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2011-2012 BYLAWS
BUCKDADDYS HUNTING CLUB

BuckDaddys Hunting Club (also called “BuckDaddys” or “BuckDaddys Lofty Pines Hunting Club”) is an Outdoor Recreational Club that offers memberships to persons who wish to access club grounds for outdoor recreational use, including but not limited to camping, four-wheeling, and hunting.  BuckDaddys memberships provide its members access to leased acreage in which members may independently camp, hike, four-wheel, fish and hunt, and teach youth how to preserve wildlife, appreciate natural resources, enjoy the woods, experience the outdoors, and foster a love for the sport of hunting for generations to come, among other things.  BuckDaddys further promotes and fosters a general and continued movement for conservation of wildlife and natural resources as well as sportsmanlike methods of hunting, fishing, trapping, and outdoor living, while respecting landowners and the properties of others.  BuckDaddys is a family friendly club that welcomes and encourages its members to include their spouses and children in their outdoor recreational activities of their choosing.

CLUB GROUNDS.  BuckDaddys consists of several non-adjoining leased tracts of property totaling approximately 8,000 acres in Sabine, Tyler, Shelby and Nacogdoches Counties in the lofty pine country of East Texas.  Each year BuckDaddys offers varying amounts of acreage with varying amounts of topography to its members based on leases and private arrangements with landowners which may change from time to time due to factors both in and out of its control.  If a property does not fund fully as anticipated, it is in BuckDaddys sole discretion as to whether it will keep the property open or not.  If BuckDaddys chooses to close a property for any reason, at its sole discretion, the member who has paid in full at the time of the decision will be given the choice to move to another property (if available) or receive a refund, less any convenience fees and credit card company fees paid by BuckDaddys.  If a member is not paid in full at the time of the decision, the partial payment received is considered a deposit which is non-refundable.  It is and remains BuckDaddys’ goal to keep properties it has whenever in the best interest of the membership or BuckDaddys, and continue to acquire new acreage for its members as viable opportunities present themselves and BuckDaddys’ resources permit, at its sole discretion.  Members are assigned to specific properties and possibly regions within each property, but are able to utilize all of BuckDaddys club grounds during non-prime hunting seasons (February 1st - March 30th and April 1 – September 14th (when renewed))  for their recreational enjoyment, including camping and hunting turkey, dove, squirrel, and other feral non-protected wildlife such as hogs.  During prime hunting season (November – January) and for a period of time leading up to prime hunting season (September 15th - October), members are  asked to visit only their assigned property for camping and/or other hunting-related activities, including but not limited to working their areas in preparation of and for deer season.  This gives members an opportunity to access, sample and enjoy all of BuckDaddys grounds and should they desire, request to move to another property of choice for the next year, yet still preserve the integrity of other member’s efforts to cultivate and hunt their exclusive hunting areas during peak times should they chose to participate in deer hunting.  BuckDaddys strives to honor all member move requests but cannot guarantee availability on other properties.  BuckDaddys does not sublease its property but instead makes all of its land, whether leased or owned, available to its members to enjoy.

MEMBERSHIP.   BuckDaddys' membership year runs from April 1st through March 31st and is an annual membership that requires renewal from year to year.  Members and new applicants are required to follow BuckDaddys’ current enrollment procedure to apply or re-apply.  Enrollment procedures are announced on the website in December or January for each upcoming membership year.  It is the responsibility of the member to visit BuckDaddys’ website at www.buckdaddyshuntingclub.com to stay apprised of announcements, enrollment information, procedures, and deadlines throughout the year.  Not doing so may effect a member’s property assignment and/or their membership status for the upcoming year.  Once enrollment dates are posted, BuckDaddys encourages each member to act as soon as possible to secure their membership for next year, as space fluctuates and is limited.  Current members will always be given first opportunity to retain their membership spots before it opened to new members.

BuckDaddys’ members agree to:

         Use every precaution to protect wildlife, timber, trees, forest products and Campbell Group property from poaching, theft, fire, trash dumping, or other damage.

        Protect Campbell Group roads during non-hunting season and to prohibit their abuse and limit traffic during wet weather as much as possible.

        Assume responsibility and to pay for any living trees, living timber or other live forest products that may be cut, used, damaged, burned and/or removed from the club grounds or lease by a member.

        Comply, and require compliance by each member and all persons/guests to whom recreational privileges shall be extended with all laws, rules and regulations existing or hereafter enacted by any county, state or federal authority including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing, and game laws.

         Stay in compliance with the landowners and/or Crown Timber‘s policies at all time. 

         Stay in compliance with BuckDaddys bylaws, club rules, and all game, state and federal laws.

       Not encroach on another member's stand or hunting area and/or act disrespectfully or in a threatening manner, (words, gestures, and/or touching) to members or neighbors, or display a disregard for the hunting effort, respect, safety and welfare of other members and/or guests, club grounds and club neighbors.

        Not cause harm to BuckDaddys, including but not limited to verbal harm, physical harm, or financial harm.

        Never carry a loaded weapon in camp, level a weapon at another member, and never hunt or shoot while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

       Never hunt or shoot within 50 yards of any road, discharge a firearm across any road, hunt or shoot within 150 yards of a dwelling, or shoot into an adjacent property.

       Respect and protect ALL property regardless of whether it is another member’s property or not, or on BuckDaddys club grounds or not.

        Make every possible effort to protect club grounds and the landowner’s property from fire, theft, and all forms of damage.

        Report all violations, incidents and (possible or actual) trespassers to BuckDaddys immediately.

        Act as good neighbors to all local citizens.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP PROCESS/ANNUAL ENROLLMENT:  It is BuckDaddys goal to retain members and attract new members.  In an effort to make the outdoor experience affordable and accessible to as many families as possible, BuckDaddys strives to keep its base rates as low as possible and definitely one of the lowest around.

