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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,684
Posted By Dudley
My retirement plan is to open a feed store and...

My retirement plan is to open a feed store and give all my customers a free horse.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dudley
No tool, just kept hand written records on a...

No tool, just kept hand written records on a chart I made that shows day, date, time, buck I.D., location, weather, solunar period times, barometric pressure. Relationship between deer movement and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dudley
To answer some of the questions... Yes,...

To answer some of the questions...
Yes, ISolunar is a free app. Most solunar tables are very similar, however, as they chart the four positions of the moon - overhead, underfoot, rising, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dudley
Back in the 80's I took a lot of people fishing...

Back in the 80's I took a lot of people fishing on the Nunley Brothers' Coyote Ranch. Lots of big tanks filled with some great bass. I really noticed the effects of the solunar tables back then,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dudley
Yes, I tracked that through the first two years...

Yes, I tracked that through the first two years and then gave up on it this year. Just didn't see any patterns develop. I did notice that most of the days in November had a high pressure rating, so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dudley
I use ISolunar. Major time period is when moon...

I use ISolunar. Major time period is when moon is directly overhead or underfoot. Minor period is when moon is on horizon - rising or setting. I found no noticeable difference in phase of the moon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dudley
3 Yr. T/C Study

Just finished my third season of documenting my daylight buck pictures. I documented results from the first two years in the thread East Texas Deer Activity. After adding this year's data, I feel...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Dudley
Sirius/XM Discount

Just over a year ago I read the thread about Direct TV discounts/ promotions. We signed up and saved a bundle, thanks to TBH. So, I thought I would pass along a similar savings we just received...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Dudley
Greenbriar, Beauty berry, trumpet vines... Most...

Greenbriar, Beauty berry, trumpet vines... Most small shrubs and vines, but those are the ones Im looking for.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,252
Posted By Dudley
43 acres just isn't nearly big enough to manage...

43 acres just isn't nearly big enough to manage and have a positive impact. One of the big things that separates East Texas from the rest of the state is that there are so many small properties. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By Dudley
Thermacell. Close thread.

Thermacell. Close thread.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By Dudley
I put the second pin in the middle and sight it...

I put the second pin in the middle and sight it in for 30 yds. 20 is just above it and 40 is just below. I took the other two pins and moved them to the bottom since I wont shoot over 40 yds during...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By Dudley
Just the other day I was thinking about the...

Just the other day I was thinking about the difference in hunting east Texas vs. west of I35. I grew up hunting in the western hill country and south Texas, and wind direction wasn't really a big...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By Dudley
If you are sweating from your walk in, deer are...

If you are sweating from your walk in, deer are going to smell you, regardless of what scent control methods you are using.
And if you are walking across an open field, deer are going to see you. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Dudley
My point is that this is most days in the Fall! ...

My point is that this is most days in the Fall! The average in Oct.-Dec. is above 30.0. I haven't seen any conclusive studies, but there may be something out there. Id like to se it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Dudley
Barometric Pressure

Many people claim that deer move more on days with high barometric pressure. But I have never seen any studies to prove this. Many people say they see increased activity on high pressure days, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By Dudley
A deer has no problem smelling a human at 75...

A deer has no problem smelling a human at 75 yards downwind. Scent molecules spread out and disperse into a wide area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Dudley
I would never even consider hunting a stand when...

I would never even consider hunting a stand when the wind is wrong. That being said, an old smart deer is going to use his nose to determine his travels. Best chance at killing one is to have a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Dudley
10X is too shaky to handhold for me without a...

10X is too shaky to handhold for me without a rest. I hunt wooded areas and am in a treestand, so I have gone to 6X Leupold. Clear, bright, steady, and rarely am looking more than about 75 yards. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,053
Posted By Dudley
Bassmaster was the first big, national tournament...

Bassmaster was the first big, national tournament trail. Then came FLW. Now this. Nothing lasts forever. BASS did more for bass fishing than any other organization ever, but nothing is permanent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,967
Posted By Dudley
The current state plan for funding education...

The current state plan for funding education calls for continuing to raise property taxes and lower the amount of money the state contributes to schools. So, expect your taxes to continue to go up!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Dudley
Read the ingredients. Most are 95% ryegrass. ...

Read the ingredients. Most are 95% ryegrass. The ryegrass will sprout and grow just fine, but its really not a deer food.
You can no-till by broadcasting small seeds like clover on bare soil and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By Dudley
G5 Striker is similar to Muzzy or Slick Tricks. ...

G5 Striker is similar to Muzzy or Slick Tricks. The replaceable blades are wicked sharp. I like any of them. Montec isn't sharp enough.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By Dudley
That's Texas Persimmon

That's Texas Persimmon
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Dudley
If I remember correctly, kindergarten is funded...

If I remember correctly, kindergarten is funded by most states, including Texas, as a half-day program. Districts that offer full-day are funding the extra half day out of their local budget. Most...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-28-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dudley
First weekend in October. I don't want my oats...

