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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-16-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,574
Posted By B&C
I have bucks that do this every year. All of...

I have bucks that do this every year. All of them except one have returned to normal in later years. We have a buck that was a 160"+ in '14, '15 and '16. Last year he dropped to a 110 cull. This...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-24-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,489
Posted By B&C
Call Lance at Mumme's and get his opinion. He's...

Call Lance at Mumme's and get his opinion. He's all about long range hunting, mostly with a 6.5. He's sold a ton of Coopers and has nothing but great things to say about them. Many are 1 hole...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,979
Posted By B&C
Dan Verrip and Allen Palermo do outstanding work....

Dan Verrip and Allen Palermo do outstanding work. Dan has designed forms for McKenzie and some of his mounts have been featured in their taxidermy catalog.

This is a Verrip mount (not my deer).
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,060
Posted By B&C
The mounts at the big deer contest provide the...

The mounts at the big deer contest provide the full range of taxidermy skill! More bad than good! You can pick a Verrip or Palermo mount out a mile away. The attention to detail shines when side...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 22,189
Posted By B&C
Go to a tournament and see the crowds that follow...

Go to a tournament and see the crowds that follow him, even to the driving range. No one has the draw that he does (pun intended)!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-16-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,628
Posted By B&C
That big trashy 8 is putting it on again. ...

That big trashy 8 is putting it on again. Weren't you considering taking him last year?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 80,757
Posted By B&C
New Wave Taxidermy in Florida does outstanding...

New Wave Taxidermy in Florida does outstanding work. They will match the fins, colors, spots, etc. I can't be happier. It makes my skin mounts look like $h!T!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-14-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,887
Posted By B&C
Mine would be a lot easier to kill if they were...

Mine would be a lot easier to kill if they were livestock and standing at the feeder. I wouldn't have to spend Jan & Feb chasing the last few culls/management bucks on the list every year!

Not...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-22-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,454
Posted By B&C
We have 4.5 miles out of 12 LF. Deer contest,...

We have 4.5 miles out of 12 LF. Deer contest, B&C and all most everyone would consider it low fence. I do point out that we are HF'd on 3 sides to insure someone might not be mislead into believing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,720
Posted By B&C
$10-$30/acre for land that is worth...

$10-$30/acre for land that is worth $1500-$7500/acre is actually not that expensive. Lease prices have gone up with land prices but are still a small fraction of what the land is worth. Our lease...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 03-16-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By B&C
Very nice! I was wondering where the black buck...

Very nice! I was wondering where the black buck and audad came from on our place last year.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-14-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By B&C
Awesome!! I have a 22BR on a 40X action from the...

Awesome!! I have a 22BR on a 40X action from the Remington custom shop. It shoots in the low 2's, almost no recoil and like you stated is just fun to shoot!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,380
Posted By B&C
There used to be some videos on youtube from this...

There used to be some videos on youtube from this place. It's the real deal. They're just down the road from us.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,973
Posted By B&C
We had a lease member 5 yrs ago that couldn't be...

We had a lease member 5 yrs ago that couldn't be one up'd. All of his stories had a little bit of truth but the rest of stuff was Hollywood worthy...

One morning he brought in a hand written...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,117
Posted By B&C
z7

I owned 3 before the z7 and haven't shot one since that makes me want to switch.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-24-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,039
Posted By B&C
Thumbs up Trail cameras are the best management tool of...

Trail cameras are the best management tool of this century. Knowing your deer from yr to yr is critical. We've seen 60" swings from year to year. We have 2 this year dropped 50+" and would have...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-23-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,039
Posted By B&C
Our strategy in a nutshell: Trophies - 7.5+ ...

Our strategy in a nutshell:
Trophies - 7.5+
Management is for population control and we focus on the bottom end of the gene pool
1.5 yo with less than 3" spikes, all spikes in great years like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,881
Posted By B&C
The traffic through us has really increased over...

The traffic through us has really increased over the last 4 weeks. 2 camp houses encounters, ranch foreman's dogs going bananas at night, sightings from the deer stand and jumpy ***** deer across...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,876
Posted By B&C
Leaving the 260 in the dust in sales. They're...

Leaving the 260 in the dust in sales. They're virtually the same rifle and the 260 was poorly marketed was my point. The 6.5 craze has been great for the reloader with added bullet options, powder...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,135
Posted By B&C
This is no joke, dog or bobcat peaking around a...

This is no joke, dog or bobcat peaking around a bush!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,876
Posted By B&C
If I would have bought my 6.5 Creed 1st, I...

If I would have bought my 6.5 Creed 1st, I wouldn't own a 6.5x284. My 6.5x284 is only 90 fps faster (120gr bullets), with 10gr more powder, has significantly more recoil and the accuracy is about...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,876
Posted By B&C
The 260 hasn't been around that long and it's...

The 260 hasn't been around that long and it's another example of remington being a terrible marketing company. The creed targeted the bench rest guys, set records, and worked with Ruger/Savage to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,876
Posted By B&C
The 6.5 (in many flavors) is the best bullet I've...

The 6.5 (in many flavors) is the best bullet I've seen on deer. We shoot 120 GMX's & TTSX's, 129 SSTs and 143 ELDx's. Terminal damage, fold ups, accuracy, recoil and recoveries are outstanding...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,208
Posted By B&C
Aint that the truth!!

