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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Heard this story on the radio while the wife and...

Heard this story on the radio while the wife and I were driving. This was my exact response! Perhaps if we quit killing deer and instead euthanize them, the animal rights nuts will be ok with it.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,070
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
A&M Poultry Science grad that served a stint in a...

A&M Poultry Science grad that served a stint in a Pilgrims Pride plant. As fast food chicken goes, LJS is tops when it leaves the plant. Just trust me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Probably the closest to you, though I drive 30...

Probably the closest to you, though I drive 30 miles to have work done here - Oak Hill Automotive. Hank Amor is the owner and as honest as anyone I've ever met. Tell him (or Steve) Trey Powers sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I went with A give that choice 8 years ago....

I went with A give that choice 8 years ago. Smaller acreage, but close to town. We bow hunt, kids raise 4H steer projects, animals galore here. They have a more rural life, but the amenities of town...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
The neighbor of one of my rentals used...

The neighbor of one of my rentals used Pflugerville Pfence. GREAT quality. Worth a quote.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
If you plan to go that route, the product is...

If you plan to go that route, the product is Envirotex Lite.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Doesn't matter whether it's Ag value or not....

Doesn't matter whether it's Ag value or not. Matters what the primary use is.

PM sent regarding construction loan.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Amen said the mortgage lender on the horse. ...

Amen said the mortgage lender on the horse.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I have a dozen running around. Never have seen...

I have a dozen running around. Never have seen them come close to the pool.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,677
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
This

This
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
A little slime in the ice machine will make you...

A little slime in the ice machine will make you tough!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
They were voted "Best of Dripping Springs" in...

They were voted "Best of Dripping Springs" in several categories. The masses don't agree with you. We've eaten there at least twice a week for 7 years. Speaks for itself.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
It's my home. I don't know a whole heck of a lot,...

It's my home. I don't know a whole heck of a lot, but what I do know is Mexican food. Flores works for keeping kids busy on the playground while you drink a margarita. However, if you want good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Does he make P&Y?

OK OK. Wasn't actually a bow kill. I just don't know how to judge a rat.

My wood shop became infested with rats after I left a bag of corn in the corner at the end of the season. When I worked in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Find what you were looking for at Collins? I made...

Find what you were looking for at Collins? I made a run at a few on his SC sale yesterday, but man they shot up fast.

Pulled the trigger on a Potts American today. We'll add either a black or...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Wasn't clear on that. Spoons are not made on a...

Wasn't clear on that. Spoons are not made on a lathe. Just threw that in there as I knocked one out while I was in the shop.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-01-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Lathe Work

A few years ago I was blessed to have about $20-30k of wood working machines gifted to me. I use several of those weekly: table saw, joiner, drill press, router table, band saw, oscillating drum...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
SA steer auction capped the show year for us. The...

SA steer auction capped the show year for us. The auction went great. There were lots of kid tears and a lump in my throat when we had to say goodbye to Timothy. From the minute we brought him home...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Absolutely awesome. What stall? I'd love to come...

Absolutely awesome. What stall? I'd love to come by and say hello.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
You were looking right. 4th place heavy wt Maine....

You were looking right. 4th place heavy wt Maine. Nathan showed him like a pro. It's incredibly rewarding to have one of the least expensive calves in the barn and hit it. Millie wanted to know why...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
GAME TIME!! He made the cut in Maines. Classes...

GAME TIME!! He made the cut in Maines. Classes broke very light. We're kicked to heavy wt. Lined up and ready to roll!! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180221/31ff9f2670b1690556f52dd9b759a9ac.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
If we don't class Maine Wednesday morning, will...

If we don't class Maine Wednesday morning, will be in class four with you on Friday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Man, I completely missed this thread the last few...

Man, I completely missed this thread the last few weeks! Congrats to all the kiddos so far!!!

Hays County was Jan 24. My son was champion British with a (cough) shorthorn. In the drive, judge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
It all comes full circle when they try to qualify...

It all comes full circle when they try to qualify to buy a house. I'm a mortgage lender and see it over and over. I'm convinced educational loans are often a terrible investment.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thanks Courtney! You will get a call today.

Thanks Courtney! You will get a call today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Hays/Travis County Guys - Need Help

Hey guys. The Dripping Springs HS theater crew is needing an old 3d deer target for a play they're doing. They only need the back half. A completely worn out target is fine, as long as it has a rear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
It is my understanding this will be one of the...

