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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By retrieverman
Deer in east TX and NW OK eat the 13% Natural All...

Deer in east TX and NW OK eat the 13% Natural All Stock from Tractor Supply really well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By retrieverman
I don’t use the same kind of protein feeder, but...

I don’t use the same kind of protein feeder, but I have Hammer timers on two 1000# Boss Bucks. I run mine for 15 minutes twice a day. I have intended to weigh how much is in the drop tube but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,102
Posted By retrieverman
I’m west of you in Alfalfa county. I use Field...

I’m west of you in Alfalfa county. I use Field Pro 55 gallon spin corn feeders and a couple Sweeney spin feeders, and I have two 1000# Boss Buck protein feeders with Hammer timers on them. I had to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,063
Posted By retrieverman
The only thing that worked on my chicken killing...

The only thing that worked on my chicken killing do was a bullet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By retrieverman
A “hard core hunter” is the guy in a climber...

A “hard core hunter” is the guy in a climber hanging on the side of a tree this morning.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
I use an All Season gravity protein feeder for...

I use an All Season gravity protein feeder for corn and was having to fill it up every week, but I haven’t had to fill it in about a month. The deer are coming to the corn feeder, but the majority...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By retrieverman
I bought one of the Foremans in the classifieds...

I bought one of the Foremans in the classifieds last week and had to replace the original 21 year old tires immediately, and I went with Deestone D933 6 ply all terrain tires.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,811
Posted By retrieverman
I do that at least once a month. It’ll stay on.

I do that at least once a month. It’ll stay on.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,674
Posted By retrieverman
I deal with cows getting into my place in OK...

I deal with cows getting into my place in OK every year. Unless the ownerís an a-hole, one call should be enough. If the owner doesnít make an effort to get/keep them out, call the law dawgs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,562
Posted By retrieverman
I have a bunch of “skinning” knives, but the one...

I have a bunch of “skinning” knives, but the one I end up using the most is a Spyderco Impala.
https://i.imgur.com/hVHlsFp.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,681
Posted By retrieverman
Thanks for your opinion, but after 11 years of...

Thanks for your opinion, but after 11 years of towing with it, I absolutely donít regret it. I actually tow a lot with my truck and even occasionally use it haul my 14k lb skid steer and brush...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,241
Posted By retrieverman
That’s a dang nice buck!!!

That’s a dang nice buck!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,681
Posted By retrieverman
My 2011 F250 (bought new in April 2011) with a...

My 2011 F250 (bought new in April 2011) with a 6.2 has 207k on it, and it’s never given me any problems. Mileage is around 14 highway and 12 around town which I don’t think is horrible, because my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By retrieverman
Mechanical or fixed blade head?

Mechanical or fixed blade head?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,045
Posted By retrieverman
Yes sir, itís America, and hypocrisy and...

Yes sir, itís America, and hypocrisy and dumbassery abounds.:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,045
Posted By retrieverman
I saw this on another message board, and I’m all...

I saw this on another message board, and I’m all for it. I have fence line/property line hunting neighbors on three sides of my place in OK, and I have to give them permission to trespass at least...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,123
Posted By retrieverman
ME TOO! I just bought a gallon of pickled from...

ME TOO! I just bought a gallon of pickled from Atwoods. Itís not as good as Grannyís, but itíll do.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
The activity in northwest Nacogdoches county has...

The activity in northwest Nacogdoches county has been really good this morning after several days of slow to no activity. This frost should make my food plot and the cow’s wheat field look really...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By retrieverman
Iím heading up to my place in NW OK next weekend...

Iím heading up to my place in NW OK next weekend for the first few days of rifle season. Since I killed one in October, Iím going to be trying to get my youngest son on a big one.
Good luck to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By retrieverman
I agree. ARís are like Glocks. It donít take a...

I agree. ARís are like Glocks. It donít take a rocket scientist to work on one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By retrieverman
I paid/tipped a B&C scorer to get an “official”...

I paid/tipped a B&C scorer to get an “official” score on a buck in 2020. The guy took his time to score my buck, and I wouldn’t expect anyone to do it for free.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,743
Posted By retrieverman
I don’t know how that Lone Star Law crap works,...

I don’t know how that Lone Star Law crap works, but I know for a fact that the camera crew had to leave one “raid” because the land owner called the sheriff on them for trespassing and WAS DEFINITELY...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By retrieverman
Have you tried a red dot and shooting both eyes...

Have you tried a red dot and shooting both eyes open?
My nephew is right handed but left eye dominant and can’t get the hang of using a scope, so I set up my short stocked 30-30 with an Aimpoint...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-11-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,201
Posted By retrieverman
I’ve had a Bushnell Yardage Pro since the 90’s,...

I’ve had a Bushnell Yardage Pro since the 90’s, and it still works great but is huge. I shopped around and bought an older used Swarovski off another board for $400.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,659
Posted By retrieverman
Buckshot IS fine for deer if you use common sense...

