Deer Spotlighting will start on July 31, 2021 at 8:30 pm at the community center.
Also attached is the deer census forms and instructions and letter from Mark Lange pertaining to the hunting season.
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.
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.
Texas Parks and Wildlife
We conduct our annual deer survey during the month of August. We encourage all who are interested in the road survey we do to come on out. Surveys will begin and end at Jim Trickett’s house LOCATED AT 1278 Oakridge Rd. You may bring a beverage of your choice.
Your personal survey results should be turned in to Jim Trickett no later than September 1st.
ANNUAL PERMIT MEETING
If you have any questions feel free to give me a call.
Whitetail Deer Chairman
Below is a note received from Mark Lange, the Colorado County Wildlife Biologist and CCWMA to all members of Oakridge Ranch WMA.
“Good morning, CCWMA members,
Just a couple quick reminders this morning as the general season opener is fast approaching.
1) CCWMA leadership would like to remind you that If you haven’t already joined the whitetail contest, please try to do so before November 5th. Your $15 entry fee puts you in the running for the $9,100 in prizes. We are really urging you to get your kids involved (deadline October 29th for youth). A complete contest entry form can be found on www.ccwma.org on the home page. You can mail your entry to Mickey Mangum or drop it by my office and I will get it to him.
2) Like I discussed at the meetings and to everyone that has come to my office for tags, the CWD testing efforts are still on-going and will be for years to come. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in my efforts to collect samples. After you harvest any adult deer, simply save the head on ice and contact me at my office or via email (Mark.Lange@tpwd.texas.gov). I will be checking my phone at the office for at least the first two weekends of general season so just leave me a message and I will return your call ASAP.
Thank you for your assistance and continued support of CCWMA. Good luck this season.”
Texas Parks and Wildlife
1117 Travis St.
Columbus, TX 78934
Oak Prairie Wildlife District 7
Attached is the flyer from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for a workshop being offered on Whitetail Deer, October 29, 2016 here in Colorado County. Hope you can attend!
This young, healthy buck is a nice example of one to pass on during this hunting season. This buck appears to be approximately 2 1/2 years old and is a nice 8-pointer; but he is illegal in Colorado County, Texas. As you can see, this fellow does not have a 13-inch spread on the antlers. He’ll pass on some good genes to the next generation(s).
Remember to closely check out your deer when deciding which one to harvest. Study your herd. Consider taking does first and early in the season. TPWD biologists tell us we need to take many more does that bucks this year as the doe-to-buck ratio at Oakridge Ranch is too high. Be sure to contact David Mitchem, 979-484-9240, to get your doe tags.
Here’s another look at this young gent. Enjoy! And as always, live life outdoors!
Here’s a picture of Will Carr with his first buck of the 2013 Bow season. Will decided to have the head mounted since this is such a nice beautiful buck that field dressed at 126 pounds. Congratulations, Will on a nice deer!
Note: This is an Oakridge Ranch deer. The Carr’s place is off Miller Creek Loop. Thanks to the Carrs for allowing us to share this photo.
We hope you plan to join us for our Annual Fall Meeting will be September 21st, 10:00 AM, at the Stevenson’s barn.
Let’s begin now for a great Whitetail Deer harvest at Oakridge Ranch! Live life Outdoors!