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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By bigchiefj
I've tied one end to a post, pulled it straight,...

I've tied one end to a post, pulled it straight, and went down it with a razor knife. Getting caught burning can be a felony.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By bigchiefj
https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/annual...

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/annual_public_hunting/resources/732.pdf
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By bigchiefj
The TPWD book will show the cost and call the...

The TPWD book will show the cost and call the area for payment methods.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By bigchiefj
I'm not sure if they will make the change for...

I'm not sure if they will make the change for 2019 or wait until 2020. The main issue is they award the nonresident tags before the elk surveys are done. Sometimes that works for the benefit of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By bigchiefj
Wyoming Nonresident Elk Draw

Wyoming is about to take public comments on moving the nonresident elk draw from February to June. I'll add the link when it's available.

Just FYI if you want to make a comment.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-19-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 13,121
Posted By bigchiefj
I bet it doesn't take long for the "new" hype...

I bet it doesn't take long for the "new" hype about archery hunting at Aransas to pass. Then the hard core guys should have a reasonable chance to hunt there every year.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By bigchiefj
I personally think it's easier to skin an...

I personally think it's easier to skin an alligator than a deer. Alligator skin is tough so you don't have to worry about making holes in the hide. I think the skinner that's close charges...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-01-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Last year they posted the September 1 draws on...

Last year they posted the September 1 draws on Saturday the 2nd.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-31-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
I'm curious to see how this affects the postcard...

I'm curious to see how this affects the postcard hunts when we see the statistics next year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By bigchiefj
You would have to see if they offer standby...

You would have to see if they offer standby spots. If they got on they could hunt with you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By bigchiefj
Last year they posted the September 1st draw...

Last year they posted the September 1st draw results on Saturday, September 2nd. Maybe well get them on Sunday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By bigchiefj
You would have to contact the area to determine...

You would have to contact the area to determine draw order. You can't tell by looking at the new permit numbers.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
A nonresident quota will mean a certain...

A nonresident quota will mean a certain percentage of tags are off limits to residents. Would you rather have a small chance at 100% of the tags or a small chance at less than 100% of the tags?
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By bigchiefj
Wyoming's system works fairly well for...

Wyoming's system works fairly well for nonresident pronghorn because they have a lot of pronghorn and a lot of public land. You would be looking at a 400 year wait if you applied Wyoming's system to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Some WMA's let you pick hunt compartments based...

Some WMA's let you pick hunt compartments based on draw order and group size doesn't factor into it.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Supposedly they will not exceed a quota so...

Supposedly they will not exceed a quota so applying as a party can somewhat hurt your odds. Of course you're never going to know where your application ended up after they conducted the draw if...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-23-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
The system tries to fill your 3 hunt choices in...

The system tries to fill your 3 hunt choices in order before discarding your application. You should pick "any" as your 3rd choice in your example to maximize your chances of getting picked. How you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Remember for the hunting license thing that some...

Remember for the hunting license thing that some hunts are due before the current license year expires. That means you could force applicants to buy a license that's basically useless to apply for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By bigchiefj
Compressed air is nice for blow drying after...

Compressed air is nice for blow drying after cleaning.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By bigchiefj
I owned a Leer and currently have a Jason. They...

I owned a Leer and currently have a Jason. They leak between the camper and the truck. Water can also get in around the tailgate. Some leakage isn't a problem if you pack accordingly. If I was really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By bigchiefj
Check the BH209 website and your firearm manual...

Check the BH209 website and your firearm manual before using it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By bigchiefj
You need to make sure your rifle has the correct...

You need to make sure your rifle has the correct breech plug for Blackhorn 209.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,179
Posted By bigchiefj
Have you tried shooting gallon milk jugs filled...

Have you tried shooting gallon milk jugs filled with water? Find the maximum range you can 'kill' those jugs and then determine if your rifle needs work. Shoot using different rests too.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,755
Posted By bigchiefj
6.5 Creedmoor is probably the best since we're...

6.5 Creedmoor is probably the best since we're posting on the gun part.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
I wouldn't be disappointed about drawing that...

