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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 07:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,777
Posted By Big pig
I am amazed by the number of us taking...

I am amazed by the number of us taking multi-vitamins without a sound reason or observed positive effect. Perhaps if I was doing intense training for a specific trip or event , I might be more...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,777
Posted By Big pig
I take them. some days 0, some days 2. Never...

I take them. some days 0, some days 2.
Never noticed any effects good or bad.
I was healthy prior to taking them and no particular deficiencies

FWIW Big believer in glucosamine for joint pain
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,197
Posted By Big pig
I killed one in Leon County the same way Will...

I killed one in Leon County the same way
Will try and find old photo
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,101
Posted By Big pig
143 1/8” Great deer. congrats

143 1/8”

Great deer. congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,974
Posted By Big pig
Hahahaha!

Hahahaha!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 713
Posted By Big pig
Nope. Shorter buck season on non MLD. Hunt does...

Nope. Shorter buck season on non MLD. Hunt does in late season if you want
Let the lucky buck survivors recover.
And remove the stupid spike tag from the license.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,363
Posted By Big pig
Agreed with most of the above! But I was on...

Agreed with most of the above!

But I was on a cheap lease without issues for past several years. Good old friends with like minded goals. I just moved too far from it when I retired.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,421
Posted By Big pig
I love DST but with no kids or job I simply work...

I love DST but with no kids or job I simply work “can to can’t” anyway.

My hardworking wife will be driving a pig and deer infested county road before daylight year around now. I need to get a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 870
Posted By Big pig
I put my feeders near the blind side of the pen ...

I put my feeders near the blind side of the pen
Some of the corn is thrown out on the near side when deer and pigs concentrate.
I like to spread corn everywhere upwind of me anyway when I hunt and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,056
Posted By Big pig
The beeping of the collar now is enough to make...

The beeping of the collar now is enough to make my dog pee!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Big pig
I enjoy the wind speed and direction in our area....

I enjoy the wind speed and direction in our area.
Rain total was so seldom this year it was a wasted feature !
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,678
Posted By Big pig
Our bucks have been running hard for past 10 days...

Our bucks have been running hard for past 10 days
Our target deer from a feeder 1 mile away showed up in my yard today
Wife is the shooter and she was asleep
My food plots have exploded snd I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-27-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Big pig
Thanks guys. Had a heavy picnic table for 35 yrs...

Thanks guys. Had a heavy picnic table for 35 yrs on my old place.
Nothing here. Need to get the new Ruger ready to roll.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,256
Posted By Big pig
I’m dumb. What’s under the feeder? If it was...

I’m dumb. What’s under the feeder?
If it was full took a few minutes to load it. Hope it’s in the camera chip
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-27-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Big pig
Portable shooting bench

I don’t shoot much, mostly sight in and hunt.

Is this bench steady enough?. Looks like it may need feet in soft soil
I need portable and not expensive.

...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-27-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Big pig
Haha. Or he stayed up too late at the local...

Haha.

Or he stayed up too late at the local watering hole like we did Friday night.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-27-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By Big pig
He didn’t mention a business or trying to making...

He didn’t mention a business or trying to making a profit . . .
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,377
Posted By Big pig
Congrats. Real trophy deer. I was at 22” but...

Congrats. Real trophy deer. I was at 22” but didn’t get a guess in!
I never killed one over 21.5”.
150 “ or over?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Big pig
Same concerns I have. Exact my experience and...

Same concerns I have. Exact my experience and the reason I reached out
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,445
Posted By Big pig
Haha. My first thought was “why”?

Haha. My first thought was “why”?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,240
Posted By Big pig
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Pic
Views: 2,205
Posted By Big pig
Pretty deer. That deer looks like all the...

Pretty deer.
That deer looks like all the bucks in my place in Brown Co. in Sept.
And then the neighbor clip them. :(
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Big pig
I guess 6 and 134. But I’d love to have him on...

I guess 6 and 134.
But I’d love to have him on my place with that frame and watch him grow next year with some rain
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Big pig
Good looking trophy. Especially a real nature...

Good looking trophy. Especially a real nature buck.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Big pig
I have the same gun in .222. Now I see I need to...

I have the same gun in .222. Now I see I need to redo that one also

Thanks to all of you for the help on refinishing.

I did get a laugh out of “just buy a new one”. I’m an old dude that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,742
Posted By Big pig
That’s the approach I used! My kids felt our...

