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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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Posted By jerp
Iím eating that crow! I was never a hater but a...

Iím eating that crow! I was never a hater but a couple years ago I did not believe he would ever win again. Neither did a lot people, including his doctors. Very very impressive!
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,624
Posted By jerp
Wow, the scene at 18 is like nothing I’ve ever...

Wow, the scene at 18 is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. That walk-up must have been overwhelming. You could almost feel the energy from the crowd coming through the television!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-22-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By jerp
For generations, “Texas Democrat” defined people...

For generations, “Texas Democrat” defined people that were basically conservative, somewhat populist and largely blue collar. Their stated mission was standing up for the “common man” against the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,435
Posted By jerp
Two of my favorite quotes about risk taking: ...

Two of my favorite quotes about risk taking:

“A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not what ships are built for”

“ Of the saddest words of tongue and pen, the saddest are, what might have...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-21-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By jerp
There is no simple, succinct answer. There is a...

There is no simple, succinct answer. There is a wide spectrum of ideology among Democrats as well as Republicans. If I had to boil it down I would say it has to do with the size of government, what...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By jerp
I wonder how many major league managers have been...

I wonder how many major league managers have been fired after four years in which he won two division titles and a manager of the year. He must have really lost the players along the way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By jerp
I was curious so I looked it up - 32 different...

I was curious so I looked it up - 32 different pitchers have taken the mound for the Rangers this year. Team ERA is around 5. The fact that Bartolo Colon - who nobody thought would make any team -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By jerp
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/ran...

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2018/09/21/will-next-texas-rangers-manager-breaking-9-candidates-don-wakamatsu-mike-lowell
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By jerp
I certainly don't know what goes on in the...

I certainly don't know what goes on in the clubhouse - I'm sure JD has his reasons. However, I've watched at least part of every game this season and it doesn't look like the players have quit on him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jerp
Better this weekend than next I guess

Here we go! Next 24 hours is looking pretty soggy. I'll always take the rain but it's really bad timing for the cotton farmers.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By jerp
I liked the way he managed- maybe too old school...

I liked the way he managed- maybe too old school for todayís pampered players? Seems like a genuinely nice guy too - wife and I had a nice chat with him at spring training
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By jerp
Bye bye Bannie!

Rangers fired Bannister. I really donít understand this.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By jerp
Season before last I dozed-off while hunting in a...

Season before last I dozed-off while hunting in a 12 foot tripod. I kinda jerked awake and almost tumbled out head first. Really scared me - I have since added a seat belt to all of our tripods.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,091
Posted By jerp
Considering that all we are seeing on camera is...

Considering that all we are seeing on camera is the same small handful of does showing up early and late I will not do an extended sit until the rut. There are football games to watch mid day
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,286
Posted By jerp
Who posted it?

Who posted it?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By jerp
For the first few months my blind was out, the...

For the first few months my blind was out, the deer would always stare at it a bit when they came into the feeder. After a while it just became part of the landscape I guess because they donít even...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By jerp
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By jerp
Alpine Taxidermy - south Ft Worth ...

Alpine Taxidermy - south Ft Worth

https://www.alpinetaxidermy.com/
Forum: Traditional 09-19-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,528
Posted By jerp
Good to revisit this, no matter your experience....

Good to revisit this, no matter your experience. There are many good tips on this thread but the one piece of advice that sticks with me the most is something Buff said in his post:

"Every time...
Forum: Traditional 09-18-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,651
Posted By jerp
Wow. This thread was resurrected from 8 years...

Wow. This thread was resurrected from 8 years ago! There are some folks who posted on the original thread who we have not heard from in a long time. To answer the question, I shoot no more than 3 at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By jerp
I agree. Expectations are always so high when you...

I agree. Expectations are always so high when you get on a new place. So much of Texas looks like great deer habitat, but that does not necessarily mean that deer actually live there. You spend many...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,927
Posted By jerp
I am driving an 09' Tacoma I bought new. (SR5...

I am driving an 09' Tacoma I bought new. (SR5 4x4) The only thing I have done to customize is BFG AT 265s - the biggest tire you can run without a lift. It has been my daily driver and lease...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By jerp
Dang Jeff, I thought I was a lease-hopper!

Dang Jeff, I thought I was a lease-hopper!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,263
Posted By jerp
I'll bet properties in that price range and...

I'll bet properties in that price range and higher change hands pretty often - we just don't hear about it. Heck, the Waggoner Ranch was purchased last year - by an individual - for $725 million.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By jerp
[/B] We lost a couple that way too - pretty...

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We lost a couple that way too - pretty common I guess. Lost a couple more because our group fell apart. Had two that looked like great habitat but we saw very few deer. In both those cases...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By jerp
Almost 10 years ago now I set out to build "the...

