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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Big pig
Thanks, Jason Still the most exciting hunt I...

Thanks, Jason
Still the most exciting hunt I have had in a long time.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,157
Posted By Big pig
Bought my daughter a lefty Ruger 77 cut down and...

Bought my daughter a lefty Ruger 77 cut down and added a nicer pad.
.270. Great gun, but she stuck with her cut down lefty Savage .243.
I hoped she would shoot a larger bullet,but she was...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 71,504
Posted By Big pig
Great looking plots. I think wheat looks a...

Great looking plots.
I think wheat looks a little thicker and darker when young.
Did you put out any test cages? Your fields look much bigger and maybe won’t get hammered by our deer that spend...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,293
Posted By Big pig
Thanks for sharing. Wonder what he looked like...

Thanks for sharing.
Wonder what he looked like at 1.5.

He is a hoss this year. Gonna be a pretty trophy.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,609
Posted By Big pig
Flimsy stock, not a smooth action and a trigger...

Flimsy stock, not a smooth action and a trigger that needs help
Still the best money I ever spent on Hunting Rifle. I like the rotary magazine and threaded barrel. $125 cheaper that the Ruger...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Big pig
For me, 2.5 x 8 or 3x9 is ample for stalking...

For me, 2.5 x 8 or 3x9 is ample for stalking pigs, walk hunting or rattling deer and calling coyotes.

6x18 for shooting yotes or pigs down long senderos.

BP
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 290,133
Posted By Big pig
Only looked thru one “lower end” thermal But my...

Only looked thru one “lower end” thermal
But my question is for old guys that need reading glasses.
Does the thermal picture require reading glasses if you need them to read like I do.
I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By Big pig
I would mow/clear a trail for the deer right by...

I would mow/clear a trail for the deer right by my blind.
Path of least resistance
Same situation we have. I keep a single path with the bush hog cleared during the summer.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By Big pig
I would discuss with my landowner and propose we...

I would discuss with my landowner and propose we remove him.
I like spread, but I want mass and multi pointed deer more.
100ish”.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Big pig
I have some very old wood blinds that are warm...

I have some very old wood blinds that are warm and dry
But the wood ain’t cheap. However if you paint them occasionally and put proper roof, they will last. I tar papered and shingled mine. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Big pig
Still prerut in Leon county Bucks scraping,...

Still prerut in Leon county
Bucks scraping, cruising and checking all the does
Sat. was the most all day game activity I have seen in years.
Rain, cool, a dark day and major solnar period was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,522
Posted By Big pig
Big old bruiser. How old you figure ? I...

Big old bruiser.
How old you figure ?
I struggle with our goliad ages.
I tend to underage then.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,706
Posted By Big pig
10 whitetail shoulder mounts Most of them...

10 whitetail shoulder mounts
Most of them wife, kids and dad’s
One axis.
One full mounted white turkey in half strut (wife’s)
Several WT euros.
Next will be a colorful boar!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,314
Posted By Big pig
My first thought was charcoal.

My first thought was charcoal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By Big pig
Great shot on that pig! Good eating size. ...

Great shot on that pig! Good eating size.

We are nearer Centerville. No bachelor groups.
Somehow the plots are growing without sunshine. :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-17-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,609
Posted By Big pig
On sale at bass pro. $249 for compass Really...

On sale at bass pro. $249 for compass

Really surprising accuracy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Big pig
Double

Double
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Big pig
Unanimous ! I have some in Leon Curious why...

Unanimous ! I have some in Leon
Curious why do you asked?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Big pig
I don’t see it. But I hope not!

I don’t see it. But I hope not!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Big pig
Same

Same
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By Big pig
I thought you were in my pasture. :) What part...

I thought you were in my pasture. :)
What part of the county?
Deer really hitting our plot today- according to cell camera.
Bucks are busy!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,660
Posted By Big pig
Same here. Very bad storm. Glad you guys are...

Same here. Very bad storm. Glad you guys are safe.
Super deer. Congrats.
Interesting with all the rain he was consistent at the feeder
Our deer are eating acorns/new growth and ignoring...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Big pig
Near 135”? I would arrow him as a straight 8...

Near 135”?
I would arrow him as a straight 8 and be proud.

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Big pig
I poisoned grass & weeds earlier and we planted...

