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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By ttu1997
No, let's say you put in for 30 hunts this year...

No, let's say you put in for 30 hunts this year and don't get drawn so you now have 30 points. So next year you want a better chance at drawing a hunt on the Chap, so you put all 30 points on this...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By ttu1997
I have been drawn to hunt GDE, MDE, and Spring...

I have been drawn to hunt GDE, MDE, and Spring Turkey, and I have been putting in for GDE, MDE, and Antelope for the past 23 years and I have been drawn once for GDE & MDE. Now each of these hunts...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-20-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,526
Posted By ttu1997
Much better luck than me, I have 20 pts and put...

Much better luck than me, I have 20 pts and put in for this hunt and didn't draw.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-20-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By ttu1997
The only issue with what you are proposing is...

The only issue with what you are proposing is that if that "rich" person buys a chance to be drawn in each hunt trying to build up points for the future and they get drawn for one of those hunts then...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By ttu1997
TPWD Draw Hunt Points

What if instead of you earning points in a particular hunt category you simply earned points which could be used in any category.

For example I have 23 point for Rita Blanca Pronghorn and 4...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-02-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,148
Posted By ttu1997
Wish I knew how many of the 5,500+ entries have...

Wish I knew how many of the 5,500+ entries have more than 20 Preference points. It would be good to know what my probability was to get 1 of my 23 tickets drawn. Still better than winning the lotto...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,148
Posted By ttu1997
23 yrs and 23 preference points and I still...

23 yrs and 23 preference points and I still haven't drawn for Rita Blanca Pronghorn.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-27-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,118
Posted By ttu1997
Interesting that his latest song is "Desperate...

Interesting that his latest song is "Desperate man"...Oh the irony
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,106
Posted By ttu1997
I have guided several hunters and killed several...

I have guided several hunters and killed several bulls myself. I used a 165 gr hornady 30-06 and would get a full bullet mushroom every time and about 60% of the time full pass through on behind the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By ttu1997
I have price matched at my Academy stores in Katy...

I have price matched at my Academy stores in Katy several times in the last 2 months. I load up on the Lithium AA batteries via Amazon price match and save a ton.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By ttu1997
It just appears to me that maybe Academy is...

It just appears to me that maybe Academy is moving more toward the "team sports" side of things and away from the hunting side of things. The new design has appeared to make the Camo apparel section...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By ttu1997
Academy Question

Am I the only person who has noticed Academy has been slowly changing their store layout and adding new products and/or expanding its product selection. I also noticed that this yr they put all of...
Forum: It's All About the Video 12-06-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By ttu1997
if hunting at a feeder attach your GoPro to the...

if hunting at a feeder attach your GoPro to the feeder via a grorilla pod or clamp and turn it on and off via your smart phone and the app. place corn in area where you will get the best angle for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,542
Posted By ttu1997
if anyone is looking to get me something I am...

if anyone is looking to get me something I am good on frankincense and myrrh but could use some gold in any size.

Thanks
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-20-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By ttu1997
132 3.5

132
3.5
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By ttu1997
start off by doing a lot of online research. ...

start off by doing a lot of online research. Find hunt units which allow over the counter tags. Then go to those units in the summer time and hike/camp in the unit (if allowed during off season)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 105,631
Posted By ttu1997
I was in the 8th grade and my Dad and I took two...

I was in the 8th grade and my Dad and I took two doe hunters out on the ranch. Both hunters bragged about their hunting prowess and past expeditions. Both hunters were over 45 yrs. I sat with the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,584
Posted By ttu1997
I would have to mow and weedeat so much...

I would have to mow and weedeat so much vegetation in order to see an animal. They look cool but why low in the ground? I can see a benefit of having the ground provide insulation but what happens...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,734
Posted By ttu1997
5.5-6.5

5.5-6.5
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-07-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By ttu1997
I have multiple pictures of this buck before and...

I have multiple pictures of this buck before and after he took the bath and he is not injured in any way.

I think that with the rut in this area being early and the temperatures being higher...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By ttu1997
Bath time for Bucks

I have seen deer wade into water to cool off but this is a first for me. These pics where taken in mid October with air temps between 65-70 degrees.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By ttu1997
Remington have a reduced recoil load in 30-06 and...

Remington have a reduced recoil load in 30-06 and so does Hornady. You might check them out or get a gel shoulder pad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,025
Posted By ttu1997
Swarovski, I bought the 8 power on mine as I...

Swarovski, I bought the 8 power on mine as I rarely have to see something past 200 yards. I have had them for approximately 20 yrs and they are as clear today as they were brand new. I have used...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,095
Posted By ttu1997
Maybe I am missing something here, we don't know...

Maybe I am missing something here, we don't know what this deer looks like, does he have 1 pt on one side and 5 on the other. Is he 20 inches wide with 12 inch G2s and beams 22 inches long? If he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By ttu1997
fleece is quiet and warm, my 12 yr old loves the...

fleece is quiet and warm, my 12 yr old loves the soft stuff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By ttu1997
I put my corn in a barrel with one of my old...

