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Imagine being granted an opportunity to change the world we live in. The chance to make a difference in the lives of thousands. What if we told you that opportunity is happening right now?

Trinity Oaks uses hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities to give back and make a difference in the lives of others.

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Our Story

Trinity Oaks is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded on the premise that active participation in the outdoors is a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience. Trinity Oaks’ mission is to use hunting, fishing and outdoor activities to give back and make a meaningful difference on the lives of others. For decades, we have known of the philosophical shift that outdoor activities cause within those who participate in them and how that profoundly impacts the wellness of our society. Since 2007, we have impacted tens of thousands of people who otherwise would not be able to afford the experience of the outdoors.

On an annual basis, Trinity Oaks is able to offer more than 100 events for people who can benefit from once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing experiences.  Our outdoor programs support Purple Heart and combat veterans, families suffering through the terminal illness of one of their members, special needs children, and underprivileged youth who lack proper mentorship.  Monthly, we also process and distribute over 10,000 pounds of game meat to address food insecurity and hunger in Texas.

Every year we provide programming for more than 3,000+ youth and families, 1,000+ military veterans, and hundreds more, while processing tens of thousands of pounds of game meat for homeless shelters and food pantries throughout Texas. By supporting Trinity Oaks, you are personally teaching impoverished youth how to properly handle and respect firearms and hunt for quail and larger game, giving dream hunts to full the last wishes of terminally ill, and creating venues for outdoor events our brave wounded and live combat veterans, and offering programming to those most in need of the solace of wild places, compassionate comradely, and uplift of spirit.

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Our Impact

 On an annual basis, Trinity Oaks is able to offer more than 50 events for people who can benefit from once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing experiences. Our outdoor programs support a range of deserving candidates including combat veterans, terminally ill and handicapped, underprivileged youth and those seeking recreational outdoors activities, and hungry families across Texas.

Thank You

Often the price to participate in hunting, fishing and outdoor activities is a limiting factor. We believe that there should be no cost to participate in these events. With our programs evolving and growing, our need for the support and generosity of individuals is now more crucial than ever in order for us to continue the important work of Trinity Oaks’ mission programs. Thank you for your time in reviewing our website and for your consideration of support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Award Recipients

Partner of the Year

The Partner of the Year Award is a unique opportunity to honor and thank the individual who has the most impact within Trinity Oaks.

Trinity Oaks’ Partner of the Year Award criteria:

1. Trinity Oaks Mission
The recipient of the Partner of the Year Award strongly affirms Trinity Oaks’ mission to use the outdoors as a way to give back and make a difference to others.

2. Time, Talent, and Treasure
The award winner has demonstrated consistent volunteerism and service.

3. Hunter Conservationist
Appreciation of nature and a healthy respect for the bounties of our world.

brian mcclure person of the year

Brian McClure

david gaither person of the year

David Gaither

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Lee & Edith Kidd

Joe & Ann Kercheville

Steve Ryan

Roger Schmidt

Lt. Paul Silber Award

The award recognizes the outstanding achievement in the areas of service to our country, philanthropy, and will recognize a community member who leads by example to fulfill the mission of Trinity Oaks. Although the recipient’s life must reflect the values of Trinity Oaks, they do not need to have been a participant, volunteer, or previously affiliated with the organization’s programs or services.

Recipients of the Lt. Paul Silber Award must meet the following criteria:


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1. Combat Veteran 

Recipients must have served in a live combat zone. The recipients illustrate their connection to veterans returning home and understand the hardships and sacrifices of active duty deployment. Trinity Oaks wants to honor the process and give hope to those recently returning home.  Please provide a narrative of overcoming the struggles of fighting in war and returning back into civilian life.

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2. Community Volunteer

The award winner will demonstrate consistent volunteerism and service within their community. Participation in a leadership role within a volunteer situation will be given more weight. Please include example of the nominee’s philanthropic nature including examples and references.


3. Nature enthusiast and conservationist

Appreciation of nature and a healthy respect for the bounties of our world are a necessary trait for the recipient of this award. Support of a conservation or other natural resource focused organization is highly sought after.

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4. Trinity Oaks Mission

The recipient of the Lt. Paul Silber Award does not have to be affiliated with Trinity Oaks, but they must demonstrate their personal beliefs are aligned with those of the organization including a respect for nature, participation in our outdoor heritage, as well as an appreciation for God and our great country.

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Greg Stubbe

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Gary Renick

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Edgar Stiteler

MSgt Blaine Scott

Justin Patterson

Paul Babaz

Contact us to nominate someone deserving.

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