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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-26-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By IkemanTX
Interesting, I called our local NRCS guy and he...

Interesting, I called our local NRCS guy and he basically talked my plan through with me and said go for it. I wasn’t seeking their help, though, so that may be the difference.


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-20-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,132
Posted By IkemanTX
Alright… we just thought me and my parents...

Alright… we just thought me and my parents getting CoVid was the worst of it, but it was just a drop in the bucket compared to what the rest of 2021 had in store for us. After blowing my ankle out in...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-18-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By IkemanTX
Most consistent public land buck?

Here is that pear tree spot i mentioned that is my other definite kill tree. I finally pieced most of the season together.

https://youtu.be/et7DZ2Ybr3s

And an 8-point there in 2020
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-13-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By IkemanTX
Most consistent public land buck?

A decent 10 at the same location. Not very prevalent on this camera, but another in the area caught him several times as well.

https://youtu.be/1pZSjK4u250


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-10-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By IkemanTX
This is my second of what i would call...

This is my second of what i would call bulletproof killing trees. The other is a native pear tree that concentrates all cruising bucks within 1,000 yards in all directions. I need to compile a video...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-10-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By IkemanTX
Most consistent public land buck?

He is one of 3 regular shooters, and 2 of the regulars in there should be shooters next year. None as frequent as this guy, but pretty darn consistent.

I am more than a little excited for this...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-10-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By IkemanTX
I was wondering if it was that, or if it was him...

I was wondering if it was that, or if it was him taking an antler tine to the face and getting an infection.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-10-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By IkemanTX
Most consistent public land buck?

This has got to be the most consistent, pattern-able mature buck I have ever seen on public land.

I wasn’t able to hunt this season because i spent almost all of deer season in a boot. After I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,478
Posted By IkemanTX
Step 1. Tell NO ONE… Step 2. Hire a...

Step 1.
Tell NO ONE…

Step 2.
Hire a fiduciary


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,404
Posted By IkemanTX
From what i’ve seen on the tacomaworld forum,...

From what i’ve seen on the tacomaworld forum, going to either a 4.88 or 5.29 rear end helps a LOT with the power and gear searching issues.

Mine is paid off, and i don’t intend to have a new...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,157
Posted By IkemanTX
Current guidance for healthcare workers in...

Current guidance for healthcare workers in critical staffing is that a covid positive nurse, who is “mildly symptomatic”, should wear an N95 mask and go to work….. I B-S you not.

Dang near every...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,404
Posted By IkemanTX
I just got a Smittybilt XL gen 1 tent for my...

I just got a Smittybilt XL gen 1 tent for my tacoma.
I will be using it for at least 20 overnights on public land come next deer season.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,404
Posted By IkemanTX
I’ll just throw this up there, The...

I’ll just throw this up there,

The dealership we bought the truck from just sent us an offer on our 2017 tacoma (purchased in august 2016) of just $6,000 less than our out-the-door price was in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
You are right, there are only 600-700 cells in my...

You are right, there are only 600-700 cells in my home right now. I only have 6 chargers for them, and i have only sourced them from 10-12 different venders. I am by no means an expert. And still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
When charging at home, temp shouldn’t be an...

When charging at home, temp shouldn’t be an issue. My house never gets close to freezing. A camera based on 18650’s would still have all of the benefits of long term cost reduction i mentioned...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By IkemanTX
I believe on faith alone… but it is really cool...

I believe on faith alone… but it is really cool seeing all of the recent archeological discoveries in and around Israel that fit perfectly with what the bible tells us.

I especially like seeing...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-26-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By IkemanTX
Well, a little progress… The 3D printed...

Well, a little progress…

The 3D printed boxes are in texas finally. My brother’s station with the Air Force was changed so they pieces he printed were packed away until he came through for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
I have had very poor results from the muddy,...

I have had very poor results from the muddy, stealth, and WGI cameras… especially in their lower price points.

I settled on Browning Dark Ops or Spec Ops as my best performance for the price....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,564
Posted By IkemanTX
Crazy lady on plane!

As a flight attendant myself,
Her verbal threats alone would have meant i would have cops meet the plane… The physical assault would have resulted in me putting her in cuffs.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By IkemanTX
I’m no help. Anything less than 16 hours, and i...

I’m no help. Anything less than 16 hours, and i drive straight through.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,743
Posted By IkemanTX
Ooohhh, thank God. I was worried for a bit that...

Ooohhh, thank God. I was worried for a bit that it might be me. But, i shoot 715 grain arrows so the above description can’t be about me. Lmao


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,220
Posted By IkemanTX
I think it really depends on the long term goals...

I think it really depends on the long term goals of the place. If you want to grow true trophies, then kills have to be prescribed and the plan HAS to be followed. If your plan is simply family...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By IkemanTX
Weird… he looks kinda like how i have always...

Weird… he looks kinda like how i have always imagined you look…


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 102,461
Posted By IkemanTX
My sportsball knowledge is unparalleled… i...

