Category Archives: Exotics

Who-d a-thunk it? Game ranching and private ownership of wildlife for hunting, tourism and meat are saving rhinos, etc.

Well duh! That legally secure private property rights is the foundation for economic prosperity and development used to be a fundamental idea in our society and culture. It was even taught in the public’s schools. Suddenly I woke up and … Continue reading

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Swan Song: New York’s Wildlife Bureaucrats Intend to Eradicate Wild Swans

If you manage FOR a species, you are doomed to loose that species. It is always best to manage for the health of the ecosystem as a whole. — jtl Posted by Chris Gill on the Circle Ranch Blog NOTE: this article … Continue reading

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Panel Says Federal Wolf Plan Used Unproven Wildlife Science

Posted by Chris Gill in Invasion Biology, WILDLIFE & HUNTING NOTE: Article originally appeared in San Antonio Express News on February 7, 2014 (via Associated Press) BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Longhorns May be Nearing the End of the Trail in Park

Posted by Chris Gill on the Circle Ranch Blog  Originally appeared in the SA Express News, authored by John MacCormack,  October 23, 2013. PRESIDIO — When the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department bought the Big Bend Ranch from Houston oilman Robert Anderson in … Continue reading

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Endangered Species, Private Property, and the American Bison

Whereas private owners use basic accounting to determine if they are making profits or suffering losses, government activities are not subject to such constraints because the state is able to externalize its costs onto others through taxation. Private firms who … Continue reading

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Aoudad, The Bogus Boogeyman

by Chris Gill  via Circle Ranch Blog 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 rest: … Continue reading

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