That’s the approach I used! My kids felt our small house in a great s/d was child abuse. Now they are out of college and debt free, I hope my “conservative” nature rubbed off.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,677
Posted By Big pig
Wow. That looks like a memory none of you can...

Wow. That looks like a memory none of you can forget

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 284,258
Posted By Big pig
What type of wells do you get in your country? ...

What type of wells do you get in your country?
Ours (4”) are sometimes only single digit gallons/minute.

A large fishing lake that stays full will be a huge improvement and source of year around...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By Big pig
Well, that sounds good to me. May I ask how many...

Well, that sounds good to me. May I ask how many acres ? I assume you have resident deer?
But “ closing the gate “ means you will have to be killing lots of deer to keep the population in check. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By Big pig
Rut, Dark skies, cool weather light rain . . ....

Rut, Dark skies, cool weather light rain . . . I’m all in.
Full day hunting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Big pig
Thanks for sharing that. Looks like a nilgai!!

Thanks for sharing that.
Looks like a nilgai!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Big pig
Not my experience at all

Not my experience at all
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Big pig
Yep. Everybody wants an “excuse” to kill another...

Yep. Everybody wants an “excuse” to kill another buck. I was like that once too.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Big pig
Apart from deer with strange injuries, this is...

Apart from deer with strange injuries, this is what I have seen in nearly 60 years Of hunting in Texas.
Most of my 1.5’s this year are spikes. Rough drought year. But I am convinced they have...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-25-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Big pig
Refinishing a 700 BDL stock

I haven’t searched for this yet, but wondered if this is a bigger project than I think.
I would like to do a Matt finish. Old 70’s model stock is in rough shape.
Thanks.

BP
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,240
Posted By Big pig
Sure sounds like bullet choice issues? I am...

Sure sounds like bullet choice issues? I am asking because I’m looking forctge best affordable 6.5 CM deer round for 50-300 yards.

BP
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-24-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,240
Posted By Big pig
Why? Serious question BP

Why? Serious question

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,673
Posted By Big pig
I’ll agree with this. Also, I think lots of...

I’ll agree with this.

Also, I think lots of south texas was affected by oil and gas production which made leasing unnecessary for some landowners. Solar and wind are not going help the supply of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Big pig
Lacrosse. I like it a lot Especially out here...

Lacrosse. I like it a lot
Especially out here where the weather has huge extremes.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By Big pig
Same thought I had Great deer. Congrats ...

Same thought I had
Great deer. Congrats

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Big pig
Where is the sale? Thanks for the heads up

Where is the sale?

Thanks for the heads up
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,023
Posted By Big pig
Same here Very good deer. Congrats to her. ...

Same here
Very good deer. Congrats to her.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,106
Posted By Big pig
Great deer and photos What waterway is that ? ...

Great deer and photos
What waterway is that ?
Looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing

And what round did the job?


BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-21-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 284,258
Posted By Big pig
Thanks for sharing the kids deer! I love seeing...

Thanks for sharing the kids deer!
I love seeing what mature deer can grow
Hope those boys continue to enjoy working on the ranch and appreciate what y’all have done.

Great bucks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Big pig
Never a bad idea. Along with your good attitude. ...

Never a bad idea. Along with your good attitude.

I brought all the food last week on my invited 4 day trip. I suggest you cook (or help) and clean up after all the meals.

I brought my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Big pig
Never a bad idea. Along with your good attitude. ...

Never a bad idea. Along with your good attitude.

I brought all the food last week on my invited 4 day trip. I suggest you cook (or help) and clean up after all the meals.

I brought my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,839
Posted By Big pig
Pretty strong brows! :) Dream deer for me ...

Pretty strong brows!
:)

Dream deer for me

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-20-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Big pig
I agree with GG. “Middle aged” Y’all...

I agree with GG. “Middle aged”

Y’all protein? If so, I wouldn’t let him have any more.
If not, I’d bow hunt him next year as my target buck.
And hope rain makes him blow into a heavy tall...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-20-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,240
Posted By Big pig
Pretty funny. Working in my bun now. Harder...

Pretty funny. Working in my bun now. Harder when you are balding.

What’s your favorite “midsize” round? Mine has been .270 with 130’s for past 20 years.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-20-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,240
Posted By Big pig
.260 IS the same as 6.5. But REM screwed that up...

.260 IS the same as 6.5. But REM screwed that up with limited offerings of rifles and ammo. Especially ammo. My early model 7 was worst shooting I have ever owned. This old Elmer Fudd loves his two...
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