The Colorado County Wildlife Management Association’s (CCWMA) Banquet is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the Columbus Hall (formerly K.C. Hall) in Columbus, Texas. There will be live music from 4:00-6:30 and a full catered barbecue meal at 6:00 p.m. with free soft drinks and free beer while it lasts. Meal tickets will be $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. There is no cost to attend.
There will be card raffles for a Yeti cooler and an Argentina Dove Hunt, bucket raffles, a buck scoring contest and of course the drawing for the big raffle. There will also be vendors with merchandise for purchase. The 2020 Scholarship winners and the 2020 Whitetail Contest winners will be recognized.
Bring your WMA harvested buck mounts to be displayed and be eligible to win one of five $50 gift certificates. Make sure they can be hung for viewing. Also, bring your game cam and regular photos for the Photo Contest. This year’s guest speaker will be TJ Muir (Wildlife Damage Management Biologist with Wildlife Services) and he will discuss feral hog control.
The general public is also invited to attend this family friendly event. Proceeds from the event go to help fund future scholarships. To date, CCWMA has handed out over $130,000 in scholarships to local and/or CCWMA affiliated graduating seniors. Hope to see you there!
The annual Ice Cream Social will be held July 17th at 5 pm at the Community Center. Bring your favorite ice cream, toppings, or cookies. Watch your email, facebook, and ORWMA website for details.
Attached is the flyer for the TPWD District 7 2021 Webinar Series. All will be virtual over the lunch hour so hope you can find time to listen in. The webinars begin July 7. Below is the link to register just in case the link on the flyer does not work.
And looking down the road, the Fall Meeting (AKA the doe permit meeting) will be held September 11th at 9 am at the Community Center. Mark Lange will address the changes to the MLD program and how they affect ORWMA. Earl Fly
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Did you ever want to know about Purple Martins? Why do
the call them purple when they are not purple? When and where do they migrate?
Where do they breed? What are they know for? What do they do when approaching
their nesting site?
If you ever wanted to know about Purple Martins, come join us March 14th at 9 am at the Community Center. We will have a guest speaker to answer all your questions. We will also have coffee and donuts along with ORWMA caps and Tee shirts for sale. Hope to see you there.
Nineteen Volunteers showed up Saturday February 8th to do litter pick up on County Road 215. On the 3.1 miles from the North Gate to County Road 211 about 20 bags of trash were picked up. Donuts, kolaches, and hot coffee were provided. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The Colorado County Wildlife Management Association will be holding its Annual Spring Banquet on Saturday March 21, 2020. It will be at the Columbus Hall (formerly the K.C. Hall) in Columbus, TX. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. There will be live music from 4:00 – 6:30 with a BBQ meal starting at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation from TJ Muir on Feral Hog Control. There will be a bucket raffle, card raffles, whitetail scoring contest, game cam and photo contest, vendors, display of local trophy whitetail bucks, laser shoot for the kids, door prizes and free refreshments while they last. All Colorado County WMA members are encouraged to attend and the general public is also invited to attend this family friendly event.
Saturday morning February 8, we will meet at the Community Center at 8:30 am to do the County Road 215 clean up. We will meet up at the Community Center to get safety vests and grabbers. We will clean from the North Gate to County Road 211. As soon as we finish, we will return to the Community Center for the regular ORWMA Board meeting.
We usually meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 4 pm at the Community Center. However, this coming Sunday, February 2, is the Super Bowl. So, we will meet Saturday February 8, after the road clean up. Hopefully, we will be finished with the road clean up by 10:30 or so.All landowners are invited to the board meeting. We have a number of items to discuss, but should be finished before lunchtime. Also, will have CCWMA Raffle tickets for sale.