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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Arrowsmith
White oaks acorns dropping here in...

White oaks acorns dropping here in Iowa.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220925/ec77e573feab606b1cda93c0557eb9a0.jpg

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-24-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
We live in zone 5 about 4 miles from the dividing...

We live in zone 5 about 4 miles from the dividing line between zone 5 and 6.

Unless you plan to look at a lot of public ground and have time for a few late summer scouting trips I would go with an...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-23-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
I got lucky today with the forecast. I...

I got lucky today with the forecast.

I broadcast 500 lbs. of a blend of P&K and MAP fertilizer my food plots Got it down just as the rain started.



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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-23-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
I would definitely go with an outfitter. What...

I would definitely go with an outfitter. What zone are you thinking about trying to draw.

Here are a few that I have heard good things about.

Zone 5 Thunder Ridge Outfitters
Thunder Ridge has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,339
Posted By Arrowsmith
Outstanding Brandon!!! Beautiful buck!!! ...

Outstanding Brandon!!! Beautiful buck!!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Arrowsmith
I prefer check or money order on my Vortex sales....

I prefer check or money order on my Vortex sales. I take PayPal, but it costs me 3.49%. I hate to pass that cost on to the customer and usually eat it unless it's a high dollar item. If it's a high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,257
Posted By Arrowsmith
I do all my own work myself. Set up, tuning,...

I do all my own work myself. Set up, tuning, arrow building, etc. I don't build strings, but pretty much everything else.

I am also on call for a couple of local outfitters here in Iowa. You would...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-20-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
I was helping my my neighbor chop corn for silage...

I was helping my my neighbor chop corn for silage last week. I told him my food plots had not germinated. He said "Don't worry. They will come up eventually.....it might be next spring but they will...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-19-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
Two week update on my food plots. I ended up not...

Two week update on my food plots. I ended up not planting until September 3. It has been very dry here and I was waiting on some rain. I planted on the 3rd with rain in the forecast. Of course it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,121
Posted By Arrowsmith
This exactly. ^^^ All us old guys on this...

This exactly. ^^^

All us old guys on this thread that are actually retired are loving life and doing fine on whatever income, savings, investments, part time jobs, side hustles etc.

The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,754
Posted By Arrowsmith
Outstanding!!! Very deserving....

Outstanding!!!

Very deserving. Congratulations!!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,121
Posted By Arrowsmith
We have been retired 4 years now. We love it. We...

We have been retired 4 years now. We love it. We don't have a million unless you include the value of our farm and we are making it just fine. We haven't touched our IRAs and don't intend to for 3...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am now 68 years old. When you get to this age...

I am now 68 years old. When you get to this age you start to reflect about the past and what lies ahead for the future. Some thoughts about the future are frightening, but you just have to accept...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 839
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have the rechargeable Phonaks from Costco...

I have the rechargeable Phonaks from Costco (Kirkland 10.0). I have had them a year. I was concerned also about the rechargeables. I had a pair of Resound that ran on batteries before this set. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have a Four Dog stove. It is similar. ...

I have a Four Dog stove. It is similar.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 21,724
Posted By Arrowsmith
Pretty cool 59 year old glass that I have had...

Pretty cool 59 year old glass that I have had most of my life.

Texas Longhorns 1963 National Championship undefeated season.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,948
Posted By Arrowsmith
Exmark are very popular here in the Midwest....

Exmark are very popular here in the Midwest. Another brand that is popular here in Iowa are Country Clipper made in Corydon, Iowa.

https://www.countryclipper.com/

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,948
Posted By Arrowsmith
You definitely can, but if you hit something...

You definitely can, but if you hit something solid it can push the deck into the blade on that side which would not be good. The after market part braces the deck after the bar is removed.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,948
Posted By Arrowsmith
This part will fix that problem. It does away...

This part will fix that problem. It does away with the bar across the bottom of the discharge chute (the problem).

https://www.hustlerlawnmowerparts.com/hustler-part-123349/
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,729
Posted By Arrowsmith
Secondary burn gasification process. From...

Secondary burn gasification process.

From the Solo Stove website.

As soon as a fire is lit, rising hot air and the absence of oxygen created by the combustion process creates a vacuum at the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,376
Posted By Arrowsmith
We have a Thor Kitchen gas range (propane...

We have a Thor Kitchen gas range (propane conversion). It's a little over 3 years old. We had to have the gas safety valve replaced under warranty. That was kind of tricky since we live out in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,866
Posted By Arrowsmith
A little Scheels history. Where was the very...

A little Scheels history.

Where was the very first Scheels store?

Sabin, Minnesota

Three acres of potatoes were the seed for the first SCHEELS store in 1902. Frederick A. Scheel, a German...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Arrowsmith
Menards does 11% pretty much all the time. Home...

Menards does 11% pretty much all the time. Home Depot is trying to compete. Probably only going to find Home Depots in the Midwest offering the rebate.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 18,997
Posted By Arrowsmith
Penn State T formation. Haven't seen that in a...

Penn State T formation. Haven't seen that in a few decades. Big push touchdown.

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-01-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
It measures 7' wide. An Amish friend of mine...

It measures 7' wide. An Amish friend of mine thinks it was an old horse drawn that was converted to a 3 point hook up.

An archery friend here in Iowa gave it to me. He said it has been sitting in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,636
Posted By Arrowsmith
In the words of one of my friends here in Iowa...

