by Shawn Skipper - Friday, January 22, 2016
Not to pick a fight but, perhaps more than any other breed of hunter, waterfowlers understand the necessity of conservation—perhaps because they've seen just how rewarding it can be. An announcement made earlier this week at SHOT Show 2016 will make it easier than ever for duck and goose hunters nationwide to help support the cause: Ducks Unlimited has announced that Mossy Oak will be coming on board as the organization's latest corporate sponsor. Among other things, that makes Mossy Oak the official camouflage pattern of DU.
“It was with great pleasure that I had the opportunity to share not only business discussions, but also a blind with DU CEO, Dale Hall, and DU President, Paul Bonderson,” said Chris Paradise, chief sales officer for Mossy Oak. “If there was ever any question as to their dedication to the resource and our waterfowl community, you can lay those doubts to rest. As hunters and conservationists we are in great hands with these two gentlemen.”
Mossy Oak has developed camo patterns for all types of terrain since being founded by Toxey Hass in 1986, reinventing its go-to waterfowl pattern a couple of years ago with the introduction of Shadow Grass Blades. The company has long supported programs and organizations committed to conservation and the hunting and shooting sports.
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, it also supports programs and organizations committed to conservation and the hunting and shooting sports.
“Haas Outdoors and Mossy Oak have a long-standing commitment to conservation across North America, and in keeping with that tradition, Mossy Oak has joined DU to support our wetlands and waterfowl conservation efforts while also providing DU members and volunteers a one-of-a-kind camo pattern,” said Amy Batson, DU’s chief fundraising officer. “We’re proud to call Mossy Oak our latest partner, and I’m certain DU supporters will enjoy the new pattern featuring the iconic DU duck head logo incorporated into the Shadow Grass Blades pattern.”
Going forward, if you're purchasing Mossy Oak's waterfowl patterns, you're helping to support DU's wetlands efforts. As you might have guessed, Mossy Oak is working on a camo pattern that's representative of the new partnership. In the coming months, expect to see the DU logo incorporated into your favorite waterfowl pattern, as pictured above.
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