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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:15 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I always hear that guys are ďlucky huntersĒ but I...

I always hear that guys are ďlucky huntersĒ but I tend to find that they are just willing to spend more time figuring it out, or hunt harder spots. Congrats to your brother. Thatís a HECK of a deer....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2017, 09:51 PM
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NICE!


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-14-2017, 01:19 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I have a feeling that once the refs have been in...

I have a feeling that once the refs have been in place 20-30 years, and people get used to more mature bucks, the ARís will be lifted. Or, even better..... the ARís will have allowed such a large...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-14-2017, 07:36 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Iím gonna stick with the direct quote from the...

Iím gonna stick with the direct quote from the federal game warden...


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-13-2017, 06:04 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Ahhhhh, makes more sense. Sent from my...

Ahhhhh, makes more sense.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-13-2017, 04:08 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
They are different bucks. The buck in the...

They are different bucks. The buck in the daylight pic has brow tines that curl inward, and the buck in the night time pic has brow tines that curl outward.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-12-2017, 06:48 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I wish they would open up Lake Lewisville to deer...

I wish they would open up Lake Lewisville to deer as well. I bump deer dang near every time I go out there.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-12-2017, 06:40 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Many people will shoot any and all predators they...

Many people will shoot any and all predators they get an opportunity at.

The only time I donít is if I feel I am close enough to buck bedding that I canít get away with the noises made.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 03:02 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Now thatís a dang shot right there! Sent...

Now thatís a dang shot right there!


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-10-2017, 05:48 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Gun Gurus...Name that old Gun?

Mossberg 410
I have one just like it, and a 20ga with a poly choke. The 20 gauge has a 3 shell magazine. My 2 favorite shotguns I own.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By IkemanTX
18650 help.....

I am not looking at just 3 18650í. Iím bouncing back and forth between 9 of them (groups of 3 in parallel, in 3 series 12.6V) or 12 of them (groups of 3 in parallel, in 4 series for 14.4V regulated...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
LBJ Grassland 2017

Correct. You can get a physical copy at the office.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-09-2017, 01:04 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By IkemanTX
Odin, are you saying to put them ALL in series...

Odin, are you saying to put them ALL in series with none in parallel, just boosting up to a higher voltage and letting the LM7812 regulate the output?
I was thinking a 4S2P configuration would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,339
Posted By IkemanTX
Pics 1 and 4 were the same tree? If so, I think...

Pics 1 and 4 were the same tree? If so, I think the IDís are as follows.

1+4 - Blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica)
2 - Swamp Post Oak (Quercus similis)
3 - Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By IkemanTX
Browning Dark Ops. I can get about 4 months out...

Browning Dark Ops. I can get about 4 months out of them. What really kills them is the colder temps after a few months. In the summer, they last longer.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By IkemanTX
18650 help.....

So, I was lamenting about battery costs for my trail cameras the other day. Lithium ion batteries are definitely the best around for cams, but dang are they expensive for a one time use.
The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,887
Views: 119,432
Posted By IkemanTX
There was one like that on a mainframe 8 near...

There was one like that on a mainframe 8 near ballinger as well. How weird that would show up twice in the same area...


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 10:23 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Iíll bet you he is bedding overlooking your...

Iíll bet you he is bedding overlooking your entrance....


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2017, 05:12 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Thanks for the clarification! Sent from...

Thanks for the clarification!


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,153
Posted By IkemanTX
Lake Lewisville

Did a few hours out there today.

The wind was out of the south, so I decided to hit the peninsula south of 380. Saw two hunters on their way out while I was on my way in.

I did jump a small...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 653
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Posted By IkemanTX
Tried doing a mid day today, since thereís a...

Tried doing a mid day today, since thereís a decent buck that beds the same spot every southwest wind. But, Christmas and my sonís birthday prep got in the way.

Wife caught me on the way out toe...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-06-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,355
Posted By IkemanTX
Would this statement better please you... It...

Would this statement better please you...

It has been shown time and time again that selective harvest provides VERY LITTLE, if any, long term controllable results in a low fence environment. Age...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-06-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,355
Posted By IkemanTX
And yet you have provided absolutely ZERO...

And yet you have provided absolutely ZERO references or facts to support your claim....


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-06-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 99
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Posted By IkemanTX
Antler Restriction Question

I would argue that the inclusion of lineage controlled breeder bucks would have a MUCH faster, and longer lasting effect on the herd antler performance than cull selection.


In that case, you are...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-06-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 99
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Posted By IkemanTX
I guess QDMA has no clue about herd management...

I guess QDMA has no clue about herd management practices...
https://www.qdma.com/cant-manage-deer-genetics/

Or this study referenced in deer and deer hunter where they had to switch to a captive...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,153
Posted By IkemanTX
I might be out there Friday morning. I got into...

I might be out there Friday morning. I got into pigs good out there before deer season started... havenít been back since.


