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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoghunter101: I've tried rattling bucks a...

Hi Hoghunter101:

I've tried rattling bucks a few times without any luck whatsoever. I can tell you that I used a phone app ("Hunt Like a Pro" Deer Call) to call in a very nice 9 point a few years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,042
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Over 40 years ago, I was an EMT in the Detroit,...

Over 40 years ago, I was an EMT in the Detroit, MI area. We got a call to see an elderly lady who was knocked to the ground in a "purse snatching" incident. When we arrive on the scene, we found...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Double-O-Dave
IMHO, you are correct on both counts: 1. "blue...

IMHO, you are correct on both counts: 1. "blue eyes" means s/he is about to shed, 2. Texas Rat Snake.


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Coker737: Whether recurve or compound,...

Hi Coker737:

Whether recurve or compound, you should check to make sure the crossbow will take a cranking device for cocking. If you type "crossbow" in the Search window, you should find a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, Hoytbowhunter, my first turkeys! ...

Thanks, Hoytbowhunter, my first turkeys!

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-18-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - I took my Colt...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - I took my Colt CRE-18 with me turkey hunting last week and used it to shoot 2 nice Toms. I fired the rifle 3 times, and the CMC trigger was definitely superior to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,753
Posted By Double-O-Dave
In a revolver, I recommend a S&W Model 442 or 642...

In a revolver, I recommend a S&W Model 442 or 642 (.38 Special). The 442 is the blued steel version, the 642 is the same revolver but in stainless steel. They're the ultimate "point and pull" gun. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,370
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Yep, I always wanted one, and finally bought one...

Yep, I always wanted one, and finally bought one a few years ago. Mine is a Savage 99C - the "C" stands for clip (yes, I know it's actually a magazine, but I didn't name the piece). It's my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,302
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You beat me to it...I visited Belize, CA once,...

You beat me to it...I visited Belize, CA once, and that's what the locals called them. I didn't get a chance to eat any as I was on a "corporate retreat", and they fed us lobster, shrimp, and fresh...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Saw a very pregnant doe at the lease last week...

Saw a very pregnant doe at the lease last week while turkey hunting.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,907
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I got lucky this morning and scored on 2 Rios! ...

I got lucky this morning and scored on 2 Rios! This past week I've been watching You Tube videos and reading books on turkey hunting. I also bought a box call - I bought the cheapest one I could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,884
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son was drawn for a TYHP deer hunt on a...

My son was drawn for a TYHP deer hunt on a private ranch. Beautiful place, and the owner went 1st class on everything - heck, his storage barn was nicer than some people's homes. They allowed us to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Are you using any squirrel calls? I use, or...

Are you using any squirrel calls? I use, or really, have used, the old bellows type as well as a "whistler" button that sounds like a young squirrel in distress. We used to use the whistler while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Brand new entry level gun safes (actually, they...

Brand new entry level gun safes (actually, they are RSCs - Residential Security Containers) start at the $500.00 - $600.00 range at the places like Costco and TSC. I bought one from Costco years...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-08-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I make my own out of old blue jeans and khakis...

I make my own out of old blue jeans and khakis and fill with either uncooked beans or rice. The filler material is put in a baggie and the air removed, and then packed in a couple of other baggie to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By Double-O-Dave
FYI - Smokey Denmark doesn't process any wild...

FYI - Smokey Denmark doesn't process any wild game anymore. I believe they stopped processing wild game beginning last year, and they sent out letters to all of their customers saying the extra work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Sorry, but I don't know what "recar" is or means....

Sorry, but I don't know what "recar" is or means. So there is no confusion, I meant no offense/slight/insult to anyone in my post. My apologies if I have offended/slighted or insulted anyone. Your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By Double-O-Dave
"I like to catch the aujous from the cook and mix...

"I like to catch the aujous from the cook and mix a lot of it back in with the meat and bark mixture after pulling."

Actually, it's spelled Au jus, which means "with juice" (French). What you are...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Rut ro - I just installed one in my PSA AR-15. ...

Rut ro - I just installed one in my PSA AR-15. I've only shot it 6 times, but it worked great for me. Maybe contact CMS Customer Service to see what they recommend?

Good luck,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,907
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, Becka Marie. In retrospect, I think our...

Thanks, Becka Marie. In retrospect, I think our biggest mistake was underestimating the turkeys. They're not supposed to be very smart, but they skunked us. They also have good vision, and they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,907
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Went on my first turkey hunt (Rio Grande) last...

Went on my first turkey hunt (Rio Grande) last week. It's amazing how smart the turkey are, and how dumb I am with regards to turkey hunting. I'm reading everything I can find on turkey hunting now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Double-O-Dave
In my opinion, the answer is "it depends". I was...

In my opinion, the answer is "it depends". I was an ER Nurse for about 16 years and saw a boat load of victims of snake bites from rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins. I saw more than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Mudslinger: No stand and fill type...

Hi Mudslinger:

No stand and fill type feeders at the Academy store in Sunset Valley.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Car Max is like that. Their price is their price...

Car Max is like that. Their price is their price and they won't come down a nickel on it. Yes, they'll let you walk over the price. I know some people who love the place because they hate haggling...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think the ones discussed in this thread have...

