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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-07-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By EastTexun
Dont be afraid to look at some used units on...

Dont be afraid to look at some used units on tractor house. I have a used Continental boom sprayer that works amazing. for me, boom works 10x better than boomless if only for the droplet size the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-07-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By EastTexun
Last year, I planted about 2 acres of it...

Last year, I planted about 2 acres of it specifically to see if it could withstand the grazing pressure of my local herd. Normally I/C peas or anything with a growing point above the ground would be...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-03-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By EastTexun
I think you are pretty close, however location in...

I think you are pretty close, however location in the state and knowing your individual deer herd and the time of the year play a big factor too. Just look at the pics of south Houston...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,557
Posted By EastTexun
X2. I just put another 700 in the safe this year....

X2. I just put another 700 in the safe this year. Yes, they have some issues now and then (my chamber was a bit rough on my 300) but they shoot, can get parts, and everybody can work on them if you...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-02-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By EastTexun
I have considered this on our place too. I don't...

I have considered this on our place too. I don't deal with theft of anything, just a bunch of shooting. I haven't yet figured out a way that the cash outflow was worth it for me. Yeah, I like the big...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By EastTexun
With that brisket, sway back and potbelly that...

With that brisket, sway back and potbelly that deer is plenty old enough to shoot, especially for a youngster.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,885
Posted By EastTexun
Been peeing in them for a few years and it works...

Been peeing in them for a few years and it works wonders. Had a neighbor that would actually drain a buck's bladder and cut out the hocks as well and keep them in his freezer. He used those to make...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By EastTexun
What is also interesting about this specific buck...

What is also interesting about this specific buck is his antler characteristics have always been unique as compared to the rest of the bucks we see. Very seldom do we have narrow racked, high horn...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By EastTexun
I agree, its fun and interesting to see how they...

I agree, its fun and interesting to see how they change seemingly overnight. I have always wanted to post this group of pics and finally found some 2012 pics. Glad you enjoyed them.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By EastTexun
I honestly believe he won't get much bigger or...

I honestly believe he won't get much bigger or grow that third main beam again. We had the best spring this year we could ask for, he came through 2014 in much better shape, and I had the best summer...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By EastTexun
Interesting Age Progression

This is an pretty cool age progression of a buck that I have been watching since at least 2011. At 2011 I aged this deer at 2.5 and he has been a regular on camera ever since then. Interestingly...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
Posted By EastTexun
x2. I load for 2 different 308s and both are...

x2. I load for 2 different 308s and both are either 150 or 165 gamekings. Great terminal performance, excellent accuracy and not too expensive. I shoot a lot of Sierra's and they have yet to let me...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-28-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By EastTexun
That looks real good!

That looks real good!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By EastTexun
That will work great. Tell me more about this...

That will work great. Tell me more about this smoking tray... I looked it up online and its pretty interesting. How do the pellets work as compared to actual wood? I have only used our old school...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,301
Posted By EastTexun
If I were you, I would do everything you can to...

If I were you, I would do everything you can to hunt this coming weekend over Halloween. Between Halloween and the first weekend in November the rut should blow up around us and you need to be there...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
When I checked my food plots on Sunday afternoon,...

When I checked my food plots on Sunday afternoon, I noticed that this weekend's rain provided the spark for my clovers and remaining cereal grains to sprout. It doesn't take long for growth to occur...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By EastTexun
Agreed. A fawn with spots is coyote bait in my...

Agreed. A fawn with spots is coyote bait in my mind. I can't do that.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
With that sand we have, you probably have little...

With that sand we have, you probably have little to worry about, especially since you cultipacked on top of it. I know we got about .7 inches so far last I checked. Heading north tonight so I can...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By EastTexun
On THF there are a lot of folks that preach this...

On THF there are a lot of folks that preach this same philosophy. Theory has merit, but not sure if it that has ever been really tested. Makes sense though that an ophaned fawn would stay close for a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By EastTexun
Honestly, I believe they do slightly different...

Honestly, I believe they do slightly different things. A drag harrow scratches the ground and will cover seeds, but doesn't do much for soil compaction. A cultipacker will drive seeds into the soil a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By EastTexun
I am not in your area, but our ranch is super...

I am not in your area, but our ranch is super sandy and our rainfall has been less than cooperative in certain years. What do you mean by spring plot? What months do you want to provide forage? Most...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
Good deal! I meant to ask you, how are you...

Good deal! I meant to ask you, how are you strapping your Solo on? Do you put the strap behind your neck, or somehow else? I never could get comfortable with mine and added 2 sling swivels to it so...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By EastTexun
You are just north of me...What is occurring on...

You are just north of me...What is occurring on our place right now is lots of buck movement due to rut heating up, acorns falling, and lots of folks in the woods turning on feeders, planting, and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-21-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By EastTexun
Winter rye, not ryegrass, wheat and oats will all...

Winter rye, not ryegrass, wheat and oats will all work. Since you are going to toss it out like that, I would go 150 lbs/acre or maybe even 200 lbs/acre. You are basically making up for the seed that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
UF, you slinging seed yet? Looks like our best...