Each December BuckDaddys will announce its membership rates and enrollment dates for the upcoming membership year on its website.    Charges above the base rates may apply to members if they wish to use a BuckDaddys feeder or stand for their personal use (when available), keep a camper or trailer on property past March 14th and before September 1st, use utilities through a member run utility co-op on a property that offers them, or opt out of participating in one mandatory member work weekend.  BuckDaddys memberships are issued annually and are valid only when processed through BuckDaddys’ main office at 215 Oak Creek Circle, Springtown, TX 76082.  Land Managers are not permitted to collect funds, bylaws, issue memberships cards or make any decision relating to the status of a membership. 

Each membership entitles the member and the member's spouse and all dependant children under 18 years of age use of BuckDaddys club grounds for their outdoor recreational activities (including but not limited to hunting) during the membership year.  Spouses and children of members must be accompanied by the member when on club grounds.  Members, spouses and children of members will  be issued separate membership cards which must be carried on them at all times while on BuckDaddys’ property.  Spouses and children of members are permitted to fill their tags if on a non-LAMPS property or hunt under LAMPS if on a LAMPS property according to permits issued.

Dues must be paid in-full by April 1st of each year.  If a member or new applicant submits a deposit to purchase a spot, the balance remaining must be paid by April 1st to avoid loss of deposit and membership.  Deposits made by a member or new applicant to hold a spot are non-refundable once processed, as BuckDaddys has taken that spot off the market.  If a new applicant submits an application and payment, and it is before January 30, 2011, they may withdraw their application and payment if submitted in writing (via email to info@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com) before January 30, 2011.  If a withdraw is requested, BuckDaddys will send applicant written confirmation by email that the withdraw was received prior to January 30, 2011, and will further serve as proof that the request was successfully and timely transmitted to and received by BuckDaddys.  In cases of dispute, this confirmation will constitute valid proof.

Applicants and/or members who turn in complete applications that are approved by BuckDaddys will be granted membership on a first come first serve basis, space permitting, and once accepted and paid, is binding upon BuckDaddys and the member for the membership year paid.  Current members who do not renew in January are subject to having their markers removed up to 4 weeks prior to the end of the membership year if not renewed by March 1 based on their untimely renewal and in anticipation of their hunting area becoming available to new members.  Applications are complete when the application is accompanied with full payment.  Although not typical, if space remains available after general enrollment closes, BuckDaddys will continue to fill open slots until it reaches full capacity.

Each member or family who is granted membership will receive a welcome packet which includes a non-transferable membership card for each family member, a car sticker, a camper sticker, 2 stand stickers and a welcome letter.  If a member receives their membership  cards, then requests a property assignment change after the fact - it could be honored as long as 1) it was an existing property at the time membership was requested; 2) there is space; and 3) they pay a $25 change fee to cover costs associated with reissuing membership cards.  In the case where BuckDaddys acquires a brand new property and is adding it to its club, current members will not be re-assigned to it for prime hunting season during the current membership year.  However, they may still use it during non-prime hunting season for hunting, camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, etc. (February 1 - September 14), and may ask to be transferred to it for the next membership year space permitting.

Membership cards must be carried by members and guests of members (guest passes) at all times while on club property.  Alteration of membership cards deem the membership card invalid.  There is a $50 replacement fee for lost cards.  Upon request by any member, warden, law officer, working member or employee, an individual should be able to show his/her membership card.  This is Proof that you belong.  We also ask that all adult members question people they see on property that they are not familiar with, unless doing so would pose a danger.  Please ask to see a membership card.  If you feel it is unsafe, however, you should instead call the sheriff or if in the act of hunting, cal the game warden.  If a person claiming to be a member does not have proof of membership on them, they must leave club grounds.   Please always try to get a picture, a license plate number, or any other thing that could help us identify them, then, call the game warden, sheriff, AND BuckDaddys and/or your land manager immediately to report it.  Failure to take proper action will be considered a violation.

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT:  Current members have first option to keep their present hunting areas for the upcoming year by submitting a renewal application online and paying a non-refundable deposit (either by check or credit/debit card online) anytime between January 3rd – January 28th.  Payment for the remaining balance is due on or before April 1st.  Current members who do not pay their balance by April 1st forfeit their deposit and BuckDaddys will open their membership spot to new members.

If a member fails to submit a complete application and deposit payment by January 28th, they will no longer be locked into their spots for the upcoming year.  A member who does not renew during priority enrollment is still welcome to renew, but will be subject to club and property availability. 

PRE-GENERAL ENROLLMENT:  Current members will receive first option to change properties ahead of new members should they (a) renew during priority enrollment and (b) there is available space on the property they request to be transferred to.  This is only valid through January 28, 2011.

GENERAL ENROLLMENT:  New Applicants along with current members who have not pre-enrolled on or before January 28th, may do so during general enrollment which begins this year on January 30, 2011.  Current members and new applicants will be in line together and must submit a complete application or renewal application and proper payment to be considered for membership.  Spaces will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.  BuckDaddys will make every attempt to honor a member’s property request whenever possible as long as space permits.  Once a property is full, a wait-list is started and transfers will be honored if an opening occurs later.  BuckDaddys does turn people away due to full capacity on a property or in the club, so it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their applications as early as possible to improve their chances for the upcoming year.  If an applicant submits their application prior to January 30, 2011, they will be automatically placed on a wait list on a first come first served basis but their application and payment will not be processed until January 30, 2011.

APPLICATION REJECTION.  Although BuckDaddys strives to accept all membership applications, BuckDaddys reserves the right to deny any application or renewal.  Should BuckDaddys not accept an application after payment is submitted, BuckDaddys will refund the credit card used, mail the original check back, or issue a refund check within three (3) business days from the date of the denial.

