The Bobwhite Brigade

Quail hunting can be hit or miss in Texas. Because of the bobwhite's distribution, as well as its habitat needs, consider yourself lucky if you've ever had a chance to hunt Texas quail! Whether it's a "boom" or "bust" year, hearing the familiar "bob-white" whistle can excite novice and experienced hunters, photographers and conservationists, alike. 

Both Bobwhite Brigade camps are unique programs that helped drive the Texas Brigades to the organization it is now. Both camps educate high-achieving youth (ages 13-17) about Texas quail and natural resource management. Participants will study the anatomy and biology of bobwhite quail, bobwhite diet and nutritional needs/stages, habitat requirements, covey dynamics, as well as predator, habitat and land management. Hunter ethics, firearm handling and safety, and even dog handling are part of the five-day, intensive schedule. These activities are taught in conjunction with the life-skills Texas Brigades incorporates into all programs, such as leadership, team-building, critical thinking, public speaking and communication. Apply now to earn an opportunity to learn about quail and land management, teach others, and hunt with us!  

When and Where are the camps held?

Rolling Plains Bobwhite, Centennial Lodge, Coleman, June 10-14, 2017

South Texas Bobwhite, Buck Horn Creek Ranch, McCoy, June 23-27, 2017


See FAQ's about the Texas Brigades
Get to know the Bobwhite Brigade Committee
See photos from previous camps


Donors and Sponsors

 AAA Stowaway Storage  Mr. Randy Rodgers 
 Atascosa County Farm Bureau  Mr. Steve Mayo 
 Atascosa County Soil & Water Conservation District #307  Ms. Bella Gonzales 
 AVJ Foundation   Ms. Betsy Cole 
 Buck Horn Creek Ranch  Ms. Jamie Cardoza 
 Centennial Lodge  Ms. Norma Ramirez 
 Coastal Bend Community Foundation  Ms. Tamara Trail 
 Gun Dog Supply  Parts Plus, Cross Plains, TX
 Hamilton-Coryell Soil & Water Conservation District #506  Pleasanton Young Farmers, Inc.
 Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservation Award Fund  Potler's Game Tables, Cross Plains, TX
 Hi-Pro Feeds, Inc.  Quail Coalition, Cross Timbers Chapter
 JM Enterprises, Breckenridge, TX   Quail Coalition, South Texas Chapter
 Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District #541  Quail Coaltion, Park Cities Chapter
 Karnes County Soil & Water Conservation District #343  Quail Forever, San Antonio Chapter
 Kerr County Soil & Water Conservation District #217  Ray's Barber Shop, Cross Plains, TX 
 Kiwanis Club of Albany   Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch
 Lawrence Farm & Ranch Supply   Salamander's Apparel
 Mr. & Mrs. Russ Hayward   Schlageter Insurance Agency, New Braunfels
 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Lawson   Stephenville Independent School District
 Mr. & Mrs. Frank & Carmen Gonzales   Texas Heritage Bank, Cross Plains, TX
 Mr. & Mrs. Regan Kirk   Texas State Rifle Association Foundation
 Mr. Carlos Ramos   The Butcher Block
 Mr. Dick McCallum  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Hords Creek Lake Office
 Mr. Louis Martinez   Wildlife Habitat Federation