The Waterfowl Brigade

If sounds of whistling wings from the great fall flight entice your senses, then the Waterfowl Brigade is for you! The intense, five-day camp centers on the ecology of ducks and other water-birds that fly around Texas. The Waterfowl Brigade motivates youth (ages 13-17) to become conservation ambassadors by learning the necessary skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. All you need is a love for hunting, nature, and/or the outdoors and a willingness to learn. 

During the camp, participants will study aquatic vegetation, the importance of wetland ecosystems, waterfowl biology and flock dynamics, land and water stewardship, natural resource management, and how to identify waterfowl using all your senses. Becoming a conservation advocate is also accomplished with lessons on life-skills, such as working as a team, improved public speaking and communication, and leadership. There are also activities involving photography, journaling, and painting. Hunting skills, safety, and ethics are also covered. Come join us in our outdoor classroom nested in the wetlands and flooded timber of the Big Woods on the Trinity!


When and Where is the camp held?

Waterfowl Brigade, BigWoods on the Trinity, Tennessee Colony, July 16-20, 2017


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 Donors and Sponsors


2017 Waterfowl Brigade Donors & Sponsors
 Mills County Soil & Water Conservation District  
 Dr. Allen & Tanya Bolt  Ms. Jerri Ann Chambers
 Mr. & Mrs. Ed & Susan Garner  Mr. Tom Cody Graves
 Mr. & Mrs. Chuck & Martha Ribelin  Mr. & Mrs. Wanye & Debbie Terry


2016 Waterfowl Brigade Donors & Sponsors
 Appel Ford  Austin County SWCD #347
 Avery Outdoors  Bass Pro Shops - Grapevine
 BigWoods on the Trinity  Bluestem Chapter Texas Master Naturalist
 Cabela's - Fort Worth  Chappell Hill Garden Club
 Cutt Down Game Calls  Dartco Of Texas
 Delta Waterfowl  Ducks Unlimited
 Embroidery King  Gulf Coast Quail Forever #3066
 Harris County SWCD  Hobby Lobby
 Lonestar Delta Waterfowl Chapter  Making Memories Fireworks
 Montague County Farm Bureau  Park Cities Quail Coalition - Ray Murski Scholarship
 Sew Wrtie Embroidery  The Melon Shed
 Upper Elm-Red SWCD  Washington County Farm Bureau
 Washington County Wildlife Society  
Mr. Reid Aschenbeck  Mr. Daniel Downes
 Mr. Connor Himly  Mr. & Mrs. Howard Horn
 Mr. Doc Jones  Mr. Eric Talley