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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
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Somebody remind me of what these lures are called

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,410
Posted By jerp
A lot of us have had close calls doing lease work...

A lot of us have had close calls doing lease work that could have gone either way. Count your blessings.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,733
Posted By jerp
If I had to pick, it would be one I have from...

If I had to pick, it would be one I have from Knives of Alaska. I don't remember the model name but it has a 4.5" blade and the Suregrip handle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By jerp
Same buck?

The claw on the one in velvet is more pronounced but they always look a bit different slick horned. Not a wall hanger, I’m just happy to have a buck hanging around
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By jerp
Just last night I finished "A Blaze of Glory" a...

Just last night I finished "A Blaze of Glory" a novel of the battle of Shiloh by Jeff Shaara. It is part of his 4 book series of historical novels on the western theater of the Civil War.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,085
Posted By jerp
Norm McDonald died...

His brand of humor was not everyone's cup of tea but being a bit of an acerbic smartass myself, I found him to be really funny. Some of his Weekend Update bits were legendary. Apparently he had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 45,496
Posted By jerp
Just got a few pics from a friend's place on...

Just got a few pics from a friend's place on Pirate's Cove in Galveston. Looks like they had a pretty impressive storm surge last night.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By jerp
I had help assembling the frame but put the cover...

I had help assembling the frame but put the cover on myself in about 30 minutes. Laid out it looks like this

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By jerp
Not sure how much they are normally but they were...

Not sure how much they are normally but they were $399 at the show
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By jerp
Review - Redneck softside blind

I took advantage of a special Redneck was running at the TTHA show and bought one of their blinds – the “Soft Side 360 Camo Deluxe”. The idea is to leave the frame out year-round and remove the cover...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,386
Posted By jerp
Years ago we often had members bring their young...

Years ago we often had members bring their young kids out for the weekend. When it got dark I would sneak out and set a full body deer decoy in the tall grass about 50 yards away with reflective...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By jerp
Yeah, the way I read it SOMEWHERE in that large...

Yeah, the way I read it SOMEWHERE in that large triangle is likely to get 20” or more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By jerp
Well dang it - we are supposed to head to...

Well dang it - we are supposed to head to Galveston Wednesday for a family get together. If they end up catching 20”+ of rain it may not be worth the drive. We’ll see…
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By jerp
I got mine set up today - gonna do a full review...

I got mine set up today - gonna do a full review in the next couple of days
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By jerp
Have you checked your brace height? It doesn’t...

Have you checked your brace height? It doesn’t have to be far off to be noticeably louder
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,386
Posted By jerp
You know those witch head Halloween decorations...

You know those witch head Halloween decorations you hang on your door that let out loud laughing cackle when they are bumped? We once hung one on a trail to a guys stand with a trip wire to set it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,647
Posted By jerp
Nice haul fellas! The way things are going...

Nice haul fellas! The way things are going collards may eventually be our best option
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,250
Posted By jerp
I shoot much better standing than sitting. I like...

I shoot much better standing than sitting. I like to back up into a mesquite tree and stand perfectly still then mount the gun at the last second. Trying to follow the bird with your muzzle from a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-10-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By jerp
People with poor circulation may need more but...

People with poor circulation may need more but 400 grams with a good wool sock is all I've ever needed in Texas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By jerp
Ouch! You can keep your arm straight and locked,...

Ouch! You can keep your arm straight and locked, just rotate your elbow out. That will give you enough clearance
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By jerp
Sadly (IMO) those ways are dying. When I was a...

Sadly (IMO) those ways are dying. When I was a kid my mother would not let me go out and play after Christmas and birthdays until I’d hand written a thank you note for every gift. I hated it and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,301
Posted By jerp
Great advice! Millions have spent 6 figures (or...

Great advice! Millions have spent 6 figures (or more likely borrowed) to get a generic degree and end up in a soul-sucking job as a miserable cubicle-dweller doing something they hate. The trades are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,383
Posted By jerp
I have always sat on a basic swivel bucket but I...

I have always sat on a basic swivel bucket but I shoot much better while standing. I don't always want to stand for several hours when it's slow, and jumping up off a short bucket to shoot often...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,580
Posted By jerp
I didn’t move here until the early 80’s but I...

I didn’t move here until the early 80’s but I heard that old money Ft worth guys used to hold shoots at a ranch just outside the loop - may have been Murrin’s place
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,580
Posted By jerp
Live pigeon shoots?

