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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Big pig
Very nice. Do you build them to sell and how...

Very nice.
Do you build them to sell and how much would it cost if you did?
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,842
Posted By Big pig
I kill them every chance I get But like hogs,...

I kill them every chance I get
But like hogs, it is only trying to control them.
Can’t kill them all. Gotta respect their survival skills.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By Big pig
Great idea. Got a link the type you are...

Great idea. Got a link the type you are considering. ?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,257
Posted By Big pig
Yep. I chose in a neighborhood with a great...

Yep. I chose in a neighborhood with a great school district. And bought less than we qualified for.
I suggest scouting the street or neighborhood during a weekend and also try your commute once. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By Big pig
Just found this write up. Not mine “Here...

Just found this write up. Not mine

“Here are a few pattern numbers from my gun comparing 20-gauge 7/8- and 1-ounce loads for dove to give you an idea of what you might find.

Pattern results...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By Big pig
Some of my trees are weak looking from drought...

Some of my trees are weak looking from drought and stress :(
Spring rains are gone, but left behind lots of weeds and grass with nice horn growth in Leon Co, texas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By Big pig
Shot gauge my whole life for dove and quail. ...

Shot gauge my whole life for dove and quail.
I use mod / full. I use “better” ammo ‘cause I only
Hunt with a shotgun a couple times a year now.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By Big pig
Mac Haik was the easiest ever on my new crew cab ...

Mac Haik was the easiest ever on my new crew cab
Went on July 5 and it wasn’t busy.
Salesman Jason Chan.

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-17-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Big pig
The dead plant stems and roots apparently help...

The dead plant stems and roots apparently help the rain water soak down into the soil
The thatch of the shredded dead vegetation hold moisture in the untilled soil.
Buck forage Oats, wheat and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-16-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By Big pig
I wouldn’t feed him/them another day. Kill...

I wouldn’t feed him/them another day.
Kill him. What’s an inch or two on the wall or euro’d ?

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By Big pig
We had one coon make past the PVC this summer. ...

We had one coon make past the PVC this summer.
He was thin and at the feeder a lot during daylight.
We removed him manually.
But cameras prove ifat coons slip on the slick PVC and give up trying
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,741
Posted By Big pig
I bought a youth model 20 today for the wife....

I bought a youth model 20 today for the wife. Home defense/snake-critter gun in the Mule.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By Big pig
40” pieces ( one joint cut into thirds) 4” PVC...

40” pieces ( one joint cut into thirds) 4” PVC schedule 40 suspended by chains.
I have it on 15 feeders presently. Saves the wires and solar panels

Many years of successful coon prevention. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Big pig
If you run your feeders year round and raise and...

If you run your feeders year round and raise and lower to adjust timer/check batteries etc it is a good idea. Cranking 300 lbs of corn it’s a good thing to have smooth gears. Been doing it for 20...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,651
Posted By Big pig
Wood stocked 6.5 CM or .270. Leupold scope. ...

Wood stocked 6.5 CM or .270.
Leupold scope.
And hope your family is not like mine where we have to buy lefties and righties.
:).

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,277
Posted By Big pig
I wish I had those genes in our deer. In a fence...

I wish I had those genes in our deer. In a fence not sure I would ever take him out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By Big pig
Works!

Works!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,958
Posted By Big pig
TP. Don’t leave camp without it! Got a buddy...

TP. Don’t leave camp without it!
Got a buddy that loses socks all the time.

Might need to mark a blood trail too!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-14-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Big pig
Plywood and paint I repaint every couple of...

Plywood and paint
I repaint every couple of years and my blinds last many years.
“Oops” paint is cheap and rolls on quickly. I paint the pieces before I
Screw them together so the edges all get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 912
Posted By Big pig
I would find her another big fat old dude!

I would find her another big fat old dude!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,846
Posted By Big pig
I just did it all with my new Chevy. Windshield...

I just did it all with my new Chevy. Windshield in clear And limo in the crew cab
It seems noticeably cooler, even in this hot stretch. I also did the “eyebrow”.

BP
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By Big pig
Really good build. Like the black interior,...

Really good build.
Like the black interior, vents and exterior window covers.
You build with 2x4’s.?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Big pig
I wrote a simple letter agreement with the...

I wrote a simple letter agreement with the landowner, had it surveyed, and went to a title company.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 93,487
Posted By Big pig
I think you will really like the alternative to...

I think you will really like the alternative to disking. What I have seen is the field isn’t as “clean looking”, but performs better. It does take a lot of poison ($) , but saves tractor time and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-11-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,290
Posted By Big pig
Y’all have done a great job with your herd Not...

