2020 Road Clean Up

Some of the volunteers

Nineteen Volunteers showed up Saturday February 8th to do litter pick up on County Road 215. On the 3.1 miles from the North Gate to County Road 211 about 20 bags of trash were picked up. Donuts, kolaches, and hot coffee were provided. Thanks to everyone who participated!

CCWMA Spring Banquet

CCWMA Members,

The Colorado County Wildlife Management Association will be holding its Annual Spring Banquet on Saturday March 21, 2020.  It will be at the Columbus Hall (formerly the K.C. Hall) in Columbus, TX. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.  There will be live music from 4:00 – 6:30 with a BBQ meal starting at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation from TJ Muir on Feral Hog Control.  There will be a bucket raffle, card raffles, whitetail scoring contest, game cam and photo contest, vendors, display of local trophy whitetail bucks, laser shoot for the kids, door prizes and free refreshments while they last.  All Colorado County WMA members are encouraged to attend and the general public is also invited to attend this family friendly event.

County Road 215 Clean Up and ORWMA meeting

Saturday morning February 8, we will meet at the Community Center at 8:30 am to do the County Road 215 clean up. We will meet up at the Community Center to get safety vests and grabbers. We will clean from the North Gate to County Road 211. As soon as we finish, we will return to the Community Center for the regular ORWMA Board meeting.

We usually meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 4 pm at the Community Center. However, this coming Sunday, February 2, is the Super Bowl. So, we will meet Saturday February 8, after the road clean up. Hopefully, we will be finished with the road clean up by 10:30 or so.All landowners are invited to the board meeting. We have a number of items to discuss, but should be finished before lunchtime. Also, will have CCWMA Raffle tickets for sale.

Earl FlyORWMA President

Annual Ice Cream Social – July 27

TO ALL LANDOWNERS IN OAKRIDGE RANCH

PLEASE JOIN ORWMA’S ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Ice Cream, toppings and/or desserts are welcomed.

DATE: July 27, 2019        
TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Lynne Bigelow,  1287 Oakridge Rd.,  Weimar, TX 78962

Also, if you missed the meeting regarding the Predator Control Operation Hog Buster held on July 6, 2019, we will go over this again.  It is a very important topic that needs further discussions.  Donations will be accepted by cash or bag(s) of deer corn.

Hope to see you all there!!

Mole and Gopher Seminar

Thank you to Texas A&M Agrilife Extension for setting up our seminar with Mr. and Mrs. Koehler. It was informative and very helpful with information on how to identify and trap/kill gophers or moles. Attached are the handouts.

Frozen samples from Mr. (and not Mrs.) Koehler’s freezer.

April 27, 2019 – Gopher and Mole Presentation

Prior to the shrimp boil and fish fry, from 3:30 to 4:30, there will be a mole and gopher presentation. Please plan on attending and then stay for the delicious food (which will not include gophers or moles).

As a reminder, starting at 5:00, ORWMA will be serving boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn, fried catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw and desserts.

ORWMA Shrimp Boil and Fish Fry – April 27, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ORWMA will be serving boiled shrimp, potatoes and corn along with fried catfish and hush puppies! There will also be coleslaw and desserts.

The benefiting charity this year is Colorado County Food Bank so please bring non-perishables like canned goods and dry cereal. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

All Oakridge land owners are welcome and YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING A SIDE OR DESSERT. Every thing will be provided by ORWMA!

We hope to see you all there!

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