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Mossy Oak’s Bottomland: Three Decades-Plus and Still Going Strong!

Brian McCombie

Mossy Oak’s Bottomland camouflage pattern was introduced to America’s sportsmen and women over 30 years ago. Bottomland was created by Toxey Haas, who literally took a handful of Mississippi dirt, sticks and leaves and fashioned them into an extremely lifelike hunting pattern unlike anything the world had seen. 

Since then, millions of hunters have used Bottomland to break up their outlines and to blend into dark hardwood, flooded timber and tree stand environments. If the wildlife species can be hunted, Bottomland has helped hunt it!

A lot has changed across the hunting landscape the last three decades—but Bottomland is still going strong!

Every year, dozens of new hunting products come to market sporting the Mossy Oak Bottomland pattern. At the 2020 SHOT Show, held this January in Las Vegas, Nevada, we spotted numerous products featuring Bottomland, many more than we can cover here. But a few that caught our eye included:

Danner Recurve Boot

Danner Recurve Bottomland

Danner’s newest hunting boot, the Recurve, is available in Mossy Oak Bottomland, and it combines Danner’s decades of traditional hunting boot design and manufacturing with the company’s best-selling hiking boots. The Danner Recurve features a Vibram® SPE midsole and TPU heel clip to ensure long hours of comfort on preseason scouts and extended treks. With seven inches of height for ankle support and options available with Danner® Dry waterproofing, the Recurve will keep you in the woods and on the hunt longer, and drier, than ever before.
 
The Recurve also sports a breathable mesh lining, a nylon shank, and a TPU heel frame to enhance support, stability, and balance.  A Vibram® Recurve outsole with Megagrip technology features adaptive lugs and flex lines for superior grip in wet and dry terrain.

MSRP: $190.00- $220.00
For more information, visit www.danner.com.

The 2020 Limited Edition Darton Deer Slayer Bow

Darton Deer Slayer Bow

The Darton Deer Slayer is a limited-edition bow built to specs by Cervicide owner Jimmy McKinney. The Deer Slayer model is built off the framework of Darton’s tried and true 3800 technology. This bow comes hand dipped in Mossy Oak Original Bottomland camouflage - and is not available anywhere else!

Improvements over the original 3800 technology include the latest Dual Sync Revision by Darton Archery, a patented design by Rex Darlington which allows for an adjustable draw length with increments all the way from 25-31 inches all without a bow press. Draw weight increments are from 30-70 pounds and allow this bow to fit a broad spectrum of archers.
 
The Darton Deer Slayer bow also boasts double laminated limbs for better performance, retention, and durability. A 33-inch axle-to-axle allows for stability without sacrificing dexterity for the tree stand hunter. A lower brace height of six inches allows for blistering speeds which have been clocked over 350 IBO, while offering minimal hand shock thanks to Darton’s attention to detail in the engineering process.

MSRP: $1,199.00
For more information, visit https://cervicide.com/product/2020-darton-deer-slayer/.

Mossberg International SA-410

Mossberg 410

The advent of new shotshell technologies has made the .410 a very viable turkey hunting bore, and Mossberg has expanded its SA line of autoloading shotguns to include the soft-shooting .410 in the form of the new Mossberg International SA-410 Turkey, fully camouflaged in Mossy Oak Original Bottomland.

Light shooting and effective in the field, this Mossberg International small-gauge autoloaders are known for their smooth-cycling, gas-operated semi-automatic system.  The shotgun’s interchangeable chokes are easy to switch out in the field, making the SA-410 Turkey an extremely flexible little gun.

The SA-410 Turkey has a 4-1 shell capacity, a 26-inch barrel with a vented rib, and a ghost ring rear sight, and takes 3-inch shells.  It also weight under seven pounds.

Easy to swing and featuring low recoil, the SA-410 Turkey is a great choice for the young and novice hunter, though veteran turkey slayers will appreciate all this .410 semi-auto has to offer, too!

MSRP: $735.00
For more information, visit www.mossberg.com/.

Remington Model Seven Rifle

Remington Model Seven Bottomland

Remington’s newest version of this popular little rifle is the Model Seven Threaded Mossy Oak Bottomland rifle, available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 BLK, and .308 Win.

