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. 

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)

CCWMA Banquet

CCWMA Members,

The Colorado County Wildlife Management Association’s Spring Banquet is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Columbus Hall (formerly K.C. Hall) in Columbus, Texas.  We will have a full catered barbecue meal at 6:00 p.m. with free soft drinks and beer while it lasts.  Meal tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.  There is no cost to attend if you don’t plan to eat.

We will have our big raffle, bucket raffles, scoring contest and card raffle items.  We will also have many vendors with nice merchandise to look over and purchase.  The 2018 Scholarship winners and the Whitetail Contest winners will be recognized.

 Bring your buck mounts and be eligible to win one of five $50 gift certificates.  All bucks harvested on C.C.W.M.A. property in 2018 and over the past years are welcomed and will be appreciated and enjoyed by all.  Make sure they can be hung for viewing.  Also bring your game cam and regular photos for the Photo Contest.  We will have Will Newman with Pheasants Forever talk about habitat incentive programs and your options as a landowner to get cost share money to improve wildlife habitat.  The general public is also invited to attend this family friendly event.

Mark Lange

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife Biologist

Colorado/Austin Counties

1117 Travis St.

Columbus, TX 78934