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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 34,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice doe SwampRabbit! I can't go that long with...

Nice doe SwampRabbit! I can't go that long with so few arrows. That's impressive.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,925
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice work Chief! I reckon you killed the last two...

Nice work Chief! I reckon you killed the last two deer out there then.:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,772
Posted By Trumpkin
Squirrels would be hell too if they were 40-50...

Squirrels would be hell too if they were 40-50 lbs.

Glad to hear your boy is doing fine so far!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-20-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,910
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, that's a heck of a buck!

Well, that's a heck of a buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm just here to pad my post count.

I'm just here to pad my post count.
Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,727
Posted By Trumpkin
Hot dang! Congratulations to your son. What a...

Hot dang! Congratulations to your son. What a great story! I'm also super impressed with his setup's performance.
Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Trumpkin
It's a hoot, if you can get into a target rich...

It's a hoot, if you can get into a target rich environment! It's frustrating as all get out if you get on a long dry spell though.


My rules for squirrel shooting are as follows:
1. don't shoot...
Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 34,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Got some Skwirls!

Got some Skwirls!
Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Trumpkin
A Hunting Story

Well, Gary asked, and I am here to deliver... read on at your own peril :D.

Thursday afternoon, I was getting the itch. Hadn't been out since opening day, the weather looked great, and a hundred...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-18-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd buy and shoot them if they were 125 grain!

I'd buy and shoot them if they were 125 grain!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,925
Posted By Trumpkin
Congrats Chief! Good to see a Granger regular get...

Congrats Chief! Good to see a Granger regular get drawn.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,533
Posted By Trumpkin
This is absolutely dead simple... 278.

This is absolutely dead simple... 278.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,174
Posted By Trumpkin
Sent you PM about the bigger sow.

Sent you PM about the bigger sow.
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Trumpkin
I like to shoot a lot at further distances...

I like to shoot a lot at further distances because it helps me diagnose small errors. A 1"-2" miss at 10 yards feels okay. But at 20, that 1" miss turns into 2", and the 2" miss into 4". I practice...
Forum: Traditional 10-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 34,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang Bisch! That's a heck of a buck! Way to stick...

Dang Bisch! That's a heck of a buck! Way to stick with it on the tracking job.
Forum: Traditional 10-08-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Trumpkin
I will try dang hard to make it again. I had a...

I will try dang hard to make it again. I had a blast this year.
Forum: Traditional 10-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By Trumpkin
That's a dang good setup right there!

That's a dang good setup right there!
Forum: Traditional 10-07-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, Snuffers are a giant, vented and loud three...

Well, Snuffers are a giant, vented and loud three blade that have been responsible for the death of thousands of whitetail deer from stick bows. So there's plenty of anecdotal evidence that it...
Forum: Traditional 10-06-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,054
Posted By Trumpkin
Beautiful buck!

Beautiful buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,427
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh, heck yeah! That's a stud of a bull. Is this a...

Oh, heck yeah! That's a stud of a bull. Is this a TX elk? Cause that'd be even cooler.
Forum: Traditional 10-05-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 34,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Congrats Widdler, Bisch, Scott, Jeff, and Sergio....

Congrats Widdler, Bisch, Scott, Jeff, and Sergio. I am pretty sure there's a couple more I missed in there, sorry if I didn't list your name folks! You fellas are laying them out.
Forum: Traditional 10-01-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By Trumpkin
Here's to short shots, and shorter blood trails!...

Here's to short shots, and shorter blood trails! The trad bow meat pole is about to get real heavy I suspect. Good luck, and be smart out there gents!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Trumpkin
46 hours folks. Pull yourselves together. Take...

46 hours folks. Pull yourselves together. Take some deep breaths and do some yoga or something.
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,962
Posted By Trumpkin
Got it, carry on then!

Got it, carry on then!
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,962
Posted By Trumpkin
This thread is nearly 8 years old!

This thread is nearly 8 years old!
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Trumpkin
I like 3 blades, 4 blades, and wide 2 blades. I'm...

I like 3 blades, 4 blades, and wide 2 blades. I'm really skeptical that a well tuned arrow out of a 40 lb recurve bow wouldn't get through the offside ribs on a whitetail with any of the above if...
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Trumpkin
I was being a little snarky, cause I helped Briar...

