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Bag’em Outdoors Waterfowl Gear

Waterfowl Hunting Accessories Waterfowl Gear for Organization and Transport

As waterfowl hunters, one of the aspects of the hunt that we dread is setting up and tearing down. It takes a ton of time and at the end of the hunt we often throw everything in the trailer as fast as we can in order to go eat or get home. In muddy situations we are forced to strap decoy bags anywhere we can find on the ATV or carry as much as we can through the mud. The end result is exhaustion from multiple trips and dirty waterfowl gear for the next hunt. Problems with decoy bags, trailer organization, and transport are a thing of the past thanks to Bag’Em Outdoors who offers decoy bags, ATV Decoy Bag Racks, and Decoy Trailer Bag Racks.

Trailer Organization

The hunt always starts at the trailer where all your waterfowl gear is stored. We often stack bags, totes, and blinds on top of each other. These can lead to disorganization, items falling in transit, and wasted space. The Bag’Em Outdoors Decoy Trailer Bag Rack solves these issues. The racks are easy to install with a handful of washers and screws. The rail systems, made of 11 gauge heavy duty steel, go at the top of the trailer on both sides. The rails are custom sized to fit your trailer and coupled with a support rail at the connection of the two tracks. This system allows us to hang decoys at the top of the trailer opening up storage underneath for other waterfowl gear. In transit, we no longer have to deal with stacks of items falling over. We attached the decoy bags to the slide poles using the heavy duty carabiner and simply slide the pole to the front of the trailer. Our trailer system utilizes three poles and allows us to hang 6+ decoy bags depending on the size of the decoy. The poles are locked into place via the Channel slide pole locks that fit into the rails. Many guys build shelf systems in their trailers. While this keeps gear in place, it also takes away from storage space for waterfowl gear. The Bag’Em Outdoors Trailer System takes up virtually no space, but still keeps your decoys in place and maximizes storage.

 

Decoy Bags

The decoy bags (dimensions: 36L x 34W x 24H) are heavy duty nylon and feature an eyelet on each side for attaching a carabiner. This allows the user to hang the bags higher than if the carabiner was attached to the handles. The Bag’Em Outdoors Decoy Bags feature shoulder straps for carrying, individual pocket drainage, and are large enough to fit even the biggest decoy. We were recently using Bigfoot Canada Goose decoys and could easily fit 6 in a bag with feet attached. We could also fit 20 dozen Snow Goose socks in the bag. The 20 dozen fit comfortably and depending on the type of sock used, you could fit up to 700.

ATV Decoy and Waterfowl Gear Transportation

Transporting the decoys and waterfowl gear from the trailer to the field is achieved through the ATV Decoy Bag Rack. The racks are customized to fit your ATV. They can be attached to either the front or rear rack and fastened with u-bolts. The rack system has arms extended off both sides allowing you to hang gear or decoy bags out of the mud. The best part is this gear is hanging away from the ATV so you still have room on the rack for more decoy bags, waterfowl blinds, or other gear. If you were to have racks on both the front and rear you could carry up to 8 bags at a time. Your transport time will be more than cut in half, you won’t be exhausted, and your decoys willstay clean. The arms conveniently fold in or you can take the side mounts off by removing two pins for pulling your ATV into the trailer. You’ll spend more time hunting rather than preparing for the hunt.Waterfowl hunters are always looking for ways to make the hunt easier. The guys at Bag’Em Outdoors have created decoy bags for trailer organization and transport that save transportation time and space for waterfowl gear. They’re hunters just like us who would love to hunt every day of the week. Instead, they’re limited to a couple days a week. The products that Bag’em Outdoors offers helps maximize the limited amount of time many of us actually get to spend hunting. We all lead busy lives and there’s no time to waste organizing trailers, making multiple trips across fields carrying waterfowl gear, or pulling a stuck truck and trailers out of fields. The Bag’Em Outdoors Decoy Bags, ATV Decoy Bag Racks, and Decoy Trailer Bag Racks give hunters solutions to these problems and allow them to hunt smarter, not harder.

 

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New Waterfowl Hunting Gear: Duck Decoys

Now that the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting season is just around the corner, nearly all of the new waterfowl hunting gear has been released and will begin shipping. We’ve talked about quite a few of the new waterfowl gear products in past posts, but here are some more duck hunting decoys that are now available.

