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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,089
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
BAM! Discussion over for 90% of the...

BAM! Discussion over for 90% of the management/cull deer discussions we have here.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,541
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Surprise Thanksgiving Buck

We did not have hunting plans for today (Thanksgiving Day). Deer activity here at home has been absolutely dismal since the heavy rains in August followed up with acrornageddon. Cameras showed a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,621
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Mine arrived today. Wow, this is not a camping...

Mine arrived today. Wow, this is not a camping toy. I was surprised by the size of the cooking surface. For a family of 4 or 6, PLENTY big.

Now - someone please help an Aggie figure out how to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,621
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I'm the biggest sucker ever for "band wagon"...

I'm the biggest sucker ever for "band wagon" purchasing. Not sure I need one of these, but it will arrive Tuesday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thanks for the nod, Matt. I am now keeping...

Thanks for the nod, Matt. I am now keeping everything I have for my own projects.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I'm a throat cutter. Always have a good knife in...

I'm a throat cutter. Always have a good knife in the truck. I have to think after what they've been through, shock has set in enough to not make it overly grueling.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
PSA - Care of Antlers Day of Kill

I do a bunch of euros each year. And this happens over and over. A head is brought to me with dried blood all over the antlers. Just know when you get your head back, it's either going to have dried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 25,984
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Congrats Hannah! So happy for you! Sent...

Congrats Hannah! So happy for you!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I have a million live oak acorns on the ground....

I have a million live oak acorns on the ground. About 50 fell into a tray of rain water abd had germinated. I 'planted' 25 of them in gallon pots.
This process got my brain ticking. Over the weekend...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,098
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I may be the ONLY loyal Muddy camera guy out...

I may be the ONLY loyal Muddy camera guy out there. $30 and I have only had an issue with one (out of 10). I often place cameras where they could get abused or stolen.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Online tickets are available until tonight. If...

Online tickets are available until tonight. If you miss that, call me and my wife can run your card and I'll send you a pic. 512-203-5869.

Drawing is tomorrow night.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Bump

Bump
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Nope. Do not have to be present to win. ...

Nope. Do not have to be present to win.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thank you sir [emoji106] Sent from my...

Thank you sir [emoji106]

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Now THAT'S a man with a plan. Thank you for your...

Now THAT'S a man with a plan. Thank you for your support.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
You win it and I will deliver myself :) ...

You win it and I will deliver myself :)

Gotta play to win, Professor Curt. You should probably buy five.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
A little more info - the Lone Star Cattlemen...

A little more info - the Lone Star Cattlemen Foundation is the largest youth auction (4H/FFA) buyers group in Central Texas. We spend/donate up to $200,000 each year at youth livestock auctions.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-24-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
That's great. For 1/2" hose, I use a piece...

That's great.

For 1/2" hose, I use a piece of 1/2" copper with hose clamps. Works perfectly.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I live in Drip. There are only two 'hotels' here,...

I live in Drip. There are only two 'hotels' here, but there are 10,000 AirB&Bs. For the same price as the hotel room, you'll get a great short term rental.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Bobby - similar to the stock market, you can't...

Bobby - similar to the stock market, you can't time it and do any better than 50/50. If you're ready to buy/build, do it on your timeline, not interest rates.
If you do it now and rates go up, you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 25,984
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Wait to go Tyler!! Sent from my SM-G781U...

Wait to go Tyler!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Dripping Springs area. They're not just falling,...

Dripping Springs area. They're not just falling, they're raining. Live oaks. I have never seen a crop like this before. Last two years there has not been an acorn on my place (200 oaks). This year...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,080
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
As if yesterday afternoon, 6.75% for a good...

As if yesterday afternoon, 6.75% for a good credit, good money down, conforming loan. Lots of investors are not offering a par rate right now. Rather than points to buy a rate down, points are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,080
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
So what are you doing now, Rat (meaning today)? ...

So what are you doing now, Rat (meaning today)?

I've always tried to build cash when market is high and go in on a "real" drop. I have been waiting for this one and am jumping in. I fully...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Stonewall Smoke House for me - and several others...

Stonewall Smoke House for me - and several others slackers (i.e. TBH moderators) that have apparently not seen this thread.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I ran dove hunts for 15 years. Probably 300 - 400...

I ran dove hunts for 15 years. Probably 300 - 400 different hunters run through. Average is closer to 3 birds/box. Fellow hunters would say I'm a pretty good shot and I'm plenty happy with 1 per 5.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,469
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We're diehard on the rabbits. A pen of rabbits at...

