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Your Duck Hunting Packing List

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Are you getting geared up for your next duck hunt? If you are like the rest of us waterfowl hunters, you know a thing or two about getting to your spot and realizing you forgot a few things. From the decoys to the shotgun, there’s a long list of things to remember when it comes to duck hunting. Likewise, there’s also a lot of things that you can forget.

Did you forget anyone? Did you pack enough food? Did you wear the right clothes? Sure, you have all of the firearms and ammunition, but did you grab all of the other odds and ends that might come in handy?

There might be nothing worse than realizing you forgot something when you are in the middle of the marsh setting things up.

So, what are all of the duck hunting necessities and how do you begin? Here’s a complete list of everything you need to make your next hunt a success.

The Necessities

Let’s start things off with a list of everything a waterfowl hunter needs for the hunt.

  • Ammunition Supply
  • Shotgun
  • Shotgun Sling
  • Blind Bag
  • Calls: 6-in-1 Whistle, Double-Reed Duck Call, Electronic Caller, Mouth Calls, Short-Reed Goose Call, Duck Call
  • Dog Whistle
  • Duck Strap
  • Decoys
  • Decoy Accessories: Cord, Bag, Weights, Anchors, Gloves, Gaff Hook
  • Choke Tubes
  • Gun Case
  • Hammer and Stakes
  • Binoculars
  • Game Shears

Clothing Items

The clothing that you wear during hunts is typically a personal preference, but here’s a list of the basic gear you should consider.

  • Boots
  • Camo Hat or Beanie
  • Camo Jacket
  • Camo Pants
  • Camo Shirt
  • Gloves
  • Earmuffs
  • Insulated Pants/Overalls
  • Rain suit
  • Socks
  • Thermal Long Underwear
  • Face Mask

‘Non-Essential’ Essential Items

Now that we covered everything else let’s take a look at some things that you probably didn’t consider but will need when things are in a pinch. Add and take away what you deem necessary for your trip, mainly depending on the weather in your area.

  • Multi-Tool
  • Zip Ties
  • Plastic Bags
  • Freezer Tape and Paper
  • Spare Batteries
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand Warmers
  • Sunglasses
  • Lotion
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Lighter
  • Electrical Tape
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Food & Beverages
  • Camera
  • Compass/ GPS Device
  • Emergency Flares
  • Cooler & Ice
  • Rope
  • Flashlight
  • Knife & Sharpener
  • Water
  • Repair Kits

Duck Hunting Dog Gear

Many waterfowl hunters opt for bringing their dog with them on the hunt. Before you head out, make sure you have the proper gear for the job.

  • Dog Blind
  • Dog Food
  • Dog Leash
  • Dog First-Aid Kit
  • Dog Bowls
  • Dog Vest
  • Travel Kennel
  • Water Carrier
  • Dog Whistle

Now that you have everything packed and ready to go, it’s time to get on the road. Those ducks won’t wait forever. But before you go, make sure to run through the list twice. In addition, here are some helpful links regarding duck hunting laws & regulations. If you need any additional help with your packing list, our duck hunting experts are only a call away. Contact us today for all of your duck hunting needs.

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