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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-22-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,451
Posted By lordvader
If you are planning on hunting in open areas like...

If you are planning on hunting in open areas like out West for example. It is always good to have a caliber that is capable of long range shots. But ask yourself, would I be able to make the shot...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-15-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,448
Posted By lordvader
LRGV Playa del Sol, Laguna Atascosa, LRGV East...

LRGV Playa del Sol, Laguna Atascosa, LRGV East Lake in that order. I've hunted all Three NWR's. Hope to get picked this year again. Good Luck, wish you all success.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,087
Posted By lordvader
It would probably be a P226 Sig in 40 cal.

It would probably be a P226 Sig in 40 cal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By lordvader
I have actually been picked several times with...

I have actually been picked several times with little to no preference points. Just have a lot of luck. But these drawn hunts have become very competitive. Just look at the applications submitted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,568
Posted By lordvader
Actually, Biden did ask the Saudis to increase...

Actually, Biden did ask the Saudis to increase production and the Saudi prince "MBS", told him NO.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-04-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By lordvader
The only opinion I can give is buy the handgun...

The only opinion I can give is buy the handgun that you like and feels right in your hand. Anyone here is going to give you their opinion based on what a certain handguns balance and feel was to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,598
Posted By lordvader
Down here in South Tx where I live it went from...

Down here in South Tx where I live it went from 3.09 to 3.45 within 4 freakin days. It's hurting my wallet as I drive a truck and work out of town.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-21-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By lordvader
Hunted there several years ago. Deer hunt was, ...

Hunted there several years ago. Deer hunt was, shotgun/muzzle loader only, hunt. We took 2 doe's and missed a few other deer. We did see a couple of nilgai cows but were to far for a shot. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By lordvader
Not sure but I wouldn't eat that deer.

Not sure but I wouldn't eat that deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,983
Posted By lordvader
I know the feeling. Had my new feeder and game...

I know the feeling. Had my new feeder and game camera stolen a couple of years ago off my property. They even took 2 posts out of the ground that I used for stapling thick cardboard that I used for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,109
Posted By lordvader
Ultimately, the person responsible is the...

Ultimately, the person responsible is the Armorer. The Armorer is the only person that should be handling and loading the pop firearms. No one else, period. I would think that most people on a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-15-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By lordvader
Some public hunts are done practice a...

Some public hunts are done practice a pre-selected blind method. While other areas are a free for all. And what I mean is these areas are where a hunter has the option to walk and stalk or sit and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-15-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,141
Posted By lordvader
I reload a lot of my 30 30's. But I also buy...

I reload a lot of my 30 30's. But I also buy factory ammo when I find it cheap. Brand is irrelevant to me. I buy whatever is available when I find it at a good price. Just like when I reload the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-29-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,089
Posted By lordvader
No they don't email you a notification that you...

No they don't email you a notification that you got picked. You have to get on the TPWD website and check the status of your application. Usually the day after the closing date is when they post...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By lordvader
Youth only means 16 years and under.

Youth only means 16 years and under.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,089
Posted By lordvader
Best thing is to go on the TPWD website and after...

Best thing is to go on the TPWD website and after the closing date for the hunts you applied for, go to Public Hunts and click on Check Status. That is what I do. This will show all the hunts that...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-20-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,884
Posted By lordvader
My group got drawn for the first rifle hunt. ...

My group got drawn for the first rifle hunt. This is the first time we will be hunting this place. I have always avoided Aransas in the past. To many horrible stories of bug infestations. But...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,092
Posted By lordvader
It matters not what this forum tells you. What...

It matters not what this forum tells you. What does your heart tell you.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By lordvader
As to your question, yes you can fire a 5.56...

As to your question, yes you can fire a 5.56 round in a 223 chamber. Whether it is safe or not is up for debate. The 5.56 develops much higher pressures. Both of my AR's have 5.56 stamped of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,073
Posted By lordvader
Seems expensive to me. I would rather take my...

Seems expensive to me. I would rather take my money and invest it on 100+ acres of good land. I own a few acres that I hunt on and I take at least 1 deer per season on my place. And that's cause I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,133
Posted By lordvader
I just loathe a gouger and hoarder. IMO, they...

I just loathe a gouger and hoarder. IMO, they are a significant part of the problem with why the price of ammo is high, not to mention scarce. I usually always try to attend gun shows to get a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-12-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By lordvader
Just rent a motel in Raymondville. That's what...

Just rent a motel in Raymondville. That's what we did 3 years ago when we hunted East Lake. The map they sent us for this year's hunt on East Lake is the same tract as 3 years ago. I haven't...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,352
Posted By lordvader
It would be the 30 06 for me. It is a true and...

It would be the 30 06 for me. It is a true and time tested cartridge. And it will dispatch any and all big game in North America, including the big bears.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-24-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,898
Posted By lordvader
Hunted there 3 years ago on the...

Hunted there 3 years ago on the shotgun/muzzleloader only, deer hunt. Be careful with the snakes. I almost walked up on a 4 footer on the road. It didn't rattle but I had seen it move about 6...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-24-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 104,059
Posted By lordvader
Congrats. Wish we had gotten picked for Laguna. ...

Congrats. Wish we had gotten picked for Laguna. I miss that place. But I can't complain we got picked for East Lake. Hope we get lucky and tag something, it is an exotic hunt only. This will be...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,159
Posted By lordvader
Worst for me was Honey Creek. That place was a...

