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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2018, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Arrowsmith
We have already had one light snow and several...

We have already had one light snow and several nights in the mid 20s. Water to the camper froze solid one night last week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Glenn. I made a scouting run today. I went about...

Glenn. I made a scouting run today. I went about a mile down the creek. Rubs and scrapes are popping up everywhere. I probably saw 30-40 rubs and about 20 scrapes. The most amusing one was a new rub...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2018, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Here he is Ken. Rub is getting bigger and he made...

Here he is Ken. Rub is getting bigger and he made a new scrape 3' in front of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Arrowsmith
We got our camper moved up to the open bay of our...

We got our camper moved up to the open bay of our building. Hooked up to building power and septic tanks. Interior wall framing starts on Monday.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
I don't have a resident tag for this year. I was...

I don't have a resident tag for this year. I was not able to establish my residency in time. I can get a non resident landowner doe tag only for this year. I will be watching the bucks this season....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Arrowsmith
If you decide on the Crossfire ll give me a...

If you decide on the Crossfire ll give me a shout. I will get it for you at a great price. I would suggest the 3-9x40 or 4-12x44. Either one will work well for her.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Will do Randy.;)b

Will do Randy.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,543
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am just messing with ya.:) I know they are...

I am just messing with ya.:)

I know they are good and I know you have had great success with them.

It all comes down to shot placement, angle of the shot, animal position/reaction at the shot....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,543
Posted By Arrowsmith
Sorry J.T. You are just simply out numbered...

Sorry J.T.

You are just simply out numbered Dude. Haters gonna hate. ;)b:D

Slick Tricks are gonna keep killin' and Rages are gonna keep failing.;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,543
Posted By Arrowsmith
The Raptor Tricks are tough mechanicals that cut...

The Raptor Tricks are tough mechanicals that cut a wicked wound channel.

We have a 3 pack of Raptor Tricks we will be glad to send you at probably the best price you will find. PM me and we will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
I pretty much put mustard on everything although...

I pretty much put mustard on everything although the chocolate chip cookies was a one time deal.:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Arrowsmith
;)b :) We are going with a two stage furnace...

;)b :)

We are going with a two stage furnace propane (Carrier) and 2.5 ton Carrier AC unit. 1600 sq ft of living space. We will probably use some propane logs in the living room for heat while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Arrowsmith
It is woven geotextile fabric. It keeps the rock...

It is woven geotextile fabric. It keeps the rock from being pushed down into the sub-grade. It keeps you from having to add rock in the future.

A geotextile driveway fabric placed between the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,608
Posted By Arrowsmith
After living in Iowa for awhile I know one thing....

After living in Iowa for awhile I know one thing. It is a tractor enthusist wonderland. From old Farmalls, Allis Chalmers, Massey, and everything in between to the newest huge JDs, and Case. From our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By Arrowsmith
Ours was $8500.00 in Iowa for a conventional with...

Ours was $8500.00 in Iowa for a conventional with sand filter.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
We are living here in Iowa now. Rained the first...

We are living here in Iowa now. Rained the first 12 days we were here. We are living in our RV while we are finishing our house. Got most of our driveway in yesterday
Here are a few pictures.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,543
Posted By Arrowsmith
Charlie. Unfortunately we do not. If they are not...

Charlie. Unfortunately we do not. If they are not nicked up too bad or bent hit them with one of the little carbide sharpeners and them leather strop them with some Yellowstone stropping compound on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,543
Posted By Arrowsmith
;)b Bruce. That is about my exact experience with...

;)b Bruce. That is about my exact experience with Tricks.



;)b We got plenty more Dan when you need some.



;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,688
Posted By Arrowsmith
We bought 63 acres in Southeast Iowa 10 years...

We bought 63 acres in Southeast Iowa 10 years ago. $90,000. Paid for. We are building a barndominium at this time on our ground here in Iowa. It's going to cost about $220,000. It will be free and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
We are here in Iowa. It has been raining nonstop...

We are here in Iowa. It has been raining nonstop the last two days. We have a lot of work to get done before winter. High temp today is 52 degrees. 35 degrees forecast for Thursday...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Arrowsmith
You most likely have a horizontal nock travel...

You most likely have a horizontal nock travel issue caused by cam lean. Does you bow have a split yoke on the top cam?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have both. Viper HD 8x42, Razor HD 10x42 and...

I have both. Viper HD 8x42, Razor HD 10x42 and Razor HD 10x50.

You are right the Viper and Razors are close in performance. You will notice a slight difference in resolution (detail) and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By Arrowsmith
Our barndominium in Iowa is coming along. Still...

Our barndominium in Iowa is coming along. Still got a lot of work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,571
Posted By Arrowsmith
Congratulations Cale !!! "A goal should...

