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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By TXbowman
Where did you get the gamegaurd put in the top...

Where did you get the gamegaurd put in the top skull?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By TXbowman
Feathers

Feathers
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,582
Posted By TXbowman
Sounds like a dream scenario but it's WAY out of...

Sounds like a dream scenario but it's WAY out of my budget.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By TXbowman
This is a very interesting thread. I've tried...

This is a very interesting thread. I've tried tracking patterns with an excel spreadsheet. The one thing that I noticed was I saw more mature bucks in the am. Several times I've hunted when I didnt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,624
Posted By TXbowman
Is this enough cover for a tripod?

I have permission to hunt a friends property. This is his feeder placed where he wants it. I'm not about to ask him to move it. This is the only tree near the feeder. I normally hunt out of a pop up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By TXbowman
I like the more natural look of the skull cap.

I like the more natural look of the skull cap.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By TXbowman
Can I send the skin cap to a tannery myself? If...

Can I send the skin cap to a tannery myself? If so, where? What's the ballpark on cost?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By TXbowman
Thanks, CL. I dont see a lot of them like this....

Thanks, CL. I dont see a lot of them like this. Is it because it's harder to do this way?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By TXbowman
Taxi question re antler mount

I want to make an antler mount like this. Most of the process is easy but I like the hide like this one. My question is, how do I prepare the hide? Does it need to be fully tanned or can I dry it out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By TXbowman
I've read a few times lately to use a shotgun to...

I've read a few times lately to use a shotgun to minimize fur damage. I would think it would tear them up really bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,481
Posted By TXbowman
I'm surprised to see so many guys like the...

I'm surprised to see so many guys like the native, natural looking bucks. I for sure do. I'd much rather get a 150" 10 point that was dark horned, symmetrical & pretty. Those pen raised bucks usually...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By TXbowman
az2tx & bhphillips, I would want to start with...

az2tx & bhphillips, I would want to start with pronghorn.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By TXbowman
Questions about gear for hunting out west

I want to plan a hunt out west in the next year or two. And I dont want to spend a bunch of money on gear that isn't needed.
The two items I am not sure of are GPS & a spotting scope. Am I...
Forum: Recipes 12-08-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,277
Posted By TXbowman
I'm about as Texan as they come and I've never...

I'm about as Texan as they come and I've never heard of "hangdown." It sounds like something that happens on a muggy summer day wearing boxer shorts.

My family makes several hundred pounds of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,044
Posted By TXbowman
Right now even a low end thermal sight is way out...

Right now even a low end thermal sight is way out of my budget. In time do you think they will become more affordable?
Forum: Recipes 11-27-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,277
Posted By TXbowman
Ok...what is "hangdown?" It doesn't sound very...

Ok...what is "hangdown?" It doesn't sound very appetizing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 93,164
Posted By TXbowman
ATW, that's awesome. I've only caught a few...

ATW, that's awesome. I've only caught a few pompano by chance and that's been years ago. It would be fun to target them like that but I dont have a set up that can reach out that far. Congrats on a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By TXbowman
I've always thought Kleins in Boerne was...

I've always thought Kleins in Boerne was outstanding. My dads neighbor is a health inspector and he told him you could eat off the floor at that place. Very well run.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By TXbowman
I've been wondering about another possibility. I...

I've been wondering about another possibility. I think I fired my rifle 3 times last year and it's been in the safe ever since without being cleaned. Could this have hurt the accuracy that much?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By TXbowman
Can I get a recommendation on good scope rings...

Can I get a recommendation on good scope rings for a Tikka? I'm going to keep it the way it is for right now. I hate this happening right before the general season opens. Shouldn't have waited until...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By TXbowman
I torqued down the screws on the scope mount. I'm...

I torqued down the screws on the scope mount. I'm not going to tighten the rings so much I crimp the tube, will I? Been reading online that a lot of people's T3's shoot well with Hornady SST so...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By TXbowman
Rifle sighting issue

Just leaving the range and I'm a bit frustrated. I fed my Tikka T3 270 Winchester Power Point & Federal blue box, both 130 grain. It wouldn't group real well with either but especially the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,282
Posted By TXbowman
Congrats! Nice bull. Did you use an outfitter or...

Congrats! Nice bull. Did you use an outfitter or DIY?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By TXbowman
I'm about to order the stock. Just want to...

I'm about to order the stock. Just want to confirm with yall since I haven't found anything specifying for certain. For my 223 I need the short action, is that correct? Thanks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By TXbowman
Hendo, I haven't seen a heavy thumb hole stock,...

