TX NM Rain

Wednesday storms flooding parts of eastern New Mexico and the western Texas Panhandle brought rain and a little lightning to Amarillo, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

“It sort of started to fizzle out pretty much starting with the rising sun,” NWS meteorologist Andrew Moulton said. The scattered showers and thunderstorms were gone by 3 p.m.

Moulton said most of the rain fell west of Amarillo, in areas including Hereford, Bootleg and the New Mexico state line.

Meteorologists recorded more than an inch of rain 15 miles northwest of Amarillo, while they measured .03 of an inch in the city.

By 7 p.m. Wednesday, Borger recorded .2 of an inch, Childress had .27 of an inch, Dalhart had .09, Dumas had .02, Hereford had .97 and Guymon had .07 of an inch.

Widespread flooding was reported in Clovis, N.M., with some intersections under several inches of water and emergency responders calling travel treacherous.

Curry County was placed under a flood warning, and Albuquerque, N.M., meteorological technician Troy Marshall said areas between Fort Sumner and Clovis reported up to 4.3 inches of rain.

Residents in Parmer County also experienced significant rainfall Wednesday. Lubbock meteorologist Brad Charboneau said gauges near Bovina measured more than 5 inches of rain, and there was 1 to 4 inches “over pretty much the whole county.”

Charboneau said curb-to-curb flooding was reported in Friona, as well as minor flooding of Highway 60 in Bovina, adding most of the heaviest rainfall in that area had stopped by 8 a.m, and the system had broken down some as it moved into eastern Bailey County.

“(We’ve had) a lot of reports of people hydroplaning,” Charboneau said. “We haven’t heard reports of any major accidents.”

Severe weather chances for the Texas Panhandle continue through the week, with a slight chance of rain in the northwest counties on Friday, Independence Day. Mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 90 are expected, Moulton said.

After Friday, Goehring said, the area will enter a drying phase.

Ladies Unleashed on the Quinlan Ranch!

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I’m no stranger to the Quinlan Ranch in Chama New Mexico. This was my 2nd time hunting there and my first trip resulted in a 355 bull! I really felt like apart of the family especially since the Casias family manages it. Mark runs the ranch with the other excellent guides. They call Mark the Elk Whisper because it doesn’t matter what stage the elk hunting is in, he knows the language of the elk. He can sweet talk an elk right to you which is shown during Melissa’s Bow hunt. Melissa is Mark’s wife who does all the other jobs to make sure the Quinlan Ranch is ran smoothly! From time to time you will meet their adorable daughter Sierra who is a little hunter in training!

I was really looking forward to this hunt because besides me getting to chase a bugling elk, Mark was going to allow Melissa and I to beunleashed on the Quinlan Ranch in search of a Mule Deer for Melissa! After getting decked out in SHE safari Camouflage thanks to Bass Pro Shops we quickly went to sight in our rifles! As Mark was driving us back from the range we spotted some mule deer bucks. We let him drop us off so we can take a closer look. Unfortunately the stud of the group walked off and bedded down. We got repositioned and tried to get him to stand up for a shot however once he stood, he took off quickly without presenting a shot. That wasn’t the last opportunity at that buck and we proved that ladies on their own can get it done!

It was great hunting with Melissa because we bonded instantly over our love for the sport and wanting to share it. She is passing on her passion to her daughter, which she brings on her hunts as her sidekick. It became time for us to chase an elk for me with Mark as our caller and we heard a deep bugle in the distance. We set up with Mark calling behind us and this elk’s bugle kept getting louder. It was the perfect scenario until we got busted by a group of mule deer behind us. They winded us and ran right towards the elk that we had making his way right into our trap!

Back to the drawing board and we needed to figure something out before the bad weather moved in that was on its way! However, the Quinlan Ranch never disappoints and we ended the trip enjoying some delicious elk burgers that tasted like success!

Watch this episode airing now on the Sportsman Channel Sunday at 12:30pm, Wednesday at 4pm and Fridays at 9:30am eastern standard times.
Will Re-air the week starting June 8th 2014.

 

For more information on the Quinlan Ranch – Visit our website at www.chassmiddleton.com

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Interested in an elk or mule deer hunt? Check out www.QuinlanRanch.com
Want to follow more of Larysa Switlyk’s adventures? Check out www.LarysaUnleashed.com

Eva Shockey elk hunting on the Quinlan Ranch

Eva Shockey elk hunting on the Quinlan Ranch

Steve West on the Quinlan Ranch – Elk Hunting!

  • Area: Chama, New Mexico
  • Price: $41,791,300
  • Size: 16,716.52 Acres

Watch this awesome video of Steve West from Steve’s Outdoor Adventures! Exceptional elk hunting on the Quinlan Ranch, which has a resident elk herd and is in the path of one of the largest elk migrations in the country!

More Information on the QUINLAN RANCH

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The Miller’s Creek Ranch is located in Haskell County, TX. The property contains 648.62 acres and has been improved by two cabins, new exterior and interior fence and several hunting blinds with feeders. Miller’s Creek is a seasonal creek that is lined with mature hardwoods. Aside from the creek, there are four large dirt tanks located throughout the property. The property has been set up thoughtfully and is ready to use and enjoy. Whitetail deer are numerous in this area as are turkey and feral hogs. Migratory bird hunting is generally excellent.

