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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,596
Posted By jerp
I came across an article about that island...

I came across an article about that island several months ago. It is hard to believe primitive tribes still exist with no contact from the outside. I wonder what they think when planes fly over?
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,230
Posted By jerp
My wife likes to fish and camp but has no desire...

My wife likes to fish and camp but has no desire to hunt whatsoever. She will eat anything I bring home as long as I clean it and cook it.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By jerp
The day I shot my first quail. What, a quail?...

The day I shot my first quail. What, a quail? (?!) I know this site is pretty deer-centric but I was raised by a man who was an upland bird fanatic. My entire growing up years dad had a rotating...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By jerp
Yeah, my hunting partner has been out there all...

Yeah, my hunting partner has been out there all week and told me the young bucks are running uncooperative does all over the place. A young 8 point came within inches of T-boning his truck on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By jerp
Since a GoPro is the only video camera I have I...

Since a GoPro is the only video camera I have I am giving it a try. I've mounted it on a tpost less than 10 yards from where I throw my hand corn. So far the animals have not cooperated but when...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By jerp
Like a lot of people have done, I put mine on a...

Like a lot of people have done, I put mine on a short (48") platform. The blind is screwed down on rubber stall mats.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,533
Posted By jerp
Very impressive accomplishment! Back when I was...

Very impressive accomplishment! Back when I was competing I always dreamed about doing a full Ironman but I never did anything beyond Olympic/International distance. The commitment it takes to do...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By jerp
If you look closely you can see the silicone bead...

If you look closely you can see the silicone bead I added around the window frame. It does not leak at all even in heavy rain
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,788
Posted By jerp
This pastime sure arouses some odd passions. In...

This pastime sure arouses some odd passions. In 30 years of leasing I’ve only been on one “stay out of my area” place and I didn’t like it. Tension between members lessens the experience
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By jerp
Are the windows leaking? Run a bead of silicone...

Are the windows leaking? Run a bead of silicone around the outside of the window frame. The inside walls will “sweat” quite a bit in certain weather conditions if you don’t leave the vent open
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By jerp
It would be pretty cool to see OSU to go...

It would be pretty cool to see OSU to go back-to-back on that award. Is Tracin a receiver as well?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By jerp
He's your nephew? Awesome talent and a Ft Worth...

He's your nephew? Awesome talent and a Ft Worth kid - Go Pokes!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,788
Posted By jerp
We share pics with the guy across the road but he...

We share pics with the guy across the road but he is a long time friend of ours and has a "let them grow" attitude. From exchanging pics we have figured out we are hunting a lot of the same deer -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By jerp
I'd put my money on that dude in a fight - that...

I'd put my money on that dude in a fight - that extra poker would be deadly!
Forum: Traditional 11-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By jerp
Great buck - enjoyed your story!

Great buck - enjoyed your story!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By jerp
Don't remember the brand but somebody makes a...

Don't remember the brand but somebody makes a muff/handwarmer that has a little plastic window in it so you can mess with your phone while keeping your hands inside.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By jerp
Another vote for thin gloves and a muff with a...

Another vote for thin gloves and a muff with a Zippo or Jon E hand warmer inside.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,860
Posted By jerp
I’ve been hearing that quite a bit this season on...

I’ve been hearing that quite a bit this season on properties within earshot of my lease - rapid multiple shots. I think it is an indication that the pig infestation is as bad in the whole area as it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By jerp
Hard to believe it has been almost 20 years -...

Hard to believe it has been almost 20 years - those kids would be pushing 40. Such a tragedy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By jerp
Black buff and a black hat to cover my head of...

Black buff and a black hat to cover my head of luxurious white hair:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By jerp
Are the lights coming on when you plug it in?

Are the lights coming on when you plug it in?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,129
Posted By jerp
Most full service brokerage firms won’t let their...

Most full service brokerage firms won’t let their advisors buy marijuana-related stocks for their clients even if it is an unsolicited trade. Like you said, too many unknowns. That will change when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,129
Posted By jerp
As far as pot stocks go it is still the “Wild,...

As far as pot stocks go it is still the “Wild, Wild West”. There are hundreds of them out there and they run the gamut from legit start-ups to 100% scam, “pump and dump” operations. The problem is it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By jerp
I have had good luck with the gunsmiths at both...

I have had good luck with the gunsmiths at both Elk Castle and Panther City Firearms
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,477
Posted By jerp
I've air bowed two people with stickers while...

I've air bowed two people with stickers while coming back from the lease so far this deer season. Both just kinda squinted at me with a confused look on their face.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,365
Posted By jerp
It is reassuring to read these stories - if a...

