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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2018, 12:33 PM
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crap.... wrong forum.

crap.... wrong forum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2018, 12:32 PM
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Cleaning fish on the beach?

Boys are off for March Break, so we are heading down to PINS.

Since we are staying in a hotel with a kitchen, I normally bring back whiting or similar for a fry-up.

If I catch anything with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By howabouttheiris
I use the backstraps and hind quarters to make...

I use the backstraps and hind quarters to make jerky.
Lean meat, is lean meat.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2018, 05:58 PM
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As an ex-Canuck, I have curled many times. ...

As an ex-Canuck, I have curled many times.

The hardest part is remembering what foot has the thin plastic slider on it. No matter how many beers you have you must never forget and step onto the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2018, 07:30 PM
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Missed Dec / Jan of bow season due to rotator...

Missed Dec / Jan of bow season due to rotator cuff surgery. Hoping to use the kayak as rehab. Caught a few little ones on Brushy Creek Lake Park. Just glad to finally be back on the water.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2018, 09:47 AM
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Views: 3,105
Posted By howabouttheiris
Remote Conditioner Collector

Remote
Conditioner
Collector
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2017, 08:04 AM
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My MIL walked into a dermatologist to have a mole...

My MIL walked into a dermatologist to have a mole checked. They found late stage skin cancer, metastasized to lymph nodes and in lung and brain. Prognosis 6m max.

They decided to fight it.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-19-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By howabouttheiris
I use bi-pod front, rabbit ear sandbag rear, and...

I use bi-pod front, rabbit ear sandbag rear, and scope level.

Scope level really helped my consistency.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-10-2017, 01:49 PM
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-10-2017, 11:51 AM
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Well... I am driving out to get my equipment and...

Well... I am driving out to get my equipment and put it up till next season.

I am blessed to have a full freezer (doe and buck with the bow, 2 doe and a buck with the gun)... unfortunately it is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-16-2017, 02:58 PM
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I'm doing the same. Primarily to repair my...

I'm doing the same. Primarily to repair my feeder that the racoon tore apart earlier in the week.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 04:22 PM
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+4 =...

+4 = 1151https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171113/c26910ce5416e91711fbbc0b7d5f8e9c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171113/f5269db367d6bf483b552fd07d129985.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
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Sorry, my sarcasm did not shine thru. This...

Sorry, my sarcasm did not shine thru.

This was a very mature deer that a friend shot this weekend and on it's way to be mounted. Photo doesn't show it well, but there is only 1/16" of a tooth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By howabouttheiris
Aging deer by tooth.

I am trying to age this deer, but it is not matching any of the years on the reference tool.

If you really look back there you can see it.

Can you age this deer by tooth?

Asking for a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-06-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 643
Posted By howabouttheiris
My Savage likes Federal Fusion 165s. ...

My Savage likes Federal Fusion 165s.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 266
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Posted By howabouttheiris
I scouted Unit 3 today. It took several hours,...

I scouted Unit 3 today. It took several hours, as I wanted to find a decent list of spots in case my 1st choice or 2 are taken before I get setup. I think it would be easier if they just gave us...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,754
Posted By howabouttheiris
Minor correction to the above.... not 'down' then...

Minor correction to the above.... not 'down' then 'up'..... just one direction.

100 yard zero is better because you are low and dial elevation for all distances (except your zero). Your bullet...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,754
Posted By howabouttheiris
Max Point Blank Range Example (with Fairly...

Max Point Blank Range Example
(with Fairly standard .308 round / fairly standard scope height)

Recommendation 2.56" high at 100 will be on 6" target from 0 to 284 yds.


INPUTS/OUTPUTS from...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,754
Posted By howabouttheiris
I like a 100 yard zero and learn/print a drop...

I like a 100 yard zero and learn/print a drop table.

I choose 100 vs 50 or 200, as everything will be hold overs (vs a combination of hold overs and hold unders)

I do this because I like to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-03-2017, 01:15 PM
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Posted By howabouttheiris
Doe and slightly chocolate fawn at feeder. ...

Doe and slightly chocolate fawn at feeder.


http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/59fcb38ac9fe2/received_10155674878936142.mp4

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-03-2017, 01:08 PM
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I don't believe there is a limit... until the...

I don't believe there is a limit... until the tags run out. They will make an announcement if that happens.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 08:32 PM
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Spent 5 minutes looking at this guy tonight thru...

Spent 5 minutes looking at this guy tonight thru the binos. Definitely a split on one side and just a touch of junk on the tip on the other side... so he got to walk.

Too young to take a chance...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 09:38 AM
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The bucks aren't exactly lining up to eat at my...

The bucks aren't exactly lining up to eat at my feeder, but there is another spike spending too much time there.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171102/b5cb68d36a1d40171c626e07ffa442ae.jpg

Sent...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 09:14 AM
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Views: 440,596
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Nice! I guess I'll clear my calendar and try a...

Nice! I guess I'll clear my calendar and try a sit tonight. Hope the heat doesn't hurt the movement before dark.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 08:37 AM
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Nice. Congratz. Sent from my SM-G900P using...

