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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-27-2017, 08:13 PM
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Views: 1,292
Posted By Txnrog
BTW, I have been looking at deer on the western...

BTW, I have been looking at deer on the western plateau for 25 years - it takes someone with a lot of experience to really be able to judge 3-4-5-6. Some are easy, but many just never bulk up and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-27-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,292
Posted By Txnrog
5 and up, less than 8pts is a good rule. You will...

5 and up, less than 8pts is a good rule. You will have some guys mess up on aging, but then you are out a couple 3-4year old 7pts - not a big issue. Lower the age and you'll have a couple 2yr old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By Txnrog
Winds SE, NW predominately SE 70% of the time...

Winds SE, NW predominately SE 70% of the time except for cold fronts.You can lock the trailer but would suggest leaving a box with canned goods/bottled water outside by the door. Will keep those...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
Ok, with all the love for 6.5 wildcats, why...

Ok, with all the love for 6.5 wildcats, why hasn't there been a resurgence of the 264 win mag? I have my F-I-L's 264 Rem 700 sitting in the gun closet. Straight factory, have thought about doing a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-29-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
Thanks for all the input. Still in the research...

Thanks for all the input. Still in the research phase - though that can change quickly with a trip to cabelas. May come down to rifle availability. Seems difficult to find the 6.5 Creed at cabelas by...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
I definately like the looks of that round. A...

I definately like the looks of that round. A little nervous buying a rifle based on a round as I know those lighter rifles can be a bit picky as to what they like to shoot. Good article - if they...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
I am looking at a base rifle that's 4.5-5.5 lbs....

I am looking at a base rifle that's 4.5-5.5 lbs. As mentioned, I have a 9.5 lb 7mag that shoots great and I can pump high BC bullets into. After hiking an average of 8 miles and 2500 feet elevation...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
That strata is a nice looking rifle but can't...

That strata is a nice looking rifle but can't stomach the price - that's another hunt by the time I put a good scope on it. Also, not being a handloader limits the options a bit with the caliber.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
Mirbala Manafov (Extreme Mountain Hunts) Hunting...

Mirbala Manafov (Extreme Mountain Hunts) Hunting Sheki area. Been leaning towards the 7mm-08 but hard to get past all the press the creed has been getting the last couple years.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,233
Posted By Txnrog
6.5 Creed or 7mm-08 lightweight sheep rifle

Looking for some opinions from the fire on a sheep rifle. Caveat, 100% excuse to buy a new firearm. I own 2 7mags - my sweetheart is a win model 70 that I have had some custom work done on and shoots...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Txnrog
Btw - would add that I would prioritize programs...

Btw - would add that I would prioritize programs that require work experience in the industry. Learn a lot more from your classmates in that case and the level of discussion in the classes is much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Txnrog
I have a MS in Global Energy Management from CU,...

I have a MS in Global Energy Management from CU, finished in 2012 and really glad I did it. I am in the electric and gas utility business and its treated me fairly well. Also opened doors for most of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,705
Posted By Txnrog
Merriams?

Merriams?
Forum: Traditional 04-14-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By Txnrog
The Clums are great guys and they will shoot you...

The Clums are great guys and they will shoot you straight. Suggest checking out their single bevel broad heads and other gear too - they have all you could want.

Bisch - ping me if you are in town...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Txnrog
Fox Taxi - Central Tx

Anyone know a good taxidermist to mount a grey fox in the San Antonio region? Shot a nice male grey with my longbow and want to get a good mount done - beautiful coat.
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Txnrog
Bob needs to bring that model back! I keep...

Bob needs to bring that model back! I keep waiting for one to show up in the classifieds or on his website. I have a Bobcatt II I got on here years ago that shoots awesome. Got a little separation in...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-21-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Txnrog
Fence Builders- references/recommendations

Well, it's finally time. After maintaining a fence we guess is darn near 50 years old it's time to do a full replacement. Looking for recommendations. Would need a rock drill and experience doing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By Txnrog
I shot a buck back the 2 nd weekend of Nov who...

I shot a buck back the 2 nd weekend of Nov who was grunting when he came in and hocks were black. Hunted the week of Thanksgiving and saw some chasing, but not real serious. Will be back out this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By Txnrog
Big rams aren't much worth, young ewes are fine...

Big rams aren't much worth, young ewes are fine and milder than most sheep and goats
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 74,188
Posted By Txnrog
My contribution to the pole. After a miss and a...

My contribution to the pole. After a miss and a 'perfect shot' that yielded no deer last season, and a great elk hunt earlier this year that ended in a bad shot, I needed a good confidence booster....
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 74,188
Posted By Txnrog
Great buck sweetinlow!

Great buck sweetinlow!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Txnrog
On another note-what's the going price for a WT...

On another note-what's the going price for a WT shoulder mount nos - it's been quite a while since I had one mounted.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Txnrog
Boerne Taxidermists

Anyone recommend a good taxi in the Boerne area?
Forum: Traditional 08-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 74,188
Posted By Txnrog
Bisch, sure did. Had a great time. Actually...

Bisch, sure did. Had a great time. Actually hunted the same camp Marty hunted a couple years back. My 77yr old dad got one with a compound too. Awesome experience.

Mick's trying to work a trip...
Forum: Traditional 08-11-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 74,188
Posted By Txnrog
Been a little while since I've been on the board,...

Been a little while since I've been on the board, but here's one from my trip to OZ earlier in the summer. Inspired by Buff, figured I had to go get one for myself.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,804
Posted By Txnrog
Congrats, I have one coming out of Brandywine...

