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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By McClain
Not likely to happen this summer, but hope to get...

Not likely to happen this summer, but hope to get back up there before too much longer. As stated above, keep us posted when get back there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By McClain
Congrats! Let the venture begin! Feel free to...

Congrats! Let the venture begin! Feel free to keep my contact information handy in case a customer fails to ship all of his fresh smoked coho slabs back with him. Um um good!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,159
Posted By McClain
Ha ha! Sounds like you need to become friends...

Ha ha! Sounds like you need to become friends with my wife, I dont eat much crawfish but she can never get enough. She is all the time on my but for not cooking them!

However, I do love me some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,159
Posted By McClain
All I know about cooking crawfish is that there...

All I know about cooking crawfish is that there are probably as many methods and recipes for cooking crawfish as there are for cooking shrimp according to Bubba (in Forest Gump) - lol!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,586
Posted By McClain
^^^^ Ditto! Cool for sure!

^^^^ Ditto! Cool for sure!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,159
Posted By McClain
The problem with discussing many issues in this...

The problem with discussing many issues in this format is that short answers dont always lend itself to the full story. I dont like misinformation either so will try add aditional facts.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 2,037
Posted By McClain
got er done! thanks

got er done! thanks
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,159
Posted By McClain
This has been disputed. Straight tail is not...

This has been disputed. Straight tail is not indicative of life/dead status and not a reliable indicator of quality.



Effective purging can occur over a 12-24 hr period, but is not practical...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,159
Posted By McClain
Very little is a given in the crawfish business. ...

Very little is a given in the crawfish business. You can get small ones or large ones or have high mortalities at any time of the year. A high percentages of small ones are common early in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By McClain
Prices are reflective of supply/demand. Supply...

Prices are reflective of supply/demand. Supply should be picking up more and more every week now, but so will demand to some extent. Size will generally increase also but can differ by batch. May...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Posted By McClain
Mink are numerous all over east Texas and can...

Mink are numerous all over east Texas and can become highly concentrated where the habitat can support larger numbers (i.e., fish and crawfish ponds, etc). They are rarely seen but their sign...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-14-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,568
Posted By McClain
Highly recomend this approach unless you know you...

Highly recomend this approach unless you know you will only use one load at one location at similar environmental conditions. If any of those change, then you are stuck with a system that is not as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,577
Posted By McClain
Did it have ear canals? Brother killed one few...

Did it have ear canals? Brother killed one few years back without ears but it also didn稚 have ear holes/canals. Same pig walked right past me in brush a month earlier as I was making all kind of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By McClain
Following! I am wanting to plan such a trip but...

Following! I am wanting to plan such a trip but read recently that pdog populations in TX and Nm have been hit hard by the plague. Any news on this?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,231
Posted By McClain
Good, I値l be following this build and load...

Good, I値l be following this build and load development! Keep us posted.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,231
Posted By McClain
Got ya. With 8.5 twist and only reaching out to...

Got ya. With 8.5 twist and only reaching out to 600 yds, this combo worked well for me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,231
Posted By McClain
H4831SC is what i知 hooked on for my 260AI with...

H4831SC is what i知 hooked on for my 260AI with 139 scenars.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By McClain
And the first white man to discover the...

And the first white man to discover the Yellowstone region.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,206
Posted By McClain
The answer is no. They referred me to a company...

The answer is no. They referred me to a company in Idaho.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,206
Posted By McClain
Do they do a hair-off tan (buckskin)?

Do they do a hair-off tan (buckskin)?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By McClain
I wonder if that means the buck:doe ratio is out...

I wonder if that means the buck:doe ratio is out of wack? I killed a small eight point few weeks ago and it was very thin with no fat at all. In a year with plenty acorns, I can only assume he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,500
Posted By McClain
This sounds like a blast! Been many years since...

This sounds like a blast! Been many years since I got into a good school of crappie. Not yet geared up to join you all, but hopefully will be by next year if y'all do it again. Will be following...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By McClain
I too have a custom 6.5x284 Norma and only reload...

I too have a custom 6.5x284 Norma and only reload for it. Can’t imagine my arsenal without one. Great for hunting, especially at mid to longer ranges, but there are better choices for banging steel...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys! Looking forward to meeting some...

Thanks guys! Looking forward to meeting some fellow TBHers from the Tyler area!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By McClain
Repatriation of Sorts

Well, its official. The beginning of 2018 finds me back in my home state of Texas. After 28 years in south LA, my retirement allowed me to settle back in east TX. Its good to be back home!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-27-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By McClain
Have one also, and its a very good safe for the...

