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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,078
Posted By Shane
Dang it, Randy! I didn't see your earlier...

Dang it, Randy! I didn't see your earlier thread. I'm sure glad to read this news though. Praise God!!
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-14-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,408
Posted By Shane
Cool looking pig!

Cool looking pig!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,245
Posted By Shane
Yep. Ours is a $4,000/person, $8,000/family...

Yep. Ours is a $4,000/person, $8,000/family deductible. HSA is awesome. We've been fortunate over the last few years to not max out deductibles, so we've accumulated a few thousand dollars in our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,245
Posted By Shane
The previous TRS health insurance was not a high...

The previous TRS health insurance was not a high deductible HSA plan, like most of us in the private sector have had for the last several years. It was an older, more expensive (for whoever was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Shane
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 857
Posted By Shane
Prayers up for your dad!

Prayers up for your dad!
Forum: Photography 02-07-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Shane
The blurry family pictures may not have been an...

The blurry family pictures may not have been an indication of a problem with the camera. It could have just been a result of a new photographer not knowing which settings to use. The lenses that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Shane
Some rimfire scopes are not made to withstand the...

Some rimfire scopes are not made to withstand the recoil of centerfire rifles. Another consideration, especially if you're talking about putting it on a rifle that has some recoil.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,722
Posted By Shane
They have definitely upped their flyfishing game...

They have definitely upped their flyfishing game in recent years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,722
Posted By Shane
My opinions of the two stores is mainly based on...

My opinions of the two stores is mainly based on their house brand items. Cabela's brand stuff was always quality. BPS house brand stuff is always a notch or two down, closer to Walmart type stuff...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,722
Posted By Shane
Yep. That website, which is their entire...

Yep. That website, which is their entire business right now, isn't very good.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,722
Posted By Shane
Maybe we'll get Cabela's back....

A bunch of ex-Cabela's employees from Sydney, NB have started a new outdoor products business. They're headed up by Matt Highby, formerly Cabela’s optics and cutlery category manager and son of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Shane
Nothing beats a loaf of pumpernickel or sourdough...

Nothing beats a loaf of pumpernickel or sourdough from the Old German Bakery in Fredericksburg. I bring a couple loafs home with me every time I go to the lease. Other than that, I got nothin'.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Shane
He's been in college for 3 years here in Abilene,...

He's been in college for 3 years here in Abilene, so I've been covered. :D

He's got an internship this summer (Edward Jones). He's graduating and getting married and planning to join me in my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By Shane
Yep. Walking in and sitting close to feeders...

Yep. Walking in and sitting close to feeders spooks a lot more deer than rifle shots for me too. I shot at a buck with my rifle a few weeks ago and hit the feed pen panel I was trying to shoot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By Shane
We have a few places that are hilly and thick. ...

We have a few places that are hilly and thick. We don't walk or drive through there much at all. They are bedding/sanctuary areas and always seem to hold deer. We'll hunt them around the edges and...
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By Shane
That's a cool looking pig! Congrats, Jeff!

That's a cool looking pig! Congrats, Jeff!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,759
Posted By Shane
I hope she never makes it to the Senate. One...

I hope she never makes it to the Senate. One 2-year term in the House is enough.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-05-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,759
Posted By Shane
I thought the same thing, Charlie.

I thought the same thing, Charlie.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-05-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,759
Posted By Shane
That was a great speech. VERY well written and...

That was a great speech. VERY well written and delivered. I wish he would stick to that style of communication all the time. Good stuff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Shane
Robin Autopilot robomowers

Anybody use them? How do you like them?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,664
Posted By Shane
EXACTLY. And an landowner that is easy to get...

EXACTLY. And an landowner that is easy to get along with as well. Nothing more important than those two things.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,224
Posted By Shane
I quit drinking coffee, and mine went away. ...

I quit drinking coffee, and mine went away. Coffee is pretty acidic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By Shane
New species discovered. They decided to call it...

New species discovered. They decided to call it Tom Brady.

http://photoshopcontest.com/images/large/5lommhy9bpdzgueixu631sej0pe8p4cvxw51.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,953
Posted By Shane
I'm glad you're OK! That's pretty scary! I...

I'm glad you're OK! That's pretty scary!

I was blessed to be on a lease with Matt a few years ago. He's as good as they come for sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Shane
Serious question?

Serious question?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By Shane
Wes Barr here in Abilene used to raise quail. I...