It is reassuring to read these stories - if a real shooter buck gets killed this year on our place it will be one we have never seen before. There is always hope during the rut!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,997
Posted By jerp
From NBC-5 website: The investigation found...

From NBC-5 website:

The investigation found Turner was shot by his own backup gun, which malfunctioned, Fowler said. Turner was shot in the foot and was treated and released from a Fort Worth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,997
Posted By jerp
I am still unclear who first said it was the...

I am still unclear who first said it was the mystery poacher that shot the officer. Was it the media? Did they hear that and run with it, or did the officer call it in that way? If so, I can't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,997
Posted By jerp
That very well could be it - story said it was...

That very well could be it - story said it was his back-up weapon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By jerp
One of the greats for sure. "Yesterday When I...

One of the greats for sure.
"Yesterday When I Was Young"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwhCqmpO0go
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By jerp
Ram: "Dude, you are not playing by the rules! We...

Ram: "Dude, you are not playing by the rules! We are supposed to just back up, charge and and whack horns! What's with this hooking me and flipping me over stuff? I call foul!"
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By jerp
I would also suggest going to youtube and search...

I would also suggest going to youtube and search for Arne Moe. He has some really good instructional videos on the basics of form in traditional archery.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By jerp
I bet it made it tough for him to score during...

I bet it made it tough for him to score during the rut. Trying to get a doe to acquiesce to your romantic advances becomes problematic when you have a rotting head hanging off your antlers:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,997
Posted By jerp
Was this off 1886?

Was this off 1886?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,625
Posted By jerp
I have had only 3 daily drive vehicles over the...

I have had only 3 daily drive vehicles over the last 30 years. Two Grand Cherokees, and I'm now going on 10 years driving a Tacoma. All have been 4wd. I'm about ready for a new truck and I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,324
Posted By jerp
I wasnt going to chime in but I’m getting a kick...

I wasnt going to chime in but I’m getting a kick out of all the reverse snobbery on this topic. People who like me who wear suits to funerals are not judging anybody - wear what you think is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By jerp
Haven't seen a whole lot of deer so far. - just a...

Haven't seen a whole lot of deer so far. - just a few does and scraggly young bucks. Biggest problem I think - the pigs have pretty much taken over. Battle Creek runs through the place and it is a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By jerp
Nice buck - congratulations! Sounds like it has...

Nice buck - congratulations! Sounds like it has been a pretty good season in Eastland County so far. On Saturday I ran into the new owner of Rust Deer Plant - he said that they've already had over...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By jerp
I’m waiting on my target buck too. I have not...

I’m waiting on my target buck too. I have not seen him yet, on camera or in person - in fact I don’t think he lives anywhere near where I hunt. But I am waiting on him all the same...

:cool:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By jerp
An essential piece of equipment if you bring beer...

An essential piece of equipment if you bring beer to the blind

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By jerp
You need to remember to bring bottles to the...

You need to remember to bring bottles to the blind instead of cans - much quieter.:p
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By jerp
Anybody else doing a midday sit?

Very pleasant weather for it

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By jerp
34 degrees- Krivo windows are frosted over. Now...

34 degrees- Krivo windows are frosted over. Now this feels like deer hunting!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By jerp
I shot the same compound for over 10 years. Every...

I shot the same compound for over 10 years. Every couple of years when I got the itch for the latest and greatest I learned to quit thinking about it until the urge passed. I would remember that bow...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-09-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By jerp
Something clearly needed to be done about the...

Something clearly needed to be done about the abuse of asylum regulations and procedure. Today's simple measure prevents people who enter illegally from claiming asylum. This should be a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By jerp
Who's ready for the first cold sit of the season? (no Thermocell!)

I'm headed to the lease tonight - looks like it will be around 35 degrees at sunup tomorrow morning. I only have one set-up that will work with the currently predicted east wind, but it will be nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By jerp
There certainly is for bow hunters. Even the...

There certainly is for bow hunters. Even the most relaxed deer seem to drop at least a little. I think most of us have had a clean miss when aiming at the center of the lungs. I enjoy those slo-mo...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By jerp
I was driving out of my suburban neighborhood...

I was driving out of my suburban neighborhood before dawn when I saw what I thought was a dog crossing the street. I hit my brights and saw that it was a coyote with a house cat in it's mouth. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,876
Posted By jerp
A few years back we were trailing a pig through...

A few years back we were trailing a pig through some thick brush on a friend's property and came across something that looked man-made. After clearing the leaves we found what looks like a grinding...
Forum: Traditional 11-07-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
Posted By jerp
Congratulations Shiloh - you have had an...

Congratulations Shiloh - you have had an incredible year! Adding up those bucks and your Africa trip I’ll bet your taxidermist is shopping for a vacation home!:D
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