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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,917
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We've done the quartered deer or pig on ice in...

We've done the quartered deer or pig on ice in coolers for about 5 days, then deboned sealed them in Food Saver bags and put them in the freezer for the past 5 years without any problems. Earlier...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,470
Posted By Double-O-Dave
This is my first season hunting with a x-bow, so...

This is my first season hunting with a x-bow, so I'm also trying to find a good solution. I hunt with a Killer Instinct Hero 380, and it only weighs 5.8 lbs. I found a rifle sling doesn't really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,061
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I went out this morning. My son saw a...

My son and I went out this morning. My son saw a doe and fawn, I just saw a rabbit and some doves. The solunar chart showed 4+ "Best" for today, by the way. We'll try again this afternoon.

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Dang it! I'll take next in line, please, in case...

Dang it! I'll take next in line, please, in case the first in line doesn't work out.

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We've used it - Mumm's Apple scented corn for...

We've used it - Mumm's Apple scented corn for years with good effect. Others on our lease used regular corn and we always saw more deer than they did - shot more deer than they did as well. To me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Heck, I think I'd return it and order the...

Heck, I think I'd return it and order the CenterPoint. I'm not going to badmouth the Barnett, but I think CenterPoint has a better reputation for customer service - which says a lot to me.

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Deal Alert - Crossbow

Just saw this offer from Midway for a CenterPoint crossbow
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,505
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm a big fan of the .308 Winchester, in fact,...

I'm a big fan of the .308 Winchester, in fact, it's my favorite center-fire rifle caliber. For hunting hogs and deer, I doubt I'd ever take a shot more than 200 yds. away unless I was in dire...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Chew: Congratulations to you and your wife...

Chew:

Congratulations to you and your wife on y'alls wedding anniversary. My wife and I celebrate 31 yrs. together today.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,235
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Veterans...remember Basic? Sir yes Sir! My...

Veterans...remember Basic?

Sir yes Sir! My EOD (Entered On Duty) date was Valentine's Day. The Drill Sergeants and training cadre let us know how much they loved us.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Double-O-Dave
9/6/19: Update

Good morning:

I visited Cabelas (in Buda, TX) yesterday afternoon with the Carbon Express Blade crossbow I experienced problems with. At least 3 employees asked if I wanted to have it restrung,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, Sean. Regards, Dave

Thanks, Sean.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Need help - garage/mechanic in San Antonio

Good afternoon:

I need help finding a garage/mechanic in the San Antonio area (Boerne Stage Rd./Scenic Loop - which I believe is in Northwest San Antonio) to inspect a used car (Honda Ridgeline)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I know it's an entry level crossbow, but I'm not...

I know it's an entry level crossbow, but I'm not inspired with confidence. If I'm able to, I'm going to return it and buy a new Killer Instinct crossbow as a replacement.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Double-O-Dave
It always pays to check your equipment

I bought this Carbon Express Blade from Cabelas a few months ago as a back-up and loaner to my regular crossbow (Killer Instinct KI-350). I haven't had a chance to shoot it until yesterday. It was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,917
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My late mother-in-law (she lived in Germany) had...

My late mother-in-law (she lived in Germany) had a small land tortoise as a pet for 40+ years. Every year in the late fall, she could tell the tortoise was getting ready for winter as it would slow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By Double-O-Dave
That's nuts! :D Regards, Dave

That's nuts! :D

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Some will say this isn’t necessary or even true,...

Some will say this isn’t necessary or even true, but my son and I have had good luck using apple scented corn. Three things I know about deer: 1) they’re curious, 2) they have an excellent sense of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,431
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I always carry what we call a "kill...

My son and I always carry what we call a "kill bag", which is zip-loc sandwich bag holding our hunting license, a small Swiss Army knife, several ink pens and a Sharpie or two, a couple of pair of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,639
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Richard Pimentel is the best, and most profound...

Richard Pimentel is the best, and most profound speaker I've ever heard, and I've heard a bunch of them:

http://www.miltwright.com/_richard_pimentel/index.htm

You can do a You Tube search and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,214
Posted By Double-O-Dave
absentee voting? :D Regards, Dave

absentee voting? :D

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,845
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Truly generous and wonderful thing you’re doing....

Truly generous and wonderful thing you’re doing. Please add my name to the drawing. US Army 1975-1980

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,143
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I normally feed about 6 weeks or so before the...

I normally feed about 6 weeks or so before the beginning of hunting season. I feed 3 times a day at 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (we throw for about 5 seconds at 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 2...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Double-O-Dave
...and it's going into your permanent record! :D...

...and it's going into your permanent record! :D

I hope your dad is doing better soon.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,849
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I just saw this ad (email) for a Carbon Express...

I just saw this ad (email) for a Carbon Express x-bow:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hoss 163: Thanks for posting this. I just...

