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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 09:29 AM
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Posted By ajcarricktx
I was a teenager in Michigan and spent one really...

I was a teenager in Michigan and spent one really cold night in the woods. I was bow hunting on a cold rainy day near the end of October. I shot a small buck and hit it a bit back. I started tracking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 314
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Posted By ajcarricktx
I'm coming back down from Michigan for this. I...

I'm coming back down from Michigan for this. I know I'll be bringing some hunting buddies from here. I will add our names once I get the exact numbers for sure.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2017, 06:51 AM
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Posted By ajcarricktx
I've been waiting for this thread to pick back...

I've been waiting for this thread to pick back up. Nice shot!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By ajcarricktx
Any one know of an outfitter in the raymondville...

Any one know of an outfitter in the raymondville area?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By ajcarricktx
Thanks. I'm not looking for me. I have a friend...

Thanks. I'm not looking for me. I have a friend that's going to visit family down there.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Looking for hog hunt

I'm looking for a guided hog hunt near Raymondville, Tx for a friend. If any one knows a good outfitter at a decent price please let me know.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Deep South camo has a pattern like you're talking...

Deep South camo has a pattern like you're talking about. They're on Facebook


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,267
Posted By ajcarricktx
That coyote is smart. He's hanging out at your...

That coyote is smart. He's hanging out at your feeder waiting for you to shoot the deer. He just wants to be the first one there is all.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By ajcarricktx
Yeah I sprayed it flat black and went over it...

Yeah I sprayed it flat black and went over it with dark green and tan using the branches and fern


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By ajcarricktx
I did the whole thing including the roof. I used...

I did the whole thing including the roof. I used 3 cans of flat black for the base and less than one each of tan and green. I used a cedar branch and a fern to stencil the pattern


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By ajcarricktx
Spray paint pop up

So I have an old pop up sitting around that the sun turned pink on me. I was looking at it today pondering what to do with it. I realized I had some camo spray paint left over so here is what I did....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,146
Posted By ajcarricktx
Congrats. In for ldp Sent from my iPhone...

Congrats. In for ldp


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,146
Posted By ajcarricktx
Hoping for a quick recovery Sent from my...

Hoping for a quick recovery


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,241
Posted By ajcarricktx
Doc my prayers and support go out to you. The...

Doc my prayers and support go out to you. The number of members praying and supporting you squash the possibility of arrogance. I always enjoy reading your threads. I hope everything works out for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By ajcarricktx
I'm selling an Elite spirit 35-45lb bow. It's...

I'm selling an Elite spirit 35-45lb bow. It's pretty much brand new. Maybe a dozen arrows shot through it. I'm asking $700 with and HHA single pin and a drop away...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-26-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 42,810
Posted By ajcarricktx
I wish but it's non transferable Sent...

I wish but it's non transferable


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-26-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 42,810
Posted By ajcarricktx
Hey guys looks like due to unforeseen...

Hey guys looks like due to unforeseen circumstances I won't be making this hunt. I have a fat tire mountain bike and game cart I need to get rid of now if any one is interested. Pm me


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,544
Posted By ajcarricktx
I've bow hunted my whole life and still try to...

I've bow hunted my whole life and still try to take as close a shot as possible. There is a lot that goes into how far I feel comfortable shooting. I've shot deer ranging from 40 yards to 5 yards. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 18,092
Posted By ajcarricktx
Hoping the dog finds your deer. From the sounds...

Hoping the dog finds your deer. From the sounds of the blood trail you described I'd bet he's dead.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By ajcarricktx
I'm in Killeen area and have noticed the young...

I'm in Killeen area and have noticed the young guys starting to chase and spar with each other.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 700
Posted By ajcarricktx
I use the cabelas rain suit too. Quietest I've...

I use the cabelas rain suit too. Quietest I've found and takes up no room in the pack.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,036
Posted By ajcarricktx
I'd have to agree with Nilgai. I put three arrows...

I'd have to agree with Nilgai. I put three arrows in a raccoon once and it still ran off before dying. The first arrow went through behind the near side shoulder and cut the far side off on exit. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,239
Posted By ajcarricktx
Well that's all over the place on answers. I get...

