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Gear up for the hunting season

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Hunting season is here! Time to invest in a few new items for the months ahead. Truthfully, all you really need is a licence and a weapon of choice to get out there, but some new gear can certainly make your hunt more comfortable and perhaps more successful. If you just can't splurge on yourself, perhaps you'll leave this list on the kitchen table as a hint for the holidays ahead.


Caldwell Deadshot Fieldpod

  • $119.99, Cabela's

It's lightweight, portable and loaded with features. This rest is made from corrosion-resistant aluminum and weighs just over two kilograms. One-piece design quickly collapses and folds for traveling and storage. The detachable strap is included.


Big Game Redemption Ground Blind

  • $239.99, Cabela's

Go where the game is. Lower, upper and roof brush strips help this blind blend in by adding vegetation. Room for two with covered windows, maintenance-free hubs, large reinforced stake loops on all four corners and four tie-downs for fast setup. It comes with nine steel stakes and a carry bag with padded backpack straps.


Single Long-Gun Rifle Case

  • $99.99, Cabela's

Planning a hunting trip? This case has a pressure-release valve to equalize pressure during air travel. It's waterproof with a customizable, high-density foam interior. The powder-coated steel draw latches snap the case shut securely. It'll accommodate a single-scoped rifle or shotgun.


Single Long-Gun Rifle Case

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Single Long-Gun Rifle Case

Badlands 2200 Day Pack

  • $329.99, Cabela's

As the day goes on, your pack gets heavier. That's a fact. This premium pack offers a suspension system with silent shock absorption and a split waist belt for maximum comfort. Nylon compression straps make it easy to lash a bow to the back of the pack. There's a handy pouch on the back with a zipper for fast access to critical items. It's also compatible with your hydration system.


Victorinox Field Dressing Kit

  • $210 , d.a. Niels Gourmet Kitchenware, 204-953-2345

You'll wonder how you ever did without these essential tools. The kit includes knives for breaking, boning and filleting along with a honing steel. All six pieces fit into a handy and safe cutlery roll.


Badlands 2200 Day Pack

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Canada Goose Mitts

  • $125,

This may be the last pair of mitts you'll ever buy. These premium down mitts with a water-resistant nylon exterior mean no more chilly fingers while sitting in that tree stand. They have a waterproof/breathable insert and reinforced palm and thumb for added warmth. The nose wipe on the thumb is also handy.


SmartWool S238 Ultimate Hunting System Socks


This two-layer system includes a liner plus a pair of SmartWool's unbeatable crew socks with arch support and a reinforced sole. You simply can't beat the performance of wool inside your hunting boots. Keep warm and dry in all conditions with this duo.


Canada Goose Mitts

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Canada Goose Mitts

Timex Tide Temp Compass Watch

  • $195, Cabela's

One glance at your wrist can give you the temperature and your bearings. This watch features a compass with adjustable declination angle, temperature sensor and INDIGLOÆ night light all wrapped up in stylish good looks. Wear it in the field or at the office. It's also water resistant to 100 metres.


Shel Zolkewich writes about the outdoors, travel and food when she's not playing outside, traveling or eating. You can reach her with your comments at

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 15, 2012 C12

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