Tanglefree Migration Edition Full Body Mallard Duck Decoys

The new Mallards from Tanglefree are made completely of foam making them unsinkable. Bringing a buddy duck hunting for the first time can sometimes lead to sunk decoys. Not a problem with these duck decoys! Since they’re a solid decoy, shooting them will not lead to filling with water and ending up in the bottom of the pot hole. The foam makes them ride high on the water leading to more visibility to passing ducks and they have a flocked head and tail adding to their realism. The more realistic your decoys look the better chance you have at fooling Mallards into dropping into your spread.

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Real-Geese Pro Series II Extreme Mallard Decoys

Often times when duck hunting, the best places are far off the beaten path. Carrying large amounts of decoys is cumbersome, but the Real-Geese Pro Series II Extreme Mallard Decoys helps alleviate the issue. Full bodies and shells are a must when field hunting Mallards, but silhouettes can be great fillers and help aid in giving your decoy spread some added motion by alternating the direction they are placed. At only 7 lbs. per dozen and packed with realistic looking images and a non glaring non reflecting surface, these decoys are a great edition of new waterfowl hunting gear to your dry field duck decoy spread.

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GHG Pro Grade January Mallard Decoys

As the season progresses ducks enter into their breeding plumage. Their lighter colors make them stand out more in order to attract the mate for the year. GHG has come out with decoys to match these color schemes and help your decoys stand out against darker backgrounds that are often a part of late season hunting scenarios. These decoys are the same as other GHG Pro Grade in that they come equipped with the 60/40 keel to aid in realistic motion and body styles.  They can be purchased in actives, feeders, or rester/sleepers to create a realistic duck decoy spread to fool late season Mallards.

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New Waterfowl Hunting Gear: Avian-X Mallard Floater Duck Decoys

Avian-X, entered the waterfowl decoy world last year with their goose decoys. This year they’ve introduced mallard duck decoys to their line of new waterfowl hunting gear. They are said to have an ultra realistic paint scheme and and innovative paint adhesion process that doesn’t chip of fade. Instead of offering feeder and active duck decoys, they’ve broke it down into Open Water and Back Water. The Open Water pack comes with two high-head drakes, two low-head drakes, a high-head hen and a swimmer hen while the Backwater pack comes two surface-feeder drakes, two feeder drakes and two feeder hens.

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New waterfowl hunting gear is here and it’s time to assemble your list of “must haves” for the upcoming hunting season. All of these decoys can be purchased at Cabelas. Be sure to check out our other new waterfowl hunting gear .

Cheap Snow Goose Decoys Part 2

If you missed the first part of how we are making our own cheap snow goose decoys, here it is.

Three days of working here and there on our homemade silhouettes and the snow goose decoys are finally done! It didn't take too long to complete, but sub freezing temps and wind made it hard to stay with it for long periods of time. All the decoys were cut and needed to be staked in order to paint. We used 1/8 inch cold rolled steel and 12 inch insulation supports from Lowes. The steel is more expensive and offers a little more stability while the supports are cheaper, but are a little more flimsy. Once the snow goose decoys were staked, the yard was filled! A few strange looks from the neighbors later the decoys were finished!

The printed side of the sign was painted with gray primer. It took a couple coats to get it completely covered. After the decoy was covered in gray, it was either a heavy hazing of black for a blue goose decoy, or a couple coats of white for a snow goose decoy. A few were left a smoky gray as a juvenile snow and a few heads were left dark on the blues for juvenile blues.

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The progression of primer coats on the printed side of the sign.  You have to be careful not to spray too much on it to prevent it from running.  This will prevent it from being splotchy at the end.

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Unpainted, primed, blue goose, and snow goose decoys before adding feather detail.

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We didn't paint it completely black, but more of a heavy hazing to leave a little gray through it for blue goose decoys.  Then, paint the head and belly/chest area white and let the white blend into the dark colorings.  We cut a stencil out of leftover corrugated plastic for feather detail.  Using separate stencils on snow geese and blue geese

 

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The finished product!  In total they run about $6.50 a dozen with the insulation supports as stakes.  Around $9.00 with the cold rolled steel cut as stakes.  I'm sure these prices would be less with better spray painting conditions, but those prices aren't bad compared to $30+ a dozen for other decoys.  Granted, these will only be good for drawing flocks from a distance, but it'll at least grab their attention and get some flocks to us.  We'll soon find out if the time, money and effort was worth it when we roll out the snow goose decoy spread!