Announcements

WORK DAYS!

Thanks to all who attended, or will attend a work day.  Per the Bylaws, we ask that every member attend at least one of them.  They are scheduled on different days and on different properties throughout May – September.  Work days are typically held two different times on a property so you have the pick as to which one you want to go to.  It does not need to be your property…just any work day.   While it benefits both you and the Club to have you attend a work day (the Saturday of the work weekend), you also have the option to Opt Out altogether and simply pay a small fee to the club that is used for numerous things.  Be sure to sign in if attending to receive credit.  Signing in is mandatory to receive credit.  Be prepared to meet your member land manager, other fellow members, and to roll up your sleeves and contribute for the collective good while having a good ole time!  Although it can vary depending on the needs, it can include working on the camp, mowing, putting up or mending gates, painting boundaries with purple paint, cutting paths (limbs and undergrowth – never trunks), road work, trash clean up, and sometimes, going to another close by property to lend a hand.    We always meet in camp at 9 am, sign in, obtain assignments, and get to work.   This is not meant for you to work in your area during this time.  However, after the work is done, you may feel free to go work in your own areas as you wish. 

If you cannot make it in the Spring, you still can make a Fall work day, or simply OPT OUT for a small fee on the website and receive credit that way.   Contributions are used for expenses, so either is helpful.  You must do one or the other to remain in good standing for the balance of the year, so if you have not attended the Spring or Fall work day, pay your opt out fee to stay in good standing.  Unfortunately, members not in good standing are not eligible to utilize the club, so please take care of it, as our other members do.  Many thanks!

 

ATTENTION – CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND EXCESSIVE RAINS!

SPRING WORKDAYS FOR THE 2024-2025 MEMBERSHIP YEAR ARE TENTATIVELY AS FOLLOWS

(Please verify they have not changed prior to planning your work day visit):

  • 1815 – May 18, 2024 – 9 am
  • 2100 – June 8, 2024 – 9 am
  • 556 and 428 and 150 – June 14, 2024.  9 am  *Please meet on the 556 this year. Some will go to the 428 or 150.
  • 800 – June 15, 2024 – 9 am

To receive credit, you must sign in on the work day sheet unless you attended an audit cleanup already, for which we have a record.   Also, please also bring any equipment and/or tools that you may think would be useful, such as (but not limited to) mowers, fence tools, purple spray paint, garbage bags, machetes, tractors if you wish, etc.  Anything to cut, fix, mow, repair or build with.  Feel free to coordinate it with your land manager.  After you are finished with the collective work for the club, feel free to work in your own areas if you want.  Thanks!  

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ANNOUCEMENT FROM LAND OWNER – 11.17.23

We have been notified that there will be forest management contractors on all properties at some period from October 1, 2023 thru May 31, 2024.  We will have contractors performing various types of jobs.  These jobs could range from chemical spraying by land and by air, prescribed burns, fertilization, seedling planting, and inventory to name a few.  Please inform your lease members that these contractors will be present.  It is also a possibility that chemicals will be sprayed by helicopter / plane or by ground on your lease property.   Please have your lease members stay out of the sprayed areas until all chemicals have completely dried.

Contractors may be on the property doing seedling planting.  Please inform your lease members that any damage to seedlings or any trees whether mowed, chopped, trimmed, etc. will result in a fine issued to the lease.  (see below)

If you or your lease members have stands or feeders in a clearcut area, please remove these items to the edge of the clearcut.  If you have food plots or shooting lanes in this area, please remember these are not permanent and once planted you DO NOT have permission to reestablish these areas.

Please tell your lease members not to interfere with our contractors as they perform their duties and to keep an eye out for the contractors to prevent any safety issues.

Timber Damage Policies:

  • *The destruction of timber of any age is strictly forbidden without the expressed written permission from TTG.
  • *Damages to trees will be assessed and a fine based on $3,000.00 per acre or at the discretion of the Licensor will be charged to the Licensee. Licensee will have 30 days to make payment. Failure to pay for damages will result in the cancellation of your License.
  • *Licensees that continue to cause damage to trees on the premises will result in the cancellation of the License without a refund of the Licensee’s fee.
  • *Landowner will make a reasonable effort not to damage a Licensee’s property during forest management and other operations and will not be responsible for any damage. To ensure blinds, stands, feeders or other property are not inadvertently damaged, members should remove their property when they are finished using it.

 

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IF THE ROADS ARE ‘SATURATED’ FROM RAIN, PLEASE GIVE THEM TIME TO DRY BEFORE DRIVING ON THEM IF YOU CAN HELP IT, TO PREVENT THE CREATION OF RUTS.  THANKS!

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WHEN APPLICABLE – DON’T FORGET TO PAY  YOUR OPT OUT FEES TO STAY IN GOOD STANDING.  THANK YOU!

(GO TO MAKE A PAYMENT).

 

 

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Please always stay aware of the burn bands.  When there is not a burn ban, we ask that you still act responsibly, as the land owners prefer to minimize chances of fires.

[**We must contact the land owner to find out if this has been lifted.  As such, unless you have other confirmation, please do not have fires.]   The ban info we received this summer read as follows:

To all lease members, family and guest: BURN BANDS ON ALL PROPERTIES!

Fires of any type and in any location are prohibited during this excessively dry time.

