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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Phorizt
got an arrow puller at Walmart today for $1.50. ...

got an arrow puller at Walmart today for $1.50. Regular price online like $8.00. Only good deal I've found that I couldn't live without haha
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-27-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
This pic is what CR 20 and 30 are like(itís a pic...

This pic is what CR 20 and 30 are like(itís a pic of CR30). Car would be iffy imo as clearance would be an issue where the ruts are eroded in places and if it rains it could be a mess. But CR 10 is a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-24-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Yes it is in the hunt info that they email to you...

Yes it is in the hunt info that they email to you


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,988
Posted By Phorizt
Good luck! I had an amazing time on my hunt at...

Good luck! I had an amazing time on my hunt at Teniente a couple of weeks ago and saw a lot of nilgai, wt, hogs, coyotes etc. Hoping to get to go with my son next year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,461
Posted By Phorizt
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https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191120/15549a5e15c2e12e464a9ea05ea1004e.jpg

Just on the outskirts of Granbury.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 794
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Posted By Phorizt
My dad was the original owner/founder of Sargeís...

My dad was the original owner/founder of Sargeís about 50 years ago.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,270
Posted By Phorizt
I was a freshman at A&M in 99 and was supposed to...

I was a freshman at A&M in 99 and was supposed to be out there that night that it fell. I had 2 exams early the next morning so I stayed in the dorm to study and get some sleep. I might not be here...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Phorizt
One way to see the type of deer in the area is to...

One way to see the type of deer in the area is to look at listings of land for sale nearby on landsofoklahoma.com. A lot of times theyíll have pics of deer harvested and trail cam
Pics in the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-14-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 50,757
Posted By Phorizt
I know at the LRGV NWR hunt last week the game...

I know at the LRGV NWR hunt last week the game warden checked me to make sure I had the archery endorsement so I would assume it is also required for this hunt too.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,240
Posted By Phorizt
Iíve got some armadillos, racoons and a few...

Iíve got some armadillos, racoons and a few squirrels in our back yard. Would have to be airgun hunt so the neighbors dont know. Will trade for hog hunt for my kids[emoji23]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Phorizt
This looks like my king of gun hunting. What...

This looks like my king of gun hunting. What kind of range do you have with it and how loud are they?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Phorizt
Glad yall had a great time. My daughter got her...

Glad yall had a great time. My daughter got her first 2 deer on the first hunt there this year and it was an awesome experience. Happy someone finally got one of those axis too.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Just saw this... i appreciate the offer. I...

Just saw this... i appreciate the offer. I followed the blood trail about 1000 yards as the crow flies and walked 4 miles doing it but eventually lost it for good so Iím headed home now.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Yesterday was my best and then worst hunting day...

Yesterday was my best and then worst hunting day ever...

After the failed stalk attempt in the morning I decided I was going to try to find a new spot along the trail where I had watch the deer...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Wow that will keep you on edge in the dark. ...

Wow that will keep you on edge in the dark.


I just put a stalk on a group of 4 nilgai that came through. Looked like 2 cows, a small calf and probably a yearling. Too far and on the other side...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-09-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
After seeing nothing on Thursday i moved to a new...

After seeing nothing on Thursday i moved to a new spot yesterday. Itís an elevate spot where i can see a lot further than i can shoot. I wanted to hunt here Thursday but the wind was wrong so I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-07-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
LRGV NWR - Teniente (2019)

I saw a grand total of 1 mouse and some birds today. And I sat from 5:30am until dark. I hope everyone else had better luck than me. Cant wait for cool weather tomorrow.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-06-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
I was there early today. Put in about 6 miles...

I was there early today. Put in about 6 miles hiking before lunch trying to find a few good spots. Saw 2 other trucks out there this morning and one guy in a car taking pics of birds. Saw one...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-05-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Anyone know if you're supposed to wear hunter...

Anyone know if you're supposed to wear hunter orange if you're on the refuges scouting before the hunt? I assume you don't but wanted to make sure.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-30-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Starting to look like we may be in for some warm...

Starting to look like we may be in for some warm and wet weather for next weekís hunt.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By Phorizt
My daughter and I will be there this weekend too....

My daughter and I will be there this weekend too. We came down last night and are going to run by the state park this morning. I was told the screened shelters have canvas covers for the windows so...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-25-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Anyone know what the deer hunting is like at ...

Anyone know what the deer hunting is like at LRGV? Decent deer number? Everyone talks about the Nilgai but Iíd be thrilled witha public land whitetail too.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Phorizt
Hey there looks like there are a few of us on...

Hey there looks like there are a few of us on TBH. we actually live right back in there off of the NE corner of the loop. There are a lot of big mature bucks roaming around bc there is 0 hunting in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Phorizt
Just to give you an update on this... Yesterday...

Just to give you an update on this... Yesterday we saw more deer/buck activity than we've seen all year. Then this morning we just had a big swollen up 10 point cruise through and check the feeder...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Phorizt
I live in Granbury so only 30 min away from...

I live in Granbury so only 30 min away from S-ville. We have a feeder in our back yard(2 acres) that draws 8-12 does/fawns every evening from the neighboring woods. So far weíve had one smallish...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
LRGV NWR - Teniente (2019)

That is good to hear. The hunt info said 240 slots for 6 hunts.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Itís 40 people per hunt on about 4000 acres based...

