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"Chipper" Dippel

Chipper Dippel

ProStaff Member: B.I. “Chipper” Dippel

Occupation: Tiburon Oil & Gas, Inc. / Whispering Water Ranch &Resort

Hunting/Game Management/Ranch Management Experience:

Hunting: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, California, Mexico; Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta & British Columbia Canada, Alaska, Scotland, South Africa, Mozambique, Australia, New Caledonia.

Game & Ranch Management: Owner and operator of the Whispering Water Ranch & Resort since 1999. Specializing in whitetail deer & turkey on 2000 acres in Menard County, TX. Also involved in cow/calf operation on this ranch.

Degrees/Certifications:

  • BS in Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1982
  • EPA Certified Pesticide Application License, 2003 – present
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Deer Breeder – Since 2003
  • Texas Animal Health Commission CWD Monitoring Program – Since 2003

Professional Organizations:

  • Member of TTHA (Texas Trophy Hunters Association)
  • Life Member of NRA
  • Life Member of SCI
  • Life Member of TWA
  • Houston Safari Club
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Texas Deer Association
  • Deer Breeders Co-Op

Honors/Awards:

  • B&C Antelope, P&Y Rocky Mountain, Roosevelt & Tule Elk, P& Y Yukon Moose

Television or Print Media Experiences or Appearances:

  • Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures TV Show: 2004 Archery Hunt for Yukon Moose, 2005 Archery Hunt for Vancouver Island Black Bear
  • Kim Hicks – Hunting 201 – Back To The Basics: 2001 South Africa Plains Game, 2002 Mozambique Cape Buffalo, 2006 Australia Water Buffalo, 2007 Scotland Red Stag, 2007 Alberta Whitetail, 2008 Whitetail Rattling Show at the Whispering Water Ranch
  • Journal of the American Trophy Hunter: 2007 A Weekend at the Whispering Water Ranch, 2008 Recruiting the Future
  • Texas Trophy Hunters Association: Sept/Oct 2009 article “Forks Like a Mule Deer”

What was it that got you into hunting?

Started going hunting with my father at the age of 4. Reading Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and watching the American Sportsman as a child growing up.

Family Information: Wife, Carolyn and daughters Ashton and Channing

Preferred Game Animal: Deer but also likes to hunt Elk, Mule Deer, Bear

Preferred Weapon Type: Bow but also uses rifle, shotgun and muzzleloader

Thoughts to Share:

It is extremely vital to the future of hunting to reach out to our youth and teach them this great heritage.

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