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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By RogerBTX
We have been hunting in the southern Big Thicket...

We have been hunting in the southern Big Thicket units since the 80's and the main rut period has been the end of September to mid October. That photo is not a one-time deal. It was taken north of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By RogerBTX
Hardin County early rut as usual

The rut in southern Hardin County is usually the end of September to mi-October. Proof in the pic. Actually a backyard trailcam in near Lumberton.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,351
Posted By RogerBTX
I was fortunate to get to hunt in Choctaw County...

I was fortunate to get to hunt in Choctaw County for 10 or so years. After my wife's uncle passed the son that got that 1100 acres immediately leased it out. That land was loaded with deer and...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By RogerBTX
First DIY camo shirt

Always wanted to turn a $10 long sleeve shirt in a camo shirt. Had all but brown airbrush paint. Thought I might have to darken it up a bit. but hanging in the woods it looked OK. Now to find some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By RogerBTX
That one special holly tree

I picked up cams Thursday and had several bucks visiting a scrape tree. The photos may be a little small, but they show the activity at the tree in the last two weeks. Activity anyway in the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-18-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By RogerBTX
My SIG Kilo850 was just delivered. $134 with...

My SIG Kilo850 was just delivered. $134 with shipping from Brownells. This is my first rangefinder. The optics seem to be very clear and sharp.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By RogerBTX
The rut starts about now along the Gulf coast. ...

The rut starts about now along the Gulf coast. Jefferson and southern Hardin county are in the breeding time. The rut in the Lance Rosier Unit of the Big Thicket is almost over by the time bow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 21,916
Posted By RogerBTX
Put cameras out 8/28 in Angelina NF and saw two...

Put cameras out 8/28 in Angelina NF and saw two fresh scrapes. The biggest of the two was where I had planned to put a camera.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By RogerBTX
Found two fresh scrapes yesterday on our first...

Found two fresh scrapes yesterday on our first scouting trip. One was under the tree that usually has a scrape or two every year.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-14-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By RogerBTX
I have hunted there the last three years. No...

I have hunted there the last three years. No shots yet. Deer are there. I am not in the stand enough. The north end is a little more crowded than the south end. Lots of national forest land...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-27-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By RogerBTX
Its a transformer.

Its a transformer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By RogerBTX
For a point and shoot with extras look at the...

For a point and shoot with extras look at the Sony RX-100. There are a few revisions at different prices. Large sensor and Zeiss lens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,896
Posted By RogerBTX
Researching the ice core data shows some...

Researching the ice core data shows some interesting things. During the midevil times there was a warming trend that was a little warmer than the current warming trend. The early 1800's was called...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By RogerBTX
Land is an asset or an investment. And as...

Land is an asset or an investment. And as mentioned there is no depreciation on land to deduct. You have to spend else where to write off and you still only get part of that back in reduced taxes. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By RogerBTX
Also Swickey and Wensel Woodsman. I use these...

Also Swickey and Wensel Woodsman. I use these with my compound and traditional bows.
Think long blades and narrow radius. Young bow hunters need to learn to sharpen and re sharpen broadheads. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,612
Posted By RogerBTX
This is my 3rd year to use trail cameras.. I...

This is my 3rd year to use trail cameras.. I have 2 Primos Proof Cam 02 (Gen 1). The 02 is the low-glow version. Good reviews by Trailcampro.com. They are easy to set up, many options, and take...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
Couple more daytime bigger bucks. Must have been...

Couple more daytime bigger bucks. Must have been a hot doe or two in the area Wednesday and Thursday. One of these was actually feeding for awhile.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By RogerBTX
What might be special about Thursday 11/09

Something was different about Thursday the 9th. My cousin killed a nice 10pt around 9:00am. He saw another buck following a doe later while packing out meat. This was in Angelina NF. On the other...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
First buck following a doe I have captured.

First buck following a doe I have captured.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
Where did he come from. Finally bowhunted...

Where did he come from.
Finally bowhunted today. 7:00am to 2:00pm and saw a spike and a doe. Two trail cameras had more than a dozen different bucks and not enough does. Only two shooters in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,125
Posted By RogerBTX
I have two of the Proof Cam 02, they work great,...

I have two of the Proof Cam 02, they work great, and take excellent photos. The 01 model has the same control setup, but the photo quality is not as good as the 02 and 03. However, if you just want...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By RogerBTX
I got a pair of Salomon Quest 4D GTX. Used them...

I got a pair of Salomon Quest 4D GTX. Used them this season and we do a lot of walking. Light and comfortable for me. Best to try them on and kick the toes on something. REI has a big rock to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,889
Posted By RogerBTX
Is a genetically managed buck that has been fed...

Is a genetically managed buck that has been fed protein and antler enhancing nutrients its entire life really a trophy. Is the hunt really just 'shooing' the buck. Many years ago I bought a Texas...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,256
Posted By RogerBTX
You cannot shut of his internet down. Maybe...

