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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By gander
Do you just need a John boat? Or boat and motor?

Do you just need a John boat? Or boat and motor?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By gander
I had a buddy who built one out towards Sour Lake...

I had a buddy who built one out towards Sour Lake and he suggested Bevilacqua Construction and I have another buddy building one currently who is using CRW contractors. CRW built one for his dad and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By gander
A good buddy of mine from college is the same...

A good buddy of mine from college is the same way. We’d go down to one of our fraternity brothers ranches that needed about 100 mld tags filled a year. The buddy with the allergy never failed to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By gander
https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/primos-double-...

https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/primos-double-bull-deluxe-with-double-wide-door.html?utm_source=Rogers+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=d738626887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_08012018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0f5c...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 82,130
Posted By gander
I know that last ugly son of a gun, he can flat...

I know that last ugly son of a gun, he can flat wear some Coors Light out. Great stringer of fish, I have yet to bust 30 yet. Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By gander
Just now seeing this. I have always just used...

Just now seeing this. I have always just used Nylon Braided Rope. You can buy it in 500 foot spools for anywhere from $70-100. I usually use 25-35 foot of rope, kinda dependent on what the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By gander
I grew up playing in his junior golf tournament...

I grew up playing in his junior golf tournament out at Idylwild from the time I was 7-16. I can still remember sitting on the range while he gave clinics after the round and watching him hit those...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,300
Posted By gander
I got one in Corrigan several years ago on my way...

I got one in Corrigan several years ago on my way up to Crockett to work in the courthouse and that's exactly what I ended up doing.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-26-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By gander
This^^^ If you are looking for some lights out...

This^^^ If you are looking for some lights out dove hunting in that area, look up my friends, the Wise's, at Centennial Lodge. It is unreal how many birds they kill in that area.
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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-16-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By gander
I have seen more fawns on my game cams than I...

I have seen more fawns on my game cams than I have in years past. Was worried earlier in the summer, had a doe with almost new twin fawns on camera and then 50 minutes later had a coyote come by the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By gander
Good luck! We are headed out to the islands...

Good luck! We are headed out to the islands towards the end of August. As said earlier, I would stop in Scott and go to Best Stop just north of 10. Load up on Boudain Balls, Boudain Egg Rolls, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,689
Posted By gander
It makes for some hot, mosquito-filled hunts...

It makes for some hot, mosquito-filled hunts that's for sure. And you just tell us when and we'll be there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 955
Posted By gander
I have tried tons of different kinds of reels and...

I have tried tons of different kinds of reels and the most reliable and bulletproof reels that I have found are the old green curados. I don't buy new reels anymore. I have tried the Abu's, Lew's,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,689
Posted By gander
Looking forward to following along again this...

Looking forward to following along again this year amigo. Just started putting out some cameras on my stuff this past week. It's wild how much further ahead all the deer are down here. I have some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,933
Posted By gander
I have built my own rods, and it really means a...

I have built my own rods, and it really means a lot to me to catch fish on something I built, but as a few others have said, you can't go wrong with Falcon rods, I have 4 of them and will continue to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,192
Posted By gander
Congrats on owning your own place. I was...

Congrats on owning your own place. I was fortunate enough to be born into a family that owned acreage and each deer I kill on the family property means just a bit more than every other deer. Did the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By gander
We hunted a place just west of Eden for a couple...

We hunted a place just west of Eden for a couple years. It was split between 87. The place south of 87 had a group of axis on it, probably 40 or so spread across about 2k acres. The place north of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By gander
That looks great! Remember following the thread,...

That looks great! Remember following the thread, congrats again! Do you mount on the side or is this something you do full time? Need to get the deer I killed this year mounted but have a couple...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By gander
We used to lease several of our reservoirs down...

We used to lease several of our reservoirs down south of Winnie Texas to a couple different bass clubs so this isn't really too far fetched. Each reservoir was anywhere from 160-640 acres. Members...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,760
Posted By gander
Agreed^^^ But for some reason I thought they were...

Agreed^^^ But for some reason I thought they were captured closer to Junction? Maybe I'm thinking that because that's where I got the book.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By gander
I had no idea about this, pretty interesting!

I had no idea about this, pretty interesting!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,850
Posted By gander
Y'all will have a blast! I went with 4 buddies...

Y'all will have a blast! I went with 4 buddies about 2.5 years ago and we caught sails til my buddies were sick of catching them. We caught 9 our first day and 34 our second day. I really was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By gander
I got my 16 Tundra right at the beginning of 2017...

I got my 16 Tundra right at the beginning of 2017 for $36k.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 6,076
Posted By gander
Exactly what I was thinking! Reminds me oddly of...

Exactly what I was thinking! Reminds me oddly of the anti's hounding fellow hunter's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 6,076
Posted By gander
Kappa Alpha Order- Texas Tech

Kappa Alpha Order- Texas Tech
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By gander
If you are still there tomorrow, I'd say wait and...