With a 16.5-inch barrel in 300 BLK and .308 Win, the Model Seven Threaded Mossy Oak Bottomland weighs a mere 5.5 pounds. (The 6.5 Creedmoor version has a 20-inch barrel and weighs under 6 pounds.) All barrels are threaded for suppressors.

Compact and maneuverable, the Model Seven Threaded is perfect for the tree stand or hunting blind, and make a great truck gun, too. The internal magazine holds four rounds, the X-Mark Pro Trigger is user adjustable, and don’t let the shorter barrel fool you—this is a very accurate rifle.  Youth and smaller-statured shooters will appreciate the nimble size, too.

MSRP:  $795.00
For more information, visit www.remington.com.

Savage Renegauge Shotgun

Renegauge Bottomland

Savage Arms’ first semi-automatic shotgun: the Renegauge. There are six version of the new shotgun, including the Renegauge Turkey editions available in Mossy Oak NWTF Obsession and Bottomland, both the Official Camouflage patterns of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Each turkey hunting model features a 24-inch barrel.

Renegauge Waterfowl editions are available in Mossy Oak Bottomland, the Official Flooded Timber Camouflage of Ducks Unlimited and Shadow Grass Blades, the Official Camouflage of Ducks Unlimited. The two waterfowl editions are available on 26- and 28-inch barrel options.

The Renegauge is chambered in 12-gauge only and is built for the field. Hunters will appreciate the fit and function of the three Renegauge models, which include several patented parts and designs—including the Dual Regulating Inline Valve (D.R.I.V.) gas system.

The D.R.I.V. system provides Renegauge with the inherent ability to regulate the gas that cycles the shotgun's action. Both low-brass target shells and magnum hunting shells will cycle the action with the same reliability and without any adjustment from the shooter.

This functionality is complimented by how easy Renegauge is to fit to the shooter. From comb height to length of pull, Renegauge can be adjusted to fit nearly every shooter in almost any situation. Avid wing shooters will love the way the Renegauge swings, and turkey and waterfowl hunters will trust it in the nastiest of conditions.

MSRP: $1,549.00.
For more information, visit www.savagearms.com.

Twisted X Footwear

Twisted X shoes

Mossy Oak is proud to announce a partnership with Twisted X, which will feature the iconic Original Bottomland camo on select Twisted X styles, including driving mocs, boots, boat shoes and more.

These handcrafted footwear styles feature ecoTWX® Tweed uppers which are made from 13 recycled water bottles. Recycling further supports the Twisted X mission of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2020 to sustain and conserve the environment. To date, more than 3,000,000 bottles from polluted oceans and landfills have been salvaged and more than 200,000 trees have been planted. Twisted X has partnered with One Tree Planted and plants one tree in the U.S. for every pair of shoes purchased from their ecoTWX® collection. Together Mossy Oak and Twisted X will further these efforts as they work to preserve the environment for future generations to come.

The Twisted X/Mossy Oak collection can be found at One Country, Boot Barn, Sharpe Dry Goods, Outdoor Equipped, Stockyard Style, Sikes & Kohn’s and soon at Bass Pro Shops, Orscheln Farm & Home, and Zappos. 

To learn more and to see the footwear in the line, please visit: https://twistedx.com/mossy-oak/.

Engineered Hunting Gear

Engineered Hunting Gear

Engineered Hunting Gear is designed by hunters for hunters. This means you can expect their assortment of gear, headwear and accessories to relentlessly over-perform for you in the field. Wherever your hunt takes you, EHG provides tactical solutions for those who don’t believe in limits. They’re constantly testing our gear year-round against various intense weather and terrain conditions. We want to make sure that the gear we provide you can withstand any obstacle you may face.

The New Thermo-Wool gear is a poly/wool blend that has a water-repellent finish, silver ion scent prevention, protection from wind and elements, whisper quiet and secure zipper pockets. Full set includes a jacket, pants and vest all in Bottomland. 

MSRP: $99.99-$139.99
For more information, visit http://ehggear.com.

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