President’s Message, August 2013

Last month’s Ice Cream Social was a huge success.  Those who attended, about 60, were delighted with the flavor selection presented: vanilla, banana walnut, margarita, chocolate peppermint, avocado lime, lemon basil, Muscadine, jalapeno flavor, and root beer floats.  You had to try them to experience them! 

Many thanks to Jean Herring for organizing the event and thanks to Lynne Bigelow for being such a gracious host! 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Our Annual Fall Meeting will be September 21st, 10:00 AM, at Cecil Stevenson’s barn.  At this time, we will issue doe permits.  We will also have the entry forms for the Colorado County Whitetail Contest.  David Mitchem will announce our own Oakridge Whitetail Contest.  Annual dues will be collected and membership forms will be available to fill out as we update our records. 

Hummingbird Census in Oakridge Ranch August 27th through September 2nd, 2013:  Please count the number of each hummingbird species you see on your property during this week.  Take pictures also!  Send all data and pictures to “Attention: Birding” at oakridgeranchwma@gmail.com by September 5th.  A recipe for hummingbird food is on the Birding tab on the ORWMA website.   

IN THE WORKS:
Our August Deer Census is currently in progress.  The remaining dates are August 24 & 31 at 8:30 PM.  This census will determine the amount of doe permits Oakridge Ranch is eligible for. 

We also need your herd composition form filled out for us to present to our Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist Mark Lange. Deadline is September 1st for the composition form; please return these to David Mitchem or Jim Trickett by that date.  [These forms were mailed to all property owners and the form is also available on the ORWMA website on the Deer group tab.] 

This year our Annual Wounded Warrior Hunt will be December 14th and 15th. Join us as we start preparation for this annual event!  Details to follow. 

We are always excited to hear your comments – – – we are hopeful that the varieties of articles we present interest all landowners in Oakridge Ranch.

Check out our website:   http://orwma.org

Larry Petter, President-ORWMA

 

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