We're diehard on the rabbits. A pen of rabbits at the county auction nearly pays to feed a steer for a year.
Feed exactly what your breeder tells you.
Work the fur every night. Breeder should...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
AWESOME! That county banner is hard to beat...

AWESOME! That county banner is hard to beat [emoji106]

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Good luck to all the kids this year! And to all...

Good luck to all the kids this year! And to all you feed-buying dads.

Garcia - thought that might be yall with JG Show Team. We've gotten a few from Jon over the years.

We have two in the barn....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,933
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Another: Mama sells eggs at a grocery store ...

Another:

Mama sells eggs at a grocery store
My older sister's a first rate whore
And Dad says she can't come home anymore
And he means it.

Pretty much any line from that song is brilliant....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,933
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I got side-tracked in El Paso Stopped to get...

I got side-tracked in El Paso
Stopped to get myself a map
Went the wrong way into Juarez
With Juanita on my lap

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I have been around the major livestock show world...

I have been around the major livestock show world for 20 years. Our family focuses almost exclusively on steers. However, we made a run at broilers twice in the majors. First year we were the last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I actually bought an acre off a neighbor, in...

I actually bought an acre off a neighbor, in part to get the honey bee exemption. Went from 5 acres to 6 acres. Per state law, county is required to give the exemption on 5+ acres. The one acre...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,699
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Absolutely worth it if neighbor is ok with you...

Absolutely worth it if neighbor is ok with you recovering deer.

I hunt six acres, mostly open. Dead deer count is in the 30 range, including two P&Y.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,105
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Agree 100% on the taxability of the allowance. ...

Agree 100% on the taxability of the allowance. Ask CPA. But not on the mortgage issue. Rely on a mortgage professional for that. Hey, that's me. See 4 posts up.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,105
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
It WILL cause a debt/income ratio issue. Per...

It WILL cause a debt/income ratio issue. Per Fannie Mae guidelines, to be used as acceptable stable income, it must be received for 2 years.

Love,
Trey Powers
Your TBH Mortgage Lender
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Steak in Kerrville??? Help.

We're here for a steer show. Wanting steak for dinner. Not looking for Ruth's Chris, white table cloth. This is not an anniversary dinner. Just wanting a good steak.

What says you?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
No sir. This guy was a blind luck, needle in the...

No sir. This guy was a blind luck, needle in the haystack horse.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Top of the Line HS Pole Horse

Not in classifieds as I'm just trying to get the word out to a few of the right folks.

We're selling my daughters pole horse. Runs are 20.5 - 21.0. Those of you in this world know the value....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Had great trips with Keith Hudson. Highly...

Had great trips with Keith Hudson. Highly recommend.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Same thing here!...

Same thing here! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220722/6fdc536b432d857fe196a6748374daa9.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,537
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I explained to my son the first time we went - do...

I explained to my son the first time we went - do not look at this as a taco in the sense of what you have known before. It is something different and beautiful. It some fantastic combination of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Monahans (area) Restaurant

Question for your West Texas guys. I'd like to send a very nice dining gift card to someone that is in Monahans. Is there an exceptional place there or will it need to be a drive to Odessa?

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,460
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I am hard on tools. Love Harbor Freight. ...

I am hard on tools. Love Harbor Freight. Biggest purchases were the 9000 Predator generator and a 12 inch compound miter saw. Generator has been flawless for 2 years and gets used a lot. Saw gets...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 45,847
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Cantaloupes are KILLING IT! Can't believe I've...

Cantaloupes are KILLING IT! Can't believe I've never grown them before. With auto drip system, they take zero effort and the bounty is incredible.

Question on a serano plant. Looks great and lots...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Welder/Generator/Electrical Questions

Have no idea what I'm doing, but about to teach myself how to stick weld. Absolutely tired of my little wire feed.

Picked up this Miller from a buddy today.

I don't have a plug like this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
You may very well have nailed it. Neighbor is...

You may very well have nailed it. Neighbor is getting water out today.

Thank you! We need to take care of those little guys. They're jerky in a few years.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Edit on my reply. I would never have thought of...

Edit on my reply. I would never have thought of that. There has always been a trough there. I will follow up with the neighbor to make sure it's filled. Thank you!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Wet Nurse Doe - BUFFET IS OPEN!!

There's a 15 acre place next to mine that is fenced tight enough that no dog or coyote is getting in or out. Every year several does drop their fawns there, like they know it's a safe place. It's a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
4th of July I took my dad to the emergency room....

4th of July I took my dad to the emergency room. Positive.
Wednesday, both me and my mom +.
Wife is in Estes Park for girls trip. Hit her last night.

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