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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By jmangrem
#1 rule of fence building: find your property...

#1 rule of fence building: find your property line.
If you're talking about a TxDOT highway, it should be clearly identifiable. I would recommend you have a surveyor mark your corners if there is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 63,438
Posted By jmangrem
WTBBC this weekend. Last of the year. Who's in? ...

WTBBC this weekend. Last of the year. Who's in?
Thoughts on weather? Hot!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,807
Posted By jmangrem
That's gonna be nice.

That's gonna be nice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By jmangrem
I'm not far north of there and been in that...

I'm not far north of there and been in that country some for work. Seen some nice deer. Never seen an axis around there but that doesn't mean they're not there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By jmangrem
That's awesome.

That's awesome.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By jmangrem
A few years ago while living in Lbk we drove to...

A few years ago while living in Lbk we drove to Crested Butte and met some friends from B/CS who flew in. Loved the mountain and the little town. Snowed 24" while we were there. Amazing skiing. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,457
Posted By jmangrem
Leave the spotlights at home. NVGs and thermal...

Leave the spotlights at home. NVGs and thermal scopes. Nobody knows I'm there, including the pigs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,348
Posted By jmangrem
No NFL for me. Haven't had cable or watched a...

No NFL for me. Haven't had cable or watched a game in several years. If I see a game on TV its at a sports bar, but I'm there for the wings.
I'm all about college ball also. More passion, less...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By jmangrem
1) I pay most help $100/day. Good help gets $125...

1) I pay most help $100/day. Good help gets $125 for a hard day.
2) About 99% of that difference is work ethic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By jmangrem
Major nest predator and I'm sure they take fawns....

Major nest predator and I'm sure they take fawns. Plus they dig holes everywhere. I went a-hole over tea kettle at full lope a few years back when my horse stepped in what I'm pretty sure was a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By jmangrem
Every chemical listed will also impact your pecan...

Every chemical listed will also impact your pecan through the soil. Man up and chop chop. Use it to your advantage, put the deer in your shooting lane.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By jmangrem
Someone's been reading A. American again. I...

Someone's been reading A. American again.

I enjoyed the Going Home series but I still just can't justify going solar on a house. Unless it really is your forever house and you're out in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,781
Posted By jmangrem
Bobcat

Back in April a buddy of mine found 4 kittens while cleaning out an old feed barn in far WTx. Pre-eyes opening. I snagged one, bottle feed her up and now she's 4 months old and being transitioned...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,781
Posted By jmangrem
Not a game cam photo but it is a bobcat.

Not a game cam photo but it is a bobcat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,089
Posted By jmangrem
I love my Merrells. Not good with cactus tho. ...

I love my Merrells. Not good with cactus tho.
My granddad did hundreds of miles around Van Horn in leather soled cowboy boots. But he also had an old jeep Cherokee that he took to hell and back.
I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-24-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By jmangrem
Kewl.

Kewl.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-16-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By jmangrem
Here is a quote from a Texas GLO map hanging on...

Here is a quote from a Texas GLO map hanging on my wall bought from the A&M Library when I was there:

"This map portrays Texas as we know her today. Born of man's great desire for independence,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-16-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By jmangrem
I'm not against this or any pipeline. I design...

I'm not against this or any pipeline. I design them for a living.

What I was against and what a lot of the good ol' West Texas ranchers and folks (not the hippie-crits) were so against is how they...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-15-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By jmangrem
Trans-Pecos Pipeline

The Trans-Pecos Pipeline is done and installed. Will be operational soon. 150 miles of 42" gas pipeline @1,400 psi from Waha in the Permian Basin to Mexico (Mazatlan ultimately).
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-09-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By jmangrem
I have a Win Model 94 AE in .44 Mag and love it....

I have a Win Model 94 AE in .44 Mag and love it. Its a serious thumper.
I don't know about the warning, but is it pre-safety also? I believe they started adding the safety about 1995 or so. Mine has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,075
Posted By jmangrem
Gravely. I've got a ZT-48-HD and love it.

Gravely. I've got a ZT-48-HD and love it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By jmangrem
I bought my '16 Silverado 2500 out of Oklahoma...

I bought my '16 Silverado 2500 out of Oklahoma and when I went to get it inspected in Texas the front windows were too dark so I had to go drop $100 to remove it and put on a slightly lighter tint....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,397
Posted By jmangrem
Home to West Texas for me. Between mine and my...

Home to West Texas for me. Between mine and my wife's families, I think we'd have a pretty good chance of survival. Solar wells, cattle, goats & horses; A couple of civil engineers, crusty ol'...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,336
Posted By jmangrem
Congrats, you're screwed... ;)

Congrats, you're screwed...
;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,081
Posted By jmangrem
Good luck. Hope you find it and the 'yotes didn't...

