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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By garby
If you do end up liking the Mystery Ranch packs,...

If you do end up liking the Mystery Ranch packs, they went on sale last Black Friday for about 40% off. That brought the price of my metcalf down to about half of a comparable kifaru or stone glacier...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,243
Posted By garby
160 acres high fenced opinions

Itís interesting how you frame this as such a bad thing. Iíd take access to millions of acres of public land (that supports elk, mule deer, whitetails, antelope, etc.) any day over the best 100 acres...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,160
Posted By garby
That probably has more to do with the scent he...

That probably has more to do with the scent he leaves behind than anything he was wearing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,188
Posted By garby
PS if you are planning on going with warbonnet,...

PS if you are planning on going with warbonnet, they have a Labor Day sale going on for not too much longer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,188
Posted By garby
Iím far from an expert, but Iíve slept a few...

Iím far from an expert, but Iíve slept a few nights in my warbonnet blackbird XLC and had no issues sleeping on my side. Most of what I read suggested going with a longer (11í) hammock as it will...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By garby
Yep, thatís them. I also have one from them in...

Yep, thatís them. I also have one from them in 6.8 and itís a tack driver!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,078
Posted By garby
I donít think Iíd ever do that to backstraps, but...

I donít think Iíd ever do that to backstraps, but the instant pot is amazing for cooking shanks, roasts, and other cuts with lots of connective tissue.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,638
Posted By garby
I'm looking for 1-3 spots (at least 150...

I'm looking for 1-3 spots (at least 150 acres/hunter) within a couple hours of NW Austin. Must have deer, hogs, and plenty of turkey. I don't need electricity, but water on the property would be...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-30-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,523
Posted By garby
And that somehow makes it right? There was a plan...

And that somehow makes it right? There was a plan in place to address that in a way that benefits the people of this country and congress went out of their way to overturn it.

Again, in what way...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-30-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,523
Posted By garby
How is this even a partisan issue? Come on...

How is this even a partisan issue? Come on people, think a little bit...The only people this benefits are the congressmen that took all that lobbyist money and sold you down the river.

Is it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,498
Posted By garby
Those definitely sound like some terrible...

Those definitely sound like some terrible guests...

It'd be nice if there was some sort of vetting process for hunters to ensure that landowners didn't end up in situations like that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,498
Posted By garby
I called my state senator's office this morning...

I called my state senator's office this morning and was told that they have no jurisdiction over this and that it was up to the dept of agriculture. They wouldn't take my feedback unless it was in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,498
Posted By garby
This.

This.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,498
Posted By garby
I don't necessarily have a problem with poisoning...

I don't necessarily have a problem with poisoning hogs, but I think this particular choice of poison is a bad idea. From reading the paperwork on it, it appears that is certainly can have unintended...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,325
Posted By garby
Turkey hunting is a blast! Sent from my...

Turkey hunting is a blast!


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-01-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,845
Posted By garby
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-01-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By garby
Bingo. And while selling off a bunch of public...

Bingo. And while selling off a bunch of public land out West might not affect Texas hunters right this second, it sure will in the future.

Currently, only about 6% of the US population hunts. What...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,695
Posted By garby
An America First Energy Plan

I'm truly amazed how many outdoorsmen here have no concern for the environment. Of all the wasteful government spending, going after clean air and water seems pretty short sighted.

Oh and props to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By garby
The CIA and climate change

My career and degree weren't a thing before the internet. Fields of study and careers change over time. Why would it be surprising that people interested in studying the climate are doing exactly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By garby
Hats off to you then, sir. Most do not take the...

Hats off to you then, sir. Most do not take the time to research both sides before drawing a conclusion.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By garby
Did you read a similar number of papers from the...

Did you read a similar number of papers from the other side as well?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By garby
The linked papers describe exactly where the data...

The linked papers describe exactly where the data comes from.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By garby
These are just your beliefs. Where are the facts...

These are just your beliefs. Where are the facts and what are your credentials? What makes you more of an expert than the scientists you dismiss?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By garby
https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-sc...

https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-scientific-consensus-intermediate.htm

Ya'll have no trouble trusting scientists when it comes to the next cancer treatment, but somehow everyone on...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-07-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,483
Posted By garby
So we've been living in a nanny state since the...

So we've been living in a nanny state since the days of Teddy Roosevelt (the last 100 years)?

The states agreed to the Feds owning that land when they decided to join the union. Why are they...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-07-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,483
Posted By garby
As you might have guessed, I think the leasing...