Well that's all over the place on answers. I get it though. It depends on a lot of factors. Mine was a cull buck that needed to go. It made me grab my bow and it's in the freezer. Thanks for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,239
Posted By ajcarricktx
What is a good sized 8 pt

I had this debate with a buddy of mine while we were making some jerky with my Illinois buck. What do y'all consider a good sized 8? Mine scored 128 3/8". He thinks an 8 isn't big till 140". I tried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,824
Posted By ajcarricktx
Shot was 32 yards while sitting. Just behind the...

Shot was 32 yards while sitting. Just behind the shoulder and buried into the offside shoulder bone. He went 60 yards and piled up.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,824
Posted By ajcarricktx
I'm back from Pike county Illinois so I'm in for...

I'm back from Pike county Illinois so I'm in for next round. Oh all the fun targets paid off. 120" 8 point cull buck. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171010/74fef97fa365df0f390ad8295861c787.jpg
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By ajcarricktx
Some of the does here in Pike county Illinois get...

Some of the does here in Pike county Illinois get that big. They're well fed to say the least.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
All is good. No one is mad. Sent from my...

All is good. No one is mad.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
This is the deer I thought he...

This is the deer I thought he was.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/4a1d8ab27900f3f91fe30131b3468067.jpg
I was given the green light on him. Unfortunately it wasn't him I shot.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
Had I known he was this small I'd of let him...

Had I known he was this small I'd of let him walk. I was hunting an older 130-140" 8 point that was decided he needed to go. I thought this buck was him. Either way no one is upset and I'm happy with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
There is a 140" minimum. I wasn't hunting with...

There is a 140" minimum. I wasn't hunting with Hadley Creek. I was scouting my fathers property that he has leased to them. Other wise I'd be paying a $1000 non trophy fee. I hunted on his land so as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
I forgot how big a Midwest deer is till I drug...

I forgot how big a Midwest deer is till I drug him up a hill. The back straps were impressive too


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
128 3/8" not as bad as I thought he'd score when...

128 3/8" not as bad as I thought he'd score when I walked up on him. Now I have a cooler full of corn fed venison and a nice little rack for the wall.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Found him. He went 60 yards and died. Some ground...

Found him. He went 60 yards and died. Some ground shrinkage but overall I'm happy with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Giving him till after lunch to be safe. Had the...

Giving him till after lunch to be safe. Had the arrow of passed through I'd probably be hands on him right now lol. Better safe than sorry.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Arrow is still in him. About half of it was...

Arrow is still in him. About half of it was sticking out as he ran off.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
There was a loud thwack at the shot and about...

There was a loud thwack at the shot and about half the arrow in him. I could see blood from the stand in the binos. Looked good.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
I think I hit the offside shoulder. No pass...

I think I hit the offside shoulder. No pass through and arrow bounced as he ran off. Snuck out and going to give him some time. Better safe than sorry.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Arrow launched big 8 hit. Sent from my...

Arrow launched big 8 hit.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ajcarricktx
Headed out to the oak flat were I saw the shooter...

Headed out to the oak flat were I saw the shooter at. Hopefully he comes with in range this time.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By ajcarricktx
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Wow


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/91d4ac04...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/91d4ac04e2c7ff60abb5b40828be4308.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/5ff2e1fd482f68da19eb6f68d040224f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/03...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
Well lots of little bucks and two 120"ish 8's was...

Well lots of little bucks and two 120"ish 8's was a fun sit. I watched two buck fights and lots of rubs being made.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 04:20 PM
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
Sitting in the rain again. It's supposed to stop...

Sitting in the rain again. It's supposed to stop right before dark. Feeling good about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
Me too lol. No deer moved this morning. First sir...

Me too lol. No deer moved this morning. First sir I didn't see a deer on. Going back at it this evening


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,484
Posted By ajcarricktx
I'm in. Soggy morning hunt here in Pike county...

I'm in. Soggy morning hunt here in Pike county Illinois. Hoping it gets the big ones up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
A soggy morning hunt so far. Hopefully this rain...

A soggy morning hunt so far. Hopefully this rain and cooler weather gets the big ones...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
No shooters. Lots of does and a small 8 made a...

No shooters. Lots of does and a small 8 made a rub right next to me.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,574
Posted By ajcarricktx
Rained out this morning. Sitting on a food plot...

Rained out this morning. Sitting on a food plot tonight


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