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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Texastaxi
Why is the rifle price higher?

Why is the rifle price higher?
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,350
Posted By Texastaxi
Those look amazing, Joe!

Those look amazing, Joe!
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Texastaxi
222 posts and I still don't know if he got to...

222 posts and I still don't know if he got to keep the antlers. :mad:
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Texastaxi
Many "out of the box" forms have a more petite...

Many "out of the box" forms have a more petite face than an actual mature animal. Your taxidermist should build up the face, to make it have more mature features, and to fit the skin. You just need...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Texastaxi
I like the plastic bottled stuff ... with OJ. :D

I like the plastic bottled stuff ... with OJ. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Texastaxi
The good ... you can make lots of money if...

The good ... you can make lots of money if everything falls into place.

The bad ... you're going to spend a lot of money to get started and you might not make any money for quite a while.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,952
Posted By Texastaxi
I don't like it ... at all. Besides the melting...

I don't like it ... at all.
Besides the melting axis, it's just too busy.
And it takes up way too much wall space.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,279
Posted By Texastaxi
If you like 1100s that much, you could buy a few...

If you like 1100s that much, you could buy a few with that $1600.
It sounds to me like you really don't have any sentimental attachment to that particular shotgun ... and what kind of arsehole uncle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,243
Posted By Texastaxi
It was the exact opposite for me, Brandon. I...

It was the exact opposite for me, Brandon.
I was calm until I started to talk ... then I fell apart.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,243
Posted By Texastaxi
My cousins and I spent some time together, after...

My cousins and I spent some time together, after the funeral ... Kathleen (my step-mom) and their mom commented on how much we sounded like our dads!

Shortly after I got done with college, I gave...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,243
Posted By Texastaxi
Mike Chovanetz 7/8/1948 - 1/6/2018

MD Anderson released my dad from their treatment on January 2nd, sending him home under Hospice care. I went home that evening to stay with him. At midnight, he asked us to take him to the ER,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Texastaxi
WOW! This kinda made my screen blurry. My dad was...

WOW! This kinda made my screen blurry. My dad was a helicopter mechanic, during his two tours.
I'm pitching these ideas to my step-mom, and if we go with the ammo can, this would be absolutely...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Texastaxi
I put sixteen of the Commercial Electric 4' LEDs,...

I put sixteen of the Commercial Electric 4' LEDs, from Home Depot in my 40x40x16 shop.
I think it's perfect.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Texastaxi
My dad was in the VFW. They screwed up royally...

My dad was in the VFW.
They screwed up royally and didn't even show up with a flag at dad's funeral.
There's some kind of big power struggle, within the organization, in Hallettsville. It's very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Texastaxi
Please text me the pictures, and I'll see if I...

Please text me the pictures, and I'll see if I can find any info on it.
I'll PM you my number.



If I can find a source that says they used the 75mm in Vietnam, that would be PERFECT. Let me do...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Texastaxi
Everything I'm finding says the 75 was used...

Everything I'm finding says the 75 was used through WWII; nothing about Vietnam.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Texastaxi
Need help from Vietnam Veteran and/or history buffs.

I want to use an artillery shell, or ammo can, from the Vietnam war, for an urn, for my dad's ashes.

The only sizable artillery shell, that I can find, on the interweb, from that era is the 105...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 734
Posted By Texastaxi
My dad was sent home by MD Anderson, on January...

My dad was sent home by MD Anderson, on January 2nd.
Before Hospice could get set up, we took him to the ER for pain.
He was admitted to the hospital.
We took him home that Friday evening, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
Dad's battle ended this morning at 1100 hours,...

Dad's battle ended this morning at 1100 hours, peacefully, with his wife, myself and Tina by his side.

Save me some hogs until we meet again in the glorious hunting grounds in the sky.

Sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
Prostrate and kidney ... but the one that's...

Prostrate and kidney ... but the one that's taking him is peritoneal tumors that have become very aggressive in the last 3 months.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
About 4am dad took a turn for the worse, but it's...

About 4am dad took a turn for the worse, but it's a blessing. He's sleeping now, but his breaths are down to 6 to 8 seconds. He hasn't had any medication since 4am. He's peaceful now.

Sent from my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
We brought dad home today with Hospice. They...

We brought dad home today with Hospice. They don't operate like I'd envisioned, and this isn't any less stressful than being in a hospital. It may actually be worse since we're having to keep track...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
I came to Hallettsville last night to be with my...

I came to Hallettsville last night to be with my dad and stepmom. I laid down at about 11. SM woke me up at midnight saying dad wanted to go to the ER, due to the pain. After deciding that we might...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
We spent 3 days at Christmas, with my dad, and...