I wouldn't be disappointed about drawing that hunt. Where else can you get a chance to shoot Axis for cheap?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,931
Posted By bigchiefj
Didn't the State rule that floating over private...

Didn't the State rule that floating over private property to fish wasn't trespassing a few years ago?

I thought the same ruling said floating and hunting over private property was trespassing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By bigchiefj
They will provide you with all the hunt...

They will provide you with all the hunt information. I stayed in some cabins in the park when I was fishing there in 2015.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bigchiefj
That individual is going to have any buyers...

That individual is going to have any buyers hunting in his compartment.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bigchiefj
It's a good deal for the high point holder and a...

It's a good deal for the high point holder and a waste of money for the hunter that's paying.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
I'm sure they're reviewing the quotas for each...

I'm sure they're reviewing the quotas for each hunt now. They don't want to draw too many hunters again.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Correct, each drawing in a category is done...

Correct, each drawing in a category is done separately and your points are applied to every application.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
They probably won't do another draw. They will...

They probably won't do another draw. They will just go with the drawing order until the correct quota is filled.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
It doesn't matter if you paid, they will withdraw...

It doesn't matter if you paid, they will withdraw the permit and refund your money if they drew you in error.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Did you use different ID numbers to apply for...

Did you use different ID numbers to apply for each hunt? What does your status show online?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,179
Posted By bigchiefj
Depending on your rest, 1.5" groups at 100 yards...

Depending on your rest, 1.5" groups at 100 yards could be impressive. I would think you rifle is fine for hunting out west.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-13-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By bigchiefj
Look at the county regulations for deer. It will...

Look at the county regulations for deer. It will outline the restrictions for National Forest Lands.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By bigchiefj
I believe it will improve the drawing odds. Of...

I believe it will improve the drawing odds. Of course it will probably be a small improvement.

The annoying part is those hunts have a lot of no shows because they are free.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By bigchiefj
You can buy a calendar year fishing license, but...

You can buy a calendar year fishing license, but annual hunting licenses expire 8-31.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-08-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 39,047
Posted By bigchiefj
Mr. Grizz83 is right. There's so many folks with...

Mr. Grizz83 is right. There's so many folks with points in each category that you should just look at it as a random draw.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By bigchiefj
Find a full bore bullet your rifle likes and use...

Find a full bore bullet your rifle likes and use the appropriate amount of BH209 to make your dream bull drop!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By bigchiefj
I use it and don't have any complaints. I use the...

I use it and don't have any complaints. I use the application on my phone and the card in my GPS.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,735
Posted By bigchiefj
A good trick is to put a piece of dried dog poop...

A good trick is to put a piece of dried dog poop on a sandwich, take a photograph, remove the poop and place sandwich in the common refrigerator. Also make sure mark the sandwich so others will know...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By bigchiefj
It is really good for small water and small fish....

It is really good for small water and small fish. You can pick up a rod for super cheap online. I have a rod that was less than $10.

I hooked a 16" channel catfish and it took a while to get to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By bigchiefj
I use a big piece of cardboard. Just put it on...

I use a big piece of cardboard. Just put it on the ground by plants you want to protect.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,684
Posted By bigchiefj
I have a cat that will use my underwear as a...

I have a cat that will use my underwear as a hammock if I don't close the door when I'm on the toilet too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By bigchiefj
I had a Magnum feeder timer that didn't recommend...

I had a Magnum feeder timer that didn't recommend Duracell too. It used the 6 volt batteries though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By bigchiefj
Deer and pronghorn for me.

Deer and pronghorn for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By bigchiefj
I just got hit $396 by CO. I applied for deer and...

I just got hit $396 by CO. I applied for deer and pronghorn tags. PP for everything else.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By bigchiefj
You need to look at what you put for your refund...

You need to look at what you put for your refund option. It appears you chose an over the counter license or leftover draw instead of a refund.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By bigchiefj
http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/S...

http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/Deer/2018DeerDrawRecap.pdf

http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/Pronghorn/2018PronghornDrawRecap.pdf
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