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Local wildlife association plans first banquet
FLORESVILLE -- The Wilson County Wildlife Management Association (WCWMA) will hold its first banquet Thursday, May 16, from 6-9 p.m. This event will take place at the Floresville Event Center, located at 600 Hwy 97 W. in Floresville. The association invites existing members and anyone interested in the organization to attend. Children are also welcome.
The WCWMA is a local, nonprofit organization with the goal of improving wildlife habitat and wildlife populations in Wilson County for the benefit of current and future generations. Property ownership is not required to join and both hunters and nonhunters alike are welcome. Individual membership dues start at $25 annually with lifetime and couple membership options available. Dues are used to cover the costs of presentations, workshops, field days, and other events put on for the benefit of members.
The banquet will kick off with a social hour at 6 p.m. Beverages will be available for purchase. Dinner and the annual meeting will commence by 7 p.m. Tickets for a delicious barbecue dinner will be available at the door. The cost is $10 for WCWMA members, and $15 for nonmembers. Guest speaker Josh Turner, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist for DeWitt and Goliad counties, will provide the evening’s entertainment. He will discuss “The Benefits of a County-Wide Wildlife Management Association.”
Information booths and representatives will also be available to answer questions and distribute information from groups including the Natural Resource Conservation Service, AgriLife Extension, AgriLife Feral Pig Management Project, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, San Antonio River Authority, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Additionally, sponsor booths and displays will be present for the enjoyment of attendees.
The association requests that interested attendees RSVP by Thursday, May 9, by calling Rhonda Williamson at 830-393-2432, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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