Just like any sport, hunting necessitates an adequate preparedness for the occasion. You can’t just hop into the bayou in jeans and a T-shirt packing a rusted out rifle and expect to yield results. You gotta have gear. Good gear, at that.
To get you started or replenished for the season, look no further than Fort Thompson and this hunting gear guide from the masterminds at the sporting goods shop in Sherwood, sprinkled with some expert hunting tips from vice president Taylor Denniston.
Fort Thompson Waders
Taylor’s Tip: Try and purchase the best clothing and boots for your budget. You’ll be happy on those cold, Arkansas mornings.
1. Fort Grand Refuge 2.0 Zip Front Insulated Breathable Waders
2. Fort Grand Refuge 2.0 Insulated Breathable Waders
Sitka HudsonJacket and Bibs in Optifade Timber
Taylor’s Tip: Pack an extra jacket/clothes when duck hunting in case someone falls in or gets wet.
Drake G3 Timber Coat
Mossy Oak Bottomland & Green Timber
Realtree Timber Camo
Taylor’s Tip: Always wear your kill switch when running your outboard motor. Also, don’t forget the life jackets.
Lifetime FlexFloat Mallard Decoys
Taylor’s Tip: Always be aware of your surroundings in the woods and know your target before you fire your gun.
1. Benelli M2 20 Gauge
2. Beretta A-400 XTM Plus 12 Gauge
3. Winchester SX4 12 Ga Hybrid Hunter
Taylor’s Tip: Make sure your shotgun has a plug and that you always take a few extra shells.
Federal 12 Ga
Arkansas Duck Load
Browning 12 Ga
Wicked Wing Steel
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