Good luck. Hope you find it and the 'yotes didn't feast over night...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,072
Posted By jmangrem
Dang! Bang up job.

Dang! Bang up job.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-21-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By jmangrem
Sigh...here comes this discussion...

Sigh...here comes this discussion again.:rolleyes:
No, but really, you'll get lots of good opinions on here. Do what you can and learn as you go.

I agree with forced-2-work. Anything helps and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By jmangrem
My brother makes real good ones in Alpine. I'm...

My brother makes real good ones in Alpine. I'm always looking for old discs to take him - they're hard to find out there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,412
Posted By jmangrem
Like most others have said, I judge based on the...

Like most others have said, I judge based on the health and life cycle of the animal and time of year.
March - October I leave 'em laying.
During the winter I will process one a) if I need the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,683
Posted By jmangrem
We killed a little guy on our cabin porch in...

We killed a little guy on our cabin porch in Nolan Co. last weekend. We were talking about it and we couldn't remember every killing a rattlesnake in December before.

Anyone else think its strange...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By jmangrem
Chase women. Them Tech girls are easy.:D

Chase women. Them Tech girls are easy.:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,288
Posted By jmangrem
And for Pete's sake don't quote an entire post...

And for Pete's sake don't quote an entire post with 50 pictures to say "looks great". That's why some of these threads are 20 pages long when they should be 2.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By jmangrem
I got the identical High Standard M101 duramatic...

I got the identical High Standard M101 duramatic 22 cal when my granddad passed away a few years ago. I had never seen one before. Its actually a pretty awkward gun and not that fun to shoot...but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,578
Posted By jmangrem
We have a LeLand also and while the purchase and...

We have a LeLand also and while the purchase and install was smooth, we've had a few issues with siding rot and AC reliability that they haven't been real great with on customer service.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,048
Posted By jmangrem
Man, 42lbs is a toad. Like TTH said, that'd win...

Man, 42lbs is a toad. Like TTH said, that'd win you big money at the WT Big Cat.

I like the on-top-of-the-safe idea. Just seems like a good spot for a bobcat mount.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-29-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,974
Posted By jmangrem
Great job. We're about to build one out of an old...

Great job. We're about to build one out of an old spherical pressure tank. I'm gonna steal a few of your ideas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By jmangrem
I'm in. We're hunting all the way out in Brewster...

I'm in. We're hunting all the way out in Brewster Co. Its a heck of a drive but lots and lots of country to cover and the FIL feeds us good for taking predators off his place. Win win.
No pic yet...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-13-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,488
Posted By jmangrem
Good strategy. Very targeted and seems sound...

Good strategy. Very targeted and seems sound enough. My strategy is feed as much as I can afford and hope the right deer get it...works for me but I like yours too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,978
Posted By jmangrem
Wife and I just watched Unbranded and we loved...

Wife and I just watched Unbranded and we loved it.
I knew Ben Thamer at A&M. He's a funny dude.
6 months in the saddle would not be easy. Especially on wild-*** mustangs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 10,686
Posted By jmangrem
Plenty of both need bleedin'. Nice porker you got...

Plenty of both need bleedin'. Nice porker you got there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,629
Posted By jmangrem
He was spying on your setup. You should have shot...

He was spying on your setup. You should have shot him down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By jmangrem
cj, if you're serious about ranch work shoot me a...

cj, if you're serious about ranch work shoot me a pm with your number. I'm from Alpine and my brother and several friends are either running or working on ranches around there. I'll tell ya brother...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,208
Posted By jmangrem
;)bBelize Revival! Just booked flights and...

;)bBelize Revival!
Just booked flights and lodging for November. This will by my 2nd trip, first for the wife. Staying at Sunbreeze Suites on Ambergris.
Anyone have input on which Mayan ruins to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 42,194
Posted By jmangrem
Howdy folks! I live in Angelo and hunt south...

Howdy folks! I live in Angelo and hunt south Nolan County. Ran down this weekend to check things and pull cards. It is dry but deer look good and got 1/2" Saturday. I'll be going for my 1st bow buck...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-28-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,032
Posted By jmangrem
Here are a couple of my oldy but goody.

Here are a couple of my oldy but goody.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-28-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By jmangrem
Go heavy on bottom and light on top. Include a...

Go heavy on bottom and light on top.
Include a ladder, hand rails & cup holders.
Bolt it down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By jmangrem
Solution = Real Estate.

Solution = Real Estate.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By jmangrem
I thought she looked hot.

I thought she looked hot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By jmangrem
For what it sounds like you'll be using this...

For what it sounds like you'll be using this thing for I would recommend a ~50 hp, 4-wd front-end loader tractor. It will do everything you've listed and be more versitile for ranch work, especially...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,299
Posted By jmangrem
Thats a cool example of combining surveying and...

Thats a cool example of combining surveying and bulldozing.
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