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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jerp
Doves on the way?

This website tracks bird migrations live and updates every 6 hours. Gotta be some doves mixed in there!
Www.birdcast.info
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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By jerp
I really enjoy their YouTube channel. The entire...

I really enjoy their YouTube channel. The entire family is impossibly talented and the girls are beautiful. They do a lot of great gospel too
Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By jerp
I used 1/2" hardwood plywood. Brushed on glue...

I used 1/2" hardwood plywood. Brushed on glue then clamped it all around the edges and put weights in the middle. Once dried I sanded the edges then sealed it. It has held up well.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By jerp
I’ll probably never see him but the thought that...

I’ll probably never see him but the thought that he’s out there somewhere might just keep me in the blind longer on those boring sits. Trail cam pictures will do that!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By jerp
14 point

It is fairly rare we have a buck most would consider a shooter. This fella has been enjoying our protein regularly. Cool rack
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,015
Posted By jerp
Now that is a theory I can get behind!:D

Now that is a theory I can get behind!:D
Forum: Traditional 09-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jerp
Glad you found the problem

Glad you found the problem
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By jerp
Sounds like it may have been a bird strike....

Sounds like it may have been a bird strike. Talked to a friend today who works at Lockheed next to the Joint Reserve Base here. Word is they did a touch and go and over the lake they sucked up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,015
Posted By jerp
Remember the hunting guide shootout incident near Big Bend?

There was quite the media and political firestorm over this almost 5 years ago, and several long TBH threads on it. First the story was they were ambushed by cartel members then it was discovered...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,750
Posted By jerp
If your shots are relatively close (you are...

If your shots are relatively close (you are killing them with a bow) it would be very convenient to carry a revolver loaded with these. No louder than a pellet rifle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By jerp
No further word on the pilots that I have heard....

No further word on the pilots that I have heard. Instructor and pilot trainee. Both ejected but badly injured. One was hanging in the power lines according to this report
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By jerp
Somebody remind me of what these lures are called

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,426
Posted By jerp
A lot of us have had close calls doing lease work...

A lot of us have had close calls doing lease work that could have gone either way. Count your blessings.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,782
Posted By jerp
If I had to pick, it would be one I have from...

If I had to pick, it would be one I have from Knives of Alaska. I don't remember the model name but it has a 4.5" blade and the Suregrip handle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By jerp
Same buck?

The claw on the one in velvet is more pronounced but they always look a bit different slick horned. Not a wall hanger, I’m just happy to have a buck hanging around
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By jerp
Just last night I finished "A Blaze of Glory" a...

Just last night I finished "A Blaze of Glory" a novel of the battle of Shiloh by Jeff Shaara. It is part of his 4 book series of historical novels on the western theater of the Civil War.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,095
Posted By jerp
Norm McDonald died...

His brand of humor was not everyone's cup of tea but being a bit of an acerbic smartass myself, I found him to be really funny. Some of his Weekend Update bits were legendary. Apparently he had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 45,566
Posted By jerp
Just got a few pics from a friend's place on...

Just got a few pics from a friend's place on Pirate's Cove in Galveston. Looks like they had a pretty impressive storm surge last night.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jerp
I had help assembling the frame but put the cover...

I had help assembling the frame but put the cover on myself in about 30 minutes. Laid out it looks like this

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jerp
Not sure how much they are normally but they were...

Not sure how much they are normally but they were $399 at the show
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jerp
Review - Redneck softside blind

I took advantage of a special Redneck was running at the TTHA show and bought one of their blinds – the “Soft Side 360 Camo Deluxe”. The idea is to leave the frame out year-round and remove the cover...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,401
Posted By jerp
Years ago we often had members bring their young...

Years ago we often had members bring their young kids out for the weekend. When it got dark I would sneak out and set a full body deer decoy in the tall grass about 50 yards away with reflective...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,744
Posted By jerp
Yeah, the way I read it SOMEWHERE in that large...

Yeah, the way I read it SOMEWHERE in that large triangle is likely to get 20” or more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,744
Posted By jerp
Well dang it - we are supposed to head to...

Well dang it - we are supposed to head to Galveston Wednesday for a family get together. If they end up catching 20”+ of rain it may not be worth the drive. We’ll see…
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By jerp
I got mine set up today - gonna do a full review...

I got mine set up today - gonna do a full review in the next couple of days
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jerp
Have you checked your brace height? It doesn’t...