We spent 3 days at Christmas, with my dad, and then saw him again yesterday.
It seemed he was declining by the day.

Today they had another appointment with his oncologist.
The pain he is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,353
Posted By Texastaxi
Great to read this! Prayers continue for Lily's...

Great to read this! Prayers continue for Lily's recovery.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
He's 69.

He's 69.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Texastaxi
I love it!

I love it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,722
Posted By Texastaxi
Dad's been in and out of the hospital for the...

Dad's been in and out of the hospital for the last few months.

They tried an immunotherapy, that didn't do much of anything.

He's got a semi-permanent drain tube, installed in his abdomen, so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Texastaxi
Here's a thread I started, on this subject, a few...

Here's a thread I started, on this subject, a few years ago. (http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415111&highlight=mount)

There's a little more info, and a decent caping...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Texastaxi
No, I think it's Mutant, or something like that.

No, I think it's Mutant, or something like that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Texastaxi
There's a taxidermist down in the Angleton area...

There's a taxidermist down in the Angleton area ... Tim something or other, that prefers to get them that way. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 11,582
Posted By Texastaxi
Only TWO more chemo treatments, then Tina gets a...

Only TWO more chemo treatments, then Tina gets a few week breather before surgery.

Today, she had another ultrasound, to check the progress of the chemo.
When they were done, the tech told her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By Texastaxi
Lexan will bend, without breaking, better than...

Lexan will bend, without breaking, better than plexiglass.
1/8" thick would work well for what you're describing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Texastaxi
Yes, all taxidermy services are taxable.

Yes, all taxidermy services are taxable.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,378
Posted By Texastaxi
Believe less of what you hear, they're not...

Believe less of what you hear, they're not rodents or related to rodents.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Texastaxi
I don't have tags!

The "I still have tags" thread made me realize I haven't even bought a license this year.
With no hunts scheduled, and all that's going on with Tina, my dad, and our barndo build, I guess I never...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,378
Posted By Texastaxi
I ate the last two I killed ... actually I cooked...

I ate the last two I killed ... actually I cooked them and took the dish to work and fed a bunch of co-workers ... it was good. I'd happily eat it again.

I slow cooked it in a crock pot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By Texastaxi
My headaches are usually the morning after the...

My headaches are usually the morning after the campfire.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,333
Posted By Texastaxi
He could very easily say you CAN kill 1 whitetail...

He could very easily say you CAN kill 1 whitetail buck, 2 whitetail doe, and all the hogs you want ... NOTHING ELSE. So he's essentially telling you that everything else is off limits.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By Texastaxi
I agree, and the water is really too cold to get...

I agree, and the water is really too cold to get in anyway.
We did 8 dives, over 2 days; water temperature was 66 degrees ... and the visibility was nothing to write home about.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By Texastaxi
I use a product called Mount Protector, on all my...

I use a product called Mount Protector, on all my mounts before they go out the door. For general cleaning, a damp cloth is all you need. Wipe the dust off the antlers, and wipe the hair, in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,005
Posted By Texastaxi
Man, if you'd just put a razor sharp ring around...

Man, if you'd just put a razor sharp ring around the front end of that thing ... imagine the endless carnage! :rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,277
Posted By Texastaxi
It hurts me too! Have you looked in the mirror...

It hurts me too! Have you looked in the mirror lately?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,277
Posted By Texastaxi
Darrel, have you started drinking already?

Darrel, have you started drinking already?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,138
Posted By Texastaxi
Chance does consistently outstanding work. ...

Chance does consistently outstanding work.

What really catches my eye (on your mount) is how well it's groomed.
That sucker looks like he just came out of the salon ... not a hair out of place!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,353
Posted By Texastaxi
More prayers going up for little Lily as she...

More prayers going up for little Lily as she continues to heal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By Texastaxi
Weight tubes will not affect the spine of your...

Weight tubes will not affect the spine of your arrow.

The bigger question here is why in the hell were you shooting a nilgai with a mechanical head? :eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Texastaxi
I bought the rebar, and ordered the concrete ......

I bought the rebar, and ordered the concrete ... doing so saved me some money.
Our 40x80 slab, with #4 bars 12" on center both ways, (6)#4's around the perimeter with stirrups, and (4)#4's in beams...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,172
Posted By Texastaxi
I'm not sure of the legalities, but I'd demand...

I'm not sure of the legalities, but I'd demand that the shop start by paying that "terminated" employee a visit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,424
Posted By Texastaxi
Honestly, that's the best cat mount ever posted...

Honestly, that's the best cat mount ever posted (owned by a member) here.
Maybe you can hang it in front of your fallow, to draw the attention off him! :p
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