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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,242
Posted By Big pig
Price of gator skins had dropped so low that our...

Price of gator skins had dropped so low that our LA property stopped fishing them several years ago. We did sell eggs to the alligator farms who in turn dropped the price of wild skins further. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Big pig
I thought she let him speak and he did a great...

I thought she let him speak and he did a great job of being unemotional.

I don’t want his job.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,042
Posted By Big pig
if the present govt had not screwed up the whole...

if the present govt had not screwed up the whole energy industry I would be fine with gasoline forever.

As a taxpayer, I am tired of giving tax breaks to greenies
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,168
Posted By Big pig
Wow. My “1/2 empty factor” wouldn’t let me

Wow. My “1/2 empty factor” wouldn’t let me
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,609
Posted By Big pig
Not just poaching but poaching monster bucks ...

Not just poaching but poaching monster bucks
Lifetime loss of hunting rights seems appropriate to me
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,344
Posted By Big pig
Coyote in the air looks too happy! Great...

Coyote in the air looks too happy!
Great imaginative piece.
Hate when yotes hunt the same thing I do
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,797
Posted By Big pig
I get the craziest dreams. Even “nightmares” ...

I get the craziest dreams. Even “nightmares”
CBD didn’t help.

Exercise and good bed helps me
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,008
Posted By Big pig
.7 in eastern brown county Wish it was more but...

.7 in eastern brown county
Wish it was more but we are thankful for any
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,258
Posted By Big pig
Yep. Our school still gives “pops”. Seriously

Yep. Our school still gives “pops”. Seriously
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Big pig
Thanks, guys.

Thanks, guys.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Big pig
Rain help today ? Saw the smoke yesterday on...

Rain help today ?

Saw the smoke yesterday on the way to Dallas
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Big pig
Unless it gets wet on the tray. Otherwise lower...

Unless it gets wet on the tray. Otherwise lower the tray and let us know !

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Big pig
We may try a float switch. Thanks for the idea. ...

We may try a float switch. Thanks for the idea.
I have never had a solar well or a drought like this one. Previously we would let the windmill fill another above ground tank and then shut the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Big pig
Every movie! Especially open range.

Every movie!
Especially open range.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,016
Posted By Big pig
Wow. That is a great trap and you are efficient! ...

Wow. That is a great trap and you are efficient!
I thought how’s would not come back to a trap quickly after a trapping and killing.
Obviously they will

Just curious. Why no auto feeder on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Big pig
Thank you for the input

Thank you for the input
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Big pig
Solar water well timer

Anyone ever had a solar well with a timer? Right now mine is either on or off.

Thanks for any comments or experiences.

Thank you

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,678
Posted By Big pig
Great deer. Any mature axis buck is a fine...

Great deer. Any mature axis buck is a fine trophy.
Is that Atascosa county?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,678
Posted By Big pig
Pick tease. That ain’t right Congrats on...

Pick tease. That ain’t right

Congrats on the table fare

My neighbor’s bucks are roaring like crazy

BP
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-24-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Big pig
Great idea and work. She will be proud of that

Great idea and work. She will be proud of that
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-24-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Big pig
Many didn’t. Anything I can reasonably do to...

Many didn’t. Anything I can reasonably do to help them I do. This drought has passed terrible and is approaching tragic.

My lease in atascosa county didn’t have many deer until the 50’s
My...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,263
Posted By Big pig
OP, I hope you just hoping for some great...

OP, I hope you just hoping for some great responses!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Big pig
I would be very excited to see that mature buck...

I would be very excited to see that mature buck on my camera.
I have seen a few bucks so far and none with that much horn

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 842
Posted By Big pig
I have some 8x Diamond Backs that work for most...

I have some 8x Diamond Backs that work for most stuff
On some rifle hunts or moonlight hunts I prefer others.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-23-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,507
Posted By Big pig
My house does still have their fawns hidden. ...

My house does still have their fawns hidden. Seen a few in The pasture and found half of a dead one. :(
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,531
Posted By Big pig
Very nice. Real trophy in my book Thank...

Very nice. Real trophy in my book

Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Big pig
I was never a ten! But I agree that you will...

