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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Patton
When we would hike in the dark hours of morning...

When we would hike in the dark hours of morning or night, I usually had the Chama on. Mine is actually a Kiln but I call it the Chama still; although the cut/fit is way better on the Kiln. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,852
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Posted By Patton
Fred it seems you're liking the First Lite;...

Fred it seems you're liking the First Lite; that's the main hunting gear I wear as well. Last year in Colorado we were hunting and camping anywhere from 10,500-11,200 during Sep 6-16th. Everybody...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,852
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Posted By Patton
Would be really bad *** to stick one with a trad...

Would be really bad *** to stick one with a trad bow, definitely a bucket list item for me. But I'm still working on my first elk, period lol. Do it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,749
Posted By Patton
Unbelievable, all awesome finds.

Unbelievable, all awesome finds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
2019 Rainfall Jan 0.14" Feb 0.11" Mar...

2019 Rainfall

Jan 0.14"
Feb 0.11"
Mar 0.41"
Apr 1.24"
May 3.51"
Jun 7.78" (Jun 1-23)

28" rain is the annual average for Edwards County, currently we are at 13.19" YTD. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By Patton
x2 and all the other factors that Smart...

x2 and all the other factors that Smart mentioned, plus more.

I always make sure the eliminator plate is butted up against the funnel when at rest; never measured the amount that is thrown per...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
In no particular order: The Rich Outdoors ...

In no particular order:
The Rich Outdoors
Hunt Backcountry (Exo MTN gear)
ElkTalk
Jay Scott Outdoors
Kifarucast
Hunt Talk w/ Randy Newberg

The Rich Outdoors recent episode 158 (replay of an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
They are going to come down in the evenings and...

They are going to come down in the evenings and head back to bedding in the morning. And they do all that movement with the thermals and wind in mind; keeping it in their face most all the time.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
You're going to stink regardless. I use Body...

You're going to stink regardless. I use Body Glide for chaffing and thankfully that's not often. If you come across a creek and have a minute to spare; rinse off. It'll wake you right up too. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,359
Posted By Patton
Way to go! That is no easy feat; awesome buck

Way to go! That is no easy feat; awesome buck
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-21-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,002
Posted By Patton
Somebody should have told Chuck and Nancy that...

Somebody should have told Chuck and Nancy that was his plan from the start; they looked like fools celebrating after their meeting yesterday. Also was interesting how some news outlets reported the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
I have some marinating on a couple trails. Need...

I have some marinating on a couple trails. Need to go out and check them and move some around, add 1 or 2 more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Patton
I believe it! I'm itching to go out, it's been...

I believe it! I'm itching to go out, it's been too long for me. Hopefully soon, I have several projects to do in addition to hunting :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Patton
Main thing that the Traverse Alpha does not have...

Main thing that the Traverse Alpha does not have that I wish it did is heart rate monitor. The 'steps' counter is also inaccurate; everything else is great. The Sunrise/Sunset alert is really nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Patton
Congrats all around! Did y’all experience any...

Congrats all around! Did y’all experience any rutting action?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Patton
x2 I love my Traverse Alpha. However I never use...

x2 I love my Traverse Alpha. However I never use the GPS, much prefer OnX on my phone.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,781
Posted By Patton
Looks like a petrified goat horn.

Looks like a petrified goat horn.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,703
Posted By Patton
Congrats! That’s a good one!

Congrats! That’s a good one!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,770
Posted By Patton
x2 Buddy up and order different burgers and...

x2
Buddy up and order different burgers and split them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Patton
Not me, shot somebody in Brodie last week though.

Not me, shot somebody in Brodie last week though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By Patton
We used to do this for hydrilla using metal rake...

We used to do this for hydrilla using metal rake head on the end of the rope. Throw it out and pull it back in; repeat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 774
Posted By Patton
Do them myself and for friends No Yes

Do them myself and for friends

No

Yes
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 20,380
Posted By Patton
I definitely recommend a tarp as well. Everything...

I definitely recommend a tarp as well. Everything but my clothes:
Gear:
Thermarest Zseat
Backups (D-loop cord, spare nocturnal, 2 allen wrenches, field point)
Luci Lantern
Kifaru...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
Same here. Added a quick-disconnect to my...

Same here. Added a quick-disconnect to my drinking hose so I can easily pop off the mouth piece and have water from a dirty bag, run through the in-line sawyer filter, connected directly to my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
1.84” for us since Monday. I need to get to the...

1.84” for us since Monday. I need to get to the ranch bad, just been so busy with work that I’ve been too tied up. Busting my *** now so I’ll have a lot of time in the fall :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,439
Posted By Patton
Binos for sure. Thermacell is good if you’re...

