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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Jason Fry
One time in Ruidoso I saw a mule deer doe that...

One time in Ruidoso I saw a mule deer doe that had a 22 cal hole in its ear. Wondered how that got there... but it sure made that one deer easy to identify.

I had nothing to do with any of it,...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol, always. One thought I'd never had...

Lol, always.

One thought I'd never had that was in this thread was the idea that some 1.5 year class deer could be 3 months younger than others.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jason Fry
So whatís the current non-TPWD consensus lol? ...

So whatís the current non-TPWD consensus lol?


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jason Fry
Spikes?

I remember about 30 years ago there were some research came out of Kerrville that encouraged shooting spikes. The claim was that they would never make as good of a deer as a young deer that was a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jason Fry
I sure saw a whole bunch of foxes and coons on my...

I sure saw a whole bunch of foxes and coons on my last game camera pull. Unfortunately our place is 4 hours away, so the odds of running traps consistently are pretty low. Especially if there's no...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
I mean I'd love to teach you all how to make...

I mean I'd love to teach you all how to make these, so I can make other stuff lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,091
Posted By Jason Fry
Made it down to Toe Nail for one last check...

Made it down to Toe Nail for one last check before I go time. I knew when I left last time that I had one camera that wasnít working, so I donít have much by way of this yearĎs pictures, but here are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jason Fry
Not on this thread :) Google knows my name...

Not on this thread :)

Google knows my name though.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jason Fry
Both solid designs. Iím going to venture a guess...

Both solid designs. Iím going to venture a guess that the Benchmade holds a better edge.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,623
Views: 305,720
Posted By Jason Fry
No, the Belt Buckle distillery in Abilene that...

No, the Belt Buckle distillery in Abilene that produces 13 Arrows. Just for kicks, I asked Tim if it was available in Lubbock and he said no, only Abilene, and they're having supply chain problems. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5,623
Views: 305,720
Posted By Jason Fry
Haven't had it, but Tim is one of the owners and...

Haven't had it, but Tim is one of the owners and is a friend of mine. Kind of funny when your old C of C buddies start a distillery lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jason Fry
There's a reason they call you "Smart" lol. ...

There's a reason they call you "Smart" lol.

My personal journey went from regular Buck or OT stockman patterns, to a Buck 110 and a cheapo rubber handled Buck folder. Those two folders got me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jason Fry
Should have asked "what makes it your favorite?" ...

Should have asked "what makes it your favorite?"

Blade shape? Handle shape? How long it stays sharp?

My favorites have good stories, and a blade that stays sharp. I have several different...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jason Fry
Favorite production hunting knife?

OK green screen, a little market research here. What's your favorite hunting knife that fits these criteria: Production, not custom. Fixed blade, not folding. Regular blade, not replaceable.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-14-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
Yeah, a little dab'll do ya. I usually use model...

Yeah, a little dab'll do ya. I usually use model paint, but was out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jason Fry
This. I think highly of Josh, does great work.

This. I think highly of Josh, does great work.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-13-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
Doing well enough. Family is on the tail end of...

Doing well enough. Family is on the tail end of covid, recovering well.

I mostly posted this so that some of you other knifemakers would do these so I don't have to lol.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210912/b0ee958a...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210912/b0ee958ad844985f3daaabc0e5f71daa.jpg
Tapered tang of course ;)


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
After that it was just regular style knife scale...

After that it was just regular style knife scale installation. I used peened pins for a little extra mechanical grip.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210912/f85b4aad51a7e57403454dc2ffa49049.jpg...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
Here are the parts after heat treat. ...

Here are the parts after heat treat.
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The horns are hollow, so I filled the backs with black epoxy....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
Nilgai horn knife

A while back I had a guy ask me if I could use a set of his nilgai horns for a knife handle. I told him to send them to me and we will see what we can come up with. Hereís a work in progress.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Jason Fry
I have no idea lol. I'm a hack machinist with a...

I have no idea lol. I'm a hack machinist with a manual mill.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By Jason Fry
I shot one off the ground, but haven't tried air....

I shot one off the ground, but haven't tried air. I think what you've got as far as recommendations is what I'd try.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Jason Fry
https://youtu.be/9AeUd4xfPLY This is all I...

https://youtu.be/9AeUd4xfPLY

This is all I know about the guy.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Jason Fry
Sounds like a shop built trailer to me ;) ...

Sounds like a shop built trailer to me ;)


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Jason Fry
Same, I'm in Wolfforth. I'm an ACU alum but...