I poisoned grass & weeds earlier and we planted this week.
No army worm issues and hog proof fences.
Excited to see results.

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,627
Posted By Big pig
Love to see those teeth aged by a pro. Nice...

Love to see those teeth aged by a pro.
Nice trophy. Good luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Big pig
Looks like our deer over in Goliad. I just got my...

Looks like our deer over in Goliad. I just got my 6 cameras out, but I heard local drought killed our time length. Minimal protein. Good luck
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,499
Posted By Big pig
Ha. Good ones. I have more issues trying to...

Ha. Good ones.

I have more issues trying to guess “sundown” 4 weeks from yesterday which is the next time I will be back at my lease. And trying to figure how few seconds to throw due to the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By Big pig
Nice trophy. Good luck.

Nice trophy. Good luck.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Big pig
5.5 and 126. Nice deer

5.5 and 126. Nice deer
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,475
Posted By Big pig
Two of my neighbors have those dogs watching...

Two of my neighbors have those dogs watching their goats
Much rather have them in my pasture than the coyotes they are bred to protect livestock from

Hard to believe they live 24/7 in the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Big pig
120. If I didn’t remove those posts under your...

120.
If I didn’t remove those posts under your feeder, guaranteed I would stumble over them every trip filling that feeder.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Big pig
Ruger American threaded .243. Good for pigs...

Ruger American threaded .243.
Good for pigs too!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,270
Posted By Big pig
I own good hunting land, but hunt other bigger...

I own good hunting land, but hunt other bigger ranch leases with friends. However, owning land that you can be the “boss” and improve as you desire is a great feeling.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Big pig
I thought I was high @ 200lbs/a really in the...

I thought I was high @ 200lbs/a really in the past. But it worked

BP
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-14-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,140
Posted By Big pig
Our Ruger Americans shoot great. Get you one. ...

Our Ruger Americans shoot great. Get you one.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,625
Posted By Big pig
Double posted.

Double posted.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,625
Posted By Big pig
$4.50/acre if I don’t shoot a buck $9/acre if I...

$4.50/acre if I don’t shoot a buck
$9/acre if I do. Hence most of us hesitate to pull the trigger.
Year round dove, turkey, pigs and coyotes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Big pig
Friend mowed some roads and homesite on my place...

Friend mowed some roads and homesite on my place last week. Thigh high nice grass. Those things work extremely ground on level ground.

BP.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,625
Posted By Big pig
About $8.75/ acre more or less. Year round...

About $8.75/ acre more or less. Year round privileges and total different game and environment than my personal property
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,625
Posted By Big pig
Wow. “For profit”? Fly somewhere?

Wow. “For profit”? Fly somewhere?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,054
Posted By Big pig
It ain’t about the killing. Otherwise I would...

It ain’t about the killing. Otherwise I would fill my tags and go home.
Of course, as you gain years and experience, your goals change.
I shoot lots of coyotes, raccoons and pigs, but that is in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By Big pig
It’s about not taking the shot even it it a legal...

It’s about not taking the shot even it it a legal deer cause it’s not a good day for taking care of the meat. For me I do that 95% of the time. I enjoy hunting. And watching deer/nature is what I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By Big pig
Hunted one (4x8). In the shade, it is cool in...

Hunted one (4x8). In the shade, it is cool in warm weather as opposed to a box.
6-7’ high, but it seemed plenty.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By Big pig
Once only because it was hot and raining. Could...

Once only because it was hot and raining. Could not have driven near him in the mud.
Still regret it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,779
Posted By Big pig
I simply ain’t scared of any wind animal except...

I simply ain’t scared of any wind animal except rapid ones. .
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,779
Posted By Big pig
Thanks for sharing The first cats I ever...

Thanks for sharing

The first cats I ever saw was a trio just like that on opening day in duval county.
Never forget it.

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-11-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Big pig
I’ve heard this. But I Never considered a four...

I’ve heard this. But I Never considered a four mature Or a 7.5 post mature.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Big pig
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Big pig
For retirement age - this. My big ole stihl...

For retirement age - this.
My big ole stihl wears me out.

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-10-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Big pig
I like the mix. I would do 1/2 the rate and put...

I like the mix. I would do 1/2 the rate and put up some cages for observation.
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