Hendo, I haven't seen a heavy thumb hole stock, only the featherweight. Do you know if they still make them?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By TXbowman
Boyd's stock opinions

I already searched this and found a mix of reviews.
I'm wanting to replace my Savage Axis 223 factory stock with something better. I dont want to spend more on a stock than the rifle originally...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,145
Posted By TXbowman
Well, I stayed and had 2 bucks come in within 30...

Well, I stayed and had 2 bucks come in within 30 minutes. One was a shooter but never presented a good shot. He stayed on the far side of the stand and fill feeder. Hopefully next time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,145
Posted By TXbowman
Question about getting busted.

When you're in the stand and you get busted by a single deer, do you figure your hunt is ruined and all the deer in the area know to stay away or do you wait and see if something else comes in?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By TXbowman
Ramcats

You always hear about how well Ramcats fly. For those with experience, between the Diamondbacks & the original Hydroshock, does one fly better? Are they both equally good? I've never shot either....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By TXbowman
I didn't get to hunt this weekend but judging by...

I didn't get to hunt this weekend but judging by the reports from others it seems like my fears are being realized. Hopefully it gets better. The first time I will get to hunt will be Friday morning...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-14-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By TXbowman
Those are some nice bucks. How many acres is the...

Those are some nice bucks. How many acres is the ranch and how do feed your protein? Were on 200 acres so I don't know if it would do much good to feed protein.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By TXbowman
I've got some at my lease and have wanted to...

I've got some at my lease and have wanted to shoot a few but don't know anything about cooking them.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-12-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By TXbowman
Where abouts are you hunting? My lease is about 4...

Where abouts are you hunting? My lease is about 4 miles east of Harper on 290. That 8 and the 10 are good deer for our area. I hope I see one like that this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By TXbowman
How big an area or about how many trees?

How big an area or about how many trees?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By TXbowman
BrandonA, I'm willing to try fertilizing. Is...

BrandonA, I'm willing to try fertilizing. Is there a certain type you use? Do you just broadcast or dig some holes to pour it in?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By TXbowman
My problem hunting acorns is there are oak trees...

My problem hunting acorns is there are oak trees covering my lease and it's only 200 acres.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By TXbowman
Hill country acorns 2018

Last season was tough with the bumper crop of acorns. Deer wouldn't come to corn very well. If I remember correctly, the weather pattern that produced that crop is being repeated this year. A dry...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By TXbowman
G5 Striker, Slick Trick standard, or Ramcat...best accuracy

These seem to be the broadheads people say fly closest to their field points. Can anyone share their experience on which they like the best for accuracy & arrow flight? Anyone used all three?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,371
Posted By TXbowman
Congrats! Being a dad is an awesome adventure!

Congrats! Being a dad is an awesome adventure!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 40,096
Posted By TXbowman
Praying for Emmett

Praying for Emmett
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By TXbowman
Hockley, how do you like the stabilizer/quiver? ...

Hockley, how do you like the stabilizer/quiver?

crotter69, how long of a stabilizer do you like?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By TXbowman
Stabilizer opinions

Wanting a new stabilizer. I'm wanting a 10-12". Can I get some suggestions? Ones Ive considered so far are Beestinger or Trophy Ridge Static for a less expensive option. What do you guys like? Thanks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 13,625
Posted By TXbowman
I'm just east of Harper on 290. I'm hoping this...

I'm just east of Harper on 290. I'm hoping this season is better than last year. It has to be. Worst I've ever seen. We just hardly saw any deer coming to feeders.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By TXbowman
How do you get the blue smoke? Open up the vent...

How do you get the blue smoke? Open up the vent to let more air in?
Also, I do let it burn down some before putting meat on but I then add more bricks as the first ones burn down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By TXbowman
HEB charcoal briquettes with mesquite

HEB charcoal briquettes with mesquite
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By TXbowman
Meat smoking question

I am pretty inexperienced slow smoking meat. I mostly just grill over charcoal bricks. I've tried smoking a couple of times now but I just used charcoal. The meat ended up with a bitter taste both...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,681
Posted By TXbowman
I'm curious about the ammonia too. Also, I...

I'm curious about the ammonia too.
Also, I have several polyester fishing shirts that stay in the closet mostly. To me it's like wearing a trash bag if there's any humidity or no breeze. I've gone...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,489
Posted By TXbowman
How to keep turkeys on property

My lease is about 200 acres near Fredericksburg. Until a couple years ago our spring turkey season was pretty good. For the last couple years we see turkeys during deer season but in the spring we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,362
Posted By TXbowman
What type of areas are you guys focusing your...

What type of areas are you guys focusing your search to find so many? Do you really comb through the brush?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,362
Posted By TXbowman
Do you guys have tips for finding sheds? I don't...

Do you guys have tips for finding sheds? I don't have any food plots. I do lots of walking in the spring and find a couple but nothing like some of y'all. We have a good number of bucks too so there...
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