UTILITIES, FACILITIES, AND CAMPSITES.  BuckDaddys’ properties do not have restrooms or shower facilities, (although they are available offsite should you care to leave Club grounds).  Many members chose to bring their own generators, campers, trailers, and water to accommodate their needs.  Others chose to enjoy more primitive living with tents.  In order to accommodate everybody, BuckDaddys will try to design 2 different camping areas for each property:  one camping area is for campers/trailers/tents “with generators” and one camping area is exclusively for tents with “no generators”. 

Most of BuckDaddys properties do not have electricity and/or water sources, but a few have electricity and/or electricity/water due to members who put them in at their own expense and risk.  Members with campers and/or trailers that are on properties that have electricity and/or water may join the member-run utility coop, but are not required to do so.  If electricity or water is used at any time by a member while on a property with utilities, by doing so, that member agrees to join the utility coop for the duration of the membership year even if it is not their assigned property for primary hunting season.  No one time or partial payments for short-term utility use will be permitted.  Member understands that any utility coop found on a BuckDaddys property is not owned, managed or sponsored by BuckDaddys and as such, Buckdaddys does not make any representations or warranties relating to any utility, utility coop, or utility service on BuckDaddys club grounds.  As such, BuckDaddys is not responsible or liable for any issue arising from or relating to the use or non-use of any utility or utility coop present on club grounds, and that member agrees to hold BuckDaddys harmless for any issue relating to or arising from any utility present or not present on club grounds.

DESIGNATED CAMP GROUNDS.  BuckDaddys strives to establish clearly marked, dedicated camping grounds for its members’ use and enjoyment.  It feels comradity is important and adds to the BuckDaddy's experience so we ask that members camp in the designated camp ground.

CAMP FIRES.  Buckdaddys adheres to all burn bans.  Additionally, any campfire that is built must be entirely out before it may be left alone.  Campfires should never be left unattended and embers must be out before leaving the camp-fire site or retiring for the night.  This is for everyone’s safety.

CAMPERS/TRAILERS/BUILDINGS:  Each member is responsible for their own camping and sleeping arrangements.  All buildings and/or campers or trailers (hereinafter called “living quarters) must be of a temporary nature and moved upon request by the landowner or BuckDaddys.  All living quarters must be capable of being moved on demand.  No structures may be permanently affixed to the land and when on club grounds are there at the member's own risk.  Any living quarters that are left unattended on club grounds on or after March 15th through September 1st are assessed a non-refundable $100 annual permit fee to remain on Club grounds.  BuckDaddys collects these fees by May 1st based on the member’s application or later communication.  If a member who has not paid their $100 annual permit fee keeps his/her living quarters on club grounds ‘unattended’ (while not using it for camping purposes) on or after March 15th through September 1st, a $100 permit fee plus an additional $100 fine will be assessed against the member’s account, of which the member agrees to pay.  If a member’s intention changes during the membership year whereby they decide to keep their living quarter on club grounds ‘unattended’ any time from March 15th through September 1st, the member agrees to advise BuckDaddys in writing of their change of intention and pay the fee prior to March 1st to avoid the fine.   This policy does not apply to members who wish to camp on club grounds from March 15th  through September 1st in their living quarter, as long as the living quarter is ‘attended’ for the duration of their visit and is removed at the end of their visit.

BuckDaddys issues a camper/trailer/building (living quarter) sticker for those who pay to keep their campers/trailers/buildings on club grounds from March 16 - September 1.  This sticker must  be displayed on the living quarter in plain view at all times.  Living quarters that do not display their permit are in violation of this policy and will be given a warning to display their permit.  If a permit is not displayed within 1 week of such warning, the member agrees to remove their living quarter from BuckDaddys grounds.  If a member does not comply with this request, their living quarter may be moved for them at the member’s expense.

BuckDaddys and/or its representatives will not enter any living quarter unless in the case of an actual or presumed emergency, and as such, member agrees to hold BuckDaddys and/or its representatives harmless for any damages that may occur or arise from taking these actions.

All non-permitted living quarters or living quarters belonging to members who do not renew or who fall out of good standing, must be removed from camp grounds by the end of the membership year or within 1 week of falling out of good standing, whichever is sooner (the "deadline").  If the living quarter is not removed by this deadline, it is considered abandoned and title and ownership is conveyed to BuckDaddys.  In addition, BuckDaddys may assess charges to the member for its removal, storage and cost of disposition/disposal.  If title and/or ownership is deemed conveyed by the member by them not removing the living quarter from club grounds by the deadline, BuckDaddys may dispose of the living quarter in a manner of its choosing, including sale, donation, use and/or disposal of same at its sole discretion.

Permits TRASH:  All campsites, grounds, trailers, camp shelters, tents, etc., must be kept free from trash and other refuse.  Trash may not be buried on Campbell Group property, but instead must be removed from the site and disposed of properly.  If you bring it in…take it out!  Leave it the way you find it, or better.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH BUCKDADDYS:  BuckDaddys is owned and operated by Oak Creek Ventures, LLC a/k/a BuckDaddys Hunting Club a/k/a BuckDaddys a/k/a BuckDaddys Lofty Pines Hunting Club.  Robert Witt is BuckDaddys’ Owner and President, and desires to act in the best interest of BuckDaddys and its client members in his sole discretion and make BuckDaddys as strong as it can be and continue to grow so to be an available tradition for generations to come.  Please direct any issues relating to your membership to BuckDaddys, by emailing info@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com, mailing a letter to 215 Oak Creek Circle, Springtown, TX 76082, or calling 817-382-6641.   Only in extreme emergencies, you may contact 817-382-6641.

