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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2018, 08:13 PM
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Posted By elgato
La. boy here. His writing always made me dream of...

La. boy here. His writing always made me dream of the outdoors and Texas. Will be missed.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-22-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By elgato
AS stated it will help attract deer to your...

AS stated it will help attract deer to your place. As long as you are comfortable feeding deer that may well be shot off your property then go for it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By elgato
I've planted them side by side in Mexico and La....

I've planted them side by side in Mexico and La. Now I only plant cowpeas [ or soy beans ] Cowpeas did better in both locations, were less expensive and I saw no difference in preference.

That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,735
Posted By elgato
very cool

very cool
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,782
Posted By elgato
I manage a couple properties, one in La. and one...

I manage a couple properties, one in La. and one deep down south along the Rio Grande.
The principles are simple:

Focus as much attention to nutrition as budget will allow...then a bit more....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-18-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
Accepting the above, deer season is over. We just...

Accepting the above, deer season is over. We just returned from the ranch bringing home trucks, guns gear and all the stuff collected from a long season.

The deer on the farm are dropping sheds...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-18-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
Gentlemen, I'm not quite sure what to say....

Gentlemen,

I'm not quite sure what to say. Thanks for your comments.I've tried to let this thread die a couple of times but it seems to have a life of its own. When I started it the goal was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,913
Posted By elgato
When you figure the cost to grow and the rarity...

When you figure the cost to grow and the rarity of a native homegrown 225+ it would be hard to charge enough. And without a doubt , we wouldn't sell one for any price... going to the landowner.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By elgato
I offer no position on cwd. But I would note...

I offer no position on cwd. But I would note that state and collegiate wildlife programs have distributed countless deer all over the country for decades. One need look no further than Ms. State to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,913
Posted By elgato
Dear Lord, I hope I never learn what I HAVE paid...

Dear Lord, I hope I never learn what I HAVE paid simply trying to get a 225" or bigger buck
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 919
Posted By elgato
Check out Murray McMurray hatchery.

Check out Murray McMurray hatchery.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 919
Posted By elgato
Ditto on CornishX. Been raising my own for years....

Ditto on CornishX. Been raising my own for years.

Another thing we do is once they are feathered we put them on clover moving them daily.A trick I learned from Joel Salatin. Fertilizes the pasture...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-08-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
Found a couple more today.

Found a couple more today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,722
Posted By elgato
My garden is well watered. 2" yesterday with rain...

My garden is well watered. 2" yesterday with rain returning tomorrow and most of the next 10 days. Hopefully can make it till spring without another heavy ice event which melted the broccoli ,...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-06-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
Just starting here. Most of the bucks we are...

Just starting here. Most of the bucks we are seeing still carry both antlers. But it will start changing fast now.Normal time for here.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-06-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
This buck is hanging around same feeder. Will...

This buck is hanging around same feeder. Will spend a lot of time looking around here.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 172,637
Posted By elgato
What a story! Cant wait to see how this continues...

What a story! Cant wait to see how this continues to play out.

VIVA NUTRITION!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-06-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
Here's what the top shed looked like stuck on a...

Here's what the top shed looked like stuck on a deers head. The shed was 80". 5 yr old I believe
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-06-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 250,054
Posted By elgato
Shed hunting time. They are just starting here in...

Shed hunting time. They are just starting here in La. Pays to have a great helper.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-02-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By elgato
Heres a couple from the poor side of the river

Heres a couple from the poor side of the river
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-02-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,201
Posted By elgato
WE've had good luck with circle traps. Hope you...

WE've had good luck with circle traps. Hope you get them all.

Another option to consider depending on your success with the trigger is to basically create a squeeze shoot entrance.Meaning align...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-01-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By elgato
Its a flaw. But I have more pics if you'd like:)

Its a flaw. But I have more pics if you'd like:)
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By elgato
Couple more at same feeder the same night

Couple more at same feeder the same night
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-01-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By elgato
Heres one from the farm

Heres one from the farm
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 71,209
Posted By elgato
We tried crossing 6 capes last Friday at Eagle...

We tried crossing 6 capes last Friday at Eagle Pass. 5 of them failed. The border patrol agent literally used a microscope to determine one spec was a tick. He took glee in finding anything. Made us...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,830
Posted By elgato
If only the Saints had made it I'd be there with...

If only the Saints had made it I'd be there with you! Would have loved to see Brees beat Brady after already beating Manning.

