Tag: Quail

Winter Feeding Habits of West Texas Desert Quail

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

Students of Quail From a Broad Range of Backgrounds: QuailMasters 2010 Visited Circle Ranch June 7, 2010.
Dale Rollins and Chris Gill

Dale Rollins and Chris Gill

QuailMasters 2010 Visit to Circle Ranch, June 7, 2010 Here is a great article on Dr. Rollins:  http://gardenandgun.com/article/quail-doctor 

Thoughts on Desert Quail and Desert Grazing Offered by Steve Nelle, June 7, 2010

Thoughts on Desert Quail and Desert Grazing Offered by Steve Nelle, June 7, 2010

Steve Nelle is highly-respected range and wildlife scientist who works for NRCS.  He sent these papers on the subjects of desert grazing and desert quail management.

Gambels Quail

Gambels Quail

Here are Gambel’s Quail photographed at Circle in spring, 2010

Quail and Wildlife Waterer

Quail and Wildlife Waterer

Circle has over 100 of these small-animal waterers.  They are made by Surber Tank Company, Odessa, Texas.  The internal valve is 3/4,” brass.  It holds about 3 gallons.  The tank must be maintained very full

Richard Gill on Predator Control

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

QuailMasters Graduation Photo: King Ranch October 27, 2009

QuailMasters Graduation Photo: King Ranch October 27, 2009

QuailMasters is a joint presentation of Texas Wildlife Association and  Agrilife Extension Service (Texas A&M System).  It is a must for those who would manage quail.

Blue Quail on Circle Ranch Waterer, August 2007

Blue Quail on Circle Ranch Waterer, August 2007

Many experts say that supplemental water does not help desert quail.  We believe it does.

Flash Flood in 17 Draw, August 31, 2006

Flash Flood in 17 Draw, August 31, 2006

In the old West Texas joke, a visitor asks the old cowboy, “How much rain do you get a year?”  To which the old boy replies, “Only 11 inches, but you ought to be here