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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By jerp
I was pretty happy with their service when it was...

I was pretty happy with their service when it was a Durant dealership, has that changed since it sold?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,841
Posted By jerp
I have a pretty strong stomach for stink but I...

I have a pretty strong stomach for stink but I can’t think of many more retch-inducing than lingering, rotting rodent carcass.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-16-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,085
Posted By jerp
Good and important question. I as well wonder if...

Good and important question. I as well wonder if Trump wins, what the Republican Party will look like 4 years from now. Squishy party leaders brought a lot of this on themselves but I don't think...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By jerp
I was also born and raised there. I still go...

I was also born and raised there. I still go back to visit my mother and see a few friends. There are still some really nice parts of town and improvements have been made but more areas have gone...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-16-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,085
Posted By jerp
As closely as I follow politics I'm notoriously...

As closely as I follow politics I'm notoriously bad at predicting election outcomes, so I won't. I will say this - after all the supposedly superscientific polling, well thought-out and compelling...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 735
Posted By jerp
"I'd like to settle down but they won't let me, a...

"I'd like to settle down but they won't let me, a fugitive must be a rolling stone..." That one line has been my earworm for the last 24 hours for some reason.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By jerp
Speaking of kites I was testing a reel I had...

Speaking of kites I was testing a reel I had rebuilt and was casting an old plug with no hooks down the driveway. As I was reeling it in a kite swooped down and picked it up and tried to fly off with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By jerp
Very nice! I did not know there were largemouth...

Very nice! I did not know there were largemouth in your part of the world. Are they native or were they imported at some point? I bet they really thrive in those lakes.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,085
Posted By jerp
Seeing as how both sides have said the only way...

Seeing as how both sides have said the only way the other guy wins is if he cheats, a peaceful, quick transition is unlikely. Even if the winner scores an overwhelming margin I'm not sure either of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By jerp
We attached a 10’ piece of conduit to the tpost...

We attached a 10’ piece of conduit to the tpost the camera was mounted on - put it on top of that
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By jerp
She learned that from watching the coons - very...

She learned that from watching the coons - very observant!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By jerp
Well, I went ahead and ordered one. I'll post a...

Well, I went ahead and ordered one. I'll post a review once I take it out and get it set up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By jerp
What species of hawk?

This hawk has been hanging around my backyard for the last few days.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200914/ad0c063b23d6e5b9f181db29406960ec.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,480
Posted By jerp
Leaving the hood open helps a lot. I have...

Leaving the hood open helps a lot. I have extensively researched this recently and I have come to no conclusion. There are many endorsements for dryer sheets, moth balls, peppermint oil, a product...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By jerp
That mix should make for a great multipurpose and...

That mix should make for a great multipurpose and very smart dog
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By jerp
Yeah Johnny, you know how it goes in N TX when it...

Yeah Johnny, you know how it goes in N TX when it comes to dove hunting. In a good year you might get a good week or two of shooting starting with the opener, then they vanish. Then you hope you get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By jerp
I’m no help on value but it sure seems like a...

I’m no help on value but it sure seems like a collector/restoration guy would jump on it - can’t be too many of them around in that condition. I love that original interior - brings back a lot of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By jerp
They do have one “ cobra-like” trait. You...

They do have one “ cobra-like” trait. You sometimes see them zipping along with their head and about 1/3rd of their body up off the ground.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By jerp
You got that right. I left my last two out for...

You got that right. I left my last two out for two long after the season. One got uprooted and blown away in a big storm, pack rats chewed up the other one to the point is was unusable.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By jerp
Yeah, it’s hard to know how much to trust...

Yeah, it’s hard to know how much to trust reviews- good or bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By jerp
Any experience with Rusk pop-up blinds?

Not familiar with this brand but reviews are strong. It drew my attention because it is tall at 84” which is what I need for my longbow and recurve. I have used a 80” Big Mike in the past but from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By jerp
This morning I hunted a huge sunflower/dove weed...

This morning I hunted a huge sunflower/dove weed field in PaloPinto County that was full of birds from opening day until the rainstorms early this week. They are gone and none have moved in to take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By jerp
Not a shot fired so far

I suspected this might be the case with all the recent storms. Im sitting on several hundred acres of sunflower and dove weed north of Palo Pinto and I’ve seen exactly 2 birds. Dozens of limits were...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By jerp
9/11 - The Falling Man

Ever since it was published, I go back and read this article every 9/11. Long, but worth your time.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By jerp
Have not seen that in several years - really...

Have not seen that in several years - really funny and well done!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,268
Posted By jerp
Man, that is a fine chapeau! I can’t wait until...

Man, that is a fine chapeau! I can’t wait until I have been around long enough to qualify For one.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-10-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,075
Posted By jerp
I'm not particularly worked-up about the...

