All posts by Chris Gill

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

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Gambels Quail

Here are Gambel’s Quail photographed at Circle in spring, 2010

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Bighorn Family Group

Bighorns all gathered in the high country.

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Pronghorn in the Mountains

Pronghorn in the mountains.

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Bighorn Hunters

Hunters in the high mountains.

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Desert Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn in the mountains.

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Quail and Wildlife Waterer

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

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Desert Big Horn Sheep

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.

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The Circle Ranch Herd Moving to New Pasture

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

Desert Bighorn Sheep

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

Circle Ranch is a 'Sky Island'

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.