If you are still there tomorrow, I'd say wait and go to Larry's French Market. I saw there's a place called The Hut in Orange though that has pretty good reviews.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By gander
I always grew up eating the McKenzie's King Cake....

I always grew up eating the McKenzie's King Cake. Both my parent's grew up in New Orleans and that's was always their go to.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By gander
Haha, that would be me! Had to run back to grab...

Haha, that would be me! Had to run back to grab my computer at lunch and had a buddy from back in Beaumont call me and asked to grab him a couple.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By gander
Deal Alert- Victoria area

I’m staying at the Candlewood Suites in Victoria this week for work. As I was coming out of the hotel this morning to head to the courthouse they had all their “leather” office/computer chairs lined...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By gander
Who are y’all going with? We did the exact trip...

Who are y’all going with? We did the exact trip in September for a buddies bachelor party and we had an absolute blast. We bowfished Thursday with Captain Allan Yedor and took Friday off and hung...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,539
Posted By gander
Immediately looking at him I see 140”, but when I...

Immediately looking at him I see 140”, but when I run numbers thru my head quickly not putting pen to paper I get him at 137” or so. I’m typically pretty conservative with score though. Regardless, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,309
Posted By gander
He scored 177 4/8”. He had really big brows last...

He scored 177 4/8”. He had really big brows last year too but was a straight mainframe 10. From the pictures from last year there’s a very good chance he was only 4.5 this year but you’d have to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,309
Posted By gander
The guy who shot it is a good buddy of mine. I...

The guy who shot it is a good buddy of mine. I actually helped drag it out that night and scored the deer for him that night. Deer really surprised us score wise and scored about 15” more than we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By gander
My brother, Johnpaul on here, built the ones at...

My brother, Johnpaul on here, built the ones at he and his fiancées house. Maybe he’ll see this or message him and you can pick his brain.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,750
Posted By gander
Congrats to you and your dad bro! He seems like a...

Congrats to you and your dad bro! He seems like a heck of a man the few times I’ve had the fortune of being around him. Here’s to many more years of hunting for you two.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By gander
We own the property, but there are quite a few...

We own the property, but there are quite a few leases around. I have a buddy who is on here that has a lease not far outside of Beaumont and has shot several deer with his bow up to the mid 140s.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By gander
I hunt the Beaumont/Winnie areas and have killed...

I hunt the Beaumont/Winnie areas and have killed some very good deer. I have posted threads in the past with the deer I have shot down there. Just as anywhere, if the deer are allowed to get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By gander
Congrats! Love seeing where different birds come...

Congrats! Love seeing where different birds come from. I actually killed one two weekends ago myself on some of my family property south of Winnie....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,365
Posted By gander
We hunted a ranch near Campwood that had the West...

We hunted a ranch near Campwood that had the West Prong of the Nueces ran through it. We were on it for 4 years and by Christmas the first year we had seen almost no deer. We hunted 4000 acres and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By gander
You’d be amazed, I know in some areas with google...

You’d be amazed, I know in some areas with google earth I have seen aerial photos go all the way back to the 1950s.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By gander
I have Verizon and in South Texas and the hill...

I have Verizon and in South Texas and the hill country have almost zero service. I bought an At&t go phone that I pay a monthly plan on for the soul purpose of being able to be in contact with my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,231
Posted By gander
I’d buy him a custom leather strap. Either...

I’d buy him a custom leather strap. Either birdstrap.com or Otis leather company.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By gander
I use it both as a cover scent and an attractant....

I use it both as a cover scent and an attractant. I know that at least 2 of my last 3 big bucks I have shot in the past 3 years have come in not 5 minutes after I did a 3-4 second blast out of my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By gander
If you're talking about the Bowfile, I absolutely...

If you're talking about the Bowfile, I absolutely love mine, Was worried about how it would hold up but I have had it for 3-4 years now and it still looks brand new. Also flew to Hawaii with mine...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By gander
The big extra was clean, white on the break when...

The big extra was clean, white on the break when I got up to him, not sure if it got dirty or just wet on the way out? I was dragging him out by myself in some pretty thick stuff. I was extremely...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By gander
Appreciate it amigo! And I agree about deciding...

Appreciate it amigo! And I agree about deciding to hunt him
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By gander
You’re telling me! Was about to call it what it’s...

You’re telling me! Was about to call it what it’s been so far this season and continue to duck hunt. Pm me your number, got something you’d like to see.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By gander
Jefferson County 2017 Busted Buck

As many of you who have been members for the past 5 years or so have seen, I have been fortunate to take some great deer for the Jefferson/Chambers/Hardin county areas over the past years, all on low...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,771
Posted By gander
Yea, he's hunting all public land with a buddy of...

Yea, he's hunting all public land with a buddy of his that is from up in that area. Bummed I couldn't make it, but keep on coming with the pics amigo!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By gander
There is Prodigy Whitetails in Kountze. A couple...

There is Prodigy Whitetails in Kountze. A couple guys I knew were partners in it, not sure if they're still involved in it or not.
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