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Get the Gear for a Successful Hunt

With the temperatures dropping and the UP's favorite season approaching.  It's time for hunting season- a strong tradition in the Upper Peninsula to be sure.  From grouse & waterfowl to whitetail deer season, dedicated hunters will be spending lots of time in the outdoors in a wide variety of conditions. Don't forget to stop by and check out our favorite hunting gear and accessories so you will have a safe and successful hunting season!  Good luck hunters!

Grouse Hunting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

YETI RAMBLER

Available engraved with the Upper Peninsula, Lake Superior, or plain, and in a variety of colors. Built for top ruggedness and temperature insulation, the YETI® Rambler™ Tumbler. This tumbler keeps cold drinks frosty and hot drinks steamy for full enjoyment. Made of durable, kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation, this tumbler delivers proven performance in a convenient, handheld design.

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Lake Superior Yeti Rambler

TOPO MAPS & SILVA COMPASS

In the Marquette store we carry topo maps of the central Upper Peninsula and if you are hunting "up north" our Houghton store carries the western UP as well as the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The Silva Polaris Base Plate compass is an instrument for the advanced orienteer, as well as novices to map-and-compass work. The slim profile, durability, and excellent accuracy make this compass our choice for grouse hunting and for early morning walks to your blind. Used in tandem with a topo map and never fear getting lost walking back to da camp!

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Upper Peninsula Map and Compass

JETBOIL FLASH

The Flash is designed to be one of the safest cooking solutions out there. The cooking cup clips onto the burner, preventing accidental spills, and the fuel canister tripod ensures overall stability. The insulating cozy has a color-changing heat indicator that signals when contents are hot.  Perfect for java while you wait for the geese to fly in!

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Jet Boil Flash Cooking System

PATAGONIA CAPILENE LONG UNDERWEAR

The Flash is designed to be one of the safest cooking solutions out there. The cooking cup clips onto the burner, preventing accidental spills, and the fuel canister tripod ensures overall stability. The insulating cozy has a color-changing heat indicator that signals when contents are hot.  Perfect for java while you wait for the geese to fly in!

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Patagonia Caplilene Zip Neck

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

An award-winning, full-featured waterproof headlamp is now lighter, brighter, and smaller. The Spot 350 features a compact design, updated user interface, and multi-faceted optical lens design that provides a powerful 350 lumens of light, making it the perfect light for pre-hunt walks, tracking, or field dressing your harvest.

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

FITS Heavy Expedition Socks

The ultimate hunting sock, Merino wool for cold weather insulation and the performance that comes from a perfect fit. This sock is loaded with 100% Merino wool on the inside against your foot, keeping you comfortable against the cold wet conditions of a hunting season in the U.P.

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FITS Heavy Expedition Sock

This fall as you walk down a U.P. two track with a family member shearching for grouse, running the fields with your bird dog Sadie, or heading to the family deer camp, enjoy your time together as these are very special times.

Good luck hunters, stay warm, safe, and as always be good stewards of the land!

Bid dog in a field