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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2020, 08:58 AM
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Posted By JMKro
2020 Austin/Colorado/Fayette/Washington Counties Thread

Figured I'd make it more geographically "square" this time. I ended up having two shooters on camera this past season. Saw one in person in October, but wasn't able to get a shot. That deer clued me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By JMKro
Same. Excalibur.

Same. Excalibur.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,185
Posted By JMKro
Private Land No Hunting Idiot: Someone who would...

Private Land No Hunting Idiot: Someone who would be totally lost if they couldn't hunt out of a box blind overlooking a feeder

Public Land No Hunting Idiot: Someone who wanders aimlessly through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
I haven't hunted much recently, but I've had...

I haven't hunted much recently, but I've had bucks & does on camera working a scrape/licking branch the last few weeks. On the 21st (December) two of the bucks were fighting. I'm sure it's been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,368
Posted By JMKro
Guess I'm not the only one who thought this :D

Guess I'm not the only one who thought this :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Did anyone notice more shooting this past weekend...

Did anyone notice more shooting this past weekend than previous Thanksgiving weekends with does being "available"? I'd love to put some meat in the freezer, but I haven't seen enough does to justify...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Well... I guess that proves that point. I...

Well... I guess that proves that point.

I sat yesterday evening for about three hours and didn't see anything. Go to get out of the stand, and a deer snorts and runs off. All you can do is laugh.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,029
Posted By JMKro
From The Hunting Public: "It's...

From The Hunting Public:

"It's Thanksgiving...

Time to reflect on what we are thankful for. These past few years have been a whirlwind for us! We are blown away by the support we have received...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
I remember a couple instances over the years when...

I remember a couple instances over the years when I saw what looked like good bucks on foggy mornings. Clear enough to peak your interest, but foggy enough to where you couldn't confirm and/or shoot...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-26-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 47,581
Posted By JMKro
Good one! Nice, dark horns too.

Good one! Nice, dark horns too.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,863
Posted By JMKro
Yes sir.

Yes sir.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,863
Posted By JMKro
Hit the nail on the head. A lot of what I hear &...

Hit the nail on the head. A lot of what I hear & read about seems more like "deer ranching" than "deer hunting".
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-25-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,863
Posted By JMKro
HOW TO FIND BUCKS DOWN SOUTH! - Mississippi...

HOW TO FIND BUCKS DOWN SOUTH! - Mississippi Scouting Workshop Part 1 - YouTube

SCOUTING PINE THICKETS FOR BUCKS - Mississippi Scouting Workshop Part 2 - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
From what I've read, it seems like most people a)...

From what I've read, it seems like most people a) like them and b) don't have any issues. It's a single axle trailer, so I'll just have to roll the dice. Is what it is at this point :rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
The closest lake is Conroe, which is the same...

The closest lake is Conroe, which is the same distance (if not farther) than driving to McClain. I guess that would defeat the purpose :D

As far as getting the work done for free, I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
McClain said they'll fix it free of charge. With...

McClain said they'll fix it free of charge. With that being said, it's a +/- 45 minute drive from my house to where they're located. Nothing felt hot when I got home on Saturday, but how worried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Are you implying there's a good deer in this area...

Are you implying there's a good deer in this area of Texas? Shame on you, sir. Shame on you.


P.S. Sounds like you got a good one close by. Good luck :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
Good point. I emailed the picture to the salesman...

Good point. I emailed the picture to the salesman I dealt with at McClain and asked what I need to do about bringing the trailer in to get the issue fixed, so we'll see what happens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
I'll contact McClain and see what they have to...

I'll contact McClain and see what they have to say.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
Right. Maybe I just got one of those one in a...

Right. Maybe I just got one of those one in a hundred. Who knows...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
You're thinking it's essentially just a loose cap?

You're thinking it's essentially just a loose cap?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
That's the frustrating part. Three or four trips...

That's the frustrating part. Three or four trips to Fayette County Lake, one trip to Lake Conroe, & a few trips from the storage unit and back (5 minutes down the road).
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By JMKro
Vault Trailer Hub Issue

I bought a boat trailer from McClain Trailers earlier this year, and saw this when I got to the boat ramp this morning. Anyone ever had this issue or know what the deal is?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,095
Posted By JMKro
I bought a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD Custom...