Aint that the truth!!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-01-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,010
Posted By B&C
Congrats on a great buck! We flew a couple of...

Congrats on a great buck! We flew a couple of weeks ago and there were several bucks 4+ miles from their home range. It crazy how far they will wander!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,767
Posted By B&C
Managing debt requires great discipline.... ...

Managing debt requires great discipline.... Today's instant gratification society puts a lot of pressure on that discipline. If I can't pay cash I don't buy it. I prefer the security of owning...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,616
Posted By B&C
6.5 creed then 7-08 then 308 would be my choice. ...

6.5 creed then 7-08 then 308 would be my choice. I have and love all 3. My next and last build will be the 257 Weatherby (obviously not a short action).
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-05-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,421
Posted By B&C
He's gorgeous! I have mid to upper 80's on him. ...

He's gorgeous! I have mid to upper 80's on him. Any post velvet pics?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,276
Posted By B&C
Looks like the herd has made a nice jump this...

Looks like the herd has made a nice jump this year!

Where's "Mexico"?
Forum: It's All About the Video 10-02-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By B&C
The Canon VIXIA HF G40 record the best video I've...

The Canon VIXIA HF G40 record the best video I've seen for a consumer grade camera.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By B&C
I may be confusing "rate of growth" with amount...

I may be confusing "rate of growth" with amount of growth. Not sure what the OP meant. The growing season doesn't change but the amount of growth during that time certainly can.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-15-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By B&C
There's plenty of data out there and personal...

There's plenty of data out there and personal experience on here to disagree with your statement.

Our bucks that shed early, finish early. The ones that shed late finish growing late. It's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,254
Posted By B&C
I'm replacing all by camera's with browning...

I'm replacing all by camera's with browning strike forces when they fail.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-12-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By B&C
We are trending up on these bucks every year. I...

We are trending up on these bucks every year. I haven't had one not recover back to normal. As the buck to doe ratio get closer to 1:1 or more bucks than does the fighting increase and intensity is...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-03-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 20,291
Posted By B&C
0.0 AGAIN on our side of the river!! That cell...

0.0 AGAIN on our side of the river!! That cell formed just south of us and pounded its way down the border.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By B&C
X3 on New Wave!

X3 on New Wave!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,320
Posted By B&C
The bird watchers take it to another level than...

The bird watchers take it to another level than most of us hunters. Color, clarity, contrast, eye relief, edge to edge consistency, eye strain......

Here's a review of some of your top choices.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,320
Posted By B&C
The bird watching websites have some great...

The bird watching websites have some great comparisons. I have two pairs of Leica's and love them. Most of my hunting buddies use the EL's.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By B&C
These guys are artist! ...

These guys are artist!

http://www.newwavetaxidermy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/newwavetaxidermy

They will get the spots, fins, color, teeth, etc to match your fish.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-22-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,363
Posted By B&C
I filled our feeders today and we are at our...

I filled our feeders today and we are at our lowest average consumption rate for 2017. 78% of the average for the year. The feeders near water increased from the 4 weeks ago.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-13-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,286
Posted By B&C
That buck is ancient. We use tooth wear as a...

That buck is ancient. We use tooth wear as a minimum age and he could buy beer!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-13-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,058
Posted By B&C
We have a buck that looks very similar to your...

We have a buck that looks very similar to your big 8. We call him Elvis and he's also 5yo this season. He's knocked off his drops in velvet the last 2 yrs. I'm not running cameras yet but can't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,079
Posted By B&C
I wish we would have measured this one. It was a...

I wish we would have measured this one. It was a very large and healthy snake. A warm winter night followed by a warm winter day with an approaching cold front and they are on the move in South...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,494
Posted By B&C
There was a steak house, bar and grill in...

There was a steak house, bar and grill in Canadian, in front of a motel on the 2nd floor, that had outstanding steak fingers! I haven't been up there in years but they were the best I ever had.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,494
Posted By B&C
Hoover's in Austin is better than Moonshine!

Hoover's in Austin is better than Moonshine!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-18-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,021
Posted By B&C
We see this as well. Our strategy is to add more...

We see this as well. Our strategy is to add more tubes to the existing locations. We have 14 locations, 1 corn feeder, 1 protein feeder, 1 cottonseed basket each. 1 location/246 acres.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-21-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,363
Posted By B&C
Your average consumption will be consistently...

Your average consumption will be consistently higher with similar range conditions through out the year. Don't be surprised if it "Double's Down"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,312
Posted By B&C
I was told by an ol' timer that worked at Bill...

I was told by an ol' timer that worked at Bill Miller's that their tea was "gold cup". My home brew gold cup isn't exactly the same as theirs but is really good. I need to try to unsweet vs....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-20-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,562
Posted By B&C
I'm don't take it personally. I bought the x284...

I'm don't take it personally. I bought the x284 to get the most performance I could out of a non magnum 6.5 cartridge. It has a 25" barrel (buddy's is 24"). It just hasn't performed that much...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-20-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,562
Posted By B&C
It's all about sales, marketing and the benchrest...

It's all about sales, marketing and the benchrest guys. Remington never puts the marketing needed behind their new cartridges.
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