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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-16-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Patton
Great deer and public land to boot! Congrats!

Great deer and public land to boot! Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,028
Posted By Patton
Each situation is different and each hunter is...

Each situation is different and each hunter is different, particularly their ethics and skills (or lack of). There are guys here that probably can't hit the side of a barn even if they're inside it;...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,977
Posted By Patton
Pretty interesting way to put it and I see where...

Pretty interesting way to put it and I see where you're coming from. I still say 'kill/shot' as opposed to 'harvest' yet certainly still keep 'sustainable yield' in mind.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By Patton
Forget what she says, I wouldn't want that in my...

Forget what she says, I wouldn't want that in my house. Would be neat to see in a museum though.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-15-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 298,558
Posted By Patton
At least one more year... I hardly comment on...

At least one more year... I hardly comment on this thread however I read it regularly. Please keep providing your insight and knowledge
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-15-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By Patton
I had access to the guns starting around 10 or...

I had access to the guns starting around 10 or 11; the gun cabinet key was kept in a drawer in my room. My pellet gun was in the same cabinet as all the other guns and I probably went in there on a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-15-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,152
Posted By Patton
Mid 170s

Mid 170s
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,859
Posted By Patton
I'd have to see him in person and watch his...

I'd have to see him in person and watch his behavior before guesstimating an age based on that pic; several features that look young and a few that look old.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,570
Posted By Patton
These are the areas I’d check out and look for...

These are the areas I’d check out and look for ambush spots. The central and southern point would be my top 2 based off the aerial image.
...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-13-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By Patton
I have an EXO frame and 3500 pack, would love to...

I have an EXO frame and 3500 pack, would love to grab a 2000 bag sometime although the 3500 works fine for day hunts also. Most day hunts I’m using the Mystery Ranch Crest if I don’t plan to pack an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 210,792
Posted By Patton
Glad to hear it!

Glad to hear it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Patton
CamoFire.com has the Predator Camo Stealth Fleece...

CamoFire.com has the Predator Camo Stealth Fleece pants and jacket for $50/each right now. The same items typically come up a few times over a week if they currently don't have your size available.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,132
Posted By Patton
252 on a 2-for-1 pig shot.

252 on a 2-for-1 pig shot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 210,792
Posted By Patton
Congrats to Little David! I also saw that...

Congrats to Little David!

I also saw that posted on TexasBuckRegistry and immediately thought Fiddy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Patton
I'd watch for camo for sale on here, I've bought...

I'd watch for camo for sale on here, I've bought some good pieces at affordable prices on used camo in the past. Goodwills can also have great clothing at super cheap prices, not necessarily camo...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,321
Posted By Patton
Congrats! Y'all won't forget that

Congrats! Y'all won't forget that
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,531
Posted By Patton
580 acres of post oak savannah that has...

580 acres of post oak savannah that has light-moderate hunting pressure. I’d say 75% of deer hunting there is with a bow, and the only rifle hunting is on corned roads and not feeders. Last year 24k...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,086
Posted By Patton
Because I love hunting and I love watching...

Because I love hunting and I love watching animals and bowhunting is up close and in-your-face action. Sneaking in close on a wild animal undetected can't be beat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,531
Posted By Patton
Question The property I mentioned previously is low fence,...

The property I mentioned previously is low fence, 580 acres surrounded by small properties and 2 similar sized neighbors. With supplemental feeding we keep deer around and even have deer in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Patton
That’s what use. I forget if it’s the Storm or...

That’s what use. I forget if it’s the Storm or Spot but it can do white and red. Little bit of a learning curve w/ using the black diamond but they are great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 29,788
Posted By Patton
Saw your offer was accepted, big congrats and I...

Saw your offer was accepted, big congrats and I hope y’all have a smooth path to closing!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,153
Posted By Patton
Bow Season: Archery only General Season: Any...

Bow Season: Archery only
General Season: Any Legal Means
Muzzle Loader Seasons are not statewide but county specific. Ex: Caldwell county has a muzzle loader season, Edwards county does not.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,531
Posted By Patton
Not true. I took out a 17.5" wide 8pt, 6.5 yrs...

