The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension service is offering a pond management seminar on March 15, 2019. See attached flyer for more details.
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
Mr. Jack Jetton will be giving a talk on the basics of beekeeping on February 16 at 9:00 am at the Community Center. We hope to see you there!
The ORWMA Board is working on dates for the following seminars, which will be open to the public:
- Fire Ants
- Food Plots
Please let us know if there are any other topics of interest for 2019.
- March 16, 2019 – CCWMA Annual Banquet at the KC Hall
- April 27, 2019 – ORWMA Fish Fry and Auction at the Community Center. More details to come!
- Date to be determined – FM 215 Clean Up
Please note that the CCWMA Banquet is scheduled for March 16, 2019 at the Columbus KC Hall.
Dry states like Texas, New Mexico and Arizona have to deal with prickly stickers in your lawn from time to time. Also known as: Sandburrs, Grass Burrs, Sticker Burrs/Burr Stickers, Pricking Monsters, Lawn/Grass Stickers, these are all referring to the same nasty weed. They thrive in the heat and are prominently found in Bermuda and St. Augustine lawns.
If you have had a problem with grass burrs in the past – the upcoming seminar offered by ORWMA is for you. The best time of the year to try and prevent grass burrs is fast approaching. In an effort to help us learn all we can about eliminating this weed, our new Colorado County Ag Extension Agent, Laramie Naumann, will present a seminar for the landowners in Oakridge Ranch.
Please save the date: The seminar will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 9:00 at the Oakridge Community Center. The seminar is being offered free of charge – so please plan to attend.
Please mark your calendars that ORWMA is hosting a Christmas Party on Saturday – December 15th, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The party will be held at Lynne Bigelow’s back patio located at 1287 Oakridge Road. ORWMA will provide: turkey/ham, stuffing/dressing, mashed potatoes, rolls, gravy, and a green bean casserole.
If you are planning to attend please bring a side dish or dessert.
There will be door prize drawings after the meal.
ANNUAL PERMIT MEETING
- Saturday, September 23, 9:00AM at the Oakridge Community Center
- ORWMA Dues $20 / Deer Hunt Participation Fee $20
- There are several new regulations that will impact hunters at Oakridge that will be discussed at this meeting
- Due to a change in TPWD regulations, ORWMA will be responsible for printing the doe permits and will have them at this meeting
- A list of deer checkers with their contact information will be provided at the meeting.
- If you don’t attend this meeting and pickup your permits then they will be available by appointment only
- September 30, 2017 to February 28, 2018
- Does may be taken with a MLD permit ONLY
- Does may be harvested with any legal means (firearm, bow, crossbow, muzzle loader etc.) during this season.
- All does must be checked in with an ORWMA deer checker or the TPWD biologist. The deer must be field dressed when checked in.
- You will receive a replacement permit each time you check in a doe.
- The TPWD seasons, restrictions, and bag limits for Colorado County apply (See the current Outdoor Annual) [2017-2018].
- Archery Only – September 30, 2017 thru November 3, 2017
- Youth Only – October 28-29, 2017 and January 8-21, 2018
- General Season – November 4, 2017 thru January 7, 2018
- Muzzleloader Season – January 8 – 21, 2018
- All bucks must be checked in with an ORWMA deer checker or the TPWD biologist. The deer must be field dressed when checked in.
- Bucks are tagged with a tag from your hunting license.
ORWMA’s continued participation in the TPWD MLD Program depends on your cooperation and compliance with these requirements.
If you have any questions feel free to give me a call.
Whitetail Deer Chairman
ORWMA Christmas Party
Saturday, Dec 12 at 2pm
at Lynne Bigelow’s home, 1287 Oakridge Road
Ham & Turkey Sliders and Potato Skins
Veggies, Chips & Dips
Cookies, Cup Cakes, Mini-Pies, Dessert Empanadas, etc.
Personal Crawfish Boil (provided by ORWMA)
2 of R.C. Lumpkin’s Cheesecakes
Silent Auction Proceeds Benefiting
Grace’s Table in Columbus, TX
Door Prizes, Too!!!
Lots of Fun & Good Fellowship!
Come out & Celebrate the Season with Your Neighbors!