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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rat
I didn't take many, but here's what I have... ...

I didn't take many, but here's what I have...

These first images are of various water ways frozen over.

Water Plant Slough
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Horseshoe pond (duck pond)
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Gravel Pits
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2021 Icepocalypse recap!

GRXH 2021 is in the books, and it was a great year despite all the obvious clues to the contrary.
Yes, it was cold, from Wednesday to Friday it was 19, 17 and 13 respectively (and that's without...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
I have fixed the Supplies Roster to the version...

I have fixed the Supplies Roster to the version before it got a screwed up, so go sign up for the gear yo0u are bringing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
Sure thing; while this hunt has never allowed...

Sure thing; while this hunt has never allowed crossbows we have always allowed crossbows for those with a medical reason why they can't shoot a normal bow.

All we ask is that it it treated like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2021 Supply roster...

GRXH 2021 Supply roster (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TVvE87JrHM1YQSKajmLfxudz4dOkxkavKhawpkluu4c/edit?usp=sharing) Updated link so y'all can edit...sorry.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
Yes, you can park at the ramps, just let them...

Yes, you can park at the ramps, just let them know (the camp hosts) you will be there a few days.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
The Google Sheet has been updated, put your name...

The Google Sheet has been updated, put your name in the right field, then how many of what you are bringing.

GRXH 2021 Sundries List...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
I will post my number later closer to the hunt,...

I will post my number later closer to the hunt, you can call me when you get to No. 7 and we'll send a boat to get ya.

Bring camping gear, whatever you would normally bring, although hammocks...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-30-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rat
I like the printer pen for ease of use over...

I like the printer pen for ease of use over acetone and a q-tip, but it does work. I like the Mac bond glue but the gold tip tip grip works just as well and I use it for my inserts as well.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-30-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Rat
Do you want to use one or buy one? If you just...

Do you want to use one or buy one? If you just need one to use one I'm in bertram.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
Has Boat Rat +1 Paintman and grinderboy +1....

Has Boat
Rat +1
Paintman and grinderboy +1. Let's get it!!
Wildman +1
TxPepper +1
ArmyHunter68

Needs Ride
Stoof
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
Roll Call, you know what to do. Pick up will...

Roll Call, you know what to do.
Pick up will be at No. 7, just call or text (numbers will be posted later).

Has Boat
Rat +1

Needs Ride
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2021, Covid-19 Results and Election Relief!

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls of ALL ages, step right up for the greatest hunting spectacle of the YEAR!
Granger Ranger Xtreme Hunt 2021!

It is no secret we all need a repose after the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2020, Pitter Patter, let's get at 'er!...

GRXH 2020, Pitter Patter, let's get at 'er! (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749925)

GRXH 2020 recap!...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-28-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Rat
That's a great lesson and exactly where I start...

That's a great lesson and exactly where I start when building arrows for me or others. What do you want out of the arrow?
Target are different than hunting and there are many styles of both. I don't...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Rat
Sure, as long as they are friendly with other...

Sure, as long as they are friendly with other dogs and people.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Rat
Several on the Facebook group have signed on,...

Several on the Facebook group have signed on, looks like a small crowd though; maybe 10-15...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Rat
I don't hunt deer opening weekend of general...

I don't hunt deer opening weekend of general season; not in protest or out of fear of being shot by trigger happy gun hunters or anything like that, I would rather hunt pigs at Granger.

Plenty of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Rat
Saddle Hunting Show and Tell (meetup)

I am having a hunt out at Granger from 6-8 November (you can see that in the Public Hunting Forum). It has also been recently discussed by a few of us to host another Saddle Hunting get together.
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-12-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Rat
Granger Recon Hunt is Back!

year ago we did this every year, we had our Granger Recon Hunt on the opening weekend of the General Season. I'm not entirely sure why we stopped having this great hunt, but I am reviving it this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Rat
Aeroseal is a good product if you have...

Aeroseal is a good product if you have inaccessible ducts that need to be sealed, like between floors on a two story home. If the ducts are accessible they can be sealed by hand just as good.
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-25-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12,614
Views: 1,294,912
Posted By Rat
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Always have an...

Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Always have an arrow nocked and release on the string.
If they are running shoot them in the lips.
Take water (or a filter), it's getting hot.
You cannot outrun a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Rat
G5/Prime makes a helluva bow, but you need to...

G5/Prime makes a helluva bow, but you need to shoot one to know for sure if ti will fit you or not.

I have shot most of the Black series and I will say this:

Very dead in the hand, just the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Rat
A little late to the party, buuuut... 12...

A little late to the party, buuuut...

12 inches is plenty deep for a cloth filled target. I use the Third Hand Archery target faces, so when your trampoline material eventually gives up that is...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Rat
I had problems on my Logic as well. Mine is...

I had problems on my Logic as well.

