Texas Youth Hunt Cancelled

After talks with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Texas Youth Hunt Program Leadership Team, the Youth Hunt scheduled for November 20 – 22 has been cancelled. Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 and the cancellation of many holiday activities, it has been decided to cancel this year’s Youth Hunt.

I would like to thank everyone who worked to help plan this event. I would also like to thank all the landowners who volunteered to help set up, clean up, cook, provide deer stands, and the numerous other activities that sometimes go unnoticed.

Hopefully, everyone stays safe through the Holidays and 2021 is a better year than 2020.

Earl Fly
President
Oakridge Ranch Wildlife Management Association

2021 ORWMA Board Elections

The October ORWMA Board meeting will be held Saturday, October 3 at 10 am at the Community Center. Two Board positions will be up for election at the meeting. The positions are for President (currently held by Earl Fly) and Communications Chairperson (currently held by Angie Peters). The term is for two years with no term limits and will begin on January 1, 2021.

The duties of the President are to provide the administrative leadership, set the Board Meeting Agenda and preside over Board meetings. The President also maintains the by-laws and interprets by-law questions for the association. In addition, the President of ORWMA is also a member of the Colorado County Wildlife Management Association (CCWMA) Leadership team and meets with the team to plan
the Spring Banquet, review scholarship applications, and other duties as required.

The duties of the Communications Chairperson are to post events/news on the ORWMA website and ORWMA Facebook page, ensure that advertising events and notices of events are emailed to Landowners through the ORWMA g-mail account, prepare calendar of events/news to be turned in to ORIA for quarterly newsletter, and to maintain ORWMA Bulletin Boards at North and South gates. The
Communications Chairperson will also perform other duties as requested by the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in serving in one of these positions, drop us a line at oakridgewildlifemanagement@gmail.com, or come to one of the board meeting. Dates and times will be posted on the website and on the ORWMA Facebook page. Even though board meetings are generally
held once a month, these positions will require much more than that.

Also open positions are Birding and Turkeys.

2020 Doe Permit Meeting

The annual Doe Permit Meeting will be September 19 at 6:30 pm at the Community Center. Annual Dues of $20 and Participation Fee of $20 must both be current.

Herd Count 2020

Reminder: Herd Composition Counts need to be submitted to Jerry Rogers no later than September 1st. Please remember to add up the total number of bucks, doe, and fawns seen and include your name.  Jerry will compile this information and forward to Mark Lange.

Deer Season 2020

Herd Composition Counts:  You should be nearing the end of your August Herd Composition Counts.  These need to be submitted to Jerry Rogers no later than September 1st. Jerry says you can hand them to him in person, put them in his mail box (1128 Star Ridge) or you can email them to Jerry at jerry.rogers@mcdermott.com. Please remember to add up the total number of bucks, doe, and fawns seen and include your name.  Jerry will compile this information and forward to Mark Lange.

Meeting Update & Annual Dues: Permits will be issued near the end of September. The date is still to be determined. In order to receive a doe permit, annual dues of $20 must be current. Also, there is a $20 participation fee.

2020 Alvin Emmel Memorial Whitetail Contest:  As we all daydream about cooler temperatures, don’t forget to daydream about that buck that no one has seen.  The one (or more) that get shot every year that we hear about and sometimes score while hearing from the hunter, “I wish I’d have signed up for the contest.”  Don’t be that guy or gal, attached is the 2020 contest form.  As always, you can also sign up online at https://ccwma.org/payment-center/.Thanks you for your continued cooperation on the MLD program, support of CCWMA, and interest in our native resources.  Looking forward to another rewarding season.