LAND MANAGERS:  At BuckDaddys’ discretion, members or non-members may be appointed as land managers or other management positions.  Any appointed land manager or other manager has the following limited authority as directed by BuckDaddys:  give property tours, assist with stand placement, assist with taking stand GPS coordinates, assist and/or manage member work weekend initiatives, manage feral animal populations, assist with a members  ‘immediate’, urgent needs while on club grounds, passing out L.A.M.P.S. permits when applicable, or any other directive issued by BuckDaddys from time to time.  Land Managers will also keep an eye on their assigned properties, but cannot and will not guarantee any member’s personal property from loss or damage.  Land managers are specifically not authorized to ‘set up’ tours, collect money or bylaws, issue membership cards, create rules, or issue decisions pertaining to the status or standing of any member or potential member.

HUNTER SAFETY:  BuckDaddys supports increasing Hunting Safety awareness through each state's Hunter Education Courses.  BuckDaddys recommends that each member complete the Hunter Education Course and obtain a Hunter Education Certificate number.  Hunters required to complete a Hunters Safety Course before hunting must carry on them at all times while on BuckDaddys property their certificate of completion, regardless of whether that member is in the act of hunting or not.

HUNTERS ORANGE:  Hunter Orange is enforced during Firearm season on all BuckDaddys Property.  Hunter's Orange must be worn by anyone who is entering or moving in the woods or hunting grounds regardless of whether they are going to/from a stand, scouting, checking cameras or feeders, or retrieving game from the woods.  Hunter's Orange must include a hat and an outer garment worn above the waistline that total at least 400 square inches, pursuant to landowner's requirements.  This should be an amount sufficient in style and amount for another hunter to reasonably identify them as a person and not game.  THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE!

DESIGNATED HUNTING AREAS:  In an effort to utilize all of BuckDaddys club grounds and do so in a safe and reasonable manner, members are assigned to a property for the primary hunting season (November – January) of each year and for several weeks leading up to primary hunting season (September 15th - October 31).  All members must remain on his or her assigned property during these times unless they are invited by another member to a property to help prepare land or hunt.

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTING HUNTING LOCATIONS:  BuckDaddys encourages members on their respective property to meet one another, work together, and scout out individual areas to their liking in a cooperative manner.  Deer stands cannot be within 100 feet from the edge of a road, easement (only if used as a main travel road to get to otherwise NON-accessible hunting areas), or property line, and must be situated such that a hunter cannot shoot down or across them.  A Non-accessible hunting area is an area that absolutely cannot be accessed from any other point of entry.  However, this does not mean an area that is hard to reach or may take some time getting to from a different direction.  It is not considered non-accessible if a member can or must carve a path to the hunting area.  Many times some of the best hunting areas are those that a member has taken the time to access.

Once an area is selected, members may install up to two deer stands for their exclusive use in that one area.  The 2 stands put up by any member cannot be closer than 100 yards apart and no further than 200 yards apart.  A member may not set up any stand that is within 200 yards from another member's stand, at a minimum.  It is the member’s ultimate responsibility and sole responsibility to exercise diligence, apply reason, and err on the side of safety and caution when selecting stand locations.  This means a member is required to walk a reasonable and appropriate radius (at least 200 yards) around each stand (regardless of type) to see if another member’s stand is within, at a minimum, 200 yards (or more if needed to be reasonably safe) from their stand.  If they find another member’s stand within that radius, then the member verifying the radius must move their stand until it no longer impedes the 200 yard measurement or is extended further to create a reasonably safe radius zone.  If the situation warrants it, the member must increase the radius for his stand for safety reasons. Although ultimate responsibility for stand placement and safety lies exclusively with each member, in an effort to promote safety and assist members, BuckDaddys’ land managers or volunteers can be asked to review and/or confirm stand placement and offer their opinions and recommended changes based on what they see at the time of their review.  Members understand that this check is not a guarantee of safety and that BuckDaddys makes no representations or warranties indicating same or otherwise.  Should a stand be moved at any time for any reason after a stand’s placement was reviewed, the member must contact the land manager to advise of such change, and, the member must re-confirm the new stand location, the minimum radius, and collect a new GPS coordinate to send in to info@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com.

A member's area is not considered claimed until the member marks the area, submits his/her coordinates to BuckDaddys by email to info@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com  and receives confirmation of receipt.  This is for dispute prevention and easy resolution.  The submission will be dated and time stamped and in the case of a dispute, the member with the earliest submission will prevail.  If neither member has submitted their coordinates, then location disputes will be resolved with a coin toss. 

Member’s stands and claimed areas are exclusive to the member; therefore, members wishing to hunt from another member’s stand or claimed area can do so ONLY with permission from the member whose stand and/or area it is.   Under NO circumstances may a member be in, on or hunt from another member's hunting area without first obtaining prior permission.

MARKING YOUR AREA:  BuckDaddys asks that each member mark their hunting area with white 2" or 3" PVC pipe fixed in the ground bearing the member’s last name with permanent ink, membership year, and if necessary, an arrow to indicate the direction of their area.  BuckDaddys members should erect and display these pipes stating that the premises is marked for hunting on preferred locations, which are along county/state road boundaries or at gate and access locations to the property.   Be aware that a property may be bounded by two access points, both front and back.  In such case we ask that both access points are marked and the pvc pipe bear the additional language of 'front' or 'back'.  Signs nailed or stapled to live standing timber may NOT be used.  It is the member’s responsibility to make sure their pvc is present and legible at all times.

LAND DEVELOPMENT:  BuckDaddys encourages its members to prepare their hunting areas as they see fit, including but not limited to cultivating and/or planting food plots, creating shooting lanes and areas for stands, feeders and cameras, etc… but must follow Crown Timber rules, and in doing so, without harming or destroying any trees regardless of age or size, or applying any chemicals to the area.  In addition, BuckDaddys land is logging land, which cycles approximately every 20 years according to the management company.  As such, property may treated, or cut and BuckDaddys does not control nor do they have access to processing schedules.