You cannot shut of his internet down. Maybe Kerry in stupid enough to think that will stop him.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,580
Posted By RogerBTX
2003 Mathews Conquest. Its long, but I shoot...

2003 Mathews Conquest. Its long, but I shoot with fingers. Also have recurves, longbows, and selfbows I have not shot in years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By RogerBTX
My late uncle got a pass through on a doe using...

My late uncle got a pass through on a doe using Swickey 2 blade 125gr broadhead. He was shooting a bow with 38lb draw and he was 89 at the time. A sharp fixed blade at 125gr will work fine on deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,973
Posted By RogerBTX
Great buck. I hunted north of Boswell on Clear...

Great buck. I hunted north of Boswell on Clear Boggy for many years we saw some really big bucks. No non-typical like that.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-06-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
Opening day was spent mainly checking cameras and...

Opening day was spent mainly checking cameras and looking for hog sign. Camera was loaded and no hog sign, zero.

Actually had pics of deer nearly everyday. One buck appeared 4 nights in a row...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-30-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By RogerBTX
I has been in the past. Was good hunting a for...

I has been in the past. Was good hunting a for deer and hogs in the area between the forks of the rivers. Years ago you could walk in from Walnut Ridge campground and hunt that area.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-29-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,132
Posted By RogerBTX
I think Newton County was mentioned in a TPWD...

I think Newton County was mentioned in a TPWD article. The quote was something like "Newton County has the most light shy deer of the whole state". The biologist had no luck doing spotlight counts...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,673
Posted By RogerBTX
My prediction for East Texas national forest is...

My prediction for East Texas national forest is Nov 10-15th. This should be prime daytime movement.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-25-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
Young bucks are getting horny. Found six or more...

Young bucks are getting horny. Found six or more scrapes Saturday while scouting a new area. Set out a trail camera on a site that looked to be an annual scrape site that I found on the last trip. ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-08-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
We are west of Boykin Springs. I made a 4-mile...

We are west of Boykin Springs. I made a 4-mile hike south of Boykin Springss on old roads and some off-road Saturday. Lots of tracks in the sand. So do not know if it is daylight movement. Just...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-07-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
Checked my camera Saturday. It was out 21 days...

Checked my camera Saturday. It was out 21 days and I had 22 incidents (not counting more pics same deer at same time). 5 were bucks with 2 in evening, 1 just before daylight and two night. All...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-31-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,847
Posted By RogerBTX
The deer movement I am looking for is not...

The deer movement I am looking for is not necessarily the rut. We all know bucks are looking and chasing during the rut. But do bucks tend to move in the daylight hours on certain days of the month...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-28-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,847
Posted By RogerBTX
This was Angelina National Forest south of...

This was Angelina National Forest south of Zavalla. 4 cameras with date and time. Last year was my first year after a 7or 8 layoff from deer hunting. I was tired of not seeing many deer and I was...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-28-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,847
Posted By RogerBTX
Non-feeder deer movement - East Texas

Sort of a survey. Last year was my fist year to put out a trail camera. I had mine in different three areas. First on an early scrape just before the season, next a branch crossing, and last...
Forum: Traditional 08-25-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,925
Posted By RogerBTX
I will be in Fort Wayne, IN next week. I was...

I will be in Fort Wayne, IN next week. I was about to order some brass inserts and a couple of other things. Now I can go by there and browse a bit. I have not been there in 10 years. Traveling...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-22-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,240
Posted By RogerBTX
I heard part of the low draw success is that...

I heard part of the low draw success is that everyone has gone from applying for 10 hunts per year to 40 hunts per year (as above). And there are more people applying since it is online and not...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-22-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
This is one buck my cousin and I got several pics...

This is one buck my cousin and I got several pics of last year. Daytime pics also. Maybe he will be a 10 this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,839
Posted By RogerBTX
If they have been watching him for 9 years, he...

If they have been watching him for 9 years, he must be 12 years old. He must be eating a lot of soft protein feed to have teeth left.
Forum: Traditional 08-19-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By RogerBTX
Ol Man beat me to it. Since the 80's, I have...

Ol Man beat me to it. Since the 80's, I have always filed the sharp tip off of the Zwickeys and made a sharp rounded point. Still cut on impact and should prevent curling. I shot many into the...
Forum: Traditional 08-19-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By RogerBTX
I go to Iowa and the vicinity often for work. ...

I go to Iowa and the vicinity often for work. Definite difference in body size.
Forum: Traditional 08-19-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Gap Aiming
Views: 94,932
Posted By RogerBTX
Great and simple explanation. I will try this...

Great and simple explanation. I will try this coming week. I have not shoot my traditional bows in 7 or 8 years, so it might be easy to break old habits. Might be have to make new arrows first.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-19-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By RogerBTX
I will get my camera out in the woods tomorrow. ...

I will get my camera out in the woods tomorrow. I tried post a picture of a good buck from last Nov, but I will have to figure out how. The instructions and my screens do not match. I have not...
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