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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By Tex_Cattleman
You were looking right. 4th place heavy wt Maine....

You were looking right. 4th place heavy wt Maine. Nathan showed him like a pro. It's incredibly rewarding to have one of the least expensive calves in the barn and hit it. Millie wanted to know why...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,217
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
GAME TIME!! He made the cut in Maines. Classes...

GAME TIME!! He made the cut in Maines. Classes broke very light. We're kicked to heavy wt. Lined up and ready to roll!! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180221/31ff9f2670b1690556f52dd9b759a9ac.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,217
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
If we don't class Maine Wednesday morning, will...

If we don't class Maine Wednesday morning, will be in class four with you on Friday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,217
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Man, I completely missed this thread the last few...

Man, I completely missed this thread the last few weeks! Congrats to all the kiddos so far!!!

Hays County was Jan 24. My son was champion British with a (cough) shorthorn. In the drive, judge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
It all comes full circle when they try to qualify...

It all comes full circle when they try to qualify to buy a house. I'm a mortgage lender and see it over and over. I'm convinced educational loans are often a terrible investment.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thanks Courtney! You will get a call today.

Thanks Courtney! You will get a call today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Hays/Travis County Guys - Need Help

Hey guys. The Dripping Springs HS theater crew is needing an old 3d deer target for a play they're doing. They only need the back half. A completely worn out target is fine, as long as it has a rear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
It is my understanding this will be one of the...

It is my understanding this will be one of the top 10 courses/golf resorts in the country.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Can't remember names. This was 6 or 7 years ago....

Can't remember names. This was 6 or 7 years ago. One was sent up to Minnesota, I believe.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We proved this as completely unreliable as well....

We proved this as completely unreliable as well. We sent about a dozen to two of the well know aging labs. Comparing the results from the two were not very close. All over the board.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,217
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We have county in a week and a half. Both kids...

We have county in a week and a half. Both kids have a steer and pen of rabbits. One of those steers goes immediately to Harvest House for the cash-knocker. I think we will be fighting one another to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Gamo Issue - Q for you air rifle enthusiasts

Nathan saved his $ from skinning deer heads and bought a Gamo Wildcat Whisperer. I'm at my wits end trying to get any accuracy at all out of this thing. Does the gun suck? Does the scope suck? Any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Man, good luck to you. I do about 50 euros...

Man, good luck to you.

I do about 50 euros a year. I have never and will never take a deposit or advanced payment. And I've only gotten stuck with one head. I'm happy to have it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Exactly what he said.

Exactly what he said.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,861
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My wife gave me two hats, a fedora and a derby....

My wife gave me two hats, a fedora and a derby. Bless her heart. They will be promptly returned.

Only thing I can think of is the time we were waiting in a long line at a store and happened to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Nathan and I jump in the pool, whether 60 degrees...

Nathan and I jump in the pool, whether 60 degrees or 20 degrees.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Call me the ag/timber card guy. When I was the...

Call me the ag/timber card guy. When I was the Legislative Director for the comptrollers office (after doing same for TDA), we knew the urbans were coming after us. We estimated a few hundred million...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I have one is Spicewood with a broken jaw. His...

I have one is Spicewood with a broken jaw. His tongue hangs out and to swallow corn, he puts his nose straight into the air. He doesn't even chew it. Oh yeah, he also has a Mercedes symbol scar on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I do about 50/year. $125 skull back. Paper thin...

I do about 50/year. $125 skull back. Paper thin nasal bones are preserved and they are completely degreased. I've done probably 100 for TBHers. I'm certain they'd vouch for the top quality. Then the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
On our place, dead dead dead. If one were to grow...

On our place, dead dead dead. If one were to grow a 3 x 1 rack at year and a half, dead. We have a consistent gene that puts out beautiful 4 or 5 on one side and a 2 on the other. Doing all we can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 768
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Delete

Delete
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 768
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Red dirt and mesquites look like S. Tx. If so, I...

Red dirt and mesquites look like S. Tx. If so, I say 2, maybe 3.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My step daughter has unknowingly eaten venison 2...

My step daughter has unknowingly eaten venison 2 or 3 times a week for a year and a half. She would starve before she would eat a deer. What would be worse for her is to also know she's been eating...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I do 50-60 skulls a year. I normally pass right...

I do 50-60 skulls a year. I normally pass right on by euro threads because they usually are full of junk info. However, Nona hit the nail on the head with. His reply. 100%!

By the way, I get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My point, Bob. There's no problem on your hands....

My point, Bob. There's no problem on your hands. Go kill him and be happy.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Been thinking about him all day. I'll be in the...

Been thinking about him all day. I'll be in the stand at dawn and if he comes in, I'll make the decision then.

