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Circle Ranch - Burro

Internet Billionaires Face Off in Renewed Texas Space Race

Just outside Van Horn Texas, Blue Origin has been quietly developing its space program for several years. NOTE: this post originally appeared on San Antonio’s ExpressNews.com on April 27, 2015 VAN HORN — An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two

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Congratulations Blue Origin

Blue Origin’s successful launch and recovery on November 23, 2015 leapfrogs them to leadership in the private space race. The launch-landing site is next door to Circle: The cliffs in the far background are the Sierra Diablo rim, Circle Ranch’s high country.

Petition Targets ‘Rogue’ Killings by Wildlife Services

NOTE: Article initially appeared in the Washington Post on December 15th, 2013. Darryl Fears They say U.S. critter assassins work in secret, quietly laying traps, lacing food with poison, sniping at targets from helicopters. Few people know exactly how the hits go down; the methods are largely hidden. What’s certain is that the U.S. Department

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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.

Christopher Gill to Editor of Big Bend Sentinel on Elk Removals by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

I felt that several comments made by TPWD Executive Director, Carter Smith, defending elk removals, needed rebuttal. NOTE: The text of a letter to the editor appears in this post.  A PDF of the actual article is also below in this post.

Big Bend Sentinel – "Landowner Locks Horns" Article

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.

Desert Bighorn Sheep in Texas and at Circle Ranch

This article on Desert Bighorn Sheep was recently featured in Texas Wildlife, the monthly publication of Texas Wildlife Association.