The "abandoned ranch" portion of the White Mountain Ranch is probably still closed to birders, as best I can tell. The owner informed me that birders could bird around the old Conley house (the main house at the "abandoned ranch") after alfalfa season without specifying when or what that is. I don't know if that means when they are cutting or stacking bales in the yard, or just when it is being watered, growing or what. I know the ranch manager was staying in a fifth-wheel type trailer at the back of the property amidst the stacks of hay and the owner didn't want him and his wife disturbed. I asked for more clarification regarding alfalfa season and unfortunately got no response back. I stopped by the outer gate last week and noticed chains and padlocks on the gate and the fence seems to be in the very good condition (repaired recently?). So, I admit there was some ambiguity in the owner's reply and I don't really know what is meant by alfalfa season and accessing the property. I will post again if I ever get a response.
From: discussion about Nevada's bird life [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Stirling
Sent: Sunday, October 2, 2016 4:36 PM
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Subject: Abandoned ranch, Dyer
Is the abandoned ranch in Dyer still off-limits?
Cordially, Mark. Mark Stirling Up-Country Letters www.upcole.comPO Box 596, Gardnerville, NV 89410 530 318-4787