I think the ones discussed in this thread have since been discontinued:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13111051&postcount=1

I have 2 of them that are going on our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,536
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'd prime using Kilz: ...

I'd prime using Kilz:

http://www.kilz.com/primer/kilz-original

I'd put several coats of Kilz down first, and then paint with a high gloss exterior grade paint. Finally, I'd use the plastic (or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - I was able to test...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - I was able to test fire my AR-15 today with the new CMC trigger. Only 6 shots, but excellent trigger pull. Crisp, no creep, excellent break. I tried to add photos, but...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Double-O-Dave
If you didn't pay anything for it, you still...

If you didn't pay anything for it, you still overpaid. :D I joke. I remember them from the 1970s and they were considered one of the famous "Saturday Night Specials". I remember guys that ran...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - here is a link to...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - here is a link to the drop-in trigger I just installed into my PSA AR-15:
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I installed that same JP Spring Kit in my PSA...

I installed that same JP Spring Kit in my PSA AR-15 (6.8 SPC) rifle. Trigger pull was very nice. The only problem was "click" when you pulled the trigger, instead of "bang". I then tried replacing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I never did it, but worked with a bunch of them...

I never did it, but worked with a bunch of them way back in the day when I was an ER Nurse. Yes, you can make a bunch of money, but life on the road isn't for anyone. Additionally, most of the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-17-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,455
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I bought an O/U 12 ga. Yildiz a few years ago as...

I bought an O/U 12 ga. Yildiz a few years ago as a back-up/loaner shotgun. They are made in Turkey, sold exclusively by Academy, and warranty work is done by Briley in Houston, TX. The Turks make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,387
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I met Chance last Friday to pick up a...

My son and I met Chance last Friday to pick up a Euro mount he did for my son. Chance is a very nice guy. He was friendly and professional, and spent time talking to my son about his experiences in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,461
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My suggestion is to see your doctor, explain the...

My suggestion is to see your doctor, explain the situation to him/her and ask for a prescription for a topical steroidal cream. OTC cortisone is not going to help you with a reaction as you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,172
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather...

I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather than 5%. In any event, I find Academy isn't the same store it was in years past. Shopping there has almost as much fun as shopping at Walleyworld. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Double-O-Dave
First of all, my condolences on the loss of your...

First of all, my condolences on the loss of your father.

Secondly, my immediate thought is as long as the person(s) taking the photos aren't interfering with the service, why couldn't they take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,848
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Don't tell us, but your nickname is "Lucky" -...

Don't tell us, but your nickname is "Lucky" - right? I've had days like yours too. Hope your day gets better.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thank you for posting this. I missed out on the...

Thank you for posting this. I missed out on the earlier sale for the flat CMC trigger. Their website must be very busy as it took me almost 20 minutes and lots of reloading to get my order...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a good internist as well as a good...

I have a good internist as well as a good urologist looking after my enlarged prostate gland. I've been taking tamsulosin for years without any side effects. A couple of years ago, I was having...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,532
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a buddy who was a Green Beret in Viet Nam....

I have a buddy who was a Green Beret in Viet Nam. Big guy, quiet, doesn't say much. He's also fluent in French and Vietnamese (as well as redneck). His wife talked him into going with her for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,492
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Those units are very helpful, but be careful to...

Those units are very helpful, but be careful to use them as directed. A lot of people will apply them and run them almost continually. This not only slows tissue recovery (healing), but could also...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good evening: Many thanks to all of you who...

Good evening:

Many thanks to all of you who responded. I appreciate your support, advice and guidance. My wife and daughter - his big sister - are going to put our heads together this weekend to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thank you, Pilar. PM sent. Regards, ...

Thank you, Pilar. PM sent.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm not sure if this will work or not, but have...

I'm not sure if this will work or not, but have you contacted charitable organizations like the Salvation Army to see if they're interested in it? Years ago, I remember a guy who donated his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Papa Bear, Dugie, Mudslinger, Toddcaster, and...

Papa Bear, Dugie, Mudslinger, Toddcaster, and Chongo:

Many thanks for your suggestions and advice. I've asked my son for the names and email addresses for his advisor and current professors. I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Toddcaster: PM received. Many thanks. ...

Toddcaster:

PM received. Many thanks. Response pending.

Best regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Advice about Professional Hunting Guide training/education

Good afternoon:

My son (20 yrs. old) is a sophomore Natural Resource Management student at Angelo State University. He has dyslexia and problems with reading and comprehension, and he is really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,053
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You'll probably laugh at me, but you need to...

You'll probably laugh at me, but you need to carry a whistle (like a referee or coach would carry) and a small but strong flashlight (I like the Streamlight Stylus Pro). These will be invaluable in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,106
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Wow! Some of y'all know your raptors! My...

Wow! Some of y'all know your raptors! My initial guess was a Chicken Hawk, but I'm not much of an ornithologist (nor a photographer). The Game Warden (GW) said she was guessing it was either a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,106
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Raptor ID

Something a bit different today, folks. Around noon today, something hit the side of the house LOUDLY. Investigation revealed the guy in the photo - dead after hitting a window.

Question -...
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