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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
Iím just long winded. Unfortunately Iíll probably...

Iím just long winded. Unfortunately Iíll probably sneak at least one duck hunt in this year and Iíll get to relish biting down on steel pellets and dental bills.

Iíve been drawn the past 2 years,...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
Grapevine Lake draw

Well it canít be any worse than the Asian gentlemen 2 years ago firing off .30-06s, handguns and shotguns into the creek. Or the guy on the bicycle in a bright yellow jumpsuit trying to harass...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
Lol, blasting guns wouldnít effect me either way....

Lol, blasting guns wouldnít effect me either way. But there ainít any way in heck Iíd be chasing water chickens when I know whatís out there. Especially in November.

And considering you gotta be...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 10:38 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
You know what the hardest part about liking duck...

You know what the hardest part about liking duck hunting over deer hunting is?

Telling your dad youíre gay.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
And not only that, but how many folks you think...

And not only that, but how many folks you think are going to be willing to launch a canoe or a kayak and paddle way back in some of those areas? You canít launch a boat with it this high from a lot...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
Some areas out there become dynamite in flood...

Some areas out there become dynamite in flood conditions like the ones we had in 2015!

Definitely gonna change up some of the feeding patterns out there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Kirby86
Thermacell. Heck, even the little 99 cent...

Thermacell. Heck, even the little 99 cent citronella wrist guards helped some too.

I have a theory that deer donít care for the skeeters either which can effect bedding somewhat as well but I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
Well the locksmith is coming....

Well the locksmith is coming. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181012/5f1506a80937ef8f63795bc9ef008baa.jpg

I think Iím gonna need to see the chiropractor after that one fellas.

As to the bow...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
The Official 2018-2019 Lake Whitney , Lake Aquilla hunting thread.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181012/d4419c7ee8712d0cf6a7d4072ebc2963.jpg...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181012/f1e91415...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181012/f1e914151f1f54b7cc60ec81eddf82e8.jpgl

Normally I wouldnít shoot 2 year olds but this was special. First deer hunt with my recurve! Heís barely over 13 but...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
Had about 20 hogs come through but the trad bow...

Had about 20 hogs come through but the trad bow didnít get to eat just yet.

Gettin to be closin time!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
Taking the trad bow out for the first time...

Taking the trad bow out for the first time Thursday evening. Itíll be my first time hunting with a recurve!

Anyone hunting today? Iíd kill to be in a tree in between these rain spells!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
A climber can be pretty useful at times but if...

A climber can be pretty useful at times but if youíre looking for a mobile setup Iíd recommend a lightweight stand and a set of climbing sticks. I use an XOP Vanish XT with some hawk helium sticks...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
The Official 2018-2019 Lake Whitney , Lake Aquilla hunting thread.

This late summer rain threw a wrench in a lot of my early season plans.

I had a buck patterned that Iíve been watching since July almost nailed down but with the recent rains there is a ton of...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 12,261
Posted By Kirby86
The Official 2018-2019 Lake Whitney , Lake Aquilla hunting thread.

Eh, I didnít put a drop of corn out last year and skipped opening day and did okay. Part of it was because I just couldnít bring myself to go back to where my dog got killed.

In any case, not...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-07-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
It sounds like you couldnít hack it... har dee...

It sounds like you couldnít hack it... har dee har har. But on a serious note, I hate that crap. At Aquila I tried cutting through it with a machete and about an hour later I think I had made it...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-20-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
Grapevine Lake draw

Average effort = average results. And the average success rate ainít very high if this forum is a good indicator [emoji12]

Yíall donít screw up my backyard too much while Iím gone this year!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
A few of you are salivating... But...

A few of you are salivating...

But meanwhile... some guy who bought a bow or crossbow from Walmart who entered the draw is gonna pull out his lawn chair, bag of corn, and hunt it twice before...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,953
Posted By Kirby86
Hopefully we can get some of it back. If...

Hopefully we can get some of it back.

If they can have archery deer hunts in the Northeast on college campuses to help manage the deer population, then you can have deer hunts right next to urban...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Kirby86
It really depends. But if you look at a lot of...

It really depends. But if you look at a lot of what he says about swamp bedding is that much of it doesnít get utilized until you have other deer get pushed there by pressure.
Right now in north...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-01-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,856
Posted By Kirby86
There arenít any big deer on public land anyways....

There arenít any big deer on public land anyways. [emoji22]
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-01-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,856
Posted By Kirby86
Who do you hunt with?

Over the years Iíve become picky about who Iíll share specific information with, and even pickier about the specific spots I hunt.

I was lucky enough to have people invest in me and share with me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Kirby86
http://www.grittybowmen.com/gritty-podcasts-blog/2...

http://www.grittybowmen.com/gritty-podcasts-blog/2017/8/22/episode-277-which-bino-harness-bino-harness-review-with-aron-snyder

Lotta options out there. Depends on what youíre looking for.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,856
Posted By Kirby86
Is this the unofficial official 2018 thread now?...

Is this the unofficial official 2018 thread now? [emoji12].

The ArcGis app is pretty good. Itís pretty similar to OnX. As they already said, access other points at your own risk. I had an...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-13-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kirby86
Oh I agree. Yet I guess my biggest issue is more...

Oh I agree. Yet I guess my biggest issue is more with places that expect surveys to be mailed via snail mail, or in person post season. Of the lakes I hunt, I think (and I recommended it) Lake...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-13-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kirby86
The major focus is to increase access and you...

