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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2022, 10:50 AM
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Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Thanks. You as well.

Thanks. You as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Does the syrup/vanilla concoction sprayed over...

Does the syrup/vanilla concoction sprayed over corn work for deer?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Just send me a pm. Our secret.

Just send me a pm. Our secret.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Is that a regular red mineral block from TSC?

Is that a regular red mineral block from TSC?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Homemade Deer Attractants

I've been watching YouTube videos of guys making homemade deer attractants. Most recipes consist of sugar, jello, salt, peanut butter etc. They all claim you will save money by buying these...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-28-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Very interesting. Total opposite of my most...

Very interesting. Total opposite of my most folks tell you. For my 40 acres I should just feed corn or maybe corn and soybeans.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-26-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Cottonseed or Mineral Blocks at Tractor Supply

I saw bags of cotton seed at TSC this morning. Is cotton seed something you can just pour on the ground and would it be beneficial to deer in North East Texas? I have seen the wire feeders most...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-24-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
No cedars in Harrison County but lots of pine...

No cedars in Harrison County but lots of pine trees.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Do any of you guys use the Bossbuck gravity...

Do any of you guys use the Bossbuck gravity feeders? If so, how do they hold up to coons and squirrels? I thought about getting 1 for my 40 acres in Harrison County because I can feed corn,...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
You do not have to pull a lot of weight to kill...

You do not have to pull a lot of weight to kill deer. I have killed deer pulling 55-60lbs. Some people say don't use light draw weight and mechanical heads but I have killed deer with Rage and Grim...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-23-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Thanks for all of the info. I was just curious...

Thanks for all of the info. I was just curious because you always hear about blowing your deer set-up if you go in too often so, I didn't think it would be a good idea to hog hunt your deer set-up. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-22-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Nice. Thanks. Thank you.

Nice.



Thanks.



Thank you.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-22-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
How do you know the dominant wind direction? I...

How do you know the dominant wind direction? I understand there should be a dominant wind but wind can come from any direction. Do you use an app or what is a woodsman trick?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-21-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
What do you do about scent? That seems to be the...

What do you do about scent? That seems to be the biggest issue with pop-ups?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-21-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Will Shooting Hogs from My Set-Up Ruin The Deer Hunting?

I have some hog issues that might be keeping deer away from my set-ups. I know people say you cannot kill good bucks with a bow out of pop-up blinds in East Texas but as I've gotten older I like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
The place is in Harrison County. I live in...

The place is in Harrison County. I live in Killeen. 4 1/2 hour drive one way. Family lives there but everyone is always too busy and my sisters don't care about hunting at all.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,054
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Following. Nothing on my place again but there...

Following. Nothing on my place again but there is always next year. I am blessed to have a little land and I love hunting no matter how it turns out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
You talking about hay? Just spread it around? ...

You talking about hay? Just spread it around? Has anyone tried those powders you add to corn? I don't have a disc. All I have is a brush hog.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
It's very thick except for the pipeline and other...

It's very thick except for the pipeline and other trails we keep mowed to get around. Tornado wiped out the hardwood in 2016 and we had the pines thinned in 2017 as well as a guy came in and pulled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
What Can I Add To My Spin Feeders?

I do not see many deer on my 30 acres. I run corn in 2 spin feeders. What is something I could add to the spin feeders that might help deer come in? A lot of hunting pressure all around me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,848
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Do you dump your corn on the ground as you are...

Do you dump your corn on the ground as you are getting in the stand or 1 or 2 days before? I have tried hand corning and getting in my stand or pop-up and when a deer or hogs come in they bust out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
lol:D

lol:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I like it. I sat in that blind all day...

I like it.

I sat in that blind all day yesterday. Woke up with a bad headache this morning. Anyone ever have that problem?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
The wind is blowing hard where I'm at

The wind is blowing hard where I'm at
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
No evidence. I'm in Coryell County today

No evidence. I'm in Coryell County today
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Rattle and make noise or sit quietly???