Have you checked your brace height? It doesn’t have to be far off to be noticeably louder
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,401
Posted By jerp
You know those witch head Halloween decorations...

You know those witch head Halloween decorations you hang on your door that let out loud laughing cackle when they are bumped? We once hung one on a trail to a guys stand with a trip wire to set it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,973
Posted By jerp
Nice haul fellas! The way things are going...

Nice haul fellas! The way things are going collards may eventually be our best option
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,272
Posted By jerp
I shoot much better standing than sitting. I like...

I shoot much better standing than sitting. I like to back up into a mesquite tree and stand perfectly still then mount the gun at the last second. Trying to follow the bird with your muzzle from a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-10-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By jerp
People with poor circulation may need more but...

People with poor circulation may need more but 400 grams with a good wool sock is all I've ever needed in Texas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By jerp
Ouch! You can keep your arm straight and locked,...

Ouch! You can keep your arm straight and locked, just rotate your elbow out. That will give you enough clearance
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By jerp
Sadly (IMO) those ways are dying. When I was a...

Sadly (IMO) those ways are dying. When I was a kid my mother would not let me go out and play after Christmas and birthdays until I’d hand written a thank you note for every gift. I hated it and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,356
Posted By jerp
Great advice! Millions have spent 6 figures (or...

Great advice! Millions have spent 6 figures (or more likely borrowed) to get a generic degree and end up in a soul-sucking job as a miserable cubicle-dweller doing something they hate. The trades are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By jerp
I have always sat on a basic swivel bucket but I...

I have always sat on a basic swivel bucket but I shoot much better while standing. I don't always want to stand for several hours when it's slow, and jumping up off a short bucket to shoot often...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By jerp
I didn’t move here until the early 80’s but I...

I didn’t move here until the early 80’s but I heard that old money Ft worth guys used to hold shoots at a ranch just outside the loop - may have been Murrin’s place
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By jerp
Live pigeon shoots?

Do they still go on or are they a relic of the past? I recently reconnected with a guy who was a childhood friend I haven’t talked to in decades. It spurned a memory of going with him and his dad to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By jerp
I have tried it with my longbow. Flu-flus with...

I have tried it with my longbow. Flu-flus with snaros over Mojos at 12 yards. Fun but I’m 0 for probably 15. They seem to have no problem dodging an arrow at the last nano second.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,877
Posted By jerp
I wonder if city-roosting white wings were less...

I wonder if city-roosting white wings were less affected by the freeze for some reason. I hunted almost in the city limits and they were thick, mourners were very scarce. Usually that place is 50/50
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By jerp
I made a note-to-self while shooting at doves the...

I made a note-to-self while shooting at doves the last couple of days. I need to move my annual eye exam to August instead of October - need to get those stronger lenses before opening day!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,579
Posted By jerp
It does not have a safety

It does not have a safety
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,973
Posted By jerp
10 more whitewings this morning ...

10 more whitewings this morning

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,973
Posted By jerp
Back at it this morning ...

Back at it this morning
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,973
Posted By jerp
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By jerp
Talking Well that was an unusual hunt!

Went out this afternoon to try and finish up my limit from this morning- I only needed 7 birds. Three truckloads of us show up at the gate and there are 3-4 vehicles there from the sheriff’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,973
Posted By jerp
We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by...

We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by in ones and twos. I think I have 8-9. Trying to keep my eyes on the sky!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By jerp
I looked up guinea wasp and sure enough that's...

I looked up guinea wasp and sure enough that's it. Apparently it is in the same family of "paper wasps" that includes their larger cousins which we commonly call yellow jackets - the ones who make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,973
Posted By jerp
Opening day dove report thread!

Will you be watching the sun rise over the muzzle of a shotgun in the morning? Hitting the fields tomorrow afternoon? Good luck to everyone - post your reports here. I will be hunting just north of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By jerp
What kind of wasp?

Smaller than a honey bee but look like a wasp with brown and yellow stripes. Much smaller than a paper wasp but build a similar nest. They took umbrage to me running a leaf blower and popped me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By jerp
I really wanted to like it but I couldn't hang...

I really wanted to like it but I couldn't hang either.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By jerp
I always wondered where the name came from. From...

I always wondered where the name came from. From the article above they can spray a mist from a gland on their butt that is "concentrated acetic acid" - vinegar.
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