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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 08:58 PM
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Posted By HappyM
You should stop calling us old farts names

You should stop calling us old farts names
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By HappyM
I sent mine in.... why haven’t you called

I sent mine in.... why haven’t you called
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
Unfortunately not. He has been run down the last...

Unfortunately not. He has been run down the last couple of seasons and he went all freaky on us this year. I should have shot him at 5.5 as that was his best rack. This is his last hall pass. He...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-20-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
The backstory. When I saw the first pic back in...

The backstory. When I saw the first pic back in Oct I was convinced he was a way post mature buck due to his full neck, arthritis in his knees, falling off backside, etc. Conversely my hunting...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-19-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
I was looking through pics and found these 2 from...

I was looking through pics and found these 2 from Dec 2015. Based on the small double patch, antler conformity, etc I believe this is the same deer. Kinda rules out the 3.5 theory..

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-19-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
Thumbs up Thank you, I see him having a date with a...

Thank you, I see him having a date with a schwacker next year. ;)b
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-19-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
A few more pics 893023 893024 And...

A few more pics

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And a pretty sky pic for grins

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-19-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
One more pic from Christmas weekend this year. ...

One more pic from Christmas weekend this year. Prior to this pic we had not seen him in person or on camera since the OcT pics. 892941

Interestingly he was often seen alone on pics post Christmas...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-19-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
Here is another angle from the same pic sequence....

Here is another angle from the same pic sequence.

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The pics were from Oct 17. The dates are incorr3ct on this camera as the screen is zapped.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-18-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,996
Posted By HappyM
Some are a little older than they look Part 2

Let’s play again. This is another buck we did not recognize but liked what we saw. He is the one on the right.

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Yeah I liked the one on the left too. We can play guess his age next...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By HappyM
Jawbone

So the buck was shot yesterday and this is a pic of his jawbone.891212
His rumen was full and contained full leaves and twigs. The old boy could only eat corn and protein I suppose. Based on the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-06-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By HappyM
Feeder buddy was my target buck this year until...

Feeder buddy was my target buck this year until he snapped a beam. Got a hall pass and a prayer for a come back next year ..... pretty please
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-06-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By HappyM
Some are a little older than they look

We have seen this buck on our place and he was always at a certain feeder. I invite one of my cousins to come hunt him thinking he was on our “not ever going to make a trophy” list and “eats way to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,379
Posted By HappyM
I see it early in the year when acorns are...

I see it early in the year when acorns are abundant. They are very fat and it ripples when it gets thicker.

Here is one of my favorite with stripes

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-14-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,584
Posted By HappyM
I am going to give his weight loss process a try!

I am going to give his weight loss process a try!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,310
Posted By HappyM
That’s the one. Sign at 35 says Six Mile 5...

That’s the one. Sign at 35 says

Six Mile 5

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,289
Posted By HappyM
Dandy

Dandy
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,562
Posted By HappyM
Quail hunting. Shot a bird had the lab ra n...

Quail hunting. Shot a bird had the lab ra n through me and I ended up in a sprinters stretch on my back. Cost me 1 knee surgery and the other one will be soon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,310
Posted By HappyM
6 Mile until the dance hall burned down. ...

6 Mile until the dance hall burned down.
Navidad > trot lines in the river, hunting the oaks, hunting mice in the feed coup with a head lamp and 22 pump with rat shot, squirrel and gravy with Papa...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,373
Posted By HappyM
Amen. Well done.

Amen. Well done.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 10:37 PM
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Views: 20,618
Posted By HappyM
Happy ending. Congrats!

Happy ending. Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By HappyM
Pure awesomeness. Good for him and good of you. ...

Pure awesomeness. Good for him and good of you. I am taking my pop mule deer hunting for his 80th birthday. On his Bucket list. I am certain your uncle is thankful for his nephew. God blessed us...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,450
Posted By HappyM
Tragic, what happened was a tragedy caused by...

Tragic, what happened was a tragedy caused by hatred and evil in a deranged human being. For the record I don’t own an AR because my son owns enough for both of us. What I see in this incident is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,874
Posted By HappyM
You sir have something to be proud of even if he...

