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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By Hills of Texas
Inch and a quarter at my house

Inch and a quarter at my house
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Hills of Texas
It’s looks like San Saba is getting western from...

It’s looks like San Saba is getting western from here. Really dark
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,911
Posted By Hills of Texas
Not a drop in llano

Not a drop in llano
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hills of Texas
Best 8 bucks you can spend

Best 8 bucks you can spend
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hills of Texas
Victorinox pairing knife. I’m so used to those...

Victorinox pairing knife. I’m so used to those little knives, I’m dangerous with anything bigger… lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hills of Texas
It was definitely a handful

It was definitely a handful
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hills of Texas
Eland bull in just over an hour.

I just gutted, skinned, caped and quartered an adult bull with a 3 inch pairing knife in just over an hour. Those are some big critters.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,243
Posted By Hills of Texas
Very cool! I like seeing them return to their...

Very cool! I like seeing them return to their native range.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,911
Posted By Hills of Texas
Fire is about wrapped up. But it’s bag dry around...

Fire is about wrapped up. But it’s bag dry around here
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By Hills of Texas
Missed llano

Missed llano
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,911
Posted By Hills of Texas
Looking like it’s gonna miss us in llano

Looking like it’s gonna miss us in llano
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By Hills of Texas
Ouch! We had one of those last month. Blew trees...

Ouch! We had one of those last month. Blew trees down and roofs off but no rain.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By Hills of Texas
That’s about the norm here. The storm systems...

That’s about the norm here. The storm systems almost always split and go north and south of llano area
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By Hills of Texas
The forecast for our area looks pretty mild. I...

The forecast for our area looks pretty mild. I just noticed this was the first time they’ve used this language and wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. It did look like Dallas and east...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By Hills of Texas
Weather outlook tomorrow.

I use the weather channel app to keep up with the forecast. Today itís has an advisory to be prepared for wind gust and hail. The last sentence says to have a plan and be prepared. Never seen that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Hills of Texas
I don’t work on fish but I bet you could buff it...

I don’t work on fish but I bet you could buff it a bit and clear coat it to put some life back in it.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-19-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Hills of Texas
Catch pen. Why would you want to stress or drug...

Catch pen. Why would you want to stress or drug them with helicopters and dart guns in heat like this. More importantly a catch pen between the two halves can be utilized in the future.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,941
Posted By Hills of Texas
Little effort equal little return most of the time

Little effort equal little return most of the time
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
They are streaming video of the fire on hill...

They are streaming video of the fire on hill country scanner. When it hits the cedars the flames go crazy!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Lots of resources already in the area due to the...

Lots of resources already in the area due to the other fires. Hopefully they can get in front of this one soon. Air and ground units are already engaged. Looks to be burning northwest.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Llano county is a tender box right now.

Llano county is a tender box right now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Two new fires going now. Packsaddle Mt area

Two new fires going now. Packsaddle Mt area
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Hills of Texas
Summer hasn’t even kicked in yet. If the weather...

Summer hasn’t even kicked in yet. If the weather stays hot and dry this is going to get a lot worse
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Hills of Texas
No help, but you’ll probably need to take a lead...

No help, but you’ll probably need to take a lead rope with you to catch and ride those mosquitoes around.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Looks like sandstone took the worst of it on the...

Looks like sandstone took the worst of it on the llano side. They said they think it’s pretty well mopped up hopefully
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Looks like the worst of it right now is on...

Looks like the worst of it right now is on sandstone Mt. About 30 % contained
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
You might try hill country scanner on FB. I...

You might try hill country scanner on FB. I havenít checked but they usually cover all the goings on around here
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Itís still a couple miles east of town but...

Itís still a couple miles east of town but blowing this way. Iím down on the river so if it gets down to the river bottom fire crews wonít be able to access it. Shop should be good
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
I didn’t take any pics. It’s definitely going on....

I didn’t take any pics. It’s definitely going on. My wife’s working the EOC
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Wind is pushing it north west. They’ve called for...

Wind is pushing it north west. They’ve called for air support
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
All the cedar on sandstone Mt lit up and the...

All the cedar on sandstone Mt lit up and the embers are blowing back towards town and the river
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Starting to evac the east side of town just now

Starting to evac the east side of town just now
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hills of Texas
Fires in llano

Thereís over 10 fires burning along hwy 71 from llano east to the county line. Itís burning big! I stopped to help put out a flare up and when the wind kicked up it just exploded like gas! If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Hills of Texas
Itís pretty handy. I wouldnít call myself a...

Itís pretty handy. I wouldnít call myself a prepper but I like to be prepared. One more source for communication canít hurt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Hills of Texas
Just a little hand held and a yeast 2980 Mobil. I...

Just a little hand held and a yeast 2980 Mobil. I originally got the hand held as a backup means of communications out in west texas but that rapidly pushed me to getting my license. I’m enjoying it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Hills of Texas
KI5VCZ received my ham radio ticket this week!

Just got my call sign a few days ago. Itís really a pretty cool hobby. Right now, the propagation is allowing for communication 100ís of miles away on 2 meter.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By Hills of Texas
You inspired me with this post. This afternoon, I...

You inspired me with this post. This afternoon, I built an owl house to place down on the river in my back yard. Thank...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Hills of Texas
Try shipping mounts…

Try shipping mounts…
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By Hills of Texas
My nephew just rented a corvette for his prom...

My nephew just rented a corvette for his prom last weekend. It was surprisingly cheap and 80 bucks a day for insurance.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-09-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Hills of Texas
I used to bury stock salt about 3 inches below...

I used to bury stock salt about 3 inches below the ground and the just cover it with dirt. The deer eventually just dug a big hole there. It worked great
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Hills of Texas
It’s setting up to be another year like we had in...

It’s setting up to be another year like we had in 2011. Dry and hot
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hills of Texas
Mb550’s are the best user friendly trap on the...

Mb550’s are the best user friendly trap on the market.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,915
Posted By Hills of Texas
Do what you do. I learned a long time ago how to...

Do what you do. I learned a long time ago how to meet my needs. Thereís a crap ton of people that havenít
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hills of Texas
Brother I see it everyday around here. I...

Brother I see it everyday around here. I routinely hear theyíve called and killed every coyote onthe lease. I kinda cringe and say ok. Coyotes run a lot to of miles. Kill the residents and more move...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hills of Texas
Thatís not entirely true. Iím not sure where that...

Thatís not entirely true. Iím not sure where that comes into this conversation.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Hills of Texas
I go to to 145

I go to to 145
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hills of Texas
Your right. Certain times of the year you rack...

Your right. Certain times of the year you rack up. Then it slows down. You have to stay on top of it. I donít understand why people think itís a two month solution.
Forum: It's All About the Video 05-06-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Hills of Texas
Good job! We have way to many does around here....

Good job! We have way to many does around here. Kill as many as you can. Too many guys focus on bucks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hills of Texas
I can just about promise you will have a higher...

I can just about promise you will have a higher survival rate with trapping. Itís probably the mist under rated game management plan out there. Calling gets a few but educates more than most get. One...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hills of Texas
You were the first one I thought of when the kid...

You were the first one I thought of when the kid got grabbed by the coyote this week. Youíve been smoking them this year. I mostly trap high fence places but if you get your name out there you can...
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