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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2020, 09:23 PM
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Posted By sweldo73
Echidna https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna

Echidna

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By sweldo73
Toughest time to get a good fix on a buck's age...

Toughest time to get a good fix on a buck's age (especially without prior history) is in the summer. The best time to age is leading up to the rut when they're in peak physical shape and all of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By sweldo73
We ran into the same thing. We were able to get a...

We ran into the same thing. We were able to get a sooner appointment at the Mega Center in Spring. They have a larger processing capacity, so maybe that'll work for you, too.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,326
Posted By sweldo73
Bilateral winged scapulae! ;)b

Bilateral winged scapulae! ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,290
Posted By sweldo73
Timeline is around next Friday, nothing too big...

Timeline is around next Friday, nothing too big on the models now.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-16-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,780
Posted By sweldo73
Interesting point about enticing them to get...

Interesting point about enticing them to get popped by the wire, just might work to teach them a lesson! The Milorganite has been shown to keep the grazing to a minimum for a few weeks, so more than...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-16-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,780
Posted By sweldo73
I saw a similar setup when I looked into that...

I saw a similar setup when I looked into that option, as well. Unfortunately, I have a bigger area, so electric fencing wasn't in the budget. I'll be curious to see if that setup stops the hogs. Last...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-16-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,780
Posted By sweldo73
Any hogs in your area? On the fence, are you just...

Any hogs in your area? On the fence, are you just running a few strands of hotwire?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,008
Posted By sweldo73
Great story! Reminds me of Chew's story...

Great story! Reminds me of Chew's story bowfishing trip leading to his cancer diagnosis.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By sweldo73
Thanks for the suggestion. That's what I was...

Thanks for the suggestion. That's what I was thinking my next option might have to be. ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By sweldo73
Hmm, well this isn't encouraging! :D I've...

Hmm, well this isn't encouraging! :D

I've had a Bolens and Husqvarna, and never had this kind of trouble with either of those.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By sweldo73
Greenworks Trimmer Bump Feed Issue?

I know we've talked about their pole saws on here before, but does anyone also have one of their trimmers? I've had one of their 60V models since last summer, and the bump feed mechanism just doesn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-21-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,470
Posted By sweldo73
Green anoles can have the dorsal crest. ...

Green anoles can have the dorsal crest.

https://i.redd.it/cdgli63mdza11.jpg

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By sweldo73
Thanks for the input, guys!

Thanks for the input, guys!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-14-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By sweldo73
No idea, hopefully someone else here can give you...

No idea, hopefully someone else here can give you an informed answer.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-14-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By sweldo73
Peredovik black oil is what my seed supplier...

Peredovik black oil is what my seed supplier carries.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-14-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By sweldo73
Seeding Rate: I/C Cowpeas and Sunflowers?

Planting just under 1.5 acres, broadcasting with fertilizer and tilling. The seed rate for peas shows 50 - 75#/acre, and sunflowers at 20-30#/acre.

Going with 25# on the sunflowers, but on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,421
Posted By sweldo73
If you have the NextDoor App in your area or any...

If you have the NextDoor App in your area or any other kind of online neighborhood forum or a pet store, you can check on there for reports of a missing bird. A macaw was reunited with it's owner in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 20,267
Posted By sweldo73
Anybody had any luck below the Livingston dam, or...

Anybody had any luck below the Livingston dam, or heard from anyone else who has?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,080
Posted By sweldo73
488#! :O ...

488#! :O

https://bluebonnetnews.com/2020/02/17/humongous-wild-boar-killed-in-n-liberty-county-community/
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,125
Posted By sweldo73
I would be very surprised if it's not the same...

I would be very surprised if it's not the same deer. Everything seems to match. I think most of the perceived differences people have noted are a result of the different angle and lighting of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,437
Posted By sweldo73
Not likely. The lungs are in a vacuum chamber...

Not likely. The lungs are in a vacuum chamber within the chest, so while there are lobes separating parts of each lung there's not really any space between them in the chest.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,437
Posted By sweldo73
Refer to the image I posted above. The previous...

Refer to the image I posted above. The previous shot on that buck was most likely above the spine, so primarily damaged backstrap and nothing vital.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,437
Posted By sweldo73
You know, the one that doesn't exist in their...

