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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,285
Posted By Sika
Incredible buck...and being a native free range...

Incredible buck...and being a native free range deer makes it that much sweeter.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Sika
The ONLY two things I miss about living in the...

The ONLY two things I miss about living in the city...city tap water and good internet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 121,728
Posted By Sika
Charge a fortune? Do you realize how much is...

Charge a fortune? Do you realize how much is spent on fuel, vehicle maintenance, dog care and gear? Plus all the late nights, missing things like birthday parties and Thanksgiving dinner to go chase...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 121,728
Posted By Sika
If you are going to do this, please be upfront...

If you are going to do this, please be upfront that you are just looking for training opportunities for your dog and if it's a trophy deer that matters to the hunter and really needs to be recovered,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,616
Posted By Sika
If the arrow just has meat, fat, white hair, and...

If the arrow just has meat, fat, white hair, and blood on it then I would agree all signs point to a low brisket hit and he will heal up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,616
Posted By Sika
Sorry for the bad luck. What is that mixed in...

Sorry for the bad luck. What is that mixed in with the blood? I'm seeing a couple white hairs and something that look like stomach content (gritty) or is it meat and fat? Did you give the arrow a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 121,728
Posted By Sika
Thanks! The last deer we got to track was in...

Thanks! The last deer we got to track was in mid-July (axis) so it's been awhile!
We are going to start doe killing this week so the pups will get some work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,051
Posted By Sika
I thought I posted congrats earlier but...

I thought I posted congrats earlier but apparently I never hit send!

Congrats to all!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,988
Posted By Sika
I'm guessing the dog will find him quick.

I'm guessing the dog will find him quick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Sika
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By Sika
I can't imagine living where there are no deer....

I can't imagine living where there are no deer. Strange concept!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,051
Posted By Sika
Good stuff, congrats!

Good stuff, congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 121,728
Posted By Sika
Finally got to go on a couple of tracks...

Finally got to go on a couple of tracks yesterday.

Drove down toward Fredericksburg for the first one. It was a short track...about 250 yards. Dog jumped the deer and he ran back toward us and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Sika
I would say a fat 4 year old but he could be 5.

I would say a fat 4 year old but he could be 5.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Sika
I used to hunt a little place where they were not...

I used to hunt a little place where they were not uncommon. I never cared about shooting one. Hens aren't that pretty.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 53,197
Posted By Sika
It's been discussed quite a bit. Just do a search...

It's been discussed quite a bit. Just do a search for "humane dispatch."
In a nutshell, you can humanely dispatch a mortally wounded deer as long as you did not cause the injury (not through the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By Sika
must have been the interpenetration :eek:

must have been the interpenetration :eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By Sika
Man, auto correct sure missed the mark on that...

Man, auto correct sure missed the mark on that one! lmao!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
I normally do shoot it with the cock vane up....

I normally do shoot it with the cock vane up. Recently someone suggested turning the cock vane to the 1 or 2 o'clock position for better clearance so I've been doing it that way. The marks on the QAD...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
That's normally how I shoot it. Sent...

That's normally how I shoot it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/8c5563b2...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/8c5563b22220d2334720d04a7331254e.jpg

Just to be sure...what am I looking at here...this *is* vane contact, right?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By Sika
If hogs are causing damage on your property or...

If hogs are causing damage on your property or you are the designated agent for the landowner you can kill them without a hunting license and leave them laying in the pasture. If you are hunting hogs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
Thanks guys. I'll work on the fletching contact...

Thanks guys. I'll work on the fletching contact problem. I hadn't noticed it until today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
Yes

Yes
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
The little raptor vanes that come on the GT's. ...

The little raptor vanes that come on the GT's.

I agree, that could be a problem...but why would it affect broadhead flight? Unless the broadhead just amplifies an existing problem??
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By Sika
Broadhead tuning - at my wit's end!

This one has me and my pro shop stumped.

Set up is Hoyt Defiant - 26.5" draw @ 46 lbs.
Arrows are Gold Tip XT Hunter 400 spine (I've tried 500 also) cut to 26.5"
100 grain field point with 50...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 64,764
Posted By Sika
Do a search for "humane dispatch" on TBH. Lots of...

Do a search for "humane dispatch" on TBH. Lots of threads have covered the topic. During one such thread someone asked a Grayson co. warden for his position and he took a firm stance against...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 64,764
Posted By Sika
..or after dark? I know one particular Grayson...

..or after dark? I know one particular Grayson county warden is very unforgiving when it comes to following up and dispatching a wounded deer in that county.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By Sika
Sorry man, probably not going to find that one.

Sorry man, probably not going to find that one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By Sika
I couldn't tell, did it hit him in the shoulder...

I couldn't tell, did it hit him in the shoulder blade or the neck?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By Sika
Send the video to me 830-220-4747

Send the video to me 830-220-4747
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-10-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,903
Posted By Sika
6.5

6.5
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-09-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By Sika
I have killed dozens of deer with a 22-250. Only...

I have killed dozens of deer with a 22-250. Only problem I've had with it is very poor or no blood trail but most deer fell within sight. Probably 3/4ths of them fell straight down!
The rest we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Sika
Just what I need, a dog that can jump over...

Just what I need, a dog that can jump over fences! Oh wait, I already have 5 of them ;):cool:
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Sika
LOL! I'd love to train a dog to fish...but...

LOL!

I'd love to train a dog to fish...but I think he'd have trouble tying a hook with no thumbs.

OP, don't overthink it.
Just put good obedience on the dog and you can take her anywhere.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,828
Posted By Sika
Pit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Pit


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Sika
Yeah I am super disappointed with the quality of...

Yeah I am super disappointed with the quality of images we get from the Covert.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,208
Posted By Sika
Ive come to believe September and October are the...

Ive come to believe September and October are the two worst (or is it best?) months for snake movement.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Sika
Age ?

This is a buck that's been a regular at both my stands for the past year. Last year I thought he was 4.5 which would make him 5.5 this year...but he looks 4.5 to me this year. If he was only 3 last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,605
Posted By Sika
Nice! I want one!

Nice! I want one!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-07-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,515
Posted By Sika
I see a mature deer. He's neck isn't really...

I see a mature deer. He's neck isn't really swollen yet but his brisket and head say 5.5 or older.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Sika
whitetail fawn

whitetail fawn
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Sika
I have one Covert currently on the fritz. The...

I have one Covert currently on the fritz. The other seems to be fine but it's less than 6 months old. The first one worked for less than year before it started sending partial images and images with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sika
Was it dead? Sent from my iPhone using...

Was it dead?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sika
Arrow in Buck No Blood HELP

Not trying to be a Debbie Downer or anything but I don't see how any vitals were hit.
If someone called me about tracking this deer I would probably turn it down, especially with no blood trail to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sika
Placement too forward and a bit high. At that...

Placement too forward and a bit high. At that angle the entry should be at the back of the ribcage.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sika
Just upload it to YouTube and post the link

Just upload it to YouTube and post the link
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,617
Posted By Sika
I'm a big believer is walking a long way in. I...

I'm a big believer is walking a long way in. I typically park 400-500 yards away.

And, yes, I've gone back to the truck and had deer standing right next to it but I think they know the difference...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By Sika
Call the Silencer Shop. They were extremely...

Call the Silencer Shop. They were extremely helpful with the entire process for both of our suppressor purchases.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Sika
I've been very happy with the Glendel target. It...

I've been very happy with the Glendel target. It sits outside all year. I shoot at it about once a week on average. I've had it 1.5 years, had to turn the core once and give the target a fresh coat...
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