Category: ELK CRISIS

Are Elk Native to Texas? Yes.

Are elk native to Texas? The answer to this question is “Yes”, and has implications that extend far beyond scientific curiosity. It has a direct impact on how the elk that currently live in Texas

Circle Ranch - Sacaton

Science and Range Scientists

When we bought Circle Ranch in 1999 it had been continuously ranched since about 1881, using domestic livestock like horses, sheep, goats, and cattle.  Our intention was not to graze.  We had been taught by

Circle Ranch - Spring Time

Young Elk and Ocotillo

It is springtime at Circle Ranch, and even though there has been no rain since October and none expected until July, desert plants are blooming, lambs and fawns are appearing and young elk are starting

Texas Bighorn Society Funds Aerial Gunning of "Exotics" – Potentially Including Elk

It is hard to believe that an organization committed to Fair Chase hunting, wide-scale habitat improvement and restoration of large game animal diversity would in any way associate itself with the eradication of elk, an

TPWD Habitat Survey at Circle Ranch

In late fall of 2010 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department conducted a habitat survey at Circle Ranch, to see if our many cattle and other species including so called “exotics” were harming habitat through “competition”.

Missouri and Virginia, Assisted by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), Undertake Elk Restorations

Missouri and Virginia are restoring elk.  Every state around Texas cherishes and helps its elk. Thousands of Texans go elk hunting in New Mexico, Colorado and other Western states every year. Even Mexico is restoring

Sierra Diablo Management Plan Containing Comments from Christopher Gill

Cooperation: This satellite photograph (below, not above) shows the Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area outlined in black, and Circle Ranch in red.  Circle is triple the size of the WMA.

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More Proof That Elk Were Native to Texas

My brother Richardson B. Gill holds a doctorate in anthropology and is a leading authority on the collapse of the Maya civilization. He sent me the picture below and comment:

Additional Proof Elk Are Native to Texas

Here in this post (below) is a paper on an elk bone found in a Texas riverbank in 1993. This evidence is part of a mass of evidence uncovered since the V. Bailey conclusion of