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Here are some photos from our ranch in southeast Idaho, and from our time managing Circle Ranch in far-west Texas.

Pitchstone Waters, by Shawn Vickers

  Shawn Vickers does mapping and wildlife planning for many ranches and public lands in North America, East Africa and the British Isles. He filmed, edited and wrote the music for this little video.   […]

Navajo Nation Game Surveys

The Navajo Nation contains some of the most beautiful high-desert mountain country in the American Southwest.   NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on November 12, 2018.  

New Movie About Texas Wildlife

“”Deep in the Heart” is billed as Texas’ first wildlife movie. This trailer has great photography, scoring and narration.  

The World’s Most Beautiful Shotguns

Purdeys may not be the most reliable shotguns built, but they are hands-down the most beautiful – and expensive.   NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on July 16, 2018.  

The Sounds of Elk

Most Texas elk hunters must draw permits in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico etc., pay many thousands of dollars and travel out of state for a chance to hunt free-ranging trophy elk. Yet, elk are native […]

Desert Bighorn Sheep and Chukar in Nevada

A wonderful Desert Bighorn Sheep video from Nevada’s Department of Wildlife. The gamebirds are Chukar (Alectoris chukar), a much-treasured partridge originally native to the foothills of the Himalayas. American stock originated in Afghanistan and Nepal. Chukar […]

Tribute to Mule Deer

A wonderful video from the Mule Deer Foundation.   NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on June 11, 2018     

Gulleys for Desert Grassland Restoration #2

Using a gulley to create a riparian meadow in the desert.   NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on May 31, 2017      To see another example of this practice, […]

Chihuahuas and Keyline

“Chichuahuas and Keyline” explains Chocolate the Keyline Dog’s take on contour subsoil plowing.   NOTE: this post was originally published to this site on September 13, 2017.  

Gulleys for Grassland Restoration #12: Chupacabra Dam

Another example of a small dam that spills water from an eroded gulley, to reduce road washing and to irrigate a few acres of grassland at Circle Ranch in the high-desert mountains of far-West Texas. […]