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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 745
Posted By Native Texan
Very sorry for your loss. He sounds like a great...

Very sorry for your loss. He sounds like a great man from a great generation.

Prayers going up for you and your family.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Native Texan
My family will get together as usual and eat...

My family will get together as usual and eat Turkey.

Hopefully the Dims will be choking on crow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,995
Posted By Native Texan
Nice buck! Congrats!

Nice buck! Congrats!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-20-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By Native Texan
He will likely be Vincefosterized when he is no...

He will likely be Vincefosterized when he is no longer useful.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-19-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 32,960
Posted By Native Texan
Sickening. ...

Sickening.

https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/confirmed-trump-has-footage-of-hunter-biden-raping-and-torturing-little-girls/
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 15,789
Posted By Native Texan
Nice buck! I saw some chasing activity this...

Nice buck!

I saw some chasing activity this weekend and lots of new scrapes.

Had a 6 point feeding just 5 yards away from my popup for almost an hour.

Surprisingly I had more daytime photos...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Native Texan
Yes. One mature cull buck at a feeder.

Yes. One mature cull buck at a feeder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,650
Posted By Native Texan
I shoot a 4 blade with a 1 3/8 cutting diameter. ...

I shoot a 4 blade with a 1 3/8 cutting diameter.

At 25 yards I may sacrifice an inch or two of accuracy due to planing, but on a lung shot it really doesn't matter.

I lost count of the animals...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,650
Posted By Native Texan
I really can't believe it myself. I'm very...

I really can't believe it myself.

I'm very picky about what shot I take. If it doesn't feel right I don't take it.
I usually limit my shots to 25 yards but prefer closer. I sharpen my heads...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 7,428
Posted By Native Texan
I caught a 31" trout that weighed 7.5 lbs. ...

I caught a 31" trout that weighed 7.5 lbs.

I've caught a few 30"+ that were 8.5-9.5 lbs.

I've never killed a 180" buck, and it's not from lack of effort.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,650
Posted By Native Texan
Likely both. Some probably made the mistake...

Likely both.

Some probably made the mistake of taking up the track too soon.

I helped track a couple of the deer they hit, and our resolve to find them was pretty high. When the blood ran out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,657
Posted By Native Texan
Sounds like it could be a PETA nutcase that...

Sounds like it could be a PETA nutcase that didn't want you shooting deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,591
Posted By Native Texan
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,650
Posted By Native Texan
Sounds like you may have hit the opposite leg...

Sounds like you may have hit the opposite leg bone. Hog leg bones are pretty tough. Could be that one blade caught a rib and kicked the arrow too.

No exit hole means a poor blood trail,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,650
Posted By Native Texan
There are 3 other guys on my lease that bowhunt...

There are 3 other guys on my lease that bowhunt (or crossbow hunt) and they all use mechanicals. Their recovery rate is around 60%.

I have used a COC fixed blade for over 40 years and my recovery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By Native Texan
Looks to me like you just grazed her and the...

Looks to me like you just grazed her and the arrow hit a rock afterwards.

I shot a buck once and grazed the back of a front leg just above the knee. Found a similar blood trail and the buck dead...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,669
Posted By Native Texan
Coming from a family of taxidermists and since...

Coming from a family of taxidermists and since you asked for it, I was all ready to give it some honest criticism. I honestly can't find one thing wrong with it from looking at the photos.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Native Texan
Ever notice later in the season that the berries...

Ever notice later in the season that the berries within reach of a deer are all gone?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By Native Texan
At that range I would go with #4 buckshot through...

At that range I would go with #4 buckshot through an improved cylinder choke. Corn a line from your stand and shoot when they have their heads lined up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Native Texan
Always good to have a patch of those around your...

Always good to have a patch of those around your stand.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By Native Texan
That's an AWESOME buck!!

That's an AWESOME buck!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,359
Posted By Native Texan
I remember seeing a few in taxidermy shops in the...

I remember seeing a few in taxidermy shops in the late 60's. Beautiful cats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By Native Texan
I have a 2010 Frontier that just hit 210K miles...