Hoss 163:

Thanks for posting this. I just ordered 2 of them - I doubt I could build a blind at that price. I'm going to build small platforms about 2-3 ft. off the ground and put the blinds on...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-22-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Double-O-Dave
.243 Winchester ammo may be cheaper and easier to...

.243 Winchester ammo may be cheaper and easier to find on the shelves than the 6.5. This is a non-issue if you're a reloader, break even if you already shoot the 6.5 as simplifying your logistics is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-22-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son has one chambered in .308 Winchester. ...

My son has one chambered in .308 Winchester. It's a tack-driving, hog and deer killing machine. He's very happy with his.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,167
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I've got one but I really should package it up...

I've got one but I really should package it up and sell it. I'm having problems using it properly and I'm really careful to lift the tip of the blade before it hits the front edge of the sharpening...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,553
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I recall reading a story about deer deliberately...

I recall reading a story about deer deliberately eating birds on a small island off of the Scottish coast. There aren’t any trees on the island so the birds nest on the ground. The deer visit the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By Double-O-Dave
email sent

Good morning:

Email message sent for details.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I made and shot a ton of them when I was younger....

I made and shot a ton of them when I was younger. I used primed .38 Special cases, no powder, and pushed the open end of the cartridge casing into a block of paraffin for the bullet. It was quite...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Double-O-Dave
More like “terrible photo”, it does not appear to...

More like “terrible photo”, it does not appear to be venomous so I’m going with my standard guess of rat snake. BTW I’m not criticizing your photography skills, I shoot firearms and crossbows much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I've never known of any of the devices you asked...

I've never known of any of the devices you asked about to work. I bought a couple of these collars for my dogs off of Amazon, and they work great:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163632314214

Maybe...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'd put a pen around the feeder and then put up a...

I'd put a pen around the feeder and then put up a pig pipe or pig barrel a little distance away from the feeder pen for the hogs.

Good luck,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Wow, I guess Diet Coke really works. ...

Wow, I guess Diet Coke really works.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Congratulations to your son - beautiful shot! ...

Congratulations to your son - beautiful shot! The kid could sell toothpaste with that smile ;)b

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Well said. Also, I try not to kill animals in...

Well said. Also, I try not to kill animals in the feed pen if at all possible. A few years ago my son was filling a feeder on our old lease. The pulley failed and the entire feeder crashed to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Double-O-Dave
This is a trusted paint and body shop we've used...

This is a trusted paint and body shop we've used with good results:

http://www.eppsbodyandpaint.com

Epps Body and Paint.

Outstanding garage also owned by the Epps' owners is Lawson's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,799
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I live in South Austin, so a Llano lease with a...

I live in South Austin, so a Llano lease with a guest house isn't really that big a deal for me - nice to have, but not really necessary as I live close by. All that said, I think $1,500.00/hunter...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 05-17-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,404
Posted By Double-O-Dave
UPDATE: Bar-J Bowhunting Ranch

FYI - thanks for your suggestion. I called the Bar-J the other day and spoke with Barry (the owner). He said he never received my email, and apologized for not seeing the message from me. Bottom...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,206
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Not a vertical bow, but my Killer Instinct...

Not a vertical bow, but my Killer Instinct crossbow is all black. I wanted to spray paint a camo pattern on it and contacted the factory to see what paint they would recommend. I found out that any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,570
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Only if you want to live. There are some...

Only if you want to live.

There are some really nice James Avery charms that would be most appropriate:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,279
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Man, some of you fellas is harder than Chinese...

Man, some of you fellas is harder than Chinese algebra

Just sayin'

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm a city guy, so I was surprised and saddened...

I'm a city guy, so I was surprised and saddened to hear this from a rancher I know. He explained that all of his neighbors had the same policy, and that none of them had the time to spend caring for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Double-O-Dave
The 23 qt. Presto sells for around $80.00 new. I...

The 23 qt. Presto sells for around $80.00 new. I got lucky and found one NIB for $40.00 (craigslist). That made my decision easy.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,797
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Tried a jar last week. I 'm not a gravy making...

Tried a jar last week. I 'm not a gravy making guy, but I tried anyway. The meat was nice and tender. It tasted good on plain white rice with some BBQ sauce it was excellent. Even though I added...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I am very fond of the 6.8 SPC-II caliber - mine...

I am very fond of the 6.8 SPC-II caliber - mine is a PSA. I thought long and hard about the 6.5 vs. the 6.8, and decided if I was going to make shots (routinely) out to 200-300 yards, I'd probably...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Double-O-Dave
The OP didn't mention until later in the thread...

The OP didn't mention until later in the thread that his son is 7 yrs. old, and I was assuming an older kid. Unless your son is a pretty beefy kid, I would stay away from the .270, .308 and 30.06...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Double-O-Dave
About 5 years ago, my son got interested in...

About 5 years ago, my son got interested in getting a deer rifle. We had a lot of discussions about different rifles - brands, barrel length and configuration, action types, calibers, etc. I'm old...
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