Circle has over 100 of these small-animal waterers. They are made by Surber Tank Company, Odessa, Texas. The internal valve is 3/4,” brass. It holds about 3 gallons. The tank must be maintained very full even though animals can walk down the ramp: quail prefer it full.
According to the Authors and Sponsors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer, running cattle according to the principles of Holistic Planned Grazing, as shown here, in large numbers, for very short times in any place, followed by very long recovery periods in which there is no grazing, harms plants and water function.
Circle Ranch has growing numbers of these native animals in combination with elk, pronghorn, mule deer and on occasion 1000 cattle which we use as a substitute for bison. The idea that sheep are harmed by the presence of elk and cattle is contradicted by the fact that for hundreds of thousands of years …
The Sierra Diablo range rises one-half mile above the Chihuahuan Desert floor in Hudspeth County Texas, 40 miles below the New Mexico line. It is well within the theoretical range of Guadalupe Mountain elk.
This family of immature elk bulls, cows and calves will, or may already have been, shot-on-sight on any TPWD property in far-West Texas On May 18, 2010, the Big Bend Sentinel ran a story on Circle Ranch’s efforts to get TPWD to stop its effort to eradicate elk across its far- West Texas properties. …
The primary objective of this Wildlife Management Area, stated at page 24 in the document below, is to restore indigenous species. The elk removal policy is found at page 26, #7: elk will be controlled to the lowest number possible. Not managed: eliminated.
Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), a property, wildlife, and hunting rights advocacy group which represents 35 million acres across Texas, expressed its objections to proposed elk trapping-removals at The Big Bend National Park.