Tag: Bighorn

Hunting Desert Bighorn Sheep at Circle Ranch, September 2014

In challenging conditions of heavy rain and fog, we successfully hunted this beautiful ram on September 17, 2014. The desert bighorn is the rarest big-game animal in North America. We estimate that there are an

High-Desert Restoration Technicians: June 2014

Bighorn and aoudad play an indispensable role in maintaining healthy habitat in the extreme upper elevations of our far-West Texas mountains. Contrary to game manager ‘urban legend’, these animals are socially compatible, and improve habitat

Desert Grassland Restoration Crew at Work: June 2014

This blog was established to promote the use of sound science in our wildlife and habitat management practices. We devote a lot of time to talking about the role of cattle delivering the animal impact

Mule Deer, Desert Bighorn and Quail

Here are two videos which show the interaction and mutual dependence of wild species. In this case, large herbivores and desert quail.

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Invasive Species Eradications: "The Rest of the Story"

If you have bought into Big Wildlife’s ‘invasive species crisis,’ and believe that eradicating and poisoning of  ‘invasive’ species of plants and wild animals are based on science, or benefit ecosystems including wildlife and habitat,

Circle Ranch Game Cameras: May 2014

“Competition” or Cooperation?   Here are links to some great pictures of many species sharing water and habitat at the Circle Ranch. Several of the species photographed such as the aoudad and bighorn pictured above,

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Circle Ranch Game Cameras: March 15, 2014

Here are links to some great pictures of many species sharing water and habitat at the Circle Ranch.  Several, like aoudad and bighorn, are thought to be hostile to each other, and incompatible:  That belief

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Bad News for Range and Wildlife Science: An “F” Grade for America’s Elite Colleges

American Council of Trustees and Alumni vice president of policy Michael Poliakoff on the state of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges.

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Mountain Wildlife – February 2014

The Circle Ranch contains the southeast corner of the Sierra Diablo Mountains. These rise 2,500-feet from the floor of the Chihuahuan Desert to an elevation of 6,500-feet. Here are photos of pronghorn, bighorn and mule

Aoudad, The Bogus Boogeyman

  Eradication Science or Eradication Snake Oil?   This piece asks common sense questions about the increasing use of wild animal eradication as a primary conservation tool, and about the foundations on which these practices