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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By jerp
I will echo what others have said about the pig...

I will echo what others have said about the pig population. On our new place we weren't going to put up pens because there are no cattle to worry about, but the pig mobs took over. This summer we...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By jerp
I have mine mounted at the top of the downwind...

I have mine mounted at the top of the downwind window. Unless the wind shifts I only occasionally get a small whiff of ozone

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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By jerp
My vote is for the ASAT leafy suit. I wear it...

My vote is for the ASAT leafy suit. I wear it year-round, just changing what I wear under it.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By jerp
I have been hunting that area for 6-7 years now. ...

I have been hunting that area for 6-7 years now. This is probably no help but I can best describe the deer hunting as "spotty". I don't think there is a huge deer population to begin with (nothing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,263
Posted By jerp
I really enjoyed your story -well told! Until a...

I really enjoyed your story -well told! Until a person has been there it is hard to comprehend how big, beautiful and desolate that country is. My son married into a family that ranches out there....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,680
Posted By jerp
I’m just west of the Metroplex and I’ve noticed...

I’m just west of the Metroplex and I’ve noticed the wind just shifted - coming out of the north now. Lows here will be mid 40s the next couple nights. Lots of rain in the forecast....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By jerp
Looks old to me too.

Looks old to me too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,085
Posted By jerp
Just remember that being able to afford to buy a...

Just remember that being able to afford to buy a ranch is different than being able to afford owning a ranch. You can easily spend more annually on maintenance/improvements than you would for a nice...
Forum: Traditional 10-13-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By jerp
Funny you guys bring that up - there is a reason...

Funny you guys bring that up - there is a reason that mdf board is behind the target. The bag is pretty shot-out and a while back I hit a weak spot. Arrow went through the bag and punched a hole in...
Forum: Traditional 10-13-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By jerp
Rainy day form practice

I wanted to go to the club and shoot some 3d today but Mother Nature rejected my plans. As an alternative I decided to get in some form work. Starting at 9:00am, at the top of each hour Iím going in...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By jerp
Some time ago - right after the election I guess...

Some time ago - right after the election I guess - a tipping point was reached where the media lost their last fragment of self-awareness. The groupthink is 100% within their bubble. Some portion of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By jerp
Looking back on a miss always involves kicking...

Looking back on a miss always involves kicking oneself. I have sat there after a miss and thought “what a effing choker I am! That was a layup!” I then replay it in my mind over and over and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By jerp
It is not necessarily the IRS, its more about the...

It is not necessarily the IRS, its more about the feds looking for money laundering. After any deposit or withdrawal of $10,000 or more the bank has to file a CTR (cash transaction report) which is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By jerp
Mine is on a platform. I have thought about...

Mine is on a platform. I have thought about adding a vent in the platform and adding a fan on the roof vent in an attempt to get some airflow. The problem with that is you have created a system to...
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By jerp
Very impressive Rick - great shot!

Very impressive Rick - great shot!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,284
Posted By jerp
One of my favorite days of the year occurred this...

One of my favorite days of the year occurred this morning - when I walk down the driveway at 5:30 to fetch the paper and there is finally a slight chill in the air. Summer is over! It only takes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By jerp
Maybe this is too simplistic but I have always...

Maybe this is too simplistic but I have always considered everything above the line to be the panhandle. Just below the line is the something else - the "high plains" maybe?....

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By jerp
Pistols Firing! (79' grad here)

Pistols Firing! (79' grad here)
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jerp
Yeah I guess the misspelling just proves the...

Yeah I guess the misspelling just proves the point about being semi-educated.:D(sorry Rick, had to - I'm sure it was a typo):rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By jerp
Hoping for an early freeze!

I have been living around here for long time and Iíve never seen mosquitos like this. The rain has been great but the skeeters have reached Louisiana swamp levels. I spray the yard every two weeks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,467
Posted By jerp
For my pop up platform - I mounted a 3 foot long...

For my pop up platform - I mounted a 3 foot long 2x4 on a 10"x10" square of plywood which I screwed into the floor. Then just screwed a hook into the 2x4 at the proper height.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By jerp
I have home made chairs in my blinds - I use...

I have home made chairs in my blinds - I use padded, swiveling boat seats. You can buy whatever size pedestal matches your window height. I bolt the pedestal to an 18x18" piece of plywood for...
Forum: Traditional 10-06-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By jerp
Shooting 100 yards sounds like fun. I just need...

Shooting 100 yards sounds like fun. I just need to figure out how to look through binoculars and draw my bow at the same time!:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,553
Posted By jerp
I agree with the OP. The wisdom of Tom T Hall...

I agree with the OP. The wisdom of Tom T Hall seems even more wise at 1:16 am when sitting around a campfire, drink in hand - sing it loud!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By jerp
I also think it looks like a puff ball of some...

