All posts by Chris Gill

Ranching, wildlife management, finance, oil & gas, real estate development and management.

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Turkey Family in West Pasture, 8/10/10

Wild turkey reintroduction at Circle Ranch has been a 7-year project. Really gratifying to see these young birds!

Sierra Diablo Management Plan Containing Comments from Christopher Gill

Cooperation: This satellite photograph (below, not above) shows the Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area outlined in black, and Circle Ranch in red.  Circle is triple the size of the WMA.

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Gambel's Quail, July 2010

Here are Gambel’s Quail photographed at Circle in summer, 2010.  The underlinings below are hyperlinks.

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Ruben Cantu on Predator Control

Ruben is the West Texas TPWD Regional Director .  He offered his personal opinion on predator control:

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The Cattleman: Planned Grazing and Wildlife at Circle Ranch. July, 2010

“Planned Grazing 8 – “Wildlife in the Mix” is from the July 2010 issue of The Cattleman magazine.

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West Texas Desert Bighorn, July 9, 2010

Three fine rams seen in Hospital Canyon.

Rain in the Desert: July 6, 2010

At Circle Ranch, Hudspeth County, far-West Texas,  we get 11″ average rainfall per year. This is 1/2 the normal rainfall in Laredo where much of our Texas Scaled Quail research has been done.  Moreover, West

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Mrs. Harber's Desert Bighorn Sheep Trophy, July 7, 2010

This fine ram was taken by 70-year old Mrs. Dorothy Harber at a range of 220 yards.  L-R: Laura Gill, Mrs. Harber, Chris Gill, guides Jerad Wayne Zachary & Evidencio Seijas.

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Desert Quail and Water

Many quail experts say desert quail do not need water.  Maybe so, but here is the ‘rest of the story’: in the desert, if you are looking for quail, look near water. Furthermore, not all