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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 05:26 PM
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Posted By elgato
Love that red dirt. Oh and yes the deer is nice...

Love that red dirt. Oh and yes the deer is nice too. Amazing congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 10:38 AM
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Posted By elgato
Where are you departing from? Return as well ?...

Where are you departing from? Return as well ? Are you expecting plane to stay there or dead head back?
While I don't use jet charter services I'm quite familiar with that world and might be able...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
Thats Sweet!!! Viva. Will be keen to get more...

Thats Sweet!!! Viva. Will be keen to get more details on him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
You guys are killing me!!! I'm in La. looking at...

You guys are killing me!!! I'm in La. looking at outstanding Mexico bucks on TBH. Congrats on a very unique trophy. Cant wait to get back down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
VIVA indeed Dean. You got a good year going....

VIVA indeed Dean. You got a good year going. Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
Movement for us was classic thanksgiving pattern....

Movement for us was classic thanksgiving pattern. First and last hour of light. Saw a few mature deer but mostly younger bucks. Mornings better than evening More and more scrapes every day though....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
VIVA! And as everyone is saying terrific 8!

VIVA! And as everyone is saying terrific 8!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
Thanks Scott, seems I like the technical...

Thanks Scott, seems I like the technical expertise to post all my pics.

Rare air. We have grown maybe 15 bucks over 200" but this may be only the 2nd one 30" or more. 4 yr old. Made a nice jump...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
Line was back to plaza at piedras this morning at...

Line was back to plaza at piedras this morning at 7:25
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
Searched your buddy when checking guns...The...

Searched your buddy when checking guns...The Mexicans? How hard core? Looking for anything in particular? Not that we take any liberties when crossing but.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2021, 04:36 PM
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Posted By elgato
Thats cool, terrific buck. Looks 200 to me:)

Thats cool, terrific buck. Looks 200 to me:)
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-19-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 497,345
Posted By elgato
THE GOATS WILL SAVE THE FARM: Bet you never...

THE GOATS WILL SAVE THE FARM:

Bet you never expected to see a header like that!

What I am seeing is that the goats will save the farm. I'm up to 320 now and am using them as a brush clearing...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-18-2021, 08:07 PM
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Posted By elgato
Not yet. Evening hunt and I have a dinner party...

Not yet. Evening hunt and I have a dinner party to go to. Full report tomorrow .

After a week of hot weather and a front coming thru this morning yielding colder beautiful skies this evening, no...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-18-2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By elgato
Always fun to make magic memories for folks. My...

Always fun to make magic memories for folks. My buddy here has hunted all his life and only taken a couple small 8 pts. Today he got introduced to the farm. Field full of bucks .He'd never seen...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
Thanks Shane, hope to find same throughout the...

Thanks Shane, hope to find same throughout the season
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
I'm hearing very discouraging news about...

I'm hearing very discouraging news about extremely long lines Mexico to U.S at Eagle Pass. Appreciate anyones reports on that. Heading down next week ; let the games begin!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,006
Posted By elgato
Flashback! Last time I was there was an LSU...

Flashback! Last time I was there was an LSU student in the early 70's. Stoned, drunk, don't remember much but raising the flag for a broke college kid seemed like a dream come true.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By elgato
Age without peak year round nutrition does not...

Age without peak year round nutrition does not realize the full genetic potential of a buck . I believe that is the case in a great majority of deer across the country. So often when we think we see...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-13-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
Best guess 4, though possibly 5. Safe!

Best guess 4, though possibly 5. Safe!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-13-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
Too handsome not to post. Beautiful whitetail in...

Too handsome not to post. Beautiful whitetail in the sun
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,290
Posted By elgato
Mexico: We feed free choice protein year round....

Mexico: We feed free choice protein year round. Cotton seed January thru Sept. Want to keep the nutritional plane as high as possible year round and doesn't seem to impact deer movement for us .
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By elgato
I cross Eagle Pass all the time but go south....

I cross Eagle Pass all the time but go south. Listen to others regarding requirements for passing 2nd check point. I don't do that.

Anytime a gun or bullets are in a vehicle have the correct gun...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By elgato
Are you taking a gun?

Are you taking a gun?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,035
Posted By elgato
Welcome to the poor side of the tracks and great...

Welcome to the poor side of the tracks and great buck
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-04-2021, 12:51 PM
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Posted By elgato
Farm is on fire this week. I filmed a double drop...

Farm is on fire this week. I filmed a double drop 12 yesterday afternoon plus had bucks moving all day long . Best guess 4 yr old I think between 175-180. Rattled up 13 bucks this morning including a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By elgato
Rattled up 13 bucks this morning in La. 7 in one...