I have a 2010 Frontier that just hit 210K miles with very few problems. I want to buy another new one, but the 2020 has a unproven redesigned engine and transmission. I think the 2020 Titans do too....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,767
Posted By Native Texan
Way to go Spencer!;)b;)b

Way to go Spencer!;)b;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,507
Posted By Native Texan
Cool weather, new moon, rut kicking off...what's...

Cool weather, new moon, rut kicking off...what's not to like?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,833
Posted By Native Texan
Nice buck...congratulations!

Nice buck...congratulations!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,493
Posted By Native Texan
A shotgun with #4 buckshot through an improved...

A shotgun with #4 buckshot through an improved cylinder will take out a lot in one shot when they line up like that. If you can't find the buckshot steel BBB's will work good too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,750
Posted By Native Texan
Very sorry to hear that. The only deer I ever...

Very sorry to hear that. The only deer I ever lost was a nice non-typical back in 1989. I learned well from my mistake and have not lost an animal since, but that one still hurts to think about.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 32,960
Posted By Native Texan
Pregnant sows make the best eating.

Pregnant sows make the best eating.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,609
Posted By Native Texan
Sweet!!

Sweet!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By Native Texan
Congratulations on a great deer!!

Congratulations on a great deer!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Native Texan
I prefer a heavy cut on contact head that is...

I prefer a heavy cut on contact head that is SCARY sharp!

I believe the best head is one that causes the least amount of shock. Shock causes the release of clotting factor in the blood and poor...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 32,960
Posted By Native Texan
Y'all don't be too hard on SH. Folks from New...

Y'all don't be too hard on SH. Folks from New Jersey are just that way.:)
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,175
Posted By Native Texan
Prayers going up.

Prayers going up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,493
Posted By Native Texan
If you are going to shoot them with a shotgun,...

If you are going to shoot them with a shotgun, pour the corn in a line directly away from your stand. That way their heads will all be lined up to drop as many as you can with the first shot.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-08-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 32,960
Posted By Native Texan
I guess if there could be cyber attacks and...

I guess if there could be cyber attacks and internet shutdown it might be a good idea to have some cash on hand since credit and debit cards may not work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,493
Posted By Native Texan
^^^Yep^^^ Pig pipes. The deer will roll them...

^^^Yep^^^

Pig pipes. The deer will roll them around too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,748
Posted By Native Texan
If it goes through you probably won't see that...

If it goes through you probably won't see that here. Texas Central is seeking to prohibit the discharge of a firearm within 1 mile of the tracks.

As far as the airlines, they are not using...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,750
Posted By Native Texan
This will be a good weekend to rattle them in as...

This will be a good weekend to rattle them in as long as it's not too windy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,748
Posted By Native Texan
Yep. Texas Central lied to him and his...

Yep.

Texas Central lied to him and his office was flooded with calls and emails to let him know the truth. We'll see what he does with it.

If you have not done so, please send him an email to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,748
Posted By Native Texan
Governor Abbott has come off the fence and now...

Governor Abbott has come off the fence and now says that the bullet train boondoggle has his "full support". Please send him a quick email to let him know how you feel about it!
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Native Texan
Nice!! Congratulations!!

Nice!! Congratulations!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,014
Posted By Native Texan
My most comfortable and effective ladder stand is...

My most comfortable and effective ladder stand is 16' tall and made of treated 2x4's with a 32"x48" platform...and a nice cushioned swivel boat seat. I can shoot 360 degrees around the tree, and can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,226
Posted By Native Texan
What a SPECTACULAR buck!!! Congratulations!!

What a SPECTACULAR buck!!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,014
Posted By Native Texan
I've had the best luck in tree and ladder stands...

I've had the best luck in tree and ladder stands at least 15' high, preferably over a white oak dropping acorns or a scrape line. Popups are very comfortable if the weather isn't too hot.

The most...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,613
Posted By Native Texan
Yep. I've seen way too many lost animals due to...

Yep. I've seen way too many lost animals due to gimmicky mechanicals.

Heavy arrows with razor sharp cut on contact heads have served me very well for 40 years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,062
Posted By Native Texan
Prayers going up.

Prayers going up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,944
Posted By Native Texan
Best of luck to you!

Best of luck to you!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,212
Posted By Native Texan
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,199
Posted By Native Texan
If I get a shot at a big doe with no fawn I'm...

If I get a shot at a big doe with no fawn I'm putting her in the freezer.
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