I'm not particularly worked-up about the protests, I've just generally lost interest in pro sports.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,368
Posted By jerp
Don't remember where I read it but I like this...

Don't remember where I read it but I like this analogy: "Using a surgical mask to stop virus particles is like putting up a chain link fence to keep mosquitoes out of your yard"
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,368
Posted By jerp
For people who are even slightly germophobic or...

For people who are even slightly germophobic or have hypochondriac tendencies this has been a nightmare. I talked to a client the other day who said he has not left his house since March. He is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 735
Posted By jerp
Forgot about "Where the Red Fern Grows" -...

Forgot about "Where the Red Fern Grows" - classic!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 735
Posted By jerp
How about a few old but timeless tales? "Call of...

How about a few old but timeless tales? "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" by Jack London were written over 100 years ago but they hold up very well - reading them as a kid got me hooked on outdoor...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-08-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By jerp
I don’t have an opinion on how she has performed...

I don’t have an opinion on how she has performed but being chief of police in a big city is a no win situation. How in the world do you keep all the competing groups happy? The mayor, the city...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By jerp
Search threads using keyword Coroplast. There...

Search threads using keyword Coroplast. There are some guys that swear by skinning blinds with it. It is very light, will last a long time and is paintable. The only part that may be difficult is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By jerp
Caught the “Oreo Sounder”

We have seen pics of this black/white bunch and this morning they finally went in the trap. We’ve got a local there who is loading them up and taking them to market
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By jerp
Like many of y’all I have several that I will...

Like many of y’all I have several that I will likely never shoot again but they will be in the safe when I die. A single shot 20 I got on my 10th Christmas, a 50’s era 16 gauge pump that was my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,405
Posted By jerp
Good looking Brit, lowfence - love those dogs....

Good looking Brit, lowfence - love those dogs. Not many pointing breeds that will also retrieve doves
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,759
Posted By jerp
I don’t think there’s any way to argue that there...

I don’t think there’s any way to argue that there are no negative consequences to legalization. Some trying to cash in on the bonanza deny it, but the honest legalization advocates admit there are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 997
Posted By jerp
I prefer morning but one thing I like about...

I prefer morning but one thing I like about evenings is I don’t have to fight myself to stay in the stand “for one more hour”. When it gets dark, you’re done!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,405
Posted By jerp
Hunted a day lease near Moran Saturday afternoon....

Hunted a day lease near Moran Saturday afternoon. Plenty of birds but we picked the wrong side of the field. It wasn’t overcrowded with hunters but enough so we couldn’t move to a better spot. Our...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-06-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By jerp
A good portion of these rioters are...

A good portion of these rioters are over-educated, rich white twerps.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By jerp
Cooking small venison tenderloins?

I’ve got a couple of really small tenders off a doe I shot the last day of the season - just enough for an appetizer. What’s your favorite way to prepare them without overlooking? Same way you do a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By jerp
If you roll into an IRA you have to deplete the...

If you roll into an IRA you have to deplete the account over 10 years, but you can do it sooner if you want. Basically you can take out as much every year as you are willing to pay taxes on. Keep in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By jerp
You will need to know first if it is a...

You will need to know first if it is a traditional or Roth 401k because the tax treatment is different. It is most likely a traditional which means all the contributions were made pre-tax so taxes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By jerp
Can you imagine doing that for the first time? ...

Can you imagine doing that for the first time? Sure, you've had training and know the science behind the Faraday suit but, reaching out and working on a live wire carrying 9 zillion volts must be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By jerp
If I am correctly envisioning what you are...

If I am correctly envisioning what you are describing, can you knock out the existing lens cover and replace it? Go to Amazon and search "clear plastic discs" - they have all sizes and they're cheap.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By jerp
Sure like seeing this!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200904/7c213d1191d1510fb752eabd1188b8a7.jpg
A high of 70 and lows in the 50’s? I don’t know what this may mean for temperatures further into the Fall but it...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,759
Posted By jerp
It's remarkable how attitudes have changed on...

It's remarkable how attitudes have changed on this issue. Just a few short years ago there were "legalization yes or no" threads on this website that were basically 50/50. Not sure when the tipping...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-03-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,491
Posted By jerp
I agree. This is a blatant attempt to get support...

I agree. This is a blatant attempt to get support from the masses right before an election. I’m sure it was suggested by his advisors as a way to show he supports “the little guy” but I’m...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By jerp
Freezer burned venison?

I have a venison backstrap that has quite a bit of freezer burn. Will it taste OK if I just trim off the discolored part and cook as normal or should I just make jerky out of it?
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-03-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,301
Posted By jerp
So you reckon that guy just happened to have a...

So you reckon that guy just happened to have a frying pan handy or is that just his weapon of choice? I want to see somebody do it with a guitar - remember Quick Draw McGraw and "El Kabong?"

El...
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