The Fox Ridge news letter in case you missed it.
Fox Ridge Hunters:
Merry Christmas, and happy New Year from the Kamke families, and a big “thank you” for being members here at Fox Ridge. We always enjoy your business, but it is the friendship that we treasure the most. This club would not be the same without the great members that we have and we sincerely appreciate having you here as part of our Family.
With the wet planting season and summer the milo in some of the fields is going to be very poor. Others are good and the grass is good everywhere until it gets snow which could be anytime. This might also affect how many hunters we can accommodate per day.
It certainly has been warm again this fall and the fields were some of the best cover we have had in a while. With two weekends left before our Christmas holiday we hope the snow holds off just a little bit longer to keep these great hunting conditions.
December 23rd through the 26th will be our family holiday with no bird releases on those days. You can hunt for strays as the lounge and cleaning room will still be open, and we will be releasing birds again the 27th, so call to make those appointments as soon as you can. (remember at least a 3 day notice preferred)
The Whitetails Unlimited Youth Pheasant hunt was a great success again this year. We had 11 hunters this year and there was plenty of enjoyment and success. It is a great opportunity for our local hunter safety graduates so we would like to say thanks to our local chapter for sponsoring the hunt, and all of the volunteers who ran dogs or helped with the kids.
Deer season was a lot of fun again this year. Even with the less than favorable weather we were able to harvest 23 deer off the farm. Four very nice bucks, many more were seen, and several smaller bucks were passed up to let them grow for next season. There were even a few nice ones that made it passed us and were spotted during and after the rifle season had ended.
We still have about 900 extra pheasants at $17 each. Our current numbers should be enough for the season. We will try to get more as needed if available. You can watch the website to check availability.
Don't forget the additional charges per bird released starts at the beginning of the New Year. One dollar in January, two dollars in February, and three dollars in March for each bird released, even membership birds.
We will probably be sending out renewal notices right after March 17th. Expect to hear from us again at that time. Hope to see you soon. Please give us a call, at least three days ahead, and we will get those birds out for you as the season nears the end. From all of us at Fox Ridge we hope you have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.
Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year,
Bill, Kathy, Mike, Kim, Alex, and Donovan
This year we will be hosting the Karl Zeitler Memorial Hunt. It is a fun trial held here on the farm April 7th. You can find more information on their facebook page, or a quick google search for Karl Zeitler Memorial Hunt. They will update the times and location as we get closer to the date.