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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Mule Skinner
Rather than fish from the bank you'll want to...

Rather than fish from the bank you'll want to wade. Waders are nice usually not necessary in mid-March on the river (depending on the weather of course).
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Mule Skinner
I fly fish for them in the park mid-March and...

I fly fish for them in the park mid-March and always seem to catch more than a limit in an afternoon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 29,778
Posted By Mule Skinner
My two cents on the matter, as posted on another...

My two cents on the matter, as posted on another thread about purchasing in a subdivision out that way:

Assuming your 40 acres is in a subdivision, find out if the subdivision has a property...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 728
Posted By Mule Skinner
Capt. Aubrey Black. He lives on Baffin, you’ll...

Capt. Aubrey Black. He lives on Baffin, you’ll put in on Baffin, and he’ll put you on fish.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Mule Skinner
Oil field traffic :)

Oil field traffic

:)
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By Mule Skinner
Congrats! As I posted on your other thread,...

Congrats!

As I posted on your other thread, you’ll enjoy having your own place. I’ve owned 30 acres in 41 Ranch off of Hackberry Rd. for 15 years and love it. It helps that my parents own 40 acres...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,227
Posted By Mule Skinner
Not knocking GWs here, but the GW would be the...

Not knocking GWs here, but the GW would be the last person I’d call and share the photos with.

Instead, I’d first contact the TPWD biologist from your area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By Mule Skinner
Oh and for what it's worth, when I was looking...

Oh and for what it's worth, when I was looking out that way before we bought our tiny place in eastern Edwards County, the folks I talked to who owned in subdivisions said that the tracts that had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By Mule Skinner
Ask Glynn Hendley at Western Hill Country Realty...

Ask Glynn Hendley at Western Hill Country Realty if he has any tracts available in subdivisions with an established property owners association that has harvest regs. At least you'll know whether or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 26,924
Posted By Mule Skinner
Took the kids and daughter’s boyfriend out this...

Took the kids and daughter’s boyfriend out this afternoon. Three gaddies, a couple bluebill and a shovelor. East side of San Antonio.

http://i67.tinypic.com/21vldt.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,826
Posted By Mule Skinner
The day after the Columbus Day flood there were...

The day after the Columbus Day flood there were high fences being repaired along Highway 41 between Mountain Home and Rocksprings. Ranchers got on it quick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 40,628
Posted By Mule Skinner
Nothing

Nothing
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Mule Skinner
Amistad

Amistad
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,980
Posted By Mule Skinner
Academy by the house was out of them yesterday....

Academy by the house was out of them yesterday. The gal working the gun counter said all of the San Antonio stores had sold out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,802
Posted By Mule Skinner
I was actually hunting in South Shore State Park....

I was actually hunting in South Shore State Park. The gun management hunt, which included South Shore, North Shore and Daughtery, was headquartered and run out of Daughtrey.

I spoke to some folks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Mule Skinner
In the western hill country we have lots of what...

In the western hill country we have lots of what most folks refer to as crows. But they ain’t crows. They are ravens.

So if you plan on shooting crows about to damage a crop, just make sure that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,755
Posted By Mule Skinner
Grill over mesquite or live oak. Then eat it...

Grill over mesquite or live oak. Then eat it medium rare.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,802
Posted By Mule Skinner
I was down there last week for the gun management...

I was down there last week for the gun management hunt. There were probably 7 standbys available with 8 who showed up. One guy went home. Everybody felt bad for the dude.

Sam and Murray are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,152
Posted By Mule Skinner
I put this trigger kit on my Savage Axis .223....

I put this trigger kit on my Savage Axis .223. The factory trigger assembly. This kit improved it greatly. I'm not a gunsmith by any stretch and the parts were easy to install.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,980
Posted By Mule Skinner
They are nice revolvers. I’ve got one and my kids...

They are nice revolvers. I’ve got one and my kids got them for Christmas last year (or was it 2 years ago? I CRS).

Anyway, may have to go pick up another for that price!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mule Skinner
Assuming your 40 acres is in a subdivision, find...

Assuming your 40 acres is in a subdivision, find out if the subdivision has a property owners association. A POA doesn't solve all the problems that a property owner can encounter in a subdivision...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Mule Skinner
I used to hunt north Live Oak County near...

I used to hunt north Live Oak County near Whitsett on Hwy. 99 and the rut was always around the middle of December.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Mule Skinner
Great question for the county appraiser in your...

Great question for the county appraiser in your area. I’d ask and then get it in writing so your rear end is covered. Some CAs are squirrels. Plus, check online to make sure that the CA is telling...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 26,924
Posted By Mule Skinner
This morning was the first time I could get out...

This morning was the first time I could get out to the duck lease this season. My daughter is home on break from Aggieland and she wanted to go too. She had the hot hand today. Did a great job on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Mule Skinner
King Kong Bundy was from Nome, Alaska. Just...