FOOD PLOTS:  Food plot establishment is strongly encouraged, should be limited to natural openings or other areas devoid of planted pine seedlings, and should be established in a manner that minimizes soil disturbance (over seeding or drilling seed or fertilizing natural vegetation) on areas likely to erode.  Habitat manipulation (i.e. supplemental food plots, mineral stations, bush-hogging, etc.) is allowed but at a member’s expense. Please do not damage water diversion devices on roads when constructing food plots.   Cultivated food plots are food plots where the surface of the ground has been broken with a tiller or blade and the area is cleared of weeds, is seeded, and maintained in the interest of attracting wild game.  Brush hogging and over seeding are not considered cultivated food plots.  BuckDaddys recognizes that deer stands, feeders and cultivated food plots are expensive investments and time consuming for the member.  Because of the expense and time involved when installing cultivated food plots, they are protected similarly to deer stands in that they are exclusive to the member and are protected from trespass within the 150 yard exclusive area.  Non-cultivated food plots do not require as much expense, time and money as cultivated foods plots and are easily replicated in numerous locations.  As such, they are not protected the same as a cultivated food plot.  As a common sense rule, no deer corn is permitted to be placed on the roadways.

HARVESTING:  BuckDaddys REQUIRES members to report all harvested wildlife to BuckDaddys at harvest@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com so that we may keep track for the season.  In addition, members must follow all county, state and game laws as they pertain to harvesting.  BuckDaddys does NOT charge a harvest fee. 

PERSONAL INVESTMENTS:  BuckDaddys does not reimburse members for monies spent and/or investments they make, past, present or future, to enhance or improve club grounds and/or a member’s hunting or recreational experience.  Members understand and agree that if they invest money or time for the purpose of changing or improving BuckDaddys’ club grounds for conveniences or improved recreational experiences, including but not limited to the installation of utilities, that they do it of their own free will but only upon prior written approval from the President of BuckDaddys, and that they further do it at their own risk of loss.  By receiving permission from BuckDaddys to proceed with any particular member driven project, BuckDaddys is not accepting responsibility for expenses associated with or liabilities created by that change, improvement or project.  Investing in or implementing an improvement does not guarantee a member special status and if that member leaves BuckDaddys, the change and/or improvement is donated to BuckDaddys if of a permanent nature, such as a utility poles, wells, meters, gates, etc..  Improvements initiated by BuckDaddys are the only improvements that will be funded by BuckDaddys, unless otherwise requested at the time of announcement.

PROCEDURES WHEN VISITING OTHER BUCKDADDYS PROPERTIES:  BuckDaddys members may access all property from February 1st – September 15th of each year.  When doing so, Members are asked to follow the below procedure:

  1. Contact the property manager to inform him/her of your visit and duration of your visit to verify there is space on the property for your camper and/or tent.
  2. Upon arrival and departure, ALWAYS sign in and out at the mailbox.
  3. Carry your membership card on you at all times while on club grounds.  If you cannot produce a card, you may be asked to leave until such time you can present it. 
  4. Enjoy your stay.

GUEST POLICY/LIMITED SPONSORED MEMBERSHIPS:  Buckdaddys recognizes that members wish to share their club experience with friends by inviting them to enjoy our beautiful club grounds to hunt.  As such, BuckDaddys has created a guest membership that allows a member to sponsor a person as a guest to experience BuckDaddys for themselves without purchasing a full membership.  Sponsored memberships cost $60 for 3 days of hunting.  Sponsored members/guests may only hunt BuckDaddys one time, regardless of membership year, and must obey and follow the same bylaws, rules and guidelines set forth by BuckDaddys.  We welcome all guests to return, but they must do so as a full paying member.  This policy has been created to protect both BuckDaddys and our member’s own interests.

Procedures for acquiring a sponsored membership:

Guest must fill out an application, sign/submit the bylaws, and pay online or by check in advance once approved.

Guests must carry a sponsored membership pass on them at all times while on Buckdaddys property.

Guests must be accompanied by the sponsoring member while on Buckdaddys property and may only hunt off of the sponsoring member’s stand(s).

Guests may only harvest spiked bucks, squirrel, turkey, dove, or feral wildlife.

Guests may not visit or hunt during opening deer weekend (Saturday - Sunday) or Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday – Sunday) of any given year.

Guests who come to visit but not hunt do NOT have to pay the sponsored member fee, and may visit more than once (within reason) but must acquire a new pass for each visit (so that BuckDaddys may keep track of when guests come out.)  Additionally, they must STILL fill out an application, sign the bylaws agreement and carry their new pass each time they wish to visit.  Guests taken on property by members without a guest pass are considered trespassers. 

TRANSFER/ASSIGNMENT OF MEMBERSHIPS:  Memberships are transferable with prior written approval from BuckDaddys Operations Manager or President.  BuckDaddys will consider granting permission to transfer a membership to another individual only when the following conditions are met: 

1)      BuckDaddys’ membership must be closed for the year because all available space is sold.

2)      The member who is selling the membership did not use the membership anytime during the membership year.

3)      The price for the membership is not less than 20% below what the member paid for the membership or is not priced higher than what the member paid for the membership.

4)      The buyer submits an application and bylaws to BuckDaddys and they are approved by BuckDaddys prior to the sale taking place.

5)      The member selling the membership returns his/her membership cards, along with any family issued cards, prior to the sale taking place (in order for the incoming member to receive their card).

This policy is necessary to avoid creating a sub-market for BuckDaddys memberships over which it must compete with, to ensure no one resells memberships that have been used, and that all BuckDaddys membership requirements are met.

