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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By tuthdoc
Oh, it won't be cooler than a climber. There are...

Oh, it won't be cooler than a climber. There are times you'll bake. The 360 net is cooler than the standards, but take lots of water. LOL
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By tuthdoc
That's a great one. I just hope I'm there when...

That's a great one. I just hope I'm there when you get him. Gotta lay hands on that rack.

Think Sean and Bobby are having sinking gut feelings right now? Well, maybe not Bobby. He at least got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By tuthdoc
I like popups. Either will work, but if comfort...

I like popups. Either will work, but if comfort is what you're looking for, then go with a popup. A Pro360 is reasonable and has 360 degree netting. It's cooler in the summer and you don't have to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By tuthdoc
Looks like it's been there awhile. Not fresh. ...

Looks like it's been there awhile. Not fresh. Axis, elk, or even a monster buck late in the season. However, it's not a normal whitetail looking thrashing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,681
Posted By tuthdoc
chum is what I call corn distributed by hand or...

chum is what I call corn distributed by hand or from a road feeder. When I hunt a feeder, I have corn at the feeder, but have chum spread where I want the deer to go. I have a tower blind where I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,474
Posted By tuthdoc
Yeah, I love Ziva, but all you have to do is...

Yeah, I love Ziva, but all you have to do is watch the JAG show where Earnest Borgnine plays and old seal and see Sarah in that itty bitty bikini and you will get your answer. Oops, I'm drooling on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By tuthdoc
I hope that wide one likes Ranger God corn. I...

I hope that wide one likes Ranger God corn. I may have to draw him about 800 yards. If Archery 1st doesn't kill him on sight, he's crazier than I am.

I'm waiting to see if Krivoman gets weak and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,010
Posted By tuthdoc
I bought a 3 pack of the Atoms at BPS. They were...

I bought a 3 pack of the Atoms at BPS. They were about the same price at the Rage heads. I'll be killin' a lot of pigs and will be anxious to see how they perform. Hopefully, multiple kills with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,681
Posted By tuthdoc
Interesting. A deer that's wandering down a...

Interesting. A deer that's wandering down a trail that smells a human will spook, but a deer that is wandering in to corn that smells a human isn't concerned. Since I hunt areas where deer don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,681
Posted By tuthdoc
I hunt feeders some, but most of the time I'm...

I hunt feeders some, but most of the time I'm hunting chum. Wind direction changes, I stay put. I can see it now. Hunter in blind. Wind changes. He gets out and hot foots it to his other blind. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,474
Posted By tuthdoc
There are some days that you can watch it for...

There are some days that you can watch it for several hours on USA then switch to channel 7 and catch a couple more. Mailman and I have a way of greeting on the phone. He calls. I answer. He says...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,681
Posted By tuthdoc
I guess you could, if you aren't worried about...

I guess you could, if you aren't worried about disturbing the area. I'd guess that you should figure out which way the wind is blowing BEFORE you climb up into the stand or before you go into the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,681
Posted By tuthdoc
When stll hunting, I use the powder. However,...

When stll hunting, I use the powder. However, when I'm in a stand, I don't use anything. I figure, I'm in the stand, what does it matter which way the powder floats. I love watching the shows...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,474
Posted By tuthdoc
Yep, watche JAG for years and now it's NCIS.

Yep, watche JAG for years and now it's NCIS.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,177
Posted By tuthdoc
Who cares. I don't do this as some kind of...

Who cares. I don't do this as some kind of competition. I would imagine that most of those hunters are pretty good hunters. I don't know why anyone would worry about whether they were "a better...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By tuthdoc
I wouldn't shoot ANYTHING in FRONT of the...

I wouldn't shoot ANYTHING in FRONT of the shoulder. There's nothing there that kills, or at least what's there is very, very small. Keep it behind and tight. Only thing I would live with in front...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By tuthdoc
I agree about the spin casting of protein. If...

I agree about the spin casting of protein. If you want max bang for the buck, you give it to them in a gravity feeder. However, if corn and the spin cast designed protein are similar in cost, then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By tuthdoc
Your problem's going to be with the 4 inch hole...

Your problem's going to be with the 4 inch hole that you have for the protein. The whole process sounds like a pain to me. Drums are cheap. Set up your protein feeder and if you need to save...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By tuthdoc
Put them where the deer are. It's easier to take...

Put them where the deer are. It's easier to take the protein to the deer than to put them where you THINK might be good and wait for the deer to find them. A couple hundred yards could make the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By tuthdoc
Yeah, I need to move all our live traps into this...

Yeah, I need to move all our live traps into this pen. At one time, this pen had virtually no coons. Now, it's a coon buffet every night. First the live traps, then the leg hold trap, then finish...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By tuthdoc
Supposedly around a second for trigger speed. ...

Supposedly around a second for trigger speed.

199+ tax at BPS.

Yep, it's the Trophy Cam

We put the cams about 15 ft from the protein feeders. I want their horns and head. For corn...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,448
Posted By tuthdoc
I'll take a slight quartering away shot, but much...

I'll take a slight quartering away shot, but much more than that, I won't take it. I know what shot I'll take before I get in the blind and it doesn't change with size of the animal, the time of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By tuthdoc
Bushnell 5 mp

I like the idea of using AA batteries in a camera, as long as the battery life is good. They are lighter and cheaper than C's and D's and you can buy a 36 pack for not much more than a 12 pack of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By tuthdoc
There's places where you better know where to...

There's places where you better know where to run. Off the channel going up the west fork was fun at one time. First time I ran it, it looked open. I ended up with a Skeeter stuck up on the flat. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,312
Posted By tuthdoc
I'll use whatever brush or grass is available,...