King Kong Bundy was from Nome, Alaska.

Just saying.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 29,963
Posted By Mule Skinner
Good luck boys, thanks for sharing the pics!

Good luck boys, thanks for sharing the pics!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Mule Skinner
Internet sarcasm. ;) ...

Internet sarcasm. ;)

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715214
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Mule Skinner
Congrats, great deer! Did you shoot him off...

Congrats, great deer!

Did you shoot him off the neighbor’s place in exchange for not reporting them poaching?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-03-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mule Skinner
Way to go! That place is great for youth hunts....

Way to go! That place is great for youth hunts. Both my kids shot their first bucks there on the same day,
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-03-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mule Skinner
Congrats on your son's buck! Was Unit 4 one...

Congrats on your son's buck!

Was Unit 4 one of the areas y'all hunted? That mountain in your third pic looks familiar.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-03-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mule Skinner
How did the hunt go?

How did the hunt go?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Mule Skinner
In what county did this occur, OP? If your...

In what county did this occur, OP?

If your user name is any indication, yep, it checks out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mule Skinner
Yep, those are two different scopes.

Yep, those are two different scopes.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-16-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mule Skinner
To be fair, during my son's hunt, a high school...

To be fair, during my son's hunt, a high school girl killed a real nice buck. There were two other kids on the hunt. They saw deer but didn't get shots or were holding out for something bigger.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-14-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mule Skinner
There are a few theeads in this forum on BBRSP....

There are a few theeads in this forum on BBRSP. I’ve posted about my son’s and my experience there last December for the youth hunt.

In summary, we hunted nonstop from Friday after the orientation...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-07-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By Mule Skinner
To add, the tower blinds are open air. No roofs....

To add, the tower blinds are open air. No roofs. The floors are expanded metal, no carpet. Which can be loud.

You can borrow a bucket chair at HQ if they don't run out but the kids and I brought...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-20-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Mule Skinner
My son was drawn last year for the early December...

My son was drawn last year for the early December hunt and we hunted in snow the first morning. We hunted hard in beautiful cold clear weather for the weekend and saw one deer about 600 yards away....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mule Skinner
This is Texas. Still plenty of time for a drought...

This is Texas. Still plenty of time for a drought before the duck opener.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 47,207
Posted By Mule Skinner
Well that's a wrap. Between my son's youth hunts...

Well that's a wrap. Between my son's youth hunts and my entries today, we had a total of 13 potential wins. We got one. My son was drawn for youth hog at Daugherty. I'm glad for him, it's his last...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 47,207
Posted By Mule Skinner
It's happening!

It's happening!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 47,207
Posted By Mule Skinner
Went 0-15 for GDES today. However, did get...

Went 0-15 for GDES today.

However, did get picked for GDM at Choke South Shore.

But I'm really bummed because my son, who's in his last year to apply for youth, hasn't gotten picked for squat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mule Skinner
Is the lab still available?

Is the lab still available?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By Mule Skinner
I'm on 30 acres in Edwards County. My parents...

I'm on 30 acres in Edwards County. My parents have 40 next door. Which subdivision are you in? We are in 41 Ranch.

I was going to second that an alfalfa bale will bring in the whitetails.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-06-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By Mule Skinner
My kids got drawn for this hunt a few years ago....

My kids got drawn for this hunt a few years ago. It worked out well for them. My daughter shot her first deer, which was a doe that field dressed 101 lbs. My son didn't get a deer on the trip but did...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,280
Posted By Mule Skinner
Back in 2011 shot a pronghorn buck at 339 yards...

Back in 2011 shot a pronghorn buck at 339 yards with a 30 mph crosswind near Cheyenne. I was using a .243 and front bumper of a Suburban as a rest. It was standing broadside and I aimed at blue sky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,143
Posted By Mule Skinner
Dang it, found a wood stock Vanguard at WalMart...

Dang it, found a wood stock Vanguard at WalMart today. Last one they had, stock is dinged up, .30-06. They wouldn’t budge on the price in spite of the stock. Bought it anyway, $349 spent that I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,148
Posted By Mule Skinner
Thumbs up This. Annie Lennox good too. So is Linda...

This.

Annie Lennox good too. So is Linda Ronstadt.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By Mule Skinner
My son hunted there in December as a youth draw...

My son hunted there in December as a youth draw hunt. We hunted non-stop for 2.5 days and saw one deer about 600 yards away.

I’d go again in a heartbeat, that place is beautiful.

We hunted in...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-18-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,598
Posted By Mule Skinner
Camp Bullis has had axis for at least 40 years.

Camp Bullis has had axis for at least 40 years.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 47,207
Posted By Mule Skinner
Here’s a thought. Interested in hearing your...

Here’s a thought. Interested in hearing your thoughts on it.

Let’s use GDE as an example. Everyone can continue to apply for unlimited hunts in this category. However, you can only be selected for...
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