2019 Youth Hunt

Well, ORWMA just sponsored the first Texas Youth Hunt Nov 15 – 17 and I just have to say thanks to the ORWMA Board & Executive Committee for planning and organizing this event. The Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) was formed with the Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1996 to provide opportunities for youth to participate in hunting activities safely, legally, and ethically, while learning about the role landowners and hunters play in wildlife conservation.

I am so proud of our community for coming together to support this event. So many people donated their time, talent, & treasure to make this event happen. I cannot even begin to list everyone involved. And I wouldn’t want to make anyone mad if I left their name off the list. We had people that donated food, money, deer blinds , their time to set up, tear down, clean up, sight in guns, help skin deer, make hog sausage, cooks who made hot dogs and hamburgers Friday night, bacon, eggs, & sausage Saturday morning, barbequed brisket and sausage Saturday night  (and don’t forget all those desserts) and pancakes on Sunday morning.

We had 17 youth hunters, ages 9 to 17 along with their guardians and 4 hunt masters who showed up Friday afternoon. They set up their tents and then went to sight in their rifles. We had a couple of Moms hunting with their sons and some Dads hunting with their daughters. We had parents as well as youth that had never hunted before. A total of 16 deer, 1 hog, and 1 fox were taken. I think everyone great time. I know I did. As the hunters left Sunday morning, I had one young hunter (maybe 9 or 10 years old) who took a deer on my place come up to me and shake my and hand and tell me thanks for the opportunity to hunt and take a deer. I kinda got a lump in my throat and it was all I could do to smile and nod my head.

Thanks again to everyone in the Community. You make this a great place to live.

Earl Fly

President

Oakridge Ranch Wildlife Management Association

oakridgewildlifemanagement@gmail.com

2019-2020 Deer Checkers and Game Warden contacts

Doug Mason 1036 Hickory Place 979-732-7116

Jack Jetton 1190 E. Branding Iron 281-910-1432

David Mitchem 1848 Oakridge Road 979-484-9240

Kenneth Taylor 1139 E. Branding Iron 713-305-0530

Doug Jeske 1091 Deer Trail Road 281-932-7751

Vernon Wallace 1629 Oakridge Road 713-444-0217

Wayne Wolfford 1175 Buffalo Bend 281-799-4662

Jerry Rogers 1128 Starridge Drive 832-622-9034

Leanne Winkenwerder Game Warden 979-732-7929

John Kohleffel Game Warden 979-732-7945

Mark Lange Biologist 979-484-2583

Sheriff’s Department 979-732-5522

ORWMA Dues

If you have not paid your dues for the 2019 ORWMA Memberships, please contact Angie to make arrangements for payment.  ($20)

If you are wanting to obtain a Doe tag and was not able to make the meeting, please contact Jerry Rogers ($20)

ORWMA 2020 Officers

According to the ORWMA By-laws, the election of officers to the Board and Executive Committee are to be held at the October board meeting and announced to ORWMA members.

The Executive Committee for 2020 is:

Earl Fly – President
Steve Jaap – Vice President
Secretary/Treasurer – Angie Konvicka
Events Chairperson – Lisa Kelly
Habitat Chairperson – Vernon Wallace
Whitetail Chairperson – Jerry Rogers
Predator Control Chairperson – Doug Mason
Birding/Turkey Chairperson – Keith Peters
Communications Chairperson – Angie Howes