NEW: BullGator Camo from TWN

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Whether you’re a hunter or not you probably have more than a few camo patterns in your house. And while the most recognizable brands such as Mossy Oak and Real Tree certainly dominate many closets and gun safes there are a multitude of other patterns out there. In fact, some of the most eye-catching patterns were designed by less well-known companies. TWN is one such company although they are by no means new to this. They’ve been working in water transfer – think hydro dipping – for twenty years. Their latest offering comes as the result of a collaboration with a newer business, BullGator Outfitters. The pattern is named for the outfitter and is what it sounds like: an alligator print, with a twist.

BullGator Outfitters was established in 2013 by the Martin family although they themselves began gator hunting back in 2004. The Martins have spent years working on their own camo pattern and the end result, BullGator, is described by the outfitters as follows:

“BullGator is a natural animal based micro and macro pattern, allowing it to blend into most all environments. The “earth toned” color scheme features mostly tans and browns with a touch of grey and green. This makes it extremely effective not only in South and Eastern forest terrains, but also in the Rockies as well as the arid Southwest.”

From TWN:

“BullGator’s unique blend of colors, shapes and sizes allow it to be incredibly effective camouflage in a multitude of environments whether it be in the wooded Eastern US, Northwestern US, the Rocky Mountains or the sandy desert of the Southwest. It is extremely effective on the ground or in a tree. Not only is it great camouflage but it is extremely visually appealing to both the hunter and non-hunter.”

BullGator camo pattern

BullGator camo pattern

TWN can hydro-dip a wide variety of outdoor gear in the new BullGator pattern. They say the most popular items are, of course, firearms, knives, compound and recurve bows, crossbows, binos, and ATVs, among others. You can visit their website to contact them for information at https://www.watertransferprinting.com

To take a look at BullGator Outfitters’ website, visit www.bullgatoroutfitters.com

Speaking as a fan of gator hunting I have to say it would be awesome to have my favorite gator gun hydro-dipped in this new pattern. It’s always nice to see diversity in the camo pattern part of the industry (remember when Kryptek was new?). Watch the video below for a look at the outfitters’ promo for their new camo pattern. What do you guys think?



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Tassiebush

    Always great to see a new entrant in the camo industry. I’m intrigued to hear about gator hunting too! I reckon that’d be awesome fun!

  • TDog

    Interesting pattern. I do have one question though – as most animals are color blind to some degree, what’s the point of camouflage that’s colored? Wouldn’t a hot pink and neon green disruptive pattern be just as confusing to a deer or a hog as earth tones are?

    I’m not trying to be funny here – I really am curious.

    • wetcorps

      Bright orange camo is a thing. It hides you from animals while making you visible to your hunting buddies.
      Not as popular as regular camo apparently, I think it’s mainly because it looks a bit dorky.

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        Most camo is sold based not on it’s effectiveness, but in how good it looks. Perception is reality, and hyper realistic camo is perceived to be more effective.

    • Dan

      I’ve always wondered the same thing. I’ve had pretty good luck in my orange vest and tan carhartt jacket .

      • Bill

        Carhartt Tan and .mil Coyote might as well be named Whitetail Deer, and deer tend to be invisible when they want to, without any stripes, patterns or weird colors.

    • Tassiebush

      I think game birds can see colours so bright colours have their limits.

      • Rick O’Shay

        Turkeys come to mind. I wouldn’t attempt to hunt turkey in blaze/safety colors.

    • pbla4024

      Mammals have mostly dichromatic vision (two types of cones), you can say they are colour blind.
      Reptiles (including birds and crocodiles) are not, in fact they can have more types of cones than three.

  • Tassiebush

    Speaking of gator hunting I was recently reading a 50s or 60s era Australian hunting book. It mentioned the problem of shooting crocodiles in the water and them sinking. But fear not because the way to get large crocodiles out of the water was apparently to shoot their nose off. Suddenly unable to breath from their nose they’d scurry ashore. It also mentioned the issue of ensuring you aren’t blocking their way as they do this.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    What’s with the microscopic images?