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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By Sika
My Sig kilo puts my old Nikon 1000 to shame.

My Sig kilo puts my old Nikon 1000 to shame.
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-19-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 950
Posted By Sika
Good one, Michael...he definitely needed to go....

Good one, Michael...he definitely needed to go. Great video too!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Sika
I guess some are different. I don't recall the...

I guess some are different. I don't recall the one I went to having a big gun department. And they had a lot of team sports equipment and casual wear like D*cks.
The D*cks in Cedar Park has huge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Sika
Like a D*ck’s. We went to one in Billings and...

Like a D*ck’s.
We went to one in Billings and it was pretty nice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Sika
It was called triple C. But not sure if they are...

It was called triple C. But not sure if they are still in business.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sika
I have two. I have a VX-2 CDS and VX-3i CDS. Wind...

I have two. I have a VX-2 CDS and VX-3i CDS. Wind plex reticles. I put one on my 7mm-08 and one on my 6.5 CM. They are great scopes. It takes a little while to get the custom turret...about 3 to 4...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Sika
I'll bite... The best use of captive...

I'll bite...

The best use of captive breeding is for the purpose of propagation (introduction or reintroduction) and, secondly, as a management tool to improve the genetics on a piece of property....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Sika
I've got one you can have. It hasn't even been...

I've got one you can have. It hasn't even been used much...I got it at a garage sale and I just don't like it.
Located in Llano county but I can meet you somewhere.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,500
Posted By Sika
The places we've been looking at are $3000 -...

The places we've been looking at are $3000 - $6000 per gun. That includes year round access, an abundance of game and/or exotics and lenient guest policy, water, electric, and access to a camp house.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,913
Posted By Sika
That's because the market won't support it. The...

That's because the market won't support it. The price of the lease depends on its attributes and someone's willingness to pay for it. I would expect a premium deer lease with trophy deer potential...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,913
Posted By Sika
I didn’t miss the point at all...your question -...

I didn’t miss the point at all...your question - how much is a trophy deer worth to you - was a red herring but I’ll play along....I could buy a very nice deer hunt with all the money I’ll spend on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,913
Posted By Sika
Trophy hunting is not the reason for the decline...

Trophy hunting is not the reason for the decline in hunter recruitment
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,025
Posted By Sika
One place I hunt is 4 hours from home but when I...

One place I hunt is 4 hours from home but when I go I usually stay for a few days so it’s not a big deal.
I have a lease that is 2 hours away and I rarely get to spend a whole weekend there so I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 2,044
Posted By Sika
Entered

Entered
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,526
Posted By Sika
Late season 5+

Late season 5+
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-03-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Sika
The mounts from Elusive Wildlife are the best I...

The mounts from Elusive Wildlife are the best I have found but I'm still looking...

https://elusivewildlife.com/shop/hunting-lights/light-mounts.html
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-03-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,501
Posted By Sika
Everything I read on the internet said to use 1/4...

Everything I read on the internet said to use 1/4 cup to 1 cup sodium carbonate per gallon of water. That seems like a lot! Next time I'll just add about 1/8 cup to the whole pot. Thanks!!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-03-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,501
Posted By Sika
I have cooked a few skulls. Sometimes I use plain...

I have cooked a few skulls. Sometimes I use plain water with nothing added and sometimes I add sal soda (sodium carbonate.) It does a good job of degreasing and removing meat but it always leaves a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,665
Posted By Sika
.375 h&h :D I would suggest a .416 Rigby next...

.375 h&h :D I would suggest a .416 Rigby next time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,065
Posted By Sika
Like this? ďJohn Deskin Rhea. John was a...

Like this?

ďJohn Deskin Rhea. John was a Deputy U.S. marshal who was born in 1848, passed away in 1924, and is buried in the family plot on his old homestead at Antelope Flat, Briscoe County,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Sika
Thanks, good info

Thanks, good info
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Sika
It is a canister for processing roles of 35mm...

It is a canister for processing roles of 35mm film.

The round things are reels you would pop the film out of its tube and spool it on those reels in a dark room, put them in the canister and fill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,273
Posted By Sika
Hope you photographed your pony's injuries. I...

Hope you photographed your pony's injuries. I would definitely take those pics to the sheriff. Sorry for your loss.
Couple thoughts? I am not a fan of people letting their dogs roam free because...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,885
Posted By Sika
Story of Stubby

Kind of a slow Tuesday night so here's a deer story.

This deer first showed up on camera in late November. I got this one single picture of him and it wasn't very good.

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We were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sika
I went to a thumb release 12 years ago and have...

