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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By Kirby86
Ladies and gentlemen, I had the opportunity to...

Ladies and gentlemen, I had the opportunity to speak to the chapter president of Texas Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and I can honestly and confidently say, weíve got representation now.

Iím...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,344
Posted By Kirby86
Very true. What I would stress more than anything...

Very true. What I would stress more than anything is having good glass and a spotting scope. I know it may sound ludicrous and heavy, but hunting that type of terrain demands a lot out of your...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-02-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
Crazy bright moon phase! Hope you fellas are...

Crazy bright moon phase! Hope you fellas are sticking it out all day!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-01-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,084
Posted By Kirby86
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] That would mean...

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That would mean theyíd have to keep out the guys shooting rifles/handguns/fireworks and fishermen as well.

Benbrook is my favorite lake to hunt. And when I lived...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-01-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

Luckily the park is a real easy drag. Especially if you have a set of wire cutters and a questionable conscience. [emoji3]

I better stop with the sarcasm before I start getting phone calls...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-23-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Kirby86
Not during transport. May wanna try waxing it...

Not during transport. May wanna try waxing it maybe? Sounds odd! I strap mine down to itself, but I also athletic taped the contact point where the screw bolt hits the seat post.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-22-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,344
Posted By Kirby86
First time at Meredith this week. First day we...

First time at Meredith this week. First day we were after Muleys but watched a really good buck bed down with a doe about a mile out so we put a stalk on him. Blew it when we wound up 30 yards from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
If youíre gonna stack 50 inches on the buck...

If youíre gonna stack 50 inches on the buck killed on the first day due to 7th grade girl style rumor and speculation, then sure. Otherwise, didnít happen [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23].
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

Welp, swing and a miss. For someone that hunts public land a lot it sure does hurt to get skunked this bad, but thatís hunting for ya!

Regardless, Iíve had fun, learned a lot and was blessed to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

Dead quiet... can hear a mouse fart then all of a sudden... SQUEAAAAAKKK as the oil derrick starts back up and nearly makes me fall out of my stand. [emoji58]

I about need a new pair of shorts.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

Well, the best part is I left my grunt tube in my jacket at the truck, so this is me winging it and making a mouth call. If it fooled him, maybe itíll actually work in a pinch! Then again... he ainít...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Whoever is rattling on the north side of Meyers,...

Whoever is rattling on the north side of Meyers, thatís my doe bleat youíre grunting and rattling at [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Movin for the 4th time to my one last spot....

Movin for the 4th time to my one last spot. Either gotta be very patient or very aggressive. Gonna opt for the latter. If I strike out Iím gonna strike out swinging!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Congratulations fellas!!! Oh...

Congratulations fellas!!!






Oh I just let it fly from the stand lol. My dumb rear end forgot to refill my camel bladder yesterday morning unfortunately.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-19-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
*. See, there really are no deer at...

*.

See, there really are no deer at Grapevine. At least according to the kill count from this thread. Probably because theyíre all at the park.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Man I had something weird happen last night. Got...

Man I had something weird happen last night. Got back to my room and for whatever reason I couldnít get warm! Got the chills like I had the flu and the room was 78 degrees. I threw on my down vest,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171119/7a56e16a...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171119/7a56e16ad77e871a96c662e0de692578.jpg

Finally!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Yep! K2 125. I like em so far but thereís...

Yep! K2 125. I like em so far but thereís positives and negatives to em. Pm me if you wanna know so this thread stays on point!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171118/e1bbc507...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171118/e1bbc5075ca28afc8677be5e6644c4ae.jpg

Only found the one. Second hog was closer than I thought. 13 yards. Shot high. Only muscle and fat on the arrow....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

Provided they died in a gentlemanly manner, preferably in the clear cut, on the way out, side by side...

Otherwise I guess itíll be an Easter egg hunt for the most worthless animal out here!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Just whacked 2 hogs. Hopefully they died...

Just whacked 2 hogs. Hopefully they died conveniently [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
I hunted Goode this morning. Went in 2 miles to...

I hunted Goode this morning. Went in 2 miles to just see one doe. Did hear grunting on a ridge line up above me though. After yaílls widow maker comments I discovered a dead limb above my stand that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

Wind just hit here. Treestand Rodeo has begun. Yíall be safe!

On a side note, anyone elseís allergies acting up? I rarely get allergies but itís been bad this trip!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Decided to move. Weíll see if it pays off. I...

Decided to move. Weíll see if it pays off. I ainít near the truck, thatís for dang sure [emoji23]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171118/24bded91d486a815f2ab9a1e53918322.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Except for a few corn buzzards, Iíve been skunked...

