Category: PHOTOS

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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 even though animals can walk down the ramp: quail prefer it 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.

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.

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Coyote at Two Section, August 2009

Coyote at Two Section

Cougar at Two Section, July 2009

The policy to treat these as vermin is a huge mistake.

Eagle at Two Section, July, 2009

This immature Golden Eagle was flying along the east escarpment.

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Bighorn Ram in Two Section, July 2009

Bighorn in the mountains.

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Circle Cave Dwelling, November 22, 2008

This large cave is about 80′ x 80′, head-height, and was used by indians for thousands of years.  We are excavating in an archaeology project with University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

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Predator Grand Slam, October 2008

Coyote, fox, bobcat and cougar.  Middle Well.  These look really cool, but guess what was nesting in the trees directly above: our turkey which we had spent a really large sum to reintroduce.