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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 02:51 PM
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Posted By 44mAG
If they are hard wired, then probably a spider or...

If they are hard wired, then probably a spider or something set one off. Happened to me once. Bugs and dust can set off fire alarms. Now if all of yours are independently battery powered, then I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,100
Posted By 44mAG
My 2007 Diamond Black Ice Killed a nice buck a...

My 2007 Diamond Black Ice Killed a nice buck a few weeks ago in the same way it did in 2007.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,192
Posted By 44mAG
Switch to rifle to chase my target buck. I bow...

Switch to rifle to chase my target buck. I bow hunt for does or culls.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,438
Posted By 44mAG
Killed this guy plus one more this weekend. ...

Killed this guy plus one more this weekend.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By 44mAG
Healthy 4 year old

Healthy 4 year old
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,402
Posted By 44mAG
I work so that I can do the things I like to do...

I work so that I can do the things I like to do in life. That number one thing is to hunt, so it's what I spend my money on.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 554
Posted By 44mAG
The problem this will create is the "Hey son, if...

The problem this will create is the "Hey son, if you come play for team X, I will give you $50,000 to star in our company commercial".

I know this has been happening, but now the above will be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,084
Posted By 44mAG
Those are gopher holes. they eat the corn. Have...

Those are gopher holes. they eat the corn. Have this same thing at all of our feeders in central TX as well.
Eventually, they will create a huge hole under the feeder, and you will have to move...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 20,261
Posted By 44mAG
Man that is a one in a million shot. Shot...

Man that is a one in a million shot. Shot placement looked destined for the deadly V and a quick kill. The combination of his head being down, and his drop made his elbow drop and kick back right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By 44mAG
I fit one deer quartered in a 70 qt cooler. Itís...

I fit one deer quartered in a 70 qt cooler. Itís pretty tight on a bigger buck, but it works.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By 44mAG
If the wind is in your favor, open. If the wind...

If the wind is in your favor, open. If the wind is blowing towards your shooting lanes, closed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,004
Posted By 44mAG
Basically the goal is to subtract mouths from the...

Basically the goal is to subtract mouths from the equation. All deer have one mouth so most people don't really consider age. We don't have MLD, but when I take my does, I am looking for something...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By 44mAG
Yep, aim so that the arrow will exit in the...

Yep, aim so that the arrow will exit in the middle of the opposite leg. I did this same thing to a buck a few years ago and he survived. Entered about an inch behind the near shoulder, but exited...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,107
Posted By 44mAG
Experience matters. I recovered only 1 of the...

Experience matters. I recovered only 1 of the first 5 deer I ever shot at with my bow (1 was a clean miss). This was over about a 7 year stretch. I honestly almost gave up bow hunting because I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,257
Posted By 44mAG
Healthy 4 year old

Healthy 4 year old
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
Posted By 44mAG
I hit a buck in that same spot a few years back....

I hit a buck in that same spot a few years back. Punctured one lung but he survived. I ended up killing him during rifle season. Glad you got her! Congrats!


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,631
Posted By 44mAG
I struck out on everything this year. First time...

I struck out on everything this year. First time in awhile. This was a good year to do it though schedule wise for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,953
Posted By 44mAG
Again, this is not me, a one-time elk hunter...

Again, this is not me, a one-time elk hunter talking. This is from one of the top outfitters in Wyoming with hundred of elk killed under him. I just thought it was a good data point for the OP. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,953
Posted By 44mAG
I know everyone is saying smaller calibers. I...

I know everyone is saying smaller calibers. I went with a long-time outfitter out of Wyoming this year, and after a few decade of experience, he will not allow anything under 30 cal in his camp. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 927
Posted By 44mAG
I called Browning a few years ago, and they told...

I called Browning a few years ago, and they told me that all of their cameras are designed to use lithium batteries. I used to get about 1 month of life out of normal Duracell or Energizer...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,552
Posted By 44mAG
Deer like this are hard. Not sure of your exact...

Deer like this are hard. Not sure of your exact location, but I am assuming you had a very wet spring like most of Texas. Deer on our place in the hill country have taken HUGE jumps from last year....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By 44mAG
I have found it not to matter really. It all...

I have found it not to matter really. It all depends on wind. I have sat with the vent and all windows closed, but when the wind is blowing towards the deer or swirling, they smell me every time. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By 44mAG
Correct 3 year old. A pretty one at that.

Correct 3 year old. A pretty one at that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 514,002
Posted By 44mAG
The Elk Thread

Thanks! Yep, the guys I was hunting with all said he was the biggest 4 point they have ever seen or taken. Almost like a huge 6 point in the whitetail world I guess. We counted a few times when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 514,002
Posted By 44mAG
I just got back from my high country Wyoming elk...