Rattled up 13 bucks this morning in La. 7 in one spot. a couple over 170.

Drizzle rain all afternoon and into the night yesterday . Turned chilly mid 40's this morning. Overcast with a nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 354
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Posted By elgato
8/10 for us. Heck, we might actually have a few...

8/10 for us. Heck, we might actually have a few oat plots this winter
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
Shazam! Nice start to the season. Congrats Very...

Shazam! Nice start to the season. Congrats Very handsome. Viva!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By elgato
Just back from Denver couple hours ago. Get to...

Just back from Denver couple hours ago. Get to Colorado a lot and have climbed most of the 14ers.

As mentioned above Diamox can help. I used it in Nepal climbing in the Himalayas with good results...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-27-2021, 05:59 PM
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Posted By elgato
They do and thats been a big concern of mine....

They do and thats been a big concern of mine. I've generally considered goats to be the scourge of the earth cause they tend to create deserts due to overgrazing.

The secret sauce to the way I'm...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-27-2021, 04:22 PM
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Posted By elgato
Lot of mental exercise to figure out how to post...

Lot of mental exercise to figure out how to post pics of brush eaten by goats. I have more but suspect you get the idea. Much of the farm becoming too thick and chocked to be useful for deer
...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-27-2021, 04:06 PM
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Posted By elgato
I know most are focused on deer and deer hunting...

I know most are focused on deer and deer hunting but here is a follow up to my foray into regenerative grazing.Will be shifting to deer reporting shortly.

Here are a couple of before/after pics....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By elgato
I'm forever stunned and amazed at the...

I'm forever stunned and amazed at the synchronicities in life when I simply have faith and try to be aware.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2021, 08:46 AM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By elgato
This

This
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2021, 10:45 AM
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Posted By elgato
Have him over 220. Never saw him hunting and...

Have him over 220. Never saw him hunting and think he died of natural causes after this season
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
168". He had short brows

168". He had short brows
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-14-2021, 09:12 AM
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Posted By elgato
Well, I see the pic didn't even post. OOOPs. I'll...

Well, I see the pic didn't even post. OOOPs. I'll report more on this with time.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-13-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
Here's a pic I bet no-one ever expected to see on...

Here's a pic I bet no-one ever expected to see on this thread. Goats. Over 200 of them . Here they are being trained to electric fencing. I'm looking to buy several hundred more. I'm running the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-13-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
I assume you are talking about the buck that...

I assume you are talking about the buck that killed the 4 yr old? He definitely slipped thru the cracks as if given the chance we would have shot a buck like that at 4{ possibly 3 } But after...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-13-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,114
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Posted By elgato
Been running at light speed lately but here is a...

Been running at light speed lately but here is a quicky report. While there are lots of benefits to a balanced b/d ratio with good age structure there are also some challenges that are hard to get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By elgato
I also have used Mesquite Taxidermy for replicas...

I also have used Mesquite Taxidermy for replicas and think they do terrific work and are a pleasure to work with.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By elgato
Wife and I are headed to Buras now for red fish...

Wife and I are headed to Buras now for red fish etc. Fishing with Saltgrass. go every year. Big fun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
Viva!!!

Viva!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By elgato
I just paid $18/box. Tipped bird boys $20/hunt...

I just paid $18/box. Tipped bird boys $20/hunt with a little extra chipped in at the end. Plus a stipend to use Humberto's guns as we hadn't checked any in yet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By elgato
All details can be coordinated with Humberto. If...

All details can be coordinated with Humberto. If you don't want to take a vehicle into Mexico, you can leave it parked at the Eagle Pass airport. Lots of hunting vehicles there.

Feel free to pm me...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-28-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,063
Posted By elgato
Working out perfectly here in central La. All our...

Working out perfectly here in central La. All our fields ( 104 acres ) are prepped and ready for planting. Rain for next couple days. We will begin drilling Monday and should take 5-6 days.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By elgato
Simple. You meet Humberto in Eagle Pass or at the...

Simple. You meet Humberto in Eagle Pass or at the bridge in Piedras Negras. If you want to take your own shotguns, get him information in advance to obtain permits, and he will make all necessary...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By elgato
Mexico dove hunting

Just back from a terrific dove hunt with the Master...Humberto Gomez. He provided shotguns, bird boys, stools, shells, and as always very professional. He's been outfitting longer than anyone in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
I'm crossing E P next week and will report

I'm crossing E P next week and will report
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,154
Posted By elgato
Thanks, will be fun to follow

Thanks, will be fun to follow
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