Cabela's Northern Flight Real Image Plus Decoys This year Cabela's is adding new decoys to its popular Real Image line. Northern Flight Real Image Plus Decoys come in at an affordable price, but offer the same level of detail nine-time world champion carver Pat Godin brought to the originals. This plus series includes Mallard, Bluebill, Wigeon and Green-Winged Teal. Sold in six packs they include two fixed-head drakes, two-moveable head drakes and two hens, except for the teal, which are all fixed-head. ($40; cabelas.com).
L.L. Bean Waterproof Sportsman’s Chinos When a good idea comes along, you often wonder, why didn’t I think of that sooner? That must have happened at L.L. Bean when they thought of cutting khakis out of wader material. These Sportsman’s Chinos are made of a 4-layer waterproof, windproof, breathable, abrasion-resistant polyester yet you could get away with wearing them to church on Sunday. They’re perfect for dog training or those easy, walk-in club hunts where the decoys are set and someone is cooking bacon in the blind. No need to look Delta Force on every hunt. ($99; llbean.com)
2011 could be a waterfowl season for the record books. Spring floods drenched much of the Prairie Pothole Region, and waterfowl breeding numbers are higher than they’ve been in 56 years. The ducky days of Fall are just around the corner, and these new products just might help you fill that dream season bag.