My name is Brian Gilroy and I am the Director of Ranch Operations at WildLife Partners. I still can’t believe that we are getting to do this!!!! Every day that I wake up and walk outside to build this partnership, I am reminded of just how fortunate I am. If you have not been here to visit the ranch I highly encourage you to do so. What we are building is nothing short of remarkable and I fully expect that we will achieve the goals that we have set out to accomplish.
Since April 8th, when we made our first acquisition of 50 Scimitar Horned Oryx, we have taken this industry by storm. Our name has been the talk of the Exotic Wildlife business throughout the state. We have developed outstanding relationships with ranchers and have caused virtually all of our competition to feel a serious strain on the methods they have used for so long. WildLife Partners is spearheading some very serious and monumental changes within this sector and we will continue to do so as the result of your support.
Over the last three months we have purchased 32 different species including Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Warthogs, Red River Hogs, Markhor, Addax, Kudu, Sambar, Sable Antelope, Black Wildebeest and many many more. Currently we have 419 animals that we own as part of our initial stock. We have had approximately 30 babies and will have many more in the very near future. We are roughly 90% of the way to having all of the stock purchased for the 1st partnership. I expect the balance to be in place within 30 days.
To put this in perspective, in the last 90 days here are a few things that we have accomplished. We have hired a staff of 18 people at the ranch. They have manually cleared 270 acres of all dead cedar, moved and crushed mountains of rock and have constructed roads throughout the property. We have erected roughly 4 miles of fence (two more to go), constructed a 10,000 square foot barn and installed two miles of pipe for water troughs. The electricity to the barn should be on within a couple weeks and our online camera system will be activated at that time. Our 4 salesman have driven a combined 75,000 miles building relationships with ranchers. They have captured almost 600 head of game and logged over 100 hours of helicopter time. We are putting in 60-70 hour weeks to build this partnership and achieve what we set out to build. I can honestly say that nothing I have accomplished throughout my career has been more rewarding that what we are doing with this business.
Once again, if you have not been here to visit, please take the time to come. You will walk away with a sense of pride and excitement that you are part of an incredible conservation effort that is driven by our ability to profit while doing so.
In closing, last week we submitted an offer for an additional 1750 acres to house our next three partnerships. Our business is rapidly growing. If you or a friend or family member is interested in joining us as a partner, don’t hesitate to let us know. We will gladly make an in person visit to you or schedule a trip for them to come here to see the ranch.
Thanks again for being a part of what we feel is an amazing adventure and I look forward to giving you more updates in the near future.