4 Standard Camouflage Patterns and Their Uses in Hunting

Camouflage can be the difference between snagging a kill or losing your prey.  Without proper camouflage, people cannot truly experience all there is to experience while hunting, because unlike certain animals, humans cannot blend into our surroundings on command if we want to.  So, here are four useful camouflage patterns that you should consider wearing when going out for the hunt.

1. Brush


Brush camouflage is known for covering hunters who have little to no coverage on desolate lands.  They incorporate various types of imagery on these pieces of camouflage.  They include organic and contrasting highlighted and darkened spots, reflecting the sun’s natural patterns.  They include pictures that perfectly resemble dead and decaying brush, grasses, twigs, and dirt.  Consider using brush camouflage on your next trip if you are scraping for things to hide behind, while hunting.

Michael A. Duch Mossy Oak

Source: Mossy Oak

2. Snow

Whenever one is in a snow-covered area, there is usually some sort of brush or foliage peeking through underneath.  Because of this, wearing strictly white camouflage would actually hinder one’s ability to hide from his/her prey.  So, the makers of snow camouflage include patches of darker tones, to represent shadows and plants, as well as lighter whites, to represent the sun’s rays reflecting off of the snow.  With this perfect combination of colors, snow camouflage provides perfect coverage for snowbound hunters.

Michael A. Duch Snow

3. Marsh

When in a marsh, hunting waterfowl, it’s important to have a few different types of markings on your outerwear, which includes, but is not limited to, strands of wispy wheat stalks, dark greens to resemble waterborne foliage, and water markings that resemble the sun reflecting on water.  You also want to make sure that you wear trousers that are water proof.  This will protect you from hypothermia in the case of hunting in the cooler months and protect you from parasites that may be in the waters you are hunting in.  Keeping dry is good for safety purposes, and hunting stores have plenty of camouflage patterns to meet your marsh hunting needs.

Michael A. Duch Marsh

4. Woodland

When an untrained eye thinks of camouflage, they will probably think of patterns seen on typical woodland camouflage outerwear.

Michael A. Duch Camouflage

Woodland camouflage doesn’t only come in this form, however.  It can come in the form of draping heavier clothing and faux foliage over one’s clothing to keep them ultra-hidden, as showcased in the photograph below.  This is perfect for hunting in wooded areas and forests.

Michael A. Duch Woodland Camouflage