For More Information Click Here

For more information contact:
Charlie Middleton
Chas. S. Middleton and Son
806-763-5331
 
 
 
 
 

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The Miller’s Creek Ranch is located in Haskell County, TX. The property contains 648.62 acres and has been improved by two cabins, new exterior and interior fence and several hunting blinds with feeders. Miller’s Creek is a seasonal creek that is lined with mature hardwoods. Aside from the creek, there are four large dirt tanks located throughout the property. The property has been set up thoughtfully and is ready to use and enjoy. Whitetail deer are numerous in this area as are turkey and feral hogs. Migratory bird hunting is generally excellent.

For More Information Click Here

For more information contact:
Charlie Middleton
Chas. S. Middleton and Son
806-763-5331

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

TSCRA Summer Meeting
June 9-11, 2014 Arlington, Texas

 

Summer Meeting an Opportunity for Learning and Playing

Batter up!! TSCRA’s Summer Membership Meeting will take place in Arlington, where attendees will be able to mix pleasure and business.

Information sessions and committee business will provide attendees with the latest information on issues impacting their ranching businesses. On Tuesday night, enjoy the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and take in a baseball game against the Miami Marlins.

Families are welcome; the hotel is located next door to Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor and many more local attractions such as ice skating, shopping, golf and more.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

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Texas Big Game Awards
2014 Regional Banquet Schedule
 

Region 1, 2, 3
June 7 – Lubbock, TX
Four Bar K
302 E. 82nd

 

Region 5, 6, 7
June 28 – Brenham, TX
Fireman’s Training Center
1101 Hwy 290 West

 

Region 4 & 8
August 9 – Kerrville, TX
Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conf. Center
2033 Sidney Baker

Congratulations to all of the contestants from Chas. S. Middleton and Son!

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
http://www.texas-wildlife.org

 

Current Inventory of Ranches For Sale with Minerals
 
New Mexico Hunting Ranch For SaleQuinlan Ranch in Northern New Mexico
16,716.52 Acres – $41,791,300
Chama, New Mexico
Offers exceptional elk and deer hunting

Lower L Bar Ranch 025Lower L Bar Ranch
36,460.2 Acres – $20,000,000
Laguna, New Mexico
Offers exceptional elk and deer hunting

IMG_2169Phelps Ranch
12,788.47 Acres – $4,284,137
Muleshoe, Texas
Offers exceptional value for livestock grazing

IMG_2089Salt Creek Ranch
1,490 Acres – $1,169,650
Jayton, Texas
Offers great whitetail deer hunting

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Beef prices at all time highs are resulting in problems that would be familiar to Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson in the Texas of 150 years ago…cattle rustling.

Carmen Fenton of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association tells 1200 WOAI news that rustling has spiked in the last couple of years, as beef prices have skyrocketed, due largely to the ongoing Texas drought, which has made cattle feed more expensive and has prompted many ranchers to sell their herds and get into another line of work.

Fenton says while you see cattle, rustlers see the animals as ‘ATMs with hooves’

“You can take that cow to the sale barn that same day, and sell it, and get what its worth,” she said.  “And right now, they’re worth a lot.”

She says the result is that ranchers who are already stretched thin by the drought have to invest in new security to protect their herds from rustlers.

“I am branding them, I am watching them, I cannot afford to lose a single one of them to theft,” she said.

Cattle ranching by its very nature requires far-flung pastures, with many of the cows spending a lot of time far from places which are frequented by people.

Cattle ranchers are responding to the surge in rustling with high tech devices, from remote controlled cameras in the pastures to sensors on the fences to detect if they have been cut, to specially adapted cattle guards to deter unwanted vehicles from driving onto the ranch land.

But in Texas, they don’t hang cattle thieves any more.  It is generally third degree theft, based on the value of the cattle stolen, and it will get the rustler 2-10 years in prison.

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Haystack Mtn Quail FeederBobwhite Quail on the Haystack Mountain Ranch – Dickens, TX

 

The mission for Park Cities Quail is clear: Group is committed to increasing quail numbers in Texas

Texas quail may be in decline, but they have a generous ally in Park Cities Quail.

Last week, the volunteer organization wrote checks totaling $770,000 for quail research and conservation. The money is the net proceeds from PCQs 2013 fundraiser held in March.

The group also announced country music legend George Strait as recipient of die 2014 T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award. Details for the event and the organization are at parkcitiesquail.org. Strait is a third-generation landowner, committed conservationist and avid sportsman.

“George Strait shares our passion and commitment to see wild quail restored to historic levels,” said Pickens, who is PCQ chairman emeritus.

In seven years, PCQ has contributed $3.4 million to quail research. One of the grants awarded last week went to Ron Kendall, a professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Environmental Toxicology.

Kendall, a quail hunter and biologist, received a grant to assess toxicology of aflatoxins from deer com and the impact of pestiddiis in quail ecosystems.

Texas deer hunters put out millions of pounds of corn each fall to draw game near their hunting blinds, A lot of birds and other animals eat the corn. Corn is susceptible to aflatoxin, a toxin produced by fungi.

Kendall said the agriculture industry has done a pretty good job of testing and labeling deer com as being good enough for wildlife feed, but it is unclear what happens after the com is bagged and labeled.

“What happens to leftover corn that’s stored in the barn all summer?’’ asked Kendall. “What about corn left in a feeder where it’s exposed to six or seven months of weather extremes, and then the feeder is activated?

“I plan to answer these More…

Haystyack Mtn Ranch Quail Hunt PointersPoint! Haystack Mountain Ranch – Dickens, TX

 

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