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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,714
Posted By chongo
Ford F150 Ecoboost 4x4? Talk me out of it.

I have a 5.0 not an ecoboost but, it has been a great truck for me. I bought a 15' two years ago, I've put close to 60k miles on it, about 10k of that is towing something (32' camper, 10'-18' flatbed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,275
Posted By chongo
What some may look at as making an excuse others...

What some may look at as making an excuse others could look at as different priorities.

Before getting married up to having our 3rd kid, I hunted quite a bit but, each kid meant fewer hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
2019-20 Grayson/Cooke

I pulled cards on my cameras for the first time since 11/9. Finally had some bucks on camera. Nothing big but, they were definitely chasing mid Nov. This is a new lease for me and patterning these...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 21,083
Posted By chongo
2019/20 Duck Season - Official Thread

Went out Friday morning, only my second time to duck hunt and the first we didnít have any ducks come into our spread. Not many birds this hunt but the three of us managed to shoot one bird each....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,269
Posted By chongo
They have both been mentioned a few times already...

They have both been mentioned a few times already but of the bows I've owned, I wish I still owned my Switchback XT and Alphamax 35. I shot both extremely well. Of the more recent bows, the Carbon...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By chongo
If you're looking for an agent check out Antlers...

If you're looking for an agent check out Antlers & Anglers. Good people and they are serious about who they recommend/book for.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 21,083
Posted By chongo
Ha! I'll be out there in the morning as well....

Ha! I'll be out there in the morning as well. I've never duck hunted but, buddy on the lease has. He said they had between 30-40 hit their setup Sunday morning.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-05-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 39,611
Posted By chongo
Gotcha! I think he sent me your contact info, you...

Gotcha! I think he sent me your contact info, you have the dogs?

Iíll text you my info so you have it in case you ever need a hand out there.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 39,611
Posted By chongo
Yes sir Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yes sir


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 39,611
Posted By chongo
Which days? Iím planning on taking my oldest son...

Which days? Iím planning on taking my oldest son up last weekend of the MD season.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By chongo
I wear Cabela's fleece and wooltimate stuff. For...

I wear Cabela's fleece and wooltimate stuff. For stand hunting it's great. Blocks wind well, comfortable and warm when just worn over jeans and long sleeve shirt. As the temps drop, I'll wear more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
Congrats buddy! Sent from my iPhone using...

Congrats buddy!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,066
Posted By chongo
Iíve run both on my F150. BFGís were loud...

Iíve run both on my F150.

BFGís were loud from the time I left the tire shop. Had them on for about 10K miles and they wore fine but, just got louder. Iíve had Ridge Grapplers on for 32k miles,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,844
Posted By chongo
If you've shot it and it checks out you're fine....

If you've shot it and it checks out you're fine. For extra piece of mind, rub a cotton ball over the limbs and riser. If there is any hairline cracks/fractures, the cotton ball will find it. Been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,022
Posted By chongo
Its either 1 or 2 IIRC. And, thanks for the...

Its either 1 or 2 IIRC.

And, thanks for the reminder. I should have 4pts for antelope and mule deer which I'm planning to use next year.

Are there any other states like Wyoming that allow you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,378
Posted By chongo
Great write up and beautiful buck. When I think...

Great write up and beautiful buck. When I think of a s.texas whitetail, that is what I imagine. Well done.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
ďIFĒ is right! We need to blood trail something...

ďIFĒ is right! We need to blood trail something soon.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
Wifeís birthday and kids sports this weekend. Got...

Wifeís birthday and kids sports this weekend. Got to check the weather but looking at Tues. or Wednesday morning for the next trip. Excited to check cameras, I like where I put the two out tonight.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
Thanks Justin but, I needed more than luck. I...

Thanks Justin but, I needed more than luck. I needed a miracle. Nothing was moving except for the dove pretending to be Canada geese. I saw some fat ones! An evening in the stand is better than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
First evening hunt of the season for me. ...

First evening hunt of the season for me.
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I have 2 more cameras and a ladder stand to set up after the hunt.

Still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,251
Posted By chongo
Buddy of mine had a moose. It was like hand...

Buddy of mine had a moose. It was like hand feeding a horse. He died though. Too hot. Collin county in 2016.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By chongo
Congrats! Way to get it done! I'll have 4 PP and...

Congrats! Way to get it done! I'll have 4 PP and considering burning them next year.

Did you speak out the land owner for permission or is it someone you already know? Not looking for their info...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,416
Posted By chongo
Good on ya! And, congrats to your wife! I'm...

Good on ya! And, congrats to your wife!

I'm currently working the couch to 10k program (C210K). I used to run a lot but packed on the pounds and got out of shape. Take it slow! 315# is a lot for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,056
Posted By chongo
Those of you with the Instinct, how's it going?...

Those of you with the Instinct, how's it going? I've got a Fenix 6x Pro and I love the watch, it's amazing but, I hate the price tag. Thinking about returning it for the Instinct. It looks like it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By chongo
Looks great! I love the look of a flatbed but,...

