Category: WILDLIFE & HUNTING

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Book Review – “In the Shadow of the Carmens: Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexican Mountains”

A reader comments, “It’s like getting a personal tour of a spectacular area that not everyone gets to see. Chapter after chapter, the author put me there with her. You might think it would be

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Aerial Shooting in Big Bend Park Spooks and Angers Hikers

On Texas’ public lands, helicopters are routinely used by bighorn sheep managers to kill ‘exotic’ animals and predators – often while counting game. This terrifies wildlife. Years of doing this has taught sheep, deer, elk

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Ecosystem Essential: The Prairie Dog Town

Ecosystem Essential: The Prairie Dog Town

Prairie dogs are a keystone species. Over 150 other species depend on them as food, and, the habitat which they create. Five species of prairie dogs were once common across the central and western grasslands

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The New Outdoor Getaway: Landscapes That Have Been ‘Rewilded’

Predation has been part of natural systems forever. Human predation (hunting) has been present in North America for at least 12,000-years. Hunting shaped the natural systems Europeans found when they arrived around 1500. Rewilding is

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Sheep on the Mountain

A great article from TWA. At Circle Ranch, we have enjoyed considerable success with Desert Bighorn. Here is our take on how to help these majestic animals get re-established in their native range: Increase water. Add

Trump Administration Seeks Authority for More Logging to Fight Fire Danger

Decades of neglect have turned much of America’s forests into fire traps. Many need immediate attention to reduce brush, dead trees and overcrowding. Excess trees could be logged to help pay for the cleanup. Aesthetics

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Conserving Wild Bison: Finding Space for an American Icon

Conserving Wild Bison: Finding Space for an American Icon

Bison might seem to be an obvious addition to wildlife at Texas’ state and national parks, but there are problems to be overcome. Rick Wallen, lead biologist for Yellowstone’s bison program, explains the challenges and successes

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The Most Powerful Tool

A very good article on using cattle to improve wildlife habitat.

Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes

Outbreaks of epidemic diseases and parasites are growing wildlife problems, especially when these are passed to humans. Wildlife managers spend as much time on these problems as on any other aspect of wildlife husbandry. Predators

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Artificial Beaver Dams – A Visual Tour of Triple Creek

Artificial Beaver Dams – A Visual Tour of Triple Creek

Triple Creek Restoration on Myers Creek, near Chesaw, Washington. The video producers report, “Mimicking beaver dams, we installed vertical wood posts as a foundation and then weaved together dogwood, willow, and maple to create artificial