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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,647
Posted By jerp
The only of those rules I would sit still for is...

The only of those rules I would sit still for is no night hunting during deer season - of course that's essentially an outright ban since you can't hunt at all in the off season, right? I know it's...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
Very true - the old colonial caste system still...

Very true - the old colonial caste system still survives to some degree. I used to work with a guy who is from a very wealthy Mexico City family that goes back centuries. He is white in appearance...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By jerp
New book on Texas history - excellent!

It's a story every Texan already knows by heart so I wondered what more could be said. However I am a big fan of Brian Kilmeade's history books so I had to read his take on the fight for Texas...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By jerp
I visit the one in Weatherford occasionally -...

I visit the one in Weatherford occasionally - it's like going back in time. They seem to do quite a bit of gun business.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 68,322
Posted By jerp
I have been a Cowboys fan since the 70’s - pretty...

I have been a Cowboys fan since the 70’s - pretty rabid for many years. Now I would prefer they win but I just kinda shrug when they lose. No emotional investment anymore. So tired of the same old...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By jerp
I can get mine up in less than an hour. Seven...

I can get mine up in less than an hour. Seven lighted wreaths and string on the retaining wall. Only have to climb a ladder to hang one above the front door. The others I can hang from the ground or...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
I think I would love the remoteness, solitude and...

I think I would love the remoteness, solitude and the "big country" hunting Mexico offers. The potential danger is on the list of why I don't lease there, but well behind the reasons like the travel...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,235
Posted By jerp
I should have added that I also canít imagine...

I should have added that I also canít imagine being married to a woman who tried to tell me when I can go and when I canít. Iím lucky that for 32 years we have struck a balance that works. She has no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
Well said. Everybody hunting down there has...

Well said. Everybody hunting down there has decided it is worth it to play the odds because they feel the chances of disaster are small and worth the risk. They are probably right. By the same token...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,235
Posted By jerp
Iím a little surprised that there are still guys...

Iím a little surprised that there are still guys who have the attitude of ďI do what I want when I want, woman - your job is to raise my children!Ē For one thing I canít imagine being married to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
Oh come on, donít go spoiling this thread with...

Oh come on, donít go spoiling this thread with facts. If you took away wild speculation by know-it-alls, the total TBH post count would drop by at least a third! :p
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
A link to the story is now a headline on The...

A link to the story is now a headline on The Drudge Report. With a sensational story like that, giving one interview is all it takes - it will blow up quickly
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By jerp
This is especially the case in areas within 2...

This is especially the case in areas within 2 hours of a big city. Land heirs that are itching to sell know their target market is city dwellers wanting a recreational/weekend place. In that case...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
It seems quite a few of you know them - where in...

It seems quite a few of you know them - where in Texas are they from?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By jerp
I think you are right - the only thing that has...

I think you are right - the only thing that has the potential to cause lease prices to fall is a drop in demand from fewer hunters in the next generation. Over the last 20 years every time there is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
I just realized this has been talked about on the...

I just realized this has been talked about on the Mexico thread including someone who was in town during the shootout. It's clear that everybody that goes down there to hunt knows the risks. For...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,374
Posted By jerp
Texas hunters kidnapped in Mexico

Is there already a thread on this? Scary stuff...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/texans-donald-chapman-and-colby-williams-tell-tale-of-kidnapping-after-deadly-mexican-cartel-shootout
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,235
Posted By jerp
I think there are a lot of people talking past...

I think there are a lot of people talking past each other on this thread. Every family is different - some spend their family time stomping around in the woods and enjoying the outdoors, some spend...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-03-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By jerp
I'd like to see that pic! We hunt east of Moran

I'd like to see that pic! We hunt east of Moran
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,315
Posted By jerp
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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,575
Posted By jerp
Thanks for the heads up! I just bought a couple...

Thanks for the heads up! I just bought a couple of their camo long sleeve crew neck shirts. They are made of that CoolTouch fabric like all the fishing shirts these days. Great for those hot bow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By jerp
I would suggest ďOn Desperate GroundĒ by Hampton...

I would suggest ďOn Desperate GroundĒ by Hampton Sides
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By jerp
I once had a client who I knew was a former...

I once had a client who I knew was a former Marine but knew nothing of his service. One day he came into the office wearing a hat that said the “Chosin Few”. Being a military history geek I got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 28,657
Posted By jerp
So far it looks like Bedlam may be another...

So far it looks like Bedlam may be another shoot-out. Go Pokes!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 28,657
Posted By jerp
Getting ready for Bedlam. It sucks that two of...

Getting ready for Bedlam. It sucks that two of our three best players are out but it’s Bedlam so anything can happen - Pistols Firing - get’em Cowboys!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By jerp
Thanks for the suggestions fellas. On a side note...

