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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-04-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,567
Posted By txbowman12
I would agree with you if you are talking about...

I would agree with you if you are talking about spring and summer plots, but those are more about weed control for me than anything else. But I and the 12-15 deer that live in my 2 acre food plot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By txbowman12
Used to do this for a living. The answer is it...

Used to do this for a living. The answer is it all depends on the size of your business (EBITDA). You can get a dedicated sell side M&A advisor once you are north of the $5m mark, definitely over...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-28-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,570
Posted By txbowman12
141" if I had to put a number on it.

141" if I had to put a number on it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By txbowman12
He should focus more on where he is hunting if he...

He should focus more on where he is hunting if he is not seeing deer. Don't get me wrong I'm a huge fan of scent control, I want all the odds in my favor. But not seeing deer would mean step 1 is go...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 10,212
Posted By txbowman12
Made it out yesterday morning. Finished a 4 man...

Made it out yesterday morning. Finished a 4 man in 25-30 minutes, got back in time to take a nap and watched the ags hang on for a win. The perfect Saturday!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,673
Posted By txbowman12
Anybody that lived through the Rita scramble in...

Anybody that lived through the Rita scramble in Houston will understand that the most important thing is having something motorized on 2 wheels so you can actually get out of dodge. Ya you won’t be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 28,393
Posted By txbowman12
Fed meeting coming up this week feels like a...

Fed meeting coming up this week feels like a suckers bet. Everyone seems to think it's going to be a bloodbath, and it might be. But I wouldn't be surprised to see Powell stick with 75bps and soften...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-14-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By txbowman12
If I had to pick, I would go ground blind, even...

If I had to pick, I would go ground blind, even though saddles are way more versatile than hang on stands, you still need the right tree with the right view. Ground blind you can make work anywhere. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-09-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By txbowman12
Old enough (6-7 if I had to guess), would crack...

Old enough (6-7 if I had to guess), would crack 135 if that right g4 wasn't stunted. Guessing 133-134 as is
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By txbowman12
I use French press, takes up less space, plus you...

I use French press, takes up less space, plus you can always boil water, can’t always power up a drip coffee maker.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-07-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By txbowman12
Forage production for cattle vs deer is a...

Forage production for cattle vs deer is a different animal though (forgive the pun). Deer don’t browse ryegrass (they do like cereal rye) like cattle. Typically the clover is not put in the mix for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 26,155
Posted By txbowman12
I took the mountaineers +18. Little emotional...

I took the mountaineers +18. Little emotional hedge. I don’t think the outcome will be in doubt, but I think king will toss a couple of picks to make it closer than it needs to be. I’ll take it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,373
Posted By txbowman12
If I knew it was the neighbors pig I wouldn’t...

If I knew it was the neighbors pig I wouldn’t shoot it without trying to help trap it and get it to him. You never know when you’ll have a wounded deer hop the fence or something else.

When in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By txbowman12
For my fellow bronco owners, check your dipstick....

For my fellow bronco owners, check your dipstick. Apparently a lot of early 2022s got shipped with the f150 2.7 dipstick, designed for 6qts

The correct part number is MB3Z6750F

It’s about an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By txbowman12
I shoot option 3 (well 485 grains actually)...

I shoot option 3 (well 485 grains actually) shoots very smooth and quiet out of my setup. But the reality is any of the three options will work. Shoot them and pick the one you feel most comfortable...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-31-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By txbowman12
White or red clover? White is 6lbs an acre, and...

White or red clover? White is 6lbs an acre, and red is 12. 75-100lbs on the oats. I would also throw in some cereal rye too. Deer like it, but not as much as oats. Plot that small you are risking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By txbowman12
Just put one out weekend before last. Seems to be...

Just put one out weekend before last. Seems to be pretty good, we have a spot on the edge of a field and the see through sides will let us see what is coming without having to move to peak out a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By txbowman12
Do not plant rye grass, it will look good and...

Do not plant rye grass, it will look good and deer may feed on it a little bit, but that's it.

What you want is cereal rye (i.e. elbon rye). Broadcast 50lbs per acre of elbon rye, 50lbs per acre...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By txbowman12
Idk about other carriers, but t-mobile has this....

Idk about other carriers, but t-mobile has this. It’s called DIGITS. One phone but multiple numbers
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By txbowman12
Needs another year!

We’ll never seen anything like this. This buck was on our hit list. Decided to take matters into his own hands and broke off everything past his g2. Guess we will see him next year!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 29,424
Posted By txbowman12
They have a cool feature I used this year where...

They have a cool feature I used this year where you can suspend it by the month. Turned mine off after March Madness and just got the notification that it is back online. Saves a lot of $
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,277
Posted By txbowman12
That's what the smoke lodge is for! People lived...

That's what the smoke lodge is for! People lived for a long time without mosquito repellant.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,277
Posted By txbowman12
1, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23 Although...

1, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23

Although I'd prefer to trade 23 and my extra dollar for a couple of gallon ziploc bags or a bucket to store water in.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-17-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By txbowman12
Plant in Fayette County Texas: I follow the...

Plant in Fayette County Texas:

I follow the lick creek seed mix (yearly alternating sections of brassica and cereal blends), so if forecast holds up, I'll be planting brassicas and radishes /...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By txbowman12
FYI that's the Dhanani group - they are a large...

FYI that's the Dhanani group - they are a large restaurant group with franchises across several brands. It's a legit business. You can ask whether or not they needed it (especially since drive...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By txbowman12
We have elevated all of ours, better visibility...