I was being a little snarky, cause I helped Briar track a deer shot with one of those narrow two blades... worst blood trail I've ever seen. I draw 32" so I really don't have horsepower issues. Like...
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Trumpkin
In that case, why not shoot a wide 3 blade or 4...

In that case, why not shoot a wide 3 blade or 4 blade and get more blood? Narrow two blades will go clean through a deer with a 30 lb bow and a heavy arrow.
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 34,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Man, I can never keep up with this thread! Great...

Man, I can never keep up with this thread! Great shooting Corey and Caddo.
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Trumpkin
I've only shot two big game animals with my bow,...

I've only shot two big game animals with my bow, and they were obviously dead on their feet. (i.e. stumbling as they ran). But I've killed a lot of critters in the mountains with a rifle, where...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By Trumpkin
250-260 would be my guess as well.

250-260 would be my guess as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,153
Posted By Trumpkin
Others have said it, but that arrow went EXACTLY...

Others have said it, but that arrow went EXACTLY where I was looking. Great shot!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-21-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,976
Posted By Trumpkin
As I understand it, no boats are allowed,...

As I understand it, no boats are allowed, correct? Seems like a curious rule.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,830
Posted By Trumpkin
Got some family members who have done a fair bit...

Got some family members who have done a fair bit of trapping. As I understand it, a heart shot/lung shot skunk is much less likely to spray. That .17 with frangibles sounds like the ticket to me.
Forum: Traditional 09-17-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 34,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice work Clay!

Nice work Clay!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Trumpkin
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/show...

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814209
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Trumpkin
That's awesome! Great shot, btw.

That's awesome! Great shot, btw.
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Trumpkin
I would love to have a bunny hunting spot!...

I would love to have a bunny hunting spot! They're not exactly thick on public land around me. Like Rick, it's some of my favorite game meat.
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,399
Posted By Trumpkin
I like 3D for the pressure I feel on the first...

I like 3D for the pressure I feel on the first few shots of the day. It's darn good practice for making high pressure shots. I'm always pursuing higher average scores, but to be perfectly honest,...
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By Trumpkin
OP, I shoot 5mm Axis Trads or Black Eagle...

OP, I shoot 5mm Axis Trads or Black Eagle Renegades. I am a huge fan of the Easton brass HIT inserts, personally.
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm sure I could come up with some idea to tempt...

I'm sure I could come up with some idea to tempt you to switch. Maybe you need the Valkyrie system next season... :D
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-13-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,976
Posted By Trumpkin
In for my first time, December timeslot. Long...

In for my first time, December timeslot. Long time Permethrin user, and I already wear the snake gaiters. I'll have to replenish my thermacell supplies it sounds like.
Forum: Traditional 08-24-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By Trumpkin
I use it, and it's good stuff. Easier to strip...

I use it, and it's good stuff. Easier to strip off the shft later when the feathers get ratty. Just put a dab of super glue on each end to keep it from lifting before you're ready.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By Trumpkin
Glad to hear there's resolution to this one....

Glad to hear there's resolution to this one. Condolences to her family. Sad news.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 13,381
Posted By Trumpkin
Man, that was a tough spot for a show. But I...

Man, that was a tough spot for a show. But I think they just hid a lot of the bush craft from Clay. He was dialed in and living well out there. I was rooting for Clay, but the last four contestants...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 13,381
Posted By Trumpkin
And I was thinking it would be Theresa who gets...

And I was thinking it would be Theresa who gets pulled!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 13,381
Posted By Trumpkin
Clay has been singlehandedly providing all the...

Clay has been singlehandedly providing all the drama... literally set out in the dark to go try and call in a mountain lion!

If he gets pulled medically before Biko I'm gonna be very disgruntled.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 13,381
Posted By Trumpkin
There's no way he's gonna give away something...

There's no way he's gonna give away something like that, lol. I'm more and more thinking he's the one who wins it.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-11-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,925
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm beginning to think this thread is being put...

I'm beginning to think this thread is being put up as a decoy every year to distract from some other public land unit. :D

There are no hogs at Granger. There are no deer at Granger. It gets...
Forum: Traditional 08-10-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Trumpkin
The loss of weight would make your arrow...

The loss of weight would make your arrow weaker... not stiffer. What do your bareshafts do?
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