. Get yours today!

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Duck Commander Shadow Single Reed Mallard Hen Call

Affordable & Effective.

Rating: 8/10 Jump aboard.

 

For a lot of us as duck hunters, choosing a duck call can be the hardest choice we come across. People have asked me in that past, “What is the best duck call”. My answer always sounded something like this, “I’m not sure I could ever answer that question.” Well, perhaps I might. Behind every great duck call is a duck caller.
Most duck hunters will stick with what has worked and proven it is duck killing worthy and I easily understand as well as respect that. As for myself, I like to try what’s new. I’m always thinking to myself, have they found something that works better?

Duck Commander released the all new Shadow Single Reed Mallard Hen Call in late 2012. A great mid-range single reed that is just as easy to blow and get used to as a double reed. Now I know what some of you seasoned duck hunters are thinking, here’s another single reed and I do not like single reeds. However, I do believe Duck Commander might have found a way to make the single reeds hang with the big boys. Being 4 3/4″ long, long reed board with a long wedge and just over an inch at it’s widest, the polycarbonate Shadow is great in size and allows you to easily be affective in executing quacks, feeding chuckle other cadences. It can certainly get quiet but with the long wedge it is difficult to break over when trying to hit the comeback notes.

Yes, the cost is low but don’t let the cost make you think you are getting what you are paying for.  A single reed that can sound great and is easy to use is worth more than $30, in my opinion. Jump onboard, because this ship isn’t sinking, JACK!