I'm in a pop up for an all day sit since the wife is out of town. I hit the horns together for a couple of minutes about 1000. And I got to thinking if it was a good idea or if I should sit quietly....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I have the Mossberg 20 guage rifled barrel. I...

I have the Mossberg 20 guage rifled barrel. I shoot Remington 2 3/4 Accutips
I wanted a Savage 220 with scope but couldn't afford it. So, I bought the Mossberg and it came with a little Dead Ringer...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Talk to me About Vortex for Slug Guns

I contacted Vortex inquiring about a scope under $200 for a slug gun. They stated all of their optics are rated for slug gun use. They recommended the Crossfire II 3-9x40. Because I'm a vet I can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I do not have a trough or gravity feeder. I hunt...

I do not have a trough or gravity feeder. I hunt very small private acreage and public. That's why I pour on the ground.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Any Protein Content?

I've thought about trying to pour some sweet feed on the ground in my shooting lanes after reading other comments on TBH. Does sweet feed have any other benefits besides being an attractant?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,016
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Thanks. Just curious if you were doing anything...

Thanks. Just curious if you were doing anything other than what you said. I need to try hunting from the ground on the public I hunt but I don't use Ozonics or special clothes. Wasn't sure I could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,016
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Great buck.Congratulations. What did you use for...

Great buck.Congratulations. What did you use for scent control?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,532
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I have been complaining for years about not...

I have been complaining for years about not seeing deer on my 40 acres in Harrison County. So, I put 2 corn feeders on it 2 years ago and have run them year round to try and pull deer onto the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-30-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Does it shed water?

Does it shed water?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2021, 08:59 AM
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Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Are you hunting hand corn or rice bran or...

Are you hunting hand corn or rice bran or anything?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I don't see the YouTube attached. Can you see it?

I don't see the YouTube attached. Can you see it?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-17-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I hunt 30 acres in Harrison County. I've tried...

I hunt 30 acres in Harrison County. I've tried everything except protein. I just can't see putting out the expense for protein when someone across the fence will probably benefit when I'm not...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Fort Hood is open to the public. FH has 2...

Fort Hood is open to the public. FH has 2 options, Unguided or Guided. The UNguided is for the DIYers-Scout, find your spot and setup. They allow blinds, stands, feeders, etc. SOOO MANY ISSUES on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I love mine.

I love mine.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-17-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
You wrap the outside of your blind with this? ...

You wrap the outside of your blind with this? Anything else?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Delete this post

Delete this post
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
An unusual way to cook bacon #Shorts - YouTube

An unusual way to cook bacon #Shorts - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
An Unusual Way to Cook Bacon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ4y5tzwI8I
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-16-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Mine is a little big. I bent 1 panel into a half...

Mine is a little big. I bent 1 panel into a half moon and cut another panel in half and put each half on each end. And one end opens up. I think I should have just rolled 1 panel into a circle and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-16-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Do you just poke holes and use the plastic zip...

Do you just poke holes and use the plastic zip ties or wire?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-16-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
Cover For Cattle Panel Blind?

I built this cattle panel blind this year. I was proud of it even though it does have some flaws. But the tarp was a bad idea. The sun has already worn it out. What would be better to cover it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I guess I will try regular. I know Flavored does...

I guess I will try regular. I know Flavored does great in ETX.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I need to find flavored rice bran.

I need to find flavored rice bran.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
This makes sense. But, what if you hunt public...

This makes sense. But, what if you hunt public land and everyone uses corn. The deer will probably get smart and know that corn means danger. Would they come to something different?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By U.S.ArmyRetired
I use trail cameras and feeders. Not the fancy...

I use trail cameras and feeders. Not the fancy cameras that shoot pics to my phone or computer. I see animals on my cameras that I never see hunting. Also, a deer might walk out that you would...
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