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Scalia’s Last Moments: Enjoying Nature on this Hunting Ranch

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Scalia’s Last Moments: Enjoying Nature on this Hunting Ranch

The Conservative nation mourned loudly with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

When Texas millionaire John Poindexter invited Justice Antonin Scalia to his remote ranch near the Mexican border, it was for a private party with about 35 other guests, for a weekend of hunting and sightseeing on his painstakingly restored and cultivated 30,000-acre spread.

Poindexter recalled how, after Scalia — a Trenton, N.J., native who spent his career on the East Coast — arrived at about noon on Friday, he joined the other guests on a successful quail hunt.

The ranch, established in 1857, sits in the middle of remote desert, 15 miles north of the border and 150 miles southeast of El Paso, the last several miles on a dirt road.

On-site bird hunts include pheasant, chukar, white-winged dove and blue quail. The area is home to more than 500 species of birds, as well as 18 species of bats.

“Tread lightly and you’re likely to see more than a few species of wildlife, including the American buffalo, Carmen mountains white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, aoudad, coyotes, black bears, javelinas, mountain lions and bobcats/ringtail cats, along with domestic livestock grazing in our pastures,” the ranch web site says.

Read the full article at LA Times

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