Category: PHOTOS

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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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.

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Circle Ranch Cave Dwelling

This large cave is about 80′ x 80′, head-height, and was used by indians for thousands of years.  We are excavating it in an archaeology project with University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Arizona State University. Note: This post originally appeared November 22, 2008.

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Circle Ranch - Grazing the Impossible
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Blue Quail on Circle Ranch Waterer, August 2007

Many experts say that supplemental water does not help desert quail.  We believe it does.

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Turkey in Wood Canyon, December 17, 2006

We conducted three years of releases.  These birds were from a small first release conducted in winter 2005.

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Old Roadbeds Cause Erosion

When the original settlers came, they took their teams and wagons up the valley bottoms.  The wagon wheels nicked the turf, and this started gullies which can develop violently during fast runnoff.  Left untreated, these will eat whole valleys.

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Fiberglass Quail & Wildlife Waterer, August 2005

These waterers hold about 3 gallons.  They are useful to many animals including pronghorn.  They are made by the Surber Tank Company, Odessa Texas.