I bought a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD Custom (V8 / 5.3L / 4 X 4) a few months ago and walked out the door for a little over $37,000. It's basically a new truck with the previous body style. It's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
:(

:(
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
You mean I'll get the irony of posting on this...

You mean I'll get the irony of posting on this thread while at the same time saying this thread is bringing too much attention to the area?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
But yet you post on this thread... ... I...

But yet you post on this thread...

... I don't get it.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 47,581
Posted By JMKro
There you go. I think everyone on here is...

There you go. I think everyone on here is essentially saying the same thing, it's just being taken different ways. At the end of the day, it IS public land. Some people do things the "right" way, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Gettin' it dun' :D

Gettin' it dun' :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
I saw a buck bumping does around Friday evening,...

I saw a buck bumping does around Friday evening, but that's been the only rutting activity I've seen in 11 sits.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Anyone have any luck this past weekend? It's...

Anyone have any luck this past weekend? It's looking like this upcoming weekend is going to be nice weather as well.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 47,581
Posted By JMKro
Nice deer dude! He definitely has some age on...

Nice deer dude! He definitely has some age on him. Props for doing it on public :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Anyone seen any rutting activity? I hunted last...

Anyone seen any rutting activity? I hunted last Tuesday (morning & evening) and didn't notice any of the deer acting frisky. I saw the deer I want to shoot during the evening hunt, but he was out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By JMKro
Thanks for the info, guys. Hopefully I'll see him...

Thanks for the info, guys. Hopefully I'll see him again. Third time's a charm... or something like that :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By JMKro
Since it seems like he isn't getting spooked, I...

Since it seems like he isn't getting spooked, I guess it won't hurt to try it again if I see him again and he's out of shooting range? On the one hand I'm not a huge fan of calling, but I also like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By JMKro
Deer Behavior - Grunt Call

Both instances are with the same deer:

October 12th - Deer was working a scrape and started heading the other direction. Grunted once, and he stopped and looked towards me. Started walking off...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By JMKro
The deer I shot last year was at 28 yards and was...

The deer I shot last year was at 28 yards and was not alert. My crossbow shoots 305 FPS, so slow compared to most modern bows. I aimed at center mass with the 20 yard crosshair, and I still hit the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
I ended up seeing the buck I saw yesterday...

I ended up seeing the buck I saw yesterday afternoon during yesterday evening's hunt. He made a scrape about 50 yards away from the stand. I tried grunting when he started walking away, but all he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Saw two small bucks fighting off of 389 this...

Saw two small bucks fighting off of 389 this morning, and had what looked like an older/nicer deer semi-chasing a doe about 12:15 this afternoon. Looks like things are starting to happen.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Thatís a one in a million deer.

Thatís a one in a million deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,003
Posted By JMKro
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,029
Posted By JMKro
The podcast is where I got the quote from :D

The podcast is where I got the quote from :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,029
Posted By JMKro
The Hunting Public

I've been following these guys for a while now, and they put all the TV hunting shows to shame. It's nice to see people "making it" in the hunting industry who are just normal guys who love to hunt....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
It's looking like next weekend is going to be...

It's looking like next weekend is going to be game day...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,331
Posted By JMKro
I'd argue your deer is more of a "trophy" than...

I'd argue your deer is more of a "trophy" than one taken off a property where there's three deer on a trail camera picture over 150" with their heads stuffed into a protein feeder, and the only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,578
Posted By JMKro
Are y'all talking about the camo "Snake Guard"...

Are y'all talking about the camo "Snake Guard" Magellan boots? I have a pair of those and I love them. Probably put 5+ walking miles through them so far.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By JMKro
We're dealing with it right now. So far, what's...

We're dealing with it right now. So far, what's gone on hasn't inspired confidence.

Back in April/May my Dad went out there during the week to find a survey crew on our property. He asked what was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,563
Posted By JMKro
It’ll probably be mid-October before I get in the...

It’ll probably be mid-October before I get in the stand. No significant deer movement last year on the trail camera until the first good cold front.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,949
Posted By JMKro
Sad that we're surprised when something DOESN'T...

Sad that we're surprised when something DOESN'T get stolen. Definitely not just a Texas thing though. I've watched quite a few public hunting videos on YouTube from other parts of the country and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,064
Posted By JMKro
Slob.

Slob.
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