Almost 10 years ago now I set out to build "the perfect bow ground blind". Dimensions:
73" wide
78" deep
70" tall
It has been great to hunt out of. It is still in use - I've repainted every...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By jerp
This may go back a bit farther than 20 years -...

This may go back a bit farther than 20 years - let's see if I can remember them all....
1st was near Gorman
2nd near Loving
3rd was near Archer City
4th around Cross Plains
5th south of Putnam...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,917
Posted By jerp
I don't have much faith in any 10 day forecast...

I don't have much faith in any 10 day forecast but right now it says a high of 75 with scattered rain for our area as well. I will certainly take that!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,100
Posted By jerp
Looks good to me. Question though, can you eat...

Looks good to me. Question though, can you eat all of that at one sitting?
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By jerp
How far will your trad bow shoot?

Reading Arvinís thread about setting the flight archery selfbow record got me wondering. Have you ever seen how far your hunting rig will fling an arrow? Say a 50# modern recurve or longbow with...
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By jerp
Those are some cool looking arrows - good luck...

Those are some cool looking arrows - good luck getting them bloody!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By jerp
Actually that looks like the large majority of...

Actually that looks like the large majority of the pics from our trail cams.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By jerp
Bug I.D

These little green bugs are everywhere, swarming my backyard
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By jerp
Yes, we are in Shackleford County around Moran....

Yes, we are in Shackleford County around Moran. Fortunately we already have 12 of the 34” panels we moved from our previous lease but haven’t used. That will make a round pen about 60’ in diameter....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 19,542
Posted By jerp
I just saw a replay of that incredibly wacky punt...

I just saw a replay of that incredibly wacky punt return in the UNT/Arkansas game. Amazing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 19,542
Posted By jerp
There is only a small handful of folks around...

There is only a small handful of folks around here who care, but my Cowboys hung 44 on #17 Boise State today - Pistols Firing! We will probably not contend for the title but I am looking forward to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,390
Posted By jerp
Congrats dandy - first blood on TBH for the 2018...

Congrats dandy - first blood on TBH for the 2018 season!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By jerp
The rain we have had recently coincided with the...

The rain we have had recently coincided with the pigs showing up. As a result it looks like a maniac with an excavator did some work under the feeder. The hole probably doesnít bother the deer but it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By jerp
This is funny

Have you thought that Weather Channel reporters get a little dramatic? This guy is acting like he is about to be swept away but in the background two guys are just strolling along
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By jerp
New feed pen - how long before the deer hop in?

Hate to do this within two weeks of the opener, but. Feeder has no pen, has been running for a year and deer hit it regularly. However that stopped a few weeks ago when the pigs started showing up...
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,675
Posted By jerp
Wow - nice bull Rusty!

Wow - nice bull Rusty!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By jerp
thanks for posting - very informative. It's...

thanks for posting - very informative. It's remarkable how little movement it takes to get busted by a deer. I've never been very good at sitting still so it has happened to me a lot when hunting...
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,675
Posted By jerp
This is starting to smell like fake news!:D Come...

This is starting to smell like fake news!:D Come on with the pics!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By jerp
I’m fired up as always about going but I have...

I’m fired up as always about going but I have very low expectations about success. Second year on the place and once again we have not seen anything on camera but the same handful of does and a few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,291
Posted By jerp
Two come to mind. A high school buddy had never...

Two come to mind. A high school buddy had never hunted and wanted to give it a try so I took him outside of town where I thought we could find some doves. I let him use my old single shot shotgun -...
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,675
Posted By jerp
If he hits 10 rings on live critters like he does...

If he hits 10 rings on live critters like he does on foam critters, nothing out there in them mountains is safe! Looking forward to pictures!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,482
Posted By jerp
I was reading some criminal defense attorney...

I was reading some criminal defense attorney opinions on this case. If charged with murder a “mistake of fact” defense could allow her to walk if the jury buys it. If charged with manslaughter the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By jerp
If you decide to go the fitting/pipe route check...

If you decide to go the fitting/pipe route check out "Kee Klamps". I have used them for several projects. You are right that they are pricey but they are high quality commercial grade. I just buy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,482
Posted By jerp
The mere fact that you spelled everything in that...

The mere fact that you spelled everything in that post correctly leads me to believe you are smart enough to not really believe that. Novel idea however - you should be a defense attorney!:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,482
Posted By jerp
After reading her statement I hope she is not...

After reading her statement I hope she is not going to try and use the fact that he didn't obey her commands as some kind of defense - that's BS. She was trespassing - the minute she went into the...
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