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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,771
Posted By gander
I've been fortunate enough to kill 4 deer over...

I've been fortunate enough to kill 4 deer over the past 6 years that would qualify for Pope and Young in Jefferson County on small, family owned acreage. They ranged from high 130s to 160". I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,121
Posted By gander
Yep, I think I'm 7-8 inches short on my original...

Yep, I think I'm 7-8 inches short on my original guess.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By gander
Yep, had two different buddies call me yesterday...

Yep, had two different buddies call me yesterday and said they saw a big, wide mature deer chasing a doe on some of my property just off the road, one in the morning, one in the evening. Hoping...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,121
Posted By gander
156 2/8"...Good deer and quick per usual.

156 2/8"...Good deer and quick per usual.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-11-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By gander
Be careful if you are already feeding for...

Be careful if you are already feeding for deer/hogs out there. Even if you aren't "standing over" the feed hunting, a game warden might still try to say you are hunting over bait.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By gander
I can go out to my buddies ranch off 73 in...

I can go out to my buddies ranch off 73 in Labelle and shoot 50 in an evening no problem. They are everywhere and have wreaked havoc on their marsh.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,064
Posted By gander
When I was up in Lubbock after school and working...

When I was up in Lubbock after school and working in the courthouse in Lamesa, I was driving down 87 and had a couple cross the road in front of me just outside of Tahoka. I actually made a thread...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,295
Posted By gander
I thought this was going to be impressive enough...

I thought this was going to be impressive enough the fact that you had drawn the tag, then I scroll and see the equipment you took it with... Congrats, that is next level.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By gander
I could be mistaken, but I'm fairly certain I...

I could be mistaken, but I'm fairly certain I have bought my waterfowl stamp from a Post Office the past 7-8 years straight.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,901
Posted By gander
I know that they say there are vaccines available...

I know that they say there are vaccines available and the issue is how do you administer it to wildlife. Would it be possible to make a medicated feed that you could feed free choice out of a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By gander
I think he would definitely entertain of bringing...

I think he would definitely entertain of bringing out his spread to get access. Shoot him a PM on here. (Johnpaul) one word. He's actually headed up to Tulia and Dane's place as I type this for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By gander
Another vote for Dane. If he's full you could...

Another vote for Dane. If he's full you could even message my brother on here, Johnpaul. He just recently moved up to Midland full time for work and has his goose and crane trailer. We both used...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-29-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By gander
Each year I feel like I start setting my cameras...

Each year I feel like I start setting my cameras out earlier and earlier each year, for no other reason than the fact that once I start doing that, it feels like hunting season is just right around...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,086
Posted By gander
One thing that me and Johnpaul disagreed on that...

One thing that me and Johnpaul disagreed on that I still think would have worked "better" was instead of using the boards for the decking, I thought welding or bolting metal grate down and then...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,086
Posted By gander
They are both 12 foot. The first one we built,...

They are both 12 foot. The first one we built, mine, the sides of the blind are taller and the width in between is a narrower feeling because they go straight up. I would usually try to keep it to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,086
Posted By gander
We used 1", 11 gauge. My brother, Johnpaul, said...

We used 1", 11 gauge. My brother, Johnpaul, said that if he did it again though he thinks he'd probably go with 14 gauge.

The blinds are both still floating and in use to this day, with all...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-28-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By gander
L- G1- 3", G2-10, G3-8 , Beam-22, Mass 14 6/8 ...

L- G1- 3", G2-10, G3-8 , Beam-22, Mass 14 6/8

R- G1- 3", G2- 9 4/8, G3-9 4/8, G4- 5, Beam- 22 4/8, Mass- 15 2/8

Spread- 14
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By gander
Go to the Railroad Commission Website as said...

Go to the Railroad Commission Website as said above and then to their GIS mapping section. There's a filter/layer where you can view all pipeline's.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By gander
This was a deer I shot in 2017...As you can see...

This was a deer I shot in 2017...As you can see he broke 3 pretty substantial tines by the time I killed him, one actually breaking as he ran off once I shot him. Even with both broken brows and the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By gander
This is just what I have on hand. This deer was...

This is just what I have on hand. This deer was a deer I shot in 2015. Scored 136" with only 14" spread.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By gander
A couple seasons ago, I was hunting on a large...

A couple seasons ago, I was hunting on a large ranch SW of Carrizo Springs. I shot an old cull buck, gave him about 15 minutes and tracked and found him about 40-50 yards behind the feeder. I sat...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-19-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,437
Posted By gander
I really don't think that if you kill a 9.5'+...

I really don't think that if you kill a 9.5'+ gator that you will be able to succesfully get you and it back to where you launched. I gator hunt and kill 25-35 a year, a 9 foot alligator even in my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,017
Posted By gander
I shot my first deer when I was 7 years old on a...

I shot my first deer when I was 7 years old on a lease we were on in Brackettville. I shot it with one of my dad's best friend's .243 Mannlicher. I remember thinking back then how cool and pretty...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By gander
My buddy and his brother do it on their ranch out...

My buddy and his brother do it on their ranch out in far west Texas every year with unbelievable success. This isn't high fence though, it is a very large low fence ranch.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By gander
I may have to take you up on this in a few weeks....

