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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-20-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Patton
Mid 120s

Mid 120s
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-20-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Patton
Old, for me it's hard to speculate past 5.5...

Old, for me it's hard to speculate past 5.5 without having a history but I'd say 7.5 and I'd score-estimate him around 138. A true hill country trophy certainly a trophy for Edwards county.

If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,701
Posted By Patton
No way Jose. I'll be in S TX and it will be about...

No way Jose. I'll be in S TX and it will be about having fun (driving senderos, beer drinking, doe patrol, watching/napping college football) as much as it is about hunting. I'll get more serious...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,660
Posted By Patton
I hope y'all get it done tomorrow!

I hope y'all get it done tomorrow!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By Patton
15 minutes before sunrise and 1:30hr before...

15 minutes before sunrise and 1:30hr before sunset is my preferred time. Spin duration depends on which property; 5-10 seconds
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Patton
My brother has hired a lot of folks of Indeed.com...

My brother has hired a lot of folks of Indeed.com and another online service that I forget, e-something. Granted this was in Austin.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-19-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Patton
Like high-end hunting clothes, there isn't a...

Like high-end hunting clothes, there isn't a place that has ALL of the top notch footwear brands. REI has the best selection I know of.

Another vote for Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX boots as well and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 445,394
Posted By Patton
The Elk Thread

Just got back from 82. The elk we found were 10500-11000 in beetle kill, in bowls/holes on North slopes. Good luck!



The beetle kill spots we were hunting were full of food and beds next to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Patton
Black Diamond Storm or Spot, I forget- bit of a...

Black Diamond Storm or Spot, I forget- bit of a learning curve to the black diamond headlights but they are awesome. Mine has a flood and spotlight mode in white, as well as a red light mode. One of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,660
Posted By Patton
That’s got to be fun to listen to

That’s got to be fun to listen to
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,351
Posted By Patton
Went and looked at our Weather Station history;...

Went and looked at our Weather Station history; this is for ~15 miles North of Camp Wood

Jan 0.13"
Feb 0.35"
Mar 0.40"
Apr 1.15"
May 1.03"
Jun 0"
(3.06"-First 6 months of 2018)
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,660
Posted By Patton
Good luck, Hunter!

Good luck, Hunter!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,605
Posted By Patton
I like sneaking in on animals undetected, being...

I like sneaking in on animals undetected, being close enough to hear them eating and see their whiskers. Running an arrow through an animal in the exact spot you wanted it to go is an unbeatable...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,351
Posted By Patton
I put in a request to have the thread titled...

I put in a request to have the thread titled 'Edwards/Real Counties Hunting'

This recent rain event has been great, I imagine we've more than doubled our 2018 annual rainfall since August.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 445,394
Posted By Patton
I hope you’re taking LDPs, Puncher!

I hope you’re taking LDPs, Puncher!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,780
Posted By Patton
Donít collect them and store them in an old igloo...

Donít collect them and store them in an old igloo cooler- they will rot and stink very quickly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,635
Posted By Patton
Big congrats!! Thatís not an easy feat!

Big congrats!! Thatís not an easy feat!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 445,394
Posted By Patton
Got back from my first western/elk/out of state...

Got back from my first western/elk/out of state hunt and had an absolute blast. 9 days hunting in South Central Colorado. We really didn’t know what we were doing the first 3 days but things quickly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,351
Posted By Patton
SE part of the County and north of Camp Wood. Yes...

SE part of the County and north of Camp Wood. Yes we are low fence and on some spots the fence is dilapidated enough to not be called a fence. I like learning and understanding the different areas...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Patton
Still accepting Applications

Still accepting Applications
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,165
Posted By Patton
I'm not sure how much time this would take but......

I'm not sure how much time this would take but... You could link up your phone with Dropbox so all your camera roll photos automatically upload to Dropbox/the cloud (great way to have back up photos...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,672
Posted By Patton
Finally got around to putting my Boydís stock on...

Finally got around to putting my Boydís stock on my RAP .308
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 12,727
Posted By Patton
Packaged all my food yesterday, Iíll be right...

Packaged all my food yesterday, Iíll be right around 2lbs and 3200 calories for each day. Before food, water and my bow- Iím a hair over 20lbs. Leaving Thursday morning!!

