DUCK AND COVER

You'll be prepared for the blind and beyond with our picks from Mack's Prairie Wings in Stuttgart

By Mel Jones

 Photos by Brian Chilson/Styling by Mandy Keener

Photos by Brian Chilson/Styling by Mandy Keener

1. Leupold folding pocket knife and black leather Buck sheath. 

2. Black and gold Elite Cache single-reed duck call.

3. Crushable, water-repellant wool “Rapids” style Stetson hat in walnut.

4. MPW’s Geridge WindTamer full-zip wool sweater, with hand-warmer pockets and waxed cotton elbow and shoulder accents. 

5. Avery Sporting Dog top-grain leather line lead for field trials and hunt tests. 

6. Oliberte chukka-style Mogado Hi boot, Fair Trade Certified and sustainably made in Ethiopia of 100-percent goat leather. 

7. Columbia Flare Gun Flannel III long-sleeve plaid shirt with Omni-Wick technology and embroidered MPW feather.  

 

1. Fayetteville-based Plythal Lethal Layering System’s lightweight, insulated Prima-Heat vest, with fleece-lined pockets and an extra-high collar. 

2. Lacrosse’s classic green Grange rubber boots, 100-percent waterproof with a Chevron Cleated Outsole for unparalleled traction. 

3. Smartwool’s extra-heavy over-the-calf wool hunt socks with full-cushion leg and foot for all-day comfort and protection. 

4. Acme high-frequency dog training whistle. 

5. Dokken’s DeadFowl Trainer teaches dogs how to hold and carry game birds with a soft, lifelike body, and hard feet and head to eliminate aggressive head shaking. 

6. The newest addition to Echo Calls’ lineup, the ODB (Old Ducky Breaker) blows loud for longer-distance calling, but comes down to a soft close in quack. 

7. The ultimate one call that does it all, RNT’s original call in ivory was made to produce a wide range of sounds and withstand the harshest weather possible. 

8. Easily haul five birds with MPW’s leather game strap with solid-brass details.