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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By dustoffer
Looked like you were picking that cow elk's...

Looked like you were picking that cow elk's nose---
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By dustoffer
The smiles on your faces and the sweat on your...

The smiles on your faces and the sweat on your arm in that one photo tells it all!!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By dustoffer
Sam Harper made mine--

Sam Harper made mine--
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By dustoffer
With me, it's when my game cam on the big pig...

With me, it's when my game cam on the big pig trap shows multiple pigs in it 7 nights in a row and so I set the trap, then nothing for a week!:mad:
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By dustoffer
Kroil---gunsmiths use it to free frozen parts--

Kroil---gunsmiths use it to free frozen parts--
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By dustoffer
This is the only thing that even begins to...

This is the only thing that even begins to help---on dogs at least. There is still some minor residual smell when the dog gets hot or wet, but it is tolerable.

Me--I've used skunk scent as a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-18-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By dustoffer
Rebuilding a Home-Made Ladder Stand

Friend gave me a 24' extension ladder several years ago and I took one half and built 2 12' ladder stands. They have been out in the weather long enough that it was time to replace the plywood...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By dustoffer
Blade angle is too extreme for me---I prefer the...

Blade angle is too extreme for me---I prefer the Snuffer-type heads to cut more than punch.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,097
Posted By dustoffer
Trapped 2 lactating sows. a prego sows w/2 buns,...

Trapped 2 lactating sows. a prego sows w/2 buns, and a shoat--929

https://i.imgur.com/ZvVYCoNl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By dustoffer
Spray painted a couple of them bright red and...

Spray painted a couple of them bright red and haven't re-caught any of them. Our neighborhood is linear, with two streets that are parallel. Open pasture on the north and wooded/brushy pasture on...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By dustoffer
For sure, and most of them can't articulate any...

For sure, and most of them can't articulate any sound position on issues other than "I like what he/she is saying"
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By dustoffer
Had to resurrect this thread to show off my...

Had to resurrect this thread to show off my awesome trapping success--

Here's the trap now:

https://i.imgur.com/Y1c3CHkl.jpg

Here's last night's catch:

https://i.imgur.com/e1AvV5Il.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,097
Posted By dustoffer
Well, forgot pics but had two in the trap this...

Well, forgot pics but had two in the trap this morning--a 42# shoat and a 115# sow (with 5 buns in the oven). I've had my other trap set for several nights but no takers yet, although there were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,472
Posted By dustoffer
I have 4 feeders penned w/3-strand barbed wire...

I have 4 feeders penned w/3-strand barbed wire and as long as I maintain the tension on the wire, no problems. If I get lazy and the wire gets a bit slack, the cows are in. But, having said that,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,552
Posted By dustoffer
$7 at one place and $6 at another for 50 here in...

$7 at one place and $6 at another for 50 here in Seguin. Haven't priced bulk as my source closed. Owners retired.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,393
Posted By dustoffer
We Were Soldiers is the without-a-doubt best...

We Were Soldiers is the without-a-doubt best movie of the VN era. Hamburger Hill was #2. I have to rate The Longest Day as #3 for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,241
Posted By dustoffer
I have one of the small air horns like you might...

I have one of the small air horns like you might carry in your boat---If I'm really feeling it, I wait for a real operator and give them a couple of blasts. Not sure if it helps, but sure makes me...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,571
Posted By dustoffer
My thoughts too----

My thoughts too----
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-13-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By dustoffer
Same here-red, green, blue--no matter. That is...

Same here-red, green, blue--no matter. That is why I have lights at all my hog feeders. They are photocell controlled ones and white but after a couple of nights at most, the hogs are comfortable...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By dustoffer
There are literally thousands of people who could...

There are literally thousands of people who could do that work--if they could past the drug test and background check. And, as jlinville posted---a door to a great career. Plus, 4-5 years from now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By dustoffer
I wish Cuddeback would bring back the Capture...

I wish Cuddeback would bring back the Capture model with updated guts---that one was my favorite by far! I am running one Cudde right now--at one of my hog spots. No complaints, but then flash...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By dustoffer
Gotta put a gimme cap on the jug too;)b

Gotta put a gimme cap on the jug too;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dustoffer
I did my first pull Saturday--only one ugly 7-pt...

I did my first pull Saturday--only one ugly 7-pt so far and I'm not sure he'll make AR.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By dustoffer
I would run from any WSSM caliber based on my...

I would run from any WSSM caliber based on my reloading attempts and their tendency to stretch a bunch.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,246
Posted By dustoffer
Echos have a 5-yr warranty for home use too--

Echos have a 5-yr warranty for home use too--
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,907
Posted By dustoffer
Mom didn't crack up---I was surprised that she...

