ORWMA Happenings and Dates

1. Deer spotlighting is every Saturday night in August. Meet at the community center at 8:30 pm if you wish to participate. 

2.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you fill out your deer census and turn it into Jerry.  If you don’t, your doe permits could be in jeopardy.  VERY IMPORTANT!!! Attached is Mark Lange’s letter to all the WMA,s, but we made it specific to Oakridge. The second document is the herd composition form and instructions.

3. The fall meeting (doe permit meeting) is September 11, 2021 at 9:00 am at the community center with Mark Lange.

4. The next ORWMA meeting is September 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the community center.5. The Texas youth hunt is November 19-21.  If you wish to donate a stand, get with Vernon vwallace@satyainc.com or Keith kpete7777@gmail.com.  Saturday night will be a dinner and the ranch is invited.  Please bring a side dish or dessert.  The meats will be brisket and sausage.  Also, the kids need something to do on Saturday so if you wish to allow fishing at your pond, please let Vernon know.

LAST CALL DOE TAGS – JUNE 14

If you are planning on taking a doe with an MLD permit, note the deadline for creating your account in the Land Management Assistance (LMA) database is June 14. Payment is due before October 1.  If you have any questions call or e-mail Mark Lange as listed below.

Earl Fly

President

ORWMA

Oakridge Ranch Wildlife Management Association

Mark Lang

mark.lange@tpwd.texas.gov

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife Biologist

Colorado/Austin Counties

1117 Travis Street

Columbus, TX 78934

Office 979-732-3458

Cell-979-484-2583

Fax-979-732-2997

2021 Fish Fry and Crawfish Boil

THANK YOU OAKRIDGE

The 2021 fish fry/crawfish boil gathering was a great success. Hats off to the chefs that stepped up to help cook and serve food and those who set up and cleaned up. Thanks to all who brought desserts and everyone who enjoyed their meal. We raised $410 and 315 pounds of food for the Columbus Food Pantry. Again, a big thank you to our giving community.

Mark Lange with Texas Parks and Wildlife put on a presentation to landowners regarding the doe tags/hunting rules for the upcoming deer season. If you were not present you need to send your Name, email address, and Section # and Tract # to Mark Lange at mark.lange@tpwd.texas.gov as soon as possible.

Mark has received information for 47 properties and all 47 have a property created in LMA. 13 of those have done everything on their end and are all set up. 3 more have accepted the landowner invite but not the WMA invite yet. Mark says the mapping was easy with the uniformity of properties and that most had clearly visible boundaries. Mark says he had zero problems with the LMA mapping. Mark asks that everyone follow through so we can move along with the process.

Once again, a big thank you to everybody.

Earl Fly

ORWMA President

2020 Doe Permit Meeting

The annual Doe Permit Meeting will be September 19 at 6:30 pm at the Community Center. Annual Dues of $20 and Participation Fee of $20 must both be current.

Herd Count 2020

Reminder: Herd Composition Counts need to be submitted to Jerry Rogers no later than September 1st. Please remember to add up the total number of bucks, doe, and fawns seen and include your name.  Jerry will compile this information and forward to Mark Lange.

Deer Season 2020

Herd Composition Counts:  You should be nearing the end of your August Herd Composition Counts.  These need to be submitted to Jerry Rogers no later than September 1st. Jerry says you can hand them to him in person, put them in his mail box (1128 Star Ridge) or you can email them to Jerry at jerry.rogers@mcdermott.com. Please remember to add up the total number of bucks, doe, and fawns seen and include your name.  Jerry will compile this information and forward to Mark Lange.

Meeting Update & Annual Dues: Permits will be issued near the end of September. The date is still to be determined. In order to receive a doe permit, annual dues of $20 must be current. Also, there is a $20 participation fee.

2020 Alvin Emmel Memorial Whitetail Contest:  As we all daydream about cooler temperatures, don’t forget to daydream about that buck that no one has seen.  The one (or more) that get shot every year that we hear about and sometimes score while hearing from the hunter, “I wish I’d have signed up for the contest.”  Don’t be that guy or gal, attached is the 2020 contest form.  As always, you can also sign up online at https://ccwma.org/payment-center/.Thanks you for your continued cooperation on the MLD program, support of CCWMA, and interest in our native resources.  Looking forward to another rewarding season.