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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,169
Posted By mmurphey
I've always used the guthook on my Buck Knife,...

I've always used the guthook on my Buck Knife, but last year switched to the Gerber Vital Zip for a guthook. It worked great on whitetails, and it uses standard razor blades that you can buy at any...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-06-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By mmurphey
Women on average have longer necks than men as...

Women on average have longer necks than men as well as the breasts which you point out. There are clearly gender based differences in anatomy even though all the bones in our skeletons have the same...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By mmurphey
We started getting ants in our humming bird...

We started getting ants in our humming bird feeders a couple of weeks ago. Sprayed the bottoms of our deck poles with permethrin and the ants are gone.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By mmurphey
You could put in an underground dry well to...

You could put in an underground dry well to collect the surface water and allow it to slowly drain into the soil. I'm planning to do this for a similar spot in my backyard.

You can buy dry wells...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By mmurphey
I've cleaned many pig skulls, and always soak...

I've cleaned many pig skulls, and always soak them in acetone for several days to degrease before whitening with peroxide. Put them in a container with a lid so the acetone doesn't evaporate. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,774
Posted By mmurphey
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: TEST Forum 11-05-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,068
Posted By mmurphey
Test Google photos

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,299
Posted By mmurphey
I hunt near Meridian with my family and last...

I hunt near Meridian with my family and last weekend we saw several instances of bucks chasing doe and scent trailing them. My wife dropped her first buck too!

Really looking forward to this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,971
Posted By mmurphey
Nue has been my go to for the last couple of...

Nue has been my go to for the last couple of years. Good quality, good price, made in Texas!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By mmurphey
This was my first time out there aside from the...

This was my first time out there aside from the scouting I did when I went down to apply. My buddies and I had a great time, saw plenty of Nilgai, killed a mature bull and a cow calf. Only 9 were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,450
Posted By mmurphey
I was 113! Going the first weekend! I went down...

I was 113! Going the first weekend! I went down early and spent all day Sunday hiking up through through unit 3. Found one herd of Nilgai, about 10-12 cows with a bull. Got close enough for some...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-14-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By mmurphey
In my experience a thermal isn't useful if you're...

In my experience a thermal isn't useful if you're trying to find blood in grass. I haven't had to use it out of necessity, but I've tested my FLIR thermosight on blood in grass over the last two...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,348
Posted By mmurphey
I had a Barret M95 for almost 8yrs. It was a lot...

I had a Barret M95 for almost 8yrs. It was a lot of fun the first few years: Punching holes in tractor weights and old engines, boring .5" holes through 10" diameter trees, killed several pigs and a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 9,887
Posted By mmurphey
Bosque County ...

Bosque County

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,398
Posted By mmurphey
Not same. In the first live pic, his left G2 is...

Not same. In the first live pic, his left G2 is much taller than the right. On the dead skull, they are about the same height.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-11-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,414
Posted By mmurphey
Cool, I felt confident he was at least 4.5, but I...

Cool, I felt confident he was at least 4.5, but I don't have experience aging past that. I was looking at his gut, back droop, kinda flabby brisket, and his neck joining the brisket down low. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-09-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,414
Posted By mmurphey
Age Input on 11pt

This is only my second year using game cameras, and I didn't see this guy on our place in Bosque County last year. I'd like to hear what others think his age is, please let me know.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By mmurphey
I'd also recommend Mike at MC Taxidermy, he's...

I'd also recommend Mike at MC Taxidermy, he's done a couple of Euros for me. Great pricing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,233
Posted By mmurphey
I'm in, but it's still 2 months out!

I'm in, but it's still 2 months out!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,139
Posted By mmurphey
Whataburger, no question about it. Can't...

Whataburger, no question about it. Can't understand why anyone likes the thin, dried out patties at In-n-Out.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-02-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,696
Posted By mmurphey
Thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to have to...

Thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to have to try this!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By mmurphey
I wanted my wife and kids to enjoy hunting/target...

I wanted my wife and kids to enjoy hunting/target time with me more so I went with suppressors. I've since spent much more time driving around the ranch during the day with my kids and wife shooting...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-31-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By mmurphey
I would have guessed 3.5 too, but the consensus...

