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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 01:08 PM
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Posted By tommy1005
pending 2nd on bighorn, gemsbock, oryx, and 2 gun...

pending 2nd on bighorn, gemsbock, oryx, and 2 gun mule deer hunts.....maybe I'll get lucky and get one of them, but I'm not holding my breath
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,757
Posted By tommy1005
Looks like the water got close, but did not get...

Looks like the water got close, but did not get to our house. Also appears the marina did whatís itís supposed to and floated up and down. The only problem now is our jet ski is hanging in the air at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By tommy1005
Looking at the levels LBJ was 2 feet below normal...

Looking at the levels LBJ was 2 feet below normal yesterday, so they had lowered it some. They also canít lower it too much because of the power plant
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,757
Posted By tommy1005
Itís unreal. Finally got my sisters house put...

Itís unreal. Finally got my sisters house put back together after Harvey, and now it looks like we will be doing the lake house as well. The boat was my dadís pride and joy, we lost him in 2015. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,757
Posted By tommy1005
I know our house is going to have water in it....

I know our house is going to have water in it. Just need the water level to come down so I can get up there to see just how bad it is
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By tommy1005
Picture from the Wirtz dam. My boat is under that...

Picture from the Wirtz dam. My boat is under that long blue roof

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By tommy1005
2018 TPWD Draw Hunts - let the fun begin

Pending 2nd draw on gemsbok, oryx, and mule deer hunts. Fingers still crossed on bighorn
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,062
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Posted By tommy1005
I looked on the website and is still just says...

I looked on the website and is still just says application received
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,757
Posted By tommy1005
This is crazy. Worried about our place on LBJ and...

This is crazy. Worried about our place on LBJ and our boat at The marina by the dam
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,472
Posted By tommy1005
Lake Travis

We have a place on LBJ and have fingers crossed at this point. Not much else we can do. Had to rebuild my sisters house after Harvey, itíll just be another rebuilding project if the worst happens.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,472
Posted By tommy1005
Right next to the brand new Boat Town dealership...

Right next to the brand new Boat Town dealership and restaurant. The video is shot from the patio, that is usually a 30 foot hike up the hill to get to.

We have friends with a house just past...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,472
Posted By tommy1005
Just got this about evacuating those along the...

Just got this about evacuating those along the Colorado Rover and Lake LBJ. Praying this passes quickly

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,472
Posted By tommy1005
Lake Travis

Just got a message that there is a barge loose on LBJ and for those below the dam to prepare for it to be damaged
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 08:15 AM
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Posted By tommy1005
Fingers crossed. Keep checking email and website

Fingers crossed. Keep checking email and website
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By tommy1005
I wanted a Pakmule, but couldnít make myself...

I wanted a Pakmule, but couldnít make myself spend the money. I bought an All Seasons one at Bucees and have been pleased with it
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,918
Posted By tommy1005
I doubt they actually ship them

I doubt they actually ship them
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,918
Posted By tommy1005
**deal alert**

Cheaper than Dirt wonít ever get my money because of how they were price gouging people on guns and ammo during the shortage. They were charging double, triple, and more cost mowers to msrp on almost...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,250
Posted By tommy1005
Awesome hunt. Congrats on a beautiful goat, dream...

Awesome hunt. Congrats on a beautiful goat, dream hunt for sure
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
Hunting with Matsuri in 2019

That flight was around $2500 each even with the under 11 discount for my son. I decided to save that $3500, well not really save it, but add a mule deer hunt in Colorado next month since it was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
I was able to get our flights yesterday for $1300...

I was able to get our flights yesterday for $1300 each, which was significantly less than I'd been able to find thus far, so I jumped on it. It will be Houston to DC to Johannesburg going over, the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,293
Posted By tommy1005
My wife and I are taking our 7 year old with...

My wife and I are taking our 7 year old with us.....he says he wants to shoot something while we're there, but we'll see if he can pull the trigger on a hog here first. Last year he said he wanted a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By tommy1005
what caliber rifle were you using?

what caliber rifle were you using?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2018, 11:17 AM
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Views: 39,343
Posted By tommy1005
awesome....good luck

awesome....good luck
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By tommy1005
October 16th can't get here fast enough....hoping...

October 16th can't get here fast enough....hoping I get drawn for one of the 7 draws I'm signed up for that have deadlines on the 15th
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,218
Posted By tommy1005
yes....got the call and text yesterday that they...

yes....got the call and text yesterday that they were planning it for today and tomorrow. Still nervous when I can't get up there for a couple weeks to check on everything.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,293
Posted By tommy1005
great video.....out of curiosity what broadheads...

great video.....out of curiosity what broadheads were you using. I'm heading over there in June and can't wait to get my first African animal on the ground
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,218
Posted By tommy1005
I'm hoping the Wirtz dam on LBJ does it's job and...

