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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By jerp
I've always thought that was a powerful story -...

I've always thought that was a powerful story - thanks for the reminder. In that pre-internet age, the Soviet Union was able to keep their people in the dark - they probably figured everyone around...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects Today, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By jerp
I will be interested to see suggestions. When I...

I will be interested to see suggestions. When I built my plywood blind years ago I really tried to do it right - two coats of primer and a quality paint for the overcoat. However every year or two...
Forum: Traditional Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By jerp
Traditional 3d shoots - 2019 schedule

Here's what we have so far:

Archers for Christ - TBOT Jan 19-20
Paris

Cowtown Bowmen Winter Traditional - TBOT Feb 23-24
Fort Worth

Brazos County Archery Club - TBOT Mar 9th
Bryan
Forum: Equipment and Tuning Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By jerp
In my compound days I would buy pre-cut shafts...

In my compound days I would buy pre-cut shafts and fletch them myself. I didn't buy a saw until 7 years ago when I switched to traditional. Starting with a full length shaft is essential when tuning...
Forum: Recipes 12-09-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By jerp
Drumstick “Lollipops”

Tried this recipe tonight and it turned out very tasty - great party food. I got the idea here:
Firecracker Chicken Lollipops Recipe - YouTube
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By jerp
In my experience it is very difficult to repair a...

In my experience it is very difficult to repair a deep scratch in a high gloss finish and have it look like new. You can’t really fill-in the scratch and if you rub it down with steel wool and apply...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-09-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By jerp
Will gunbroker boot a guy off if he doesn’t...

Will gunbroker boot a guy off if he doesn’t resolve legitimate complaints?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By jerp
Are the scratches all the way into the wood or...

Are the scratches all the way into the wood or just in the clear coat?
Forum: Traditional 12-07-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By jerp
I will start a thread as soon as TBOT posts the...

I will start a thread as soon as TBOT posts the 2019 schedule
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By jerp
Definitely have him do a simple eye dominance...

Definitely have him do a simple eye dominance test -it will make a huge difference to start him out properly. One of my sons is right handed but I figured out at age 5 he was left eye dominant. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,155
Posted By jerp
Looks like a cow with a tiny deer head !

Looks like a cow with a tiny deer head !
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,461
Posted By jerp
Beautiful and inspiring service

Beautiful and inspiring service
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By jerp
Get ready for more of this. Many rural appraisal...

Get ready for more of this. Many rural appraisal districts are increasingly using drones. It will be harder to avoid taxes by having your house/cabin behind a non-fancy gate and not visible from the...
Forum: Traditional 12-05-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By jerp
Two TBOT shoots at Cowtown Bowmen in 2019

Mark your calendars and please spread the word in your corner of the trad community. Cowtown Bowmen in Ft Worth will be holding two TBOT events in 2019. Here is the flyer for the first one -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,388
Posted By jerp
Just completed my annual ritual on Sunday: ...

Just completed my annual ritual on Sunday:

1) Go in the attic and pull down the 10 lighted wreaths we hang on the the windows that face the street

2) Plug them all in to test the lights

3)...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-04-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,897
Posted By jerp
I heard the DA interviewed on the radio...

I heard the DA interviewed on the radio yesterday. She said murder is defined as:
"intentionally or knowingly causing the death of an individual". Whether or not she thought he was in her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By jerp
I was going to say this as well - make sure your...

I was going to say this as well - make sure your hunting rights are exclusive. Some landowners assume their family will continue to hunt the place whenever they feel like it. I got cross-ways with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,173
Posted By jerp
In my opinion TruFuel is a game-changer for...

In my opinion TruFuel is a game-changer for homeowner equipment. When I used to mix it myself I would not go through a gallon before it started to get stale. Since I made the switch I have not had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,532
Posted By jerp
Average NFL careers are short so you might as...

Average NFL careers are short so you might as well get started with as little wear and tear as possible. Case in point - Justice Hill from Oklahoma State. He's not coming back for his senior year...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 599
Posted By jerp
When our boys were young we had a mini-van. Owned...

When our boys were young we had a mini-van. Owned two of them in fact. I resisted at first but I soon had to admit it is the perfect vehicle when you have little kids. We road-tripped a lot in those...
Forum: Traditional 12-03-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 41,921
Posted By jerp
Good shootin' Gary - enjoyed the write-up! ...

Good shootin' Gary - enjoyed the write-up!
Yeah, the new place is small to begin with, and we are discovering there just aren't many deer around. We can't really move, as my hunting buddy bought...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,242
Posted By jerp
What great footage - I really love watching those...

What great footage - I really love watching those critters!
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 41,921
Posted By jerp
Congrats to everyone! Including this morning I...

Congrats to everyone! Including this morning I have 8 sits in a row without seeing a single deer - feeders, trails, field edges, nothing. I did shoot at a couple of squirrels this morning but I...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-02-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,897
Posted By jerp
If she went in his apartment on purpose -...

If she went in his apartment on purpose - intending on killing him - what could be the possible motive? It sounds like a lot of people think that’s what happened and she used the “wrong apartment”...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By jerp
The feeder gremlins are messing with me too....