Do they still go on or are they a relic of the past? I recently reconnected with a guy who was a childhood friend I haven’t talked to in decades. It spurned a memory of going with him and his dad to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,531
Posted By jerp
I have tried it with my longbow. Flu-flus with...

I have tried it with my longbow. Flu-flus with snaros over Mojos at 12 yards. Fun but I’m 0 for probably 15. They seem to have no problem dodging an arrow at the last nano second.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,873
Posted By jerp
I wonder if city-roosting white wings were less...

I wonder if city-roosting white wings were less affected by the freeze for some reason. I hunted almost in the city limits and they were thick, mourners were very scarce. Usually that place is 50/50
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By jerp
I made a note-to-self while shooting at doves the...

I made a note-to-self while shooting at doves the last couple of days. I need to move my annual eye exam to August instead of October - need to get those stronger lenses before opening day!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,556
Posted By jerp
It does not have a safety

It does not have a safety
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,647
Posted By jerp
10 more whitewings this morning ...

10 more whitewings this morning

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,647
Posted By jerp
Back at it this morning ...

Back at it this morning
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,647
Posted By jerp
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By jerp
Talking Well that was an unusual hunt!

Went out this afternoon to try and finish up my limit from this morning- I only needed 7 birds. Three truckloads of us show up at the gate and there are 3-4 vehicles there from the sheriff’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,647
Posted By jerp
We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by...

We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by in ones and twos. I think I have 8-9. Trying to keep my eyes on the sky!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By jerp
I looked up guinea wasp and sure enough that's...

I looked up guinea wasp and sure enough that's it. Apparently it is in the same family of "paper wasps" that includes their larger cousins which we commonly call yellow jackets - the ones who make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,647
Posted By jerp
Opening day dove report thread!

Will you be watching the sun rise over the muzzle of a shotgun in the morning? Hitting the fields tomorrow afternoon? Good luck to everyone - post your reports here. I will be hunting just north of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By jerp
What kind of wasp?

Smaller than a honey bee but look like a wasp with brown and yellow stripes. Much smaller than a paper wasp but build a similar nest. They took umbrage to me running a leaf blower and popped me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,730
Posted By jerp
I really wanted to like it but I couldn't hang...

I really wanted to like it but I couldn't hang either.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By jerp
I always wondered where the name came from. From...

I always wondered where the name came from. From the article above they can spray a mist from a gland on their butt that is "concentrated acetic acid" - vinegar.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-31-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,556
Posted By jerp
My truck/4 wheeler gun. Henry “All-Weather “ in...

My truck/4 wheeler gun. Henry “All-Weather “ in 30-30. Leopold 1.5x4

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,730
Posted By jerp
Talking Quite a character change for Tim Blake Nelson. A...

Quite a character change for Tim Blake Nelson. A long way from “we thought you was a toad” (oh brother where art thou)
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 23,132
Posted By jerp
Vegas has my Cowboys at 8 wins which is probably...

Vegas has my Cowboys at 8 wins which is probably about right. If Spencer Sanders has finally matured at QB and his on-field decision making starts to match his talent, we could surprise some people....
Forum: Traditional 08-30-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By jerp
Here's a post on what I think is the easiest/best...

Here's a post on what I think is the easiest/best method for sharpening 3 blade heads

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By jerp
I was at a shotgun shooting clinic and watched an...

I was at a shotgun shooting clinic and watched an instructor teaching some youngsters about lead. Each kid took turns holding garden hose with a spray nozzle. He would throw a volley ball like a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 45,496
Posted By jerp
A childhood friend of my wife’s has a place on...

A childhood friend of my wife’s has a place on Grand Isle - he has rebuilt twice in just the years I’ve known him. Whenever we have gone there to fish for a few days I always look out at the gulf and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,935
Posted By jerp
Wife bought some at HEB yesterday- I like! ...

Wife bought some at HEB yesterday- I like!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By jerp
My Great great grandfather on my mother’s side....

My Great great grandfather on my mother’s side. Written on the back
“Lt. J Pryor Davis of Co. E. 1st Va. Infantry”
Epic mustache!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By jerp
Those things are great. I had the same idea -...

Those things are great. I had the same idea - using them to attach the rods to the magnetic brackets
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By jerp
I found these magnet brackets made for mounting a...

I found these magnet brackets made for mounting a light bar on a vehicle. I can rig them to hold a bundle of rods with no reels. According to the reviews a light bar won’t budge at 90mph so it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By jerp
When there’s been an absentee owner for years...

When there’s been an absentee owner for years it’s remarkable how neighbors get defensive when somebody buys an adjoining property and actually plans to use it.
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