Category: WILDLIFE & HUNTING

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Gambel's Quail, July 2010

Here are Gambel’s Quail photographed at Circle in summer, 2010.  The underlinings below are hyperlinks.

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Ruben Cantu on Predator Control

Ruben is the West Texas TPWD Regional Director .  He offered his personal opinion on predator control:

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Mrs. Harber's Desert Bighorn Sheep Trophy, July 7, 2010

This fine ram was taken by 70-year old Mrs. Dorothy Harber at a range of 220 yards.  L-R: Laura Gill, Mrs. Harber, Chris Gill, guides Jerad Wayne Zachary & Evidencio Seijas.

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Desert Quail and Water

Many quail experts say desert quail do not need water.  Maybe so, but here is the ‘rest of the story’: in the desert, if you are looking for quail, look near water. Furthermore, not all

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Winter Feeding Habits of West Texas Desert Quail

Circle Ranch biologist Mark Tyson and Son Adjust a Game Camera at Quail Feed-Block Station, July 2010

John Sherman on Predator Trapping to Help Turkey

John Sherman is a senior wildlife biologist with the New Mexico BLM. John helped us set up our quail waterers and feeding program. He was kind enough to offer these thoughts on predator trapping around

Supplemental Water and Feed for Desert Bighorn Sheep

Years ago I read an article by a man in the Sierra Nevada of California whose mine was being closed by the feds.  They said his mining operation was harming sheep populations.  He said, no,

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Baby Turkey: June 10, 2010

Here are ten little turkey at the Bunkhouse. We think we have around 20 hatched so far and another few hens still nesting.  There is another group in the desert. TPWD’s Turkey Task Force, directed

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Students of Quail From a Broad Range of Backgrounds: QuailMasters 2010 Visited Circle Ranch June 7, 2010.

In this scene we are examining a burn/graze comparison site. QuailMasters is a joint presentation of Texas Wildlife Association and TA&M.  It is a must-do for those who would study and improve quail numbers and