It is my understanding this will be one of the top 10 courses/golf resorts in the country.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Can't remember names. This was 6 or 7 years ago....

Can't remember names. This was 6 or 7 years ago. One was sent up to Minnesota, I believe.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We proved this as completely unreliable as well....

We proved this as completely unreliable as well. We sent about a dozen to two of the well know aging labs. Comparing the results from the two were not very close. All over the board.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,654
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We have county in a week and a half. Both kids...

We have county in a week and a half. Both kids have a steer and pen of rabbits. One of those steers goes immediately to Harvest House for the cash-knocker. I think we will be fighting one another to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Gamo Issue - Q for you air rifle enthusiasts

Nathan saved his $ from skinning deer heads and bought a Gamo Wildcat Whisperer. I'm at my wits end trying to get any accuracy at all out of this thing. Does the gun suck? Does the scope suck? Any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,782
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Man, good luck to you. I do about 50 euros...

Man, good luck to you.

I do about 50 euros a year. I have never and will never take a deposit or advanced payment. And I've only gotten stuck with one head. I'm happy to have it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Exactly what he said.

Exactly what he said.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My wife gave me two hats, a fedora and a derby....

My wife gave me two hats, a fedora and a derby. Bless her heart. They will be promptly returned.

Only thing I can think of is the time we were waiting in a long line at a store and happened to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Nathan and I jump in the pool, whether 60 degrees...

Nathan and I jump in the pool, whether 60 degrees or 20 degrees.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Call me the ag/timber card guy. When I was the...

Call me the ag/timber card guy. When I was the Legislative Director for the comptrollers office (after doing same for TDA), we knew the urbans were coming after us. We estimated a few hundred million...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I have one is Spicewood with a broken jaw. His...

I have one is Spicewood with a broken jaw. His tongue hangs out and to swallow corn, he puts his nose straight into the air. He doesn't even chew it. Oh yeah, he also has a Mercedes symbol scar on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,505
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I do about 50/year. $125 skull back. Paper thin...

I do about 50/year. $125 skull back. Paper thin nasal bones are preserved and they are completely degreased. I've done probably 100 for TBHers. I'm certain they'd vouch for the top quality. Then the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
On our place, dead dead dead. If one were to grow...

On our place, dead dead dead. If one were to grow a 3 x 1 rack at year and a half, dead. We have a consistent gene that puts out beautiful 4 or 5 on one side and a 2 on the other. Doing all we can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Delete

Delete
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Red dirt and mesquites look like S. Tx. If so, I...

Red dirt and mesquites look like S. Tx. If so, I say 2, maybe 3.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My step daughter has unknowingly eaten venison 2...

My step daughter has unknowingly eaten venison 2 or 3 times a week for a year and a half. She would starve before she would eat a deer. What would be worse for her is to also know she's been eating...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I do 50-60 skulls a year. I normally pass right...

I do 50-60 skulls a year. I normally pass right on by euro threads because they usually are full of junk info. However, Nona hit the nail on the head with. His reply. 100%!

By the way, I get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My point, Bob. There's no problem on your hands....

My point, Bob. There's no problem on your hands. Go kill him and be happy.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Been thinking about him all day. I'll be in the...

Been thinking about him all day. I'll be in the stand at dawn and if he comes in, I'll make the decision then.

Hays, went of I-35, is not AR. I really don't care how old he is. I'm not on a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I would to Clark, but we've had a rough go at it...

I would to Clark, but we've had a rough go at it this year. We've already trailed two bucks with unhappy endings. The little man is on doe duty until he gets his confidence.

I am proud of them....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Backyard Buck - Hays Co

First decent buck to be here in daylight this year. I welcome guesses on score. I have him at 135 (Had to edit. Forgot brows).

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Refurbish Rifle Stock

I bought a Ruger M77 25.06 about 30 years ago. It's been my go-to deer rifle for years and years. My son shot his first deer with it, and the 20 or so that followed. He's 12 now so it won't be long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 814
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Do you find the Stinger 2 blade fliy like field...

Do you find the Stinger 2 blade fliy like field points?

Also, I saw they have an 85gr. Any reason to drop that 15 grains?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 814
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Broadheads for Low Poundage Bows

My son is pulling 43 pounds and shooting 100gr Slick Tricks. It's been my go-to point for years with great success.

anyway, he's hit two deer in the last 10 days with not so good results. I was...
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