Best New Deer Hunting Gear for 2011

We round up the best new calls, packs, optics, apparel and scent attractants to help you score on a big … Continued

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We’re in the heart of deer season, but it’s never to late to grab that last-minute gear item. Gear Editor John Taranto rounds up the the newest deer hunting equipmet. APPAREL Irish Setter Wool Loft The wind- and water-resistant Springfield parka and Starbuck pant have 100 percent wool insulation. Perfect for all-day sits in cold weather. (parka, $209; pant, $200)
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Browning HydroFleece First introduced in 1993, HydroFleece fabric has been improved to stand up to Ma Nature’s worst. The material is softer, quieter and more breathable, waterproof and scent-suppressing than before. (jacket, $198; pant, $232; browning.com)
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RedRam Merino This low-bulk merino wool base layer is soft, warm, itch-free and affordable. (top, $58; bottom, $58; redram.com)
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Glacier Glove Aleutian These form-fitting, 2mm neoprene gloves are felt-lined and feature a super-tacky grip. ($35; glacieroutdoor.com)
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RedHead Ultra Hunter 10-Inch Keep your toes dry and toasty with these waterproof boots, which feature 800 grams of Thinsulate. A side-zip allows for easy on-off. ($130; llbean.com)
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Under Armour The H.A.W. If your deer hunting takes you through a lot of slop, look to the neoprene rubber H.A.W. boots to get you there and back in comfort. ($130; underarmour.com)
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GEAR HAULERS Buck Commander Pack Systems This extensive new line of 19 rugged, well-built packs and pouches includes the 1,256-cubic-inch BlackCliff pack, ammo holders and optics pouches. ($15-$167; buckcommander.com)
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Scent Shield Compression Bags Keep your camo scent-free between hunts with these ingenious storage bags. Stuff your hunting clothes in the bag, zip it closed and roll it up. The air is forced out through one-way vents at the top of the bag. (box of 3, $20; scentshield.com)
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L.L. Bean Technical Big-Game Vest An array of pockets, pouches and compartments carries all the gear you need for a day in the field. An adjustable suspension system ensures everything rides comfortably. ($129; llbean.com)
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OPTICS Bushnell Trophy XLT DOA 200 Eliminate slug-gun holdover guesswork with these new scopes in 2-7×36 and 3-9×40 configurations. Butler Creek lens covers are included. ($228-$244; bushnell.com)
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Nikon Archer’s Choice MAX This new rangefinder displays readings in .1 yard/meter increments out to 200 yards/meters. Brightness-detection technology adjusts the reticle from gray LCD to orange LED for maximum visibility. ($350; nikonsportoptics.com)
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Truglo Tru-Brite Open-Bridge Bino These ergonomic field glasses nestle nicely in hand and are available in 8×42 and 10×42 configurations. ($271-$283; truglo.com)
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CALLS Down-N-Dirty HawgHead This walnut barrel grunt tube can produce incredible volume in high-wind situations, and be toned down for finishing work. ($25; downndirtyoutdoors.com)
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MAD Hyper Growl The top vent is designed to replicate a buck’s nasal passage, for added realism with grunts. Cover the main tube to perform a snort wheeze. ($29; flambeauoutdoors.com)
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Flextone Magnum Bone Box The thing that separates this bleat can from others is its shape–it’s not going to roll away. ($10; flextonegamecalls.com)
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Flextone Buck Crusher This hard-rubber 3-in-1 call (grunt, bleat, wheeze) straps neatly to your wrist. ($18; flextonegamecalls.com)
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SCENTS AND SCENT CONTROL H.S. PrimeTime Pure Mister Condition bucks to visit your stand with this estrus-scent atomizer. ($24; hunterspec.com)
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Tink’s Magnetics This synthetic attractant is designed to appeal to a buck’s sense of dominance, reproductive desires and curiosity. ($15; tinks.com)
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Code Blue Laundry Ball No detergent is needed. Just toss the ball in with your dirty laundry for a season’s worth of scent-free washes. ($20; codebluescents.com)
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Wildlife Research Mash Sprays Bring bucks close with a variety of curiosity scents and food aromas. (24 oz., $10; wildlife.com)

We round up the best new calls, packs, optics, apparel and scent attractants to help you score on a big buck this fall.