ANNUAL WORK WEEKENDS.  BuckDaddys hold mandatory work weekends during the year for primary members.  Actual dates and sign-ups will be announced through the website.  The purpose of these work weekends are for members to come together and help make improvements to camp grounds as well as to get to know one another.  Activities will be determined and coordinated by BuckDaddys, with suggestions welcome throughout the year by submitting them to info@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com.  Although BuckDaddys would love members to attend all work weekends, it understands that this may not be possible.  As such, members are only required to attend one work weekend.  Should a  member not be available to come to any work weekend, they may forfeit their attendance by paying a $100 Opt-Out fee which BuckDaddys will use to help fund/offset the expenses associated with work weekends and/or running the club.  Mandatory weekends do not apply to spouses or youths holding secondary memberships, although they are encouraged to participate, and in some cases, may participate in place of the full member upon request and approval.  For the member's convenience, if a member does not attend at least one work weekend, and does not submit the required payment for opting out within 1 week of the last work weekend on their own, the member grants BuckDaddys permission to process an opt out fee using any credit card or debit card previously submitted by the member to pay for any money owed to BuckDaddys.  While this remedy will keep the member in good standing, BuckDaddys reserves the right to exercise this remedy, exercise another remedy (up to and including termination of membership), or not exercise any remedy at all, at BuckDaddys sole discretion.  Should BuckDaddys chose to process a payment automatically, it will make a reasonable attempt to notify the member prior to processing it through an email and/or phone call.

MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION.  Membership in BuckDaddys is at will, voluntary, and may be terminated by either BuckDaddys or the member at any time.   Members who place themselves in bad standing by not paying monies owed to BuckDaddys, meeting their membership obligations, and/or violating this Bylaw Agreement, may be terminated at any time by BuckDaddys at its sole discretion.  Should a member in bad standing be terminated, BuckDaddys has the right, at its sole discretion, to resell the membership slot of the member in bad standing to a new member joining the club in good standing.  Regardless of reason for termination, membership fees, camper fees, and/or any other fees paid for the current membership year or any year are non-refundable.  Likewise, any outstanding moneys owed BuckDaddys at the time of termination or for other expenses associated with or relating to a member’s termination will remain due and owing to BuckDaddys until paid.

MEMBERSHIP VIOLATIONS.  BuckDaddys takes its bylaws, club rules, the membership agreement, the landowner rules and policies, game laws, state laws and federal law violations very seriously.  Alleged or actual violations of any of these will be reviewed and addressed by BuckDaddys President in its sole discretion and can include suspension and/or termination of membership.  Additionally, any member convicted of an intentional violation of the Bylaws or Rules, state or federal game laws, or of a violation of laws regarding use of the land, BuckDaddys’ property, or other member’s property, shall be expelled from BuckDaddys permanently at BuckDaddys sole discretion.

The following actions by any BuckDaddys member can be cause for Crown Timber canceling their lease agreement with BuckDaddys and are therefore expressly stressed as forbidden.

         Fires that are willfully or negligently started or allowed to escape on BuckDaddys property by a BuckDaddys member.

         Intentional violations of any laws, rules or regulations established by county, state or federal agencies.

        Failure of BuckDaddys members to have all temporary structures removed from the lease upon request of Crown Timber.

         Failure of BuckDaddys members to enforce restrictions regarding use of Crown Timber roads and land, including the cutting down of trees.

         Failure to prevent the use of dogs in the taking of deer on the lease.

         Failure to be a good neighbor. Incidents involving the public or adjoining landowners, depending on severity (solely determined by Crown Timber).

The following violations will result in immediate termination of membership:

         Going into or hunting from another person's stand or hunting area without permission.

        Not leaving a property border and/or neighboring property when you are advised they are trespassing, even if you do not agree with the disputed border.  This is an issue to be addressed calmly by management, not by you.

         Bringing non-members onto property and/or hunting without first obtaining a Guest Pass

        Moving or taking property found in the woods that does not belong to  you, even if you feel it is abandoned.  If abandoned, it is the property of BuckDaddys, not yours.

         Joy riding on 4-wheelers or trucks during deer season.

         Stealing or vandalizing

         Carrying loaded guns or rifles in camp

         Shooting down or up a Road

         Cutting down ANY tree

         Hunting while intoxicated

         Bringing or using illegal substances while on property

The following violations may lead to membership termination and/or fines:

First Offense: Warning      Second Offense:  $50 Fine or Membership Termination     Third Offense:  Membership Termination

         Not signing in/out upon Arrival/Departure (this is for everyone's safety)

         Not Carrying your ID Card on you

         Not reporting your deer, turkey or hog harvest

         Not locking gates behind you when you enter/exit

         Not controlling noise levels during deer season

REMOVAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.  Should a member voluntarily leave, be terminated for cause or otherwise not be accepted for the upcoming membership year by BuckDaddys at time of renewal, the member agrees to remove all of his/her personal property from BuckDaddys Club grounds within 7 days of the decision, or, if determined by BuckDaddys, by appointment and escort only.  If a member fails to renew his/her membership for the next upcoming year, the member agrees to remove all of his/her personal property from BuckDaddys club grounds by the last day of the current membership year.  Member agrees and understands that the title of any and all property that the member fails to remove from club grounds  after the applicable timeframe listed above shall vest in BuckDaddys Hunting Club and by doing so becomes the legal property of BuckDaddys Hunting Club and as such, BuckDaddys may title it in its name without the need of obtaining a court order, any additional signatures, a bill of sale, a statement of gift, or otherwise.  BuckDaddys Hunting Club, in receiving such property that is vested to it in this circumstance, whether it becomes titled or not, may retain the property for its own use, including at its sole discretion the ability to rent it, sell it, or dispose of it in any way desired by BuckDaddys Hunting Club.  Upon request, extensions of time to remove personal property may or may not be granted under certain circumstances but evidence of such extension is only valid and will only be made if it is in writing and signed by the Club President and/or Operations Manager.  No oral agreements will be valid.  If a member fails to remove his/her personal property, including camper(s), trailer(s), stand(s), feeder(s), camera(s), temporary building(s) and/or any other personal property from BuckDaddys club property within the 3 day grace period or by the end of the membership year depending on the particular circumstance, member agrees that the title vests to BuckDaddys without requirement of signature and that the member's Bylaws/Rules Agreement signature page whether submitted in writing or submitted electronically shall serve as adequate proof of such vesting and may be attached to any documentation and serve as signature to transfer of ownership to any licensing body, title issuing body, or surety bonding entity.  In such case that property is titled in both spouses name, member who signs below attests they have been granted permission from the non-signatory spouse of these and all bylaws policies.  BuckDaddys may also impose upon any property left beyond the time frames listed above to be assessed a storage fee of $30/day beginning the first day after the applicable removal deadline.  These storage fees may be imposed  with or without written notice to member and will be considered valid and must be paid should BuckDaddys agree to gift back the property to member at its own discretion.  BuckDaddys may facilitate and attach a storage lien for property including campers and trailers of which member agrees and permits the signed bylaws to serve as proper and sufficient notice to member and/or any governing body of such notice and/or condition precedent for the purpose of these fees or any facilitating the transfer of ownership through the DMV or other governing body in such case.  No additional notice is required and it is agreed that these signed bylaws can be used as evidence in any foreclosure or title transfer proceeding.  Storage lien charges are in addition to any other charges due and owing BuckDaddys.