The feeder gremlins are messing with me too. Yesterday afternoon it didn’t go off at 4:00 like it’s supposed to. When I checked it the clock and throw times were all correct the battery was fine and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By jerp
Talking Not exactly great hunting conditions but here I sit

It’s warm and the wind is howling. I purposely chose a tripod down in a bottom but it’s like sitting in a wind tunnel. Really hazy from all the dust in the air. With typical hunters optimism I’m...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-30-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,897
Posted By jerp
I would think proving murder as legally defined...

I would think proving murder as legally defined is going to be high bar for prosecutors. I guess they must have evidence not yet made public. I am not an attorney but isn't there danger in...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-30-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,897
Posted By jerp
Amber Guyger indicted for murder? Wow.

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/special-reports/botham-jean/fired-cop-amber-guyger-indicted-on-a-murder-charge-in-botham-jean-killing/287-619078538

All I can figure is there must have been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By jerp
I don't have a pic but I made rain guards out of...

I don't have a pic but I made rain guards out of galvanized flashing. It sticks out 6" or so and comes down a few inches on each side. As stated above it does not help much when it is raining...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 857
Posted By jerp
I’ve had a pair of those for 6-7 years. They are...

I’ve had a pair of those for 6-7 years. They are well made and very comfortable. Maybe it’s the moc toe but I think they are somewhat wider and have a bigger toe box than the Chips. (I have a high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By jerp
I have not held up my end on the critter-killing...

I have not held up my end on the critter-killing so far this season. Hope I can play catch-up this weekend!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 632
Posted By jerp
This question first- it makes a huge difference. ...

This question first- it makes a huge difference. I've been a few times to a fancy-schmancy shooting preserve/club in Kansas where we shot planted birds over dogs. I shot high brass #6 in a 20 gauge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,581
Posted By jerp
They've been around for almost 70 years and have...

They've been around for almost 70 years and have a great reputation. I understand they have a Houston campus. If you can swing it financially I would think it would give a big head start when...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,921
Posted By jerp
Regardless of where you stand on bump stocks this...

Regardless of where you stand on bump stocks this is a decision for Congress, not the executive branch. Just reinterpreting existing laws that regulate "machine guns" to include bump stocks will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By jerp
I had a neighbor that was throwing away an old...

I had a neighbor that was throwing away an old swing set so I claimed it. It wasn't tall enough to hang deer so we swapped out the legs with longer 4x4s and cross-braced them. We attached pulleys to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,808
Posted By jerp
Prayers sent Mike. RSV is tough on little folks -...

Prayers sent Mike. RSV is tough on little folks - both my boys had it around that age - in fact it was Cook Children’s that fixed them up. Outstanding staff there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,204
Posted By jerp
Talk about "You had one job!" I think...

Talk about "You had one job!" I think remembering to attach the passenger's harness to the glider would be right at the top of the checklist. He may have set a record for the one- arm hang. It is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By jerp
“Hey you in the blind- try scoring this rack,...

“Hey you in the blind- try scoring this rack, smart guy!”
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By jerp
Been there and that sucks. I got up early once...

Been there and that sucks. I got up early once and raced to the lease for a morning sit (2 hour drive) and discovered once I got there that I’d left my arrows at home. That is when I started making a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,886
Posted By jerp
I think much depends on your expectations and...

I think much depends on your expectations and what you are trying to draw from the experience. When I get excited about an upcoming trip to the lease I am mostly excited about getting out from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 7,771
Posted By jerp
Too bad it didn’t work out. Maybe the Dallas...

Too bad it didn’t work out. Maybe the Dallas Cowboys will hire him as quarterbacks coach - that is something he does very well and Dak could sure use it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,488
Posted By jerp
My only big cat sighting was about 15 years ago....

My only big cat sighting was about 15 years ago. We had taken a lease west of Cross Plains and I was doing some pre season scouting by myself. I was standing on a tank dam when some movement caught...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,043
Posted By jerp
I came across an article about that island...

I came across an article about that island several months ago. It is hard to believe primitive tribes still exist with no contact from the outside. I wonder what they think when planes fly over?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,569
Posted By jerp
My wife likes to fish and camp but has no desire...

My wife likes to fish and camp but has no desire to hunt whatsoever. She will eat anything I bring home as long as I clean it and cook it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,342
Posted By jerp
The day I shot my first quail. What, a quail?...

The day I shot my first quail. What, a quail? (?!) I know this site is pretty deer-centric but I was raised by a man who was an upland bird fanatic. My entire growing up years dad had a rotating...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By jerp
Yeah, my hunting partner has been out there all...

Yeah, my hunting partner has been out there all week and told me the young bucks are running uncooperative does all over the place. A young 8 point came within inches of T-boning his truck on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By jerp
Since a GoPro is the only video camera I have I...

Since a GoPro is the only video camera I have I am giving it a try. I've mounted it on a tpost less than 10 yards from where I throw my hand corn. So far the animals have not cooperated but when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By jerp
Like a lot of people have done, I put mine on a...

Like a lot of people have done, I put mine on a short (48") platform. The blind is screwed down on rubber stall mats.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,589
Posted By jerp
Very impressive accomplishment! Back when I was...

Very impressive accomplishment! Back when I was competing I always dreamed about doing a full Ironman but I never did anything beyond Olympic/International distance. The commitment it takes to do...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By jerp
If you look closely you can see the silicone bead...

If you look closely you can see the silicone bead I added around the window frame. It does not leak at all even in heavy rain
...
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