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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:54 PM
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Posted By elgato
3" this morning, 80% for saturday Perhaps...

3" this morning, 80% for saturday

Perhaps someday we will get this in April
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 06:53 PM
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Posted By elgato
All the preliminary reports from our neighborhood...

All the preliminary reports from our neighborhood is that majority of bucks all age classes are down. Not surprising considering 5" all year till Sept. Interesting though as we had the biggest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 10:01 PM
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Posted By elgato
1" for us last night 6-9" on various parts of...

1" for us last night 6-9" on various parts of ranch this month.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By elgato
We have a lot in common. I've done several...

We have a lot in common. I've done several 'halves' plus a bunch of shorter distance tri's and I've been passionate about aviation for a long time. The link to all the private pilot threads above is...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-12-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,233
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Posted By elgato
I'll add a post script regarding summer...

I'll add a post script regarding summer planting.I planted some fields in straight soy beans and some in a mix of cow peas, soy beans ,sunn hemp, sunflower, and buckwheat. The weather turned cool [...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-12-2018, 12:40 PM
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Posted By elgato
We are getting ready for what I consider the most...

We are getting ready for what I consider the most important planting event of the year. Seed is in, fields are being prepped and fall planting starts today. We have a couple of different planting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 09:40 AM
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Posted By elgato
Yes, pvc supplied water and feeders have saved...

Yes, pvc supplied water and feeders have saved the day . Taking cattle off some of the pastures has been valuable also. Tanks have taken a hit though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 09:28 AM
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Posted By elgato
Just added this years rain total. Including rain...

Just added this years rain total. Including rain just received 5 9/10" total for the year. Rough.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-04-2018, 04:33 PM
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Posted By elgato
Lots of bucks showing up in hard antler. Also we...

Lots of bucks showing up in hard antler. Also we are seeing more bucks midday than all summer. Unusual as generally late July early August is best time. I have no explanation .
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 02:48 PM
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Posted By elgato
Another 1/2" last night for us

Another 1/2" last night for us
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-04-2018, 07:54 AM
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Posted By elgato
Daikon radishes. Easy to grow highly attractive....

Daikon radishes. Easy to grow highly attractive. Great for the soil. I started some in July deep in a drought and worked great. Start with 3 lbs/acre then you can add oats or wheat later right on top...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 03:15 PM
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Posted By elgato
Anywhere from 6/10 to 2.2" in our country

Anywhere from 6/10 to 2.2" in our country
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By elgato
Our favorite place to be in the summer

Our favorite place to be in the summer
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-29-2018, 04:47 PM
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Posted By elgato
I haven't the slightest idea what buck this might...

I haven't the slightest idea what buck this might be nor any guess as to his age. Only pic I have so all I have to go on is what you see here. Does have a swollen knee. I can assure you he is the one...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-28-2018, 05:26 PM
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Posted By elgato
Found a target for this year. Very special

Found a target for this year. Very special
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 02:32 PM
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Posted By elgato
Absolutely dream!!!!! In my 20's, 30' and 40's I...

Absolutely dream!!!!! In my 20's, 30' and 40's I was a passionate goal setter taking dreams and setting them on fire with rich robust detail. Writing down the goals, adding pictures, making books...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2018, 08:21 PM
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Posted By elgato
fun photo. Little more age on this group

fun photo. Little more age on this group
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-27-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,486
Posted By elgato
Be true to your beliefs. I'll be true to mine....

Be true to your beliefs. I'll be true to mine. Blessings to you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 09:25 PM
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Posted By elgato
Cant help with your packing list but the bar at...

Cant help with your packing list but the bar at El Gato is open 24/7 from Thanksgiving till February. Always good folks hanging around happy to watch the video of the day or help in any way. Its a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-26-2018, 02:58 PM
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Posted By elgato
This is why the buck in the above photo will not...

This is why the buck in the above photo will not get shot. Don't look at antlers rather the body. He has a ways to go yet.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-25-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,486
Posted By elgato
I'm learning it is never my place to judge. ...

I'm learning it is never my place to judge. Anything. There is always more than I know or understand. And I hardly know who Olsteen is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,373
Posted By elgato
Mexico doesn't follow the idea that wildlife...

Mexico doesn't follow the idea that wildlife belongs to the state. Does that effect your perspective of game fences across the Rio. Just curious.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 08:51 PM
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Views: 16,879
Posted By elgato
I started my fall garden yesterday. Too early for...

I started my fall garden yesterday. Too early for sure but seed is cheap. I planted squash, bush beans and kale. Later in September I'll crank it up with all the greens, lettuces, broccoli ,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,373
Posted By elgato
Fair Chase? Interesting question with all answers...

Fair Chase? Interesting question with all answers being judgmental .

I hunted the King Ranch for many years. 800,000 acres low fence.By some the very definition of fair chase. Never used a kernel...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By elgato
That was stout! Thanks

That was stout! Thanks
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-20-2018, 10:02 AM
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Posted By elgato
He's a handsome buck for sure. Also the first to...

