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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 449
Posted By Trumpkin
He blew out his bicep a couple days ago. Not sure...

He blew out his bicep a couple days ago. Not sure if he's got a shot in mind.
Forum: Traditional 06-16-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh yeah, and I just finished ordering a fancy tab...

Oh yeah, and I just finished ordering a fancy tab from Rick so that I can be cool like him!
Forum: Traditional 06-16-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Trumpkin
Dead In Here...

been shooting regularly though! Felt like this week was the first time that everything I've been working on the past year and a half all clicked at the same time, for multiple shots in a row. Now...
Forum: Traditional 06-15-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Y'all are a...

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Y'all are a bunch of killing machines! Way to go everyone.
Forum: Traditional 05-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Trumpkin
Those look sharp! Or maybe it's just the tight...

Those look sharp! Or maybe it's just the tight group...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 37,942
Posted By Trumpkin
Hey! That was me! I guess I should have moved on...

Hey! That was me! I guess I should have moved on to another spot when you left. Sounds like you at least got into something. I didn't know enough to know where to try next though. And I'll be honest,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Trumpkin
That's runoff time. Any river or stream is going...

That's runoff time. Any river or stream is going to be a mess. Grab a map and head to West Rosebud lake, it's in a canyon at the base of the Beartooths, maybe an hour from Redlodge. Fish are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 37,942
Posted By Trumpkin
I hit Port A south jetty today. 7:30 in the...

I hit Port A south jetty today. 7:30 in the morning till 3 pm, and not a fish on the fly rod. Matter of fact, the whole jetty seemed to be having horrible luck. Saw only 2 kings and 2 big red fish...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 37,942
Posted By Trumpkin
If you run into a tall, skinny guy waving a fly...

If you run into a tall, skinny guy waving a fly rod like a madman, say hello! My name is Malachi, btw.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 37,942
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm heading to Port A jetties Saturday with the...

I'm heading to Port A jetties Saturday with the fly rod. I have a whole bunch of intel from AtTheWall, and that's it for reconnaissance! Never fished the big water... Anyone else going to be out on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,504
Posted By Trumpkin
Tied some Saltwater stuff today...

https://i.imgur.com/jO16of3l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/q6BCGh7l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FIL8TaYl.jpg

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Forum: Traditional 05-05-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Trumpkin
Hey Byron! Before you abandon split, try dropping...

Hey Byron! Before you abandon split, try dropping your index finger off the string, and just lay it along the arrow shaft before starting your draw. It's like a modified 2 under. That's how I shoot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, I have enough gear to put together for this...

Well, I have enough gear to put together for this trip that it won't happen this Saturday. I thought I had more flies left in my boxes, but it looks like a fly tying session is in order. I'll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Trumpkin
Wow! That is so much help! Thank you for being so...

Wow! That is so much help! Thank you for being so willing to help, AtTheWall. I really appreciate the advice. I just need to make this trip happen now!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Trumpkin
Help! Fly Fishing Jetties?

Alright, I've seen you guys tearing up the fish down on the coast of late, and I'm kind of tired of chasing carp, so...

Anyone on here fly fish off the jetties? Care to help a freshwater guy out?...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Trumpkin
There are good, inexpensive options out there for...

There are good, inexpensive options out there for getting into the game. But the biggest thing I'd recommend is to take two or three casting lessons before you buy a fly rod. You will be able to tell...
Forum: Traditional 03-31-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice shooting on that rat! I say you go with a...

Nice shooting on that rat! I say you go with a full body mount. Nothing else compares when you really want to show off!
Forum: Traditional 03-31-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By Trumpkin
I've not had bad experiences with TG. That site...

I've not had bad experiences with TG. That site has a lot of good folks, and they are the ones who taught me how to shoot well and get rid of target panic.

But I'm tied up with a full blown gut...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,222
Posted By Trumpkin
Buff, I love the stock on that muzzle loader!

Buff, I love the stock on that muzzle loader!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,222
Posted By Trumpkin
Yessir! It's a tag punching machine in 30-06AI....

Yessir! It's a tag punching machine in 30-06AI. My grandpa gave it to me after his dad passed. I was just getting old enough to hunt deer.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,222
Posted By Trumpkin
How about an early vintage Model 70, handed down...

How about an early vintage Model 70, handed down from my great grandfather?
https://i.imgur.com/Pu8rB4Ul.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Trumpkin
I went. I had plenty of layers to stay warm. I...

I went. I had plenty of layers to stay warm. I did not find the gar. But I had a great afternoon!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Trumpkin
No one?

No one?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Trumpkin
Gar experts, Do I go fishing this afternoon?

I need the green screen to help out here. I stumbled onto some big gar yesterday afternoon, and planned to go after them today. But now it's 34 degrees, raining, and windy. I have the layers, and go...
Forum: Traditional 02-03-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By Trumpkin
The biggest thing that has helped me improve as...

The biggest thing that has helped me improve as an archer? I realized it is physically possible to shoot very accurately at long distances with a trad bow, and do it with intention. It used to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Trumpkin
I was about to say this! There's some techy...

I was about to say this! There's some techy rabbit holes in trad, but you don't need to go down them.
Forum: Traditional 02-02-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By Trumpkin
Whoa, bud! Take a few deep breaths! Consider...

