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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By Trumpkin
This was a great excercise for me. My rule...

This was a great excercise for me. My rule following nature was worried about the spot I chose to shoot the challenge, and I was cold. From the first look at the target my confidence was not what I...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, I found a deserted field this morning to...

Well, I found a deserted field this morning to try it out. The difference between a familiar 17 yard shot and a cold, foreign 20 yard shot is amazing. I called it a loss after my first four arrows...
Forum: Traditional 02-11-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By Trumpkin
I let my shop membership slip, so I can only...

I let my shop membership slip, so I can only shoot out to about 17 in my yard. Fun challenge though, I think I'll try this out tomorrow or Wednesday for my own personal satisfaction!

I dang sure...
Forum: Traditional 02-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By Trumpkin
Congrats Ellis! Great shooting this week!

Congrats Ellis! Great shooting this week!
Forum: Traditional 02-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By Trumpkin
What will this do for shooting high? Are you...

What will this do for shooting high? Are you meaning a different anchor point?


I'm also curious about this idea. How will that fix a consistently high impact point? It seems that an adjustment...
Forum: Traditional 02-07-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By Trumpkin
Do you come from a compound background? It sounds...

Do you come from a compound background? It sounds like you are using the tip of your arrow as an aiming point, whether you know it or not.

Come to full draw, but don't shoot. Take note of where...
Forum: Traditional 02-07-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By Trumpkin
Good shooting guys!

Good shooting guys!
Forum: Traditional 02-06-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Trumpkin
I am planning to be there!

I am planning to be there!
Forum: Traditional 02-05-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By Trumpkin
Aimed a little higher than I should have at 15...

Aimed a little higher than I should have at 15 yards.

3 1/8"

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Forum: Traditional 02-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang, 3/4" is gonna be tough to beat! Good...

Dang, 3/4" is gonna be tough to beat! Good shooting, Rick!
Forum: Traditional 02-03-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By Trumpkin
First Attempt

My 17 yard arrow was low (3 1/4"), and my bunny buster shot was left (1 1/8").
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Call it 4 3/8" total.
Forum: Traditional 02-03-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By Trumpkin
Traditional FSC Week 6

This week's challenge is going to require a toothpick, a target center no more than 2 feet off the ground, and your first two shots of the day.

Start by sticking a toothpick in the center of your...
Forum: Traditional 02-01-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 581
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice Shooting Rick!

Nice Shooting Rick!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Trumpkin
Very cool! I sure miss playing baseball. But I...

Very cool! I sure miss playing baseball. But I got a lot more hunting and fishing in when high school ball ended!
Forum: Traditional 01-31-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 581
Posted By Trumpkin
Last Attempt

So close!!! Attempt 3 was garbage, so I didn't bother posting. This is my final entry.

I couldn't get close enough with the tape to know whether I'm at 5/16" or 11/32". The rain has destroyed the...
Forum: Traditional 01-29-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By Trumpkin
Going to try and make this for a round in the...

Going to try and make this for a round in the morning on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing folks!
Forum: Traditional 01-28-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 581
Posted By Trumpkin
2nd attempt

Not happy with my "square", but my counting shot was nice.

Call it 1 5/16".

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Forum: Traditional 01-27-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 581
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang... competition is stiff around here. ...

Dang... competition is stiff around here.


I only have 4 field points right now, so I pulled and reshot. Calling this 2 1/4". No need for the tie breaker.

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Forum: Traditional 01-21-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By Trumpkin
First Attempt

Only snapped one picture, the four arrows all are closest to their intended target though.
Shot 1: 4 3/8"
Shot 2: 3 3/8"
Shot 3: 3"
Shot 4: 1/2"

Total: 11 1/4"

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Trumpkin
Blood trails are a product of arrow placement,...

Blood trails are a product of arrow placement, and sharp broadheads, more so than hole size. At least that's my experience. You take out the arteries above the heart, or running towards the brain,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Trumpkin
Lots to process here! Thanks for the help guys....

Lots to process here! Thanks for the help guys. Briar, I'll text ya about those peppers.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Trumpkin
The best I have seen for finishes is a combo of 2...

The best I have seen for finishes is a combo of 2 coats Murdoch's hard sealer (http://www.sutherlandwelles.com/murdoch-hard-sealer.html) followed by three of their floor finish...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks! What do you about topsoil? Just buy it?

Thanks! What do you about topsoil? Just buy it?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Trumpkin
Gardening Questions

I'm wanting to learn how to garden, but I don't know where to start. I know the growing seasons are long in the Austin area, and I would hate to miss planting times. So, without further ado, what can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trumpkin
That's not the intention of 'nature' if...

That's not the intention of 'nature' if extinction was caused by dams, human over fishing, the destruction of baitfish populations through commercial fishing, dilution of wild genetics through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trumpkin
This is a bandaid (but potentially an effective...

This is a bandaid (but potentially an effective one) to a bigger problem for wild salmon and steelhead runs across the Pacific Northwest. Unless the dams come down on the Snake and Columbia, things...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
And, there it is! I was wondering who would get...

