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    Fall Colors at Zapata Ranch

    Snow capped mountain peaks and woolly bison. Capture the spectacular colors and scenery of Zapata Ranch as few visitors see it during a week-long workshop with landscape and nature photographer Stephen Weaver.

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    Recipes from Our Ranch Table

    Some of our favorite beef and bison recipes to gather around the table with.

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    The Wranglers of Zapata Ranch

    Meet the five young women from across the country who are calling the Zapata home for the 2017 season.

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May 5, 2014

Dollar Lake

A time-lapse of Dollar Lake, showing the quick transition from Winter to Spring at Zapata Ranch.

Upper Twin Lake
April 11, 2014

Upper Twin Lake

A timelapse showing 4 days passing at the Upper Twin Lake on the Chico.

February 26, 2013

Calm Evenings

The headquarters lake sat still yesterday evening after a full day of moving cattle around down south.  It was a good reminder that a new season on the Chico is getting closer.  With March comes wind (and hopefully some of that white stuff in liquid form).

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October 16, 2012

Shipping Calves

This herd has just arrived from a long drive over several miles, thirsty and tired.  The next day, we gathered it from the holding trap around the corrals, and moved it into the corrals where the calves were sorted off, and the cows turned back out.  In the next several days, the calves were shipped off the ranch to a grow yard where they are cared for during the stressful time of weaning.  What we will do with the calves

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January 18, 2011

Cotton Lake

Cotton Lake is a pretty little lake just to the West of the old headquarters on the Medano. The Sandhill Cranes gather here each year and you can hear them squawking and calling as they make their way in to the lake and as they all sit around in the water. It is amazing how much the sound carries and how clearly you can hear them, as if they were standing right next to you. So a few weeks out

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