EZ Grunter from Knight & Hale and Zipper Wader’s from Cabela’s
This call has a swivel mouthpiece. Waders with a zipper come in handy.
There’s A Fly In My Waders
One of the funniest sights I’ve ever seen occurred on an Arkansas duck hunt, when six grown men scurried out of a pit blind for a bathroom break. The guide was screaming that ducks were “working” and the hunters were doing all they could to be quick, but the neoprene waders just wouldn’t cooperate. Shaking and writhing like a bunch of snakes trying to shed their skin, two hunters fell over, a third closed up too soon and a fourth hobbled back with the waders around his knees and bagged a mallard. The Cabela’s Zipper Wader is designed to end such embarrassing scenes. ($239.95; 800-237-4444; www.cabelas.com)
You’re bowhunting in a tree stand when a buck comes in at a trot. He’s going to pass you at 50 yards, so you know you’re going to have to try to turn him. Problem is, if you put down your bow and go for your grunt tube there won’t be enough time to grab your bow again if he comes straight in. Knight & Hale has a solution to this dilemma: Its EZ Grunter has a swiveling mouthpiece and comes either with a clip that can be attached to your collar or without the clip. (From $8.40; 800-500-9357; www.knightandhale.com)