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.

Time & Place

South Texas Buckskin Brigade
*Canceled for 2020
Welder Wildlife Refuge
Sinton, TX

Join us for the next camp

Both South and North Texas 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!

South Texas Buckskin Brigade

20th Battalion

2019 Top Cadet

Victoria Zarate

2019 Top Herd

Does Before Bros

2019 College Scholarship Recipients

Katherine Waitz – $1,750

Stayton Hagen – $1,250

Max O’Brien – $1,250

Isaac Carver – $750

Kyle Fontenot – $750

Leeann Matejka – $750

Weston “Peanut” Hurst – $750

Thank you to James & Jennifer Salter, Rotary Club of Corpus Christi – Harvey Weil Conservationist Fund, and the other South Texas Buckskin Brigade donors for making these scholarships possible.

2019 STBUB Early Bird Hunt

December 13th – 15th, 2019 • Pearsall, TX

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THANK YOU South Texas Buckskin Brigade Donors & Supporters!


South Texas Buckskin Brigade Committee

Rose Cooper
Chase Currie San Pedro Ranches
Dr. Bob Dittmar
Dr. Bill Eikenhorst
Richie Griffin Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Jeff Hanselka Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Daniel Kunz  Texas Parks and Wildlife
Keith Lake  Flying A Ranch
Jaime Lopez
Gray Majirus
Brock Minton Texas Parks & Wildlife
Larry Perez Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Larry Pfeil
Dale Rankin Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Jimmy Rutledge Bass Ranches
Tye Stephens
Joe Taylor