I put my corn in a barrel with one of my old dirty socks so that over time the deer become conditioned to my stink and therefore I don't have to use scent control or cover scent. I have also stored...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,787
Posted By ttu1997
My results for 2017-2018 18 ppts Exotic Mason...

My results for 2017-2018
18 ppts Exotic Mason Mtn (all 3) = No draw
10 ppts guided Gems = No draw
11 ppts guided oryx = No draw
3 ppts guided waterbuck = No draw
3 ppts gun either sex deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,049
Posted By ttu1997
16 PPS on exotics and no draw. 8 PPS on private...

16 PPS on exotics and no draw. 8 PPS on private land pronghorn and no draw.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,389
Posted By ttu1997
I have hunted Elephant Mtn and Black Gap, both...

I have hunted Elephant Mtn and Black Gap, both areas have good mulies be prepared to glass a lot and walk a lot. I average drawing about every 10 yrs. So the odds aren't great.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,650
Posted By ttu1997
Gun hunted the Matador a few years ago, be...

Gun hunted the Matador a few years ago, be prepared to cover a lot of ground. the grass the yr I hunted was waist high in most areas which made hard walking. The place if very snaky but we did not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,049
Posted By ttu1997
22 PPs for Rita Blanca and no draw. This makes...

22 PPs for Rita Blanca and no draw. This makes 23 yrs I have put in for this hunt and still no draw.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,787
Posted By ttu1997
23 years straight of not drawing a Rita Blanca...

23 years straight of not drawing a Rita Blanca Pronghorn tag. I might not be around to ever draw this hunt.
Forum: Photography 06-20-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By ttu1997
I too am new to the GoPro Family and have...

I too am new to the GoPro Family and have benefited from a floating handle used during recent family vacation to Cancun. I also have the waterproof housing which allows you to dive deeper with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,632
Posted By ttu1997
If you can find them Federal has a 100 gr Nosler...

If you can find them Federal has a 100 gr Nosler partition factory load that works well. My next go to non-hand load it the Remington 100 Gr Core-lok the price is good and they perform well for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,285
Posted By ttu1997
Texas Brew Salsa

Texas Brew Salsa
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By ttu1997
Use the cheap foam ones they last for ever easy...

Use the cheap foam ones they last for ever easy to carry and I have used them for years with great luck. Depending on where you hunt you may want to invest in a good stake for them to sit on as the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,099
Posted By ttu1997
I want to see the average point require to get...

I want to see the average point require to get drawn per hunt and the # of points the lucky one who were drawn had when draw. I also asked for game survey data to be published so we kind of have an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,099
Posted By ttu1997
Same here, I outline a number of suggestions.

Same here, I outline a number of suggestions.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,099
Posted By ttu1997
TPWD Draw Survey

I just received via email and completed a quick survey from TPWD regarding the draw hunt program. Most of the questions are asking your opinion on the online application process but at the end there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By ttu1997
Shake N' Bake - She didn't even notice it. She...

Shake N' Bake - She didn't even notice it. She hasn't "bench shot" it yet. but she has shot similar and no issues. The length of pull is still a little long for her, she is only 4' 6" but she...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By ttu1997
Daughter's first hog

So after a number of attempts at getting the right hog in the right position to stand still long enough for my daughter to squeeze the trigger it all came together.

This was in the Texas Hill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,169
Posted By ttu1997
4.5 147 3/8

4.5 147 3/8
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By ttu1997
Light phase of a Texas Red Wolf, I am confirming...

Light phase of a Texas Red Wolf, I am confirming with the USFWS and TPWD, they seem interested just based on the photo I forwarded. I guess they are concerned about predators or something. :eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,832
Posted By ttu1997
152

152
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By ttu1997
Talk to the NRCS guys for the county to see about...

Talk to the NRCS guys for the county to see about possible prescribe fire and/or cost sharing opportunities on dozing, hand cutting etc.

NRCS = Natural Resource Conservation Service part of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By ttu1997
contact your local government trapper to assist...

contact your local government trapper to assist with the control of the coyotes and bobcats . We use M44 cyanide guns along with snares and they help. The M44 baits if baited properly target canine...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,424
Posted By ttu1997
Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle 30-06

Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle 30-06
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By ttu1997
4.5

4.5
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,627
Posted By ttu1997
Check out the LCRA Hydromet website and you can...

Check out the LCRA Hydromet website and you can see LCRA rain gauges located in the Lower Colorado River Rain Shed. You can zoom in to see more reporting locations and you can see rainfall for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,169
Posted By ttu1997
So I have read the definitions and the...

So I have read the definitions and the regulations but it still raises the question of: final destination and cold storage.

Scenario: I own a ranch in TX Hill Country, I have a home on the ranch...
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