Binos for sure. Thermacell is good if you’re sitting still all day.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
3 Liters. Also carried a 6l dirty bag and a...

3 Liters. Also carried a 6l dirty bag and a Sawyer filter. Added a quick-disconnect piece to my hose and can easily refill my bladder without taking it out of my pack. Basically run the dirty bag to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
Used them last year in Colorado and all through...

Used them last year in Colorado and all through the rest of hunting season, awesome boot. However mine and a friends pair have both lost their waterproof-ness in under 1 year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 963
Posted By Patton
Shhhh, we don't need the upper stretch of the...

Shhhh, we don't need the upper stretch of the creek getting as popular as the lower stretch! ;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
I'd definitely still put in for the draw so later...

I'd definitely still put in for the draw so later down the road you have that option. You can always just get a point and have them send you the OTC license (Colorado draw was in April though). I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 217,378
Posted By Patton
Clay I just signed up with your link.

Clay I just signed up with your link.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Patton
Nailed it. They can move quick

Nailed it. They can move quick
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,495
Posted By Patton
Texas Wildlife Supply 800lb Stand and Fill. Why-...

Texas Wildlife Supply 800lb Stand and Fill. Why- because it keeps the motor and feeder brains fully protected and can stand up to the abuse of different exotic species, especially the aoudad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
Did y’all notice any bucks holding their antlers...

Did y’all notice any bucks holding their antlers longer than normal?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-16-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Patton
TXBRASS, your post reminded me of what was talked...

TXBRASS, your post reminded me of what was talked about in a semi-recent MeatEater podcast.

They (some biologists) took multiple buck and doe mule deer fawns from 2 different areas, only a few...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Patton
Yep, feed as much as you can. If you get them on...

Yep, feed as much as you can. If you get them on the protein in January, their bodies start to recover and gain weight more quickly--which results in them being able to direct energy towards antler...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
I'd be pretty surprised to see fawns this early. ...

I'd be pretty surprised to see fawns this early. I've seen some in Austin this week, which gives them a breeding date of mid October. On Post #16 in this thread I have a pic of one of the earlier...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-15-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,159
Posted By Patton
I think TBHr Lean Machine sewed his own high...

I think TBHr Lean Machine sewed his own high quality saddle. I'll give the podcast a listen as well
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,021
Posted By Patton
The exact same thing happened with Lake Travis. ...

The exact same thing happened with Lake Travis. Idk where it's saved, but I made a graph a year or so ago that showed the water level of Lake Travis, along side the number of waterfront, million...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,021
Posted By Patton
On the other hand, it could be a great time to...

On the other hand, it could be a great time to buy while values are down..
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
Struck out in Utah

Struck out in Utah
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Patton
Same issue here on my ‘08. Warped rotors causing...

Same issue here on my ‘08. Warped rotors causing breaking to feel like I’m going over bumpy terrain
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 482,558
Posted By Patton
I’ve had great success (not on elk yet) with the...

I’ve had great success (not on elk yet) with the G5 Strikers. I think try the Striker V2s this year in 125 gr; keeps my arrow weight a hair above 500grs total.

I tend to pop the collars on the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Patton
Ex: DARPA’s operation Lifelog. Funny how the gov...

Ex: DARPA’s operation Lifelog. Funny how the gov shut that project down the day Facebook started. Coincidence? I doubt it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,854
Posted By Patton
Y'all took some good ones this year, that one...

Y'all took some good ones this year, that one especially!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
Well the rain seems to always go south of us :D I...

Well the rain seems to always go south of us :D I hope you're right about everything growing strong in terms of antlers
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
I’m enjoying the rain. 1.16” so far today. It...

I’m enjoying the rain. 1.16” so far today. It certainly wasn’t a wet growing year for us last year though. Pretty much everything was finishing up by the time the real rain started in a August.
...
Forum: Photography 05-07-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,046
Posted By Patton
Been enjoying all the pictures on both accounts!...

Been enjoying all the pictures on both accounts! You may know but we've messaged a few times via Instagram, (WildTexasOutdoors)
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,948
Posted By Patton
We got a hair over 2" total since May 1, and I...

We got a hair over 2" total since May 1, and I like what I'm seeing on the forecast for this week as well.

Edit: Not sure if I have all the right info, I see 1.22" fell in the past 24 hours and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,725
Posted By Patton
I posted there with the wrong assumption that...

I posted there with the wrong assumption that many people would gladly come remove bees for a new hive- I got flamed lol.

Soap and water at night is cheap and easy. We had a colony in the...
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