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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 12:41 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Well done.

Well done.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 09:33 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
I would love to know. I do know that I could not...

I would love to know. I do know that I could not pick my pack up. I had to load the meat in the bag and roll it over to strap the skull on. I then slid it to a ledge so that I could sit into it to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By TradAg02
Congratulations. Had my bull been larger and...

Congratulations.

Had my bull been larger and I planned to do a shoulder mount, I would have made a 3rd trip for the antlers and the cape. My second trip was really too heavy as it was.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By TradAg02
For this trip I used a Icon Pro 7200. For...

For this trip I used a Icon Pro 7200. For extended pack ins or meat hauls this is the way to go for me. For shorter trips or times where I bring a tarp instead of a tent I prefer my 3200. If is much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 09:26 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
No problem, I use these forums for research and...

No problem, I use these forums for research and you are asking valid questions.

Kuiu Icon Pro 7200. I used their extra large qarter bags for the big portions inside my bag and strapped a boned out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2017, 08:44 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
I quartered, hung on meat pole and deboned to get...

I quartered, hung on meat pole and deboned to get the meat cooling in a little under 2 hours. Then I broke down camp, headed for the jeep and emptied my pack. Meat came out in two very heavy trips....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2017, 11:30 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
CO OTC SOLO Bull

I will start this thread, by stating that if you want to be humbled and grow closer to God, pack an elk off a mountain above 12,000' by yourself. I already lean on Jesus for everything, but I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By TradAg02
Great write up. Similar to my first trip 5 years...

Great write up. Similar to my first trip 5 years ago only I headed into a wilderness area as atvs in the mountains drive me crazy. Unfortunately I ran into multiple outfitters. However like you I was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,430
Posted By TradAg02
Sitting in the airport headed back to Colorado. I...

Sitting in the airport headed back to Colorado. I had some close calls the first 7 days of the season, but couldn't close the deal. I have a few days with my wife, a few days of work then will get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2017, 04:26 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
I disagree. Much easier than hiking in and going...

I disagree. Much easier than hiking in and going down is a blasthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170915/66f736e3b76bf67e2a2a765b8a5670a8.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2017, 10:14 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
[QUOTE=JustinJ;12727414] This has become a meat...

[QUOTE=JustinJ;12727414]
This has become a meat hunt now. First buck seen will be shot!

This is my tired worn out ready for some backstrap face. [\QUOTE]


Hang in there you are 5 days into a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By TradAg02
I agree. I've elk hunted unit 80 and 81 the last...

I agree. I've elk hunted unit 80 and 81 the last 5 years and while I find loads of does and an occasional big mule deer buck in the timber I consistently find the big bucks (170"+) in wide open bowls...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By TradAg02
I'm not seeing a buck bedded in the brush, but...

I'm not seeing a buck bedded in the brush, but there were 7 in the group.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By TradAg02
The first week of the season the bucks where...

The first week of the season the bucks where bedding at the very top in the rocks. We only saw them get up the first and last hour. I'll be back up there for the last 5 days of the season.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By TradAg02
I spent the first 7 days of the season in that...

I spent the first 7 days of the season in that unit elk hunting. All of the big muledeer that we found were still in bachelor groups holding above tree line. Most were still bedding in plain sight...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By TradAg02
Someone please bid, I've been with Van twice and...

Someone please bid, I've been with Van twice and prefer to stay married. The first trip two of us killed 18 animals, the second trip 3 of us killed 28. The animals, lodging and food are great. Check...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By TradAg02
I tried to get in the bunkhouse a few months ago,...

I tried to get in the bunkhouse a few months ago, but it was already full so I'll be in a tent. Weather forecast is looking good so far.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By TradAg02
I'll be on next week's hunt. White Tundra with...

I'll be on next week's hunt. White Tundra with black wheels and a TAMU sticker. Look for a bald guy in Kuiu.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
As soon as I submitted that two does stepped out....

As soon as I submitted that two does stepped out. Just dropped one at 9:59, talk about last minute.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,975
Posted By TradAg02
You are allowed 5 whitetail (1 branch antlered...

You are allowed 5 whitetail (1 branch antlered buck), unlimited pigs and exotics.

Didn't hear any shots this morning. Time to pack it up.

Overall I'm more than satisfied with 3 animals on an...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
Overcast and cool here. I had a doe at the...

Overcast and cool here. I had a doe at the farthest end of my right shooting lane at legal shooting time, but I had to wait for more light to ensure it was a doe. It took me awhile to get in stable...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2016, 08:27 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2016, 08:15 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Many years ago I asked why the LSBA had not...

Many years ago I asked why the LSBA had not partnered with TBH. At the time I was told that the matter had been discussed early on, but that the LSBA leadership felt that they could build a better...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,975
Posted By TradAg02
Settled in for the final hunt. Corn in the lane I...

Settled in for the final hunt. Corn in the lane I walk in on was cleaned up last night. Hopefully what ever has been hitting my throw down at night will make an appearance this morning.

For any...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
3 small bucks and 3 axis does were turned in...

3 small bucks and 3 axis does were turned in tonight.