Itís 40 people per hunt on about 4000 acres based on a quick satellite measurement.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
How much spot and stalk can you do in thick brush...

How much spot and stalk can you do in thick brush country with basically 1 person per hundred acres hunting the place?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By Phorizt
itunes gift card scams?

a family member moved into a newly purchased house last week in central Texas that they bought from an elderly couple. A couple of days after moving in he calls me and says they just found the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,862
Posted By Phorizt
it's 8x better. Odds still suck but instead of...

it's 8x better. Odds still suck but instead of 1/10000 it's 1/1250. I'd rather have 8x the odds of getting drawn but still understand that the odds of drawing one of the better hunts are very slim...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,862
Posted By Phorizt
for something like mule deer, pending 2nd draw...

for something like mule deer, pending 2nd draw probably means you've got about a 1/20000 chance of getting drawn so more like you're 99.995% #$@$ out of luck.

and I can personally testify after...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Phorizt
we were in a similar situation. Bought the...

we were in a similar situation. Bought the building personally with owner financing for 15 years at 5% interest. We have since formed an LLC for our business and lease the building to the business.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,513
Posted By Phorizt
I read a lot of good things about Scent Thief...

I read a lot of good things about Scent Thief last year so I bought a bottle. Washed clothes in scent killer detergent, showered with scent killer soap and then sprayed down my son and I and all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
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Awesome mount. I drew LRGV this year so hoping I...

Awesome mount. I drew LRGV this year so hoping I get lucky. Iíll be thrilled with a cow.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Phorizt
This is one hunt I really want to go on. Seems...

This is one hunt I really want to go on. Seems like one of the most low pressure public hunts in the state as they've only done hunts for a few years and only allow a few people there each year. I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,387
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Between my 2 kids and myself we went 0/30 today. ...

Between my 2 kids and myself we went 0/30 today. There's still a 1/million shot to draw Mule Deer or a Big Time Texas Hunt. Thank goodness for the TYHP so the kids will have a chance to hunt this...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,387
Posted By Phorizt
They need to hurry up and draw so I can get stuff...

They need to hurry up and draw so I can get stuff done today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,290
Posted By Phorizt
be careful if using direct wire ballast bypass...

be careful if using direct wire ballast bypass LED tubes(Type B). Lots of people have safety concerns over those. The existing lamp holder sockets are designed for low voltage so higher voltage...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
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yeah it is really ridiculous. We ship a lot of...

yeah it is really ridiculous. We ship a lot of packages and people selling cheap stuff with free shipping from China always confused/irritated me. Not to mention the fact that we spend $60k+ with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,290
Posted By Phorizt
If it's more workshop than barn and you want it...

If it's more workshop than barn and you want it plenty bright then to get to 50 foot-candles you would need 9 of the 162W version. This is just an example with this particular fixture because I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,290
Posted By Phorizt
If you knew how bright you wanted it(in Foot...

If you knew how bright you wanted it(in Foot Candles) and which fixture I could do a quick lighting design for you.

for example, if you want 30FC with this fixture you would need 9 fixtures:...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-11-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By Phorizt
Iíll be there 11/7-11/10 and Iíll be there a day...

Iíll be there 11/7-11/10 and Iíll be there a day early to scout too. This is my first TPWD hunt, first public land hunt, first hunt in S Texas. Iíll be happy if I get a piglet and just excited to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,220
Posted By Phorizt
Hey we're not far away. Our shop little...

Hey we're not far away. Our shop little warehouse is located over by Granbury HS.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By Phorizt
I'm guessing arrows/broadheads don't survive full...

I'm guessing arrows/broadheads don't survive full passthrough shots at that blind very well
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By Phorizt
Congrats. This was one of the ones I was really...

Congrats. This was one of the ones I was really hoping my son would get drawn for but it didnt happen this year. Save some axis for us for next year[emoji3]


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-03-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,387
Posted By Phorizt
Got drawn for Lower Rio Grande Valley...

Got drawn for Lower Rio Grande Valley Archery(Deer, Nilgai, hogs). I'm super pumped. This will be my first ever public hunt and probably the only hunt I get to go on this year besides any youth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By Phorizt
There's a book about the BAmberger called Water...

There's a book about the BAmberger called Water From Stone if you are into land management it is a good read.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,862
Posted By Phorizt
I put in for 3ea youth for 2 kids and the LRGV...

I put in for 3ea youth for 2 kids and the LRGV archery hunt for me so 7 total drawing today. Checked the status on the TPWD website and no draw results yet.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,862
Posted By Phorizt
September 1 E-Postcard Archery Deer ...

September 1

E-Postcard Archery Deer
National Refuge Archery Deer
National Refuge Upland Game
Private Lands Antlerless/Spike
Private Lands Either Sex
Youth Only Gun Deer Either Sex
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,387
Posted By Phorizt
I've got my 2 kids entered in 3 hunts each today...

I've got my 2 kids entered in 3 hunts each today with not terrible odds of getting drawn so hopefully one of them at least gets lucky.
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