Gene Campbell Life Story Video Series

History of the Oyster Bayou Hunting Club

This is the Gene Campbell Life Story Video Series. If you are a lover of the outdoors or a waterfowl enthusiast, you will enjoy the story of the Oyster Bayou Hunting Club in Anahuac, Texas. Historian Jason Theriot follows the career of legendary duck hunting guide Gene Campbell as he walks us through the last 50 years of duck and goose hunting on the old Barrow Ranch in southeast Texas. Take a buggy ride through the fields and join in on a few ducks hunts as we document the epic journey of one of the last great waterfowl outfitters along the Texas Gulf Coast. With a comfortable lodge and an eye for hospitality, Oyster Bayou Hunting Club lives up to its legendary status. Visit to learn more about this premier outfitter.

This is the story of friendship, family, and relationships that has continued for multiple generations through the sport of hunting and fishing. Gene Campbell not only runs a top-notch guiding service just outside of Houston, but he has a core group of highly experienced, dedicated professional guides who love to duck hunt and who love taking customers on these amazing adventures through the old coastal prairies and marshes just a stone’s throw from the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge. Gene is a legendary outfitter, but he has also dedicated many decades to the art of waterfowl conservation and habitat management. For Gene and his crew at Oyster Bayou, the secret is in the soils, and with proper seed bank propagation and year-round growing of native vegetation, the ducks and geese love to call this place home for the winter.