I just got back from my high country Wyoming elk hunt (first ever elk hunt). Trip of a lifetime and one of the most difficult but rewarding things I have ever done.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By 44mAG
Everything except for their rain gear is nice and...

Everything except for their rain gear is nice and worth it. Buy rain gear from somewhere else. I just got back from a high country elk hunt, and all of the guides and outfitter refer to it as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By 44mAG
Berryman

Berryman
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 12:56 AM
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Posted By 44mAG
Iíll be headed to Wyoming unit 84 in two weeks!!...

Iíll be headed to Wyoming unit 84 in two weeks!! Hunt 26th-2nd. I hope the rut is still happening. Hopefully the new moon will help.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By 44mAG
He looks great! BTW, I am the one who helped you...

He looks great! BTW, I am the one who helped you drag him off the mountain, and took the LDPs! Don't down play his size man, that was one hell of a brute Mule deer for West Texas! We ended up not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-29-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By 44mAG
Whew he barely got that first shot on target.

Whew he barely got that first shot on target.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By 44mAG
SEC football

SEC football
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By 44mAG
The higher number of lower voltage batteries you...

The higher number of lower voltage batteries you have, the longer run time you get.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 514,002
Posted By 44mAG
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By 44mAG
Up north its usually around Mid September to...

Up north its usually around Mid September to early October. Further south (NM, TX, AZ), it starts up around the end of August usually. I hunted NM a few years ago around September 1st - 3rd, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By 44mAG
They have their hunts this time of year, because...

They have their hunts this time of year, because it is peak rut right now.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,243
Posted By 44mAG
I think the issue is that I didn't know the...

I think the issue is that I didn't know the number of the first permit drawn. I actually called to ask them, but they wouldn't give me that info. My last two numbers were 98, and I picked somewhere...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,258
Posted By 44mAG
I am going on my first elk hunt in 4 weeks, and I...

I am going on my first elk hunt in 4 weeks, and I chose the 180Gr Accubond out of my 300 WM after a lot of research. We will see how it does.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,243
Posted By 44mAG
I hunted there on the archery hunt around 4 years...

I hunted there on the archery hunt around 4 years ago. My permit number had nothing to do with the order I picked my compartment. I have also hunted Javelina there after getting drawn, and again,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,171
Posted By 44mAG
I have only killed one, and I made hamburger out...

I have only killed one, and I made hamburger out of it all except for the backstrap. Everything was great.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-07-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,786
Posted By 44mAG
I shoot my 2007 Diamond Black Ice. I have...

I shoot my 2007 Diamond Black Ice. I have thought about getting a new bow many times, but every time I walk up on a dead animal, I remember why I don't buy one. Very smooth bow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,179
Posted By 44mAG
I always thought that there should be a Buccees...

I always thought that there should be a Buccees around the Johnson City area. I believe it would get a crazy amount of business from people traveling 290 between Austin and the hill country, as well...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By 44mAG
Can't beat the 7mm-08 for an all around great...

Can't beat the 7mm-08 for an all around great caliber.

If it will be solely for whitetails, 25-06 is a caliber as well. Another caliber that I currently do not have, but it will be my next rifle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By 44mAG
I like the traditional style Ramcat head. I...

I like the traditional style Ramcat head. I switched to them a couple years ago due to their accuracy. I always had fixed blades hit different than my field points, until I switched to Ramcats. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By 44mAG
That price sounds fair. We had a new heat pump...

That price sounds fair. We had a new heat pump installed 4 years ago for almost $9K with no duct work. Although, I am in the Austin area where everything is higher.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By 44mAG
Yep, people buy real estate just to quickly sell...

Yep, people buy real estate just to quickly sell it and make a huge profit. It's worth what someone will pay unfortunately.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By 44mAG
Yep, I use Vanguard and it's very easy online. ...

Yep, I use Vanguard and it's very easy online. Only kicker is you have to wait the couple of days for the money to officially come available in your traditional IRA settlement fund. Once it is, you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,471
Posted By 44mAG
300 Win Mag is always the correct answer on...

300 Win Mag is always the correct answer on anything larger than varmints.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,220
Posted By 44mAG
42/50 for me. The ones with names I couldn't...

42/50 for me. The ones with names I couldn't pronounce got me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,824
Posted By 44mAG
Luling smells like money (Oil). I always...

Luling smells like money (Oil). I always wondered how that town stayed so crappy with oil wells bringing in oil all throughout the town. Whoever was cashing in on that oil, obviously didn't put any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By 44mAG
Yea, I am thinking I probably wont sandblast the...

Yea, I am thinking I probably wont sandblast the trailer, probably just get all the loose stuff off I can, then prime and paint. I'm not looking for a perfect job, just something to make it look...
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