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!!
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!!!!
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.
HEY EVERYONE! Don’t forget about the annual ORWMA Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 7 at Lynn Bigelow’s residence, 1287 Oakridge Rd. It starts at 6:PM… bring a freezer of your favorite home made ice cream to share with everyone (or store bought if you prefer), ORWMA will provide tubs and ice to keep it cold. Also bring any toppings you may like. In lieu of ice cream bring cookies or another dessert of your choice. No one has been keep count, but we think this is our 12th annual ice cream social.
Just a reminder folks, Colorado County Commissioners Court has declared a county wide burn ban and fireworks ban. So please, no outdoor fires or fireworks. More info can be found on the Colorado County web site.
Our 2018 Winter Birding Census will be held on Saturday & Sunday, the 3rd & 4th of February, 2018. Participants can bird either morning they wish. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Amy Hardy, ORWMA Birding Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Birding Census will conclude with a lunch at the Hardy home on Sunday, Feb 4th.
We hope everyone will consider participating! Bird counts are generally done at daybreak when the birds are most active. Simply walk your property and use the attached bird list to write down how many you see of each species. Turn your completed list(s) in to Amy via email or take them to the lunch on Sunday, the 4th. Grab a cup of coffee, bottle of water, your binoculars & cameras and hit the fields and woods of Oakridge Ranch.