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Keeping your hands functional for fast shooting action is a top priority during bird-hunting season, whether it’s warm or cold outside.

Browning’s Insulated Cabretta leather gloves (below, top right) are lined with CoolMax fleece to provide warmth and pull sweat away for dry comfort. Available in sizes small through 2XL, the gloves are constructed of a top-grade, water-resistant leather that remains soft when it dries. The back has a tab closure and a stretch-mesh panel. (About $49; Browning, 800-333-3288,

Cabela’s uses 40 grams of Thinsulate to line its insulated shooting gloves (top left). Crafted from kangaroo leather, the gloves are available in sizes small through 2XL. For increased dexterity, Cabela’s includes spandex across the knuckles and finger joints. (About $39.95; Cabela’s, 800-237-4444,

If the weather is balmy, opt for Filson’s unlined Outfitter gloves (bottom), which are sewn from a premium grade of deerskin. The gloves are available in small through XL. (About $43; Filson, 800-624-0201, –Mark Kayser