I'm hoping the Wirtz dam on LBJ does it's job and doesn't let the main body of the lake rise above normal levels
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By tommy1005
Congrats on some great trophies! Whoíd you hunt...

Congrats on some great trophies! Whoíd you hunt with?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
Iíll be looking tomorrow. Crazy the price...

Iíll be looking tomorrow. Crazy the price difference for one week later
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
This is about what I'm getting....United is about...

This is about what I'm getting....United is about $2200.....KLM through Amsterdam is about $2000.

I keep watching, hoping those prices come down a little.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
Where are you staying at Krueger?

Where are you staying at Krueger?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 08:48 AM
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Posted By tommy1005
Good news!!!! More prayers sent this morning

Good news!!!! More prayers sent this morning
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By tommy1005
I hunted between San Diego and Benavides for a...

I hunted between San Diego and Benavides for a few years until the landowner decided he wanted to hunt it more than we did. Lots of small properties surrounded the 1000 acres we were on, so it was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
I assumed he would have someone, just hadn't...

I assumed he would have someone, just hadn't asked him about that piece yet. I will probably have it shipped to my taxidermist in Colorado
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
anybody have any thoughts on shipping companies...

anybody have any thoughts on shipping companies to get the animals back, or those that have used Matsuri, do they have someone?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
do you have a long layover in Amsterdam coming...

do you have a long layover in Amsterdam coming back?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
I am taking the bow, but also taking the 6.5...

I am taking the bow, but also taking the 6.5 creedmoor incase my son or wife decide they wants to shoot something. Also planning on taking the 375 H&H incase I can talk her into letting me hunt a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
do you know where you found the flights for $750?...

do you know where you found the flights for $750? $2000-$2500 seems to be everything I'm finding
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
we are hunting June 14-22nd......still looking at...

we are hunting June 14-22nd......still looking at flights, we wanted to do the direct flight, but not sure I want to spend that much for 3 of us. Make sure if you're traveling with a rifle to get a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By tommy1005
Hunting with Matsuri in 2019

I am booked to hunt with Matsuri in June of 2019, and my wife and son will be going with me. This is my first hunt in Africa, but will be my 5th trip to the continent, the other 4 to Kenya. We are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By tommy1005
This was mine. He was 69Ē for comparison. Not as...

This was mine. He was 69Ē for comparison. Not as big as some, but a P&Y and couldnít be happier to have taken him at 35 yards with the bow. Having the cutters above the ear helps significantly with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By tommy1005
2 times ears and look for good cutters. If youíre...

2 times ears and look for good cutters. If youíre in a good spot you will have the opportunity to look at several bucks and can start to see the difference. Iíve only done mine with a bow and shot a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By tommy1005
Went 0 fer so far. I guess Iíll find out in...

Went 0 fer so far. I guess Iíll find out in October on gun mule deer and bighorn. Not holding my breath, but sure would be nice to draw something
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 717
Posted By tommy1005
Do the backcountry and Gaia apps allow you to...

Do the backcountry and Gaia apps allow you to save the maps for offline use like onx does? Thatís a pretty big deal when you donít have cell service in the backcountry
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By tommy1005
My first I shot with a 300 RUM. This year Iím...

My first I shot with a 300 RUM. This year Iím taking a 6.5 Creedmoor and have no doubts it will get the job done.

Any of the 3 calibers you listed will do the job just fine
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,849
Posted By tommy1005
If I ever lose the excitement it will be time to...

If I ever lose the excitement it will be time to stop hunting and just use the camera. I get excited after the shot for everything from a dove to an elk. I would say my most exciting hunts thus far...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By tommy1005
I put one of the Roku TVís on my back porch. Itís...

I put one of the Roku TVís on my back porch. Itís been out there for 3 years with no issues, but I did pull it indeed for Harvey. I also like that all I had to do was plug it in and connect it to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By tommy1005
I tried RL26 with the 124ís and groups were...

I tried RL26 with the 124ís and groups were subpar. I have some RL16 and varget that Iíll load this weekend and hopefully squeeze in another range trip this week
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By tommy1005
I have the surefire ep7ís because I donít like...

I have the surefire ep7ís because I donít like how I have to adjust my cheek weld with ear muffs. I used to just use cheap foam disposables, but the $18 for the surefires was worth it. I can actually...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,814
Posted By tommy1005
My 6.5 has a 22Ē Barrel and shoots the 140ís...

My 6.5 has a 22Ē Barrel and shoots the 140ís about 2650 and the 124ís 2900 with 41.5 and 44.5 grains of H4350 respectively. Not sure how much more a longer barrel would gain you especially in a...
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