Jody Dahl

Jody Dahl

The founder of Top50 Ranches, Jody Dahl coordinates and promotes educational, luxurious and breathtaking ranch vacations all around the world.

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Dame Nevada

Last night, during the first performance of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, Waddie Mitchell debuted the poem he wrote in celebration of the state’s 150th anniversary of statehood. A native Nevadan, Mitchell was named the Honorary Poet of the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial.

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Scarecrows vs. Scaresheep

Sometimes birds can be a nuisance. I don’t care if they’re blackbirds, pigeons, seagulls, starlings or guinea hens.

Starlings have always been a problem for feedlots. They eat a lot of grain, besides desecrating the feed bunks. One particular afternoon when I was having visions of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds, I sent one of the feedlot hands to town to get some replicas of owls. I had read that decoy owls would scare off birds. I left that afternoon before he returned.

The next morning I got a call on the two-way from the boss. He was in a fowl mood (sorry). “What the *(#%@ do ya think this is? Halloween? Do ya think the EPA and the Audubon Society would approve? Are they waterproof? Packing guns? Where did you go to school again?”

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the air today. It may not be the "cowboy way" to get overly mushy, but we figured we could at least recognize a few of our favorite couples in the horse industry. Happy Valentines Day!

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A Cowboy's Artist

Bill OwenWestern artist Bill Owen leaves behind more than 40 years worth of paintings that preserve contemporary cowboy life in Arizona. PHOTO BY WALTER WORKMAN

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