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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 169
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Posted By 686
I put a friend onto one of my target bucks this...

I put a friend onto one of my target bucks this morning

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By 686
If youíve got good pasture conditions, and...

If youíve got good pasture conditions, and planted food plots, the protein consumption is going to go way down; which is great for your wallet and for the deer population, but youíre not going to see...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By 686
If youíre interested in apples, Ein Shemer and...

If youíre interested in apples, Ein Shemer and Anna are low chilling hour varieties Iíve had good luck with in Bell Co.

You might have enough soil moisture to try Dunstan Chestnuts as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Got about 8Ē of rain after I planted my plots, I...

Got about 8Ē of rain after I planted my plots, I was afraid it washed out the seed, bit looks like I got good germination. Seeing tons of deer, my target shooter bucks included. Didnít have any time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Got my plots in today, hopefully good rain this...

Got my plots in today, hopefully good rain this coming week and looking forward to cooler temps!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Great job!

Great job!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By 686
I take the Dewalt with me to vacuum out deer...

I take the Dewalt with me to vacuum out deer blinds and vacuum my boat and car/truck carpet as well. The hose comes out of the head so you can get tighter spots and you can put right spot nozzles on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By 686
The other huge upside is you can keep a hot spare...

The other huge upside is you can keep a hot spare battery on the charger in case you need it (my wife would frequently not plug in our old vacs, and then itís dead when you need it). A fresh Dewalt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By 686
Heck yeah! FYI they are kinda loud, cause they...

Heck yeah! FYI they are kinda loud, cause they are moving some air.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By 686
This thing rocks, and is a must have if you have...

This thing rocks, and is a must have if you have any dewalt 18v tools, it uses the tool batteries so no worries about battery replacement
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
FarmLogs is showing 5Ē since Sept 1 at our place...

FarmLogs is showing 5Ē since Sept 1 at our place 10 miles west of town, I havenít been out to check the rain gauge since then.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Awesome buck!

Awesome buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Opening days 2015 and 2016 were pretty decent for...

Opening days 2015 and 2016 were pretty decent for us, 2017 was bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
I'm hunting, but I'm pessimistic on the bird...

I'm hunting, but I'm pessimistic on the bird numbers. Seems like it was too dry at the wrong times this year, haven't been seeing a ton of birds and I didn't have any sunflowers come up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,234
Posted By 686
Really impressive accomplishments Doc!

Really impressive accomplishments Doc!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Yeah he's at least 5, probably more like 6 or 7....

Yeah he's at least 5, probably more like 6 or 7. A 3 year old 10pt that wide would be pretty out of the ordinary for our place, we just started feeding and making improvements mid-2015. I need to see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By 686
Tell me about........

I think I used a 2Ēx 1.5Ē fernco coupling to get from the tank fitting to the 1.5Ē pvc, it could be 2Ē pvc, I canít remember
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Hereís a couple age progressions of two bucks on...

Hereís a couple age progressions of two bucks on our place. The wide 10 broke off both his brow tines last year, he might be a shooter this year.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Iíve had decent bird hunting the last few years...

Iíve had decent bird hunting the last few years at our place, but it was so dry this year, I havenít been seeing as many birds as normal. Im going to sit out Saturday afternoon and see what flys by.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By 686
I hunted with them this July, had a great time,...

I hunted with them this July, had a great time, and we saw some stud Nyala. PM me any questions.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Sorry, it’s not an age progression, just shots...

Sorry, it’s not an age progression, just shots from different angles/distances from the last few weeks put together. I like to have a compilation of shots put together so I can remember what they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Pulled some pics yesterday. The few showers we...

Pulled some pics yesterday. The few showers we had come through earlier this week have helped the pasture conditions.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,347
Posted By 686
Iím basically in your same boat. (havenít figured...

Iím basically in your same boat. (havenít figured out a good private land elk hunt yet.)

I met these guys at DSC, this is a huge ranch, with cabins and hot water at high elevation in the hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,347
Posted By 686
Cheers to that. Have you talked with Elk...

Cheers to that. Have you talked with Elk outfitters at the DSC convention? There's a bunch there.

Nice buffalo - where did you get it?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
Kinda weird rainfall patter at our place this...

Kinda weird rainfall patter at our place this year, who knows whatís going to happen. It was so dry this spring I didnít attempt spring dove food plots.

We cleared about 30 acres of cedar over the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,644
Posted By 686
We got about 1.25Ē 10 miles west of Lampasas. ...

We got about 1.25Ē 10 miles west of Lampasas.