As you might have guessed, I think the leasing situation here in Texas leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, that is probably a big factor as to why I believe so strongly in preserving access to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-07-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,483
Posted By garby
The world is not black and white. You do not have...

The world is not black and white. You do not have to agree with every single view point of your political party.

As hunters, and generally people who love the outdoors, you would think that we'd...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,299
Posted By garby
Has anyone here used the HB stand and fill...

Has anyone here used the HB stand and fill feeders? They look pretty beefy and have a spreader plate already installed.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By garby
My pointer was gun shy, until I put her on some...

My pointer was gun shy, until I put her on some actual birds. Try introducing the dog to gunfire when he's doing something he loves. I only wish I had done it sooner rather than assuming gun shyness...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-26-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By garby
Until the states get in a financial bind and then...

Until the states get in a financial bind and then sell it off to the highest bidder. Also, state land often comes with a lot more restrictions for those using it.

https://youtu.be/qc5yljh2Y-Y
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,048
Posted By garby
I became a member earlier this week. Hope to see...

I became a member earlier this week. Hope to see some events near Austin in the future.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 30,294
Posted By garby
Reminds me of the eastern birds I grew up...

Reminds me of the eastern birds I grew up hunting. The challenge makes the success that much sweeter!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 30,294
Posted By garby
Wow...congrats on the bird of a lifetime! ...

Wow...congrats on the bird of a lifetime!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By garby
Cool pics! Congrats on the eastern! Sent...

Cool pics! Congrats on the eastern!

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-29-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,913
Views: 317,982
Posted By garby
Anyone in/near Austin have the IR Hunter mkII?...

Anyone in/near Austin have the IR Hunter mkII? I'm considering buying one but would love to see it in person first.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By garby
I think these are single use, but can't say for...

I think these are single use, but can't say for sure. Enjoy!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By garby
Cabela's coupons

I'm not going to use these by tomorrow, so hopefully they will be helpful for someone :)

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/4fd8dc3155e600186c8b22c84856edfb.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,208
Posted By garby
Site Reliability Engineer for a software company...

Site Reliability Engineer for a software company - pretty much a fancy way of saying that I deploy and keep complex websites up and operational
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-24-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By garby
The phrase "transfer the land back to the states"...

The phrase "transfer the land back to the states" is a bit of a misnomer, because the states never had that land to begin with. They made their deal before becoming a state, so I'm not sure how...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-24-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By garby
There are a lot of great things about Texas, but...

There are a lot of great things about Texas, but land access for hunting and fishing isn't one of them.

With fewer and fewer people getting into hunting and fishing for access-related reasons,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By garby
Yep, they do. It's pretty much a call center, but...

Yep, they do. It's pretty much a call center, but if you don't mind dealing with angry customers, it's not a bad place to get some experience.

One awesome thing about working there is that there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By garby
Here's an interesting read on brining for those...

Here's an interesting read on brining for those interested in the science behind it:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/11/the-food-lab-the-truth-about-brining-turkey-thanksgiving.html

And the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-29-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,831
Posted By garby
Had some issues after shooting a hog with my...

Had some issues after shooting a hog with my muzzlebroken AR. Now I hunt with a pair of these on:

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Impact-Electric-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O

I'll be seriously...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By garby
I've killed both of my deer this year sitting on...

I've killed both of my deer this year sitting on the ground in an ASAT leafy suit. Both were mature deer, taken at around 50 yards with my muzzleloader, hundreds of yards from the nearest feeder.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By garby
Awesome video...I will be trying this next time...

Awesome video...I will be trying this next time for sure
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By garby
The ATN X-sight is better than both of the...

The ATN X-sight is better than both of the options you listed if you can swing it. I know it was going for as low as $400 over the past few weeks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By garby
Yep, keep looking. I had something similar happen...

Yep, keep looking. I had something similar happen a couple weeks ago and ended up finding the deer. It left no blood for over 100 yards but when I went to gut him the cavity was full of it. I just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By garby
I got this one for my pointer and it's much more...

I got this one for my pointer and it's much more comfortable for her.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004HDZP9M/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1448730196
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By garby
I was just at Barons Creekside in Fredericksburg...

I was just at Barons Creekside in Fredericksburg with the wife and she loved it. They have some really cool cabins to choose from.

http://www.baronscreekside.com/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-16-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By garby
Spot on. I just did it myself on Friday and still...

Spot on. I just did it myself on Friday and still can't hear right out of my left ear. Never again.
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