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Forum: Photography 08-09-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By chongo
First, thank you everyone for the kind words,...

First, thank you everyone for the kind words, much appreciated.

A quick update for those who might be interested. My buddy was in Kenya while I was at his ranch and after showing him the photos...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,640
Posted By chongo
That is heartbreaking news. I pray you are able...

That is heartbreaking news. I pray you are able to find some comfort in the memories of 35 years with her and knowing that she is with our Lord.

We will pray for you and your family.
Forum: Photography 08-05-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By chongo
Really like that first one.;)b

Really like that first one.;)b
Forum: Photography 08-02-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By chongo
A weekend alone in Sutton County

I had the chance to break away for a few days and spend some time at a friend ranch just south of Sonora. He's high fenced and got wiped out with the anthrax bloom a few years ago. With some breeder...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,922
Posted By chongo
It's been said a lot already but diet is key....

It's been said a lot already but diet is key. Getting your diet right will have you feeling better by itself. If you want to workout to improve cardio/strength then you can do something organized...
Forum: Photography 07-25-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By chongo
We're finally out of the city

Back in Nov. 2021 our family bought some land nearby with the goal of our families building on it. We have a lot of kids, my wife's parents are getting older, it makes sense for them to be closer to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,445
Posted By chongo
We listed our home in Melissa (north of Dallas) a...

We listed our home in Melissa (north of Dallas) a little over two weeks ago and things have been slowing down. Homes seem to be selling at the ask but sitting on the market longer. We were about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By chongo
Jerry handles my insurance. He's good people.

Jerry handles my insurance. He's good people.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By chongo
Got the babysitter locked in, now to convince the...

Got the babysitter locked in, now to convince the wife we need to go crane hunting. I've never been but it's been high on the list for a while now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By chongo
My wife and I have been talking about going to...

My wife and I have been talking about going to that game as well. This would be a fun way to end the weekend. I'll check with her and see if we can nail down a babysitter for the weekend. How quickly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,426
Posted By chongo
I bought a 2019 expedition max for myself back in...

I bought a 2019 expedition max for myself back in Feb. The 3.5 eco has been great, with a tune there is a noticeable bump in power too. I've been very happy with it. Mileage is very good on road...
Forum: Photography 05-27-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By chongo
RMNP Sept 2022

I've got a trip planned for the 14th-18th of Sept for the elk rut and fall color change. I'm considering tent camping but also looking at lodging. Anyone planning a trip in that time frame and want...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,195
Posted By chongo
Thanks for bringing us along. Just followed you...

Thanks for bringing us along. Just followed you on IG as well.



I agree. I would love to see something like this in Texas. Probably a 700'ish mile trek. I always thought a Brownsville to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By chongo
You bet.;)b

You bet.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By chongo
$9.99 when I was in there yesterday. Shook my...

$9.99 when I was in there yesterday. Shook my head as I walked by, almost glad I don't have a lease this year.
Forum: Photography 04-04-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,484
Posted By chongo
Beautiful birds and great shots, Bill. #5 is my...

Beautiful birds and great shots, Bill. #5 is my fav.
Forum: Photography 03-30-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By chongo
Thanks, Bill. Much appreciated coming from you.;)b

Thanks, Bill. Much appreciated coming from you.;)b
Forum: Photography 03-28-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By chongo
Thank you! It really is a...

Thank you!





It really is a special place. Each visit I'm torn with exploring new spots vs going back to spots I've been to before.
Forum: Photography 03-23-2022, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By chongo
Elk, Mule Deer and Antelope

I haven't had the time to get out much as of late so I've been decided to go back through images from past trips and see if there was anything I'd overlooked.

The antelope was off the side of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,950
Posted By chongo
Chris Jeans USMC 2001-2008

Chris Jeans
USMC
2001-2008
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,333
Posted By chongo
Donít let their cuteness deceive you, they look...

Donít let their cuteness deceive you, they look like starving jackals at the dinner table! [emoji23]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,333
Posted By chongo
My heart goes out to those of you who have lost...

My heart goes out to those of you who have lost your wife, unimaginable heartbreak.

My bride of 14 years and 23 years together (started in HS) and our band of misfits.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By chongo
Any Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) on here?

I'm looking to develop some video content and I'm looking for a CSP to collaborate with. Or, if you know one and wouldn't mind sharing their info, I'd appreciate it. Local to DFW preferred.
Forum: Photography 01-30-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,267
Posted By chongo
Digging the last one. Beautiful location and...

Digging the last one. Beautiful location and captured well, good job Casey.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By chongo
My old man is a thoroughbred breeder and has been...

My old man is a thoroughbred breeder and has been going to the Derby for the past 12-15 years I think. PM me and I'll get you in touch. He knows all the in's and out's of it.
Forum: Photography 01-12-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By chongo
Tripod is a must with a big lens. I'd rent a...

