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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2018, 12:23 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Sure thing. Not many... a few of...

Sure thing.




Not many... a few of the red old (blackjack) had some under them. I did get into a few chinkapin oaks this week, which surprised me. They still had a few dropping.



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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2018, 08:42 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Well, itís not LBJ, but I got it done on a 3.5 yr...

Well, itís not LBJ, but I got it done on a 3.5 yr 8-point up in Oklahoma

. I had encounters with a couple bigger bucks, but out of range. I still have all next week of hunting to upgrade. haha
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2018, 08:36 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Ya, I didnít realize they would do a re-draw this...

Ya, I didnít realize they would do a re-draw this late. I didnít keep my number.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-05-2018, 11:30 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I have noticed that burlap quickly comes across...

I have noticed that burlap quickly comes across as a homogeneous color, especially as it starts to fade. It can stick out like a sore thumb visually. I donít use a fabric, I carry 4 or 5 sticks of...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Speaking of muzzleloaders... anyone got a...

Speaking of muzzleloaders... anyone got a recommendation of a good one. Iíd like to pick one up in the next year or two, and would want it to be legal out in the western states as well.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-03-2018, 09:36 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Sorry you werenít able to recover the buck man....

Sorry you werenít able to recover the buck man. Get back out there and find another!


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2018, 01:33 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Good luck! Nice to see guys laying them down. ...

Good luck!
Nice to see guys laying them down.
I had hoped to hunt LBJ for a total of 8 full days, but I my timing was perfectly in sync with heavy rains.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2018, 09:47 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Ooohhh, buck or doe? Sent from my iPhone...

Ooohhh, buck or doe?


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-01-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
I have been pretty impressed with my rangefinder...

I have been pretty impressed with my rangefinder monocle. It is 10X power, and Iím finding it hard to justify adding another piece of optics. Well, at least for close quarters sits. I do need to get...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-31-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By IkemanTX
There are 2 main companies, and both are trying...

There are 2 main companies, and both are trying to catch up with unexpected demand over the last few months. Saddle hunting went from a few hundred guys tinkering and DIYíing to getting a few hundred...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By IkemanTX
https://www.qdma.com/7-steps-stronger-acorn-produc...

https://www.qdma.com/7-steps-stronger-acorn-production/

I donít know if I agree with their blanket statement of skipping fert altogether... but I do know that nitrogen based fertilizers will push...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-30-2018, 11:29 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I always called those rock bass. Sent...

I always called those rock bass.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By IkemanTX
1) donít worry about forcing them to drop. They...

1) donít worry about forcing them to drop. They either will or wonít show up to check it.

2) if you get a chance at a doe... take her. You lose the option at does come November.

3) if you feel...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-30-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,400
Posted By IkemanTX
Is that wood siding not a bit close on that...

Is that wood siding not a bit close on that stovepipe? I would think it would still be carrying a lot of heat with that short of a run.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-28-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
There are still some milkweed pods here and there...

There are still some milkweed pods here and there on the roadside. But, I havenít seen any good dense patches like earlier in the summer.
Thereís a good amount on private, undeveloped, land on 2499...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-28-2018, 08:38 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Unless I ease through a unit in gun season, the...

Unless I ease through a unit in gun season, the rest of my hunting this season will be in Oklahoma this year. Wonít be able to hit the woods until November.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-26-2018, 09:08 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Bingo! Mornings and evenings are either busy as...

Bingo!
Mornings and evenings are either busy as heck, or dead completely. Deer are often on their feet mid day, though, when the full moon is up all night.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-25-2018, 03:26 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Well, someone got something this morning. I...

Well, someone got something this morning. I walked past sled marks on the way out for lunch, and they lost a liver along the way.

I was in so early, and so far back, they got in, killed it,...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-25-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
My only hesitation with hunting someone elseís...

My only hesitation with hunting someone elseís long term stand is I donít want to be in it when a warden checks it and get the fine for it.
Since I hunt out of a saddle, though. I will sometimes...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Once November hits, if you donít have private...

Once November hits, if you donít have private land to hunt, there is MUCH less pressure in Oklahoma compared to Texas ground. When the rut almost completely misses gun season, us archery guys...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Iím back at it tomorrow. Moved to oklahoma for...

Iím back at it tomorrow. Moved to oklahoma for today since the rain was several hours later up here. Deer were moving between 2:00 and 3:30 up here.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Didnít see a darn thing today. Iím sure the full...

Didnít see a darn thing today. Iím sure the full moon didnít help.

Call me selfish, but I feel that if we HAVE to have full moons during hunting season, they should at least rise and set during...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
No deer this morning, but I finally got all set...

No deer this morning, but I finally got all set up for my evening spot. The little grove I wanted to sit didnít have a single suitable tree thanks to a ridiculous amount of greenbrier. I made the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Got to the unit Iím hunting to find someone with...

Got to the unit Iím hunting to find someone with a camp setup at the parking lot. Plenty of space for the both of us, and some conversation at camp tonight is always welcome. Hoping I get to help...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By IkemanTX
Are you being priced out of being on a deer lease?