He's a handsome buck for sure. Also the first to shed velvet. We found a pool of blood in the corn big enough to think a deer had been killed. Then this guy shows up fully stripped. Have seen that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-18-2018, 11:39 AM
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Posted By elgato
Wanna guess which one we will try to shoot this...

Wanna guess which one we will try to shoot this year?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-17-2018, 01:16 PM
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Posted By elgato
Something for a Friday afternoon. Saw him last...

Something for a Friday afternoon. Saw him last year when he only had one fork but was still noteworthy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 08:29 AM
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Posted By elgato
Great story

Great story
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2018, 04:29 PM
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Posted By elgato
MS. River up in Tensas? The property manager up...

MS. River up in Tensas? The property manager up there plants essentially the same summer and winter mixes I use. With that terrific soil everything grows extremely well. Only problem is the annual...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2018, 04:18 PM
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Posted By elgato
I suppose one deer photo is in order. 5 yr old

I suppose one deer photo is in order. 5 yr old
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2018, 03:58 PM
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Posted By elgato
Farm living can be a bit rough sometimes. Was...

Farm living can be a bit rough sometimes. Was doing a cocktail safari with a friend yesterday and had a catastrophic failure where the wheel came off. I guess too many miles on rough ranch and farm...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2018, 03:52 PM
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Posted By elgato
OOOPs pic didn't post. Here you go

OOOPs pic didn't post. Here you go
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2018, 03:51 PM
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Posted By elgato
I haven't put together my specific planting...

I haven't put together my specific planting program yet but it will follow what I have been doing the last several years.In the larger fields that I double crop with summer legumes I will go with...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2018, 01:42 PM
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Posted By elgato
Now back to the daily trials and tribulations of...

Now back to the daily trials and tribulations of life on the farm.You may think this looks like a regular armadillo. You are wrong. This is THE DEVIL ARMADILLO !!! He moved into my garden a couple...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By elgato
If only it was always that easy!

If only it was always that easy!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:25 PM
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Posted By elgato
WOW! Very impressive...all of it

WOW! Very impressive...all of it
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2018, 12:18 PM
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Posted By elgato
Since I brought up game fencing perhaps now is a...

Since I brought up game fencing perhaps now is a good time to delve a little deeper. I may be in a unique position to discuss the pros/cons and actual experiences in a non emotional way. As mentioned...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-12-2018, 09:22 PM
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Posted By elgato
Thanks for your comments.I am appreciative. ...

Thanks for your comments.I am appreciative.

When we first started with the property about 40 years ago I didn't see a deer for several years. Rampant poaching all but wiped the deer out. What we...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-11-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,233
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Posted By elgato
Finally got a daytime pic of this guy. Suspect...

Finally got a daytime pic of this guy. Suspect he's done growing. 6 yr old native homegrown La. buck grown in lousy soils but on a high nutritional plane his whole life via plantings and pellets. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 09:23 PM
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Posted By elgato
All is well. Hope your world excellent. I haven't...

All is well. Hope your world excellent. I haven't been that good but have been careful:)
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,233
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Posted By elgato
It was a tough year for my soybean fields. I...

It was a tough year for my soybean fields. I planted late April and was followed with a long cool wet spell. Germination was good but the beans just stalled. This allowed the deer to pounce on them...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-10-2018, 04:11 PM
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Posted By elgato
I like the way this guy is filling out. Handsome...

I like the way this guy is filling out. Handsome for a 4 yr old. I've yet to see him 'live'.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,041
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Posted By elgato
Looking good. Some bulls in there. That cotton...

Looking good. Some bulls in there. That cotton seed feeder is neat idea
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,874
Posted By elgato
Yep, Sheep meat is very good. We ran out of food...

Yep, Sheep meat is very good. We ran out of food on a sheep hunt once and all we had for couple days was sheep and mac and cheese. Was delicious! Especially since I was starved from a couple weeks in...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-09-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By elgato
Clethodium. The active ingredient in poast and...

Clethodium. The active ingredient in poast and section and several other brands. Kills grass but not broad leaf
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,874
Posted By elgato
Very impressive. Sheep hunting is hard enough but...

Very impressive. Sheep hunting is hard enough but to do that with bow...awesome and just a little jealous
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-07-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,233
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Posted By elgato
I think this is the oldest buck I know of on the...

I think this is the oldest buck I know of on the property. At his prime he was well over 170. I saw him several times last year and he was a very large 7 pt. I'm not sure exactly how old he is but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,494
Posted By elgato
We sell ours for $3-4 dollars a dozen. They are...

We sell ours for $3-4 dollars a dozen. They are pastured chickens eating soy free organic feed. No way we even come close to making any money but we do it for friends and to have eggs for ourself....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-06-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 287,248
Posted By elgato
While I have been getting plenty of pics actually...

While I have been getting plenty of pics actually seeing bucks has been difficult this year. Usually a late evening ride in July or early August and you can see a bunch of bucks. Not so this year....
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