The major focus is to increase access and you canít honestly say that the hours that the Corp of Engineers operates on is convenient for the average working man. Especially when you consider how far...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-13-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kirby86
Protecting Public Land Hunting Rights in Texas - a Corp of Engineer land discussion

Agreed. But the argument for many of the lakes that do not allow bowhunting at all is that a) there isnít a huntable population or b) theyíre worried about some sort of negative interaction between...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-13-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kirby86
Protecting Public Land Hunting Rights in Texas - a Corp of Engineer land discussion

No offense but telling folks where to go hunting is not really the intent of this post. There is a lot of information readily available if youíre willing to do the research. I would highly recommend...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-12-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kirby86
No permits needed. Just be aware of your county...

No permits needed. Just be aware of your county regulations as they can be differ by county.

Any other areas that donít allow hunting? I forgot to mention Lewisville only allowing a wounded...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,525
Posted By Kirby86
Protecting Public Land Hunting Rights in Texas -...

Protecting Public Land Hunting Rights in Texas - a Corp of Engineer land discussion...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-12-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kirby86
Protecting Public Land Hunting Rights in Texas - a Corp of Engineer land discussion

What issues are prohibiting or inhibiting your access to hunt Corp of Engineer managed properties near you?

Last year I posted asking questions about what exactly protected our public land...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,525
Posted By Kirby86
Iím gonna start a new thread on this soon since...

Iím gonna start a new thread on this soon since this one is a little broad. We have representation and lobbying power now, but it has to be focused and organized which BHA has going for it, and was...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-05-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,903
Posted By Kirby86
Oh I agree, but of all the areas in the DFW,...

Oh I agree, but of all the areas in the DFW, Lavon may very well be the only place Iíve never seen a Corp warden in 5 years of hunting it. For crying out loud, people had a four wheeler trail cut...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-05-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,525
Posted By Kirby86
Texas Public Lands - What allows your hunting rights?

Not to be a jerk but BHA has been discussed at length in this zombie thread.

They just released their Texas Chapter newsletter as well.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-04-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,903
Posted By Kirby86
Bump for the ridiculousness of poaching being an...

Bump for the ridiculousness of poaching being an issue when there isnít a ďhunt-able populationĒ.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-04-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,525
Posted By Kirby86
Momentum for this thing died last year...

Momentum for this thing died last year unfortunately. I did get a chance to talk to Mike Panasci last year at the Full Draw Film Tour and Iíve talked to him a few times since over the phone.

The...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-03-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 103,764
Posted By Kirby86
Kill it with fire.

Kill it with fire.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-03-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By Kirby86
I guess ill be the one naysayer. Some of the...

I guess ill be the one naysayer. Some of the hilly terrain I hunt render carts borderline useless.

Anyone else quarter out stuff or am I just weird?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,828
Posted By Kirby86
Ouch.

Ouch.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-20-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 41,667
Posted By Kirby86
So did anyone see that deer run over by where i30...

So did anyone see that deer run over by where i30 and i20 meet? Thatís relevant right? Or something.

Iím just going to start calling the deer shot on this thread ďThe Star Wars BuckĒ because it...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-19-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 41,667
Posted By Kirby86
Because it wouldnít be the Grapevine thread...

Because it wouldnít be the Grapevine thread without some grade school level drama.

Someone kill something already! [emoji23]
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-18-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 41,667
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

Someone shot something? Fun times. If itís an actual giant, awesome!

But a word of advice. Be careful where and who you share that pic with. Taking the wardens out to where you shot it can be a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,525
Posted By Kirby86
Ladies and gentlemen, I had the opportunity to...

Ladies and gentlemen, I had the opportunity to speak to the chapter president of Texas Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and I can honestly and confidently say, weíve got representation now.

Iím...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,760
Posted By Kirby86
Very true. What I would stress more than anything...

Very true. What I would stress more than anything is having good glass and a spotting scope. I know it may sound ludicrous and heavy, but hunting that type of terrain demands a lot out of your...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-02-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 41,667
Posted By Kirby86
Crazy bright moon phase! Hope you fellas are...

Crazy bright moon phase! Hope you fellas are sticking it out all day!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-01-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,953
Posted By Kirby86
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] That would mean...

[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]

That would mean theyíd have to keep out the guys shooting rifles/handguns/fireworks and fishermen as well.

Benbrook is my favorite lake to hunt. And when I lived...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-01-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 41,667
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

Luckily the park is a real easy drag. Especially if you have a set of wire cutters and a questionable conscience. [emoji3]

I better stop with the sarcasm before I start getting phone calls...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-23-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,802
Posted By Kirby86
Not during transport. May wanna try waxing it...

Not during transport. May wanna try waxing it maybe? Sounds odd! I strap mine down to itself, but I also athletic taped the contact point where the screw bolt hits the seat post.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-22-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,760
Posted By Kirby86
First time at Meredith this week. First day we...

First time at Meredith this week. First day we were after Muleys but watched a really good buck bed down with a doe about a mile out so we put a stalk on him. Blew it when we wound up 30 yards from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 45,695
Posted By Kirby86
If youíre gonna stack 50 inches on the buck...

If youíre gonna stack 50 inches on the buck killed on the first day due to 7th grade girl style rumor and speculation, then sure. Otherwise, didnít happen [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23].
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