Hays, went of I-35, is not AR. I really don't care how old he is. I'm not on a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I would to Clark, but we've had a rough go at it...

I would to Clark, but we've had a rough go at it this year. We've already trailed two bucks with unhappy endings. The little man is on doe duty until he gets his confidence.

I am proud of them....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Backyard Buck - Hays Co

First decent buck to be here in daylight this year. I welcome guesses on score. I have him at 135 (Had to edit. Forgot brows).

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Refurbish Rifle Stock

I bought a Ruger M77 25.06 about 30 years ago. It's been my go-to deer rifle for years and years. My son shot his first deer with it, and the 20 or so that followed. He's 12 now so it won't be long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 795
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Do you find the Stinger 2 blade fliy like field...

Do you find the Stinger 2 blade fliy like field points?

Also, I saw they have an 85gr. Any reason to drop that 15 grains?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 795
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Broadheads for Low Poundage Bows

My son is pulling 43 pounds and shooting 100gr Slick Tricks. It's been my go-to point for years with great success.

anyway, he's hit two deer in the last 10 days with not so good results. I was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,278
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We're in a unique situation with low fence MLD...

We're in a unique situation with low fence MLD and zero neighboring hunters. We have a dozen buck tags and 18 doe tags for two guys (and kids). Our phylosophy now is bucks get killed unless they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 14,834
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Shoot it to me Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A...

Shoot it to me

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 14,834
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Yall can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe...

Yall can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the first pig ever brought into camp at an official Granger Extreme hunt was by me and Sackett. It was about 3 pounds and we led her in on a leash made...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Reasonably Priced Camcorder for Filming Hunts

I'm still using the old Digital 8 from God knows how long ago. It locks up with an error code far too often. I then have to go into the guts of the machine and mess with a tiny pin that has a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Several years ago I shot a 10pt we determined had...

Several years ago I shot a 10pt we determined had been bit in the nuts by a rattle snake. Here's the video. Notice his sleek underside day one and then the swelling the next morning. Sorry for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,845
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I could show you the trees a few hundred yards...

I could show you the trees a few hundred yards off Thornberry where I had tree stands and killed an awful lot of deer. They're backyards now. In fact, at the back of the new subdivision where there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,845
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
You guys sure make me miss 'home'. Thornberry Dr...

You guys sure make me miss 'home'. Thornberry Dr on 1179 split our family property. I hunted those deer from 1980 to 2008. We backed up to Austin Colony. Won Los Cazadores biggest 7pt from right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Robinson ranch. My brother's house backs up to it...

Robinson ranch. My brother's house backs up to it on the NW side. He has pictures up to 160. 140 class not at all uncommon.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,700
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
He'll carry the yoke if you ask and let him....

He'll carry the yoke if you ask and let him. Sounds like you have the faith. Hang onto it!!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Interesting on the Drippin' report and Burnet Co...

Interesting on the Drippin' report and Burnet Co report. I live in Dripping on acreage and have only seen bucks cruising. No chasing.

This morning I'm in my blind in Burnet Co (Spicewood). I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Any Barndominiums Within an Hour of Austin???

I have a friend/mortgage client considering building a barndo over a traditional house. If anyone has one within an hour of Austin, will you please shout at me?

Thanks!
Trey
512-203-5869
trey...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Havalon Knife Blades

I use the 60XT blades. Last 100ct box I bought were pretty crappy. Not near as consistently sharp as a few years ago. Some are razor, some not so much. Any idea if there are different manufacturers...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,860
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I've shot between 40 and 50 deer with my...

I've shot between 40 and 50 deer with my switchback, including one last night. I may never shoot another bow in my life. It's a killing machine.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I've had Germania for several years. Was always...

I've had Germania for several years. Was always happy, mainly because I can call my agent night/day/weekends and he is always responsive. Then end of last year we had a serious water issue. Made the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
My wife's father owned a body shop for years and...

My wife's father owned a body shop for years and would take trades when a customer couldn't pay.

She took it in years ago and they recommended it not be played until repairs are made.

Sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Ah ha! Just needed help locating the serial...

Ah ha! Just needed help locating the serial number. 1947, model 00-17. Thank you Shane!

Value is not that important as I suspect it will be in the family a few more generations. However,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I can't find anything inside other than what I...

I can't find anything inside other than what I posted.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Martin Guitar ID (Old One)

Wondering if anyone can give me suggestions on how I can learn anything about this Martin. I don't have much at all to go on. Based on who had it, it is likely from the 50s or earlier....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,329
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
What a buck! Just awesome. Congrats also to...

What a buck! Just awesome.

Congrats also to the posters who have never spined or gut shot a deer. You rock. Should it ever happen, I hope you're still proud enough to post it here. And I hope...
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