Wild Cow Corral

Wild Cow Corral (HM2HXY)

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N 33° 35.418', W 101° 52.949'

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Early 20th Century

Wild cow corrals were used for catching unbranded, free-roaming cattle in mountainous regions. The one was constructed in high terrian around Capitan, N.M., on the Block Ranch. Cowboys, or "brush poppers," as they were known in rough country, devised a way to catch the animals by building corrals among the trees and putting feed inside trap gates. Cattle could get in, but they could not nudge the gate open to get out again. Cowboys used burros to drag the struggling cattle down the mountain to the ranch where they were branded.
Placed ByThe Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center
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Date Added Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 232493 N 3720455
Decimal Degrees33.59030000, -101.88248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.418', W 101° 52.949'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 25.08" N, 101° 52' 56.94" W
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