Tag: Quail

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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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Montezuma’s Reward: The Rarest Quail in Texas

Mearns or Montezuma, the largest and rarest of our four Texas quails, is found throughout the mountains of far-West Texas. We have this quail in small numbers at Circle Ranch. Blues and Gambels are runners. Mearns hold even more tightly than bobwhite. What a shock when they flush—literally—from under your feet. This article was published

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A Poison for Every Plant

Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association is an outstanding organization. Annually, TSCRA circulates to its members a calendar like this one, compliments of Bayer-Monsanto Chemical.

Quail Waterers

Here is an interesting new quail waterer. While many quail experts say desert quail do not need water, noted quail expert Dr. Fred Guthery says that of all the quail work he has done, water additions are the single best practice. He is correct: In the desert, if you are looking for quail, look near water. NOTE:

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Early Summer 2016 – Game Cameras

Healthy ranges need: (1) Big nomadic grazers (bison or cows under planned grazing), (2) abundant predators and (3) lots of prey numbers and kinds. Take any one of these out and the system collapses.  The systems’ need for biodiversity is a physiological fact, not a social concept.   For 10-years in and around the Sierra

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Book Review: Woody Plants of the Big Bend and Trans-Pecos

This is a very useful book to the far-West Texas and Southern New Mexico landowner. Every landowner should try to know these plants by sight. Over 100 common trees, shrubs, cacti and other plants are identified and described. These are photographed as shrubs, in leaf detail, flower detail and seed development.

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Game Cameras – February 2016

In far-West Texas, a coalition of government agencies, agricultural universities and conservation organizations has decreed that on public lands more than half of the species pictured below should be severely reduced or removed altogether to help bighorn, pronghorn and deer. The coalition claims that all “exotics” and many “natives” including most predators “harm” favored species

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Game Videos Spring 2015

These videos were taken at what we call Sheep Tank, a water point that overlooks one of our largest canyons. Many species share this water, with no visible conflict with each other, or harm to habitat.

Excellent Numbers Highlight Quail Season

The winter of 2015-2016 was the best in many in Hudspeth County, far-West Texas NOTE: post originally appeared on SAExpressNews.com on January 7, 2016 Excellent bird numbers attributed to wet weather

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EPA Seeks to Revoke Approval of Dow Chemical Herbicide

Glyphosate, a key ingredient in Roundup, is associated with many illnesses, and according to the World Health Organization and the State of California, causes cancer. 2,4-D was a main ingredient in Agent Orange, which caused 2-million birth defects among Vietnamese exposed to it during the war. 60,000 American vets receive disability for illnesses caused by