The Buckskin Brigade

Experience Texas deer like you never have before.  Apply for one of two Buckskin Brigades - locations in South Texas and North Texas!

Whether you are an experienced hunter or a novice nature buff, nothing stirs the blood like sighting-in on a well-antlered buck as he majestically steps into a clearing on an early, crisp, fall morning. Young Texas deer enthusiasts with a sincere "yearning for learning" should make plans to apply to one of our Buckskin Brigade programs.

Both Buckskin Brigade camps offer participants an in-depth view of Texas' deer. The committees select the students who will participate in a five day, intensive training to develop an in-depth understanding of one of the most sought-after trophies in Texas. Along with training to assist with the development of leadership skills, public speaking and working as a team, Buckskin Brigade will teach participants deer anatomy and biology, habitat and nutrition requirements, rattling, scoring and survey methods, as well as rifle and archery basics, and hunting/firearm safety. The Brigade model of leadership development, education and empowerment continues with our Buckskin Brigade programs. Come join us!


When and Where are camps held?

South Texas Buckskin, Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, June 11-15, 2017

North Texas Buckskin, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, July 23-27, 2017


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


Donors and sponsors

 Alamo Soil & Water Conservation District #330  Mr. & Mrs. David & Sharon Jamil  
 Alpen Optics  Mr. Gray Majirus 
 AVJ Foundation   Mr. Harvey Smith 
 Buck Fever  Mr. Jaime Lopez 
 Burleson County Wildlife Association  Mr. Jason Borchardt 
 C5 Enterprises, Ltd  Mr. JC Becker 
 Caldwell Lions Club   Mr. Jeff Hanselka 
 Chorizo de San Manuel  Mr. Jim Garceau 
 Coastal Bend Community Foundation  Mr. Marcus Kunz 
 Comanche Electric Cooperative Association  Mr. Salvatore Zaccagnino 
 D3 Foundation  Mrs. Brenda Allen 
 Don Jose Ranch - Zapata, TX   Mrs. Susan Skrabanek 
 Dr. Wallace Klussman   Ms. Jamie Hansen 
 Excel Helicopters  Nature Play Designs 
 Flojo Ranch   Nature's Best, LLC., Boerne, TX 
 Flying A Ranch  Nolan County Soil & Water Conservation District #245
 Guadalupe County Wildlife Management Association  Pat Allen 
 Harris County Soil & Water Conservation District #442  Pecan Bayou Soil & Water Conservation District #553
 Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservation Award Fund  Quality Deer Management Association
 Hays County Soil & Water Conservation District #351  Southern Star Ranch 
 Hi-Pro Feeds, Inc.  Temple Ranch 
 Kendall County Soil & Water Conservation District #216  Texas Deer Study Group 
 King Ranch, Inc.  Texas State Rifle Association Foundation
 Lazy R Saddle Shop  Upper Leon Soil & Water Conservation District #525
 Lindner United  Warren Ranch
 Maverick County Soil & Water Conservation District #253  Wernecke Ranch 
 Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District #452  Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas 
 Mr. & Mrs. David & Diane Kitner