Looks great! I love the look of a flatbed but, outside of a welding rig have never understood the benefits over a standard truck bed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By chongo
Congrats! They sure do make a pretty mount. ...

Congrats! They sure do make a pretty mount.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
Nothing came into my feeder but I did jump a buck...

Nothing came into my feeder but I did jump a buck while walking a fence line. That north wind wasnít playing around this morning!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
Itís chilly this morning when that north wind...

Itís chilly this morning when that north wind blows!

No action yet.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
Get after it! If you need help tracking give me a...

Get after it! If you need help tracking give me a holler.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,027
Posted By chongo
I'll be sitting for the first time tomorrow...

I'll be sitting for the first time tomorrow morning. My cell camera on one spot isn't showing anything other than leaves blowing but, I'm hoping this cold front blowing through tonight/tomorrow...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-09-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By chongo
FMJ Spine question

Trying to decide between a 340 and a 300 spine on a 5mm shaft

Carbon Defiant Turbo 28/65#. 28Ē shaft, 100 grain broadhead and would like to add either 50-75 grain insert. If my math is correct...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By chongo
What an adventure! Congrats!

What an adventure! Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,583
Posted By chongo
I love it! Congrats! We did the same last...

I love it! Congrats!

We did the same last Nov.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,396
Posted By chongo
Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
New Year Workout Accountability 2019....

Got back into riding. Bought a 19í Specialized Allez last weekend. My legs are definitely sore but, Iíve remained consistent and thatís the biggest victory for me right now.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
Got after it again last night. Proud to say I...

Got after it again last night. Proud to say I haven't missed a workout since Aug 27th. Min of 5 days a week.

My runs are getting a little longer/faster and I'm able to push my sandbag workouts a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
It is 104 in my garage. Brute Force Sandbag...

It is 104 in my garage. Brute Force Sandbag REDWOD just about killed me. Iíll be honest, I wanted to quit. A lot. The heat and the 100m burden jog each round about dis me in, but I got all 9 rounds...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
Celebrating some small victories tonight. 1....

Celebrating some small victories tonight.

1. Consistency
2. Did the same workout and route and was better today than I was on Wednesday.

Keep at it gents!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
Shoulder is feeling better. It's taking longer...

Shoulder is feeling better. It's taking longer than I'd like it to but, it is what it is. I've kept up the sand bag and running workouts and have actually enjoyed the workout. Giving strong...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
I've been able to remain active but, last...

I've been able to remain active but, last Wednesday I hurt my left shoulder again. It's been problematic for me since 2012 but, this time it's been pretty painful. Not sure if I hurt it when doing...
Forum: Photography 09-06-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By chongo
Great stuff, Shane! Sent from my iPhone...

Great stuff, Shane!


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Forum: Photography 09-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By chongo
Turn the knob over to M or AV, set your aperture...

Turn the knob over to M or AV, set your aperture to the widest setting (smallest number) f2.8, 3.5, 4, 5.6, this is purely dependent on the lens you're shooting with. Next, you'll need to bump your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
Hit the gym today. Got my lifts in and 20 min on...

Hit the gym today. Got my lifts in and 20 min on the treadmill at incline. Felt really good today, much of the soreness from last week is gone.


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Forum: Photography 09-02-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By chongo
Canon 5dsr, anyone have one?

I recently purchased a Canon C100 MKII and replaced my 80D. Planning to sell it and my 5D MKIII to fund either a MKIV or 5DSR.

Uses are wildlife, landscape, family portrait (not for hire/my own...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By chongo
Please school me on golf carts

Definitely go 48v. Get 8x6v instead of 6x8v. Better range.

Iíd upgrade the controller and motor for better torque off-road. I prefer Navitas 600amp controller and there are a ton of motor options....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
New Year Workout Accountability 2019....

Whew! My body is ready for a few rest days. Iím sore. I made sure to hit the gym each day and will be back in there on Monday.

The 5x5 program is pretty simple. Three core lifts each day.

A:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
That is fantastic, congrats! Yes sir! I'm a...

That is fantastic, congrats!

Yes sir! I'm a sucker for bread and fried food. I've eliminated processed foods and really stick to lean meats and some veggies. Except for bacon. I'll never give up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,567
Posted By chongo
I've yo-yo'd a lot in recent years both in weight...

I've yo-yo'd a lot in recent years both in weight and workout consistency. I have, for the most part hung out in the mid 230's. After our beach vacation this summer I hit 244 and really felt the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By chongo
I've got a set of 285/75/18 on my F150. Lighter...

I've got a set of 285/75/18 on my F150. Lighter truck but still great tread wear, very quiet. Probably the best tire I've ever run on any of my trucks.

I bought mine through TireBuyer (online) and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By chongo
Yup! I agree, part of the point of the stickers...

Yup! I agree, part of the point of the stickers is for the sightings, a separate forum would be nice.

When I had some to spare I slapped the green sticker on a few coolers and gun cases. Now, I'm...
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