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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jerp
“More than likely he spent your deposit and...

“More than likely he spent your deposit and doesn’t have it to give back

That is my guess - some of those guys live close to the edge, financially. He may live off of deposits in the off season...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By jerp
Buck running with a fawn?

Part of my early morning bike ride takes me through the park/camping area on the west side of Benbrook lake. I often see deer there - your normal groups of does with fawns and occasionally a lone...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,422
Posted By jerp
Yeah when I got older I won a few scraps and got...

Yeah when I got older I won a few scraps and got my pride back. I gotta think though, that taking that first whippin probably helped. You got to get punched a few times to get over the fear of it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,422
Posted By jerp
I hate bullies. Kid bullies, workplace bullies,...

I hate bullies. Kid bullies, workplace bullies, political bullies, all of them. It probably goes back to an incident in the 7th grade - I tried to stand up for a nerdy kid that was getting picked on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By jerp
Great clip. In addition to the great Aretha...

Great clip. In addition to the great Aretha Franklin there are some stud musicians in that movie - Matt “Guitar ” Murphy, “Blue Lou” Marino, Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn - those guys were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By jerp
That looks like a great way to quietly get back...

That looks like a great way to quietly get back and forth to the stand without getting your heart rate up and sweating through your clothes. (that's why I quit doing it on a regular bike after a few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By jerp
They look they would be fairly easy to build if...

They look they would be fairly easy to build if you know how to weld. Just a simple frame with feet made of square tubing with 1/2 a hog panel welded to it. (for an 8 footer.) If you didn't want...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 709
Posted By jerp
Let go of an arrow while looking at a game animal.

Let go of an arrow while looking at a game animal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By jerp
Last year my hunting buddy bought a place and the...

Last year my hunting buddy bought a place and the previous owner left behind feed pens made from portable interlocking panels. We moved some feeders around and it was incredibly easy - I'm a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By jerp
I remember that - that year they were millions of...

I remember that - that year they were millions of them drifted up like leaves. A kid at the station where I stop in Cisco was cleaning them up with a shop vac - said he had about filled the dumpster!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By jerp
Online hunting license

FYI - as of today the system is up and running. Took me about 3 minutes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By jerp
Me too - the chirping is annoying. I have...

Me too - the chirping is annoying. I have squashed about 10 this week and I am on the 3rd floor - how do they get here?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By jerp
Donít worry about it. The only way to avoid a...

Donít worry about it. The only way to avoid a nut-kicking around here is to never post anything.:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By jerp
Looks like slime mold to me. Does not usually do...

Looks like slime mold to me. Does not usually do permanent damage.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,580
Posted By jerp
This happened when moving mine. I probably...

This happened when moving mine. I probably cranked down a little to hard on the ratchet straps because it was pretty deformed when I got to the lease and took it off the trailer. After a day in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 24,350
Posted By jerp
A couple years ago I was sitting in a tripod when...

A couple years ago I was sitting in a tripod when I heard a thunderclap in the distance. I looked at the radar on my phone to see a big red blob bearing down on me. It was one of those pop-up storms...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By jerp
Never seen one of those either - how long was it?

Never seen one of those either - how long was it?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,580
Posted By jerp
Thanks reaper!

Thanks reaper!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 792
Posted By jerp
I took a few tennis lessons when I was a young...

I took a few tennis lessons when I was a young kid. The coach got frustrated with me because I never used a backhand - my instinct was to switch the racquet and hit forehands from both sides.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By jerp
Question about battery powered tools.

Iím looking at buying a battery powered compact reciprocating saw (already have a corded one) I was going to go with Dewalt (tool only) because I already have two 20v batteries for my Dewalt drill....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 792
Posted By jerp
Today is International Left-Handers Day!

https://www.lefthandersday.com/

How many true southpaws do we have around here? I once took a detailed "handedness" test that a university was doing for research and it said I was only 20% left...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,535
Posted By jerp
If this things holds together it looks like you...

If this things holds together it looks like you might finally get a decent amount there this afternoon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,580
Posted By jerp
I am considering using pop rivets to attach the...

I am considering using pop rivets to attach the plexiglass peek windows - do you happen to know how thick the blind wall is?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,535
Posted By jerp
From Friday through this morning we have gotten...

From Friday through this morning we have gotten 2.5". 70% chance again this afternoon. It is amazing how quickly everything greens-up. Happy grass at my house!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,580
Posted By jerp
Good work! My Krivo has 3 shooting windows so...

Good work! My Krivo has 3 shooting windows so I'm going to add peek windows so I can see what's coming in from the side. I was going to install a clear window with a flap curtain like you did, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By jerp
Years ago I reconfigured my backyard (moved...

Years ago I reconfigured my backyard (moved fences, put in beds) so the original sprinkler system does not cover efficiently. I know the long term answer is a redesign - moving some heads and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By jerp
Being both a Glen Campbell fan and the son of a...

