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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Double-O-Dave
Very nicely done. Thank you doing these videos. ...

Very nicely done. Thank you doing these videos.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By Double-O-Dave
And if you was in East Texas you’d put “Pie”...

And if you was in East Texas you’d put “Pie” after possum.

Just sayin...

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,232
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Academy’s has their 200lb stand and fill feeders...

Academy’s has their 200lb stand and fill feeders on sale for $79.99 each - normally $159.99 each. You’ll need to add a battery and solar panel, but at that price I think it’s worth a chance.

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Big Red: I suggest you use the “Search”...

Hi Big Red:

I suggest you use the “Search” function here for crossbows. There were a couple of very good threads here a couple of months ago with lots of good information on crossbows. There are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm not a gunsmith, but I am a gun nut and have a...

I'm not a gunsmith, but I am a gun nut and have a good bit of firearms experience. Unfortunately, I'm facing back surgery in a couple of weeks, so I'm catching up on all of my chores now. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think there are holes drilled in the foot pads...

I think there are holes drilled in the foot pads of the feeder. My plan is to drive a piece of rebar (probably 3.0 ft. long) through each of these holes at an angle to anchor them, and then run...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I've read that the 6.8 SPC was designed to shoot...

I've read that the 6.8 SPC was designed to shoot from a 16.0 inch long barrel. After the round was developed, it was found that it also shot well from shorter length barrels - but no one really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,978
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Waldo...in camo. Quite effective, I might add. ...

Waldo...in camo. Quite effective, I might add.


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Have you checked with your local animal shelter...

Have you checked with your local animal shelter or Humane Society? I used to work with a guy that had a problem with feral cats, and he would go to the local animal shelter and borrow one of their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
TTT - anyone else out there know about these...

TTT - anyone else out there know about these feeders?

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
RE: Game Winner 200lb. Deer Feeders - anyone using one?

Good afternoon:

I need to buy 2 deer feeders for our lease, and found this on sale at Academys:

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/game-winner-200-lb-mini-silo-vp-feeder#repChildCatid=3637756
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,758
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Think you used enough dynamite, Butch? :D ...

Think you used enough dynamite, Butch? :D


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,758
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I had trouble getting squirrels to trip the gates...

I had trouble getting squirrels to trip the gates on a Hav-A-Heart live trap until I zip tied pecans to the bait tray. After that, it was easy-peasy catching the little varmints.

Good luck -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You took the words right out of my mouth. TYHP...

You took the words right out of my mouth. TYHP is an excellent way to introduce the kids to hunting. Along the way, you can get an idea of what is entailed in coordinating and managing a hunt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By Double-O-Dave
So, you have a problem with shooting does? I...

So, you have a problem with shooting does? I guess I don't get it. Are you hunting on public land?

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Bloodstick: Sorry to hear about your back...

Hi Bloodstick:

Sorry to hear about your back pain and issues. I've got spinal surgery (foraminotomy) scheduled at the end of January - but I'm an older guy (61) compared to you. My suggestion is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hogslayer78: After 2 years of trying to...

Hi Hogslayer78:

After 2 years of trying to develop the strength to shoot a vertical bow, I gave up and bought a crossbow (Killer Instinct KI-350). I found out pretty quickly to not shoot more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Similar to the debates I have with the wife and...

Similar to the debates I have with the wife and kids on food that is past the "Best if Sold By" date, and is still good. I've read several accounts of canned food found cached by explorers at the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 883
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think you need to be seen by a qualified spinal...

I think you need to be seen by a qualified spinal surgeon as soon as possible. Per Google, you are 5.5 hours away from Austin, TX. I have an excellent spinal surgeon here in Austin, and I will be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,717
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Doghouse: I just sent you a PM. ...

Hi Doghouse:

I just sent you a PM.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Definitely the 4th Infantry Division. Also known...

Definitely the 4th Infantry Division. Also known as "Ivy" or "Poison Ivy" as a play on the IV (Roman numerals for the number "4"). This is a historic outfit:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You did yourself a favor walking away from that...

You did yourself a favor walking away from that job. You would never make them happy, and you would be angry, bitter and resentful for trying to make things work properly. Reminds me of the time I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,282
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a 2013 Ford C-Max that I bought a couple...

I have a 2013 Ford C-Max that I bought a couple of years ago through CarMax. The salesman told me that it was a former lease/rental car, but would not give me the details (Hertz, Avis, etc.). He...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By Double-O-Dave
So I guess the piece shoot backwards now - right?...

So I guess the piece shoot backwards now - right? :D

I'm kidding - nice work.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I really like the Nikon riflescopes, and have had...

I really like the Nikon riflescopes, and have had good luck with them. If you want a good but inexpensive scope, the Cabela's Alpha scopes are hard to beat. They are 3x12 variables with BDC, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Oh, that is so nice! A suggestion, if you don't...

Oh, that is so nice! A suggestion, if you don't mind - you could give him a "knife IOU" that can be redeemed once he shows he is mature enough to have a real knife. I'd suggest something like a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I am real careful to try and remove as much fat,...

I am real careful to try and remove as much fat, membrane, tendon, etc. as possible from all of the deer I'm processing. The only exception would be neck roasts. I try to remove the membranes and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I would suggest using the "Search" function here,...

