Advanced Hunting, Waterfowl & Outdoor Skills Camp

The Pierce Ranch will be the home of the Advanced Hunting, Waterfowl & Outdoor Skills Camp. This Camp and its activities will take the Outdoor Texas Camps to a new level. The Advanced Hunting, Waterfowl & Outdoor Skills Camp will give each Camper opportunities to utilize the skills he has learned at previous Outdoor Texas Camps, as well as introduce them to, or improve on their, Waterfowl Hunting Skills…as the Pierce Ranch is one of the Premier Waterfowl Destinations in Texas. The activities at this Camp will include:

1) Nighttime hog hunting with Night Vision Optics.
2) Morning and evening hog hunting over bait.
3) Waterfowl Calling & Identification.
4) Retriever Training with both Experienced Dogs and Puppy’s
5) Evening varmint calling and hunting.
6) Setting traps for coyotes and other varmints.

CAMP INFORMATION

Advanced Hunting, Waterfowl & Outdoor Skills Camp • July 30th – August 5th…AND/OR…August 6th – 12th • Boys Age 12 – 17 • $1,195 • Number of Campers: 18

CAMP ACTIVITIES

Riflery • Night Shooting • Archery • Blood Tracking • Game Calling • Hog Hunting (am, pm & nighttime) • Waterfowl Calling & Identification • Retriever Training • Decoy Layout • Trapping and Snare Workshop • Electronic Varmint Calling • Camping Survival 

TYPICAL CAMP DAY

6:00 AM  Wake Up  
6:30 AM  Hog Hunting
9:30 AM  Blood Trailing
11:00 AM  Archery
12:30 PM  Lunch
1:00 PM  Rest
2:00 PM  Riflery
3:30 PM  Camping/Survival
5:30 PM  Dinner
6:30 PM  Varmint Calling
9:30 PM  Cabin
10:00 PM  Lights Out

WHAT TO BRING

6 – 7 T-Shirts
3 Pair of Long Pants
Cap and/or Visor
3 – 4 Pair of Shorts
2 Long Sleeve Shirts
1  Pair of Hard Soled Hiking/Hunting Boots
Pair of Sneakers and/or Sandals
2 Towels
Toiletries
Water Bottle
Sun Glasses
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Camera

EQUIPMENT and MISCELLANEOUS

Personal archery equipment is optional.  
No Guns. Hunting and Deer Camps have all the guns needed.
No electronic games.
No food or snacks.
Cell phones must be kept by the Camp Director. Camper can use his phone at the appropriate times.

STAFF

Michael Shipley – Camp Director
Kelly Haydel – Camp Director; Waterfowl/Game Calling/Identification & Blind/Decoy Placement
Robert Ramirez – Hunting
John Weishaar – Camping/Survival
Trappers Association Staff
4 Outdoor Texas Camp Leaders

LOCATION

The Pierce Ranch is about 2hrs 45mins east of San Antonio on the way to Houston, and south of I-10 in between El Campo and Wharton.  For more information about the Pierce Ranch, as well as detailed directions, go to their website at www.karankawa.com .