Same, I'm in Wolfforth. I'm an ACU alum but stole my wife from LCU. He'd be welcome to store at my house.

And I had to LOL a little at "public hunting" and "Lubbock" in the same sentence. Got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jason Fry
50 acre garden... dang. That's alot of cucumbers...

50 acre garden... dang. That's alot of cucumbers etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By Jason Fry
HEB Lubbock had brisket at 2.97. They had big...

HEB Lubbock had brisket at 2.97. They had big thick ribeyes in a 3 pack for 5.97 a lb. As noted above, there were some that were pretty meh mixed in with some that looked much better. I ended up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By Jason Fry
Every time I pass a field with bales in it, I...

Every time I pass a field with bales in it, I point out the window and say enthusiastically "hay hay hay!"
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-01-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jason Fry
Nutria in an otter set or possum in a bobcat set...

Nutria in an otter set or possum in a bobcat set are worse IMO. Boar coon will sure tear stuff up, but at least they're not 100% worthless.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Jason Fry
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https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210901/9aecac65ad3fe17a813f84ca9d784996.jpg
Hereís me and Mr. Meinzer. He gave me the trap spring, I gave him a copy of my book.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By Jason Fry
I drop a dad joke whenever I can, even on my...

I drop a dad joke whenever I can, even on my teenagers and employees.

I've also got 4 year olds. One of them when I call him to dinner, I say "Let's eat Carter" and pretend to chomp his arm. As...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-31-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Jason Fry
Here are a few preliminary drawings. Havenít made...

Here are a few preliminary drawings. Havenít made up my mind yet.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-31-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Jason Fry
"Trapper" knife project

I've had it in my head to do a trapping themed knife. I've got some cool elements to include this time: original Schrade trapper blades, a vintage Newhouse trap spring given to me by famous...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Jason Fry
used to use a guy in Bovina, but he moved...

used to use a guy in Bovina, but he moved somewhere else and I lost track of him


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,406
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree, tree stand up high is pretty cool...

Agree, tree stand up high is pretty cool experience.

Since you didn't say "deer hunting", I'm going to throw in bowfishing. Wading shallows for carp is a great kind of fun as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree, that stuff's hard. Bulldoze it? Build an...

Agree, that stuff's hard. Bulldoze it? Build an atrium in your barndo and leave it there lol?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Jason Fry
Same, I started shooting the 75 hp Frontiers when...

Same, I started shooting the 75 hp Frontiers when they were 13$/20, now they're more like 22$/20. That said, have killed one pig and one deer with them out of my AR. No complaints. I've got about a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree with the other recommendation, Bladeforums...

Agree with the other recommendation, Bladeforums Exchange.

https://bladeforums.com/search/391215/?q=neon&o=relevance
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jason Fry
This. I used palomar with 50 lb power pro...

This.

I used palomar with 50 lb power pro with no complaints for a lot of years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By Jason Fry
When I was in retail it was a common strategy for...

When I was in retail it was a common strategy for the first manager to say no and the second manager to say yes.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Jason Fry
Doesn't really ring a bell. I know a Sornberger...

Doesn't really ring a bell. I know a Sornberger who's been making that long.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,018
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree, I'd smoke him given the chance. But how...

Agree, I'd smoke him given the chance. But how old is he?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,018
Posted By Jason Fry
So, wise ones, how old is that deer? 4 or 5...

So, wise ones, how old is that deer? 4 or 5 would be my guess, but I'm fairly new at the age game.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol you must be from East Texas. Also, if I...

Lol you must be from East Texas.

Also, if I could buy a tank to defend my pond, I would :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Jason Fry
Tank/pond dam contractor near Marble Falls?

My folks have a tank on their place that washed out in the big flood in Marble Falls a few years back. They'd like to get it repaired.

Mr. Bible said he couldn't even think about it till January....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Jason Fry
Mine's been on for 6 years. You kind of quit...

Mine's been on for 6 years. You kind of quit noticing after a while lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,669
Posted By Jason Fry
I wandered around musically for a while,...

I wandered around musically for a while, listening to radio country and what my parents listened to growing up. I first heard Nirvana about my sophomore year in HS and at that point I knew I'd found...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,075
Posted By Jason Fry
Yeah, fair swap IMO.

Yeah, fair swap IMO.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,091
Posted By Jason Fry
I was out this weekend to our place south of...

I was out this weekend to our place south of Christoval. It was hot and dry yesterday, but started raining overnight. Several hours of good rain made the road slickernsnot on the way out. About...
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