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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2018, 08:41 AM
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Posted By ttu1997
I have guided several hunters and killed several...

I have guided several hunters and killed several bulls myself. I used a 165 gr hornady 30-06 and would get a full bullet mushroom every time and about 60% of the time full pass through on behind the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By ttu1997
I have price matched at my Academy stores in Katy...

I have price matched at my Academy stores in Katy several times in the last 2 months. I load up on the Lithium AA batteries via Amazon price match and save a ton.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By ttu1997
It just appears to me that maybe Academy is...

It just appears to me that maybe Academy is moving more toward the "team sports" side of things and away from the hunting side of things. The new design has appeared to make the Camo apparel section...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By ttu1997
Academy Question

Am I the only person who has noticed Academy has been slowly changing their store layout and adding new products and/or expanding its product selection. I also noticed that this yr they put all of...
Forum: It's All About the Video 12-06-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By ttu1997
if hunting at a feeder attach your GoPro to the...

if hunting at a feeder attach your GoPro to the feeder via a grorilla pod or clamp and turn it on and off via your smart phone and the app. place corn in area where you will get the best angle for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,519
Posted By ttu1997
if anyone is looking to get me something I am...

if anyone is looking to get me something I am good on frankincense and myrrh but could use some gold in any size.

Thanks
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-20-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By ttu1997
132 3.5

132
3.5
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By ttu1997
start off by doing a lot of online research. ...

start off by doing a lot of online research. Find hunt units which allow over the counter tags. Then go to those units in the summer time and hike/camp in the unit (if allowed during off season)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 105,231
Posted By ttu1997
I was in the 8th grade and my Dad and I took two...

I was in the 8th grade and my Dad and I took two doe hunters out on the ranch. Both hunters bragged about their hunting prowess and past expeditions. Both hunters were over 45 yrs. I sat with the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,561
Posted By ttu1997
I would have to mow and weedeat so much...

I would have to mow and weedeat so much vegetation in order to see an animal. They look cool but why low in the ground? I can see a benefit of having the ground provide insulation but what happens...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,704
Posted By ttu1997
5.5-6.5

5.5-6.5
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-07-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By ttu1997
I have multiple pictures of this buck before and...

I have multiple pictures of this buck before and after he took the bath and he is not injured in any way.

I think that with the rut in this area being early and the temperatures being higher...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By ttu1997
Bath time for Bucks

I have seen deer wade into water to cool off but this is a first for me. These pics where taken in mid October with air temps between 65-70 degrees.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By ttu1997
Remington have a reduced recoil load in 30-06 and...

Remington have a reduced recoil load in 30-06 and so does Hornady. You might check them out or get a gel shoulder pad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,952
Posted By ttu1997
Swarovski, I bought the 8 power on mine as I...

Swarovski, I bought the 8 power on mine as I rarely have to see something past 200 yards. I have had them for approximately 20 yrs and they are as clear today as they were brand new. I have used...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By ttu1997
Maybe I am missing something here, we don't know...

Maybe I am missing something here, we don't know what this deer looks like, does he have 1 pt on one side and 5 on the other. Is he 20 inches wide with 12 inch G2s and beams 22 inches long? If he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By ttu1997
fleece is quiet and warm, my 12 yr old loves the...

fleece is quiet and warm, my 12 yr old loves the soft stuff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By ttu1997
I put my corn in a barrel with one of my old...

I put my corn in a barrel with one of my old dirty socks so that over time the deer become conditioned to my stink and therefore I don't have to use scent control or cover scent. I have also stored...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,060
Posted By ttu1997
My results for 2017-2018 18 ppts Exotic Mason...

My results for 2017-2018
18 ppts Exotic Mason Mtn (all 3) = No draw
10 ppts guided Gems = No draw
11 ppts guided oryx = No draw
3 ppts guided waterbuck = No draw
3 ppts gun either sex deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 15,853
Posted By ttu1997
16 PPS on exotics and no draw. 8 PPS on private...

16 PPS on exotics and no draw. 8 PPS on private land pronghorn and no draw.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,246
Posted By ttu1997
I have hunted Elephant Mtn and Black Gap, both...

I have hunted Elephant Mtn and Black Gap, both areas have good mulies be prepared to glass a lot and walk a lot. I average drawing about every 10 yrs. So the odds aren't great.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,889
Posted By ttu1997
Gun hunted the Matador a few years ago, be...

Gun hunted the Matador a few years ago, be prepared to cover a lot of ground. the grass the yr I hunted was waist high in most areas which made hard walking. The place if very snaky but we did not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 15,853
Posted By ttu1997
22 PPs for Rita Blanca and no draw. This makes...

22 PPs for Rita Blanca and no draw. This makes 23 yrs I have put in for this hunt and still no draw.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,060
Posted By ttu1997
23 years straight of not drawing a Rita Blanca...

