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  1. Flyfisher

    Flyfisher Elite Refuge Member

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    The plus would have scored.... 11
     
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  2. Double Reed

    Double Reed Senior Refuge Member

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    I started using a simple folding chair with no back I had for doves that’s a little taller from Cabella’s.

    Went away from my tule stool as it was lighter and easier to pack.

    Used my inflatable mallard decoys way way more than ever when there was no ice or heavy wind.

    My dog appreciated his new neo vest for sure.

    Stole a soft sided school lunch bag from my kids with a spot to put a frozen water in to keep my sandwich and lunch dry and getting smashed.

    Used my Thermos brand thermos that was a gift 3 years ago the all silver one with the fixed handle that keeps my coffee WAY hotter longer than the green one.

    Bought a battery operated dove decoy spinning wing vrs a teal (same size anyways) for 1/2 the cost. Jury is still out on that purchase.

    Figured out the map program on my iPhone and where I was with the blue flashing dot/arrow.
     
  3. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    King Mojo rules! Love the rubber tickler feet!

    Ken White Modified Speck Calls - 1 & 1.5 versions!

    Good old Fiochhi 3” 3’s, don’t work, but I’m just that dumb...
     
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  4. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

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    It's Still "We The People", right??
    LL Bean Kennebeck waders still going strong after 2 seasons no problems.
    SX3 5th season zero issues
    Nitro Steel 3 shot no issues
    Cabelas 4in1 wading jacket no issues
    Sitka Hudson bibs best piece of gear I own.


    Dandy
     
  5. thekillerofmallard

    thekillerofmallard Elite Refuge Member

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    Rios #2 been killing lots of birds no issues Thanks Jim Dandy
     
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  6. ShootinCoot

    ShootinCoot Senior Refuge Member

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    Only reason I had it at a 9!

    ....waiting on a few reviews for some tule stools. I saw one last year I think that was plastic and not wood... so it didn't disintegrate after a season.
     
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  7. tule

    tule Elite Refuge Member

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    Love my Invisiman.
    3rd season on Avian X duck decoys and they still look great and are holding together awesome!
    Bought a couple of cases of Winchester HV Xpert 3" 3's, excellent shells for crippling birds. I dont have a dog so I am extremely thankful I can get a HIIT session in chasing crips all over the marsh and I dont feel guilty for missing a day at the gym. I dont even know if I will use the remaining boxes at the trap range since I dont want to ruin my average as I am sure they wont even break clay. Im bootlegging a couple cases of Black Cloud back after my trip out of state next season......shot them last year and earlier this year and crushed birds.
     
  8. pumpgunner

    pumpgunner Elite Refuge Member

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    18 year old Columbia wigeon parka. Still keeps me dry
     
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  9. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Duluth Trading Original Firehose Pants. I wear these and the Firehose Flex Pants every day of the week. They are the best cargo style pants I've come across. I do change into jeans or a suit when the wife tells me to.

    Browning Silver 12 guage. Been going 4 seasons without a misfire and it has been through a lot.

    Oversize decoys: Not good in my opinion. Too heavy and take up too much space.
     
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  10. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Sitka waders = phenomenal.
    Hevi-X = hammer.
    New pulsators = yep.
    Secret weapon = can’t really talk about but wow!

    That’s it for new gear, and to be completely honest I started shooting HX the season prior.

    Tried and true...

    VersaMax = 7/8 seasons of punishment. Time flies.

    Bankes Freedom = Life changing.

    Sitka “everything” = solid.

    KW Speck Calls = best there is.

    Lares small bore = best there is.

    My honker call = good as I can hope for.

    Zink GHR = what a double reed should be.

    What sucks is that I don’t need anything.
     
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