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Drought Busters 101

“Drought Busters” is an inexpensive, quick, physiologically and economically sustainable method of habitat and wildlife restoration. We call it Drought Busters because it increases effective rainfall by rebuilding soil fertility and the soil’s ability to absorb and store water. This video explains Drought Busters, and our experience on how wild and domestic animals, Keyline sub-soiling,

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Study Shows Mountain Lions Pose no Human Threat in Big Bend National Park

Studies at Big Bend National Park show that mountain lions avoid humans, are most active early and late in the day, and that female lions are more active than males. This is consistent with our experience and observations at Circle Ranch, where we protect our lions because they and all other predators are necessary for

Stop Killing Coyotes

As repeatedly shown, predator “control” harms the species we seek to protect. In addition, there is the ethical issue of the control methods used, which true hunters would neither use, nor tolerate. NOTE: This post initially appeared on NYTimes.com on August 11, 2016

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – America's Answer to Mad Cow Disease

Here is a useful body of early information on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD’s history has been revised considerably in the last 15-years. NOTE: This post is taken verbatim from MadCow.org Mad deer, mad elk: sources, definitions, and diagnosis CWD Video Successful transmission of CWD to primate and goat State-by-state update on CWD: 27 Jan

Killing Wolves to Save Livestock May Backfire

Why predator “control” increases predation.

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Killing Bighorn to Save Bighorn?

It‘s hard to name a modern wildlife “management” practice that does not involve killing some plant or animal to “help” other plants or animals to the unintended detriment of all. The idea that humans can improve on nature would be laughable but for the damage being done to wild animals and their habitat by people

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13 Chronic Wasting Disease Cases Confirmed at Medina County Facility

All cases of CWD can be traced back to the Foothills Wildlife Research Station in Ft. Collins, a facility of the Colorado Department of Wildlife, in 1967. Agencies have closed ranks: It appears that amnesia has spread like CWD. No one seems to remember what was being done to the confined animals at the experimental

Learning from Africa's Herbivores

These articles shed light on some of the basic insights of holistic management, planned grazing, and permaculture, as to the physiology of desert grasslands: Plants need animals as much as animals need plants. Many, many kinds of animals, from large to small, are necessary for healthy habitat. Restoration of animal biodiversity across the size scale

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Parks and Wildlife Begins Reducing Deer Population at Texas Mountain Ranch

CWD and high-fenced deer go hand in hand. Chronic Wasting Disease was created in a government-funded, high-fenced experimental wildlife facility near Fort Collins, Colorado. They won’t say what was being done to these confined animals, but instead spin the story to imply CWD appeared spontaneously. The same agencies that created the conditions and experiments that

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Deer Hunted in Medina, Uvalde Counties Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

“The rules developed by TPWD to deal with CWD accelerate the proliferation of high fences and their associated industrial deer raising methods. These practices both caused, and now spread CWD.” NOTE: post initially appeared on KSAT.comFebruary 5, 2016 State Creating New Management Plan