We have elevated all of ours, better visibility and easier to hide, plus gets you a better shot over the feeder pens. If you can find some scrap wood I personally like the 4 ft platforms over the 5ft...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,189
Posted By txbowman12
Awesome outcome. It's amazing the power a good...

Awesome outcome. It's amazing the power a good old fashioned face to face conversation still has!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,203
Posted By txbowman12
Cav, I plan on adding more batteries and panels...

Cav, I plan on adding more batteries and panels eventually. Wanted to get started first, but can add another 600 watts of panels and for sure more batteries (space is an issue).

FYI just got the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,517
Views: 126,622
Posted By txbowman12
IIRC you can still get a dui if you are less than...

IIRC you can still get a dui if you are less than 0.08. That’s where field sobriety tests, etc come in. 0.08 is there because you are automatically considered impaired above it. A functioning...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-21-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,021
Posted By txbowman12
Elite energy 32. Love it, dead in the hand and...

Elite energy 32. Love it, dead in the hand and very comfortable at long distances
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-21-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,111
Posted By txbowman12
I had a bunch of seed that fell underneath my...

I had a bunch of seed that fell underneath my winch in my side by side frame. Left it out in the rain to clean off some dust and parked it in the barn with the door shut (very little light). I had 6"...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-21-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,111
Posted By txbowman12
Cereal rye (elbon rye) is a great food plot...

Cereal rye (elbon rye) is a great food plot starter. It really will grow in anything. As far as the rocks, I would just broadcast it in front of a rain and run a drag harrow over it. It's that simple...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,360
Posted By txbowman12
My favorite picture of me and my bud during the...

My favorite picture of me and my bud during the 2019 duck season. Found out he had early cataracts in 2018 and vowed to hit it hard in 2019 while he still could. 25+ hunts and around 275 birds...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,203
Posted By txbowman12
https://www.timeusbpower.com/products/12-8v-100ah-...

https://www.timeusbpower.com/products/12-8v-100ah-lifepo4-battery

Have two of these wired in series for 24v. My BIL has had them for a while with no issues.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,203
Posted By txbowman12
As usual ended up going bigger than what I...

As usual ended up going bigger than what I thought after doing more research. I ended up getting the 195w solar panel kit from ecoworthy (1560w total - 8 panels)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By txbowman12
In my opinion it’s hard to beat a cast and blast...

In my opinion it’s hard to beat a cast and blast on the Texas coast. If the duck hunting sucks, you can just start fishing earlier. Then go back to the Airbnb and make duck poppers and redfish on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,991
Posted By txbowman12
Combine the redneck A/C with this and I think...

Combine the redneck A/C with this and I think you'll be in business!

Air Conditioning Underwear from The Jewel Cooler™️ (Unnecessary Inventions) - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By txbowman12
Check with Blake Muirhead. He can do wet wading...

Check with Blake Muirhead. He can do wet wading or from the boat. This time of year I highly suggest wet wading, but sounds like you may be stuck in the boat.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By txbowman12
Yes, similar to regular window unit, just don't...

Yes, similar to regular window unit, just don't have to finagle with the shutters on the side of a normal window unit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By txbowman12
They will all have to vent somewhere. Can't cool...

They will all have to vent somewhere. Can't cool air without creating heat. Heat has to go somewhere, otherwise, you just have a space heater with extra steps.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By txbowman12
Have you looked into the saddle style window...

Have you looked into the saddle style window units? Opening is the same width as the portable ac, and then you don't have to fool with condensation or a big unit in your room
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By txbowman12
What are you trying to plant? If small seeds...

What are you trying to plant? If small seeds (cereal rye or smaller), I have had great luck with a broadcaster up front and a drag harrow (teeth up) behind. Had a field of chest high goatweed that I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-29-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By txbowman12
Agree on the cereal rye / oats suggestion. Cereal...

Agree on the cereal rye / oats suggestion. Cereal rye will grow in just about anything. Maybe mix in hairy vetch too? Looks like it has a decent tolerance for alkaline soils and will add nitrogen...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-29-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
Posted By txbowman12
I'd agree with that. We had a ton of rain and...

I'd agree with that. We had a ton of rain and flooding last year during fawning season and had zero fawns survive. Seen a couple outside feeder pens already so I know we are doing better this year...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-27-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,953
Posted By txbowman12
Saw one on camera in two different spots...

Saw one on camera in two different spots yesterday in Fayette county. Looked pretty far along (pretty long legs). We had no fawns last year so hopefully a few more get through this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By txbowman12
Isnt the point of the single bevel the ability to...

Isnt the point of the single bevel the ability to hit bone, break it and / or rotate past it? The concrete shot was pretty telling. At a certain point, maximizing penetration through soft tissue is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By txbowman12
If you have an apple watch there is an app called...

If you have an apple watch there is an app called golf swing analyzer ++ that helped me out a lot, in conjunction with slow mo video
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By txbowman12
I use something like this ...

I use something like this
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,853
Posted By txbowman12
No power and no water on our lease. Hasn't really...

No power and no water on our lease. Hasn't really been an issue. Use about 10 gallons of gas a weekend when it's hot, 4 when it's cooler. Water is really not an issue. Bring ten gallons a time and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,273
Posted By txbowman12
That's interesting. We hunt a small and narrow...

That's interesting. We hunt a small and narrow tract that encompasses some major creek bottoms, and our bucks rarely leave the property all year. Some disappear for a bit during the rut, but they are...
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