Still the lowest public hunting access percentage wise in the nation.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,129
Posted By IkemanTX
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oklahomaís season structure and...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oklahomaís season structure and public lands programs. They have a law on the books that requires a retain amount of every license to go towards acquiring and maintaining new land...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2018, 05:31 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Headed out in the AM for 3 days that will...

Headed out in the AM for 3 days that will probably be my last LBJ hunts of the year. As soon as gun season hits, I high tail it to Oklahoma for lower pressure public land bucks.

Looks like the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By IkemanTX
There are MANY topographic features that shelter...

There are MANY topographic features that shelter areas from direct wind. These areas can easily have thermal action with moderate sustained winds. The description above is correct, winds ACROSS a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By IkemanTX
Not really... how the thermals and the wind...

Not really... how the thermals and the wind interact becomes more and more important.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By IkemanTX
A Buck's Nose - How good is it?

Best description I have ever heard of a deerís nose is that when we smell a lasagna, we smell lasagna.

When a deer smells a lasagna, they smell...

noodles, ground beef, onion, garlic,...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Tree options are much better. I can run much...

Tree options are much better. I can run much smaller trees, and I can handle more dramatic leans. But the limbs will always be a problem regardless of stand method.


Instead of hunting field...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2018, 09:51 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
From the USFS website. ďCutting standing trees...

From the USFS website.
ďCutting standing trees or pruning limbs from them is prohibited.Ē




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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By IkemanTX
How do you like the ghost blind? I have been...

How do you like the ghost blind?
I have been doing more and more ground sits as Iím finding bucks where thereís no trees. I have an ASAT leafy suit, and am considering a ghillie suit to further...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2018, 02:13 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
I agree. Monday morning should be good for...

I agree. Monday morning should be good for sitting active scrapes. Wish I could make it.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By IkemanTX
I have been running a saddle for 3 years. DIY...

I have been running a saddle for 3 years.
DIY modified Sit & Drag.

I also have a lone wolf assault 2 in the closet, but I havenít touched it in over 2 years.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,329
Posted By IkemanTX
I am usually a mustard and Vidalia onion kind of...

I am usually a mustard and Vidalia onion kind of guy, but sometimes some Heinz ketchup finds its way on there as well.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By IkemanTX
Thatís a heck of a generous guy. And, a great...

Thatís a heck of a generous guy. And, a great attitude to have in a situation like that.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2018, 01:37 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Well, this WAS one of my hit list bucks... he was...

Well, this WAS one of my hit list bucks... he was a nice 8-pointer before velvet shed...
Iíd say he is aggressive!
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/3afa76f99eaebc47e19a6efde96d519a.jpg
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 26,294
Posted By IkemanTX
My app says 60% chance with a 0.39 inch estimated...

My app says 60% chance with a 0.39 inch estimated total, a high of 60į, a low of 52į, and winwinds out of the ENE.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2018, 08:06 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
2018 LBJ Grasslands

Nothing that I can think of that would have caused that. I hadnít eaten for 22 hours, so it wasnít a food handling issue.
Worried it may be a bug.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Well crap.... literally. Two emergency dumps...

Well crap.... literally.
Two emergency dumps by the time I could make it to the truck. Almost ran out of paper! Pretty sure that means my night is done. I jumped 3 deer on the way out too...
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2018, 12:11 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Well, I had to escape to the truck to dry off in...

Well, I had to escape to the truck to dry off in the heat. The rain was coming in sideways this morning, and I had about 5 inches of exposed fabric between my inseam and belt. Needless to say, that...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2018, 07:55 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Alarm is set for 3:00am, truck is packed, and the...

Alarm is set for 3:00am, truck is packed, and the temp is dropping. Time for a COLD and miserable 3 days of hunting. Hopefully I stick something to make all the crappy weather worth it!


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
2018 LBJ Grasslands

Anyone else going out tomorrow to catch the 20į plus temperature drop? I know I am, @jnd1959 said he is, who else....?

Also, after reading the regulations, I canít really tell if camping is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2018, 12:39 AM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Archery season is different. Sent from my...

Archery season is different.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
I have had opportunities at a legal deer about...

I have had opportunities at a legal deer about 70% of my sits, but that includes Texas and Oklahoma public. Probably a bit lower percentages on LBJ than my overall.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-12-2018, 07:04 PM
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Posted By IkemanTX
Don't feel bad... not only is public land hunting...

Don't feel bad... not only is public land hunting hard, but it is exceptionally hard with the amount of pressure LBJ sees and how low our deer densities are.

I would say it is best to spend at...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-12-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 647
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Posted By IkemanTX
Perfect response. I just wish there were...

Perfect response.

I just wish there were deer out there.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-12-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 26,294
Posted By IkemanTX
Any confirmed LBJ bucks killed yet? Sent...

Any confirmed LBJ bucks killed yet?


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,100
Posted By IkemanTX
Post up your DIY saddle over there. Everyone...

Post up your DIY saddle over there. Everyone would love to see it!


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