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Area teens attend 2010 Texas Buckskin Brigade

Milam County 4-H members (l–r) William Dean, Devin Fisher and Evan McCoy attended the South Texas Buckskin Brigade held last month at La Bandera in Carrizo Springs. Milam County 4-H members (l–r) William Dean, Devin Fisher and Evan McCoy attended the South Texas Buckskin Brigade held last month at La Bandera in Carrizo Springs. Three Milam County 4-Hers attend the South Texas Buckskin Brigade at La Bandera in Carrizo Springs, June 13–17. William Dean and Evan McCoy from Rockdale 4-H and Devin Fisher from Thorndale 4-H did not just learn about deer.

The three and the rest of attendees from acrosss the state also gained information on a variety of topics like biology, habitat management, population dynamics, conservation and watershed management.

In addition to a heaping dose of ecology, they studied photography, entomology, botany, firearm safety and leadership skills. Evan and Devin were first time participants at the brigade, while William returned for a second time as an assistant leader.

At the closing ceremonies for the Buckskin Brigade, William Dean won a gun and a $1,000 scholarship and Devin Fisher won a Hog and Doe Hunt.

If you would like additional information on the Brigades and Wildlife Intensive Leadership Development, contact the Milam County Extension Office, 254-697- 7045, or visit www.texasbrigades. org.

Sign-up for the brigades is in early spring and applicants can choose from the following Brigades: Bobwhite, Feathered Forces, Buckskin and Bass.


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