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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,241
Posted By Phorizt
I read a lot of good things about Scent Thief...

I read a lot of good things about Scent Thief last year so I bought a bottle. Washed clothes in scent killer detergent, showered with scent killer soap and then sprayed down my son and I and all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Phorizt
Awesome mount. I drew LRGV this year so hoping I...

Awesome mount. I drew LRGV this year so hoping I get lucky. Iíll be thrilled with a cow.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Phorizt
This is one hunt I really want to go on. Seems...

This is one hunt I really want to go on. Seems like one of the most low pressure public hunts in the state as they've only done hunts for a few years and only allow a few people there each year. I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 8,948
Posted By Phorizt
Between my 2 kids and myself we went 0/30 today. ...

Between my 2 kids and myself we went 0/30 today. There's still a 1/million shot to draw Mule Deer or a Big Time Texas Hunt. Thank goodness for the TYHP so the kids will have a chance to hunt this...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 8,948
Posted By Phorizt
They need to hurry up and draw so I can get stuff...

They need to hurry up and draw so I can get stuff done today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Phorizt
be careful if using direct wire ballast bypass...

be careful if using direct wire ballast bypass LED tubes(Type B). Lots of people have safety concerns over those. The existing lamp holder sockets are designed for low voltage so higher voltage...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Phorizt
yeah it is really ridiculous. We ship a lot of...

yeah it is really ridiculous. We ship a lot of packages and people selling cheap stuff with free shipping from China always confused/irritated me. Not to mention the fact that we spend $60k+ with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Phorizt
If it's more workshop than barn and you want it...

If it's more workshop than barn and you want it plenty bright then to get to 50 foot-candles you would need 9 of the 162W version. This is just an example with this particular fixture because I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Phorizt
If you knew how bright you wanted it(in Foot...

If you knew how bright you wanted it(in Foot Candles) and which fixture I could do a quick lighting design for you.

for example, if you want 30FC with this fixture you would need 9 fixtures:...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-11-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By Phorizt
Iíll be there 11/7-11/10 and Iíll be there a day...

Iíll be there 11/7-11/10 and Iíll be there a day early to scout too. This is my first TPWD hunt, first public land hunt, first hunt in S Texas. Iíll be happy if I get a piglet and just excited to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,126
Posted By Phorizt
Hey we're not far away. Our shop little...

Hey we're not far away. Our shop little warehouse is located over by Granbury HS.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,546
Posted By Phorizt
I'm guessing arrows/broadheads don't survive full...

I'm guessing arrows/broadheads don't survive full passthrough shots at that blind very well
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By Phorizt
Congrats. This was one of the ones I was really...

Congrats. This was one of the ones I was really hoping my son would get drawn for but it didnt happen this year. Save some axis for us for next year[emoji3]


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-03-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 8,948
Posted By Phorizt
Got drawn for Lower Rio Grande Valley...

Got drawn for Lower Rio Grande Valley Archery(Deer, Nilgai, hogs). I'm super pumped. This will be my first ever public hunt and probably the only hunt I get to go on this year besides any youth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By Phorizt
There's a book about the BAmberger called Water...

There's a book about the BAmberger called Water From Stone if you are into land management it is a good read.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,022
Posted By Phorizt
I put in for 3ea youth for 2 kids and the LRGV...

I put in for 3ea youth for 2 kids and the LRGV archery hunt for me so 7 total drawing today. Checked the status on the TPWD website and no draw results yet.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,022
Posted By Phorizt
September 1 E-Postcard Archery Deer ...

September 1

E-Postcard Archery Deer
National Refuge Archery Deer
National Refuge Upland Game
Private Lands Antlerless/Spike
Private Lands Either Sex
Youth Only Gun Deer Either Sex
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 8,948
Posted By Phorizt
I've got my 2 kids entered in 3 hunts each today...

I've got my 2 kids entered in 3 hunts each today with not terrible odds of getting drawn so hopefully one of them at least gets lucky.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,022
Posted By Phorizt
I'm not expecting them to draw today since it is...

I'm not expecting them to draw today since it is a holiday. But I'm not sure how they've done it in the past. So far it doesn't look like they've done any drawings today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By Phorizt
If you make jerky out of meat it dries out the...

If you make jerky out of meat it dries out the fat by removing water from the fat but the fat is still there. Eating jerky would be no different than just eating venison steaks every meal. Itís ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,324
Posted By Phorizt
Based on this the most Iíve had is 1/2[emoji23] ...

Based on this the most Iíve had is 1/2[emoji23]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,925
Posted By Phorizt
Very possible... if he bought them with about...

Very possible... if he bought them with about 225k miles on them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,925
Posted By Phorizt
I shot 2 in a day one time. It is true. Do the...

