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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Muddman
Hey Carson is healed and doing fine. Its been a...

Hey Carson is healed and doing fine. Its been a while since he was bit. Healed just fine, thanks for the prayers, I am just updating his status.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Muddman
Update. Carson healed, with no damage to his...

Update. Carson healed, with no damage to his foot. Prayers work. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,822
Posted By Muddman
Prayers sent.

Prayers sent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,325
Posted By Muddman
I quit leasing about 10 years ago and now just...

I quit leasing about 10 years ago and now just hunt public land. I go to Colorado elk hunting every year now which I didn't do when I had a deer lease. I like hunting new country, so Arkansas might...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-07-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,746
Posted By Muddman
I have bought a few pawn shop single shot .22's...

I have bought a few pawn shop single shot .22's over the years. I still look when I go into a pawn shop. They have all been Remington model 510's. They are getting harder to find now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Muddman
Saltwater, his mom is a nurse and I just found...

Saltwater, his mom is a nurse and I just found out they are taking him back to Cooks today. I hate being halfway around the world when something like this happens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Muddman
Prayers for my grandson

My two daughters and their husbands were at Lake Nocona watching fire works
with their kids. My youngest daughters oldest son Carson 7 years old was bitten by a copperhead on the foot. They took...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Muddman
Bowie Knife

I know there are a lot of knife builders on here. I am looking for someone to build a Bowie that would have been made in the 1850's. I really like the gold rush era bowie's. This is just a hobby of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,271
Posted By Muddman
Below Toledo Bend on the Sabine. My brother and I...

Below Toledo Bend on the Sabine. My brother and I took two canoes and did the 50 miles to Bon Weir. We used a shuttle service on the other side of the dam. The water wasn't flowing too much, but we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,887
Posted By Muddman
I met Neal McCoy in the Kuwait Airport at...

I met Neal McCoy in the Kuwait Airport at McDonald's. He was going home after entertaining the troops in Iraq. We just talked about bass fishing while waiting on our flight.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,647
Posted By Muddman
Mud Engineer. Worked in West Texas, Oman, Dubai,...

Mud Engineer. Worked in West Texas, Oman, Dubai, Thailand, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Israel, British Colombia and now working in Kuwait.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By Muddman
When I was 16 years old I was hunting on the...

When I was 16 years old I was hunting on the ground and using a recurve bow. I was still hunting and had a small 8 point come by at 15 yards. I only had four arrows and I must of had buck fever bad...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-16-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Muddman
If they are planning riots on Nov 4th a lot of...

If they are planning riots on Nov 4th a lot of Texans will be armed, its opening day of rifle season.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-11-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By Muddman
I will be hunting with a muzzleloader this year,...

I will be hunting with a muzzleloader this year, they are fun to shoot. I have a new Hawken that came with two barrels I can swap out and hunt with a .54 cal. or a .62 cal. I mostly hunt public land...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 55,322
Posted By Muddman
A knife, some water, a piece of rope, flagging...

A knife, some water, a piece of rope, flagging tape and a ball point pen. I strap a small stool to the pack. I hunt on the ground so some string comes in handy to tie back branches and weeds. If it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By Muddman
Started diving when I was living in Kuwait. Made...

Started diving when I was living in Kuwait. Made most of my dives there in the Gulf, some good dives around the islands. Cozumel is real good drift diving. The Flower Gardens is a good dive and got...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 494,563
Posted By Muddman
I'm good to 100 yards, but its thick timber where...

I'm good to 100 yards, but its thick timber where I'm hunting. I hope for something under 75 yards. I drew GMU 77 & 78.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-12-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 494,563
Posted By Muddman
New Rifle

New rifle I had built. It has a .54 cal. barrel and I can switch it out with a .62 cal. Taking it elk hunting, I drew a muzzleloader cow tag in Colorado. The barrel is tapered 1 1/8" at the breech to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,798
Posted By Muddman
I'm 53 and work in the heat, its averaging 125...

I'm 53 and work in the heat, its averaging 125 degrees this time of year. I work on a rig and have a air conditioned office, but when something happens where I have to stay outside most of the day...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-03-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,371
Posted By Muddman
Looks like I will be in the mountains this Sept....

Looks like I will be in the mountains this Sept. I drew a muzzleloader cow tag in unit 77. Going up there in July scouting and do some fishing.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-24-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 55,322
Posted By Muddman
I work the entire month of October, but I'll be...

I work the entire month of October, but I'll be out there with my muzzleloader in November. This will be the first bow season I've missed in a long time.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-01-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Muddman
I shoot a Lyman Great Plains rifle .54 cal. 90 gr...

I shoot a Lyman Great Plains rifle .54 cal. 90 gr Goex FF and a .530 round ball. Have killed one doe and one big hog. I am having a custom Hawken rifle made and should have it in about a month. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,085
Posted By Muddman
Knife and a sharp hatchet.

Knife and a sharp hatchet.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,130
Posted By Muddman
The older I get, I have about stopped using a...

