Texas Bighorn Society

TBS is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning bighorn sheep to their native ranges
in Texas.  All money raised
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Out on the Land to feature TBS

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 6:00pm (Central Daylight Savings Time),
Dr. Larry Butler’s television program “Out on the Land” will feature
the Texas Bighorn Society.

The program is broadcast on RFD TV.
www.rfdtv.com
On the RFD TV website there is a “Find Us” option which allows you to find the station in your area.

Tune in to see TBS in action.

 

Good Guzzlers, Water for Wildlife - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Our friends at Texas Parks and Wildlife are featuring TBS and our conservation efforts at Black Gap. The show "Good Guzzlers" will be airing on PBS the week of March 29th. Set your DVRs and check out the video clip below. 

 

Meet our Research Fellow, Thomas Janke!

su1In January of 2011 the Texas Bighorn Society Board of Directors voted to fund a research fellowship position through the Borderlands Research Institute of Sul Ross State University to conduct research on the newly released herd of bighorns at Big Bend Ranch State Park. A commitment of $20,000.00 per year for two years was made to this project. A search for the best qualified recipient of this commitment was led by Louis Harveson of the Borderlands Research Institute and ultimately Mr. Thomas Janke, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University at Kingsville, and who is currently working on his Masters at Sul Ross was chosen.

An oversight committee panel for the project including the director of the Borderlands Research Institute, the TPWD Bighorn Sheep Program Leader, the TPWD District 1 Leader, the TPWD Black Gap, Elephant Mountain, Sierra Diablo WMA Manager, and two panelists from the Texas Bighorn Society, one of which will serve as Chairman of the Panel was appointed to provide direction for the research. Initial focus of this research will include telemetry work, habitat usage and movement research, the evaluation of travel corridors and habitats, development of GIS models/maps of habitat suitability, etc. Research updates and conclusions will be published in the TBS BIGHORN magazine and elsewhere, providing valuable insights into this latest expansion of our Texas bighorn herd!

The overriding goal of the project is to develop extensive data on this bighorn herd that will help plan future transplant efforts and to insure the success, both of this transplant and ones conducted on down the road. Moving wildlife to new habitats is always a risky and expensive proposition, and we hope to help mitigate that risk with this fellowship. Updates will posted on our website periodically, so check back often and see what is happing with our Texas bighorns in the Big Bend!