Prolonged drought and low humidity have resulted in high fire danger conditions and recent implementation of burn bans throughout east Texas.  While weather changes, these conditions, make it difficult to contain wildfires throughout east Texas and on the our property at a time when Texas Forest Service fire crews will be tasked with controlling an escalating number of wildfires across the state.

As a result of these conditions, there is a no-open-flame policy and a no fireworks policy being enforced effective immediately on all properties until further notice.  The land owner is taking a  zero tolerance approach to enforcing these policies with anyone in violation that is on the property.  For those that don’t understand the risk we currently face, in 2011, under similar climatic conditions, a single spark from a faulty wheel bearing resulted in a wildfire that burned 20,000 acres of east Texas timberlands.

Please increase vigilance in our club regarding smoke signatures and patrol the property throughout the upcoming months to make sure there are no fireworks, cigarette butts, or fires on the property and rapidly identify and respond to any lightning caused fires as weather systems move through the area.  Report any violations, or concerns to Susan immediately at 817-805-2217, or Robert at 817-559-3015, and the land manager as well!

It is critical that we understand the seriousness of current fire conditions and our commitment to limiting any risk.

Thank you for your attention to this critical matter.

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WE ARE GROWING!   BUCKDADDYS WELCOMES OUR NEWEST PROPERTY – THE 800! COME OUT FOR A VISIT!

Please welcome our newest property to the Club  – the 800!  It sits in Newton County, Texas, and boasts what we have seen to be excellent woods and abundant wildlife!  The land manager for this newly acquired property will be Robert, our President, as we work to getting it acclimated to the BuckDaddys way.  We filled it in a matter of days, which shows how high demand is.  We will continue to look for additional properties to grow our club, and your choices!  Maps and Directions coming soon!

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FOR ANY MEMBER WHO HAS OR IS PLANNING ON USING UTILITIES ON PROPERTIES THAT OFFER THEM – PLEASE HAVE YOUR ACCOUNTS PAID TO THE MEMBER MANAGERS WHO MANAGE THEM by 5/1 of each year.  They will run on the same schedule as our membership years do, however, they are still managed by the designated point person on each property.
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IF YOU SEE A ROAD THAT HAS BEEN RECENTLY GRADED, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ON IT IF IT IS SOFT.  THE CLUB COULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY DRIVING ON NEWLY WORKED ON ROADS.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR L AND MANAGER, AND IF YOU CANNOT REACH THEM, THEN SUSAN OR ROBERT.  THANK YOU!

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As a Reminder…..

MUST SIGN IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT MAILBOX, AND OUT WHEN YOU GO HOME.

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE’S SAFTEY!  THANK YOU!

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Please do not walk around in the woods during deer season unless it is for the purpose of going to or from your stands.

1) Its simply unsafe.

2) It disrupts other member’s hunting efforts.

Be courteous and respect each and every member’s hunting efforts!

Thanks for your Cooperation!

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ALL MEMBERS MUST BE SET UP BY 9/15 – NO EXCEPTIONS!  

IF YOU HAVE MISSED THIS DEADLINE, YOU MAY HUNT BUT IT MUST BE PORTABLE. 

REMINDER TO OUR MEMBERS!

1.  BuckDaddys has a NO LOADED GUNS POLICY IN CAMP.  THAT MEANS, NO SHOOTING OF FIREARMS IN CAMP, OR NOT IN THE ACT OF HUNTING WHILE OUTSIDE OF CAMP.  VIOLATORS WILL BE INVESTIGATED AND IF DETERMINED VIOLATING THIS RULE, IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. 2.  Always carry your membership cards. You might be asked to produce it. 3.  Sign in and out each time you enter and exit the property.  This is for everyone’s use – so we know who is out there with you! 4.  Please remember to be courteous to your fellow members and their hunting efforts.  Be courteous around camp and while on property.  Respect each other’s efforts, and belongings.  Do not disrupt a person’s hunt.  Also, never take anything, in camp or anywhere on club-property that is not yours.  Violations are considered serious infractions and will not be tolerated.  While we don’t normally have issues with this, we wanted to reiterate this policy. 5. Please keep non-hunting pets inside your campers or at home.  Pets tend, by nature, to mark and protect their territories and may appear aggressive towards non-family members even when they are just acting typically.  But we are a family-friendly environment and while we love our furry friends, we do not want our children, guests, or fellow BuckDaddys to be uncomfortable, annoyed by them, or scared of them.  If you are bringing any dog to camp, they must remain kenneled or caged while in camp or on property if not hunting.  Remember to call your land manager in advance of any hunting with dogs. 6.  Please remember to make sure any fires are completely out before you turn in for the night!  Be sure to check burn bans in your county as well to ensure they are legal. 7.  Always please drive slowly on club grounds. We have children, recreational vehicles, and people on foot that are on the same roads as you are, and we don’t want to see who wins.  Please exercise safety. 8.  Remember to wear your hunter orange while hunting, during deer season.  Its the law! 9.  Remember, no guests are allowed on property without BuckDaddys granting permission.  This protects our club and minimizes exposure and liability!  It also ensures that if they hunt, they agree in writing to our Bylaws.  Violations of this policy are taken very seriously. 10.  Make sure all camp fires are extinguished before retiring for the night. Have a great, safe and successful time!