Worst for me was Honey Creek. That place was a joke, next in line was Chaparral, that place is way over rated. Lots of deer but to many ridiculous antler restrictions. They run that place like if...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 104,059
Posted By lordvader
I can remember when we had to send an application...

I can remember when we had to send an application by mail to Laguna. I got drawn pretty regularly. Those were the good times. Then TPWD took over the drawn hunts, and I haven't seen Laguna in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,875
Posted By lordvader
Best of luck to you. I wish I were in my 20's...

Best of luck to you. I wish I were in my 20's again. And although not super old, I'm old enough, that I don't have the option of moving anymore.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,063
Posted By lordvader
I don't know about generators, but we bought a...

I don't know about generators, but we bought a honda lawn mower with a honda engine that crapped out in less than a year. I've since lost faith in air cooled honda engines.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Posted By lordvader
1. Everyone each, on the ticket pays the $130. ...

1. Everyone each, on the ticket pays the $130. If 4 people then it would be $520
2. Only the person who attends the hunt pays, if the other decided he/she can't go. The don't have to submit fees. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By lordvader
Looked like a large dog to me.

Looked like a large dog to me.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-28-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,554
Posted By lordvader
You go back to, "ZERO", if you get drawn for a...

You go back to, "ZERO", if you get drawn for a hunt in whatever the category you applied for. Whether you go or not, you were officially drawn.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,259
Posted By lordvader
That is a tough decision. That is a lot of money...

That is a tough decision. That is a lot of money to get it back running. If it were me, and it was free and clear, I would get rid of it. You may have to take a loss on it. IMHO, I think you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,202
Posted By lordvader
I think TPWD are trying to run their public hunts...

I think TPWD are trying to run their public hunts like a deer hunting club, with all their BS antler restrictions. I don't buy their science or so called stats. Last year I hunted a WMA where the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,293
Posted By lordvader
Hornady interlocks, Winchester power points, and...

Hornady interlocks, Winchester power points, and one with a federal blue box special. calibers used were/are 243, 270, 30 06. IMO, premium bullets are a waste of money, for deer hunting. Most of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-08-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,236
Posted By lordvader
I know deer have been taken with 22 rimfires from...

I know deer have been taken with 22 rimfires from what old timers have told me. A 223 will work, but shot placement and bullet choice are critical. Good luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,240
Posted By lordvader
I would have taken him. Unless that buck stays...

I would have taken him. Unless that buck stays within your property, someone else sure may not think like you on an adjacent property, and take the shot. I know I would.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,968
Posted By lordvader
I don't use elimination spray, never have. And I...

I don't use elimination spray, never have. And I still kill deer. Just like I don't wear camouflage clothing inside a box blind. What's the point, the only thing deer are going to see is your...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,701
Posted By lordvader
Someone's going to take him, so why not you. I...

Someone's going to take him, so why not you. I would.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,042
Posted By lordvader
If you believe in it, you die for it. Otherwise...

If you believe in it, you die for it. Otherwise you might as well give up all your freedoms. If you let them take one, then they'll take another. Banning guns is not going to stop crime of any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,960
Posted By lordvader
You may have to get lawyers involved. He...

You may have to get lawyers involved. He misrepresented the services you purchased. You should be taking him to court. If it were me, he'd be lucky to get the original price quoted. You paid for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,496
Posted By lordvader
Take a few starving cats out there. They'll...

Take a few starving cats out there. They'll clean up in no time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,349
Posted By lordvader
Can't wait for a season 4 if there is one. 8...

Can't wait for a season 4 if there is one. 8 episodes wasn't enough.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-06-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 36,523
Posted By lordvader
After many tries, we finally got picked for...

After many tries, we finally got picked for Chaparral last year. Boy was that a disappointing hunt. The place felt like you were in a game preserve with all its rules and regs on the game animals. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,100
Posted By lordvader
My advice, pick whichever one you like and works...

My advice, pick whichever one you like and works best for you. I will say that all my scopes are under $200 and have never failed me. Taken a lot of deer+ other non game animals, with them. But...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,959
Posted By lordvader
Someone is not being truthful or thinks they can...

Someone is not being truthful or thinks they can pull a fast one on an unsuspecting hunter desperate for a lease. Anyone can tell the difference when walking or driving on a 240 acre parcel vs a 400...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,255
Posted By lordvader
243 win, ammo available everywhere at a good...

243 win, ammo available everywhere at a good price, and is very effective on deer. And remember, its not the size of the bullet, but rather where that bullet impacts on game that makes it effective.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,595
Posted By lordvader
I think $2200 is just bit high for 25 acres. ...

I think $2200 is just bit high for 25 acres. $1000 would be the highest, I would consider, paying for 25 acres, depending on where its at, and if it was an annual lease. Not seasonal. And if I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By lordvader
The only rifle that comes close that we own is...

The only rifle that comes close that we own is the Mossberg atr 100. The action is the same as the Mossberg on your list. Have 2, a 270 and a 243. My son has taken quite a few deer with the 243. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By lordvader
I think every state should purge its maximum...

I think every state should purge its maximum security prisons to make room for the next batch of hardened criminals to be purged. It never made sense to me that when a wild animal attacks and...
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