Operations Orphans, Inc. and the "Take a Child Hunting" program held the first of four whitetail doe hunts for underprivileged children Saturday, November 12. This hunt offered an opportunity for girls from area state children's homes and foster homes to hunt at local area ranches. Each girl was accompanied by a female guide or a male and female team. Seven girls' homes came to Camp Gene Ashby to participate in the hunt: Boys & Girls Country, Hockley; Methodist Children's Home Main Campus, Waco; Cherokee Home, Cherokee; Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock; Presbyterian Children's Home, Waxahachie; and, Don & Nadine Hughes Foster Home, San Angelo brought 19 girls to go deer hunting.The 19 girls harvested eight whitetail does, three spikes, one management buck, three hogs, and one aoudad for a total of 16 animals.The girls and their guides spent the day in the field at nine area ranches. Those participating were: CGJ Ranch, San Saba County; Hahn Ranch, Gillespie County; Karl Ransleben, Gillespie County; Lov Kuykendall, San Saba County; McMeans Ranch, Sutton County; Northcutt Ranch, Mason County; Operation Orphans game pasture, Mason County; Rancho Rimar, Mason County; and, Woelfel Ranch, Mason County.Individuals making sack lunches for the groups participating were: Chama Martin, Sierra Martin, Aspen Martin, Dakota Martin, Sherry Lehmberg and Joann Wimberly. Breakfast cooks were Jeff Carpenter, Eric Martinez, Chucky Martinez, Michael Jefferson, Samuel Martinez, Emanuel Martinez, Steve Jordan and Sheri Jordan.Other scheduled hunts which will be for boys are planned for November 19, December 3 and January 7. Ranches are still needed for the January hunt. If you are interested in hosting some children and would like to be a part of a worthwhile cause, please contact Jerry or Lyla Crouch, Camp supervisors, at 325-347-6745. They can answer any questions you may have. For additional information, please refer to the following website; operationorphans.org.