I'll use whatever brush or grass is available, but I don't cut down a lot of stuff and pile it on or around the blind. I will use the natural cover and enhance with my netting.

Here's a pic...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By tuthdoc
There's the Ranger, and then there's everything...

There's the Ranger, and then there's everything else..unless you just want to play.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By tuthdoc
The Junco got hammered today. We left at noon to...

The Junco got hammered today. We left at noon to come home, but it looked like it was about to get another barage.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,531
Posted By tuthdoc
Just got in from the Junco. We got our feeders...

Just got in from the Junco. We got our feeders filled just in time this morning. By the time we got back to camp, the bottom dropped out. I mean washouts in the parking lot. One of my feeder lids...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By tuthdoc
I have the Ground Max Eclipse Delux. It's a...

I have the Ground Max Eclipse Delux. It's a great blind. The regular Eclipse will work, but it's just too small for me. My nephew has several of them and while I can draw, I have to be careful of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,312
Posted By tuthdoc
Three places to look for netting. ...

Three places to look for netting.

Sportsman's Guide. They have a couple different kins. The Czech army netting is on sale now for 19 for a 10x10. Their top surplus quality is about 69 for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,312
Posted By tuthdoc
Here's a blind that I set up every year. I'm...

Here's a blind that I set up every year. I'm about 50 yards from a protein pen and I have a pole feeder set up about 15 yards from the blind looking from pic 1. I chum the other holes. I killed a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,429
Posted By tuthdoc
That is a fantastic buck. His headgear just...

That is a fantastic buck. His headgear just looks out of place on that head.

I had him 110 up and 66 down. I gave him 20 in. inside, 26 in. beams and 38 mass.

I gave him 46 in G' and 3's. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,312
Posted By tuthdoc
Here's a blind that I had outside one of the...

Here's a blind that I had outside one of the Junco protein pens. I was hunting a near 160 10 with split brows. This is typical for the way I hunt. I like to pop-up my blind in brush and cover with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,312
Posted By tuthdoc
If you look close in that tree across the opening...

If you look close in that tree across the opening of the dry pond, you'll see my tower blind. It's got a double netting surrounding it with shooting holes 2 two spots. This deer later died at this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By tuthdoc
I bought a Bushnell at BPS yesterday. 199. If...

I bought a Bushnell at BPS yesterday. 199. If the battery life is all it's cracked up to be and the fact that it uses AA batteries instead of C or D batteries, then I think it's worth the price. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,507
Posted By tuthdoc
Sorry to hear it. It's the way of leasing. I...

Sorry to hear it. It's the way of leasing. I know it's just a matter of time til we lose ours, but everytime we've lost one, it seems like new opportunities open up. Now it's time to just have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,075
Posted By tuthdoc
OK, after the axis hunt, I may have to have one...

OK, after the axis hunt, I may have to have one of these. That's very reasonable.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,190
Posted By tuthdoc
I get by without it most of the time, but when...

I get by without it most of the time, but when you need it and don't have it, you're....stuck. Last weekend at our San 'Angelo lease, if it weren't for my 4 wheel drive, I wouldn't have been ablt to...
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
Actually, it's 30 miles to the first light in...

Actually, it's 30 miles to the first light in Freer and about 16 miles to Encinal. We go to the Exxon on 35 for Ranger gas and an occasional hamburger. There was a little joint south at the 4...
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-10-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
59 to Freer to 44. I HATE I10 between Houston...

59 to Freer to 44. I HATE I10 between Houston and SA.
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-10-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
I won't be the one getting him. We go the...

I won't be the one getting him.

We go the third weekend of every month during the off season. Starting with the dove opener in the south zone we can go whenever we want until they call off the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,237
Posted By tuthdoc
The nasty one was a Junco deer.

The nasty one was a Junco deer.
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-09-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
He'sI way too big for me. He'll be killed by one...

He'sI way too big for me. He'll be killed by one of the people who pay for the lease. I'll be happy with one between 150 and 160. I have a couple candidates in mind, if they don't eat themselves...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By tuthdoc
For rams, they are like fallow deer. They pee...

For rams, they are like fallow deer. They pee and wallow and get it all over themselves. When you clean one, just be careful to not contaminate the meat with all that stink.
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
Last month, the rain dance worked. We got three...

Last month, the rain dance worked. We got three big toad stranglers. Radar shows we might have gotten another 1/2 inch since. We just need to keep it going.

At San Angelo, the ponds and holes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By tuthdoc
I never ate any big rams, but the ewes and...

I never ate any big rams, but the ewes and smaller rams were at least as good as venison.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,358
Posted By tuthdoc
I don't shoot big cuts for good shot placement. ...

I don't shoot big cuts for good shot placement. I shoot them for those times when my shot placement isn't so good. I'm not perfect, so shoot me. LOL If I shoot too far back, or high, or anywhere...
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-09-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
Not all hog hunters hunt there for the hogs. Why...

Not all hog hunters hunt there for the hogs. Why does a poacher poach? When you find heads tied to trees to be retreived later, you get an idea that some of the deer that suddenly come up missing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By tuthdoc
I hunted them for about 5 years around Bandera. ...

I hunted them for about 5 years around Bandera. I killed 11 with my bow, and could have killed a lot more, but started chasing axis instead. Here's what I learned. Now, I never killed a big one,...
Forum: John "Tuthdoc" Lee Threads 05-09-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,828
Posted By tuthdoc
Just chock it up to some continuing education...

Just chock it up to some continuing education credits in deer hunting. LOL
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