Being both a Glen Campbell fan and the son of a father who suffered with dementia that chokes me up. Very powerful
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By jerp
Ha! My feelings exactly. There was a time that...

Ha! My feelings exactly. There was a time that pulling an all-nighter in the stand to get a shot at a pig seemed like great fun. Now, nocturnal pigs live a long life where I hunt. Darkness now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By jerp
I drove through a heavy shower west of Ft Worth...

I drove through a heavy shower west of Ft Worth on the way home yesterday but not a drop at my house. They are now predicting 90-100% chance Sunday and Monday - fingers crossed!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By jerp
Never thought about a roof over a pop up but it...

Never thought about a roof over a pop up but it is an interesting idea - especially if it is in an open area. The shade would be helpful I would think.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-08-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By jerp
I have fed protein on smaller low fence places...

I have fed protein on smaller low fence places for years but I’m not deluded enough to think I am “managing the herd”, or growing big bucks to shoot years later. I just think it might help the deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 699
Posted By jerp
I have always had that box checked but I assume...

I have always had that box checked but I assume I’m now too old to be a donor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By jerp
BeetleGuy that is a tough read for anyone - I...

BeetleGuy that is a tough read for anyone - I can't imagine what it must be like for you. The same thing happened in my dad's hometown of Grapeland in 2004. One dead and around 30 hospitalized. If...
Forum: Traditional 08-08-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By jerp
I have been using a feather rest on my recurve...

I have been using a feather rest on my recurve for the last 4 years. they are quite durable - during that time I have replaced it once.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By jerp
I bought a couple of old trees at the Goodwill...

I bought a couple of old trees at the Goodwill store for $15 each. I agree that the deer pay no attention to a blind after a while, camo'ed or not. However things often change with a window open...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By jerp
Nice set-up - apparently the bucks like it! An...

Nice set-up - apparently the bucks like it! An alternative to the camo netting would be to attach limbs from an old artificial Christmas Tree. Here's one I did:

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,774
Posted By jerp
:DIn a ground blind I will be in shorts and a...

:DIn a ground blind I will be in shorts and a long sleeve black Under Armour Heat Gear shirt. In a tripod I will be in shorts and a short sleeved shirt under a mesh ASAT leafy suit. If it is over 90...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By jerp
This is a good point. The majority of us hunt...

This is a good point. The majority of us hunt private property so we would be largely unaffected by a wave of new crossbow hunters hitting the woods in October. However it may be a different story...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,510
Posted By jerp
I drove by there last weekend on the way to Ft...

I drove by there last weekend on the way to Ft Davis. It was sad to see the pool abandoned on a hot summer day - those few little businesses around there must be having a rough summer. Glad to hear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By jerp
Yeah, online starts 8/15 as well

Yeah, online starts 8/15 as well
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By jerp
X2 - I have been doing online it for quite a few...

X2 - I have been doing online it for quite a few years now. I enter my number and it pulls up my info. A couple clicks plus the HIP certification and you are done. Mine has always arrived in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By jerp
This weekend I saw for the first time that...

This weekend I saw for the first time that commercial with the guy shooting 100 yard groups with a crossbow. Impressive, but made me cringe a bit. I knew they are popular but I’m surprised to hear...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-06-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By jerp
I don't think there is any question that...

I don't think there is any question that opportunity is not evenly distributed. Why else would we hold in such high regard those who "came from nothing" and became successful? I am all for doing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By jerp
My roommate and I had one in college - his name...

My roommate and I had one in college - his name was Shep. Great pet with a lot of personality. My roommate recorded the entire side of a cassette tape of him saying “F-off” and would play it in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,238
Posted By jerp
Around DFW we have a pretty good chance of rain...

Around DFW we have a pretty good chance of rain Wednesday Thursday Friday. Is that in the forecast for Central Texas? It wonít be a drought-breaker but can sure use it.

Edit - looks like my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,982
Posted By jerp
$20 Mexican flea market special. My dermatologist...

$20 Mexican flea market special. My dermatologist approves!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,729
Posted By jerp
Using the old 220 minus your age method to...

Using the old 220 minus your age method to compute maximum heart rate, at 163 you were close to red-lining. Pretty good that you could hold it at that level for that long. I need to look into...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,729
Posted By jerp
Took my bike into the shop yesterday - they are...

Took my bike into the shop yesterday - they are installing a 11-28. I think my legs will appreciate the extra teeth on the steeper hills. My cardio fitness is still pretty good so I can still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,742
Posted By jerp
Might want to consider these as an alternative: ...

Might want to consider these as an alternative:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666514
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-02-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,900
Posted By jerp
True. I'm not sure I could forgive/forget my...

True. I'm not sure I could forgive/forget my opponent attaching the word "lying" to my name whenever he mentioned me, (while giving no examples of lies) much less if he said my father was involved in...
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