Congrats, I have one coming out of Brandywine Creek in IN come late September/ early Oct - was just born a week or so ago. This will be our second, they are a great mix family/hunting dog. Hunted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Txnrog
I have the badlands 2200 and like it but would...

I have the badlands 2200 and like it but would get the 2800 if getting another. The 2200 is an odd size that's really more than you need for a day pack, but not quite enough for a multi-day spike -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By Txnrog
Re: gates - I can see why you are questioning...

Re: gates - I can see why you are questioning putting in more that one. At a minimum, would put the supported poles spaced for a gate on each side. Won't cost much if anything extra, and gives some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By Txnrog
If you wanted to save some money, would do the...

If you wanted to save some money, would do the clearing yourself and let a pro string the fence. Definately put a little extra in to get full galvanized, sta-tight, and good pipe. We are in rough...
Forum: Traditional 05-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,676
Posted By Txnrog
Congrats Bisch!

Congrats Bisch!
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,711
Posted By Txnrog
Buff, looking forward to it - leave in a little...

Buff, looking forward to it - leave in a little over two weeks - only thing that's nagging me about the tuffhead is the seam right on the bevel. Had a friend up here in Co hit a moose in the shoulder...
Forum: Traditional 05-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,711
Posted By Txnrog
All good points above. I've been reading the same...

All good points above. I've been reading the same info (Ashby) prepping for an aussie buffalo hunt. I have some Tuff heads tuned (follow the 3-1 ratio), and some 300 gr VPA's. Not sold on which I am...
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,676
Posted By Txnrog
Congrats, good luck all!

Congrats, good luck all!
Forum: Traditional 05-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Txnrog
I got one for my aussie buffalo hunt (leave in a...

I got one for my aussie buffalo hunt (leave in a couple weeks). Incredible performance - they aren't BSing on the limb design - I am getting equal or better speeds using 850gr arrows than bows...
Forum: Traditional 04-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By Txnrog
It depend a little bit on how/where you hunt. You...

It depend a little bit on how/where you hunt. You will hunt a little differently with the shorter range, but I don't think there is a huge difference between 30 and 50 yards in heavy timber in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,474
Posted By Txnrog
So what's left for importable elephants? Namibia...

So what's left for importable elephants? Namibia caprivi? Forest elephant from CAR or Cameroon. This is rediculous. The US government is the least friendly to traveling hunters of nearly all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,224
Posted By Txnrog
Congrats they are awesome dogs! We lost our...

Congrats they are awesome dogs! We lost our Boykin, Riley, in October of 12. Finally on the list for another pup later this summer, seeing this thread just got me more excited. Can't say enough good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,478
Posted By Txnrog
I half-heartedly wish colorado would adopt a...

I half-heartedly wish colorado would adopt a policy to mirror your local state. I.e. NM residents would be in eligible for our sheep draw based on this latest rule. You can buy an OTC elk tag only if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,478
Posted By Txnrog
Their game and fish commission is made up of...

Their game and fish commission is made up of political appointees. It's not surprising in the least that they would heavily favor residents. I have mixed emotions on the topic in general about...
Forum: Traditional 03-31-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,486
Posted By Txnrog
I don't view it as an either-or issue. I switch...

I don't view it as an either-or issue. I switch back to a tab periodically. Seems to help me keep a good clean, surprise release. For me at least I get too used to one or the other, and I can start...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Txnrog
Got to shoot her today, and now know why folks...

Got to shoot her today, and now know why folks love this gun. Very manageable recoil. Though it will jam on the heavier stuff if you grip it wrong or limp wrist it (got a little lazy after shooting...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-27-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Txnrog
I am gonna shoot it a while before deciding on...

I am gonna shoot it a while before deciding on the upgrades. Thanks for pointing me to underwood, feel like I got ripped on buffalo bore after seeing the underwood prices.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-27-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Txnrog
It happened

It happened
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Txnrog
Is that a lone wolf aftermarket barrel? You...

Is that a lone wolf aftermarket barrel? You notice any significant difference in the performance with it? Thinking of getting a 6in barrel for it and/or getting a .40 barrel for some cheaper practice.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Txnrog
Score! FDE Glock20 G4 10mm

Been looking to get my hands on a glock 20 as a home defense and mountain/backpack carry weapon for a while. Haven't even been able to put my hands on one to even see how it feels in the last year or...
Forum: Traditional 03-25-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Txnrog
Long draw selfbows

Are there many/any selfbows that will hold up to a 30in draw? Any particular woods, etc?
Forum: Traditional 03-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By Txnrog
The cajun archery ones are a little weaker...

The cajun archery ones are a little weaker spined. I personally have never had much of an issue with spine on bowfishing arrows - it's **** tough to get any flying straight with the line drag (even...
Forum: Traditional 03-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Txnrog
Buff, I have a couple setups around 50# and shoot...

Buff, I have a couple setups around 50# and shoot CH 150's with all of them. Most seem to like 200-250gr up front with the arrow left full length.
Forum: Traditional 01-26-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Txnrog
Thanks for the advice. I definately have some...

Thanks for the advice. I definately have some tinkering to do. I am shopping around a bit for bows for the hunt as I am increasingly concerned about the #64. May try to get my hands on an A&H acs if...
Forum: Traditional 01-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Txnrog
I know he will, I can't shoot the darn things...

I know he will, I can't shoot the darn things with that high wrist grip.
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