Mine is tied to the axle, what would happen is the limb would over travel and stretch the spring out, then the rest would go out of time, not stay down at the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-20-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rat
It depends on the bow company and what you want. ...

It depends on the bow company and what you want.

Pretty much across the board I have heard that Winner's Choice has gone down hill since being bought by the same company that owns Elite bows, and...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-09-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,585
Posted By Rat
Keep in mind you are paying for a feature you are...

Keep in mind you are paying for a feature you are only going to use once, when setting it up, and then maybe never again. While non-micro tune rests are more finicky to set up initially, you only...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-06-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By Rat
Try Cinnamon Creek... As long as you are...

Try Cinnamon Creek...

As long as you are looking for and trying release aids with lots of options; look at the Stan Perfex. It has a lot of options out of the box for fitment and is a great...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By Rat
This from the guy who DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP!

This from the guy who DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-02-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Rat
Basically, KE does matter, just not as much as...

Basically, KE does matter, just not as much as Mass and a well designed arrow.

Interesting is that the 60-80 group had an increase in KE only and had better penetration, of all the groups this is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-26-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12,614
Views: 1,294,912
Posted By Rat
Point of fact, I am remiss that I did not get one...

Point of fact, I am remiss that I did not get one whilst being towed, I did, however, get a few at the bank. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200226/9e8bc7fa5921b7b01f55ce17a78d47fd.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
The recap thread is up! GRXH 2020 - The...

The recap thread is up!

GRXH 2020 - The Recap (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759723)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By Rat
My turn to get towed! 993389 Bucking wood...

My turn to get towed!
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Bucking wood for the nights white man fire!
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Until next year, keep 'em sharp fellas!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By Rat
Looking for a lost motor, yep, there's a motor in...

Looking for a lost motor, yep, there's a motor in there somewhere!
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Good friends have tow ropes!
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The only hog killed, thanks Stinkbelly!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By Rat
Jim's new boat! 993368 The only fish I...

Jim's new boat!
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The only fish I caught!
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Some fire images, of course...
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2020 - The Recap!

As always, writing the recap thread for a GRXH is sweet sorrow, sweet that we had such a great hunt, sorrowful that it's over.

GRXH 2020 wasn't a banner year by any measure, one hog, about 20...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-18-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By Rat
I am going to be the outlier here... What...

I am going to be the outlier here...

What you have COULD be attributed to target panic but it could as easily be attributed to a high draw shoulder as well. If left uncorrected (high shoulder) it...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-18-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,315
Posted By Rat
Yes, if the target is too blurry you have too...

Yes, if the target is too blurry you have too high a power of verifier lens, just drop down one power and see how it looks. As others have said, you want what looks good to you but most will end up...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-18-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,566
Posted By Rat
I use the Spot Hogg double pin scope, I liked it...

I use the Spot Hogg double pin scope, I liked it enough I converted both of mine from single pin to double with the double pointer; they work great.

99% of the time I use the top pin, but when I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
We are here, tomorrow is the day. I haven't...

We are here, tomorrow is the day. I haven't prepped anything except the boat; no packing, nothing.

I will still be out tomorrow around 1300, that's what I'm planning anyway.

My number is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
Bring the short burner and a propane tank, I can...

Bring the short burner and a propane tank, I can bring the extra cook pots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
How’s navigating the lake by boat? Well, it's a...

How’s navigating the lake by boat?
Well, it's a lake, so it will be hard to navigate it any other way...

Any particular areas I should avoid?
Yes, any area that looks like it should be filled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
Yes, I'll take car of it on Wednesday, and let...

Yes, I'll take car of it on Wednesday, and let the gate keeper at Taylor know we are coming.

Last time I went out, New Years, I spent four days at primitive; I did call and leave a message at HQ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
We still do it, we just don't invite you! The...

We still do it, we just don't invite you!
The Meat and Potato hunt is usually by roll call, if enough people want to do it, we do it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
WHAAAAAT? How much do you want for that beauty,...

WHAAAAAT? How much do you want for that beauty, asking for a friend!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12,614
Views: 1,294,912
Posted By Rat
That's rarefied air at Granger, good hunting!

That's rarefied air at Granger, good hunting!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12,614
Views: 1,294,912
Posted By Rat
This is the part that gets Granger, firearms are...

This is the part that gets Granger, firearms are always allowed for squirrel and small game, so orange must be worn at all times unless you are hunting under the exception rules.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
Yes, if you shoot a pig before noon on Friday you...

Yes, if you shoot a pig before noon on Friday you need to wait until after noon to bring it to camp.

So plan accordingly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 20,428
Posted By Rat
Y'all know math isn't my strong suit! Lemme see,...

Y'all know math isn't my strong suit! Lemme see, 21 minus 1, is 20, but I think I meant to type 19 and somehow fat fingered it to 13...? Sounds about right anyway...

Also, my time keeping isn't so...
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