Nice. Congratz.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 06:02 AM
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I have issues with cold hands. I also remove my...

I have issues with cold hands. I also remove my gloves before shooting the gun or bow.

I have Cabela's Canadian Stand Hunter II Gloves. Fit over release, room for a chem pack inside, and very...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-29-2017, 08:06 PM
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Got visited by 2 dogs off the leash at ~6:45...

Got visited by 2 dogs off the leash at ~6:45 tonight..... put the end to my chances for the night. They did put the arse-run to the 2 raccoons at my feeder, which was at least entertaining.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2017, 07:20 AM
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My 1st doe on Balcones Canyonlands Unit 1. Shot...

My 1st doe on Balcones Canyonlands Unit 1. Shot and recovered the deer in a huge ice storm. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171027/871731259af0d7eeac6960d3b6dd3cb5.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2017, 08:12 AM
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Views: 15,171
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Electrical Engineer - semiconductor memory test...

Electrical Engineer - semiconductor memory test equipment design.

Step off ladies.... I'm already taken.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2017, 04:22 PM
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By howabouttheiris
Dear Texas Hunter, Regrettably, an error on...

Dear Texas Hunter,

Regrettably, an error on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts web pages provided incorrect information, giving the impression that you could not buy...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2017, 03:56 PM
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Blurry racoon? It's been 2 years since I've had...

Blurry racoon? It's been 2 years since I've had any hog photos.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 07:52 AM
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Unit 1 is typically 3 hunters with no set blinds....

Unit 1 is typically 3 hunters with no set blinds.

There are 2 very different hunts available within Unit 1. The upper area has open fields, grass, and dependable road access. The lower area has...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2017, 07:45 AM
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Good job. Will be watching for the big buck...

Good job. Will be watching for the big buck photo next. :)

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-16-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,016
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Update: Steriod shot wore off. Going back...

Update:

Steriod shot wore off. Going back in tomorrow to beg for a 2nd one.

I have 2 deer down with the bow, so I am looking to schedule the repair surgery for Dec.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 60
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Nope... just what's on the pdf. ...

Nope... just what's on the pdf.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 05:04 PM
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Yup. I got the unit assignment emails from...

Yup. I got the unit assignment emails from Balcones today.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
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I got my unit information today, but did not get...

I got my unit information today, but did not get blind info, so I called.

Youth hunt. Zone 2 Blind #3
General Week 1. Zone 3 (no assigned cone)

Unsure if this is new this year or last, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
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Quiet so far for me....Coons and...

Quiet so far for me....Coons and rabbits.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/9af7266363821f369ca2d16528d311db.jpg

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-12-2017, 06:17 PM
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Here it...

Here it is.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/e13d057329cb14d0de719da3f9be6d18.jpg

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-10-2017, 07:35 PM
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:) I like the suggestions, but am trying to...

:) I like the suggestions, but am trying to strike a balance between curiosity and vandalism.

What I want to say, like when a dove hunter wanders in looking for dove under my feeder, is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2017, 04:23 PM
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The sign has produced a 100% reduction in scout...

The sign has produced a 100% reduction in scout troops on my game camera.... somewhat less effective on mountain bikers and teenage girls. :)



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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2017, 04:16 PM
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I'm just the minimum 100 yds off and, to make it...

I'm just the minimum 100 yds off and, to make it worse, it is at a point where people tend to wander off the trailhead.... thus the sign.

It is not uncommon for me to hear folks reading it aloud...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2017, 03:58 PM
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Had 3 young girls read my "Hunting in progress...

Had 3 young girls read my "Hunting in progress when sign present" sign aloud... then proceed to walk up to my blind at 8:30 this am. Squealing about spider's webs the whole way in.

Some days...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-07-2017, 11:17 AM
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I had pretty good camera action at 2pm this last...

I had pretty good camera action at 2pm this last week.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-05-2017, 09:03 AM
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Posted By howabouttheiris
Nice buck. Congrats.

Nice buck. Congrats.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,158
Posted By howabouttheiris
They have historically let you know before the...

They have historically let you know before the open scouting week, so that you can get out and look at the property that you plan to hunt.

When they ran the hunts internally (up until 2 years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,158
Posted By howabouttheiris
COPIED FROM THE BALCONES THREAD IN PUBLIC HUNTING...

COPIED FROM THE BALCONES THREAD IN PUBLIC HUNTING

I just got a call returned from Lonnie Castillo (the game warden for Balcones). Once the permits are bought thru the TPWD system, the confirmed...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-01-2017, 03:33 PM
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I was there when he turned it in. Actually he...

I was there when he turned it in. Actually he was nice enough to let me cut in line, as I was in a rush. Shook his hand, but I can't for the life of me remember his name.

Older gentleman. He...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-01-2017, 10:49 AM
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Just to clarify... Remember change to...

Just to clarify...


Remember change to rule vs last year... no spike 1st (spike before doe) until Nov 4th.

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