All posts by Chris Gill

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Circle Ranch - Elk Crisis in West Texas

Department Personnel to Contact Regarding Elk Removals

Have something you want to say? See below on who to contact regarding elk removals in West Texas.

Misty Sumner on Predator Management For Mule Deer

Here I am with Misty Sumner, our TPWD field biologist.  She gave us these thoughts on predator management.   Chris ~   It is survey time of the year so I’m playing catch-up with email

Survey of Far-West Texas Landowners & Managers Regarding Elk

Attitudes towards elk in far-West Texas are very positive, contrary to what elk-removal advocates say. In December, 2009 under Dr. Louis Harveson’s direction, Sul Ross State University completed a survey of 1743 West Texas landowners

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Soil Resources

A group of leading soil, rangeland, bug and social scientists are setting out to fill the science gap.

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Richard Gill on Predator Control

Our youngest son Richard is in the real estate business in San Antonio. He is a Circle owner.  Richard is an accomplished fly fisherman and for six summers has guided the King Salmon run out

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Request for Information

I was in Austin to meet Carter Smith. Following that meeting, I sent this letter.

QuailMasters Graduation Photo: King Ranch October 27, 2009

QuailMasters is a joint presentation of Texas Wildlife Association and  Agrilife Extension Service (Texas A&M System).  It is a must for those who would manage quail.   What is QuailMasters?   QuailMasters is a series

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Chris Gill on Predator Removals

Dear Family and Friends, As Savory says, we almost always achieve our short-term goals but often at terrible unintended long-term cost.  Or as Rollins says: Rule #1 is “Do no harm.”

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Steve Nelle on Predator Removals

Steve Nelle is a wildlife biologist with the NRCS.  He is one of the most respected range and wildlife scientists in West Texas.  Here are his thoughts:

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Chris Gill to Authors And Sponsors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer

Concerning ‘Corrections’ Made in Response to My Letters. In September 2009, I was in Department headquarters in Austin, when I ran into one of the Authors of Habitat Guidelines for Mule Deer.