Except for a few corn buzzards, Iíve been skunked today it looks like!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
True. But then thereís the ďhey where did you...

True. But then thereís the ďhey where did you shoot it. Hey was this your buck? What time tree were you in?Ē A man could make a fortune selling GPS coords.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

Makes ya wonder if Dallas didnít suck right now how many folks might leave after Saturday [emoji23]
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
One of you 15 other dudes out here on Meyers...

One of you 15 other dudes out here on Meyers should take one for the team and become a treestand Favor delivery guy. You can drive deer to me, bring me Whataburger and even make a little money...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-17-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
Great place to hunt [emoji3]

Great place to hunt [emoji3]
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
He hunts a lot of public land. As do I. I canít...

He hunts a lot of public land. As do I. I canít blame him one bit.

All it takes is one bad experience with social media and a giant to leave a bad taste in your mouth!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
883535 ...

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And of course, the obligatory overly excited treestand selfie. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Itís almost as good as my plan to turn loose 37...

Itís almost as good as my plan to turn loose 37 cats with sparklers tied to their tails. But then again Iím not a fan of the federal penitentiary.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Spot and spooking out here will probably make you...

Spot and spooking out here will probably make you lots of friends!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 43,923
Posted By Kirby86
Hagerman Segment B Thread of Awesomeness

May you all have 30 hogs under your stand, and your lunch times be long.

Just kidding. Good luck everybody!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
Grapevine can be rough!

Grapevine can be rough!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-09-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
I saw some when I threw some bread out. Limited...

I saw some when I threw some bread out. Limited out pretty quick that way with my .410 shooting lead shot, from the bank. That homeowner sure wasnít happy that I was standing in his back yard and Iím...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-03-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Kirby86
Being limited to straight unbranched trees will...

Being limited to straight unbranched trees will put the kibosh on several spots I hunt.

With my setup I can be up and hunting in a little more time than a climber and I can pretty much hunt any...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Kirby86
Whoops. Double post

Whoops. Double post
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Kirby86
Letís See Your Lightweight (Mobile) Public Land Setups! (Stands/sticks & climbers)

Hey folks! Iíve had a few people ask me how exactly I haul my stand in and out of the woods since I hang and hunt. I started out with a climber in 2011, but a couple years ago I switched to an XOP...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-02-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Kirby86
Letís See Your Lightweight (Mobile) Public Land Setups! (Stands/sticks & climbers)

Hey folks! Iíve had a few people ask me how exactly I haul my stand in and out of the woods since I hang and hunt. I started out with a climber in 2011, but a couple years ago I switched to an XOP...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
No, thatís from Whitney last year. December 26th....

No, thatís from Whitney last year. December 26th. Shot was a little far back so I backed out and came back next morning. Dogs werenít a lotta help on that particular one because he went straight down...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

Well considering it was 2 different dogs and I left the 12 year old one at home when I took the younger one to Whitney that I lost, I figured that it would have been fine and figured wrong.

This...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,223
Posted By Kirby86
Good to hear! I wish we could sticky your post...

Good to hear! I wish we could sticky your post because Iím sure youíre going to be getting a lot of info sent your way.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

Thanks for your totally helpful and thoughtful response after the fact. Iíve trained dogs for 25 years, and Iíll continue to take them out there when I want to. Just like anyone and everyone else has...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,223
Posted By Kirby86
And Iím not saying that CoE property is the only...

And Iím not saying that CoE property is the only one with issues either. There are a myriad of them, such as land locked pieces of national forest/grassland and other things.

It just seems like...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,223
Posted By Kirby86
Well folks, I had a chance to talk to the...

Well folks, I had a chance to talk to the president of the Texas chapter of backcountry hunters and anglers. Unfortunately he didnít have any idea of what I was talking about with Corp land, and as...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Not quite! But...

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Not quite! But I'm guessing that's near the same place it was last year [emoji849]
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

I'm aware of that. But usually there's a note attached with them doing that. This guy cut the thing and left the lock.

While they're at it, I wish they'd catch folks hunting out there early or...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-10-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 26,086
Posted By Kirby86
2017 Lake Grapevine Hunting Thread

To whoever put in the work to steal that game camera I put out, I have to hand it to you. You did an awful lot of work to climb that tree and cut that lock.

Only 3 people knew about it. Me, you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 43,340
Posted By Kirby86
Had tags. From the looks of it he may have...

Had tags. From the looks of it he may have traveled off the corp land and they shot him on private and dumped him by a bunch of trash just north of the b6 parking area.

It's my fault. He was 9....
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