LAKE IVIE - The Colorado River Municipal Water District hosted its second deer hunt of the 2017/2018 season on January 13 for kids from a Texas Children's Ranch.

LAKE IVIE - The Colorado River Municipal Water District hosted its second deer hunt of the 2017/2018 season on January 13 for kids from a Texas Children’s Ranch.

An anonymous donor from Nebraska, donated several gift cards for the four girls who participated in the hunt.

Each child received a participation gift card, plus awards were given for the best marksman, biggest (weight) doe, biggest (weight) spike and two luck of the draw prizes.

The biggest doe was awarded to youth hunter Mary (guided by Monica Minzenmeyer), with a doe field dress weight of 63 pounds. Youth hunter Taheen won the biggest spike award (based on weight). The luck of the draw prize went to youth hunter Haley.

Throughout the hunt, all were blessed with great food. The Saturday morning breakfast was provided by David and Vicky Stewart of Rockwood, who also furnished soft drinks for the hunt. Saturday lunch was provided by the Concho Park Marina, also of Lake Ivie. After lunch, everyone enjoyed homemade cookies baked by Noreen Jamison of Voss, and brownies by Carrol Sessom, of Lake Ivie, and Monica Minzenmeyer of Rowena. Debra Halfmann of Lake Ivie fed the group a spaghetti dish for the Saturday evening meal. The group was treated to Sunday morning breakfast by Elm Creek Village, of Lake Ivie, returning home.

A question and answer program was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens Jacob Crumpton of Concho County and Cameron Ramsey of Runnels

County.

Those assisting as hunting guides where Carol Sessom of Lake Ivie, Monica Minzenmyer of Rowena, Debra Halfmann of Lake Ivie, and Joel from the Children’s

Home. Chris Grimes of Ballinger also came out Saturday morning and assisted in the processing of deer harvested after the morning hunt.

Deer corn was provided by the Coleman Grain Inc. of Coleman, Ballinger Shopping Basket (IGA) and Ballinger Feed and Seed.