July 2013 Newsletter

Howdy, everyone!   Please be sure to attend ORWMA’s Ice Cream Social on July 20th, 6 PM at Lynne Bigelow’s place, 1287 Oakridge Rd.   Bring your favorite homemade ice cream to share (or a topping or dessert).   ORWMA will provide the ice & salt;  we do have some buckets to put the ice cream freezers in, but if you have a bucket please bring it with you.

Our deer spotlighting census is coming up in August, here is the tentative schedule…..

Schedule for 2013 White-tail Deer Census

AUGUST is the month the annual Whitetail Deer Census is taken.  Oakridge Ranch Wildlife Management Association has provided the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Biologist this information since 1999.

Suggested dates

1.   8/10,  8:30 PM

2.   8/17,  7:30 PM

3.   8/24,  8:30 PM

4.   8/31,  8:30 PM

We will need 2 pick-ups each night that will hold 6 lawn type chairs each.  Children are welcome,  groups are welcome.  Reservations needed with Jim Trickett 979 732-2447 or 281 507 7572 cell.  Drop ins welcome and will be fitted in where possible (no guarantee w/o prior reservation – or  just a tall tail or two).  We have spotlights, but bring yours if you would like.

ORWMA submits census data to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Local Biologist in addition to the Observation Composition information.

Please fill out the herd composition form and turn it in to either Jim Trickett or me by the end of August 2013.   This info is submitted to TPWD and helps to determine our herd composition.  These herd composition forms are being mailed to you, but you may find them also on this site on the Deer tab.

September 21st, 10:AM is our Annual Fall Whitetail Deer Meeting held at Cecil Stevenson’s barn.  This is the meeting where we issue doe permits and get a few words of wisdom from our wildlife biologist, Mark Lange, about our herd composition.

Vernon Wallace is working on our Wounded Warrior Vet Hunt for this year.   It will either be the first or second weekend in December.   We’re planning on 20 vets again and will provide more details as they become available.

Come on out & join the fun!

David Mitchem, Board Chairman, White-tail Deer Group, 979-484-9240

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