Thanks for the suggestions fellas. On a side note donít you love it when the construction electrician doesnít clearly label the breakers?:mad:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By jerp
Electrical question

I plugged in the Christmas tree in our living room and found we have a dead outlet. No breaker has thrown. This outlet is at the end of a circuit with four others around the room, all of which work....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By jerp
I’m in the middle of doing the exact same thing...

I’m in the middle of doing the exact same thing on my Big Joe. Brined a 14 pounder then let the skin dry out in the fridge overnight. 30 minutes to go - sure smells good!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-27-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By jerp
Yep, at this point in the last election cycle I...

Yep, at this point in the last election cycle I was one of those who didn't see any way Trump would get the nomination, so what the heck do I know? :o
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-27-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By jerp
The amount of coin he is spending is staggering -...

The amount of coin he is spending is staggering - $31 million on TV ads this week alone. I can't imagine him getting the nomination but he could really damage the Dems if he goes after the front...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By jerp
I just spent 30 minutes or so clicking through my...

I just spent 30 minutes or so clicking through my YouTube feed. About 1/3 of them started with a Bloomberg for prez ad. We better get used to this for a few months - the guy is worth $54 billion. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,618
Posted By jerp
That does not make sense most of the time, but I...

That does not make sense most of the time, but I camo'ed a feeder that can be seen from the county road after the leaves fall. It can still be seen but it is less noticeable to the casual observer
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,005
Posted By jerp
Same here. I took a ill-advised shot at a very...

Same here. I took a ill-advised shot at a very nervous doe with a slow longbow. She spun and I watched my arrow sink deep into her hip. Luckily I center-punched the femoral artery and she bled like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By jerp
Yeah the reviews were mixed - some said they...

Yeah the reviews were mixed - some said they didnít catch anything others were piling them up. I have no idea why some traps work and others donít from place to place. I bought it on Amazon. When you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By jerp
My new favorite rodent trap

This time of year is when the rodents are trying to get in your house. The varmints have gotten into my attic in the past so im trying to kill them before they find a way in. They have figured out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By jerp
I have thought about the same thing - the guy who...

I have thought about the same thing - the guy who maintains the grounds around my office building has swept up about 10 garbage bags full of acorns
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,618
Posted By jerp
I don't claim it makes a big difference other...

I don't claim it makes a big difference other than you can obscure the windows a bit on a bow blind. I do it because I enjoy creatively camoing stuff! Here are a few I've done:

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By jerp
The camera was over hand corn I throw out 12...

The camera was over hand corn I throw out 12 yards away from one of my tripods along a creek trail. Iíll remember that pic when Iím walking in and out in the dark:eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By jerp
Wow - in the three years weíve been on this place...

Wow - in the three years weíve been on this place weíve killed a few but never more than about 30Ē long
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By jerp
Guesses as to species? My first thought was...

Guesses as to species? My first thought was rattler but now that I blow it up I think bull or rat snake. I don’t think rattlers get that big around here
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By jerp
The big snakes roam at night!

Pulled cards today. The date is right - last week. With several hard freezes in the days before I figured all our slithering brethren would be underground somewhere. But then I looked back and saw it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,539
Posted By jerp
Wow that sounds like a horrific injury- glad you...

Wow that sounds like a horrific injury- glad you were able to get help quickly
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By jerp
Iíve been bow hunting since October and have not...

Iíve been bow hunting since October and have not had a shot - even at a doe. There just arenít many deer around here. I really want to kill one to eat next weekend and I can cover more ground with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By jerp
Yeah Iím just not having much luck so far this...

Yeah Iím just not having much luck so far this season. The only deer Iíve had in bow range have been young bucks and a yearling doe or two. I will stay after it all season
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By jerp
Im stupidly stubborn about not taking a nice...

Im stupidly stubborn about not taking a nice mature buck unless I can shoot it with a bow. Evidenced by the fact that I very rarely take a nice mature buck:o
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By jerp
Wouldnít you know it...

Here I sit with a rifle on a meat hunt hoping to shoot a doe and one of our target bucks jumps in the pen. He hung out 15 yards from the tripod im usually sitting in with my bow. Had the crosshairs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By jerp
Yeah I agree-no wind makes it tough to be quiet...

Yeah I agree-no wind makes it tough to be quiet and no blowing branches to conceal movement. Itís perfectly still- In the last few minutes I think Iíve heard every feeder in the country go off!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By jerp
Good morning!

My weather app says 35 degrees and wind at zero. How often does that happen? Last chance for me to bag some venison for Thanksgiving so I am toting the bang stick. Hopefully I can drop a doe this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By jerp
Talking I was in the second grade. Miss Rudyís class at...

I was in the second grade. Miss Rudyís class at Hoover Elementary in Tulsa. The principal came on the intercom and announced that the president had been assasinated. Miss Rudy was probably in her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By jerp
I wonder how they keep from crashing into each...

I wonder how they keep from crashing into each other?
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