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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,559
Posted By Lost Arra
Is testing pretty straightforward in Texas? ...

Is testing pretty straightforward in Texas? Getting an elk tested in Wyoming isn't easy when you are a non-resident hunter. You have to track down a G&F rep or drive to the lab in Laramie.

It's...
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Lost Arra
Rick Barbee has some string-making videos on...

Rick Barbee has some string-making videos on youtube that are helpful.

Watching someone make a string in person greatly reduces the learning curve.
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By Lost Arra
Sorry about the bow Your dog looks guilty

Sorry about the bow

Your dog looks guilty
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Lost Arra
Maybe this is common but the place I have the...

Maybe this is common but the place I have the feeder is difficult to ever do a morning hunt because of access, terrain and distance to the property. Morning feeding seems like a waste. I was thinking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Lost Arra
Feeder question

I've not used feeders much I've always assumed it was common practice to run them twice a day setting the times so you can get to a stand without running the deer away before a morning or evening...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Lost Arra
I'm trying this one on the 3D range and it works...

I'm trying this one on the 3D range and it works fine.
https://www.stringsling.com/stringsling

The Hip Clip by Third Hand Archery holds the bow a little more secure. I just rigged it with a...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By Lost Arra
Good point here. Not all 35-40 pound bows are...

Good point here. Not all 35-40 pound bows are created equal.

I've got a 32# highly reflexed longbow made by Bill Matlock that will smoke an arrow. I don't hunt with it but I could where legal....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,213
Posted By Lost Arra
I should have taken a photo this weekend. 6 dead...

I should have taken a photo this weekend. 6 dead ticks on permethrin sprayed socks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,719
Posted By Lost Arra
Agree 100% When my hound (avatar pic) was 14...

Agree 100%
When my hound (avatar pic) was 14 and had to be put down I was a wreck. Our vet and her staff were terrific. Worth every penny. The last thing my dog saw was me petting her as she dozed...
Forum: Traditional 05-20-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Lost Arra
Hijack alert: Montana has no draw weight...

Hijack alert:

Montana has no draw weight requirement for elk.

Good luck and post photos of dead elk this fall!
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,812
Posted By Lost Arra
Is this the shoot that Shiloh misses one of the...

Is this the shoot that Shiloh misses one of the first targets to fool his competitors into thinking they might win? Then blows their doors off by day 2.


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Forum: Traditional 05-19-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Lost Arra
Great looking bow. I know it shoots...

Great looking bow.
I know it shoots great...Sarrels.

What’s the minimum draw weight for elk in Montana ? In Wyo it’s 50 but those dope smoking elk in Colorado only need 35#


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Forum: Traditional 05-11-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By Lost Arra
If you can find someone with a tillering tree I...

If you can find someone with a tillering tree I would have them draw that selfbow a few times from a distance to determine a safe draw length. Those knots can add great character to a bow but also be...
Forum: Traditional 05-01-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Lost Arra
I agree it may not always be sporting (every shot...

I agree it may not always be sporting (every shot for me is sporting) but for the dillo damage I've got in my yard it's more of a pest control issue at home and they have busted deer on more than one...
Forum: Traditional 05-01-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Lost Arra
Armadillo arrow?

Does anyone else carry one of these while hunting? This weekend of turkey hunting convinced me I need one in my quiver as they almost rooted up my decoys.

In the past I've had deer walk by...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Lost Arra
Update: Lease is now full. Thanks for the...

Update: Lease is now full. Thanks for the interest.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,709
Posted By Lost Arra
I've had a Scag Turf Tiger, 61" deck for almost...

I've had a Scag Turf Tiger, 61" deck for almost 20 years. Water-cooled Kawasaki. The only major fix-it was owner induced and it was structural as I was using it to pull a harrow.

I change oil and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Lost Arra
whakm: I received no pm. Or did you send email to...

whakm: I received no pm. Or did you send email to Chris?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Lost Arra
Talon: pm incoming. Chris talked to me about...

Talon: pm incoming. Chris talked to me about posting this so he will know where it came from.

Thanks for the interest

Bob
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Lost Arra
SE Oklahoma (Coalgate) lease spot

One (possibly two) spots available on bow-only lease in Coalgate area.
2520 acres
12 maximum hunters
Lease has been bow-only with antler restrictions for 11 years.
Communal kitchen with shower....
Forum: Recipes 04-12-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Do you add the posole late to avoid over-cooking?

Do you add the posole late to avoid over-cooking?
Forum: Recipes 04-11-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lost Arra
>> I put a little bit of oil in a cast iron pan...

>> I put a little bit of oil in a cast iron pan and put the seasoned shredded meat in the pan. I cook it until it crisps up just a bit. <<

This is a game changer for any meat from a pressure...
Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Pig pozole

Thanks ladrones!
I’m on that dry posole for the next batch!


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Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
No hominy? No problem! Pretty flexible recipe...

No hominy?
No problem!
Pretty flexible recipe

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Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Remove pig parts and debone meat and chop into...

Remove pig parts and debone meat and chop into spoon size pieces. Put all meat and bones back in pot with two cans of white hominy for one hour of slow simmer then remove bones and serve with fresh...
Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Pig pozole

Roast onion, whole garlic pod, tomatillos, jalapeño and green chilis over same coals. Cut everything up add chicken stock, lime juice to make verde “soup”. ( This is similar to Coach’s wife salsa...
Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Over hot coals sear bone-in quarter. I moved it...