CLUB GROUND/HUNTING ISSUES AND/OR CONCERNS.  Members should direct non-minor club issues and/or concerns to BuckDaddys at 817-382-6641 or info@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com.  We are here to listen to you.  BuckDaddys will track them and get them assigned out for resolution.  It is very important that BuckDaddys knows what is happening on club grounds so to nip issues in the bud, know to make adjustments if necessary, and/or find permanent solutions to minimize and/or prevent unwanted situations or issues from repeating themselves.  We cannot do that if we are not aware of what is going so we ask all members to keep us apprised of any non-minor issue.  Land managers can assist members on minor, immediate issues.  In the case of emergency and/or urgent matters, always seek the medical or lawful attention you need prior to contacting BuckDaddys.

MISCELLANEOUS:  At any time of the year, it may become necessary for Crown Timber to conduct activities on BuckDaddys premises including, but not limited to, harvesting, controlled burning, aerial or ground applications of forest chemicals, site preparation with heavy tractors, road construction and road maintenance. Deer stands and temporary campsite structures are put on the lease at the risk of the lessee and the member agrees to hold BuckDaddys harmless for any movement, damage or loss that may occur from Crown Timber activities.

BuckDaddys shall have the right to set limits, seasons, hours, and means and methods of taking game on BuckDaddys club grounds provided such action is not over and beyond the regulations set by the State Parks and Wildlife Department and/or guidelines set forth by Crown Timber Forest or Crown Timbers' Wildlife Departments.

BuckDaddys does not permit the discharge of firearms from October 1st through the last day of deer hunting season unless such firearm discharge occurs while in the actual act of 'hunting' wildlife.  This includes no citing in of weapons, target practice, or the shooting of a firearm just to shoot it during this time.  This policy is set forth for the safety of everyone, as well as for the purpose of supporting our bow-hunting members.

No dog shall be allowed to hunt, run, tree or bay any wildlife on Club ground during open season for deer, but will be allowed during other seasons provided it is permitted by law for the specified wildlife being hunted and its associated season should a season apply, or with prior permission only granted through the main office.  At no time shall a dog or dogs be used for hunting deer.  Any member who allows a dog or dogs, either owned, borrowed or contracted by said member, to violate the above provisions shall be in direct violation of the bylaws and may be fined, suspended or expelled at the President’s sole discretion.   Dogs used for hunting must be controllable by command.  Dogs not used for hunting may accompany member to their campsite, but must be leashed, chained, roped, or kenneled so to avoid disturbing other members.

Roads are maintained by Crown Timber as time, budget and opportunity permit at their sole discretion.  Although uncommon, roads may remain impassable for long periods of time without repair due to other Campbell Group activities or budget decisions.  BuckDaddys and/or members may use rubber tire tractors and/or pay an approved contractor to do maintenance on roads at their sole discretion.  BuckDaddys attempts to maintain roads from a main entrance to a designated camping grounds.  Due to the variations in size, number, and conditions of roads that may or may not be present on each property, BuckDaddys cannot maintain each and every road on every property, but may still be used by all members at their sole discretion.  

The translocation and release of the wildlife species or domestic stock of any kind on BuckDaddys lease is not allowed. Furthermore, feral hogs are not protected.  There are no hog limits enforced, and harvest of hogs is strongly encouraged as long as it is done in a safe manner and does not constitute trespassing on neighboring clubs or properties

Temporary structures such as stands and blinds may be constructed or installed on club grounds.  Each lease member understands that Crown Timber does various forest management activities throughout the year and that occasionally damage can and does occur to private property.  Campbell Group has told BuckDaddys that they will make a reasonable effort to not damage BuckDaddys and/or member’s property during Campbell Group operations, but neither BuckDaddys nor Campbell Group will be held responsible for any damage that may occur due to Campbell Group’s activities.  To be safe, it is best for member to remove their personal property from the lease when they are finished using it.  Also, from time to time, Campbell Group may ask BuckDaddys to move or remove personal property from BuckDaddys land and members agree to do so willingly if asked.  Temporary structures shall not be nailed or bolted to living trees so as to become permanent structures. 

Buck Daddys is not responsible for any reason for a member's, member's guests, and/or family member's personal safety, personal belongings, equipment, vehicles, campers, feeders, stands, cameras, camera stands, guns or any other item ("personal belongings"), or their self, brought onto any club property.  By entering club property, members, their guests and other family members expressly agree to hold Buck Daddys harmless from any damages or liability associated with their personal safety, injury, theft and/or loss or damage caused to themselves or their personal property while on club property. From time to time, as a deterrent, BuckDaddys may also post signs indicating the premises is under camera and/or video surveillance regardless of whether it actually is or is not.  BuckDaddys  does this for the sole purpose of attempting to deter losses of its members' personal belongings, but regardless, member agrees to not rely on this signage at any time.

