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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 613
Posted By Bort
For whatever it’s worth, I had the 400 and it was...

For whatever it’s worth, I had the 400 and it was just one more thing to charge and take to the blind with you. They are also kinda of noisy as mentioned above and Ozone is not the best thing to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Bort
Sorry if that came off preachy. That’s just what...

Sorry if that came off preachy. That’s just what I’ve learned from my elk hunting mistakes over the past three seasons.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Bort
Elk can pinpoint where a noise is coming from...

Elk can pinpoint where a noise is coming from extremely well. If you are not hunting solo, have someone call 50 yards beyond you and out of site. That way, the elk will ignore you as he walks by...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By Bort
I wonder if you are actually just allergic to...

I wonder if you are actually just allergic to cedar particles stuck in the deer’s coat?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By Bort
I suggest going with a MacBook Pro if money is no...

I suggest going with a MacBook Pro if money is no concern or an Air if you need a more budget friendly option. As far as the comment about “learning a Mac while learning calculus”, MacBooks are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,380
Posted By Bort
The way I see it, one’s view on hunting fair...

The way I see it, one’s view on hunting fair chase can be compared to one’s view on dating.

The fair chase purist is like the guy with high standards that only goes after the gorgeous, highly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,380
Posted By Bort
When you spend more time raising deer than...

When you spend more time raising deer than hunting them, fair chase is lost.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,761
Posted By Bort
Wasn’t Beto’s dad the judge who got him out of...

Wasn’t Beto’s dad the judge who got him out of the burglary and DWI charges?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 982
Posted By Bort
Looks like that was an awesome trip. That sounds...

Looks like that was an awesome trip. That sounds more like my kind of Four Seasons "resort".
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-19-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bort
That is a big one!

That is a big one!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 873
Posted By Bort
Out of curiosity, why is everyone down on Archery...

Out of curiosity, why is everyone down on Archery Country? I’m about to take my bow there this week, so it would be nice to know why I might not want to. Thanks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 873
Posted By Bort
Archery Country

Archery Country
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bort
The food is amazing there and the people are...

The food is amazing there and the people are really friendly. Try everything you are served. I had the best steak ever in Kobe and something that I think was fish.

Tokyo is huge, Mt. Fuji is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bort
One more thing. The view can be pretty limited. I...

One more thing. The view can be pretty limited. I would suggest setting up one on the edge of a field or somewhere where you can see for a ways.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bort
They are awesome to hunt out of but be aware Of...

They are awesome to hunt out of but be aware
Of the following:

They are expensive
They are hard to install
They can’t really be moved
You have to keep the brush mowed around it


Also,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,869
Posted By Bort
Depending on your morals and ethics, the town is...

Depending on your morals and ethics, the town is filled with lots of don’ts. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Bort
Some of the people y’all have mentioned sound...

Some of the people y’all have mentioned sound like complete off the wall phycos....if they’re that crazy, maybe they do need a dog physiological support?:p


I love dogs and see the need for true...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-18-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Bort
My best hunts have been over food plots. I love...

My best hunts have been over food plots. I love the fact that you can sneak up on them anytime of the day and have the potential to see multiple deer feeding. With feeders, the deer usually clear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bort
quicktime video That looked like an awesome trip! Thanks for...

That looked like an awesome trip! Thanks for taking us along. That picture of the spent shells stacked up is just absolutely mind blowing!!!! :eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Bort
That’s going to be great. I take it your kids...

That’s going to be great. I take it your kids grew up snipe hunting?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,138
Posted By Bort
I'm always amazed by the amount of people in the...

I'm always amazed by the amount of people in the world that don't know how to swim. If they were decent swimmers or at least comfortable in the water,
teaching them the necessary SCUBA skills could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 82,535
Posted By Bort
I was hoping to be able to contribute to this...

I was hoping to be able to contribute to this thread.

The extended family and I just got back from Belize and to say we had a good time is a huge understatement. My son, nephew, and daughter (6,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Bort
Their combo windows are awesome. They’re big...

Their combo windows are awesome. They’re big enough to shoot from at almost any angle, but not so big that you feel totally exposed. Also, if you hunt with little kids, the bow window is at the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Bort
Fawns dropped a few weeks ago in Northwest...

