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    First time out in the Hill Country for GF on her 800S

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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    A favorite romp on the Three Sisters.

    Looks like hers has a little oil leak on the valve cover

    Sorry, just responded to your other thread
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    Nice picture.
    The 800S looks like it would be a good bike.
    Kind of a rare model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Nice picture.
    The 800S looks like it would be a good bike.
    Kind of a rare model.
    Voni loved hers!
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    There are some interesting properties along the 3 sisters loop with tall (sometimes double) fences. At least one is topped with broken glass. I’ve heard these are exotic game farms for hunters but that would seem much like going hunting at a zoo. Can anyone confirm what those large spreads are? Too rocky to grow crops anyway.
    Stayed at the old Coyote Ranch and had a great time while in the area. Lots of potato-potato noise there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    I’ve heard these are exotic game farms for hunters but that would seem much like going hunting at a zoo. .
    Yes, they are exotic game ranches. Some for hunting and some for raising exotic animals.
    A few may be for the owners viewing pleasure.

    8 miles north of Camp Wood on 335 you can see the rock fence with broken bottles with Google Maps Street View.
    https://goo.gl/maps/D7VjctTkEpR2
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    I found a great article about those game ranches:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/us...xas-ranch.html

    $35,000 to shoot a fenced-in antelope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    I found a great article about those game ranches:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/us...xas-ranch.html

    $35,000 to shoot a fenced-in antelope!
    Is that all?
    I'd better buy 2!

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    We have hordes of antelope (Pronghorn) around here that no one takes much interest in hunting. Not particularly good eating.
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    Unintended consequences out this way is the slow but sure spread of those exotics in our area from downed fences or left open gates. You might not need to hunt one as they may find you. Nothing like being stuck outside those high fences on the road and having the critters on the wrong side of the fence with no way to get back in.

    https://www.wideopenspaces.com/invasion-axis-deer/


    We regularly see Axis deer , herds of Black Buck antelope and an occasional loose Oryx within minutes of leaving our place this time of year on low fenced ranches and county roads. A herd of Axis make a thundering sound when you are on a bicycle! We stopped yesterday morning watching a huge herd of Axis across a hayfield, those guys get big.
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