I also think it looks like a puff ball of some type. Only one way to find out - stomp it and see if it makes a cloud!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,310
Posted By jerp
Great shot! What is the effective range for a...

Great shot! What is the effective range for a stun gun? He was out there a ways...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,363
Posted By jerp
Some people stuff them with old clothes. Over the...

Some people stuff them with old clothes. Over the years I’ve added:
* the guts of an old shot-out bag target
* pallet-wrap plastic
* foam from discarded couch cushions, broken into chunks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,363
Posted By jerp
I posted the build waaay back in 2012 - ...

I posted the build waaay back in 2012 -
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308164&highlight=lifetime

It is still holding up well. I shoot at both sides - every...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By jerp
Looks intense! The true story this is based on...

Looks intense! The true story this is based on was first chronicled in the NYT a few years ago - fascinating read: ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By jerp
Cannibalistic pigs?

Cannibalistic pigs?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By jerp
Reminds me of that old Groucho Marx line: "I...

Reminds me of that old Groucho Marx line:

"I once shot an elephant in my pajamas - how he got in my pajamas, I'll never know"
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,363
Posted By jerp
As others have mentioned hanging a stall mat or...

As others have mentioned hanging a stall mat or two on the fence will stop wayward arrows. (as long as you don't really screw up and shoot over the fence.:eek:) I built a target that is 30"x36" --...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By jerp
Ok that's it - they have crossed the line now....

Ok that's it - they have crossed the line now. TPWD should outlaw that product in the name of fair chase!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,363
Posted By jerp
I am fortunate to have a stockade-fenced backyard...

I am fortunate to have a stockade-fenced backyard where I can shoot out to 40 yards. . Is there an archery club near you? At our club (Cowtown Bowmen) we have a static range with a covered...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By jerp
This is correct. 265 is the width. I also have...

This is correct. 265 is the width. I also have 16" wheels and run 265/75/16
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By jerp
On a Tacoma, 265 is as big as you can go without...

On a Tacoma, 265 is as big as you can go without a lift.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,103
Posted By jerp
I think all of us who are fathers would have the...

I think all of us who are fathers would have the same initial reaction you expressed - give the guy some .40 caliber justice. I just hope I would realize that it would just make things worse before I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,103
Posted By jerp
So, your kids would then have to deal with not...

So, your kids would then have to deal with not only the scars of the abuse, but also their dad being in prison? Revenge might feel good when you pull the trigger but my bet is regret would set in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By jerp
Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down" (first book he...

Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down" (first book he wrote, I think) was an amazing and riveting account. I thought the movie was good too. I've always wondered what those who were there thought of both.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,889
Posted By jerp
I saw a Rokon on a trailer going down the road...

I saw a Rokon on a trailer going down the road yesterday and remembered this old thread. Flywise - did you ever get that thing restored?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,921
Posted By jerp
That was my first thought as well - I want to be...

That was my first thought as well - I want to be able to see out of the closed windows. However I do think the deer (on my place anyway) notice something is different when a window is open. I only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,464
Posted By jerp
From that pic it looks like they had a bumper...

From that pic it looks like they had a bumper crop of goatnead stickers this year.:eek: I’m an Okie by birth - my dad and I did a lot of quail hunting in that area long ago. Beautiful country - good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,921
Posted By jerp
I believe this is true. Mine faces east and the...

I believe this is true. Mine faces east and the deer tend to stare at the open window in the mornings much more than they do in the afternoon when the sun is behind me. I have the 3 window version...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By jerp
I was on a lease for several years where we dealt...

I was on a lease for several years where we dealt with the same thing. The place across the fence was owned by 3 guys from Louisiana. They came to hunt for 5 days at a time, twice per season and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By jerp
I witnessed that one time on a deer lease in...

I witnessed that one time on a deer lease in Archer County. I walked into a creek bottom at dawn that had vines hanging from all the trees. There was what looked like millions of monarchs hanging...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,992
Posted By jerp
I agree. I wear glasses and I think that makes...

I agree. I wear glasses and I think that makes it worse, maybe because of the reflection. I take my prescription sunglasses and wear them so they can’t see my eyeballs (as long as there’s enough...
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By jerp
I wussed out. After seeing nothing this morning I...

I wussed out. After seeing nothing this morning I did some work around the camp and it was so humid I jumped in the truck and came home. So I am not shooting them from the couch as opppsed to not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,102
Posted By jerp
Dead calm and overcast. A pig cruised the outside...

Dead calm and overcast. A pig cruised the outside of the pen but that was it. Not only did I see no deer but no birds, squirrels, coons, rats, nothing. One of hose weird days. As green as it is I’m...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By jerp
Nice morning. Had a big boar circle the feed pen...

Nice morning. Had a big boar circle the feed pen but no deer yet

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,137
Posted By jerp
66 degrees here- pretty comfortable in the...

66 degrees here- pretty comfortable in the Krivoman but the evening hunt will find me in a shady tripod
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