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-06-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,355
Posted By IkemanTX
The problem with this argument is that it has...

The problem with this argument is that it has been shown time and time again that hunters can not change the genetic pool in low fence herds. The two things we can controls to a degree.... age and...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2017, 05:09 PM
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Views: 36,881
Posted By IkemanTX
And, they had the tree prepped with 2 screw in...

And, they had the tree prepped with 2 screw in steps and trusting limbs for everything else.....

It was warm today, and the snakes were out. Ran across a small rat snake and a western ribbon...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2017, 12:28 PM
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Views: 36,881
Posted By IkemanTX
Some people really **** me off. If you bring it...

Some people really **** me off. If you bring it in with you, take it out. After seeing this, I wasnít surprised to see the screw in steps too... ...
Forum: It's All About the Video 12-02-2017, 03:28 PM
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Views: 8,786
Posted By IkemanTX
I really like these listed below. Behind the...

I really like these listed below.

Behind the Bow
The Hunting Public (just awesome)
DIY Sportsman
G2Outdoors


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-02-2017, 03:24 PM
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Views: 1,741
Posted By IkemanTX
I am definitely following this one. My wife and I...

I am definitely following this one. My wife and I are talking about downsizing into something like this once our son is out of the house (about 10 years). I love seeing all the different designs.
...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-02-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,355
Posted By IkemanTX
In the counties I hunt in (Cooke, Grayson,...

In the counties I hunt in (Cooke, Grayson, Fannin) ARís have worked wonders. (Grayson excluded, that county has always produced good bucks due to the archery only season and ďhaggerman effectĒ)
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-30-2017, 11:35 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
LBJ Grassland 2017

I find that they like some form of structure or transition in the CRP type stuff. A fallen cedar tree, small patch of brush, small patch of saplings... bucks will typically bed with their backs to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-30-2017, 09:20 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Thatís about the only consistent way on public,...

Thatís about the only consistent way on public, regardless of time of year. Those old bucks have it figured out quick.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-29-2017, 09:08 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Never did post it, but I passed this young guy...

Never did post it, but I passed this young guy due to ARís in late October. He broke his main beam off just past the G2 on the right side. Stayed in range for 20+ minutes.
I only sat the one sit out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By IkemanTX
They need lots of water. You typically find them...

They need lots of water. You typically find them near springs and ponds. Once you get up onto dry ground cottonwoods are few and far between.
You may look into hybrid poplar


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,380
Posted By IkemanTX
What Trail Cams Do You Like Best?

It wonít out shoot the reconyx, but for the money the Dark Ops are hands down the best deal out there right now


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,380
Posted By IkemanTX
Reconyx are great cameras, with awesome customer...

Reconyx are great cameras, with awesome customer service.... but I can get 3.75 browning Dark Ops camís for the price of reconyxís cheapest cam.... I hunt mainly public land, and cams get stolen....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,380
Posted By IkemanTX
Decent cam, but I donít run white flash cameras...

Decent cam, but I donít run white flash cameras at all. Mature bucks will get camera shy and avoid areas with white and low glow cameras.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,380
Posted By IkemanTX
I wonít buy anything but Browning Dark Ops right...

I wonít buy anything but Browning Dark Ops right now. You can typically find them for $120 if you keep a good eye out.
They shoot like a much more expensive camera. I have been very impressed with...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-19-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 26,457
Posted By IkemanTX
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-16-2017, 05:34 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I canít find it on the FS website. Do they...

I canít find it on the FS website. Do they restrict the shot type on LBJ? I know some places want buck shot, others slug only.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By IkemanTX
Monday and Tuesday, had a mature 10 chasing and...

Monday and Tuesday, had a mature 10 chasing and locked down with a doe. Of course he was on the other side of the fence, but there none the less


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By IkemanTX
Also, I wouldnít mind some pics of your kayak...

Also, I wouldnít mind some pics of your kayak setup whenever you get the time. I noticed in your classifieds thread you got the newest Nucanoe Frontier 12. I was wondering how you rigged it out and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,997
Posted By IkemanTX
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Texoma?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,630
Posted By IkemanTX
I have 3 weeks right now, but my work is in 3-day...

I have 3 weeks right now, but my work is in 3-day trips. If my vacation touches any day of one of the trips, the whole 3-day gets pulled. If the vacation weeks and my bidding seniority fall just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 32,613
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One of the batches of fermented hot sauce from...

One of the batches of fermented hot sauce from this yearís hot pepper harvest.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171112/748a0b4b0b81b10cd7dbca7d41d78642.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By IkemanTX
A nice 8 chasing a doe back and forth last night...

A nice 8 chasing a doe back and forth last night for 50 minutes. Also saw 2 other bucks chasing does from the truck. The rut is ON along the red river.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By IkemanTX
Ridiculous... and I thought the 13 pointer (8X5)...

Ridiculous... and I thought the 13 pointer (8X5) I was seeing was a freak.


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