I shot 2 in a day one time. It is true. Do the math on that. I didn't need any bird boys either. #solodovehunter
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Phorizt
Something I've been curious about on these...

Something I've been curious about on these hunts... if there is some type of guide for the hunt are you supposed to tip them like a paid hunt? I mean a big part of the reason I'm applying for TPWD...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Phorizt
How old in first pic vs 2nd pic?

How old in first pic vs 2nd pic?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Phorizt
that's a brute

that's a brute
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-26-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,725
Posted By Phorizt
Itís a Texas Youth Hunting Program hunt so you...

Itís a Texas Youth Hunting Program hunt so you have to apply through their website. Tyhp.org


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,475
Posted By Phorizt
For the 45-70 did it work ok with the single new...

For the 45-70 did it work ok with the single new spring or did you end up having to add the smaller spring too?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-26-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,725
Posted By Phorizt
anyone have any experience with the TYHP hunt at...

anyone have any experience with the TYHP hunt at Benbrook? The info says it is in an area not open to any of the other hunts. Just thinking of applying for that one for my son since we live in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,619
Posted By Phorizt
I plan on both my son and daughter missing a...

I plan on both my son and daughter missing a couple of Fridays each this Fall to go hunting if everything works out. I applied for a few draw hunts with my son in the non-youth categories which are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By Phorizt
Nabbed one. Thanks for the heads up. ...

Nabbed one. Thanks for the heads up.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By Phorizt
Pretty sure it states you have to have ďproof of...

Pretty sure it states you have to have ďproof of hunters educationĒ . It doesnt say you have to have a physical paper card on you


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Phorizt
Found out the hard way that my google maps...

Found out the hard way that my google maps measurements I did on my ipad for a recent project were not close to accurate. Just downloaded Planimeter to test it and it looks perfect. Thanks for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,797
Posted By Phorizt
Wow thatís really cool. I have a rule... if...

Wow thatís really cool. I have a rule... if there are more things that can eat me on the Tc than game animals I look for a new spot[emoji3]


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,429
Posted By Phorizt
Nice looking animals. Hopefully one of my kids...

Nice looking animals. Hopefully one of my kids will get drawn for this hunt one day.

And that whitetail buck is HUGE. I didn't realize there were bucks like that out there. Only ever read...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Phorizt
If it was Priority Mail file a claim and if...

If it was Priority Mail file a claim and if nothing else you can get some of your money back. If it was First Class youíre probably out of luck. They probably delivered it to the wrong place....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,913
Posted By Phorizt
That doesnt sound like a very healthy or natural...

That doesnt sound like a very healthy or natural way of eating. Why not just eat healthy meals every day and exercise?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,126
Posted By Phorizt
started a small materials supply business for...

started a small materials supply business for knifemaking a few years ago mainly to teach my kids about business/money and hopefully pay off some debt we had. My 8 y/o son(11 now) took $17 out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,281
Posted By Phorizt
a couple of years ago when my brother lived in...

a couple of years ago when my brother lived in Alaska he and his family drove down to TX during Christmas break(that's a heck of a trip in the middle of winter with 4 kids and 3 dogs). On their way...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Phorizt
got that email 30 minutes after ordering a tc...

got that email 30 minutes after ordering a tc from another site today dadgummit
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Phorizt
I used to have a book that was a compilation of...

I used to have a book that was a compilation of Zane Grey's outdoor writings and there was a chapter in there about roping treed mountain lions in Arizona. Sounded like a lot of fun but not...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-18-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By Phorizt
it's on the info for this year's hunt listing. ...

it's on the info for this year's hunt listing. Maybe it hasn't been updated from previous years but TYHP has hunts there this year too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,475
Posted By Phorizt
I've been eyeing these for a while. Never shot...

I've been eyeing these for a while. Never shot one though.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By Phorizt
Just curious what caliber was your daughter...

Just curious what caliber was your daughter shooting? I think the tpwd site said min .243 for the hunt but the TYHP site says if you want to shoot a Sambar then you have to shoot a min .300 caliber....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,732
Posted By Phorizt
I lost on everything. I'm really just hoping my...

I lost on everything. I'm really just hoping my son gets drawn for a youth hunt.

Congrats to those who got lucky this year! Good luck.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,704
Posted By Phorizt
well if it says no yaks you might just have to go...

well if it says no yaks you might just have to go with a standup paddle board instead.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,732
Posted By Phorizt
What time do they typically do the drawings? ...

What time do they typically do the drawings?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 820
Posted By Phorizt
Never drawn but just started applying last year...

Never drawn but just started applying last year so that is a small sample size. I applied for a ton of hunts this year for my son and I since we don't have anywhere else to hunt this year. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-15-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By Phorizt
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Phorizt
looks very nice

looks very nice
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