Congratulations Cale !!!

"A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot".

Tracy and I are starting a new chapter as well. We have sold both of our houses in Arlington and we are headed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,658
Posted By Arrowsmith
That is awesome!!! Congratulations!!! That is a...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations!!! That is a great record that is way above average.

I have done horseback pack in and backpack pack in, but I prefer to have a camp at the truck. I will do one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,658
Posted By Arrowsmith
Michael your video was outstanding!!! It captured...

Michael your video was outstanding!!! It captured the essence of why we take to the mountains and chase elk.

I would never want to discourage any future elk hunters, but I would like for them to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,658
Posted By Arrowsmith
Great information. I have two Wyoming preference...

Great information. I have two Wyoming preference points. I am not sure where I am going yet. What do you know about the Medicine Bow National Forest?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,658
Posted By Arrowsmith
I posted this one year ago today. I think it has...

I posted this one year ago today. I think it has some good info so I brought it back up. If you have ever done a DIY OTC elk hunt you have probably experienced some or all of what I mentioned above....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,199
Posted By Arrowsmith
It's getting time for them to get cranked up....

It's getting time for them to get cranked up. Good luck !!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
More progress !! The first picture is the...

More progress !!

The first picture is the view of our roof line coming down the county road from the northeast. We are hoping our big hill behind the house will give us a wind break and take the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks Tracey. More progress pictures coming...

Thanks Tracey. More progress pictures coming soon. I will be there to supervise in about two weeks.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
I'm sorry man. U of I family here. Black heart...

I'm sorry man. U of I family here. Black heart gold pants. Go Hawks!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks!! We are hoping to get moved in before the...

Thanks!! We are hoping to get moved in before the snow starts flying.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,323
Posted By Arrowsmith
The Amish building crew is back on our job site...

The Amish building crew is back on our job site after getting rained out last week. They should have all the metal on by the end of the week. We will be moving to Iowa on October 1st. We will be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 9,470
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for your wife for complete...

Prayers spoken for your wife for complete healing.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Arrowsmith
Sept.15 thru the 1st week of rife season is when...

Sept.15 thru the 1st week of rife season is when bugling activity historically picks up. In limited access (draw areas) and on private land you might hear more early bugling. I have several friends...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By Arrowsmith
I use the HSS Pro Series mesh vest. Very...

I use the HSS Pro Series mesh vest. Very comfortable. I like the pockets.

Where are you hunting in Missouri? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180910/3a4dc9aa9ed40e5a54e042c145bd62c6.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,788
Posted By Arrowsmith
Outstanding Terry !!!

Outstanding Terry !!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By Arrowsmith
Here is my Warbonnet XLC with an Arrowhead...

Here is my Warbonnet XLC with an Arrowhead Equipment New River underquilt. I was using my intermediate MSS sleeping bag for a top quilt (works great). This picture is from Rabbit Ears Pass just south...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Arrowsmith
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,300
Posted By Arrowsmith
Some of the guys laughed at me for bringing my...

Some of the guys laughed at me for bringing my stove on a September elk hunt. Got down in the 20s the first night in camp. All of the laughers were in our tent huddled around the stove. [emoji16]...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,300
Posted By Arrowsmith
Get one of these. It is a Four Dog from Four Dog...

Get one of these. It is a Four Dog from Four Dog Stoves. It will keep that tent warm all night. You get a cold wet rainy day and everyone in camp will be in your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,300
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have never understood that. Drive a day and a...

I have never understood that. Drive a day and a half to Colorado and sleep in.... during elk season.[emoji21]. From your past threads I know you won't be sleeping in.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
Posted By Arrowsmith
He ain't that big, but he is relentless.;)b

He ain't that big, but he is relentless.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,467
Posted By Arrowsmith
Eric. Prayers spoken for you and your family.

Eric. Prayers spoken for you and your family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Arrowsmith
Vortex Crossfire will fit that budget. I can...

Vortex Crossfire will fit that budget.

I can get close with the Vortex Diamondback 10x42.

PM me for prices.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,293
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am pretty we can count on that forecast for our...

I am pretty we can count on that forecast for our first winter in Southeast Iowa.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,346
Posted By Arrowsmith
Never underestimate the power of a prayer. ...

Never underestimate the power of a prayer.

One small prayer can change your life dramatically.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,346
Posted By Arrowsmith
My wife has suffered with a broken arm for 13...

My wife has suffered with a broken arm for 13 days. After 3 Dr. opinions and struggling with her insurance company to find a surgeon and a surgery center in her network she had surgery this morning....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 9,470
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for Kristen. Sent from my...

Prayers spoken for Kristen.

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