You sir have something to be proud of even if he never took a shot with that bow. Well done.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By HappyM
Quality LDPs

Quality LDPs
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2017, 09:07 PM
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Views: 6,853
Posted By HappyM
This one

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2017, 09:08 PM
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Views: 15,880
Posted By HappyM
Prayers up for peace and healing.

Prayers up for peace and healing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,028
Posted By HappyM
East side of town is central Tx, south side you...

East side of town is central Tx, south side you can see the start of the hill(y) country , downtown is the buckle of the Bible Belt, and the west side is the east side of West Tx.
God bless all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 15,880
Posted By HappyM
Some prayers being answered. Some still to go.

Some prayers being answered. Some still to go.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 4,311
Posted By HappyM
As Christ was received in your home, she will be...

As Christ was received in your home, she will be received in His. Prayers for your family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 15,880
Posted By HappyM
Prayer warriors are sending knee mail.

Prayer warriors are sending knee mail.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 15,880
Posted By HappyM
Prayers up for you brother. Medicine is amazing...

Prayers up for you brother. Medicine is amazing these days and there is incredible hope with today's technology. Send me a note when you are cancer free and we will have a celebration hunt at the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By HappyM
He is the one in the pic above. Scored 192-7 as...

He is the one in the pic above. Scored 192-7 as a 6x6 with 19" of abnormal.


I don't have a real good pic of Taco (tall narrow rack)this year. Have seen him a few times but he has not been...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-03-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By HappyM
He is still out there. He grew a bunch of trash...

He is still out there. He grew a bunch of trash and not as much height this year. I have not seen him in person yet but he prolly gets one last pass. If you go to Jsapp's video from last year he...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-03-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By HappyM
Sorry only pic I have. the deer was 9+ years ...

Sorry only pic I have. the deer was 9+ years old based upon historical pics. He is not dished out because all of his teeth are effectively worn to the gum line. His enamel is all but gone.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By HappyM
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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-02-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By HappyM
Info on estimating B&C score

I have been following along on the many threads of how to field judge score. I have been keeping records for some time on our STx intensively managed ranch. the way we do it is if you look at the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-02-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By HappyM
Tooth wear

How old is this one?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,963
Posted By HappyM
There is hope. Much better.

There is hope. Much better.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,963
Posted By HappyM
Yours would look better if you would shoot big...

Yours would look better if you would shoot big deer and lose the hat !
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,963
Posted By HappyM
Sorta partial to these, I like the sky lit...

Sorta partial to these, I like the sky lit angles, a reasonable view of what is special about the buck, sometimes that is a head on and sometimes it's at an angle. I also like a little background to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,091
Posted By HappyM
Been there , done that. They have kicked my tail...

Been there , done that. They have kicked my tail for many years.
In the what it's worth category
- keep your head up, your are chasing a worthy advisory, not just any critter
- for any deer to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By HappyM
It was so foggy Saturday morning in Victoria you...

It was so foggy Saturday morning in Victoria you could not see your peep sight....
Forum: It's All About the Video 09-19-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,154
Posted By HappyM
JSAPP has been great to hunt with. He has hunted...

JSAPP has been great to hunt with. He has hunted with us for several years and knows how to seal the deal. We have also enjoyed hunting with his son who is just as intense as JSAPP about killing...
Forum: It's All About the Video 09-17-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,154
Posted By HappyM
Great camera work..... And a heck of a buck! ...

Great camera work..... And a heck of a buck!

Deer weighed 230# on the hoof.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By HappyM
Dear Veterans

There is no plausible excuse for the disrespectful behavior of a few professional athletes. As for me I am eternally grateful for the immense sacrifices you and your families have made for me and my...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-18-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By HappyM
Sometimes it's better not to know...

A little imagination

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-18-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,495
Posted By HappyM
807529Won't score big but pretty cool if you like...

807529Won't score big but pretty cool if you like wide
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,100
Posted By HappyM
Finest whitetail I have ever seen in my life as...

Finest whitetail I have ever seen in my life as well as one of the finest men I know. Congrats to your Dad and your Mom for all their hard work and incredible results. Merry Christmas.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,237
Posted By HappyM
We have huge deer or a bad scale. Most of our...

We have huge deer or a bad scale. Most of our mature deer are right around 200 lbs. we have had a few at 230 early in the season before they start running.
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