I took my family to Miami when the Saints beat the Colts. Was perhaps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,279
Posted By elgato
Also..The Yearling. Read it about 20 times

Also..The Yearling. Read it about 20 times
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,279
Posted By elgato
Hunting the Hard Way. Howard Hill White man...

Hunting the Hard Way. Howard Hill

White man walk too much, look to little. Blazed in my brain.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,705
Posted By elgato
I read every night. Almost exclusively non...

I read every night. Almost exclusively non fiction. Lots yet to learn. How many annually depends on how big/small the book. A bunch is fair answer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,722
Posted By elgato
I just finished up deer season and can't wait to...

I just finished up deer season and can't wait to get garden going. The winter garden was a bit of a bust as temps in the low teens killed broccoli, cauliflower , lettuces, greens etc. Replanting most...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-26-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By elgato
I let them feed the worms and overseed in spring...

I let them feed the worms and overseed in spring with summer cultivars
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 71,209
Posted By elgato
They used a microscope to find ticks on dipped...

They used a microscope to find ticks on dipped tanned frozen hides today crossing at eagle pass Rejected 6 of 7 deer. Made us take them back to Mexico. What a pain
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,453
Posted By elgato
If the Saints would have made it wife and I were...

If the Saints would have made it wife and I were going to the super bowl. Went last time saints made it in Miami. One of our favorite trips ever
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,854
Posted By elgato
I like watching him play.Also like it when they...

I like watching him play.Also like it when they show his wife.

Best ever as far as I'm concerned..

signed: a die hard Brees Saints fan
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,369
Posted By elgato
i think I understand some ‘cull’ at young ages...

i think I understand some ‘cull’ at young ages ostensibly to improve genetics. Yet let the first ‘trophy’ come along and it gets shot also. I find that a curious logic

I’m all in for removing the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 925
Posted By elgato
Gonna take me a while to recover from that!

Gonna take me a while to recover from that!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,369
Posted By elgato
I agree with Peyton. All 8's should be...

I agree with Peyton. All 8's should be exterminated. This was a 'clean ' 8 at 6 yrs old and I just let him slip thru the 'cull' cracks! Dang.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,369
Posted By elgato
In almost all circumstances it is more important...

In almost all circumstances it is more important to figure out how to improve nutrition than to see any value in the idea of culling.Impossible to know what a deers potential is unless he has full...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,934
Posted By elgato
Thats very interesting. Seems the amount of...

Thats very interesting. Seems the amount of misinformation about CWD is vast. Unfortunate as it complicates intelligent response and invokes unnecessary emotional reactions
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 71,209
Posted By elgato
I will also add that with the lush pasture...

I will also add that with the lush pasture conditions there are still a lot of bucks missing that we know are there. Its been years since the pastures looked so great this time of year. I hope this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 71,209
Posted By elgato
We see a direct correlation between antler growth...

We see a direct correlation between antler growth and rain this year. The rains came from the southeast this summer and the ranches to the west didn't catch any of them. The bucks on the pastures...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-05-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,384
Posted By elgato
Dang Peyton you keep posting pics of great bucks....

Dang Peyton you keep posting pics of great bucks. Beautiful picture. Despite the lack of rain looks good for you.Management plan in full bloom. Looks mid 70's to me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 71,209
Posted By elgato
Love the deer. Room for improvement with the pics...

Love the deer. Room for improvement with the pics though:)
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By elgato
Interesting. I have no experience with a Cirrus....

Interesting. I have no experience with a Cirrus. So if not pressurized he was using an o2 mask. Actually easier to understand how he may not have recognized problem. If I am understanding FA...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By elgato
Rough stuff. Apparently cabin depressurization...

Rough stuff. Apparently cabin depressurization which he didn't notice. Must have hit the heading bug when he passed out changing flight direction. Then autopilot just follows last input till out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By elgato
Ha 14, you have so much to look forward to. May...

Ha 14, you have so much to look forward to. May the force be with you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,258
Posted By elgato
I'm not going to take the time to read all the...

I'm not going to take the time to read all the posts here. I don't know who Rinella is nor do his opinions effect what I do. I do have current experience managing both High fenced and low fenced...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,893
Posted By elgato
Fantastic! Congratulations. You work very hard at...

Fantastic! Congratulations. You work very hard at your ranch and it has to feel good to reap the rewards.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 71,209
Posted By elgato
Yesterday was the best movement I have seen all...

Yesterday was the best movement I have seen all season by far.Was very cold and the deer responded immediately to corn. Saw a new mature buck I haven't seen all season in a place I hunt regularly as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By elgato
You had me with The Moody Blues. I'm in!

You had me with The Moody Blues. I'm in!
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