Deer Spotlighting will start on July 31, 2021 at 8:30 pm at the community center.
Also attached is the deer census forms and instructions and letter from Mark Lange pertaining to the hunting season.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Below is a note from Jim Trickett regarding our Individual Landowners’ Observation data. Also attached is the required Landowner Individual August Census form…….or you can use Jim’s shortened version attached above.
“The Observation data is needed to finish the survey. It needs to be turned in as soon as possible [Sept. 1st]. The survey sheets you have should be tallied and that data passed along to me. The sheets can be placed in my mailbox – 1278 Oakridge Road – the green address sign is close to the mailbox, but not on it.
If you would prefer, I will accept the data you have added up and averaged at bottom of the sheet. Below is a form you can fill in the data and email by return email to email@example.com. So either bring the sheets to my mailbox or send back the summarized data sheet below [via email].
With this data, I think I can furnish the data sheet for Oakridge [to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department biologists as required for our MLD].”
Oakridge Ranch MLD August Whitetail Census Facilitator
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ORWMA will be hosting our Annual Whitetail Deer Spotlight Census in August this year. The census dates are as follows:
1. Sat – Aug 12: We will gather at 7:15PM. The trucks will be on the start line at 8:PM. Anyone who does not ride in one of the trucks may stay and visit while trucks are out.
2. Sat – Aug 19: There may be a spot or two still available in one of the pick-up trucks for counting, but come on anyway and just sit and talk.
3. Friday – Aug 25: Gather at 7:15PM. Trucks on start line at 8:PM. Visit while trucks are out if you’re not counting.
The numbers are added to the individual landowner totals and turned in on September 1st to our TPWD Wildlife Biologist. These numbers help determine the number of doe tags Oakridge Ranch Wildlife Management Association receives for the upcoming Whitetail Deer Season.
We will meet at the Trickett’s house, 1278 Oakridge Rd. You may bring a beverage and/or snack of your choice.
Please contact Jim Trickett if you would like to drive or participate in the count. Jim’s number is 281-507-7572.
Please print the attached form for your Individual Count: LandownerIndividualDeerCensusForm_2017
COME JOIN the FUN! ORWMA’s annual deer spotlight survey has begun. It’s happening most Friday or Saturday nights in August. Join your neighbors to help count the deer and spend time visiting with your neighbors. Starting point for the count is at the Trickett’s home. Contact Jim Trickett for information & times: 979-732-2447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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