Grass Burrs Seminar – January 19, 2019

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. 

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ORWMA Christmas Party

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.

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Key Dates/Facts For 2017/2018 Whitetail Season

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

DOE SEASON

  • 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.

BUCK SEASONS

  • 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.

Thanks,

Jack Jetton
ORWMA President
Whitetail Deer Chairman
281-910-1432

Christmas Party at the Ranch! Everyone Welcome!

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.

 

Silent Auction

for

 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!

AgriLife Newsletter Spring 2015

Attached is the latest AgriLife Newsletter from the Colorado County Agriculture Extension Agent, Stephen Janak.   The newsletter includes great information regarding upcoming local events along with other news regarding outdoor life here in the county.  Click on the link below to open this pdf file.

AgriLifeNewsletter_April_2015

Enjoy!

Texas Deer Study Group, April 2014

A flyer was available at the recent CCWMA banquet, announcing a two-day seminar to be held April 10-11, 2014 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbus.  The program  is offered through the Texas Wildlife Association with additional sponsorship from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.  A few of the topics to be included are:

  • history of deer management in the Post Oak Savanna and Gulf-Coast Prairies
  • habitat changes
  • managing deer on small acreage
  • an overview on deer nutrition

The second day of the program includes a field day at J3J4 Ranch for habitat management techniques, native and introduced vegetation identification and deer necropsy.

The seminar fee is $75 before 3/31 or $100 after 3/31 and includes meals and handout materials.  You may register online at www.texas-wildlife.org/resources/events/texas-deer-study-group.  More information is available from Clint Faas   cfass@texas-wildlife.org or 979-541-9803

I have registered to attend and look forward to learning more about how ranch habitat management and deer management go together.

2013 Chili Team

2013 ORWMA Chili Team  L-R, Larry Petter, Jerry Rogers, Jack Rachal, Wayne Zander, David Mitchem,Wayne Wolfford, Mackie Herring. Missing from picture-Douglas Mason, Cecil Stephenson, Vernon Wallace, Bob Lynn
2013 ORWMA Chili Team
L-R,    Larry Petter, Jerry Rogers, Jack Rachal, Wayne Zander, David Mitchem,Wayne Wolfford, Mackie Herring.    Missing from picture-Douglas Mason, Cecil Stephenson, Vernon Wallace, Bob Lynn, Grady Lambert, R.C. Lumpkin.

 

Annual Deer Meeting Sept 21th

We hope you plan to join us for our Annual Fall Meeting will be September 21st, 10:00 AM, at the Stevenson’s barn.

  • Doe permits will be issued.
  • Colorado County Whitetail Contest entry forms will be available.
  • David Mitchem will discuss ORWMA’s own Oakridge Ranch Whitetail Contest.
  • Annual ORWMA dues will be collected and membership forms will be available for completion to help us update our records.

Let’s begin now for a great Whitetail Deer harvest at Oakridge Ranch!   Live life Outdoors!

Bucks in velvet at feeder; Photo Courtesy of C.Stevenson, date unknown.
Bucks in velvet at feeder; Photo Courtesy of C.Stevenson, date unknown.