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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,913
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Nice buck. Heck of a deer to start your bow...

Nice buck. Heck of a deer to start your bow hunting career. Congratulations !
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,196
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Congrats! TYHP is a great program.

Congrats! TYHP is a great program.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,420
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Our first year without a hill country lease in...

Our first year without a hill country lease in several decades.
I love watching the "parade" on US 290. Usually in comes in waves: the Thursday wave, the early Friday morning wave (for the guys...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,532
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Our crew works 4-10's. Monday thru Thursday, 7am...

Our crew works 4-10's. Monday thru Thursday, 7am to 5:30 pm 30 minute lunch. Three day weekends are great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Reality setting in

As the opening of another Texas deer season quickly approaches the reality of not having a lease is setting in.

For the first time, in something like 43 years, there won't be a lease to go to. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,132
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I'm in a similar situation as lots of you guys....

I'm in a similar situation as lots of you guys. I've got a 50 mile round trip daily. No need wearing out my new F-250 on a weekly basis.
Bought a little used Ford 500 sedan; nothing fancy. A little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,474
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Great program. Our oldest son was drawn last...

Great program. Our oldest son was drawn last year. Hopefully he'll get drawn again this season. Best of luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,321
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I've run nothing but gas. As stated above,...

I've run nothing but gas. As stated above, initial cost is about $8K less than diesel, maintenance is less and so forth. I've got a '17 F250 with the 6.2L V8. Plenty of power to haul round bales,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,112
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Great write up and super nice buck....

Great write up and super nice buck. Congratulations!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Go to a local agriculture dealership and get some...

Go to a local agriculture dealership and get some from the guys in the shop or from the parts counter. They aren't too expensive. You can even get the new ones without holes in the middle to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Bad Boy

Bad Boy
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Love the story.

Love the story.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,153
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Glad you go it unhooked. I had a similar issue...

Glad you go it unhooked. I had a similar issue once. Found out the roll pin had snapped off inside the jack housing. 10 part caused a whole lot of aggravation and cussing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,113
Posted By GIL HUNTS
First time in years we've been leaseless, but...

First time in years we've been leaseless, but we're putting in some work around the local property. Good deer on the cameras. Still have a few things to do.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,304
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I've got a F-250 with the 6.2. It pulls great. ...

I've got a F-250 with the 6.2. It pulls great. I haul lots of cattle feed by the ton, hay vans and floats of large round bales and cattle. Plenty of power.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,336
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Call the service department at Appel Ford in...

Call the service department at Appel Ford in Brenham. 979-836-3659. They have a good service man and several of the techs have years of experience...and they are hunters too.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-01-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,778
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Good luck with your build. I'll be following...

Good luck with your build. I'll be following along. I've got a 1991 Bronco that I'm going to have to retire or rebuild. It's been a good one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I don't mind them in the feed room cleaning up...

I don't mind them in the feed room cleaning up the mice, but getting the eggs in the coop is a whole other story.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Thanks for all the helpful information. I'm...

Thanks for all the helpful information. I'm going to give it a try to see what works best. Appreciate it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 968
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I've got friend that works in that area as a...

I've got friend that works in that area as a biologist. He recommended to some of the HOA's that didn't allow hunting on small tracts should allow residents to hunt their back yards out of their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Texas has/had a program that was dubbed "hog...

Texas has/had a program that was dubbed "hog out". It is/was a government subsidy that was put in place to encourage participation and incentive the control of feral hogs across the state.
Not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Bone broth?

I've been reading up on weight loss for men over 40. That being said, lots of the information and articles I've read suggest increasing the consumption of bone broth.
I have a question, what...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By GIL HUNTS
We have them in a couple of our big covered barns...

We have them in a couple of our big covered barns at the county fairgrounds and they move lots of air.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Cattle ear tags and the pest strips have worked...

Cattle ear tags and the pest strips have worked well for us over the years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,266
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Polesaw is easier on the back.

