timber hunting gear1. L.L. Bean Hydrofowl Fleece Jacket

Designed with water-resistant soft-shell panels on the shoulders and stretch fabric for comfort, the L.L. Bean Hydrofowl Fleece Jacket uses zoned-fabric construction. The sleeves are waterproof, keeping forearms dry and comfortable. The quick-drying fleece around the body is ideal for a comfortable fit. $99, (800) 441-5713; www.llbean.com

2. Columbia Wader Widgeon Omni-Heat Shell

The Columbia Wader Widgeon Omni-Heat Shell is backed with a waterproof, breathable membrane and Columbia’s new Thermal-reflective Omni-Heat lining. The system retains 20 percent more body warmth while preserving breathability with a thermal reflective fabric. Underarm venting helps prevent overheating. You also get a deep cargo/shell, handwarmer pockets, a removable storm hood and a textured shoulder. The shorter body length is ideal for deep-timber wading. $299, (800) 622-6953; www.columbia.com

3. Drake LST Eqwader 5mm

With fleece-lined 5mm neoprene along with 1,600 grams of Thinsulate crammed into the boots, the Drake LST (Late Season Technology) is what you’ll need when wading deep for extended periods of time. There are plenty of pockets, comfortable straps, and a very durable outer shell. You can even get this bad boy in old-school dark traditional brown camo. $320 (866)n521-5012; www.drakewaterfowl.com

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flooded timber gear1. War Eagle Ducktoon

Not your average pontoon boat, the War Eagle Ducktoon is nearly 11 feet long and 9 feet wide. With room for 4 to 5 hunters, this boat provides a highly stable platform that can be easily moved with a trolling motor. The all-welded aluminum boat weighs 525 pounds, and can be ordered in seven different camo patterns. (870) 367-1554; www.wareagleboats.com

2. Flambeau Storm Front Decoys

This Flambeau Storm Front Decoy’s keel has four tie-off points, depth-adjusting anchor eyelets, and strap-weight storage space that combine to create improved motion in calm water. Made with an iron-tough polymer body, the paint replicates the ultraviolet reflection of real feathers. $42.95 for a dozen. (800) 232-3474; www.decoys.com

3. FA Boat-Tree Dog Platform

The FA Boat-Tree Dog Platform creates less stress on a dog’s paws because of the nylon fabric seat. Backpackable at about 18 pounds, it will mount on most trees or aluminum boats and there are vertical and horizontal supports adjustments help conform to the object. $129, (800) 423-3537; www.fabrand.com

4. Edge Intermittent Timer

Add the Edge intermittent-on-and-off timer to your motorized decoy and it will give it more life-like action. In turn, you’ll increase your battery life and get a more realistic action. $19.95, (715) 381-2935; www.edgebyexpedite.com