Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Mossy Oak Brand Camo, the official camouflage of Ducks Unlimited, recently announced that Mossy Oak’s Original Bottomland is now Ducks Unlimited’s official camo pattern for hunting flooded timber.
Mossy Oak Brand Camo, the official camouflage of Ducks Unlimited, also produces a version of their popular Shadow Grass Blades® pattern featuring the DU logo.
“Ducks Unlimited is proud of our continuing conservation partnership with Mossy Oak,” said DU Chief Fundraising Officer Amy Batson. “We are equally proud to have Mossy Oak Brand Camo’s iconic Original Bottomland camo as our official camo pattern for waterfowling in flooded timber.”
Founded by Toxey Haas in 1986, Mossy Oak is a leading manufacturer of camouflage patterns, concealing hunters from waterfowl, big game, turkeys and everything in between. Not only is the company a leader in the camouflage industry, Mossy Oak supports programs and organizations committed to the outdoors.
Bottomland is the pattern that launched Mossy Oak more than 30 years ago. Driven by the desire to get closer to turkeys in his home state of Mississippi, Haas turned a fistful of dirt, sticks and leaves into an extremely lifelike hunting pattern unlike anything the world had seen. Featuring a legendary outline-breaking ability that helps hunters blend into dark hardwoods, flooded timber and tree stand environments, this classic pattern remains every bit as effective three decades later.
“Mossy Oak designs camouflage patterns to be effective in a variety of environments. Shadow Grass Blades, the official camouflage of Ducks Unlimited, provides effective concealment in grass environments like fields and water’s edge. However, many waterfowl hunts take place in flooded timber where the hunter needs to blend in next to a tree,” said Chris Paradise, Sr. Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for Mossy Oak. “Mossy Oak’s Bottomland pattern has proven to be effective time and time again in just such an environment. Therefore, to meet the needs of waterfowlers no matter where they hunt, Original Bottomland is now the official flooded timber hunting pattern of Ducks Unlimited.”
With more than 1,000 licensees, Mossy Oak maintains retail relations, licensing and cooperative relationships with all the major outdoor/sporting goods retailers in the United States.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.