UF, you slinging seed yet? Looks like our best bet for rain is a day or two out. I need it bad, as I know you do too. A lot of my seed germinated already, but more water is needed badly.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-16-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,975
Posted By EastTexun
With you there..I got about a half inch the week...

With you there..I got about a half inch the week after and now its been 2 weeks with nothing but hot air. I am afraid to run up and check cameras and see my burnt up rye and oats. Looks like a good...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-08-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By EastTexun
You can get Sportsman 2's for $1295 from Hydrilla...

You can get Sportsman 2's for $1295 from Hydrilla Gear all day long. I have duals on my BassCat and they get abused. Honestly, the mount probably takes more abuse than the actual poles, and the issue...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-05-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By EastTexun
My money is on 2.5 then. Those deer grow big down...

My money is on 2.5 then. Those deer grow big down there.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-05-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,301
Posted By EastTexun
I gotcha on the intentional planting of oats...

I gotcha on the intentional planting of oats separate from rye. When I was in college and working on an undergrad thesis, I planted 32 test plots (I think) that were separate to determine preference...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-05-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By EastTexun
Is that a Lovelady deer or northern Houston...

Is that a Lovelady deer or northern Houston County?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-05-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,301
Posted By EastTexun
Sounds like you are getting the hang of things...

Sounds like you are getting the hang of things the second time around. I planted a week before you and I have about an inch of growth out of the rye already. A little more rain in the next week or...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-28-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
If the seed was already mixed when it was...

If the seed was already mixed when it was purchased, most likely the clover would already be inoculated. I create my own mixes, so I inoculate before adding to the mix, or in this year's case, I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
I do when I can, depending on weather and...

I do when I can, depending on weather and condition of the pastures. If I have sprayed previously and done things right, I can no till no problem on all of my areas. If I haven't been able to mow or...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-28-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 196,066
Posted By EastTexun
Here's a pic of my 1950's model "Plotmaster" that...

Here's a pic of my 1950's model "Plotmaster" that I put together this year. Been using the drill, a JD FBB for a few years and picked up the Brillion cultipacker this year. Also spent some time this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By EastTexun
x2. I have seen others that have a punch-out to...

x2. I have seen others that have a punch-out to run a cord through. I run a dehumidifier in mine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By EastTexun
They go on sale generally for every major holiday...

They go on sale generally for every major holiday and will take rain checks. If you can hold out for Thanksgiving, I am almost certain they will be on sale.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By EastTexun
If that still doesn't cut it, we always used a...

If that still doesn't cut it, we always used a kit with acid to etch the tank and a second material to re-coat the interior. We did a bunch like that and they never gave us any more problems after...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By EastTexun
The issue with buildup in the chamber will...

The issue with buildup in the chamber will continue the more you shoot it based on my experience. I periodically brush out the plastic in the chamber area 1-2x a year using the above methods and its...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,733
Posted By EastTexun
250 acres, 3 protein feeders, can easily put out...

250 acres, 3 protein feeders, can easily put out 1000 lbs a month if I wanted, more so in August-October. The first year or two they hit it lightly, then its a free for all after that.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-08-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By EastTexun
Could be 15-18 per bag depending on the variety.

Could be 15-18 per bag depending on the variety.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-08-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By EastTexun
Gotcha. You can still plant a few different...

Gotcha. You can still plant a few different varieties to test and you might be surprised at what the deer prefer in your area. That is how I determined what worked the best for me and what just...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-08-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By EastTexun
If you are going to have that local farm plant...

If you are going to have that local farm plant for you, why don't you run some side by side and tell us how they do?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-08-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By EastTexun
This is good advice here regarding droplet size....

This is good advice here regarding droplet size. I have a commercial 500 gallon sprayer, and the droplet size is super tiny, but it provides a much better kill than my 4 wheeler mounted sprayer that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-08-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By EastTexun
I have never tried them,but I have read they make...

I have never tried them,but I have read they make good early season forage. My issue would be that they are expensive...and in my neck of the woods would be gone ASAP.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-08-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By EastTexun
I have drilled BFO side by side with seed oats...

I have drilled BFO side by side with seed oats and feed oats. BFO seems to be slightly more preferred when fertilized the same, but it wasn't so much that I would buy them again. Listening to one of...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-03-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By EastTexun
I have never rented a drill. Mine is a 8ft 50's...

I have never rented a drill. Mine is a 8ft 50's model JD that I rescued from a field a few years back Big question I would have is whether its a no till or just a conventional drill. I can use mine...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By EastTexun
Those are some of the lowest planting rates I...

Those are some of the lowest planting rates I have ever seen. Both warm and cool season plantings are super low...not sure why.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By EastTexun
This year I am using both seed boxes on my drill,...

This year I am using both seed boxes on my drill, one of which is for big seeds like oats and rye and one for the small seeds like clover. The larger seeds will actually be drilled in about an inch,...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-03-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By EastTexun
Good point...didn't see that. For myself, I am...

Good point...didn't see that. For myself, I am planting a combo of 100lbs/acre of oats and rye mixed 50/50 on all of my food plots. On selected areas I will add about 10lbs/acre of Crimson clover...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-02-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By EastTexun
This thread has a lot of good info already ...

This thread has a lot of good info already
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10438744#post10438744
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