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Old 07-19-2017, 05:11 PM   #1
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I don't post much but I do enjoy reading everyone's post. Well back in Feb I noticed a ranch for sale in Oklahoma. I didn't act on it then but it did catch my eye. I was still looking for a place in Texas or at least I thought. Long story short I contacted Darton to see if the ranch was still available in March. We set a time to meet and look at the ranch. I was able to buy it and closed on it in June. I have started a few improvements which didn't need many. I have ran power to the shop and installed lights and just completed a bridge over a creek. I have a few pictures to share and more to come. Thanks Darton. You are welcome to come hunt anytime.
If pictures don't come through I will probably need some advice. Been a while. Thanks
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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Nice and congrats!
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:15 PM   #3
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a few more pictures
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:34 PM   #4
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Looks great!
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:55 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:08 PM   #6
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Wow looks like an awesome place, congratulations.
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:06 PM   #7
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:08 PM   #8
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Way to go! Congrats.
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:10 PM   #9
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You bought a nice place from a nice guy! Congratulations!
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:37 PM   #10
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Looks good. Great color of tractor also
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:57 PM   #11
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:28 PM   #12
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You bought a nice place from a nice guy! Congratulations!
Yes he is. Thanks
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:29 PM   #13
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Looks good. Great color of tractor also
Thanks. The Kubota sure makes life easy.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:10 PM   #14
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You are just the man I needed for a bridge and lights and didn't know it! Very happy for you and your family and look forward to following along
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:17 PM   #15
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You are just the man I needed for a bridge and lights and didn't know it! Very happy for you and your family and look forward to following along
Be glad to help you out. I will post more pics when I get home on Sunday
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:19 PM   #16
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Looking forward to it! You have some wonderful prospects with a little growing left to do
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:25 PM   #17
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awesome man, congrats
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:26 PM   #18
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Nice place
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:35 PM   #19
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Nice little ranch!

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Old 07-28-2017, 06:46 PM   #20
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Can't wait for Iamhooked to post the new growth pics! Very nice year ahead I believe
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:35 PM   #21
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Let's have a look the at the possible prospects for the upcoming season! The question is who is the primary target Of course the choice is Iamhooked and the family!
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:41 PM   #22
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Wow, nice looking bucks!
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:46 PM   #23
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Thanks Darton for posting the pictures. Lots of potential bucks this year.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #24
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Lots of options
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:21 PM   #25
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Thanks Darton for posting the pictures. Lots of potential bucks this year.
Can't wait for the conclusion Keep us updated for the hunt!
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:33 PM   #26
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Love the bridge, but I'm skeptical that it will stay. I hate water/creek crossings as I've dumped a ton of money into the two that cause me headaches.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:33 PM   #27
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Very nice place I had no idea how nice OK was/is
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:37 PM   #28
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Love the bridge, but I'm skeptical that it will stay. I hate water/creek crossings as I've dumped a ton of money into the two that cause me headaches.
Was thinking the same thing... Round here, spring rains would likely put that thing over on the next property somewhere...
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:13 PM   #29
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Was thinking the same thing... Round here, spring rains would likely put that thing over on the next property somewhere...
I've got a creek that I will never cross, nor need to. The owner before be did something like the OP, but he used railroad tracks. Most of the railroad ties are gone, but the track remains. I've thought about doing bridges, but I'd want it about 5-6 foot higher. I've even considered low water crossings...I still like the idea of telephone poles, just makes me wonder.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:20 PM   #30
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Congrats, looks awesome.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:22 AM   #31
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Love the bridge, but I'm skeptical that it will stay. I hate water/creek crossings as I've dumped a ton of money into the two that cause me headaches.
Depending on how bad the creek floods is how I design the bridge. With trial and error I believe it should be okay. With poles in place, bored a 1 inch hole at a 45 and sunk 3/4 rod 5ft in the ground. Have not had one come up yet. But again it all depends on how bad it floods.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:35 AM   #32
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Awesome stuff here!
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:56 AM   #33
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Congrats on a great journey!
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:00 AM   #34
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:02 AM   #35
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Nice!
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:09 AM   #36
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I haven't posted about the ranch in sometime. So I am going through pics and decided to give an update. Will try to keep in order.
Spraying food plots in July. Pic from the cabin and an old grain drill I found that I completely reworked. Yes I know it needs painting

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #37
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More pics

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:18 AM   #38
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:21 AM   #39
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Planting food plots

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:26 AM   #40
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Few more

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:27 AM   #41
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Great progress along with quality photos.

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:29 AM   #42
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Made a bar in the shop. No picture of the old barn tin nailed to the front. Turned out great.

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:33 AM   #43
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Food plots, hanging stands and a little R and R

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:41 AM   #44
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My service manager's son killed his first deer

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #45
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A buck I shot and a buck my daughter shot

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:47 AM   #46
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Completed bar pic. Cocktail at the end of the day. That's all for 2017

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:52 AM   #47
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Protein feeders, a few shed horns and a new tractor for the ranch

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:55 AM   #48
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Some land improvements

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Old 04-15-2018, 12:06 PM   #49
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The dream you are def living. Great pics and great looking place
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:07 PM   #50
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Wow, outstanding.
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