Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What to do when you aren't hunting

Social Activities
Typically the hunters in Campo Ramona hunt every other weekend, usually leaving on Thursday and return home on Sunday. We start the season in early October, the August/September heat is too much unless you stay in Mexicali at a hotel or have a super air conditioning system in camp. We email each other to coordinate activities and food, we typically have meals together alternating homes.

We have 3 events a year, two during the season and one just after the end of the season.
  • First we have a Christmas dinner during the week between Christmas and New Years, for the owners of the camp, Ramona, her children and grandchildren. We bring them gifts, candy, fruit and more, which everyone chips in for.
  • The second is President’s weekend, we have BBQ ribs dinner after our annual skeet shooting contest. Many wives and children join us in these 2 events.
  • The third one is Darryll’s Fishing Derby which has been held for more than 30 years and is for guys only. For 3 days we feast on excellent food and drink, we hit golf balls trying... to hit a boat anchored about 90 yards away across the river, winners take several pots a day. There are always poker games going on and on one day we have our big Texas Hold’em poker tournament with cash prizes for last 3 players. We usually wrap things up with a horseshoe contest. The Derby happens about one month after the season... normally in April.