James Bigley

James Bigley

The Fetterman Massacre

In December 1866, during Red Cloud’s War, a group of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes joined forces and clashed with a detachment of the United States Army stationed at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming. The U.S. troops were tasked with safeguarding travelers on the Bozeman Trail. The Native American warriors, including Crazy Horse, employed a ruse …

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Super Pigs

Super Pigs   Super pigs, pigs, swine, hogs, boars – whichever name you give them, these omnivores are poised to wreak havoc on the environment in Canada and the United States. A group of “super pigs” that appear to be traveling from Canada to the northern US pose a serious threat to native wildlife and …

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Water Information for Landowners

The following websites are resources related to water for landowners:   DROUGHT INFORMATION: The website https://www.drought.gov/states/texas provides up-to-date information on drought conditions in Texas, including temperature and precipitation conditions, key drought indicators, outlooks, historical conditions, and water supply, agriculture, and public health maps. The website is part of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), a multi-agency …

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Elk in Texas

Elk In Texas. Really? The majestic elk, also known as Cervus canadensis, is a popular species that roams across North America. However, their history in Texas is not so straightforward. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), elk were present in Texas prior to European settlement in the 1800s. Evidence suggests that bighorn …

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