Operation Orphans, Inc. held its third hunt of the 2013 season Saturday, November 23rd. 41 boys from 8 child care facilities harvested 34 animals. Animals harvested were 23 whitetail does, 2 spikes, 8 bucks, and 1 hog. Area ranches hosting the hunting groups were Bloys Ranch, Kerr county; CC Davis, McCulloch, Craft Alaca, Blanco; Cripple Creek, Bandera; Karl Ransleben, Gillespie; Operation Orphans Game Pasture, Mason; Patrick Loftin, Mason; Robison Ranch, Gillespie; Tiers Place Smith Ranch, Mason; Woelfel Ranch, Mason; and YMCA Roberts Ranch, Kerr. Facilities bringing children to hunt were Methodist Home, Waco; Boys and Girls Country, Hockley; Cherokee Home, Cherokee; Kidz Harbor, Liverpool; Sweeten Home, Brownwood; Big Springs Ranch, Leakey; Foster Children’s Home, Stephenville; and Methodist Boys Ranch, Waco.
Mason Boy Scout representatives who prepared the early Saturday morning breakfast were Sammy Martinez, Michael Jefferson, and Freddie Sapien. Those preparing the sack lunches for the hunting groups to enjoy Saturday were Aspen Martin, Dakota Martin, Rae Ann Martin, Sierra Martin, Sherry Lehmberg, and June Durst. Baked goods were once again supplied by Fredericksburg Bakery and Mason Bottling Company provided soft drinks for the lunches.
The final hunt of the Operation Orphans, Inc. program this season will take place January 11, 2014. During the three hunts held previously this year, 110 boys and girls harvested 106 animals. On January 12, the Operation Orphans Inc. directors will hold a meeting where they will set the fishing and hunting dates for the 2014 season.
Those who desire more information should go to operationorphans.org or contact Camp Supervisors, Jerry and Lyla Crouch, phone: 325.347.6745.