Texas Youth Hunting

One of the goals of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is to offer opportunities for kids to participate in the outdoors so that they may have a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.  Whether they are putting on waders for an early morning duck hunt or picking up a pair of binoculars for an outdoor adventure it is essential that we introduce the next generation of land stewards to the great outdoors.

Like many conservationist before him, my father John Bunker Sands, was a hunter before becoming interested in wildlife conservation and management.  Many people do not realize the important role that hunters play.  Hunters often feel a close connection to the quarry that they pursue and give back through supporting wildlife conservation efforts.  Sportsmen also pay for memberships in organizations such as Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl that work to preserve habitat and conduct wildlife research so that we can better understand how to improve waterfowl populations. In addition, every time a new firearm, ammunition, or hunting license is purchased, dollars are sent back to state natural resources agencies and used for wildlife management and conservation.  Duck hunters that buy the federal duck stamp help generate millions of dollars each year to preserve wetlands for waterfowl and other wetland species.

Rosewood Ranches in partnership with the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center was proud to sponsor the second annual youth duck hunt with the Texas Youth Hunting Program and Delta Waterfowl.  Thanks to everyone that volunteered this year for another successful hunt.

Jacob Sands
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center


The Texas Youth Hunting Program was established to increase the number of youths participating in wildlife and hunting activities and to promote the hunting heritage in Texas.  The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) have joined forces to offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and affordable. 

For more information about future youth hunts please go to the Texas Youth Hunting Program website

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