Polesaw is easier on the back.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By GIL HUNTS
goldfish, minnows, copper wire These are all...

goldfish, minnows, copper wire

These are all cheap and help with algae.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By GIL HUNTS
We're showing our first one this year at our...

We're showing our first one this year at our county fair. We called an order buyer friend of ours and he was able to get us one in a couple of days. Let me know if I can help you with locating one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By GIL HUNTS
they work great.

they work great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,657
Posted By GIL HUNTS
It's a life changer. I had a severe case of...

It's a life changer. I had a severe case of sleep apnea. I did the sleep study, got the machine , made a few adjustments and been sleeping well ever since. Best of luck to you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,216
Posted By GIL HUNTS
The fawns are starting to hit the ground. Bucks...

The fawns are starting to hit the ground. Bucks are putting on some growth. This heat has been brutal. They are still hitting the corn and protein feeders, but so have the hogs. Still have some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,270
Posted By GIL HUNTS
TxDOT is hiring state wide. Many of the...

TxDOT is hiring state wide. Many of the maintenance sections work 4/10s, giving you a three day weekend to ranch/cowboy on the side. plus insurance, benefits and holidays, etc.
I've been on this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Call my friend at Appel Ford in Brenham. Ask for...

Call my friend at Appel Ford in Brenham. Ask for Blake Sander. Tell him Gil sent you. 979-836-3659.
He's an Aggie.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,578
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Our dog did the same thing, 9 times. Our...

Our dog did the same thing, 9 times. Our daughter got bitten by a copperhead. The dog alerted to snakes 9 different times. We managed to kill all of them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,578
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I always enjoy your posts, especially your pics....

I always enjoy your posts, especially your pics. Y'all have a great place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,137
Posted By GIL HUNTS
The cages and PVC pipes over the feeders as...

The cages and PVC pipes over the feeders as pictured above.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Yes sir, I heard he had back surgery. Prayers...

Yes sir, I heard he had back surgery. Prayers sent. Hard to keep a good man down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Dushon, Y'all build a heck of a good fence. Put...

Dushon,
Y'all build a heck of a good fence. Put me down as a reference. How's your dad doing?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Check with some of the local dealers. They're a...

Check with some of the local dealers. They're a good place to start.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,750
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Amazing! He's living the dream.

Amazing! He's living the dream.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Grain fed beef is typical of US beef. Australia...

Grain fed beef is typical of US beef. Australia typically feeds their beef out on grass. Grain fed beef has white colored marbling (intramuscular fat) thats where the good flavor comes from. Grass...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By GIL HUNTS
I had one installed in my '17. It ran $800.

I had one installed in my '17. It ran $800.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Check with the local NRCS office. They are...

Check with the local NRCS office. They are helpful with such projects and may even be able to cost share some of it with you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Farm credit is what has helped and continues to...

Farm credit is what has helped and continues to help family farmers doing what they do best...make a living on a family farm. Farm families feed the world.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Nicely done. Congratulations! Keep up the good...

Nicely done. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,481
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Bittersweet day

Well..
For the first time since the mid1970's I'm leaseless. Today we moved off of our hill country deer lease. My father started hunting in the hill country in 1949 on a small ranch at the lease...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,669
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Appel Ford in Brenham usually has a good...

Appel Ford in Brenham usually has a good selection off long wheel base F250/350 in stock. I bought my '17 right off the lot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,973
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Sounds like an incredible place.

Sounds like an incredible place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By GIL HUNTS
They are high dollar because of the quality grade...

They are high dollar because of the quality grade of the beef they produce. They are growing in popularity. Check them out as well as the Akusushi (spelling??) breed from Japan.
Look up Heartland...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,107
Posted By GIL HUNTS
Asking the wrong question. Don't worry about the...

Asking the wrong question. Don't worry about the msrp, be more concerned with how much over their cost are they willing to sell at. (i.e. their profit)
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