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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 06:18 AM
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Posted By chastings77
Thanks for the reminder on that, we have to wear...

Thanks for the reminder on that, we have to wear hunters orange during the youth hunt.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Did not get out there this weekend, headed out...

Did not get out there this weekend, headed out tomorrow afternoon and then again Friday for the weekend.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By chastings77
Well, those trails were really hot. I had deer...

Well, those trails were really hot. I had deer coming in from both directions. There were two yearling whitetail does that came in and fed around me. Six mule does came in at different times. ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By chastings77
Google Earth Pro Tip

Google earth is really useful but this one tip has been most helpful.
If you are looking at imagery on Google Earth Pro, do not forget to
check out the historical imagery for the location.

I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
hey Castblast, I sent you a private msg.

hey Castblast, I sent you a private msg.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
you guys probably have all kinds of maps like...

you guys probably have all kinds of maps like this but here is one I found:
Lake Meredith Topo (https://www.anyplaceamerica.com/directory/tx/moore-county-48341/reservoirs/lake-meredith-1374882/)
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,860
Posted By chastings77
94 FZJ80 with 2.5" lift ...

94 FZJ80 with 2.5" lift
https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HIBQtym.jpg
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Anyone go out this weekend? How did you guys do?

Anyone go out this weekend? How did you guys do?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Yeah, I noticed the river was up a bit yesterday,...

Yeah, I noticed the river was up a bit yesterday, could be coming up if this rain comes in this weekend.

Lost count of the mule does yesterday. Did not see anything in the canyons, like...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
RShockley - yessir, lucky to be so close. The...

RShockley - yessir, lucky to be so close. The more time I spend out there the more I realize how big it is. This new canyon looks promising for bow season but will most likely have too much...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Hey Dude, yessir that is the Diamondback...

Hey Dude, yessir that is the Diamondback 20-60-60, picked it up used on ebay for $150. I really like it and have seen a lot more deer so far this year than in the past. Honestly I think I would...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Had a great hunt this weekend before the rain set...

Had a great hunt this weekend before the rain set in. No hunting pressure where I was at, did not sling an arrow but was a great scout in a new area I had never been before....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-04-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Dude, thanks for the report and sorry to hear...

Dude, thanks for the report and sorry to hear about the death in your family, prayers your way.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
RShockley, I originally found it on google earth...

RShockley, I originally found it on google earth and scouted it in the spring. It is a real pain to get there but I think it will be worth it with all the trails going through that one spot.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-01-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Check out this spot I found, 1 mile from heavily...

Check out this spot I found, 1 mile from heavily hunted area...thick thick cover. Think this is my opening day spot. :)
https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HGtQXoo.png
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-01-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Had a great opening weekend, was 20 yds from...

Had a great opening weekend, was 20 yds from slinging an arrow at a white tail doe, could not get a clear shot and then she took off.

I did see something weird, I was glassing a canyon that was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,862
Posted By chastings77
THAT is awesome! Forgot my chapstick once,...

THAT is awesome!

Forgot my chapstick once, nearly died. Now I keep a spare in my pack and car.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By chastings77
Good luck, ready for tomorrow am! :D

Good luck, ready for tomorrow am! :D
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-25-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Anyone know if and when Mullinaw Crossing was...

Anyone know if and when Mullinaw Crossing was opened last year? Has anyone ever crossed in their vehicle?

If it does open, would anyone be interested in backing me up in crossing it this...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-24-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Yessir, I haven't figured that one out yet...

Yessir, I haven't figured that one out yet either! I am hoping for a really cold season with lots of snow.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-24-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Shake n bake, that looks almost where the water...

Shake n bake, that looks almost where the water was last year!

Saw some deer this weekend, 1 whitetail buck, several whitetail does, and many mule does, no mule bucks...all early morning. Even...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-21-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Dude_Briggs What are you guys doing for...

Dude_Briggs

What are you guys doing for water in the backcountry this year? The river is probably too low, the lake is so low that there isn't even water in martin's canyon. I guess packing it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By chastings77
Haven't noticed anything with the moon but I have...

Haven't noticed anything with the moon but I have noticed that deer are up and moving during the day more in my area before a significant front, barometric pressure change, is moving in. I do always...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,878
Posted By chastings77
https://trib.com/lifestyles/recreation/wyoming-off...

https://trib.com/lifestyles/recreation/wyoming-officials-offer-details-of-grizzly-attack-that-killed-hunting/article_c5913d2a-4889-5fa9-89d8-e44562b06717.html
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-20-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Let us know how it goes Dude, good luck this...

Let us know how it goes Dude, good luck this year!

Too bad we can't hunt right now, the temp is dropping 20 degrees tomorrow and rain! Going to go out Sunday morning after the rains and see...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Have been out scouting already, plan on being out...

