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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,827
Posted By Big Mike M
I bought a Pit Boss about a month a go and threw...

I bought a Pit Boss about a month a go and threw away my gas grill. The pellet grill can do everything the gas grill can and some. Iíve cooked wings, burgers, steaks, pork butts, beer butt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,487
Posted By Big Mike M
Saltine crackers and corn meal mixed 50/50 in a...

Saltine crackers and corn meal mixed 50/50 in a blender with seasoning mixed in to taste. Coat filets in Dijon Mustard then batter with the mix. Never had a complaint from anyone thatís tried it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 74,620
Posted By Big Mike M
Nice pic. I would have swore it was a holiday...

Nice pic. I would have swore it was a holiday weekend by the crowds in POC this weekend. It was crazy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,099
Posted By Big Mike M
Ryno is really good and smooth.

Ryno is really good and smooth.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-06-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 116,574
Posted By Big Mike M
Looking good. Is the drone still working good...

Looking good. Is the drone still working good for you? I'm considering buying that same drone.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,979
Posted By Big Mike M
I'm taking both of my daughters to the deer lease...

I'm taking both of my daughters to the deer lease this weekend. Filling feeders, finding sheds, and driving daddy around are on the agenda. My 9 year old already has a hit list of bucks for next...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,937
Posted By Big Mike M
50 Caught 2 in foot hold traps over the weekend.

50
Caught 2 in foot hold traps over the weekend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,396
Posted By Big Mike M
96 Caught 2 big boar coons in foothold traps...

96
Caught 2 big boar coons in foothold traps over the weekend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,931
Posted By Big Mike M
His son is a active member on here and is part...

His son is a active member on here and is part owner of Freiheit with other family members. He did pass away. Please keep his family in your prayers. If you are in New Braunfels, go support the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,625
Posted By Big Mike M
I'm curious to hear more about this. I would...

I'm curious to hear more about this. I would think that time of year would be less mortality rate. I'm not at the ranch near as much as you though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,625
Posted By Big Mike M
Especially in October. Bucks just donít change a...

Especially in October. Bucks just donít change a daily routine especially if not pressured. He looks really healthy in the pics so I doubt he died of natural causes. Always a possibility of a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-08-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,200
Posted By Big Mike M
We either put corn or protein in them. Whatever...

We either put corn or protein in them. Whatever type of feeder they were at. It works really good. Most we caught was 5 at one feeder overnight.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By Big Mike M
My grandparents lived by Cherokee Lake. I could...

My grandparents lived by Cherokee Lake. I could ride a bike and fish off the pier. My favorite place to fish was hole #14 by the green.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By Big Mike M
I grew up fishing those lakes 35 years ago when I...

I grew up fishing those lakes 35 years ago when I was a kid. Caught a ton of fish on the golf course ponds. The bass tore up a crankbait.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By Big Mike M
I ran over a 5.5 footer Saturday evening coming...

I ran over a 5.5 footer Saturday evening coming in from the stand. I always wear snake boots when Iím in the brush country.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Big Mike M
I just bought the Bushnell 10x42 in Realtree Camo...

I just bought the Bushnell 10x42 in Realtree Camo for my 10 yr old daughter for Christmas. Academy had them on sale for $49 when originally $99.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,362
Posted By Big Mike M
Did the 13Ē rule cause more spikes to be killed?

Did the 13Ē rule cause more spikes to be killed?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,745
Posted By Big Mike M
I watched the video too. That is definitely a...

I watched the video too. That is definitely a big cat. We had one killed on our pasture about 20 years ago. This cat was taken close to the checkpoint off 59.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,071
Posted By Big Mike M
I have a doe that has been coming to my stand for...

I have a doe that has been coming to my stand for years that looks like that. She has to be at least 9 this year if not older. She gets a pass for life.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 17,959
Posted By Big Mike M
Iíve fooled big bucks before by having someone...

Iíve fooled big bucks before by having someone drop me off. Chum the roads and have the truck drive completely out of the area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,844
Posted By Big Mike M
Hell of a weekend and congrats to everyone.

Hell of a weekend and congrats to everyone.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-04-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 39,535
Posted By Big Mike M
Anyone been doing any trapping? I set out my (6)...

Anyone been doing any trapping? I set out my (6) traps the last 2 weekends and caught (3) coyotes and (1) coon. Not bad for setting them Friday afternoon and picking them up Sunday morning. That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,901
Posted By Big Mike M
So was he eating protein/cottonseed or corn when...

So was he eating protein/cottonseed or corn when you shot him? Beautiful buck by the way. Good call on letting him go another year. We are started to let a lot of our bigger bucks go 7.5+ too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Big Mike M
Prasekís has been my choice for the last 25...

Prasekís has been my choice for the last 25 years. We order 60/40 link sausage Spicy.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 378,441
Posted By Big Mike M
Congrats Rusty. Beautiful buck

Congrats Rusty. Beautiful buck
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By Big Mike M
I have to agree with you on the tines and up...

