After lunch today I rode out into the brush to watch ranch staff net does. Today and tomorrow the female deer are being gathered as part of the ranch’s conservation program.
In order to maintain the deer population, ranch staff gather a specific number of does every season. The does will go to other ranches (some nearby; others as far as East Texas) to improve and increase those deer populations. Through an incredible ballet of one person launching a net from a helicopter and another on the ground hog-tying the caught deer, the does are herded into a horse trailer. By the time I arrived there were two dozen of them hanging out in the hay. Continue reading