Jump Shooting Ducks Gear Guide

When the thermometer plummets and open water freezes up, one of the most peaceful duck hunts on the planet is to launch a paddleboat and float down a meandering waterway.
Jump Shooting Ducks Gear Guide

Jump shooting clothing1. Drake Waterfowl EST Underwear

Super stretchy with an open knit for maximum breathability, the Drake Waterfowl EST Underwear provides great insulation on a chilly day. The EST base layer will prevent moisture from building up and provide a dry feel against your skin. The top has a convenient zipper pocket, and the bottoms have loops so they won’t ride up in your waders. Tops $45, Bottoms $40, (866) 521-5012; www.drakewaterfowl.com

2. River’s West Back Country Jacket SE

This made-in-the-U.S. super-light River’s West Back Country Jacket is guaranteed waterproof and perfect for paddling. There is plenty of room in the shoulders for fast shotgun mounts, and the pit zippers will open when it’s hot. Along with being a great general use jacket, the Back Country has a ridiculous amount of pocket space. $169, (800) 683-0887; www.riverswest.com

3. Frogg Togs Marsh Toggs 3.5 mm

The Frogg Togs Marsh Toogs 3.5 mm is warm for those long river trips on cold days. Just in case you have to wade deep, these Frogg Toggs are cut high to your underarms and higher in the back. The boots use an 8mm wool mid sole and have 1,200 grams of Thinsulate for extra warmth. The outer fabric is the company’s super-durable Bull Hide, and there are nice fleece hand-warming pockets and plenty of D-rings to attach accessories. $199.95, (800) 349-1835; www.froggtoggs.com

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jump shooting accessories1. Phoenix Poke Boat Maxi

This 37-inch-wide Poke Boat Maxi paddleboat fits one man and is super stable and forgiving to learn how to paddle. Spray-paint it gray or black, add a little brown or green and you’ll be sneaking up on ducks on the first day. What’s the best part? It weighs just 32 pounds. $1600, (606) 965-2803; www.pokeboat.com

2. HS Pro Double Talk Cocobolo Duck Call

The Pro Double Talk is a combination wood, acrylic, and brass double-reed call is ideal in lower volume situations for close-in calling. $50, (319) 395-0321; www.hunterspec.com

3. Cabela’s Dry Fowl-Proof Ultra Light Camo Sack XL

Made from 70-denier PVC, the Ultra Light Camo Sack is nylon-webbed laminated bag that is perfect for keeping an extra set of clothes or a camera inside. As long as you close it, your stuff will stay powder dry. $29.99, (800) 237-4444; www.cabelas.com


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