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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.