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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By jerp
Haven't seen a whole lot of deer so far. - just a...

Haven't seen a whole lot of deer so far. - just a few does and scraggly young bucks. Biggest problem I think - the pigs have pretty much taken over. Battle Creek runs through the place and it is a...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By jerp
Nice buck - congratulations! Sounds like it has...

Nice buck - congratulations! Sounds like it has been a pretty good season in Eastland County so far. On Saturday I ran into the new owner of Rust Deer Plant - he said that they've already had over...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By jerp
I’m waiting on my target buck too. I have not...

I’m waiting on my target buck too. I have not seen him yet, on camera or in person - in fact I don’t think he lives anywhere near where I hunt. But I am waiting on him all the same...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By jerp
An essential piece of equipment if you bring beer...

An essential piece of equipment if you bring beer to the blind

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By jerp
You need to remember to bring bottles to the...

You need to remember to bring bottles to the blind instead of cans - much quieter.:p
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By jerp
Anybody else doing a midday sit?

Very pleasant weather for it

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By jerp
34 degrees- Krivo windows are frosted over. Now...

34 degrees- Krivo windows are frosted over. Now this feels like deer hunting!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By jerp
I shot the same compound for over 10 years. Every...

I shot the same compound for over 10 years. Every couple of years when I got the itch for the latest and greatest I learned to quit thinking about it until the urge passed. I would remember that bow...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-09-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By jerp
Something clearly needed to be done about the...

Something clearly needed to be done about the abuse of asylum regulations and procedure. Today's simple measure prevents people who enter illegally from claiming asylum. This should be a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By jerp
Who's ready for the first cold sit of the season? (no Thermocell!)

I'm headed to the lease tonight - looks like it will be around 35 degrees at sunup tomorrow morning. I only have one set-up that will work with the currently predicted east wind, but it will be nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By jerp
There certainly is for bow hunters. Even the...

There certainly is for bow hunters. Even the most relaxed deer seem to drop at least a little. I think most of us have had a clean miss when aiming at the center of the lungs. I enjoy those slo-mo...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By jerp
I was driving out of my suburban neighborhood...

I was driving out of my suburban neighborhood before dawn when I saw what I thought was a dog crossing the street. I hit my brights and saw that it was a coyote with a house cat in it's mouth. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,813
Posted By jerp
A few years back we were trailing a pig through...

A few years back we were trailing a pig through some thick brush on a friend's property and came across something that looked man-made. After clearing the leaves we found what looks like a grinding...
Forum: Traditional 11-07-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,722
Posted By jerp
Congratulations Shiloh - you have had an...

Congratulations Shiloh - you have had an incredible year! Adding up those bucks and your Africa trip Iíll bet your taxidermist is shopping for a vacation home!:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By jerp
I like your design. First of all the bigger...

I like your design. First of all the bigger platform is great IMO- trying to make a rifle tripod bow-friendly by enclosing it difficult because of the small platform. I don't know what your...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-07-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By jerp
I think it has to be that lots of people cast...

I think it has to be that lots of people cast their vote for Abbott but then voted for Beto. That would include republicans who got swept-up in Beto-mania (or just hate Cruz) and independents and...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By jerp
There are some cooler heads in the Dem party who...

There are some cooler heads in the Dem party who realize the recent radical leftist rhetoric will not play well with the majority of the electorate. They will try to dial it back and return the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By jerp
We have talked about this for years but now the...

We have talked about this for years but now the evidence is clear - Texas is turning purple and there is no stopping it. I think "Beto Mania" has a lot to do with the down-ballot Republican losses.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By jerp
I may be too wound-up to watch without throwing...

I may be too wound-up to watch without throwing things at the TV due to the commentary. Like I did in November 2016, I may just binge some Netflix while sipping brown "sleeping fluid" and hit the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,923
Posted By jerp
Does anyone know if Academy carries Evercalm?...

Does anyone know if Academy carries Evercalm? Last time I bought it online.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By jerp
That sucks. You would think shooting through a...

That sucks. You would think shooting through a few strands of wire would be easy - after all that space is 99% air. Murphy’s law is strong in those situations
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By jerp
Meat doe? What other kind is there?:D Perfect...

Meat doe? What other kind is there?:D Perfect shot - congratulations!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By jerp
Stalking with a nocked arrow - be careful

I got out of the tripod at 9:30 this morning and as I was gathering my stuff a group of pigs went by about 40 yards away. I guessed where they were going and made a loop of 150 yards to get downwind....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By jerp
This ismy third sit of the weekend and I’ve yet...

This ismy third sit of the weekend and I’ve yet to see a deer. I’ve only heard three shots. Opening day last year I heard ten or more. Wind is finally slowing so maybe that will help
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By jerp
I thought you looked familiar - this is John -...

I thought you looked familiar - this is John - I’ve met you before. I hunt with Tom who used to own the place next to you. We are now east of Moran. Congrats again on a nice buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By jerp
Nice one gunslinger! Which direction from Cisco...