All 5 axis have been shot by two hunters both hunting on the Guadalupe River State Park side.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 05:39 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Just shot an awkward 5pt. I gave him a pass for...

Just shot an awkward 5pt. I gave him a pass for the first 1.5hrs he was in my shooting lane hoping a doe or something more mature would show up. Ranger should be happy, one less mouth.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
This draw is via randomly assigned blinds. We can...

This draw is via randomly assigned blinds. We can only fire the rifle from within the blind. Only thing I did was add some black material to the windows to break up my outline. Looking at the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 03:13 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 01:04 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Had a doe walk through down wind after I had...

Had a doe walk through down wind after I had turned off my ozonics. She didn't stick around long enough for a shot.

This morning 4 whitetail doe, 1 whitetail buck and 1 axis spike were turned in....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 07:23 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Shot a doe. It sounds like a war zone out here...

Shot a doe. It sounds like a war zone out here this morning. The guys on the river are burning through some ammo. I anticipate a busy skinning rack.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2016, 06:05 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Settled in to see what the day brings. Sky has...

Settled in to see what the day brings. Sky has cleared off so hopefully it will dry things out a little. My hotel room was a giant clothes line last night.

Corn and alfalfa was still in the lane...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2016, 08:52 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Pig was rank. Even the east Texas guys who said...

Pig was rank. Even the east Texas guys who said they would take all pigs turned him down. Ended up having a 5pt feed in one of my lanes around 5:30, but I opted to pass.

One of the park...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2016, 04:16 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
We can shoot 5 whitetail (1 buck). I could have...

We can shoot 5 whitetail (1 buck). I could have shot the 8pt, but decided to pass. I'd rather shoot a doe or a pig and have a kid get a chance at the 8pt.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2016, 03:35 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Had typical hill country 8pt walk in out front...

Had typical hill country 8pt walk in out front around 3. Just looked out my right window and thought I saw a couple of pigs. Looked through my binos and it was a big black pig with a solid white...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
I'm set up in blind 23. First blind that you come...

I'm set up in blind 23. First blind that you come to on the left. I put in for this hunt hoping for an axis, but I'm over 2 miles from the river with what appears to be a decent ridge line in...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-28-2016, 07:26 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Thanks for the response .270. Does anyone...

Thanks for the response .270.

Does anyone have any recommendations on places to stay nearby? Weather looks a little questionable on Monday and Wednesday and I'd rather not break out my camping...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-28-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,975
Posted By TradAg02
Based on the threads I've found they appear to...

Based on the threads I've found they appear to have box/rifle blinds in place. Do they have roofs? The only state draw that I have hunted was Chaparral and theirs are open.

The hunt brochure...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
.270, Thanks for the link. Where did you buy...

.270,

Thanks for the link. Where did you buy the alfalfa pellets?


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2016, 10:54 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
WTJim, Thanks for the detailed input. ...

WTJim,

Thanks for the detailed input.



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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2016, 10:41 PM
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2016, 12:12 PM
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Question Devilís River Draw Hunt

I drew a permit for the January hunt. I did a search and read through several of the posts over the years. For those of you have been:

Assuming I have a choice, which units do you recommend? I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By TradAg02
Question Honey Creek SNA Draw hunt

I drew a permit for the December hunt, has anyone been?

Did you see any exotics? If so what species?

Permit states that they will drop us off at blinds. Do we sit all day and call when we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By TradAg02
I shot my first deer with a 30# recurve and a...

I shot my first deer with a 30# recurve and a zwicky. I was restricted to 10yd shots.

My wife has shots a 35# compound and doesn't have any issues as long as her shot placement is solid. She...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By TradAg02
I stayed awake this morning. I'm in Jefferson...

I stayed awake this morning. I'm in Jefferson County. He mentioned several of the big hunting show names being nearby. It's miserably slow here this week.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By TradAg02
It has been miserably slow just over the border...

It has been miserably slow just over the border in SE Iowa this week. 12hr sits are yielding few sightings and no shooters. Our guide said this is similar to 4yrs ago when the rut didn't fire up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By TradAg02
They are having a 30% off sale today on their...

They are having a 30% off sale today on their packs. Ends this evening.

Main difference is the weight. More pockets, zippers and more durable material adds considerable weight. I prefer the light...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,498
Posted By TradAg02
I really don't know where I'm at. Guide picked me...

I really don't know where I'm at. Guide picked me up at 4am and said it would be an hour to the farm so I went to sleep while he drove.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,498
Posted By TradAg02
I'm in a tree in Iowa just east of there right...

I'm in a tree in Iowa just east of there right now. The kid can have the record, I'll settle for anything that breaks 200".


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2016, 08:27 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Mud hole with some standing water on it to keep...

Mud hole with some standing water on it to keep it wet. I've seen them wallow in the muddy edge of a pond as well, but I personally believe they prefer a stinky mud hole.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2016, 10:31 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Year round water sources and a location for them...

Year round water sources and a location for them to make a wallow. Based on your description of your property I assume an irrigated food plot is not possible. Other than adding a good plot your...
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