CENTRAL FAYETTE COUNTY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT CO-OP
Norman Schultz welcomed and
thanked all in attendance
Norman Schultz introduced the
Co-op Board members and the Advisory Board members to
Norman Schultz explained the
absence of Greg Pleasant, our local wildlife biologist
who was enjoying some time off by visiting Africa.
Norman relayed the recent deer count survey results,
which indicate our deer population per 1000 acres is up
from 40.30 in 2009 to 48.92 in 2010.
Fred Wernette read the minutes of
the 2009 annual meeting. The minutes were accepted by
acclamation by the members.
Barbara Wernette read the
Treasurers report and they were accepted by acclamation
by the members.
Norman Schultz reported that three
Board positions were open but all three members, Luke
Sternadel, Gary Weishuhn, & Dale Meinardus, elected to
remain in place for another three years. Nominations
were taken from the members for any one interested in
running for the Board. Lorali Schultz nominated John
Burkland. Mr. Burkland declined to accept the
nomination. James Blamblett made a motion and Al Gross
seconded the motion to accept the Board members. The
members present accepted the motion.
Norman thanked John Hoelscher for
his cooperation and assistance in allowing our Co-op to
use Cooper Farm for its annual meeting.
Norman opened a short discussion
on the Co-op sign issue. He stated that we would begin
to charge for all replacement signs, $7, while new
members will continue to receive signs at no charge.
This situation will change as our sign inventory runs
out. At that point, the Co-op will have to buy signs
from a commercial sign manufacturer and the cost of
those signs will possibly be split 50/50 with anyone
needing either a new sign or replacement sign.
Fred Wernette introduced the
guests present, Calvin Harbaugh, Game Warden, and Scott
Willy, our County Extension Agent.
Fred Wernette explained the cost
of the TP&W newsletter. Our Co-op is expected to pay for
the printing and mailing of the publication. The
newsletter is published three times a year.
Fred Wernette relayed the cost of
both winter and summer food plots which has increased to
$1,000 a year. Fred noted that those members who plant
food plots are allowed one 50 lb bag of oats.
Fred Wernette made a plea for
sponsors of our Co-op newsletter. Presently we have two
sponsors, Heritage Realty and R T State Bank. The annual
cost to by a sponsor is $300.
Fred Wernette mentioned that our
Co-op membership is up from last year.
Fred Wernette noted the Co-op
members that passed away in 2009, Lester Goehring
who was a member since ’96 and Edward Mattingly who was
a member since ’93.
Fred Wernette mentioned that
Ginger Heath, one of our Co-op members, stated that CBS
had a short video regarding deer/car collision in the
USA. It stated that there are 3,200 deer/car collisions
a day in the USA resulting in the death of 400 people in
the last two years. West Virginia is number one in
collisions while Texas is rated as a low risk state. The
worst months for collisions are October, November, &
December. There has been a 21% increase in incidents in
the last two years.
Fred Wernette promoted the bucket
raffle, the rifle card raffle and the live auction
asking all to participate.
Norman Schultz adjourned the
Fred E Wernette,
Director / Secretary