Have been out scouting already, plan on being out there a lot, it has been 3 years now since I have scored meat at Lake Meredith. My plan this year is to hunt the weather a lot more. If a front is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By chastings77
I work with this lady who has several airbnb...

I work with this lady who has several airbnb homes. One of them has a double garage that might fit your trailer.
https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/47723686
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
I always thought maybe there was some mystical...

I always thought maybe there was some mystical golden path through Martin's lower swamp to shave a mile or so off the trip. :)

Was fortunate to get there by boat last season but for sure not an...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-10-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
When you guys hike to Evans canyon from the north...

When you guys hike to Evans canyon from the north to you normally cut across Martin's canyon or do you try and go around the edges?

I have cut across Martin's canyon once and regretted it because...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-09-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
RShockley - what about getting a cheap hotel in...

RShockley - what about getting a cheap hotel in Fritch or Amarillo and doing day hikes? I work with a lady that AirBnb's a few of her properties here in Amarillo that you could stay.

Camping...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-02-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
RShockley - that is about it. I depend on google...

RShockley - that is about it. I depend on google earth a lot.

Honestly the public hunting land out there is fenced pretty well so that you are not hunting private land, don't cut corners and...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-01-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
It is down a bit but not as bad as I thought it...

It is down a bit but not as bad as I thought it would be. I have even seen pictures of people catching walleye and crappie this season.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-31-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Was going to start scouting this weekend. It has...

Was going to start scouting this weekend. It has been raining and hopefully I will see some tracks.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
How did you end up doing PublicLandFreaks? Where...

How did you end up doing PublicLandFreaks? Where did you try? How many miles did you put in? :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By chastings77
Kuiu ultra 6000. I actually went with the Icon...

Kuiu ultra 6000. I actually went with the Icon Pro but I want this bag now because of its lighter weight:...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-20-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Haven't been out. I have been waiting for cooler...

Haven't been out. I have been waiting for cooler weather...look like it is going to be here just in time for Christmas! :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,028
Posted By chastings77
Last Kingdom - Netflix original and is awesome! ...

Last Kingdom - Netflix original and is awesome!
Alone
Vikings series
Last Alaskans, I also recommend Heimo's book, The final Frontiersman
Life Below Zero
Alaska the last Frontier
Survivorman...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By chastings77
I run a 15 degree bag also and occasionally got...

I run a 15 degree bag also and occasionally got cold last year. This year I invested in a good sleeping pad and haven't even been close to cold since. Here is the one I got, super lite and warm: ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By chastings77
Great read, thanks for posting. This was my 3rd...

Great read, thanks for posting. This was my 3rd year at Meredith, I hunt it hard because I only live 20 miles away. and at this point I am nearly ready to give it up. Lake Meredith is tough and has...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-27-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
jmack82, I do remember seeing you guys first from...

jmack82, I do remember seeing you guys first from far off, ya'll were quiet and hunting the same strategy as me it looked like but then I heard all of those rounds and figured the whole canyon was...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Made it to Evans canyon this morning at 7:00am,...

Made it to Evans canyon this morning at 7:00am, had a friend drop me off in his boat on the south side. Wow that canyon is huge, hunted all morning was deep in it whenever I hear about 15 rounds...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-22-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
I camped a few miles in on Devils Trail last...

I camped a few miles in on Devils Trail last weekend. Did not see anything and lots of hunters on horseback. Will be camping at Evans this weekend, hopefully will be able to get away from everyone...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By chastings77
very nice!

very nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 09:20 AM
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Views: 5,607
Posted By chastings77
Same boat here, I was able to get it lowered a...

Same boat here, I was able to get it lowered a couple of hundred a month by remarrying and having a couple more kiddos.

It is reparation payments and nothing more. A single kiddo does not need...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Yeah, that is what I have noticed too. I have...

Yeah, that is what I have noticed too. I have seen deer this season but just before shooting light headed thru the thickest areas to there beds!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,142
Posted By chastings77
Hunted Devil's canyon Sunday, only went 2 miles...

Hunted Devil's canyon Sunday, only went 2 miles in, sat out on a point for an hour, headed up the canyon and hunted the rims on the way out. Didn't see anything but coyotes. Saw what looked like a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By chastings77
Another great read... Love and Respect Dr....

Another great read...
Love and Respect Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By chastings77
I see what you are saying there but I don't want...

I see what you are saying there but I don't want an all in one wear anywhere. I prefer to layer. The ultra down stays in the pack most of the time, when I am more stationary it comes out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By chastings77
I got a lot of mine off ebay. Got the ultrastar...

I got a lot of mine off ebay. Got the ultrastar 1P tent the other day off ebay. Their sizes tend to run smaller. I normally wear large and got everything XL. I am comfortable in 34 pants and get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By chastings77
I use everything Kuiu from base layer to tent. ...

I use everything Kuiu from base layer to tent. Very impressed and really like how ultra light it is.
Haven't used Pnuma but just take a look at this equivalent insulation layer weight differences....
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