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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 02:24 PM
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Posted By elgato
Beautiful buck

Beautiful buck
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2017, 11:40 AM
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Posted By elgato
Its the time of year we start to find dead bucks...

Its the time of year we start to find dead bucks , usually from some sort of fighting injury. Here's a cool 5 yr old 8 pt 171" found dead a couple days ago. Best guess is he split his hoof fighting,...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By elgato
Maybe in a few more years the drop will develop...

Maybe in a few more years the drop will develop to this :)
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-21-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,893
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Posted By elgato
Here is the buck with the antler coming out of...

Here is the buck with the antler coming out of his left eye. We didn't figure he would live. There is nothing but a hole in his eye socket now. Not sure what happened to the antler that was...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-15-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By elgato
I havent disced in years. No till only ....

I havent disced in years. No till only . Extensive use of rotational planting works great for me. Never clean the table. Candidly don't use synthetic fertilizer anymore either. I find crop rotations...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By elgato
Been hunting there 35 yrs. Never had a problem .

Been hunting there 35 yrs. Never had a problem .
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,348
Posted By elgato
That is a giant!

That is a giant!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By elgato
See deer and coyotes together darn near everyday....

See deer and coyotes together darn near everyday. No worries.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-07-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,893
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Posted By elgato
Life on the farm

Life on the farm
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2017, 07:18 PM
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Posted By elgato
Heres what it looks like with tree removed....

Heres what it looks like with tree removed. Blessings that no one was in truck
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
There are hazards to logging! I'm thinning...

There are hazards to logging!

I'm thinning a couple hundred acres of mostly hardwood and came on this today. Tough business
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2017, 07:05 AM
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Views: 187,995
Posted By elgato
Thats as fine a picture as I've seen posted here...

Thats as fine a picture as I've seen posted here in a long time. Outstanding
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-01-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Sometimes things just work perfectly. For a lot...

Sometimes things just work perfectly. For a lot of reasons I wasn't able to get chicken litter out earlier this summer. Finally it dried enough and i was in position to get litter this week . Hired a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Bucks are running 210-240. I think weights are...

Bucks are running 210-240. I think weights are down a bit which is surprising considering the wet summer and everything we have shot is 4+
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
If you think the 14 yr old cutie is excited to...

If you think the 14 yr old cutie is excited to have shot this buck I can tell you her cajun daddy is bouncing off the walls. She shot it sitting in his lap. Nice way to finish out the weekend.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
They can't all be big. I rattled this one up to...

They can't all be big. I rattled this one up to 20 yds.Super fun hunt. He has no front teeth left; No telling how old.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Slightly better photo. 162" 10 pt. Was a good...

Slightly better photo. 162" 10 pt. Was a good weekend
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
I'm the first to agree the photo of this buck is...

I'm the first to agree the photo of this buck is pitiful. Still haven't trained my neighbor how to take good shots. 161" 8 pt
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Havent scored this one yet. Looks nice. Might...

Havent scored this one yet. Looks nice. Might crack 170
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Yes. Drill into existing crop with no tillage....

Yes. Drill into existing crop with no tillage. The beans were mostly weed free and I'm not concerned with existing weeds as frost will get them. My hope is with rye planted at 120 lbs acre that will...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
PLanted elbon rye into standing beans about three...

PLanted elbon rye into standing beans about three weeks ago. It hadn't rained for several weeks before I planted and hasn't rained since. I think rye will grow on concrete. You can also see a few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,227
Posted By elgato
I'll probably be checking guns either the 17th or...

I'll probably be checking guns either the 17th or 24th.Always fun seeing all at bridge and watching Humberto holding court with the military
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,094
Posted By elgato
!94+ . Terrific. Congrats on a cool looking buck....

!94+ . Terrific. Congrats on a cool looking buck. Great way to start the season
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,094
Posted By elgato
Fantastic. Congrats

Fantastic. Congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 66,396
Posted By elgato
Exhausting thread. Guy shoots tremendous...

Exhausting thread.
Guy shoots tremendous whitetail with bow. Maybe twice. I personally have seen deer shot high with a bow eating at a corn feeder the next day. Such happens with archery. How lucky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 66,396
Posted By elgato
WOW! I just read 577 posts about an incredible...

WOW! I just read 577 posts about an incredible buck and know hardly more than what I read in post 1 except there seems to be a problem. Whew. I hope there is a summary thread at some time.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-11-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
I'm sure we know some of the same crowd. I'm in...