Mom didn't crack up---I was surprised that she kept her cool. No "GASP!!" either.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-03-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By dustoffer
I wouldn't pour it down the bore but plug the...

I wouldn't pour it down the bore but plug the bore and pour from chamber end to keep it from running into the action. Smith will have it out before you know it though--
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By dustoffer
$75 for a 'yote and my county only pays $5 for a...

$75 for a 'yote and my county only pays $5 for a feral hog! :<(
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By dustoffer
That was an interesting bow and a quite unique...

That was an interesting bow and a quite unique arrow rest as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,443
Posted By dustoffer
Didn't read thru all the responses so someone may...

Didn't read thru all the responses so someone may already have posted this, but that is one you haul up into your tree stand and just drop it on whatever walks under you--pins them to the ground so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By dustoffer
I call them "bottle-brush ferns" but foxtail is...

I call them "bottle-brush ferns" but foxtail is the correct name.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By dustoffer
Just bought a new Equinox myself but I sure as...

Just bought a new Equinox myself but I sure as heck don't want to test its airbags and collision capabilities. Glad you are OK.

Hang on to that dealership--they are not easy to find. This is the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,430
Posted By dustoffer
The thing that brings back memories for me more...

The thing that brings back memories for me more than anything else is the smell of OFF! Takes me right back to Duck Creek, sitting in the old canvas covered wood canoe of Uncle Phil's.

Walking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By dustoffer
Oh so true, and Louis, it isn't just practice, it...

Oh so true, and Louis, it isn't just practice, it is good practice, not just slinging arrows.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By dustoffer
It isn't me I worry about when it comes to my...

It isn't me I worry about when it comes to my death, but the friends and family left behind. My prayer is that they know and acknowledge that I have left my earthly body behind and have gone to that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By dustoffer
Dusty--sorry that happened to you, but you...

Dusty--sorry that happened to you, but you handled it well. Thanks for the reminder that all life is precious.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,097
Posted By dustoffer
4 in the trap last night--2 boars, 2 sows for...

4 in the trap last night--2 boars, 2 sows for total of 898

https://i.imgur.com/2GlReUzl.jpg
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-31-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By dustoffer
I have permanent light setups at both places I...

I have permanent light setups at both places I hunt pigs. They are LED photocell controlled lights with solar panels. On at dark, and off about 5 hours later when the batteries are down. I also...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-30-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By dustoffer
Paul--had trap set Tues/Weds/Th/Fr this week and...

Paul--had trap set Tues/Weds/Th/Fr this week and all they would do is eat the corn in and around the entrance. But-this week I predict appetite will trump caution!


Sent from my iPhone using...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By dustoffer
Will do--I'll only run them at one spot and...

Will do--I'll only run them at one spot and compare visitors with the corn-only spots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By dustoffer
This is my call too--just doesn't have its crest...

This is my call too--just doesn't have its crest erect.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,709
Posted By dustoffer
Only bad things about the UP is the long winter...

Only bad things about the UP is the long winter and the blackflies
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By dustoffer
I would still rather be sitting on-stand with...

I would still rather be sitting on-stand with sweat dripping off my nose than most other things--
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,602
Posted By dustoffer
Google "frogmore stew" -- a favorite of mine. ...

Google "frogmore stew" -- a favorite of mine.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/frogmore-stew

Anything on the grill and anything that's a "one-pot meal" whether soup, chili, chicken 'n dumplings,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,506
Posted By dustoffer
One thing I've observed---drive-thru lines are...

One thing I've observed---drive-thru lines are S-L-O-W, regardless of the business. And, they slow down service inside too. I just park and go inside---don't like sitting in my truck waiting,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By dustoffer
It Has Started!

Went to my hunting place and filled feeders and put out cams. I'll give it a week or so and head back with my weed eater to clean up some weed growth, and bring a ladder stand in to re-build the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By dustoffer
Our 14-y.o. granddaughter is our tech...

Our 14-y.o. granddaughter is our tech support--;)b
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-26-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By dustoffer
If you don't swap the front sight to one...

If you don't swap the front sight to one compatible with the taller rear, you won't be able to zero the rifle, and will shoot high, maybe way high depending on how much taller front sight is needed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By dustoffer
My trap is set and awaiting visitors----

My trap is set and awaiting visitors----
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,754
Posted By dustoffer
When I'm trying to lay a bunch in the dirt, 12-ga...

When I'm trying to lay a bunch in the dirt, 12-ga 3" mag #4 buck is my go-to ammo. #4 buck is .24 caliber and there are 41 pellets in a 3" load, so you just need to back off far enough to get a good...
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