I would have guessed 3.5 too, but the consensus seems to be 4.5. I've never heard about bucks losing a lot of weight during rut, but that might explain some of the game cam pics I got this year: ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By mmurphey
****...I like the bug bomb idea!

****...I like the bug bomb idea!
Forum: Recipes 01-31-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,879
Posted By mmurphey
Burns cocktail: 1/2 glass of vodka, spoonful of...

Burns cocktail: 1/2 glass of vodka, spoonful of frozen limeade, top off glass with 7-up.
Forum: Recipes 01-31-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,879
Posted By mmurphey
Smart drink: 1/2 glass vodka, top off glass with...

Smart drink: 1/2 glass vodka, top off glass with white Monster (sugar free Monster energy drink, you can use others but this is my preference.) This is not a shot, I usually drink it in a 32oz cup...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-30-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,976
Posted By mmurphey
Very cool, I had no idea 3D scanners like that...

Very cool, I had no idea 3D scanners like that were commercially available!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By mmurphey
Cool, never seen a saw vise before!

Cool, never seen a saw vise before!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 976
Posted By mmurphey
X2

X2
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,006
Posted By mmurphey
I've had good luck soaking pig skulls in acetone...

I've had good luck soaking pig skulls in acetone to dissolve the grease, typically only takes a couple of weeks completely submerged in acetone. Take them out and let them dry, if they still have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,588
Posted By mmurphey
Broad-banded copperhead

Broad-banded copperhead
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,258
Posted By mmurphey
Congrats, hope to hunt these myself someday!

Congrats, hope to hunt these myself someday!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,815
Posted By mmurphey
Upright, much easier to organize your game meat,...

Upright, much easier to organize your game meat, and they require a smaller garage footprint. With chest freezers, it seems like there's always 3+yr old meat hiding in the bottom and a pile of junk...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,630
Posted By mmurphey
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By mmurphey
Nailed it, hahaha!

Nailed it, hahaha!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By mmurphey
Awesome, congrats! How far away from the Foxpro...

Awesome, congrats! How far away from the Foxpro did you setup?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,486
Posted By mmurphey
Answer they're looking for is probably $100. But...

Answer they're looking for is probably $100. But it'seems really a little less depending on the store's profit margin on the $70 worth of goods. The store really onlyou lost $30 plus whatever the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By mmurphey
Haha, didn't notice her before your comment!

Haha, didn't notice her before your comment!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-14-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By mmurphey
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By mmurphey
6x6 posts are pretty heavy duty for a bunk bed! ...

6x6 posts are pretty heavy duty for a bunk bed! But if that's a look you're going for, you could use 16s or 2x6s and box in your own posts. The posts would be hollow, but if the seams are glued...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,120
Posted By mmurphey
Wow, congrats!

Wow, congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By mmurphey
Wow, I've never seen or heard of a Green Jay!

Wow, I've never seen or heard of a Green Jay!
Forum: Recipes 01-11-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By mmurphey
I haven't tried Jackrabbit yet, but I discovered...

I haven't tried Jackrabbit yet, but I discovered just over a year ago that cottontail rabbits are delicious! Even my 4-6yr old daughters love rabbit that has been slow cooked in a stew with carrots...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,598
Posted By mmurphey
Agreed X2. But also, no one claims the shooting...

Agreed X2. But also, no one claims the shooting portion is designed to test marksmanship ability. It's intended to verify that a person can at least manipulate a firearm successfully: load, unload,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By mmurphey
Hahaha, same here!

Hahaha, same here!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,115
Posted By mmurphey
Looks like it has a couple of rootballs on its...

Looks like it has a couple of rootballs on its head! Would like to see how they figure out a score on that mess.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 782
Posted By mmurphey
Los Cucos is excellent Tex-Mex, locations in both...

Los Cucos is excellent Tex-Mex, locations in both Bryan and CS.

Martin's BBQ in Bryan is a great hole in the wall, it's a historical landmark.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,442
Posted By mmurphey
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