I put out some cameras last Saturday and pulled pics on Sunday to see where weíre at, not looking too bad for us considering how dry itís been.
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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-12-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By 686
protein for low fence ?

I am a huge fan of timed protein feeders, not just because of the ability to ration the feed, but also because you can encourage the bucks visit your feeders during hunting hours. If you feed free...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By 686
How big is the feeder? A 55 gallon drum with a 12...

How big is the feeder? A 55 gallon drum with a 12 volt spinner running for 2 seconds twice a day will last about a month in my experience. If thatís your only feeder you might want to run it longer....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,048
Posted By 686
I'm quoting your post, but this is more of a post...

I'm quoting your post, but this is more of a post for anyone who hasn't read the Kerr studies (the studies that TPWD used to base the killing of spikes from). I've heard/seen people say that these...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-06-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,750
Views: 512,587
Posted By 686
I picked up a little something at DSC today to...

I picked up a little something at DSC today to top my .375 Weatherby:

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,144
Posted By 686
Ditto, awesome deer and congrats!

Ditto, awesome deer and congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By 686
One other thing, I was seeing a lot of coons on...

One other thing, I was seeing a lot of coons on my trail cams running free choice, now I donít see any. And I have a lot less nighttime trail cam photos to look through because the deer donít come to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By 686
Timed vs free choice?

Iíve tried both ways and Iím a timed protein guy. The bucks will stand around waiting for the valve to open, and I can keep my feed budget under control. It is definitely an attractant, and I hunt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,263
Posted By 686
Liquid is optional, the meat will cook in its own...

Liquid is optional, the meat will cook in its own juices in the jar. I added a few tablespoons of beef broth to my first batch as I wanted a little extra juice to make into a quick and easy gravy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,263
Posted By 686
Canning Meat (Venison). My Impressions

Yes, 8 over 8 pints for a total of 16, just buy an extra spacer rack or whatever they call it that goes under/between the jars. I think if you found some skinny pint jars you could maybe fit more....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,263
Posted By 686
Hereís mine. ...

Hereís mine.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,263
Posted By 686
Canning Meat (Venison). My Impressions

I just got into it as well and canned my first batch last weekend. How detailed are you guys with trimming the raw meat? I trimmed like crazy, and I want to maybe trim a little less next time if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,999
Posted By 686
Dude, you are a bada** breaking all those deer...

Dude, you are a bada** breaking all those deer down!

Are you using a winch or your utv and the ďgolf ballĒ method for skinning? Iíve got to get my skinning operation streamlined...

One thought:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,999
Posted By 686
Man you have your system down! Planning the work...

Man you have your system down! Planning the work and working the plan, from the beginning to bagging Ganchos! No slacking! I admire your efforts and proficiency!

I'm assuming you guys have a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,999
Posted By 686
Awesome buck! Great job with all your prep! You...

Awesome buck! Great job with all your prep! You worked your butt off and definitely earned it! This is just about as impressive a feat to me:



How many deer were you putting down per day when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,144
Posted By 686
Thatís awesome! Great job Dad!

Thatís awesome! Great job Dad!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By 686
Nice work! Glad you were able to get some hunting...

Nice work! Glad you were able to get some hunting time in!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,894
Posted By 686
This stand is about 25í high, it was probably a...

This stand is about 25í high, it was probably a 45degree angle down shot. I didnít bend from the waist and so I shot high.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,894
Posted By 686
Doe Survived

I hit a buck a few inches high like that last year from a high tree stand. I was sick about it but he healed up fine. Complete pass through. Here he is at the feeder a week after the shot:
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,668
Posted By 686
Donít let this bump in the road get you down Doc....

Donít let this bump in the road get you down Doc. Try to keep your mind on all the wonderful ways youíve been blessed, and put your game face on. This too shall pass.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-23-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,750
Views: 512,587
Posted By 686
That Ruger is cool! Looks like something from a...

That Ruger is cool! Looks like something from a James Bond movie.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,144
Posted By 686
Nice work Gunny!

Nice work Gunny!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,144
Posted By 686
Nice! Are the exotics new to your place?

Nice! Are the exotics new to your place?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,750
Views: 512,587
Posted By 686
Thanks! I love this rifle, Iíve never seen...

Thanks! I love this rifle, Iíve never seen anything else like it, and it is perfect for me. Iím looking forward to practicing with it more and getting dialed in at longer distances, itís capable of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,750
Views: 512,587
Posted By 686
Earlier this week bought a custom Sako L61R from...

Earlier this week bought a custom Sako L61R from the late 60ís, fitted with a custom heavy barrel and stock by Flaigís (old Western PA gunsmith), chambered in .375 Weatherby Mag, which will also...
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