Not true. I took out a 17.5" wide 8pt, 6.5 yrs old in an AR county last weekend and there are probably 5-6 deer on that property that are younger and significantly bigger (antler wise) that we chose...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-08-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,855
Posted By Patton
We just got one of these, excited to use it...

We just got one of these, excited to use it instead of opening hundreds of feed bags.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,505
Posted By Patton
First Lite is my go to high-quality camo...

First Lite is my go to high-quality camo clothing. I like being able to layer and wear minimal clothing especially when on the move. I like the cipher pattern for being on the ground in the hill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,238
Posted By Patton
I had a feeling it was the place I was thinking...

I had a feeling it was the place I was thinking of when you mentioned the trashbags on the chairs. PM replied
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 29,788
Posted By Patton
How did y’all end the season? I went out...

How did y’all end the season?

I went out two weekends ago and agree that is was slower than usual this time of year but I never got skunked. I was hunting crossings and funnels however and not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-07-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Patton
I’ve headshot and shoulder shot several with my...

I’ve headshot and shoulder shot several with my 300 blk w/10.5” barrel and Hornady 110s. My buddy put down a big axis buck with a shoulder shot, 60yrd track. Bullet was under the hide on far side.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Patton
x2 all the way around

x2 all the way around
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Patton
In the hill country we had to rent a rock...

In the hill country we had to rent a rock hammer/drill with the compressor/generator being towed behind a truck. Took about 5-10 seconds per hole; drilling was the easiest work of the weekend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,871
Posted By Patton
Dang! I'd add that to a backcountry first aid kit...

Dang! I'd add that to a backcountry first aid kit and hope to never need it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,258
Posted By Patton
Just use a knife and cut at the ball...

Just use a knife and cut at the ball joints/sockets, way less messy. Unless your just looking a reason for rectal cavity action? I kid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,767
Posted By Patton
What a weekend and some stud animals. Congrats...

What a weekend and some stud animals. Congrats again, Hunter!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Patton
X2

X2
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By Patton
He is really a she, and she is pregnant

He is really a she, and she is pregnant
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By Patton
What a write up and great buck! Congrats!

What a write up and great buck! Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,630
Posted By Patton
Love those S Tx culls, nice buck

Love those S Tx culls, nice buck
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,838
Posted By Patton
I think that’s standard procedure for big animals...

I think that’s standard procedure for big animals killed in the field like that. The hide on an aoudad neck is so thick you can’t just easily roll it over the head like a whitetail; even if it’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By Patton
.22LR or .17HMR

.22LR or .17HMR
Forum: Photography 12-27-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,820
Posted By Patton
Just re-read the OP and realized any 2018 picture...

Just re-read the OP and realized any 2018 picture is allowed; this pic from a September elk hunt in Co. is my favorite of the year.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 29,788
Posted By Patton
I agree. Although our normal feeders throw a mix...

I agree. Although our normal feeders throw a mix that includes protein and it’s almost always eaten up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 29,788
Posted By Patton
Yes and no. The ones in my pics have a regular...

Yes and no. The ones in my pics have a regular spinner plate that is fully enclosed inside the protein hopper/tubes. When it spins, it throws protein that falls down the tubes.

If you put protein...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,333
Posted By Patton
Same here

Same here
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-20-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,516
Posted By Patton
Added a boyd’s stock and did this, great gun.

Added a boyd’s stock and did this, great gun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By Patton
I’d guess 9+

I’d guess 9+
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-19-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By Patton
Of the 4 properties I hunt, one is an AR county...

Of the 4 properties I hunt, one is an AR county and it by far has the biggest and oldest deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,226
Posted By Patton
Awesome deer and congrats!

Awesome deer and congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,007
Posted By Patton
I have some ultra lights that are my go-to; but...

I have some ultra lights that are my go-to; but anything with 55% or more merino wool. Several are in the 60%-63% range.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Patton
:D

:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,007
Posted By Patton
Yep

Yep
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