23 years straight of not drawing a Rita Blanca Pronghorn tag. I might not be around to ever draw this hunt.
Forum: Photography 06-20-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By ttu1997
I too am new to the GoPro Family and have...

I too am new to the GoPro Family and have benefited from a floating handle used during recent family vacation to Cancun. I also have the waterproof housing which allows you to dive deeper with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,140
Posted By ttu1997
If you can find them Federal has a 100 gr Nosler...

If you can find them Federal has a 100 gr Nosler partition factory load that works well. My next go to non-hand load it the Remington 100 Gr Core-lok the price is good and they perform well for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,241
Posted By ttu1997
Texas Brew Salsa

Texas Brew Salsa
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By ttu1997
Use the cheap foam ones they last for ever easy...

Use the cheap foam ones they last for ever easy to carry and I have used them for years with great luck. Depending on where you hunt you may want to invest in a good stake for them to sit on as the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,082
Posted By ttu1997
I want to see the average point require to get...

I want to see the average point require to get drawn per hunt and the # of points the lucky one who were drawn had when draw. I also asked for game survey data to be published so we kind of have an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,082
Posted By ttu1997
Same here, I outline a number of suggestions.

Same here, I outline a number of suggestions.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,082
Posted By ttu1997
TPWD Draw Survey

I just received via email and completed a quick survey from TPWD regarding the draw hunt program. Most of the questions are asking your opinion on the online application process but at the end there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 543
Posted By ttu1997
Shake N' Bake - She didn't even notice it. She...

Shake N' Bake - She didn't even notice it. She hasn't "bench shot" it yet. but she has shot similar and no issues. The length of pull is still a little long for her, she is only 4' 6" but she...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 543
Posted By ttu1997
Daughter's first hog

So after a number of attempts at getting the right hog in the right position to stand still long enough for my daughter to squeeze the trigger it all came together.

This was in the Texas Hill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,142
Posted By ttu1997
4.5 147 3/8

4.5 147 3/8
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,226
Posted By ttu1997
Light phase of a Texas Red Wolf, I am confirming...

Light phase of a Texas Red Wolf, I am confirming with the USFWS and TPWD, they seem interested just based on the photo I forwarded. I guess they are concerned about predators or something. :eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,818
Posted By ttu1997
152

152
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By ttu1997
Talk to the NRCS guys for the county to see about...

Talk to the NRCS guys for the county to see about possible prescribe fire and/or cost sharing opportunities on dozing, hand cutting etc.

NRCS = Natural Resource Conservation Service part of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,121
Posted By ttu1997
contact your local government trapper to assist...

contact your local government trapper to assist with the control of the coyotes and bobcats . We use M44 cyanide guns along with snares and they help. The M44 baits if baited properly target canine...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,281
Posted By ttu1997
Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle 30-06

Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle 30-06
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ttu1997
4.5

4.5
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,598
Posted By ttu1997
Check out the LCRA Hydromet website and you can...

Check out the LCRA Hydromet website and you can see LCRA rain gauges located in the Lower Colorado River Rain Shed. You can zoom in to see more reporting locations and you can see rainfall for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By ttu1997
So I have read the definitions and the...

So I have read the definitions and the regulations but it still raises the question of: final destination and cold storage.

Scenario: I own a ranch in TX Hill Country, I have a home on the ranch...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By ttu1997
TTT - So no one knows someone who has been drawn...

TTT - So no one knows someone who has been drawn for that coveted 1 Antelope Permit?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By ttu1997
Ok thanks for the info, I was afraid of that.

Ok thanks for the info, I was afraid of that.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By ttu1997
Public Draw Question

On a public hunt draw where there are only 8 permits available but the hunt allows 1-4 people per application what happens if the first 2 cards drawn have 3 names each and the next card drawn has 4...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By ttu1997
TPWD Draw

Have any of you or anyone you know been drawn for the Private Lands Antelope TPWD draw hunt in the Panhandle? I have been putting in for 21 yrs and no draw yet. I am curious to find someone who has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By ttu1997
Stay in Childress, eat in Childress (lots of...

Stay in Childress, eat in Childress (lots of places) short drive. There is a small cafe in Paducah that is great but more options in Childress. Book your room early as the hotels fill up and hunters...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 675
Posted By ttu1997
I have a can that was made by Burnham Bros. that...

I have a can that was made by Burnham Bros. that my Dad bought back in 80's and I still use it and it still has a faint smell of skunk. 60% of the time it works every time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By ttu1997
Maximilian sunflower

Maximilian sunflower
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 780
Posted By ttu1997
We adopted a Beagle from Beagle rescue in Houston...

We adopted a Beagle from Beagle rescue in Houston and he has been a great family dog. They do shed a lot and if they get out they will go where ever their nose leads them and mine liked it when I...
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