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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Oh, that is so nice! A suggestion, if you don't...

Oh, that is so nice! A suggestion, if you don't mind - you could give him a "knife IOU" that can be redeemed once he shows he is mature enough to have a real knife. I'd suggest something like a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I am real careful to try and remove as much fat,...

I am real careful to try and remove as much fat, membrane, tendon, etc. as possible from all of the deer I'm processing. The only exception would be neck roasts. I try to remove the membranes and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I would suggest using the "Search" function here,...

I would suggest using the "Search" function here, and entering TYHP for past threads with tons of information. TBH member RGB is a TYHP official, and can provide lots of information. Here is a link...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 904
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Talking Tim: As you know, a 158gr. bullet from a...

Tim:

As you know, a 158gr. bullet from a .357 Magnum carbine is death to a hog if you shoot him in the head :D

I've only shot, and killed, one deer with a 5.56mm - a small button buck at 100...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Remembering others during this holiday season

Last Tuesday evening, I had to go with the wife to the mall to pick up some Christmas gifts with her. It took a bit longer than we expected, and it was dark, windy, cold, and raining when we left...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,162
Posted By Double-O-Dave
When my kids were in high school, they were both...

When my kids were in high school, they were both in the orchestra. All of the school groups like the band, orchestra, flag team, etc. got to share selling concessions during the football game as an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Itís a small world - a lady I work with was...

Itís a small world - a lady I work with was talking to me about this incident today. Her son is fire/rescue and worked on the victim. Heís kind of shook up about it. From personal experience he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,229
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi CMLambin: My apologies - I was writing my...

Hi CMLambin:

My apologies - I was writing my response while Christmas shopping with the wife last night, so I was distracted and forgot to include what I really wanted to say about your son. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 726
Posted By Double-O-Dave
These are the same numbers we use to estimate...

These are the same numbers we use to estimate yield in usable meat, and they have held true over time. Yield can be increased if you consider adding what others discard - such as rib meat, brisket,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,229
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son was 16 yrs old when he killed his first...

My son was 16 yrs old when he killed his first deer -a doe on a TYHP hunt. I walked up with him to the downed deer and showed him how and where to stand, and to check to make sure it was dead. I then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,864
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Trying to avoid any drama here, so let me just...

Trying to avoid any drama here, so let me just say that Hudson's is the reason why I process my own deer now.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 2,403
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I didn't kill my first deer until last year at 60...

I didn't kill my first deer until last year at 60 yrs. of age. Little button buck with a Colt CRE-18 in 5.56mm (Winchester 62 gr. bullet). Bow - pending. I shot my deer at 100 yds. The position...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a PSA AR in 6.8 SPC. I bought the upper...

I have a PSA AR in 6.8 SPC. I bought the upper NIB from a local and bought the lower from PSA on a ďblemishĒ sale (funny thing, no one can find the blemish). I didnít really care for the trigger, so...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,367
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Yes, I believe it would be. I believe you must...

Yes, I believe it would be. I believe you must recover all four quarters and the backstops, at a minimum to avoid a charge of wanton waste of game. There are exceptions for meat that is damaged...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Iím not a Vet, but Iíve been told by 2 different...

Iím not a Vet, but Iíve been told by 2 different Vets that itís almost impossible to OD a dog on Benadryl. Our miniature Schnauzer gets 1/2 of a 25 mg Benadryl tab. You can also try gently washing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,147
Posted By Double-O-Dave
It's a matter of taste, but fat is also needed to...

It's a matter of taste, but fat is also needed to keep the meat from sticking to the pan when cooking (browning it) in the pan, and to keep the deer burgers sticking together when grilling. We buy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We have 2 Schnauzers - a miniature and a...

We have 2 Schnauzers - a miniature and a standard. The miniature just turned 1 yr. old. We used to give them deer bones but stopped when I found the standard Schnauzer would bite and break the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,863
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Aggiehuntress: Youch! I hope you recover...

Hi Aggiehuntress:

Youch! I hope you recover soon. By the way, just curious, but what kind of knife were you using at the time? I really like my Havalon, but I think I get more pokes and nicks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,147
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Same conclusion I drew this year about processing...

Same conclusion I drew this year about processing our own deer. Wish me luck, I'm trying to make my first batch of deer jerky tonight. Next is sausage making.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 7,411
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Anytime I can hunt with my son, Thomas, is a...

Anytime I can hunt with my son, Thomas, is a great hunt. Here we are at our lease in Mills County with the 10 point Thomas shot a couple of weeks ago. It was 83 degrees the day Thomas shot his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,084
Posted By Double-O-Dave
For us, we practice "Coyote Sex" - you know, when...

For us, we practice "Coyote Sex" - you know, when you sit next to the hole and howl all night. I'm here all week.


Try the veal and don't forget to tip the waitresses.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,084
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Ditto - unfortunately. :( Regards, Dave

Ditto - unfortunately. :(

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,084
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Quarterback: I've been using the...

Hi Quarterback:

I've been using the Andro-Gel for a couple of years now with good results. There have been reports of incidental transfer from one person to another, but I've been told that as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,084
Posted By Double-O-Dave
About 7 years ago, I fell while riding my bicycle...

About 7 years ago, I fell while riding my bicycle and unknowingly fractured my right radius (upper bone in your lower arm) near my elbow. The fracture would not heal, but fortunately, I wasn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
Posted By Double-O-Dave
And I thought my father was a POS - next to...