I have to agree with you on the tines and up score. I was conservative only giving him 10Ēs on his longer tines and still came up with way more than 95Ēs of tines.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By Big Mike M
Mine came from the factory set on 5 MP. I...

Mine came from the factory set on 5 MP. I changed it to 16 MP and it worked great.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By Big Mike M
I bought the Lightning Deal cam. I set it up in...

I bought the Lightning Deal cam. I set it up in my office today and it worked great. Took a pic every 5 minutes like it was supposed to do. Make sure you follow the directions to set it up and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-13-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 378,441
Posted By Big Mike M
I came up with 158. Thatís a trophy.

I came up with 158. Thatís a trophy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Big Mike M
I always bought my daughter the camo boots at...

I always bought my daughter the camo boots at Academy for $19.99. They come in those sizes for boys and girls.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Big Mike M
I use one of these for my video camera. They...

I use one of these for my video camera. They work great and the clamp is heavy duty. Should last a long time.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-25-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,919
Posted By Big Mike M
It looks like he has split brows too. I can...

It looks like he has split brows too. I can easily see 200. Really cool buck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,260
Posted By Big Mike M
99% of the ranches east of Freer are shot out. ...

99% of the ranches east of Freer are shot out. Did you see any sign of deer? FYI, most of the ranches around that area are hunted full time by family and poachers. Illegal activity is most likely...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,260
Posted By Big Mike M
Where is the place at? This will determine the...

Where is the place at? This will determine the amount of illegal traffic and if the hunting is any good. Iíve hunted just out of Freer for 27 years. Iíve seen illegals a few times over the years. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,046
Posted By Big Mike M
The entire south zone is in the special white...

The entire south zone is in the special white wing zone area. Therefore, season opened at noon on Sunday in the south zone. You could have hunted and killed a limit of white wings but no more than...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-01-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,495
Posted By Big Mike M
Heís going to be all around 160. I like his big...

Heís going to be all around 160. I like his big frame. Be tough to pass in now range.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-01-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,506
Posted By Big Mike M
A (5) yr old 4 pt is a trophy. We killed a 4 pt...

A (5) yr old 4 pt is a trophy. We killed a 4 pt years ago that was 24Ēs wide and 6.5. My daughter is going to chase a Big 6 pt this year that will score in the 120ís. Heís 6 or 7 this year. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,645
Posted By Big Mike M
We have a 20íx30í covered patio attached to our...

We have a 20íx30í covered patio attached to our trailer. We spend most of the time hanging out on the porch while there. It faces south so we get a good breeze in the summer and itís protected from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,395
Posted By Big Mike M
I picked up a case of Winchester Super-X 12 gauge...

I picked up a case of Winchester Super-X 12 gauge #8ís at Academy today for 4.99 a box.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Big Mike M
Stone yard is a tough hunt. Basically you are...

Stone yard is a tough hunt. Basically you are shooting birds leaving town headed to and from the Paloma fields. They fly high coming over that field on the way out of town. Sometimes they fly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,250
Posted By Big Mike M
We ďcullĒ by age. No bucks get shot before 5.5...

We ďcullĒ by age. No bucks get shot before 5.5 is the goal. My avatar buck was a 120 class 8 pt at 3 years old. Good thing we didnít cull him since he turned into a 184Ē deer at 6.5. Iíve seen...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,674
Posted By Big Mike M
I pull my kids out around 10 on Fridayís after...

I pull my kids out around 10 on Fridayís after they do attendance. That way they donít get counted absent for the day. We can still make the Friday evening hunt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Big Mike M
Bader Ranch in Hondo. Our group of 30-35 have...

Bader Ranch in Hondo. Our group of 30-35 have hunted with them the last 7 years. Hunt over sunflower fields with ponds on the place. I canít wait for our trip September 7-9.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,046
Posted By Big Mike M
Quail population is up on our place. You can't...

Quail population is up on our place. You can't ride around without seeing birds every few hundred yards. Plenty of doves too.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By Big Mike M
Yes. L&E delivering and filling up our feeders...

Yes. L&E delivering and filling up our feeders was more feasible for us. They do it cheaper than we can buy the feed and do it ourselves. Our deer eat L&E just as good as they did RHR. We have...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By Big Mike M
We have been doing the same thing the last 2...

We have been doing the same thing the last 2 years. So far we are really happy with the feed. It has saved us a lot of time and money too.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-07-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,256
Posted By Big Mike M
I let me daughter chase a Big 6 pt all last year....

I let me daughter chase a Big 6 pt all last year. That was going to be her first buck. She got one shot at him and missed. He was 5.5 last year. I'm curious to see how he turns out this year. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Big Mike M
I fly out with my family around 10:00 am...

I fly out with my family around 10:00 am tomorrow. Looking forward to a week of fun in the sun. We are staying with some friends at Playa Grande. Probably wonít be hitting the night life hard but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By Big Mike M
My dad ended up booking with Gary and Shelly...

My dad ended up booking with Gary and Shelly Gray. I'm probably going to take my girls out in Sept. or October and will book with one of the above guides. Thanks
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 4,761
Posted By Big Mike M
I'm in.

I'm in.
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