You know, the one that doesn't exist in their anatomy. :rolleyes::D

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-10-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By sweldo73
Most of our mature bucks have close to a 15" ear...

Most of our mature bucks have close to a 15" ear span with the ears in the alert position. The buck in your pic does not have his ears in the fully alert position, so his ear span is a little wider...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-10-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By sweldo73
No older than 2yo, IMO.

No older than 2yo, IMO.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By sweldo73
Actual scientific studies have been conducted...

Actual scientific studies have been conducted that demonstrate the inaccuracy of the tooth replacement wear (TRW) and cementum annuli (CA) methods. As others have said, the TRW method is highly...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By sweldo73
Probably too much tarsal staining for a typical...

Probably too much tarsal staining for a typical 1yo, and the neck has a little more girth. A 1yo's neck should look like a doe if you cover the antlers.

I'd lean more toward a 2yo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 79,369
Posted By sweldo73
The hunter's friend posted those pics on FB (and...

The hunter's friend posted those pics on FB (and the hunting club name). Since they already did that in a FB group with over 13,000 members, it wasn't a secret. I really didn't intend to upset you,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 79,369
Posted By sweldo73
Cropped the pics to see it better. 979906 ...

Cropped the pics to see it better.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 79,369
Posted By sweldo73
It was already on FB yesterday. It's a beast! ...

It was already on FB yesterday. It's a beast!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By sweldo73
That will be a cold front, too, but the big...

That will be a cold front, too, but the big whammy comes in early next week. Should come through our area on Monday.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-03-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By sweldo73
Very cool-looking! Jack County?

Very cool-looking! Jack County?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By sweldo73
Moved here at the end of '06, but didn't go to...

Moved here at the end of '06, but didn't go to school here.;)b
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-31-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By sweldo73
Oh yeah, I realize they can and do hybridize.;)b...

Oh yeah, I realize they can and do hybridize.;)b The dark forehead stripes specifically reminded me of the deer in that article and their explanation of the the re-emergence of latent genes. And the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By sweldo73
Here is the link I posted earlier, again....

Here is the link I posted earlier, again. Probably nothing to do with being part muley, other than they have common ancestry.

https://www.qdma.com/this-strange-bu...ail-ancestors/
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By sweldo73
Someone else posted this before about a Louisiana...

Someone else posted this before about a Louisiana buck with similar dark lines on its forehead. Interesting possibility that it could be an old genetic trait showing back up.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 27,976
Posted By sweldo73
Decoys!

Decoys!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 25,314
Posted By sweldo73
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 25,314
Posted By sweldo73
Maybe it's not pics of the deer. Maybe the...

Maybe it's not pics of the deer. Maybe the elderly neighbors wouldn't give him permission to go look on their side, so he took matters into his own hands.:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 21,705
Posted By sweldo73
I saw that grimace, too. I'm hoping that's just...

I saw that grimace, too. I'm hoping that's just because he was hoping to round 3rd for home.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 21,705
Posted By sweldo73
Looks like it should be channel 37.

Looks like it should be channel 37.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 21,705
Posted By sweldo73
Strike zone overlay came back.

Strike zone overlay came back.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 21,705
Posted By sweldo73
Just came to post the same thing. Hmm

Just came to post the same thing. Hmm
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By sweldo73
These are most likely not due to age, but more...

These are most likely not due to age, but more likely a winged scapula. This condition can be caused by nerve damage that may have resulted from a shot fired through the animal at an oblique angle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By sweldo73
Only the service roads. I drove right through...

Only the service roads. I drove right through there on the way to work this morning with no issue.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 29,632
Posted By sweldo73
Looks like they updated it to 431 ft!

Looks like they updated it to 431 ft!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-02-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By sweldo73
:D

:D
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-02-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By sweldo73
I did a quick comparison to demonstrate. ...

I did a quick comparison to demonstrate.

The orange line is at the level of the left buck's closest foot, and the green line is at the center buck's closest foot.

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I then clipped out...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By sweldo73
He may be a little larger, but a lot of it is due...

He may be a little larger, but a lot of it is due to the angle of the camera and perspective. The deer on the left is farther away from the camera, so with the camera being set a little higher he...
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