Nice one gunslinger! Which direction from Cisco do you hunt? I’m north
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By jerp
Just crawled up into a tripod away from a feeder...

Just crawled up into a tripod away from a feeder at the intersection of three trails. Wind is supposed to be down to single digits by 6:00. Hopefully that will get them moving for the last hour of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By jerp
Handy little gizmo -thanks tbh!

This tripod is up amongst nothing but spindly limbs - nowhere to hang a bow -so Iíve been holding it in my lap. I remembered somebody posting this idea to keep it from sliding off. Attached to a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By jerp
Supposed to blow at 20+ most of today. This time...

Supposed to blow at 20+ most of today. This time tomorrow it will be at least 10 degrees cooler with a slight north wind. That will be perfect
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By jerp
Windy where you are?

Even down in this creek bottom the wind is already whipping. Supposed to blow all day. Hope it lays by the evening sit
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,350
Posted By jerp
Gonna have to try that. Dang cows hung around...

Gonna have to try that. Dang cows hung around till dark
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,350
Posted By jerp
Well crap. I heard that the neighbors water gap...

Well crap. I heard that the neighbors water gap blew out - look who showed up. Do you reckon a small game head would penetrate cowhide or bounce off?:)
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,350
Posted By jerp
These pigs are not happy. They used to wear this...

These pigs are not happy. They used to wear this spot out until we penned it a month ago. They went all the way around trying to find a way in, then the big mama grunted and they all followed her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,350
Posted By jerp
Settled in for the last sit of bow season- whoís with me?

Well this is it before the boomstick barrage begins in the morning. Sure would be nice to get one on the ground before the lead starts flying. Whoís in the stand this evening?
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 35,732
Posted By jerp
Congratulations Gary and BlueDevil - nice bucks!

Congratulations Gary and BlueDevil - nice bucks!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,035
Posted By jerp
I officially declare twosixteens the winner!;)b

I officially declare twosixteens the winner!;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,835
Posted By jerp
Just this morning we talked to the guy that is a...

Just this morning we talked to the guy that is a 3rd generation rancher who owns a couple sections adjacent to us. He told us it is very rare to see deer over 3 1/2 years old in the area. Lots of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,531
Posted By jerp
I posted this sign on a feeder after finally...

I posted this sign on a feeder after finally installing a varmint guard

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,420
Posted By jerp
The annual "Hunters Parade"

Note - I posted this almost 10 years ago. Thought I'd bring it back up

Well, here we are again – just two days away from one of our favorite weekends of the year. I didn't get to hunt much in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,371
Posted By jerp
I donít own a rifle in legal deer caliber. That...

I donít own a rifle in legal deer caliber. That is probably the top reason I donít get to eat much venison.:rolleyes: Iím stubborn I guess but hunting method has become more important to me than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By jerp
That sucks but funny at the same time if you...

That sucks but funny at the same time if you imagine the coon doing it on purpose. "Ok, I got it open -let's reset these throw times for - hmmm, how much do you guys think we can eat at one sitting?...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By jerp
We put in a new battery in and tested it and it...

We put in a new battery in and tested it and it still would not shut off. It was an old timer so we just replaced it.
Forum: It's All About the Video 10-31-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By jerp
I was going to say - looked like a pretty nice...

I was going to say - looked like a pretty nice buck running off in the background!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By jerp
I had the same thing happen to me a few years...

I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago. I put 5 bags in the feeder, changed the battery and went home. A couple weeks later, from what we could see on trail cam pics, on the first timed...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-30-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,916
Posted By jerp
I agree with donpablo. Remember how much we...

I agree with donpablo. Remember how much we hated Obama's executive orders? What he could not get done through congress he did with his pen. That is dangerous and unconstitutional no matter who...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,342
Posted By jerp
I agree. I donít care if you are a homeless guy...

I agree. I donít care if you are a homeless guy who sleeps in a dumpster and hasnít changed clothes in a month. Scent molecules cannot fight their way upwind to a deerís nose. Something else spooked...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By jerp
Interesting. I shoot 3 under, cock fletch out....

Interesting. I shoot 3 under, cock fletch out. When my middle finger touches the corner of my mouth, the cock fletch touches the tip of my nose. Using shield cut seems to make the touching the nose...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,376
Posted By jerp
Some of you guys kill a lot of deer, but when you...

Some of you guys kill a lot of deer, but when you kill from zero to maybe two deer each season I don't think it's worth the time or investment to process myself, so I have it done.

As for...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 35,732
Posted By jerp
Great bucks Timm and Bisch! I am FINALLY getting...

Great bucks Timm and Bisch! I am FINALLY getting to do a three day weekend at the lease starting Friday. Hoping to add to this thread by Sunday, even if it is a squirrel!:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,837
Posted By jerp
I adjust to keep morning throw as close to first...

I adjust to keep morning throw as close to first light as possible, and evening throw 1.5 hours before sunset.
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