Hog Buster Training

Here is the 1st group of Scouts to go through the Hog Buster Training. Next training will be at JD Ray’s House at 8:30 am Saturday August 10.

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!!

Feral Hogs & Diseases

Douglas Mason recently gave us an update about some of the hogs he has removed from Oakridge Ranch.   Douglas says that some of these hogs exhibited symptoms of pseudorabies.

This is not rabies in the common sense, but a viral infection carried by swine in many parts of the world.   Psuedorabies is a viral infection caused by Suid herpesvirus 1 (SuHV1).   The term “pseudorabies” is not an accurate term for the virus as it has nothing at all to do with the rabies virus.

Attached is a short primer from Texas A & M University on a few diseases carried & transmitted by feral hogs.

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Thank you, Mr. Mason, for all the work you do to remove feral hogs from Oakridge Ranch!   You perform a difficult and time-consuming task to keep the population of these predators under control.

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How big is this hog?

Matthew Crosby shows one of many hogs he has taken. According to his dad, Rick, the weight was 260 pounds, “this boar never had a chance!”

Who has the largest grin now?  See below.                                                                                                      20131221_214423

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Wounded Warrior Hunt Upcoming

We hope you make plans to participate in ORWMA’s Annual Wounded Warrior Hunt coming up on December 14 & 15.   We host several wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center for the 2-day period and give them a chance to hunt at Oakridge Ranch.  For more details on how you can participate, please click on the “Groups” tab, then “Deer”; next click on “Wounded Warrior Hunt“. 

Oakridge Ranch’s Douglas Mason gives away several wounded warrior hunts throughout the year.  Below is a nice picture of a recent successful hunt Douglas (& his dogs) had with Jeremy Spoerle and his family.  Jeremy was wounded in 2007.  Pictured are Jeremy with family members Barb, Callie & John.  Thank you, Douglas, for what you do for our wounded warriors all year long!

Spoerle Family Hunt with Douglas Mason, November 2013.
Spoerle Family Hunt with Douglas Mason, November 2013.

 

Have you seen these hogs?

My beautiful picture of pigs; Photo Courtesy of Larry Petter,11-08-2013.
My beautiful picture of pigs; Photo Courtesy of Larry Petter,11-08-2013.

We have all seen the black pigs. Let us know if you have seen this white and black pig. It almost looks like a Holstein calf!
Pictures taken at the Petter property, Miller Creek Loop.

Predator Control Ongoing at Oakridge

Dogs baying a hog as trained; Photo by D.Mason, 10-29-2013.
Dogs baying a hog as trained; Photo by D.Mason, 10-29-2013.

Douglas Mason is continually trying to keep us ahead of the game with predator control here at Oakridge Ranch.  Above is a great picture of his dogs doing what they are trained to do.   Douglas caught the hogs below off Deer Field Court this week.  He has now removed more than 500 hogs removed from Oakridge Ranch during 2013 and we still have two months left in this year!

Eleven hogs in one trap on Deer Field Court; Photo by D.Mason, 10-29-2013.
Eleven hogs in one trap on Deer Field Court; Photo by D.Mason, 10-29-2013.

Below is a picture of “The Hog Whisperer” himself, Douglas Mason, having a serious conversation with some caught feral hogs.

Feral hogs conversation time with "The Hog Whisperer"; Photo courtesy of Douglas Mason, 10-29-2013.
Conversation time with “The Hog Whisperer”; Photo courtesy of Douglas Mason, 10-29-2013.