Over hot coals sear bone-in quarter. I moved it to smoker finishing to 190 in foil with cider vinegar, lime juice, crushed red pepper and seasoned salt.
...
Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
With rain gear, sharp knife and son inlaw...

With rain gear, sharp knife and son inlaw assisting reduce pigs to cookable parts.

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Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Setup ambush on nasty rainy day with appropriate...

Setup ambush on nasty rainy day with appropriate weapon to minimize tracking (elk rifle worked well in this case).

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Forum: Recipes 04-07-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Lost Arra
Pig pozole

Start with two nuisance pigs
Wait until weather is cold and rainy/icy so they show up in daylight.

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Forum: Traditional 04-02-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,878
Posted By Lost Arra
There is no mistaking either image as a...

There is no mistaking either image as a copperhead. I've seen plenty and their color can vary depending on environment and age.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Lost Arra
Sportsmans Warehouse in Cheyenne We quit...

Sportsmans Warehouse in Cheyenne

We quit stopping in Sidney on the way to the elk woods
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By Lost Arra
Gulf side: My favorite place is Little Gasparilla...

Gulf side: My favorite place is Little Gasparilla Island (Charlotte county) but if your family needs restaurants, high rises, cars or some other amenities then forget it. You are shuttled to the...
Forum: Traditional 12-27-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,529
Posted By Lost Arra
I shoot both but traditional about 95% of the...

I shoot both but traditional about 95% of the time. 5% compound when my shoulder is acting up.

Lot of different answers to traditional "aiming".
I use a fixed crawl method.

Short version: ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 851
Posted By Lost Arra
This is mine. I've used others mentioned...

This is mine.

I've used others mentioned but like the simple Rich Young the best.
Forum: Traditional 11-28-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Lost Arra
Chlorox will darken osage immediately but I like...

Chlorox will darken osage immediately but I like the way it darkens naturally. I've used tru oil or wiped on spar urethane followed by coats of regular wipe on poly in satin finish. Tru oil is pretty...
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lost Arra
Received the Outpost and got it out in the woods....

Received the Outpost and got it out in the woods. Very easy setup and perfect my use which will be short term in any location.

Yes I could make one exactly like it for a little less (not worth my...
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By Lost Arra
Hot weather= nocturnal If you were wearing...

Hot weather= nocturnal

If you were wearing your winter coat to chase the ladies you would probably wait until dark too. Sure, some will still move during the day but mid 80's is tough for daytime...
Forum: Traditional 10-26-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lost Arra
I like this idea and I've got a few spots where...

I like this idea and I've got a few spots where the small amount of feeding would be perfect for a long weekend of hunting. For the most part I hate running big feeders for the benefit of coons,...
Forum: Traditional 10-02-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Lost Arra
Skooter: I've only hunted Boggy and Hominy but my...

Skooter: I've only hunted Boggy and Hominy but my advice goes for any section. Don't over think it. Persimmons, acorns. Don't worry about bunkers or being close to a road or intersection.


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Forum: Traditional 10-02-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Lost Arra
Everyone needs to do this hunt at least once....

Everyone needs to do this hunt at least once. It's kind of rule-heavy but less than it used to be.

At one time the website had a video of a buck fight that was probably the most violent deer/deer...
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Lost Arra
After I get back from Wyoming elk hunting I do...

After I get back from Wyoming elk hunting I do about half of my practicing from a treestand, usually standing. I try to focus on the awkward shots like shooting behind the tree to my right side (I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Lost Arra
Update: I used a repair kit from Gear Aid...

Update: I used a repair kit from Gear Aid (SeamGrip adhesive + Tenacious tape patch). Application went great. Let adhesive set for an hour before applying patch which extends past adhesive. Best...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Lost Arra
Ranger vinyl seat repair

I've got a small round hole in my Ranger seat vinyl. Almost looks like a hole punch was used. Cannot pull edges together.

I know there are a lot of products but anyone with first hand knowledge...
Forum: Traditional 08-17-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Arra
just to be clear, I'm talking about a hand rail...

just to be clear, I'm talking about a hand rail that is not a structural part of the stand. Same with the shooting rail.
Forum: Traditional 08-17-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Arra
jerp: have you tried assembling the stand without...

jerp: have you tried assembling the stand without the side hand rails or the shooting rails? I just leave them off. No problem with stability. Sometimes you need extra washers for spacers.

I stand...
Forum: Traditional 08-16-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Arra
A couple of features I like on ladder stands: ...

A couple of features I like on ladder stands:
Flip up seat - so I can stand closer to the tree.
Platform that extends back to the tree. This also allows standing closer to the tree and more...
Forum: Traditional 07-30-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By Lost Arra
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Thanks


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Forum: Traditional 07-29-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By Lost Arra
For those of us unfamiliar with the formats could...

For those of us unfamiliar with the formats could you give a quick description of the IBO competition vs Hunter Challenge? Or a place to go find it? Thanks and congrats. It looks like you did a lot...
Forum: Traditional 07-25-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By Lost Arra
Nice move with the miss Give those other guys...

Nice move with the miss
Give those other guys some hope early on, then squeeze the life out of them on the final day.
Congratulations!
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