Tag: Predator Removals

Misty Sumner on Predator Management For Mule Deer

Here I am with Misty Sumner, our TPWD field biologist.  She gave us these thoughts on predator management.   Chris ~   It is survey time of the year so I’m playing catch-up with email as I can.  Yours are always interesting and much more thought provoking than most.  I hope I’m not too late to join

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Richard Gill on Predator Control

Our youngest son Richard is in the real estate business in San Antonio. He is a Circle owner.  Richard is an accomplished fly fisherman and for six summers has guided the King Salmon run out  on the Alaska Peninsula.

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Chris Gill on Predator Removals

Dear Family and Friends, As Savory says, we almost always achieve our short-term goals but often at terrible unintended long-term cost.  Or as Rollins says: Rule #1 is “Do no harm.”

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Steve Nelle on Predator Removals

Steve Nelle is a wildlife biologist with the NRCS.  He is one of the most respected range and wildlife scientists in West Texas.  Here are his thoughts:

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Don Frantzen on Predator Removals

Don Frantzen is a highly-experienced manager of deer herds.  We have been friends for twenty-five years. He offered these thoughts on predator removals:

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Coyote at Two Section, August 2009

Coyote at Two Section

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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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.