In the words of one of my friends here in Iowa that has an unbelievable collection of slammer bucks on the wall.....

Why hunt him on October 5th and educate him or worse spook him out of your area...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-31-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
You can't compete. There is food everywhere. Soy...

You can't compete. There is food everywhere. Soy beans, alfalfa, corn, and acorns. The food plots will start attracting the deer more once the crops are harvested.

The deer are always going to go...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Arrowsmith
Still in velvet up here. They usually start...

Still in velvet up here. They usually start rubbing out right after Labor Day.

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-30-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Arrowsmith
SE Iowa Food Plots

I am planting our food plots this week on our farm in SE Iowa.

Prairie Creek Seeds Cool Season Combo with 10 additional pounds of Brassicas (turnips and radishes) added in to the mix. I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,203
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am planting fall food plots this week. ...

I am planting fall food plots this week.

Prairie Creek Seeds Cool Season Combo with 10 additional pounds of Brassicas (turnips and radishes) added in to the mix. I will overseed with cereal rye...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By Arrowsmith
If I was going to shoot a cut on contact it would...

If I was going to shoot a cut on contact it would be a Kayuga Pilot Cut Gen 2. Pretty substantial leadtime with them shipping from Australia though. Worth the wait in my opinion. A friend killed a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,203
Posted By Arrowsmith
There was a thread about 6 points recently. How...

There was a thread about 6 points recently. How about this one (5 on one side and a long spike on the other side).

I killed a cull buck last year that had to be related to this buck to get him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,126
Posted By Arrowsmith
They are awesome. I shoot Flex Fletch for 3D (low...

They are awesome. I shoot Flex Fletch for 3D (low profile 3") and the Silent Knight 2" (SK-2) for my hunting arrows.

As lot of guys use the Silent Knight 3" on their hunting arrows.

Look here:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,203
Posted By Arrowsmith
Just saw this. I am only running two...

Just saw this.

I am only running two cameras right now about 300 yards from each other. One behind the house and one across the river. I am seeing a lot of different bucks. I don't have a target...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,126
Posted By Arrowsmith
Goldtip Velocity Pro 300 Flex Fletch Silent...

Goldtip Velocity Pro 300

Flex Fletch Silent Knight SK-2 Vanes in four Fletch

Sevr 2.0 100 grain broadhead

Two 20 grain FACT weights screwed into the back of the insert. Front end total...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,775
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have two Barronett Grounder 350. Awesome...

I have two Barronett Grounder 350. Awesome blinds. I am glad you had a great trip and are out of the bush safely. Prayers spoken for your Dad.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Arrowsmith
I use a clay bar to super clean my windshields. I...

I use a clay bar to super clean my windshields. I don't think the clay bar would remove scratches though.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By Arrowsmith
A few from our farm in SE...

A few from our farm in SE...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,571
Posted By Arrowsmith
He slipped by me at 22 yards two years ago....

He slipped by me at 22 yards two years ago. That's okay though. I will never forget seeing him up close.

I had a couple of in pictures of him last year, but never saw him in person. I haven't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,571
Posted By Arrowsmith
Kirksville is 25 miles south of our home. We shop...

Kirksville is 25 miles south of our home. We shop there a lot. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220824/78781b29160ec91a36117ef150f0b24a.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,571
Posted By Arrowsmith
About 200 yards behind my house in SE...

About 200 yards behind my house in SE...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,292
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for you this evening. You are on...

Prayers spoken for you this evening. You are on top of it early which is great. I am right there with you. If you have any questions please PM me. I have been dealing with PC for 18 months now.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 14,114
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yep. I here is a couple of Savora Swept Wing...

Yep. I here is a couple of Savora Swept Wing broadheads that I dug out of storage from 40+ years ago.

I didn't look all the way thru, but I don't remember posting to this thread.

My first...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,305
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have a Kubota B2601 with front end loader. I...

I have a Kubota B2601 with front end loader. I bought a 5' brush cutter and a 5' box blade. Paid $21,000 a couple of years ago. I have about 120 hours on it. I got right before Covid shut everything...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,518
Posted By Arrowsmith
"Recreational Land" is going for $6000 to $7000...

"Recreational Land" is going for $6000 to $7000 an acre here in SE Iowa. Fortunately we bought our 63 acres here for $1500 an acre in 2010.

A guy from New Hampshire bought a 1/4 acre up the road...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Arrowsmith
Couple more pictures from Knoxville. The...

Couple more pictures from Knoxville.

The first one is James McFadden and Gio Scelzi about as close as you can get at over 100 mph. You can see smoke coming off the front tires where they are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Arrowsmith
[emoji1] He is on his way home. He left...

[emoji1]

He is on his way home. He left yesterday and was going to stop for the night in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. This is is the 3rd year he has come up to visit and go to the Knoxville Nationals...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Arrowsmith
I saw driver and track tee shirts from all over...

I saw driver and track tee shirts from all over the nation plus Australia and Canada.

Come on and I will take you to the Sprint car capital of the world. You know where we live and you are always...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Arrowsmith
61st Knoxville Nationals

We had a great time this past week in Knoxville, Iowa at the 61st Knoxville Nationals. We had friends from Texas staying at our farm with us. We drove over to Knoxville Raceway each night to see the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By Arrowsmith
Me too!!! Sent from my SM-G965U using...

Me too!!!

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