And, there it is! I was wondering who would get out while the getting looked good. I couldn't escape work, but I wanted to real bad with the quiet stalking conditions. Nice porker, Chief.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-23-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
Planning on it! But there's no hogs at Granger......

Planning on it! But there's no hogs at Granger... :cool:
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-22-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
I've officially slogged the slog that is Sore...

I've officially slogged the slog that is Sore Finger. Still got an empty freezer to show for my season.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-21-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Trumpkin
Apparently my post was as poorly written as the...

Apparently my post was as poorly written as the COE regulations :D.

I understood the rules for lake Waco to mean that the permit hunts only lasted through the end of regular season, i.e. January...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-20-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,987
Posted By Trumpkin
First of all, talk to this guy: ...

First of all, talk to this guy:
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699927

Second, if that doesn't trip your trigger, I'm going to suggest a 338 WinMag for an easy to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-20-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Trumpkin
Unclear Rules Almost Got Me

I've read the regulations a dozen times for McLennan County.
I've read the rules from the Army Corp of Engineers for all their lakes.
I was absolutely certain that the special late season applied...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Trumpkin
I tracked a big bull elk for a day and a half...

I tracked a big bull elk for a day and a half with my grandpa after he shot it through a big pine tree. 14" diameter pine took most of the juice off a 180 grain TSX from his 300 H&H. We only found...
Forum: Traditional 12-18-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Trumpkin
Pretty much all bow quivers for traditional bows...

Pretty much all bow quivers for traditional bows have foam in the hood. Why don't you want the foam?


I see guys mention this idea all the time, and it makes absolutely no sense to me. You will...
Forum: Traditional 12-18-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 48,330
Posted By Trumpkin
Way to go Bisch! It's still a little weird seeing...

Way to go Bisch! It's still a little weird seeing you with a bow other than your Sarrels though.
Forum: Traditional 12-13-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Trumpkin
That stuff just happens! I had an arrow pop off...

That stuff just happens! I had an arrow pop off the string as I started to draw on a hog last Saturday. Stick with it!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-10-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
I was hunting alone from the bridge. Bumped those...

I was hunting alone from the bridge. Bumped those hogs down to the park end. Swung the pickup to the other side and saw three guys already heading down there.
Forum: Traditional 12-09-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,127
Posted By Trumpkin
I've pretty much struck out on my goals this...

I've pretty much struck out on my goals this year.

Haven't managed to kill a single tree rat, let alone hog or deer.

Haven't had any place to shoot 30 yards either.

Shot a hog in January...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
Negative. Kinda. Were you down in Willis by the...

Negative. Kinda. Were you down in Willis by the park mid day?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
Got bit by Mr. Murphy multiple times today at...

Got bit by Mr. Murphy multiple times today at Granger.

First, had my nock pop off the string as I went to draw on a group busting out of a thicket in front of me. Could have had a 8-10 yard shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,177
Posted By Trumpkin
This... All the big arteries off the top of the...

This... All the big arteries off the top of the heart and running up the neck are what make it deadly. You need a big enough broadhead to guarantee you'll get one of the big vessels IMO.

FWIW, I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-22-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
Someone on here suggested running after the hogs...

Someone on here suggested running after the hogs when you bump them... found out this morning that hogs have better endurance than me. Chased 10-15 around in the mud and brush with nothing to show...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-21-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
Anyone else going out tomorrow? Holler if you see...

Anyone else going out tomorrow? Holler if you see a tall, skinny dude wandering around with recurve in hand, wearing sharpie camo pants, and a stupid *** boonie hat wrapped in orange flagging. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks guys! I'll have to plan a trip to Cabelas...

Thanks guys! I'll have to plan a trip to Cabelas then.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Trumpkin
Best Place To Demo Binos (Austin Area)

I foresee some 12x50 binoculars in my future, and given the cost of optics I want to try before I buy. What's the best place to go ask to look through binos, where they'll let me set them on a tripod...
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By Trumpkin
Well I shot this just now at 1 1/8"... but I...

Well I shot this just now at 1 1/8"... but I missed the part about the x being behind. I couldn't see it, but the paper had a crease down the middle that gave me my vertical and defeated the purpose...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-11-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11,488
Views: 1,109,811
Posted By Trumpkin
Deer hunting plans got scuppered yesterday, so I...

Deer hunting plans got scuppered yesterday, so I went to Granger for the first time. I walked maybe 2-3 miles total, and saw 3 pigs.

The first two were unaware, and I had good wind, but I stalked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,656
Posted By Trumpkin
Holy smokes, Bisch! I don't think you have a...

Holy smokes, Bisch! I don't think you have a longbow heavy enough for that tank. :D You'd better have me out there to do some dirty work for ya ;)
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Trumpkin
I can't really speak to the fletching clearance....

I can't really speak to the fletching clearance. I've always liked cock feather up, personally. I may try it facing in once off season rolls around now that you recommend it though!

My anchors are...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 48,330
Posted By Trumpkin
Bisch, that buck is a gnarly stud! Looks like you...

Bisch, that buck is a gnarly stud! Looks like you drilled him nice and low to boot.

Tim and Hunter Todd, way to go guys!
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