The older I get, I have about stopped using a tree stand. Besides my bow and binoculars I take a folding stool. Its easy to carry and I don't leave a stand on public land. I can usually find a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,229
Posted By Muddman
My brother killed a good 8pt. in Jack county in...

My brother killed a good 8pt. in Jack county in 1975 and gutted the deer and left the Old Timer fixed blade knife on the ground. We were on that same lease about 1995 and walking around scouting. We...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,384
Posted By Muddman
I have a Smith & Wesson Model 28 .357 mag with a...

I have a Smith & Wesson Model 28 .357 mag with a 6" barrel, but I think they quit making them in the 1980's.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Muddman
Me and my brother put in two canoe's below Toledo...

Me and my brother put in two canoe's below Toledo Bend Dam on the Sabine and took out 50 miles later at Bon Weir. It was a fun trip and plenty of sand bars to camp. I can't remember the name, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By Muddman
Working on a rig in the Kuwait desert, won't get...

Working on a rig in the Kuwait desert, won't get to go home until Jan 8th. I usually get every other Christmas off though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 20,032
Posted By Muddman
Mud Engineer Middle East Kuwait

Mud Engineer
Middle East
Kuwait
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Muddman
I know what its like in the oilfield and getting...

I know what its like in the oilfield and getting burned out. I chased rigs around west Texas for 4 years with hardly anytime off and finally made the decision to work overseas on a 28 day rotation....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
Posted By Muddman
Bahamas Cozumel Oman Dubai Thailand ...

Bahamas
Cozumel
Oman
Dubai
Thailand
Israel
Tunisia
Azerbaijan
British Colombia
Iraq
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Muddman
I've been working 17 years overseas on a 28/28...

I've been working 17 years overseas on a 28/28 rotation, time sure passes by quick. When I worked in west Texas it was 24/7 with 3 days off a month and wouldn't see the family for weeks, so the 28/28...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Muddman
I saw those puffy looking clouds right after the...

I saw those puffy looking clouds right after the 1979 tornado in Wichita Falls.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 16,998
Posted By Muddman
North Kuwait sandstorm a few years ago.

North Kuwait sandstorm a few years ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,392
Posted By Muddman
Working on a rig in Kuwait, just 25 days to go.

Working on a rig in Kuwait, just 25 days to go.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By Muddman
I saw some huge mule deer in Andrews county...

I saw some huge mule deer in Andrews county between 1994 - 1998 when I was working on the rigs. I had to go by the rigs once a day, so I would make it either in the morning or late evening. I don't...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-31-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Muddman
If your not going too far a canoe would work....

If your not going too far a canoe would work. I've hauled a lot of weight in one paddling it solo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,892
Posted By Muddman
Its 9:40 pm, working on a rig on the Kuwait /...

Its 9:40 pm, working on a rig on the Kuwait / Iraq border for another two weeks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Muddman
Not there now, but fly through there all the...

Not there now, but fly through there all the time. Next time will be April 3rd on the way home.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 31,538
Posted By Muddman
1847 Bowie by Mike Mann

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm189/Sackett64/Knife%201847_zpso9mtn5np.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By Muddman
A Good Taxidermist in DFW area.

I have a buck that my brother killed in 2014 and needs to get mounted. I don't know a good taxidermist. The last guy that mounting anything for me was Joe Tilley from Fort Worth. Any suggestions...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By Muddman
I traveled by train one time while working in...

I traveled by train one time while working in Tunisia. A five hour trip from Tunis to Sfax on the Mediterranean coast. I was in first class but all that meant is there was no goats and chickens. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 418,398
Posted By Muddman
I saw what happened in the 80' and then again in...

I saw what happened in the 80' and then again in 1994. I was working in Midland in 1994 and transferred to the international pool. There was 20 guys working when I left on my first overseas hitch....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
Posted By Muddman
Great buck. What part of Wise county.

Great buck. What part of Wise county.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,342
Posted By Muddman
This happened to my dad a long time ago. He was...

This happened to my dad a long time ago. He was following a truck and a piece of metal came through the front window, through the front passenger seat and stuck in the back passenger seat. Just...
Forum: Bowhunting Reports 11-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,339
Posted By Muddman
Great buck, I like those short tracking jobs.

Great buck, I like those short tracking jobs.
Forum: Bowhunting Reports 11-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,531
Posted By Muddman
Well sorry this happened. Congratulations on a...

Well sorry this happened. Congratulations on a heck of a buck.
Forum: Bowhunting Reports 11-19-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,531
Posted By Muddman
Bone, have you ever posted a trail cam pic of...

Bone, have you ever posted a trail cam pic of this deer, because on the other guys FB page he has posted a pic of this deer.
Forum: Bowhunting Reports 11-18-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,531
Posted By Muddman
Yes Scotland or west of Scotland is Archer county.

Yes Scotland or west of Scotland is Archer county.
Forum: Bowhunting Reports 11-18-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,531
Posted By Muddman
On THF the guy said it was killed near Scotland -...

On THF the guy said it was killed near Scotland - that's just south of Wichita Falls.
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