Whoa, bud! Take a few deep breaths! Consider taking one day off from shooting if you get panicky about the forthcoming hunt. Then only shoot 10-15 good shots a day from here till the hunt. Trust your...
Forum: Traditional 01-17-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Way to kick off 2018 everyone! This is shaping up...

Way to kick off 2018 everyone! This is shaping up to be a good year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm from Montana! Are there elk? You bet, lots!...

I'm from Montana! Are there elk? You bet, lots! Are there deer? Yessir! Are there millions of acres of public land? Yep! Is it the best place to go for elk as a non resident *from Texas*? No,...
Forum: Traditional 01-16-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Trumpkin
You pegged um good! Looks like you hit the...

You pegged um good! Looks like you hit the opposite elbow? Great shot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,753
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh, I forgot to say it, but that buck is a stud!

Oh, I forgot to say it, but that buck is a stud!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Trumpkin
Can you just epoxy it yourself? Mix up some 30...

Can you just epoxy it yourself? Mix up some 30 minute epoxy with a needle on hand, use the needle to shuffle a bunch in there, clamp it, and wipe off any excess with some mineral spirits.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,753
Posted By Trumpkin
Did you autopsy the shot? Looks like it stayed...

Did you autopsy the shot? Looks like it stayed just outside the ribs, exited shoulder, and he bled out from arteries in the neck? Almost identical shot placement as the buck I took this year, but my...
Forum: Traditional 01-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By Trumpkin
Glad to hear it! Some days you just gotta set the...

Glad to hear it! Some days you just gotta set the bow down and walk away.
Forum: Traditional 01-13-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Trumpkin
I usually just cut em out of any slippery leather...

I usually just cut em out of any slippery leather that's lying around. I also will double up on tabs if the leather isn't thick enough. Bear in mind though, I shoot pretty heavy bows, and only 2...
Forum: Traditional 01-13-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Trumpkin
This. Do the same thing with strings. Always...

This. Do the same thing with strings. Always break the new one in while life is left on the old tab or string. Sometimes a new tab can make your shooting go all wonky until it's broken in good. You...
Forum: Traditional 01-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By Trumpkin
I will add this: Usually when my shooting goes...

I will add this: Usually when my shooting goes awry I can fix it by inspecting 3 major pieces of my shot. Bow arm/shoulder strong to target, a longer pause at anchor to hone my focus on the spot I'm...
Forum: Traditional 01-10-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By Trumpkin
Change shooting gloves recently? That can throw...

Change shooting gloves recently? That can throw guys off sometimes.

Sounds more like you are plucking the release to me though. Maybe try focusing strictly on pulling back hard until the arrow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,552
Posted By Trumpkin
Man... I both relate and despise myself for how...

Man... I both relate and despise myself for how freaking angry I get. It's a crying shame that I can't even control my anger over someone who happens to be enjoying their day and driving a little...
Forum: Traditional 01-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Trumpkin
The mismatched diameters won't affect arrow...

The mismatched diameters won't affect arrow flight. Sounds like a broadhead alignment issue. As stated, spin check them, tweak them, remount them. Do whatever it takes to get them spinning true....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Trumpkin
Keep an eye on Camofire.com, they get some good...

Keep an eye on Camofire.com, they get some good deals on Vortex. Some guys will probably knock the Vortex, but it's decent glass, with a great warranty.
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By Trumpkin
Speed doesn't kill, technically speaking. What...

Speed doesn't kill, technically speaking. What kills is a broadhead running far enough through the vitals of an animal. Kinetic energy has been promoted for years, but by the physics of it, momentum...
Forum: Traditional 01-06-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Congrats Bisch! You figure out what was going on...

Congrats Bisch! You figure out what was going on with the longbow I take it?
Forum: Traditional 01-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
I was pretty shocked myself. How can a pig take a...

I was pretty shocked myself. How can a pig take a 2" Treeshark through its middle and leave zero blood? I dunno... I got a good view of the first 40 yards of path it ran away on, and there was not a...
Forum: Traditional 01-05-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Way to go Byron! That's kicking things off right!

Way to go Byron! That's kicking things off right!
Forum: Traditional 01-04-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd say the green dot right here's where I hit...

I'd say the green dot right here's where I hit the hog.
Forum: Traditional 01-04-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Hmm, good point... well I shouldn't have said...

Hmm, good point... well I shouldn't have said perfect. It would have been 'good enough' for a deer. Right where I'd aim with a rifle though. With deer I like to go up from the elbow about 1/3rd of...
Forum: Traditional 01-04-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
Does A Lost Pig Count?

I shot a sow this evening. She was moving fast and reactions took over. I hit right where I was aiming, then realized that aiming spot was perfect for a deer, not a hog, right behind the shoulder....
Forum: Traditional 01-03-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,058
Posted By Trumpkin
Sound reasoning! Good luck with the elk tag.

Sound reasoning! Good luck with the elk tag.
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,553
Posted By Trumpkin
I was doggone close to being the first yesterday....

I was doggone close to being the first yesterday. Had a doe at 17 yards and she never gave me a shot angle.
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