I may have to take you up on this in a few weeks.



Yes, I definitely always take a cup full of juice and sling it out in each direction of the bait and the scent just spreads out through the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,901
Posted By gander
I grew up hunting the Spanish Gourd Ranch. We...

I grew up hunting the Spanish Gourd Ranch. We were on it for about 15 years and never had an anthrax outbreak. The year after we got off of it, we got on a lease in Campwood that was beautiful,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By gander
I have been doing it for about the past 10 years...

I have been doing it for about the past 10 years on my own and usually get 25-35 tags each year. First thing you need is bait, and you need it to have some scent. I usually got to Walmart or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By gander
I found these guys a couple months ago and have...

I found these guys a couple months ago and have watched all their videos. It really interests me because alot of my hunting is very similar to theirs, minus the 190-200 inch deer though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,717
Posted By gander
I wade fished the surf in Johnson's Bayou...

I wade fished the surf in Johnson's Bayou Louisiana last Friday as a matter of fact. Most my wade fishing consists of the surf, or when I make trips down to Port Mansfield to fish with my buddies.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-01-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,583
Posted By gander
I have him at 142-144".

I have him at 142-144".
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By gander
Anyway you could show some more pics of how you...

Anyway you could show some more pics of how you mounted the log to the base and the buck to the log? Have a pedestal being done and really like the looks of this.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By gander
Look up Silver Creek Guide Service. I have never...

Look up Silver Creek Guide Service. I have never been with these guys, but they post over on a waterfowl forum I'm on and if memory serves me correctly, they frequently have hunts with limits of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,953
Posted By gander
I can vividly remember when I was about 9 years...

I can vividly remember when I was about 9 years old, my grandparents took, my cousins, my younger brother and me on a 2 week long roadtrip up to Yellowstone. They told us before we even got there to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,926
Posted By gander
As many have said above and as crazy as it...

As many have said above and as crazy as it sounds, Market Basket really does have some of the best boudain around. They have 30 something locations between SETX and SWLA.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,160
Posted By gander
I have a trailer for sale in the classifieds that...

I have a trailer for sale in the classifieds that should be the right size. Make me an offer
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By gander
I have pictures starting in early June with as...

I have pictures starting in early June with as many as 7 giant horseflies on one side of a deer. Basically every deer has a couple on them in every picture.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,270
Posted By gander
Join the club, just let it go bro!

Join the club, just let it go bro!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By gander
Fishing one summer on a buddies big lease SW of...

Fishing one summer on a buddies big lease SW of Carrizo Springs. They have some giant tanks on them. It had been a wet enough year that the tanks were actually out of their usual banks and we were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 639
Posted By gander
I started running mine a few weeks ago...I don't...

I started running mine a few weeks ago...I don't run feeders and setup a corn pile on trails and old rub/scrape lines. I usually set them up early to mid July, but each year later in the season I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,779
Posted By gander
Probably already know the answer, but with the...

Probably already know the answer, but with the larger ranch now being divided up into a few different "smaller" ranches, would this still be considered under high fence? It is all technically high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,194
Posted By gander
I'm assuming y'all will be leaving out of Sabine,...

I'm assuming y'all will be leaving out of Sabine, and no offense to any of the mid to lower coast guys but they have completely different needs than we do. I fish several times a year with my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By gander
Message Brian243 on here. He has a hotshot...

Message Brian243 on here. He has a hotshot business.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By gander
One of my buddies brothers was on the winning...

One of my buddies brothers was on the winning team, Boat 150. My buddies brother, William, has won it several times, he's a paddling fool.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By gander
Also, can anyone suggest a taxidermist in the...

Also, can anyone suggest a taxidermist in the SETX area, Beaumont-Houston that does good rugs and what should I expect to pay for that?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By gander
We're going with DOA Outfitters. He's been a...

We're going with DOA Outfitters. He's been a long time guide and started his own outfit a couple years ago from what I understand.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By gander
What to bring on Spring Bear Hunt???

Me and a few other greenscreeners are headed to Manitoba this weekend for a week to bowhunt for bears. You guys that have been before, any suggestions what to bring? Trying to decide if I should...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,022
Posted By gander
Congrats to her! TAPPS State Champion golfer here...

Congrats to her! TAPPS State Champion golfer here myself but over a decade ago. We had an incredible team my Senior year with 4 going on to play college golf. I played with several guys that year...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,712
Posted By gander
I hunt Chambers and Jefferson County, mainly...

I hunt Chambers and Jefferson County, mainly Jefferson County. Didn't realize the type of deer we had around here until about 10 years ago. Have killed 5 deer from high 130s to low 160s since then....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-30-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 94,531
Posted By gander
Any concern that when you closed it in that you...

Any concern that when you closed it in that you didn't have any of ya'lls mature bucks in there? That would make me lose sleep
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-24-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By gander
Easton Axis differences

I have been shooting Easton Axis 340s going on 5 years now. I just bought two dozen new Axis 340s off of Amazon. When they got in I noticed they said they were Easton Axis 340, but also had 5 MM on...
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