Permission to erect gates must be obtained through BuckDaddys prior to erecting them. All gates should be at least 20 feet wide and be set back at least 100 feet from the road surface to permit safe tractor-trailer access, unless other agreements are reached with the Crown Timber lease representative. No cable gates are permitted. Any gate that is donated by a member and affixed to the ground at any access point to a BuckDaddys property becomes the property of BuckDaddys.

Four-Wheeling or ATV’ing is permitted.  During primary hunting season (November – January), BuckDaddys asks that members respect other member’s hunting efforts, and as such, only use ATVs and four-wheelers to get to and from hunting sites and not for recreational use.  During non-prime hunting season and/or off season, four-wheeling and ATV’ing is permitted, but members are still asked to respect other member’s hunting areas, stands, feeders and food plots (both cultivated and non-cultivated) and stay on the numerous existing paths and roads unless in clear-cut areas or the member is sure there are no stands or cultivated food plots where they are traveling.  Abusive ATVing, Motorcycling, and Mud-Bogging are not allowed and abuses should be reported to BuckDaddys and the local law enforcement group responsible for protecting against these activities.  Abusive riding also includes doing donuts, ramp jumping, spinning tires and trick riding.  The use of motorized vehicles on Crown Timber lands are allowed but must be used in a manner that does not damage Crown Timber roads, trails and property.

Noise Restrictions:  During deer season, it is a matter of courtesy to not be loud or boisterous during the day, or at night after 10 pm.  Many of our members get up very early to get on their stands, and want to sleep at night.  As a courtesy, do not have music playing or allow oneself, family or guests to be loud past 10:00 pm.  Likewise, do not blast music during the day.  No music or yelling should be heard beyond camp.

Member or pre-member agrees that any method defined as an electronic signature in the Electronic Signatures In Global and National Commerce  Act is sufficient to bind member or pre-member to the terms and conditions hereof.

Additional Club Rules: 

  • Safety First - ALWAYS!
  • No Loaded Weapons in Camp - Ever - Even if you have a concealed handgun permit!
  • Wear Hunters Orange in ample quantity while stalking or walking in the woods.
  • All camp fires are completely extinguished before going to bed or leaving the camp
  • Ask permission to hunt another member's stand or lease
  • Do not set up a stand within a 200 yard radius of another member's stand, but you may have 2 stands in your own area no closer than 100 yards apart of one another.
  • Check in when you arrive and sign out when you leave
  • Report your harvest at harvest@buckdaddyshuntingclub.com - send pictures if possible too
  • Respect others and show respect at all times - This is a family club
  • Set up campers and trailers at main camping areas whenever possible
  • Report trespassers and poachers
  • Possess a Texas hunting license
  • Be friendly, courteous and help others
  • Remove all litter, trash, debris and other material from the club when leaving
  • Do not burn trash unless it is odor friendly and controlled at all times
  • Obey all Texas and Federal game laws
  • Close all gates if you open them
  • Track and retrieve all wounded game whenever possible

TRESPASS BY OTHERS, THEFT AND CLUB MISUSE:  State Game Wardens and the Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Division can be contacted to prosecute unauthorized individuals from trespassing, dumping trash, or partaking in any other illegal activity on BuckDaddys property.  Contact the local Game Warden for enforcement support first, then BuckDaddys' main office to report same.

Members may not permit trespassing or unauthorized use of club grounds.  Members encountering trespassers and/or poachers can, if they feel safe, inform the trespasser in a non-confrontational manner that they are on private property and should leave, however, members will NOT attempt to physically remove trespassers or other individuals from the property.  If possible, get the trespasser’s full name and physical description and write down as much detail as possible, then report it to the land manager and to local law enforcement.  If a member feels they are in danger, BuckDaddys recommends that the member not take any action, and simply report it to the land manager and local law enforcement.  BuckDaddys further recommends that the member leave the scene as quickly and as safely as possible prior to reporting the incident to authorities, BuckDaddys main office, and the land manager.

BuckDaddys lands are open land and although we discourage trespassers, poachers and other undesirable persons, they appear to come on club property from time to time.  Buck Daddys is not responsible for any reason for a member, member's guests, or family member's personal safety, belongings, equipment, vehicles, campers, feeders, stands, cameras, camera stands, guns or any other item ("personal belongings"), or self, brought onto club property.  By entering club property, members, their guests and other family members expressly agree to hold Buck Daddys harmless from any damages or liability associated with their personal safety, injury, and/or loss or damage caused to their personal property being lost, stolen, vandalized, destroyed, or damaged while on club property.  In the circumstance that personal belongings are vandalized or stolen, or personal harm occurs, we encourage the member to file a police report with the local authorities.  BuckDaddys will cooperate fully with any policing authority.  Please report all trespassers, poaching activities, etc. to BuckDaddys' main office as well.

WEBSITE AND CLUB COMMUNICATIONS.  www.buckdaddyshuntingclub.com is here for our members, is here to serve you, and is the main forum for  communicating with our members.  Members agree to check it regularly to receive updates, announcements, apply for new and renewal memberships, and communicate with the main office, and, as they wish, to make payments, order BuckDaddys merchandise, pay online,  sign up and pay for special events, read articles of interest, view maps, post items for trade or sale, etc.

USE OF PHOTOS.  Members grant BuckDaddys and/or its managers permission to use any photo submitted or taken while on camp grounds for marketing and/or advertising purposes.

SURVIVABILITY AND SEVERANCE.  These terms shall survive the member’s renewal and/or separation from BuckDaddys.  Additionally, should any one clause or term be deemed invalid or unenforceable, such determination shall have no relevance, effect or bearing on the remaining terms.

 

BuckDaddys Hunting Club - 

Robert Witt
President

 

 

 

 

 

 

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