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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MLD Season Clarification

CCWMA Members,

I have had several emails and a few calls about what I believe is misunderstanding the end of the third paragraph in the attachment I sent yesterday.  The misunderstanding is that MLD season would be reduced to 4 days.

To be clear on the proposed regulation change:

MLD Season for members receiving doe tags from TPWD would NOT change, you would still have from the beginning of archery season until the end of February to harvest doe by any legal means with MLD tags.  So nothing would change on MLD properties. 

This regulation is proposing a season for NON-MLD properties (properties that do not get doe tags) to be able to harvest doe with a rifle from Thanksgiving day thru the following Sunday (4 days) and tag them off their regular hunting license.  If a hunter had harvested a doe during archery season and tagged it off their hunting license they could only harvest 1 additional doe during doe days.  If they harvested two during archery season, they could not harvest any during doe days.  The limit all seasons combined for NON-MLD properties would be 2 doe per hunting license in the county.  It is also proposed that any doe harvested during those 4 days would have to be reported via a harvest app on their phone within a certain time frame so that we can gauge how many doe are being harvested outside MLD reporting. 

I hope this clears up the confusion and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mark Lange

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife Biologist

Colorado/Austin Counties

1117 Travis St.

Columbus, TX 78934

Office-979-732-3458

Cell-979-484-2583

Fax-979-732-2997

CCWMA Members

CCWMA Members,

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT SCOPING MEETING ON THE PROPOSED DOE DAY REGULATION HAS CHANGED TO DECEMBER 18TH 6:30 PM AT THE EMS BUILDING IN COLUMBUS. 

As rifle season nears please remember to get all bucks scored and try to save all heads for CWD testing. 

Many thanks, good luck and stay safe. 

 

Mark Lange

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife Biologist

Colorado/Austin Counties

1117 Travis St.

Columbus, TX 78934

Office-979-732-3458

Cell-979-484-2583

Fax-979-732-2997

Annual Deer Spotlight Census

To all Oakridge Landowners,

Time again for taking a census of the Whitetail Deer within the subdivision.  Most Saturdays in August will be used again this year.  We will begin a little earlier this year and need to gather before 8:15pm.  At this time I need to have volunteers of PickUPs.  Will need 2 each night. If you have a family or friends that will fill a portion of your PU, let me know that as we will have some who will be wanting to ride & count.  We normally have 4 to 6 spotters in each PU bed.

Be sure to fill out your Observation Sheets during August and if you don’t have one, I can send you a copy.

SPOTLIGHT DATES : Dates are 8/4, 8/18, 8/25  with alternate dates of 8/11 and 8/31.

The 8/4 has already been filled with a family Reunion and with both PUs.  We will still have a little wine and snacks on ALL spotlight nights for ALL who just want to sit out in cool evening while the Spot Light is being done.

CURRENT NEED: 2 Pick-ups for the nights of 8/18 and 8/25.  Let me know!!!!

Stand-by Pick-ups for 8/11 and 8/35.

Carolyn and Jim Trickett

979 732-2447

Deer Herd Composition/Incidental Observation Forms

For all property owners…Please remember to get a copy of the Herd Composition form, fill it out during the month of August and get it to Jim Trickett or another board member by August 31st.  We must input this data into the TPWD website, this helps us to get doe permits.