Schumacher's Waterfowler Gear customers have been hunting for many years and over that time have shared their knowledge on what has worked - and what hasn't.
The key is to carry only what you need and to prepare for the area/season you intend to hunt.
We've used this knowledge to come up with what believe is essential list of gear required for a successful hunting trip.
If you have a suggestion let us know!
Always purchase clothing that can be layered. Layering what you wear provides more comfort as temperatures shift and less bulk for shooting.
Early Season / Warm Weather Clothing
Base Layer / Underwear EST Technology
Long Sleeve T-Shirt (camo)
1/4 Zip Pullover Shirt or Lightweight Rain Jacket (camo)
Loose fitting Pants (6 pocket camo)
Covering / Face Paint
or Full Waders (camo)
Mid Season / Cool Weather Clothing
Base Layer / Underwear MST Technology
Under Wader Fleece Pants
Long Sleeve Button-up or 1/4 Zip Fleece Shirt MST Technology
(camo) with zip-out Liner
Wool Gloves with Handwarmer Pockets
12 ga Shotgun chambered for 3" or 3 1/2" shells
Floating Gun Case
Waterfowling Choke(s) - Close & Mid Range
Ammo - we recommend you always purchase a high quality load such as Winchester Supreme Drylock, Federal Black Cloud, or Hevi Shot
Duck Call - Mallard call and a Pintail Whistle
Decoys - Minimum 18 Duck Decoys
Cap Light / Lamp
Nice to Have
Call Lanyard - 4 Drop
Garden / Brush Shears (to build blinds)
Blind Material Dye Cut or Burlap
Zip Ties (Black - to build blinds)