And I thought my father was a POS - next to yours, he's a choir boy. Sorry you are having to deal with this situation. God bless you for having the courage and desire to do what is right.

Good...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
The .22 Magnum is a nasty little customer! It is...

The .22 Magnum is a nasty little customer! It is LOUD, which isn't a negative in my opinion if you are involved in a self defense situation. I've read/heard several times over the years that the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By Double-O-Dave
It would have been funnier if you had...

It would have been funnier if you had deliberately kept some of the cards and told him y'all had hidden 2 full decks of them. He'd still be sweating.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-28-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 743
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Neither my wife nor my young daughter care for...

Neither my wife nor my young daughter care for firearms. That being said, they both like the S&W Model 642 (stainless steel cylinder & barrel, alloy frame) for its simplicity and easier trigger...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Double-O-Dave
When I was in high school, we had a coach/teacher...

When I was in high school, we had a coach/teacher that was a Korean War veteran. God save us, but we used to get him talking about the Korean War, and before long, he would get that look in his eyes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My first hog

Last Saturday afternoon, I killed my first feral hog. I guesstimate her weight at 80-100 lbs., and I shot her at about 30 yds. range with my Savage 99 in .308 Winchester (150gr. Remington Core Lokt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,990
Posted By Double-O-Dave
2nd year on our first lease (my 20 yr. old son...

2nd year on our first lease (my 20 yr. old son and myself, plus an older guy and his son-in-law). Believe it or not, I found it on Craigslist, and he was the first one (in fact, the only one) to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 103,110
Posted By Double-O-Dave
The kid's dad sounds like a rare person - someone...

The kid's dad sounds like a rare person - someone with integrity and character who quietly paid the bill and took responsibility rather than whine and make excuses.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Coon: I am very sorry to hear about your...

Coon:

I am very sorry to hear about your poor dog. I was an ER nurse, and don't know much about caring for animals, but I would suggest trying to let the dog rest as much as possible. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,658
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My, thatís a big one. 😎. (Bonus points if you...

My, thatís a big one. 😎. (Bonus points if you know the movie title that is from.)

Congratulations on a very nice deer.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I hunted opening day weekend on our...

My son and I hunted opening day weekend on our lease just outside of Goldthwaite. On Saturday morning, we saw a lot of does, a 6 point and a 4 point - neither of which met the AR. On Sunday...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,222
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi GraysonHogs: Please do not add me to the...

Hi GraysonHogs:

Please do not add me to the drawing. You were kind enough to gift me with an arrow target bag earlier this year. I just wanted to thank you for you very kind and generous offers....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,335
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Heck, Iíd clean up the mess if I got to hunt for...

Heck, Iíd clean up the mess if I got to hunt for free. SIL would be banned if I was the owner and I donít know if Iíd ever let him come back to hunt.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Very nice. Congratulations to your young hunter....

Very nice. Congratulations to your young hunter. I hope he knows how lucky he is to have a Mom that will join him on a hunting trip. My wife loves our kids dearly, but the only place she would take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Double-O-Dave
That's a fine looking buck, and a fine looking...

That's a fine looking buck, and a fine looking young man. Now where is the deer blood on his cheeks? ;)b Good job and a nice write-up. Congratulations.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think you did that buck a big favor. He wasn't...

I think you did that buck a big favor. He wasn't likely to recover from that wound/bite. If not for you, I think the poor thing would soon starve to death.

That was a good kill.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-06-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Many years ago, way before I owned a center fire...

Many years ago, way before I owned a center fire rifle, I hunted with a shotgun and 00-Buckshot. I decided to try the Foster-type slugs and bought some Federal brand slugs to try out. I was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thank you for posting this Doghouse. My son and I...

Thank you for posting this Doghouse. My son and I and our lease mates will be there this weekend - my very 1st Time to hunt on opening day. Weíll try to make it.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Great photo and great photo. If you'd crop the...

Great photo and great photo. If you'd crop the doe out of the photo so non/anti hunters won't freak out, that would be a great photo for your Christmas cards.

Good on you for taking your son...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hudson's uses Klein's to process some of their...

Hudson's uses Klein's to process some of their products. We tried Hudson's one year. I think their products are good, but then I found out they commingle meat - so it's doubtful you get your deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Dude! You have some Deadly Dookie if you're able...

Dude! You have some Deadly Dookie if you're able to do that! :D



Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 554
Posted By Double-O-Dave
5.56mm, or .223 is legal for deer in Texas, but I...

5.56mm, or .223 is legal for deer in Texas, but I know on some youth hunts the minimum caliber allowed is .243. I've only killed one deer with a 5.56, using 62gr. JSP ammo - single round, high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 935
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Several crossbows can be cocked using a crank...

Several crossbows can be cocked using a crank cocker. The problems with a crank cocker is that they can be a bit pricey, and they can be a bit noisy. If you have back and shoulder problems, you'll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,084
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Oh, that's nice! Pretty buck - congratulations! ...

Oh, that's nice! Pretty buck - congratulations!

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,770
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Took this photo in our back yard yesterday...

Took this photo in our back yard yesterday morning. Our back yard butts up to a greenbelt, and this is the second one we've seen in our yard. We lured both of them close to the house (approx. 15...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,380
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My thought as well. What does the meat look like?...

My thought as well. What does the meat look like? Does it smell ok?

Regards,

Dave
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