Have one also, and its a very good safe for the money. However as said, plan for more room than you think you will need. If you have the room, you might consider a second safe in lieu of a larger...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-16-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,210
Posted By McClain
Ditto this. Have the same exact specs and one of...

Ditto this. Have the same exact specs and one of my most enjoyable rifles.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By McClain
If you are looking for a system that will last...

If you are looking for a system that will last you forever and one you can pass down, use what many slaughterhouses and meat markets have used for years -- get a Norton tri-stone Arkansas system. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,090
Posted By McClain
This is because cattle are stored in a cooler...

This is because cattle are stored in a cooler during rigor mortis (and longer to age). Hanging by the hocks allows weight of carcass to keep more preferred muscles from contracting as much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By McClain
I have a 2005 F250 4WD with the 5.4. No problems...

I have a 2005 F250 4WD with the 5.4. No problems whatsoever and have pulled all kinds of loads.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By McClain
It's much better in temperature controlled...

It's much better in temperature controlled environment (i.e., house) but you have to be able to avoid fan or air vents when weighing charges, etc.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By McClain
You can coat the entire action, as well as the...

You can coat the entire action, as well as the bolt, and while you will eventually get some wear on opposing surfaces, the ceramic in the cerakote is pretty hard and doesn't wear easily -- that is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By McClain
I'm not a fan of cerakoting the bolt. I think...

I'm not a fan of cerakoting the bolt. I think there are better options for maintaining lubricity of working parts, but for all other metal surfaces, its a good option.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 948
Posted By McClain
Good groups, but as said, bedding and good solid...

Good groups, but as said, bedding and good solid rest can only help. As far as scope magnification, that depends somewhat on the individual and eyesight and his ability to hold a precise aim every...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By McClain
If sendit is unable to follow up with some, I...

If sendit is unable to follow up with some, I could send you a couple Lapua (or Lake City) brass next week. Mike Bryant chambered a 9-twist barrel for me according to my specs using Lapua brass and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By McClain
This place is not currently making custom...

This place is not currently making custom sausages, said they could farm it out though. I was in there about 2 weeks ago.



Maybe you should start your own shop! Sounds like there might be a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys. That gives me some options. I do...

Thanks guys. That gives me some options. I do all my breakfast sausages and have done link sausage on many occasions, but I've found it easier or more consistent to have someone that is better set...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys! I'm surprised that there aren't...

Thanks guys! I'm surprised that there aren't more around Tyler. I'll check out Carnes as well as CDP. If they sell pork sausage, I'll pick up a few links . . . that will give me a chance to check...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By McClain
Recommendations for Sausage Making in Tyler?

Anyone have a recommendation for a shop in the Tyler / Jacksonville area that makes good custom smoked sausage? I知 about to make a move back to east TX and will need to find someplace that can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,246
Posted By McClain
Well, I'm late to the party . . . but it didn't...

Well, I'm late to the party . . . but it didn't take me long to realize this is no pity party, but rather a huge support group! Count me in. Sorry to hear that you are having to go thru this doc! ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By McClain
Contact your County Agent at Texas A&M Agrilife...

Contact your County Agent at Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By McClain
I too think it is probably a cedar waxwing. They...

I too think it is probably a cedar waxwing. They can sometimes be fairly yellow in color.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By McClain
Guess it depends on whether you are looking for...

Guess it depends on whether you are looking for archery or gun, baited or spot and stalk. If spot and stalk rifle over grain fields appeals to you, then I would recommend Keg Country Outfitters in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,248
Posted By McClain
The question I would have for the OP is, are you...

The question I would have for the OP is, are you more interested in preserving the meat until it can be further processed or in aging it? If the latter, then you need to be concerned with the right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,494
Posted By McClain
I agree, it depends on the purpose. If...

I agree, it depends on the purpose. If constructed primarily for livestock water - then it's a stock tank. If built primarily for raising fish (or crawfish) - then it's a pond.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By McClain
Very nice, congrats! That thing looks huge, did...

Very nice, congrats! That thing looks huge, did you get a green measurement of the hide?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,375
Posted By McClain
Prayers sent! Just stay safe all! I'm sure the...

Prayers sent! Just stay safe all! I'm sure the community will come together after this has passed to help affected folks to rebuild structures and their lives.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,419
Posted By McClain
I'm in the same boat - have 2 hides at the taxi...

I'm in the same boat - have 2 hides at the taxi now. Should be ready anytime soon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,419
Posted By McClain
Good job! What's the plan for the trophies --...

Good job! What's the plan for the trophies -- mounts or rugs?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By McClain
You might also want to consider Keg Country...

You might also want to consider Keg Country Outfitters -- another Alberta outfitter. I can't imagine a better set up for black bear, and Leo and his guides are first class. This is a stop an stalk...
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