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Buffalo On The Texas Plains

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The ru-opened discussion of the buffalo question calla i'or a few statements concerning tliese animáis in Texas. Two hundred head or more of these animáis may bo f ound in the Panhandle of Texas, on the Llano Estacado, and in No Man 's Land. Some are on the Palo Duro Canyon ranch, owued bv Capt. Charles Goodnight; others in the Texas Capital syndicate, or XIT pasture, espeeially on the North plains, i. e., north of the Canadian river; still others are at large. Probably twenty or more buffalo calves were captured this spring in that región and driven to Kansas for mercenary and breeding purposes. The cowboy's ideal, likethatof the more "refined" sportsman, is to shoot these cattle at sight, but the proprietors of the ranches are doing much for their protection. There are also many buffalo on the South plain. The antelope, black tailed deer and many rare but smaller mammals are found in the same región - all of which I saw or heard of dnring a recent visit to Plaza Larga, Tucumcarri Mesa and the Texas Panhandle. Naturalista desiring these forms should go to Taacosa, Tex., near the ncw Mexican line, a place easily accessible f rom Kansas, Denver and Texas, via the Fort Worth and Denver raüway. The car ture of wild horses is a profitable pursuit in this región.


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Ann Arbor Register