I went to a thumb release 12 years ago and have never looked back. My favorite is a Carter Insatiable but I have a Target 3 for a back up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,279
Posted By Sika
Hank the cowdog series Call of the Wild ...

Hank the cowdog series
Call of the Wild
Redwall series
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,806
Posted By Sika
Of the ones mentioned I prefer fallow deer. ...

Of the ones mentioned I prefer fallow deer.

That being said, I went to a wild game dinner last year and the BEST thing I ate by far was fried aoudad. They must have used a young one or something...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By Sika
Leftover venison soft tacos

Leftover venison soft tacos
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By Sika
Awesome gun! Great job!

Awesome gun! Great job!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,886
Posted By Sika
If it’s going to be HIS rifle, the MB has several...

If it’s going to be HIS rifle, the MB has several advantages over a suppressor (cost, hassle, wait time) which is why I recommended it. As T8 said, both have their place.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,886
Posted By Sika
I disagree on the suppressor being as good as a...

I disagree on the suppressor being as good as a good break for recoil reduction. I havenít shot a suppressed 7 mag or 300 RUM but we have a suppressed .308 and it kicks me much more than my 6.5 CM...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,886
Posted By Sika
- gotta be 18 to possess one - Brakes reduce...

- gotta be 18 to possess one
- Brakes reduce recoil more than suppressors
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-27-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,886
Posted By Sika
Sounds like it might be hard talking him out of...

Sounds like it might be hard talking him out of it. Has he shot one before? I love my 7mm-08..but if he insists on a 7 mag, I’d suggest putting a muzzle break on it. It will kick like a .243.

Yeah...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Sika
FYI, you can auction off the gun to raise money...

FYI, you can auction off the gun to raise money if you aren’t a non profit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Sika
You have to be a qualified organization to...

You have to be a qualified organization to legally hold a raffle in Texas.

A qualified organization is:

A nonprofit association organized primarily for religious purposes that has been in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,157
Posted By Sika
When Rowdy had an accident that severed her...

When Rowdy had an accident that severed her Achillesí tendon, we opted to take her to a specialist in Dallas. We knew it was going to be in the thousands but Rowdy can earn that in one year so it was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By Sika
^ A game warden poaching makes it look like it’s...

^ A game warden poaching makes it look like it’s okay to violate game laws “because the cops do it too.” Doesn’t matter if it’s a 130 inch or 270 inch deer. They should be held to the same, if not a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,473
Posted By Sika
104 One bow and three rifle

104

One bow and three rifle
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,191
Posted By Sika
220-240 hours

220-240 hours
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,359
Posted By Sika
When we were in Africa they kept asking us if we...

When we were in Africa they kept asking us if we wanted to go hunting for baboons.
I didn’t want anything to do with a baboon. They kind of freak me out.
I have little desire to shoot a black bear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,883
Posted By Sika
Freak Buck

Wow!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,883
Posted By Sika
I couldnít find anything about this on the...

I couldnít find anything about this on the internet. Got any more info? Is it a birth defect? I donít know if the buck I killed had it from birth but he had it for at least 2 years. At 7.5 he was a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sika
5K without insurance.

5K without insurance.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Sika
Thought you didn’t like that one. Said a range...

Thought you didn’t like that one. Said a range officer was rude or something?
I’ve thought of going over there but it always looks busy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Sika
Hey I see youíre in Round Rock. If youíre looking...

Hey I see youíre in Round Rock. If youíre looking for a place to shoot, Copperhead Creek shooting club between Marble Falls and Lago Vista has a 600 yard range. Membership is a bit pricey but when I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-24-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,836
Posted By Sika
A little late, just found this thread. I would...

A little late, just found this thread.
I would have guessed 6.5+ based on square brisket, sagging spine and prominent hip bones. I think his teeth look older than 6.5 too. On our place we would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,062
Posted By Sika
Iíve never heard of nose bleeds in dogs not...

Iíve never heard of nose bleeds in dogs not related to rat poison. Hope it all works out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,062
Posted By Sika
Some folks are just Debbie Downer trolls that...

Some folks are just Debbie Downer trolls that feel a need to express their unhappiness with the world by bringing others down.
People love their pets. Thereís no reason to judge someone for how much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Sika
Start with a ballistics chart for your rifle,...

Start with a ballistics chart for your rifle, ammo and scope. I use the Strelok Pro app but there are others. Go to a range where you can shoot those distances. True your data and develop your own...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By Sika
Hereís one like I was talking about that is not a...

Hereís one like I was talking about that is not a textbook example of any age class. The deer looked 4.5 on the hoof and we culled him as a 100 inch 8 pt. I was surprised at the amount of wear on the...
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