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.

Time & Place

Waterfowl Brigade
July 13-17, 2022
Pintail Hunting Club
Garwood, TX

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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!

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Waterfowl Brigade Committee

NameProfessional AffiliationCommittee Role
Clinton FaasTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentPresident/Coordinator
Stephen McDowellTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentVice President
Taylor AbshierDucks UnlimitedSecretary/Treasurer
Lang AlfordTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Trey BarronTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Owen BestMember
David ButlerTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
John ColeSmall Business OwnerMember
Larry ColeSmall Business OwnerMember
Todd MerendinoDucks UnlimitedMember
Noel OrsakQuail ForeverMember
Mike PetterResource & Land Management, LLCMember
Shelby SeaquistGraduate Student Texas A&M UniversityMember