Waterfowl Marsh

Mission Invisible

The GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl Marsh pattern takes into account how ducks, geese and other waterfowl see. Rather than mimicry patterns that make the hunter look like something, the Waterfowl digital concealment pattern is intended is to make the hunter appear to be “nothing” to the animal.



Because birds are particularly sensitive to color and continuity with their surroundings, the Waterfowl micro pattern is critically important and is as detailed as possible to confuse bird vision. The colors in particular have been manipulated to create a great deal of depth.

Waterfowl hunting is done in a high contrast environment. Skylight from the horizon or light reflected from the water surface will shine through gaps in rushes, creating concentrated light spots. GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Waterfowl Marsh pattern is high in contrast to be consistent with the environment and includes elements that are light in color and elements that are darker in color.
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While most patterns are designed as though the bird is on the ground looking at the hunter, the GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Waterfowl Marsh pattern takes into account that the birds are usually above the hunter in flight, and are in constant motion. Because birds are overhead and in motion, and not viewing the hunter horizontally, the macro pattern in GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Waterfowl Marsh is more vertical than it is in patterns designed for ground prey.



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