Wes Barr here in Abilene used to raise quail. I don't know if he still does, but he'd know who to call if he doesn't raise them any more.

http://www.barrkennels.net/contact.htm
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By Shane
Duckman's Family Hunting Video Channel

Duckman's Family Hunting Video Channel
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,244
Posted By Shane
It requires a few days of paddling and camping to...

It requires a few days of paddling and camping to go from public access entry point to public access take out point at Amistad. And they you'd have to stage a vehicle at the take out point.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,695
Posted By Shane
I'm sure they picked Abrams because they see her...

I'm sure they picked Abrams because they see her as being expendable. Pelosi and Schumer looked like idiots (surprise) the last time they teamed up for a response. They definitely don't want to...
Forum: Photography 01-30-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Shane
I have one. Great camera. I used it for all my...

I have one. Great camera. I used it for all my son's high school sports. Loved it. I still have it, but I also have a 6D now. I'm mostly shooting landscapes with the 6D now, just because I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Shane
What did you spend on it? Got any pics?

What did you spend on it? Got any pics?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,465
Posted By Shane
Some really fine pea gravel is probably good too....

Some really fine pea gravel is probably good too. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,465
Posted By Shane
:D Yep, and you can hunt dove over a water hole...

:D Yep, and you can hunt dove over a water hole or a sunflower field or a grain field, but not over a feeder or "bait". Lots of hunting rules don't really make much sense, but them's the rules we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,167
Posted By Shane
That sounds like the equivalent of counting to 3...

That sounds like the equivalent of counting to 3 before the actual punishment starts. Get a collar that lights her up and leaves no question that barking is a no-no at the first hint of a bark.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,607
Posted By Shane
$200 worth of jam-o-matic would be my guess.

$200 worth of jam-o-matic would be my guess.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By Shane
Only downside I can think of is getting across...

Only downside I can think of is getting across the spillway when the tank is running over.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-28-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By Shane
Prayers up! Any details on their condition?

Prayers up! Any details on their condition?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 29,706
Posted By Shane
I killed more ducks this season than any year...

I killed more ducks this season than any year since I was in high school (in the '80s). I killed 5 last Saturday. First time I've hunted ducks since back then. My son has been hunting them all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,831
Posted By Shane
If he plans to spend at least $80K of his current...

If he plans to spend at least $80K of his current savings money in 2 years or less on a new house, then I'd recommend #1 - assuming the $30K he'd have remaining would be sufficient for emergency...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,470
Posted By Shane
We pay a premium price for our lease because it...

We pay a premium price for our lease because it has axis on it. So blame the axis for being so cool and tasting so good, I guess. :D :D

The whitetail around our area (SW of Fredericksburg) are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,470
Posted By Shane
We're on the Pedernales SW of Fredericksburg. We...

We're on the Pedernales SW of Fredericksburg. We see herds of axis up to 100 head or so too. But the whitetail don't mind them at all. We see loads of whitetail and axis grazing together all the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-25-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,638
Posted By Shane
Like a cheap suit. Ugh. :(

Like a cheap suit. Ugh. :(
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,523
Posted By Shane
He sounds like a great guy. I'm sorry for your...

He sounds like a great guy. I'm sorry for your loss, Curt.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-24-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,695
Posted By Shane
Yes sir. Lots of evil in this world. Trump...

Yes sir. Lots of evil in this world.

Trump has done more good things than I expected him to, so I'm happy overall. I still don't like his style of getting those things done. His ego-centric...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Shane
I did day lease and package hunts a few years ago...

I did day lease and package hunts a few years ago for the same reasons you mention. I went back to annual lease after that. I've considered skipping a year or two on the annual lease again to hunt...
Forum: Recipes 01-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Shane
If you want to skin them before cooking, do...

If you want to skin them before cooking, do this....

Cut off the fins. With head still attached, scald the fish for 30 seconds or so under hot tap water. Pull the head down toward the back and...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-24-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,695
Posted By Shane
I can't believe he caved. He should uphold his...

I can't believe he caved. He should uphold his Constitutionally-required duty to provide a SOTU report. He should make the case for protecting the border directly to the American people. Doing all...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,680
Posted By Shane
Me too. My daughter likes my P365 too, so I gave...

Me too. My daughter likes my P365 too, so I gave it to her. Gotta get another one for myself. Back to carrying my Shield, which I like just fine - just not as much as I like the P365.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,157
Posted By Shane
;)b On our lease, we each get 1 axis buck. If a...

;)b On our lease, we each get 1 axis buck. If a guy wanted to kill a buck that had already shed his antlers, it would count as his buck just the same as if it had the biggest antlers on the place...
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