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Organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International and Delta Waterfowl work to support wildlife and the lands that they need to survive by recruiting volunteers, organizing fund raising events, lobbying lawmakers and spearheading specific conservation projects.

“Conservation is extremely important to us at Mossy Oak,” said Toxey Haas, founder and CEO. “There are many great organizations out there that work hard so that we can continue to live the outdoor lifestyle we love. There are certain organizations that have specific projects that really speak to us in that they provide educational opportunities for students, or they work to preserve the lands wildlife need to survive. Protecting the land and passing on our love of the Great Outdoors are two things we value the most at Mossy Oak.”

There are a few specific projects that Mossy Oak has recently committed to provide assistance:

Ducks Unlimited’s “Help Rescue the Duck Factory” campaign is raising funds to protect 300,000 acres of the most productive waterfowl breeding habitat on the prairies – as quickly as possible.To date, nearly 67,000 acres have been secured. For more information or to donate, log on to www.ducks.org.

Mossy Oak serves as a supporting sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s mission campaign “Be the Future of Elk Country.” The campaign touches upon all aspects of elk country conservation and recognizes that the next few years are critical in shaping the future of elk and wild landscapes. For more information or to support RMEF, log on to www.rmef.org.

Mossy Oak and the SCI Foundation are jointly funding a conservation research project at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) at the University of Georgia. The project will investigate reasons for expansion of epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses (EHDV) and bluetongue viruses (BTV), better define the impacts of these viruses on deer populations, and then develop recommendations to control and curtail spread of the diseases if possible.

Mossy Oak is supporting two distinct research projects through Delta Waterfowl’s research program. In Saskatchewan, student John Dassow is evaluating predator management and in the Mississippi Flyway student Luke Laborde is conducting human dimensions work on waterfowl satisfaction.

“All of us at Mossy Oak are excited about the opportunity to be a part of these great projects,” said Bill Sugg, President of Mossy Oak. “This is important work for the future of hunters.”

Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak (www.mossyoak.com). Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, and Mossy Oak Properties.

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Dustin Whitacre
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