Y’all have done a great job with your herd
Not sure I could kill one even at 6.5 with the
Genes those have. Of course, I have never killed
A buck on my own place so I’m a little different. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Big pig
More girlfriends = better golfer ? I wish...

More girlfriends = better golfer ?

I wish Spieth could put it together

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-10-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By Big pig
+1

+1
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Big pig
Thanks. I did talk to Harold. He knows his...

Thanks. I did talk to Harold. He knows his fencing.
Then I talked to Ed at s&s supply in goldthwaite who raised lots of goats. Super nice and helpful guy. Ordered from there.
I am using all wood...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Big pig
We have had that happen at our lease. Good...

We have had that happen at our lease.
Good luck getting him early.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,948
Posted By Big pig
None in my Brown Co. right now. Strong...

None in my Brown Co. right now. Strong opposition from locals.
Unfortunately, I am near the county line and get to watch them anyway.
It will be interesting in the future when they are no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Big pig
Well guys, going to go with a “stay tuff” 4x4. ...

Well guys, going to go with a “stay tuff” 4x4. Only goats that will see this fence are someone’s escapees.
Thanks for the help.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,995
Posted By Big pig
Probably pay off car notes. BP

Probably pay off car notes.

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By Big pig
Sears in Cypress made us a great deal recently on...

Sears in Cypress made us a great deal recently on our forever home. All kitchen aid.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,329
Posted By Big pig
Toyota Camry was our first with 90K. Sold it for...

Toyota Camry was our first with 90K. Sold it for almost the same $ two years later.
Love Toyota’s.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,711
Posted By Big pig
Long old dusty road. Or Hill country rain ...

Long old dusty road.
Or
Hill country rain

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Big pig
Goat fence

Gonna put a sheep and goat fence around my yard in the country. to keep dog in and cows out.
Thinking “stay tuff” 42” high with 6”x12” spacing.
12.5 gauge. Knotted.
Anybody have any...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-02-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By Big pig
Same gun. About the same year. .257 Roberts ...

Same gun. About the same year.
.257 Roberts
I killed with it and retired it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Big pig
Walk on our place. Never heard it was a bad...

Walk on our place. Never heard it was a bad thing.
Rather than an albino

BP
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-01-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By Big pig
4

4
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,078
Posted By Big pig
Shame you can’t find a deal on management does. ...

Shame you can’t find a deal on management does.
I suspect lots of people have a population that spiked this year
Watching them at Whitney today and it appears about 100% fawn crop.

My first...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-31-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By Big pig
Wish I had him breeding all my does for a couple...

Wish I had him breeding all my does for a couple more years
Then he is a lifetime buck for me at 5 or y.

BP
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By Big pig
Ruger .270. And I love Savages Slight trigger...

Ruger .270. And I love Savages
Slight trigger adjustment
And a great scope

BP
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Big pig
130 grain federal fusion for several years for...

130 grain federal fusion for several years for me.
Performs well on hogs and deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Big pig
I was complaining about my hours yesterday, but...

I was complaining about my hours yesterday, but after reading y’all s schedules I am shutting up.

9 -12 hours days each 2 weeks. Plus commute.
Paid by salary so no OT. Been too short handed...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-27-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Big pig
Round pens with cattle panels don’t need many...

Round pens with cattle panels don’t need many posts.
I would use some trees if possible and a t posts without the blades with a
Pneumatic driver.
I would probably use shields to keep corn in the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-27-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,712
Posted By Big pig
That sounds like an awesome place. Good deer too ...

That sounds like an awesome place. Good deer too
Maybe I missed - any turkey?

Don’t get in too big of rush to name it.
I personally like ranch names that are one word.
Maybe after the survey...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,278
Posted By Big pig
Good advice here. Not sure I “made it”, but I...

Good advice here.
Not sure I “made it”, but I am satisfied with where we are. I enjoyed my career even though we aren’t wealthy.
As far as spending, I would stay away from houses that are too big...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Big pig
Up. Worked on my 9/80 day yesterday on a...

Up. Worked on my 9/80 day yesterday on a special project for COO.
But taking time off next week to lake Whitney with family and then Blanket to check out our house building progress.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Big pig
Finally got to watch the video. That is a good...

Finally got to watch the video. That is a good looking pit.
And well made!

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Big pig
Taking notes here Ours is being built now. ...

Taking notes here
Ours is being built now.
Slab with a hole in the middle and a drain
I wanted the fire low (shorter walls) and the heat to be felt from a small fire.
Probably more dangerous...
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