My sportsball knowledge is unparalleled… i especially love when drew breeze kicks his 3-point home-runs.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
I have thought of doing some 12v lifepo4 battery...

I have thought of doing some 12v lifepo4 battery packs instead of the solar panels. I found some nice 6,000mah 32650 cells and could probably put together a 4 cell pack for about $15 a piece. That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
Here is my build thread on my Gen1 and Gen2...

Here is my build thread on my Gen1 and Gen2 permanent power designs.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827112&highlight=Permanent
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
I soldered copper bars on the first 2 packs....

I soldered copper bars on the first 2 packs. Switching to a spot welder for the next few.


This is the one i am going with.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By IkemanTX
Why no 18650 trail cameras?

As i have dove off the deep end building small solar external battery packs for my cameras this winter, i got to thinking about something i think the trail camera industry has REALLY missed the boat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By IkemanTX
If you already have a well, pump, and solar...

If you already have a well, pump, and solar panel… i would think battery backup would be a MUCH easier solution than a cistern. Assuming the panel is a decent size, you should be able to charge up a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By IkemanTX
I am planning to do a small DIY burn in February...

I am planning to do a small DIY burn in February with mop-up assistance from the local volunteer fire department. I have an appointment set up after christmas with the county extension office to go...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-14-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,043
Posted By IkemanTX
Theres lots of good public ground 50 miles south...

Theres lots of good public ground 50 miles south of McAlester… some rough ground, but good hunting.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-14-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By IkemanTX
There are no deer on the grasslands… all pictures...

There are no deer on the grasslands… all pictures posted above are from private land in Montague county ;-)


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,194
Posted By IkemanTX
The problem with no AC is that buildings haven’t...

The problem with no AC is that buildings haven’t been made to properly ventilate themselves since HVAC was widely adopted. You may have thought it was hot before y’all got AC as a kid, but go without...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 76,993
Posted By IkemanTX
I have seen more bucks with kickers this year...

I have seen more bucks with kickers this year than i can ever remember seeing, and from all over the place. Gorgeous buck!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By IkemanTX
I think why our human reasoning fails so often is...

I think why our human reasoning fails so often is we are only dealing with knowledge of such a TINY fraction of the big picture, we can not comprehend the ramifications of that decision in its whole....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,404
Posted By IkemanTX
Tacomas are like lego sets. I have never seen...

Tacomas are like lego sets. I have never seen anywhere near the accessory and aftermarket availability like is available for a tacoma. Closest thing is a Jeep, and if you think a tacoma ride is bad…...
Forum: Recipes 12-05-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,664
Posted By IkemanTX
Video disappeared, got a working link to it? ...

Video disappeared, got a working link to it?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,255
Posted By IkemanTX
Front yard Buck!

Yep

“Sec. 21-1. - Air rifles and air pistols.

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge an air rifle or air pistol or other instrument, by whatever name known, which by means of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,255
Posted By IkemanTX
It isn’t legal inside city limits where i live....

It isn’t legal inside city limits where i live. There is an FPS limitation that rules out basically everything but a red rider.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,692
Posted By IkemanTX
I almost had this exact same scenario happen when...

I almost had this exact same scenario happen when i was about 13, except it was the other way around. I was loading my father’s lever action 3030 which automatically cocks the hammer when chambering...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,425
Posted By IkemanTX
I find 8-10 good sized sheds a year. Between my 2...

I find 8-10 good sized sheds a year. Between my 2 dogs and my sister’s 2, i can’t keep up with demand for just my family. I guess it saves me $10 an inch…?



The CWD testing makes a lot of...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-21-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 32,480
Posted By IkemanTX
Thats stinking awesome…. I might have to raid...

Thats stinking awesome…. I might have to raid some chicken coops for nutrient rich soil amendments!


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-20-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By IkemanTX
There are no deer at the push. Sent from...

There are no deer at the push.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By IkemanTX
One less nest raider… Sent from my iPhone...

One less nest raider…


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-19-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 32,480
Posted By IkemanTX
Well, i was going to collect and direct seed a...

Well, i was going to collect and direct seed a bunch if acorns this year, but blew out my ankle… next year!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,988
Posted By IkemanTX
I dont trust either Sent from my iPhone...

I dont trust either


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By IkemanTX
Try number 2. It sure is nice that my brother has...

Try number 2. It sure is nice that my brother has a live stream camera on his printer so i can watch.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211118/67e7ed670ec233015c38c903031d5967.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,988
Posted By IkemanTX
That video made me sad when i remembered that...

That video made me sad when i remembered that Grant Imahara is dead…


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-18-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By IkemanTX
A little bit of warping in the print, but the box...

A little bit of warping in the print, but the box looks to still be useable. My brother thinks he didnt get the best bed adhesion. The garage that his printer is in isn’t heated, and they had a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-18-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By IkemanTX
I woke up early this morning and checked the...

I woke up early this morning and checked the webcam my brother has on his printer…. I see my box!!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211118/941ac9c42d979783fa221ebe1bd838a8.jpg


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