Fawns dropped a few weeks ago in Northwest Austin. So did a bunch of baby skunks. I swear my backyard in the city sometimes has better wildlife watching than my deer stand.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Bort
That made me smile.

That made me smile.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By Bort
Glad to hear that bass fishermen are putting my...

Glad to hear that bass fishermen are putting my family’s life at risk, so they can catch more fish. How can you see a swimmer or fallen skier when doing 70mph?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By Bort
Where are bass fishermen going in such a hurry?

I’ve been on the lakes of Texas for nearly 30 years (mainly Austin, Placid, Travis, McQueeney, and Lake Worth) and I’ve always wondered why bass fishermen feel the need to drive 50+ mph to go...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,373
Posted By Bort
I have a Joule. It’s app based, which makes it...

I have a Joule. It’s app based, which makes it small and easy to store. I love it. The best steaks (filet), quail, and venison backstrap I’ve ever eaten we’re cooked in the Sousvide and seared for 30...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Bort
Love Cabo, but check out the #1 Most Dangerous...

Love Cabo, but check out the #1 Most Dangerous City in 2018 according to Business Insider
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,729
Posted By Bort
If you never really wanted one in the first...

If you never really wanted one in the first place, I would go with a pelt or rug.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By Bort
If you proceed as planned, be sure to document...

If you proceed as planned, be sure to document it. It would be cool for us to see the transformation and learn with you. Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By Bort
Like livestock?

Like livestock?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By Bort
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always...

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always read, been told by biologists, etc. that 1 deer per 11 acres was a healthy deer population to acre ratio to shoot for when managing for trophy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By Bort
Fishing “Boat”

Saw one of these today. What are y’alls thoughts for fly fishing the flats with them? They cost around $3500.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By Bort
His screen name IS “CrookedArrow” not...

His screen name IS “CrookedArrow” not “StraightArrow”


I’ve got the Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine and love it. It’s expensive, but you can use a Bed Bath & Beyond 20% coupon...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Bort
Synology makes an affordable NAS....

Synology makes an affordable NAS. https://fstoppers.com/originals/best-external-hard-drive-photographers-and-videographers-212730
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bort
Would make a cool hat band.

Would make a cool hat band.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,749
Posted By Bort
I have 2 masters degrees, and I’ll be the first...

I have 2 masters degrees, and I’ll be the first one to say that college is not for everyone. That being said, the statistics still show that college educated people as a whole tend to make more money...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,490
Posted By Bort
The hundreds of species of fish and shellfish ...

The hundreds of species of fish and shellfish
Elk
Bison
Kudu
Axis
Nilgai
Kangeroo
Whitetail
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,128
Posted By Bort
If you start feeling queasy, take a shot of red...

If you start feeling queasy, take a shot of red wine vinegar. It will help kill whatever ails ya.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,968
Posted By Bort
Since variety is the spice of life, I suggest...

Since variety is the spice of life, I suggest broadening your horizons and trying the following steak related things.
Wagyu (a Japanese breed of cow. If you want to spend big $, get Kobe beef....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 5,966
Posted By Bort
That’s the smartest thing I’ve heard all day.

That’s the smartest thing I’ve heard all day.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-19-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bort
How owning an AR can cost you $1000 per day

Just read that a town outside of Chicago has outlawed owning assault rifles. You can be fined up to $1000 per day until you turn it in. How can this not be against the 2nd amendment?
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Bort
Thanks for the post. I enjoy these.

Thanks for the post. I enjoy these.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By Bort
I like the tape measure! Good bird.

I like the tape measure! Good bird.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-13-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,617
Posted By Bort
I’ve shot my friend’s a couple of times over the...

I’ve shot my friend’s a couple of times over the years while shooting trap. His was a bit heavier than my Browning, but it’s a great no nonesense gun. It can’t be beat for the price.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Bort
I believe Fort Worth Camera still rents gear. I...

I believe Fort Worth Camera still rents gear. I used to rent there when I was in college. Great shop.
Forum: Photography 04-04-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bort
Looks like you’re getting the hang of it....

Looks like you’re getting the hang of it. Lightroom and Nik are awesome and help speed up your workflow immensely. The next step would be learning the ins and outs of Photoshop, which allows you to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bort
Great write up.

Great write up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bort
Sorry, I meant Tanzania.

Sorry, I meant Tanzania.
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