Buckshot IS fine for deer if you use common sense and donít try to shoot 50 yards with it. Iíve killed a truck load of deer and pigs with buckshot but keep my shots no further than 25 yards. Iíve...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By retrieverman
If you have the budget, I’d look at a Blaser R93,...

If you have the budget, I’d look at a Blaser R93, and if it were me, I’d go with a 308 or 270 Win. For an out west gun though, a 270 Weatherby might be better.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,082
Posted By retrieverman
I put together Encores in 270 Win for my youngest...

I put together Encores in 270 Win for my youngest son when he was 9 and a pink one for my daughter when she was 10. They shoot factory Winchester Supreme 140 gr Accubond ammo. My son is now 28 and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
Itís definitely on where Iím at. Both hind legs...

Itís definitely on where Iím at. Both hind legs on the buck I killed were dripping with pee, and he smelled horrible. My brother saw a buck behind his house a mile away from where I was hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By retrieverman
I had to plant twice due to drought killing it...

I had to plant twice due to drought killing it the first time, but the BFO’s and custom food plot blend are doing well. The deer have completely left the corn feeder for the food plot....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
Iím actually addicted to cameras and have 4 cell...

Iím actually addicted to cameras and have 4 cell cams and 5 non cell cams running right now in Oklahoma. The decision to hunt was spur of the moment, and I kind of wanted to prove to myself that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
Blaser BBF97 12 ga over 308 topped with an...

Blaser BBF97 12 ga over 308 topped with an illuminated Schmidt Bender 1.25-4.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
I’ve focused all my deer hunting on my Oklahoma...

I’ve focused all my deer hunting on my Oklahoma place since 2014, but I tagged a nice buck up there October 2nd and decided to give east TX a try this year. I did a little scouting last Thursday and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-07-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,307
Posted By retrieverman
If you look up a few posts in the thread, youíll...

If you look up a few posts in the thread, youíll see that the buck in question has been killed and scored 152 5/8.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,783
Posted By retrieverman
I never realized how many Karens were on this...

I never realized how many Karens were on this boardÖSMH!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By retrieverman
On a trail cam page on FB, it’s recommended to...

On a trail cam page on FB, it’s recommended to use at least a 12ah battery. I’m using a 42ah battery and solar panel on my Spartan cell cams, and they’ve been out a year and still showing full...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,879
Posted By retrieverman
I hunt NW OK. How much do mature bucks...

I hunt NW OK.

How much do mature bucks weigh in SE Oklahoma?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-21-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By retrieverman
I feed protein every year in OK but plant food...

I feed protein every year in OK but plant food plots in years that moisture allows. Given the choice, I would much rather plant food plots, because I can plant protein a heck of a lot cheaper than I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,073
Posted By retrieverman
Tag

Tag
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By retrieverman
Nice one!!!

Nice one!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 77,236
Posted By retrieverman
I’ve had this one on camera behind my house in...

I’ve had this one on camera behind my house in northern Nacogdoches county. I would like for my daughter to get a shot at him, but the neighbors will probably kill him like the nice buck I had on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By retrieverman
I’ve had limb issues with my Excalibur Micro 335...

I’ve had limb issues with my Excalibur Micro 335 and M380, but Excalibur made them right with a quick turn around.
I’m currently shooting a Stryker Offspring and had no issues.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By retrieverman
In case anyone is wondering, I tested one of my...

In case anyone is wondering, I tested one of my cameras on a feeder behind my house, and a Spartan GoCam will send 5000+/- pictures on a set of Energizer lithium AA’s…(5800 first set, 5200 second...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,209
Posted By retrieverman
I’ve got 7 food plots to plant for some guys on a...

I’ve got 7 food plots to plant for some guys on a local deer lease but have been holding off due to lack of rain. It’s supposed to rain here Wednesday and Thursday, but I’ve heard that before and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By retrieverman
Monarchs were still in northern Oklahoma as of...

Monarchs were still in northern Oklahoma as of earlier this week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By retrieverman
I’ve been running a test using a 42ah battery and...

I’ve been running a test using a 42ah battery and cheap 6v solar panel, and the camera has been out almost a year and sent over 25k pictures without a hiccup. No AA’s are in the camera.
I’m going...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-05-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,307
Posted By retrieverman
Wow! I wouldnít have thought that buck is any...

Wow! I wouldnít have thought that buck is any older than 4.5. What part of Oklahoma?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,583
Posted By retrieverman
I had sautťed beef tips and morel mushrooms for...

I had sautťed beef tips and morel mushrooms for lunch.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By retrieverman
I use CCI magnum rifle primers in everything and...

I use CCI magnum rifle primers in everything and just back the charge off a little, but I’ve never used regular rifle primers in a caliber that calls for magnum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,888
Posted By retrieverman
Zt 0561

Zt 0561
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-26-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,455
Posted By retrieverman
I planted my plot behind my house here in east TX...

I planted my plot behind my house here in east TX on Sept 1, because we had some rain and were expecting more the whole next week. As it’s turned out, I’ve only got three sprinkles on it, but it’s...
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