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,988
Posted By Patton
.85” on Camp Wood since yesterday

.85” on Camp Wood since yesterday
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,708
Posted By Patton
The shape of the face says definite fallow

The shape of the face says definite fallow
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By Patton
Academy will take back anything.

Academy will take back anything.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,223
Posted By Patton
Just north of Austin for an AM hunt. Plan on...

Just north of Austin for an AM hunt. Plan on being done and cleaned up with plenty of time before the Texas game.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,441
Posted By Patton
I try to never go below 1/4 tank; having said...

I try to never go below 1/4 tank; having said that I've occasionally got to E and can put 22 gallons in my truck. I was in a bind once (long ways from the gas station) and by the time I filled up I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,351
Posted By Patton
Thanks, I believe so ...

Thanks, I believe so
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,351
Posted By Patton
We shall see :) I have the OK from my Uncle to...

We shall see :) I have the OK from my Uncle to take an elk so that will certainly be the main focus. Hopefully a small guy doesn’t show up first because I’ll probably fling an arrow at the first one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Patton
Sunday bump

Sunday bump
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,822
Posted By Patton
Walk in cooler for sure. I’ve hung deer for the...

Walk in cooler for sure. I’ve hung deer for the weekend and then brought them him in a cooler with no ice, 3hr drive and the meat is still plenty cold.

We have a small countertop ice machine from...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-22-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Patton
Mlok. Key Mod looks like a storage rack to me.

Mlok. Key Mod looks like a storage rack to me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Patton
Hunt Offer for Military Family

Deployed Family Outdoors is now accepting applications for their Annual Fall Hunting Trip which will be October 19th-21st. This hunt will be for Whitetail Doe on an MLD Ranch in Caldwell County and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 18,434
Posted By Patton
Man oh man! All the bucks look to be finishing...

Man oh man! All the bucks look to be finishing out very nicely
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-21-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 7,276
Posted By Patton
I’ll be there with two other TBH guys...

I’ll be there with two other TBH guys 11/16-11/20; looking forward to it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By Patton
Barring drought, they (LCRA) drop the lake 12í...

Barring drought, they (LCRA) drop the lake 12í every other year in January or February for boat dock and shoreline maintenance. Youíre probably right and the mussels canít move quick enough.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,351
Posted By Patton
Edwards/Real Counties 2017/2018

Iíve seen a handful over the years but not enough to say they are even a common sighting. I did watch a porcupine last January about 70í up a Pecan tree swaying in the wind and eating pecans; pretty...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By Patton
I found somebodyís stash when cruising Lake...

I found somebodyís stash when cruising Lake Austin in a draw-down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Patton
The Cajun and I started a non-profit that takes...

The Cajun and I started a non-profit that takes out the children of military families on hunting/fishing trips. He was in law school at the time we formed it and took a class that was based on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 767
Posted By Patton
1. Check off my first backcountry and first elk...

1. Check off my first backcountry and first elk hunt (Colorado)

2. Kill a TX elk, preferably w/bow

3. Bow kill a mature WT Buck in Edwards county

4. Bow kill a mature buck at a particular...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,709
Posted By Patton
x2 I'm actually heading to the ranch tomorrow,...

x2
I'm actually heading to the ranch tomorrow, picking up a rock drill and putting in 4 more pens this weekend..
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 12,727
Posted By Patton
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Patton
If you have proof of purchase, Browning customer...

If you have proof of purchase, Browning customer service will take care of you
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 755
Posted By Patton
Whatever you do, good luck amigo. You got too...

Whatever you do, good luck amigo. You got too many more years of hunting to not have a good knee :)
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-14-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 32,511
Posted By Patton
Two great points!

Two great points!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,008
Posted By Patton
Iím not familiar with that road or seeing it on...

Iím not familiar with that road or seeing it on Google. Does it have a HWY or FM name?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-14-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 32,511
Posted By Patton
Several of the hunts tell you the # of Applicants...

Several of the hunts tell you the # of Applicants last year and the # of permits available and success rate.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,008
Posted By Patton
What part of Camp Wood/what road? PM me if you’d...

What part of Camp Wood/what road? PM me if you’d like.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 12,727
Posted By Patton
Laid out and packed everything last night. The...

Laid out and packed everything last night. The Ďcommunityí items we have to split are the first aid kit (medium Kifaru), water filter (Sawyer/dirtybag, not pictured) and cook system (JetBoil Flash,...
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