Tag: Turkey

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Texas House Orders Study Before Using Poison on Feral Hogs

The ‘feral pig apocalypse’ is a costly bureaucratic poisoning boondoggle that will harm wildlife in incalculable ways. There is an obvious alternative: Let the market solve the problem the bureaucrats created, and let Texas’ leaders lead towards a solution that benefits wildlife, habitat and the economics of land ownership. Feral pigs, according to wildlife and

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Circle Ranch Game Cameras – August 2016

The reason biodiversity is good not bad is because species are usually complimentary, not “competitive.” To be healthy, desert ranges need three things: (1) Large, concentrated migratory bison herds, or, cattle grazed to mimic bison’s migratory patterns; (2) a lot of predators of all sizes; and, (3) a high, diverse population of prey species. Remove

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Circle Ranch Game Cameras – July 2016

To be healthy, desert ranges need three things: (1) Large, concentrated migratory bison herds, or, cattle grazed to mimic bison’s migratory patterns; (2) a lot of predators of all sizes; and, (3) a high, diverse population of prey species. Remove any of these and the systems collapse. Most wildlife ‘managers’ remove not one, not two, but

Mid-Summer 2016 Game Cameras

Do most of the species pictured below—and all of the predators—“compete” with each other and harm bighorn, mule deer, pronghorn and ecosystem health as the wildlife agencies say? Or do they complement each other? Is biodiversity good or bad for our deserts? Recent studies of the Serengeti shed light on this debate. They confirm that

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West Texas, Photography by Weiman Meinzer

An evocative and beautiful short film about the culture, wildlife and geography of West Texas. Wyman Meinzer’s West Texas from Wyman Meinzer on Vimeo.

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Out Here in The Middle

Out Here in The Middle is a short video about summer at the Circle Ranch, in the high-desert mountains of far-West Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Blocks Private Turkey Reintroductions in Far-West Texas

January 17, 2013   Philip Dickerson Via email: phdickers@suddenlinkmail.com Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. 4500 W. Illinois, Ste. 203 Midland, TX  79703 Dear Philip:  Thank you for your letter dated January 3, 2012 which arrived by e-mail January 8:   Dear Chris, I hope this letter will summarize our conversion that took place on January

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Turkey Family: 9/3/10

We have been watching this family, one of three, all summer.

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Turkey Family in West Pasture, 8/10/10

Wild turkey reintroduction at Circle Ranch has been a 7-year project. Really gratifying to see these young birds!

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 our turkey nesting sites: “Chris, just got back into the office and saw your series of emails.  It is good