I'm sure we know some of the same crowd. I'm in Pineville and have been around the Delta for many years.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-11-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
This one might get a pass for one more year...

This one might get a pass for one more year though looking pretty good. Either 5 or 6.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-11-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
You know any of the farmers in the Delta?

You know any of the farmers in the Delta?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-11-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,893
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Posted By elgato
118 acres planted. Now we just need a little rain.

118 acres planted. Now we just need a little rain.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-09-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Yes he has bulled up looking mighty buff. But we...

Yes he has bulled up looking mighty buff. But we have put all the pieces together and now feel confident he's 4.The one with the kickers had us fooled also. Summer pics made him look young. Then my...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
An old goat. has been seen one time in 3 yrs...

An old goat. has been seen one time in 3 yrs after the season.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Another look

Another look
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2017, 10:39 PM
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Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Promising 4 yr old

Promising 4 yr old
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,856
Posted By elgato
Quite the contrary. Everyone I know that goes...

Quite the contrary. Everyone I know that goes can't wait to go back. The list of folks that want to spend time in our neighborhood far exceeds the time available to accommodate .

Beautiful...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,856
Posted By elgato
I've hunted all over Mexico every year for the...

I've hunted all over Mexico every year for the last 40 years. Personally I do not go anywhere Laredo south anymore though I know folks who do and feel perfectly safe.I currently spend a lot of time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By elgato
Stuff of dreams. Awesome video footage.

Stuff of dreams. Awesome video footage.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,846
Posted By elgato
Fantastic, All La. needs to grow giant bucks is...

Fantastic, All La. needs to grow giant bucks is age . now that more folks are allowing that the results speak for themselves.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-04-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Nothing on the top end. Will remove some very...

Nothing on the top end. Will remove some very mature bucks but neither my neighbor nor I will take any of the best. For whatever reason top end quality is down somewhat this year. I tend to think it...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-04-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Thanks buddy. Fun to keep up with your adventures...

Thanks buddy. Fun to keep up with your adventures as well. Passion is a wonderful thing. Blessings to you.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-04-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
I just got the crimper and have only used it on...

I just got the crimper and have only used it on summer crops...sunn hemp, sorghum peas etc. Worked pretty good though I did follow up with gly. mostly for summer weeds and grasses in with the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-04-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
I think it is the best way to farm south Tx....

I think it is the best way to farm south Tx. Doesn't rain much down there, so preserving moisture is the name of the game.

That said I tried plotting along the Rio Grande below Eagle Pass and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-03-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Even though it hasn't rained here since the...

Even though it hasn't rained here since the hurricane I decided to gamble and begin planting. It has to rain sooner or later ...right?

Here I'm drilling elbon rye directly into soy beans that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-01-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Thought some of you might find this interesting....

Thought some of you might find this interesting. This buck has an antler growing out of his eye! I've been watching him all summer wondering if/when he might die. My best guess is that he damaged his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,227
Posted By elgato
8+" up in our neighborhood. Tough stuff Bo....

8+" up in our neighborhood.

Tough stuff Bo. Hope to hear more from you. We need your keen observations.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-22-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
I'm jealous of the chicken litter ...{...

I'm jealous of the chicken litter ...{ Interesting how values change with age } I couldn't make it happen this year for a variety of reasons though I'm a believer!

Good luck.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-22-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Couple of different approaches depending on what...

Couple of different approaches depending on what I'm trying to accomplish. In the big fields I double crop with soybeans or cowpea mixtures I'm going with straight elbon rye at 120 lbs/acre. Heavy...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-22-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 238,631
Posted By elgato
Seed has arrived!!! Elbon rye, wheat, Durana, Red...

Seed has arrived!!! Elbon rye, wheat, Durana, Red clover, arrow leaf, berseem, radishes, turnips, chicory...and a couple bags of oyster sells for the chickens.

I continue to believe that fall...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-22-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By elgato
Combos. Small grains with clover , chicory and...

Combos. Small grains with clover , chicory and some radishes go a long way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,269
Posted By elgato
Yet another thing we have in common Steve. I grew...

Yet another thing we have in common Steve. I grew up on a pool table. Shot several hours a day for probably 15-20 yrs. Funded many bad habits in college shooting pool. Marriage and children slowed...
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