I was never a ten!
But I agree that you will be fine.
Just rotate and swing smooth.
I can tell you the new clubs and technology
Have changed a lot in 15 years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,267
Posted By Big pig
Agree on both accounts! Haha. BP .

Agree on both accounts! Haha.

BP

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By Big pig
I bought 17 acres. About the right size for me...

I bought 17 acres. About the right size for me for a homesite. I will say the maintenance on central texas land is much less that the Leon county ranch we sold. I lived on a mower/tractor and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Big pig
This drought and heat is not normal, even for...

This drought and heat is not normal, even for west central Texas. 30 days of 100 degrees or higher in San Angelo so far. Normally 19 in an entire summer. Combined with no rain and lack of ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,254
Posted By Big pig
My opinion also. So glad some of those...

My opinion also.

So glad some of those guys are gone. And lost some big and future endorsements.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By Big pig
+2 Time to start looking for a new taxi. ...

+2

Time to start looking for a new taxi. I’m doing skull mounts now on all our deer
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-20-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Big pig
Lots of cameras and stand counts. As a...

Lots of cameras and stand counts.
As a landowner I see the same deer groups over and over.
Bachlor groups makes it easier to count your bucks right now.

But I am no biologist. Just deer crazy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,370
Posted By Big pig
I gave up my lease this year prior to the gas and...

I gave up my lease this year prior to the gas and corn price increases. I retired last yr and moved 5 hours from the lease instead of 3. Plus now I have to travel alone.

But I would be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,227
Posted By Big pig
I used to worry about nutrias ruining my tank...

I used to worry about nutrias ruining my tank dams
And beavers killing the trees along the creek

But at least they didn’t eat my fish !
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,168
Posted By Big pig
https://www.bambergerranch.org/our-story BP

https://www.bambergerranch.org/our-story

BP
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Big pig
Surface water is not the biggest concern. Cow...

Surface water is not the biggest concern. Cow troughs and lakes are reasonably abundant. in the rocky and cedar country west of Austin forage is the number one problem.

Forbes and browse not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By Big pig
We used the basic API stands And harnesses...

We used the basic API stands

And harnesses were new inventions that I didn’t have.

Good article.

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/let-these-old-tree-climbing-stands-take-you-back-in-time/
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Big pig
I am putting out what protein I can within my...

I am putting out what protein I can within my budget. We fed cottonseed until recently.
Still throwing a little corn. We don’t have too many deer and no exotics, so that is a blessing right now. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Big pig
Yup

Yup
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Big pig
Good looking trophy mount! That buck has it...

Good looking trophy mount!
That buck has it all!

Best of luck with your health.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By Big pig
Wow. I killed thousands of mesquites this year. ...

Wow. I killed thousands of mesquites this year. That is a lot of molasses and weighted plastic bags.

BTW which is the before and after photos of that lake?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-16-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Big pig
Howa CM. And I am normally a Savage guy.

Howa CM.
And I am normally a Savage guy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By Big pig
Curious as to location also. I think I have...

Curious as to location also.
I think I have seen some on my trips to goliad somewhere south of I-10.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Big pig
Mine was done by builder through stone into...

Mine was done by builder through stone into plywood.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By Big pig
This. Insurance help pay for those dead...

This.

Insurance help pay for those dead cows ?
Serious question.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By Big pig
I killed thousands this year. Cut off at ground...

I killed thousands this year. Cut off at ground and sprayed stumps with Remedy & diesel.
Spraying just the stump means no standing dead mesquite and does not require large amounts of poison or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Big pig
Especially tough on us small guys whose neighbors...

Especially tough on us small guys whose neighbors don’t feed but hunt hard
Glad I fed cottonseed early but having a tougher decision feeding cows AND deer now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,168
Posted By Big pig
Any old rancher in the western half of the state...

Any old rancher in the western half of the state will tell you this drought weather reminds them of 2010-11.

And before that 1995.

No runoff rain on our place to fill tanks in several...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Big pig
This cracks me up! You are serious ! Look...

This cracks me up! You are serious !

Look up home made wasp trap. Uses plastic soda bottle. Works like a champ.
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