I would suggest using the "Search" function here, and entering TYHP for past threads with tons of information. TBH member RGB is a TYHP official, and can provide lots of information. Here is a link...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 948
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Talking Tim: As you know, a 158gr. bullet from a...

Tim:

As you know, a 158gr. bullet from a .357 Magnum carbine is death to a hog if you shoot him in the head :D

I've only shot, and killed, one deer with a 5.56mm - a small button buck at 100...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Remembering others during this holiday season

Last Tuesday evening, I had to go with the wife to the mall to pick up some Christmas gifts with her. It took a bit longer than we expected, and it was dark, windy, cold, and raining when we left...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,277
Posted By Double-O-Dave
When my kids were in high school, they were both...

When my kids were in high school, they were both in the orchestra. All of the school groups like the band, orchestra, flag team, etc. got to share selling concessions during the football game as an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Double-O-Dave
It’s a small world - a lady I work with was...

It’s a small world - a lady I work with was talking to me about this incident today. Her son is fire/rescue and worked on the victim. He’s kind of shook up about it. From personal experience he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,246
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi CMLambin: My apologies - I was writing my...

Hi CMLambin:

My apologies - I was writing my response while Christmas shopping with the wife last night, so I was distracted and forgot to include what I really wanted to say about your son. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 745
Posted By Double-O-Dave
These are the same numbers we use to estimate...

These are the same numbers we use to estimate yield in usable meat, and they have held true over time. Yield can be increased if you consider adding what others discard - such as rib meat, brisket,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,246
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son was 16 yrs old when he killed his first...

My son was 16 yrs old when he killed his first deer -a doe on a TYHP hunt. I walked up with him to the downed deer and showed him how and where to stand, and to check to make sure it was dead. I then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,919
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Trying to avoid any drama here, so let me just...

Trying to avoid any drama here, so let me just say that Hudson's is the reason why I process my own deer now.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 2,479
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I didn't kill my first deer until last year at 60...

I didn't kill my first deer until last year at 60 yrs. of age. Little button buck with a Colt CRE-18 in 5.56mm (Winchester 62 gr. bullet). Bow - pending. I shot my deer at 100 yds. The position...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a PSA AR in 6.8 SPC. I bought the upper...

I have a PSA AR in 6.8 SPC. I bought the upper NIB from a local and bought the lower from PSA on a “blemish” sale (funny thing, no one can find the blemish). I didn’t really care for the trigger, so...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,418
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Yes, I believe it would be. I believe you must...

Yes, I believe it would be. I believe you must recover all four quarters and the backstops, at a minimum to avoid a charge of wanton waste of game. There are exceptions for meat that is damaged...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I’m not a Vet, but I’ve been told by 2 different...

I’m not a Vet, but I’ve been told by 2 different Vets that it’s almost impossible to OD a dog on Benadryl. Our miniature Schnauzer gets 1/2 of a 25 mg Benadryl tab. You can also try gently washing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,227
Posted By Double-O-Dave
It's a matter of taste, but fat is also needed to...

It's a matter of taste, but fat is also needed to keep the meat from sticking to the pan when cooking (browning it) in the pan, and to keep the deer burgers sticking together when grilling. We buy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We have 2 Schnauzers - a miniature and a...

We have 2 Schnauzers - a miniature and a standard. The miniature just turned 1 yr. old. We used to give them deer bones but stopped when I found the standard Schnauzer would bite and break the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,884
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Aggiehuntress: Youch! I hope you recover...

Hi Aggiehuntress:

Youch! I hope you recover soon. By the way, just curious, but what kind of knife were you using at the time? I really like my Havalon, but I think I get more pokes and nicks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,227
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Same conclusion I drew this year about processing...

Same conclusion I drew this year about processing our own deer. Wish me luck, I'm trying to make my first batch of deer jerky tonight. Next is sausage making.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 8,234
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Anytime I can hunt with my son, Thomas, is a...

Anytime I can hunt with my son, Thomas, is a great hunt. Here we are at our lease in Mills County with the 10 point Thomas shot a couple of weeks ago. It was 83 degrees the day Thomas shot his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By Double-O-Dave
For us, we practice "Coyote Sex" - you know, when...

For us, we practice "Coyote Sex" - you know, when you sit next to the hole and howl all night. I'm here all week.


Try the veal and don't forget to tip the waitresses.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Ditto - unfortunately. :( Regards, Dave

Ditto - unfortunately. :(

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Quarterback: I've been using the...

Hi Quarterback:

I've been using the Andro-Gel for a couple of years now with good results. There have been reports of incidental transfer from one person to another, but I've been told that as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By Double-O-Dave
About 7 years ago, I fell while riding my bicycle...

About 7 years ago, I fell while riding my bicycle and unknowingly fractured my right radius (upper bone in your lower arm) near my elbow. The fracture would not heal, but fortunately, I wasn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By Double-O-Dave
And I thought my father was a POS - next to...

And I thought my father was a POS - next to yours, he's a choir boy. Sorry you are having to deal with this situation. God bless you for having the courage and desire to do what is right.

Good...
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