The Banded Brigade Outdoors Big Duck Hunt is held every January during the Texas hunting season (September through March). Ten to 12 veterans participate in the three-day event hosted by the Halls Bayou Ranch in Santa Fe, Texas. Closed to the public, the hunt allows the participants to completely immerse themselves in the outdoors while letting their guards down to enjoy the camaraderie among the group. A similar event is held in September for hunting teal ducks. After the hunt, the veterans gather around the campfire to remark on the day and share their personal stories of military service and their return to the civilian world.