First weekend in October. I don't want my oats too big and mature too early.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,631
Posted By Dudley
Cattle ranchers face low prices more often than...

Cattle ranchers face low prices more often than they do high prices. But when prices go up, like they did a few years ago, lots of people get into it. Then the prices drop and lots of people get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,835
Posted By Dudley
Wow! I didn't know they had a program like this....

Wow! I didn't know they had a program like this. That is great! Congratulations to you and your wife!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,835
Posted By Dudley
This had to be a typo. I finished in 2 1/2 years...

This had to be a typo. I finished in 2 1/2 years and that was taking 21-23 hours each semester and 18 in summers
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By Dudley
Sounds a lot like dad and the style is the same. ...

Sounds a lot like dad and the style is the same. I ran across his dad in the Mint Bar in Sheridan, Wyoming back in 1985. He and an old timer were picking in the back corner during mid-afternoon. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,229
Posted By Dudley
I grew up out in that area years ago and almost...

I grew up out in that area years ago and almost every year there were reported sighting of bears around the Camp Wood/Leakey/Rocksprings area. Usually late summer when it got really dry in Mexico. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,428
Posted By Dudley
It looks like this is being overlooked by many. ...

It looks like this is being overlooked by many. He followed protocol and reported it to AD. His problems come from then lying about it to the press.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Dudley
July. Bracketville. Enclosed blind. What did...

July. Bracketville. Enclosed blind. What did you expect?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Dudley
Forest is open again. Looks like the rainy...

Forest is open again. Looks like the rainy season has begun. Headed that way tomorrow. Road trip!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,618
Posted By Dudley
Anyone who wants to make a change to schools...

Anyone who wants to make a change to schools should run for election to their local school board. Run on the platform of prioritizing school safety. Win the election. Make the changes. In 2-3...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,618
Posted By Dudley
School districts are required to complete a...

School districts are required to complete a safety audit from the state every three years. Its a simple form to fill out and a written report to include with it. No accountability involved. I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,618
Posted By Dudley
As I sit here in the principal's chair at my...

As I sit here in the principal's chair at my campus (lunch break!), I agree with everything you said. Schools need to be completely reformed to prioritize safety. That reform has to start at the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Dudley
Yes, I saw that yesterday. Still planning on...

Yes, I saw that yesterday. Still planning on going mid-July, but it would be a lot nicer if they get some rain and open up the forest
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Dudley
Ive been running both for the past 18 months. ...

Ive been running both for the past 18 months. Strike Force is great. OPS is OK and dependable but not near the clarity. Im going with Strike Force from now on.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Dudley
Ill be there July 16-19

Ill be there July 16-19
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Dudley
We go to Rockport about once a month. Charlotte...

We go to Rockport about once a month. Charlotte Plumbers is our go-to spot for seafood. Taqueria next to Tackle Town is a good, cheap breakfast. Ate at both places earlier this week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,732
Posted By Dudley
I'm confused. Are we talking about favorite...

I'm confused. Are we talking about favorite Texas country songs (country songs about Texas) or is it favorite Texas Country songs (songs classified as "Texas Country")?????????????????
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,247
Posted By Dudley
I walked in to the Mint Bar in Sheridan, Wyoming...

I walked in to the Mint Bar in Sheridan, Wyoming one afternoon back in 1985 and there was Chris LeDoux and some local sitting in the back, playing guitars and shooting the breeze. They were the only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,083
Posted By Dudley
There is an online article at texastribube.com...

There is an online article at texastribube.com right now regarding teacher pay and benefits. Although the title of the article says Texas teachers pay is average, it goes on to say that is based on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Dudley
Trail camera question

A friend gave me a Moultrie camera that has never worked properly. It takes lots of pics both day and night with no animals in the pic. False triggers. He bought it new last fall and has been ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 39,933
Posted By Dudley
Sorry it came across that way, wasn't my...

Sorry it came across that way, wasn't my intention.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 39,933
Posted By Dudley
I don't think anyone wanted to voice their...

I don't think anyone wanted to voice their opinion at the time, because it was just an opinion. No proof either way. But I talked with several people prior to all this coming out who believed there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 39,933
Posted By Dudley
There were many clues, starting with the very...

There were many clues, starting with the very first post...13-14 units of blood. Any of these clues could possibly have been true, but not when taken all together. And don't forget the person's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 39,933
Posted By Dudley
Some of her history/posts have been deleted. She...

Some of her history/posts have been deleted. She disappeared off the GS after the 300 yd shot at a hog that was attacking her friend one night, and then she was jumped by someone and she pulled her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,785
Posted By Dudley
Back in the 80's I was part of a feral horse...

Back in the 80's I was part of a feral horse roundup on the Crow Reservation in Montana. BLM, Crow and Bureau of Indian Affairs leaders all were on hand. We captured about 60-70 head total. Some...
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