Tripod is a must with a big lens. I'd rent a 600mm. I believe you can still get out in the meadow but it's only for a few hours in the mid day. RMNP is using a timed entry permit system but, if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By chongo
Excited for this one! Will be following along.

Excited for this one! Will be following along.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By chongo
When I went in 2012 the cost was 3K but, driving...

When I went in 2012 the cost was 3K but, driving around we saw some and I got the price down to $2500. But, then I started thinking about the cost of the tanning/mount and didn't go after one.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,102
Posted By chongo
We're in talks with Tony Miller Construction in...

We're in talks with Tony Miller Construction in N. Texas and they're telling us an avg. of 140'ish for everything under roof.
Forum: Photography 01-05-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,662
Posted By chongo
Digging #5. Nice set, Tyler!

Digging #5. Nice set, Tyler!
Forum: Photography 01-05-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By chongo
Most of my landscape is done with the 24-70 as...

Most of my landscape is done with the 24-70 as well. I went back and looked at my last trip to Colorado and I shot more landscape with the 24-70 and 100-500 than the 15-35. Though, the 15-35 is nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,041
Posted By chongo
What makes the whole thing worse are the comments...

What makes the whole thing worse are the comments on twitter. Apparently, the lady's husband has commented taking up for her as have many others. There is no defensible position here for her. Sad...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,622
Posted By chongo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51428712101_cd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51428712101_cd5a24aa26_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mmzAmM)Texas Dove Season (https://flic.kr/p/2mmzAmM) by Chris Jeans...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By chongo
Love it. Should be required reading/watching for...

Love it. Should be required reading/watching for all. Numerous life lessons about right/wrong, character, responsibility and accountability.

The first time a movie (technically a mini series) did...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By chongo
Moore Sprinkler. I've used them many times in the...

Moore Sprinkler. I've used them many times in the past. Highly recommend.
http://mooresprinklercompany.com
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By chongo
I'm genuinely curious how a bear gets that fat....

I'm genuinely curious how a bear gets that fat. It's not sitting by a stream overflowing with salmon in MN, it's not chasing down deer...right?

Voyageurs Wolf Project run a lot of trail cameras...
Forum: Photography 11-15-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,269
Posted By chongo
Very nice and great variety!

Very nice and great variety!
Forum: Photography 11-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By chongo
Thanks! 3,4 and 6 are mine. Yes - R5 and rf 50mm...

Thanks! 3,4 and 6 are mine. Yes - R5 and rf 50mm 1.2

About a 20% crop.


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Forum: Photography 11-03-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By chongo
Feedback/CC Appreciated: Portraits

First, I'm new to portraits and don't know what the hell I'm doing. it's not a subject I especially enjoy and realize I've got a lot to learn. But, I recently purchased a 50mm 1.2 for the specific...
Forum: Photography 11-01-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,915
Posted By chongo
Very nice! I really like the 1st fox image.

Very nice! I really like the 1st fox image.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,121
Posted By chongo
We've had it for 4 or 5 years. About 6 months...

We've had it for 4 or 5 years. About 6 months after signing up my son had a staph infection and spent almost 10 days between two hospitals, an ambulance ride, MRI and IV antibiotics - bill was...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-18-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By chongo
I'll second the Victory Rip TKO's. I've got a 1/2...

I'll second the Victory Rip TKO's. I've got a 1/2 dozen built up to around 450 grains (340's equivalent and just under 28" long) and I really like them, good FOC and fly well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By chongo
Bluebonnet in Trenton.

Bluebonnet in Trenton.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,748
Posted By chongo
That is so cool, thanks for sharing. Some...

That is so cool, thanks for sharing.

Some people think it's gimmicky but when you create a great work atmosphere and your employees are happy it shows in the service and product. I've used their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,502
Posted By chongo
Give me a shout next year Timm, I might be able...

Give me a shout next year Timm, I might be able to get away and tag along.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,342
Posted By chongo
Following! This is good stuff;)b

Following! This is good stuff;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,124
Posted By chongo
Good luck buddy, rest up and get well!

Good luck buddy, rest up and get well!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,377
Posted By chongo
Panhandle - 2 Water - 2 Lodging - 5 Yr...

Panhandle - 2
Water - 2
Lodging - 5
Yr round - 1
Elec. - 1
150+ Whitetail - 3
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14 with 1 left over for beer
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,103
Posted By chongo
I cook this for 10 at least once or twice a week...

I cook this for 10 at least once or twice a week for 2 adults/8 kids.

15 eggs, 2lbs of sausage, and a package of bacon (chopped) and cheese. Leaves a little leftover for a few kids to have for...
Forum: Photography 08-30-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By chongo
Thank you! Didn't see any - she didn't...

Thank you!



Didn't see any - she didn't look like she'd dropped yet.

Very easily could happen again with the right conditions and it'll take a few more years before the property is hunted...
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