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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 06:00 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By txtrophy85
I had a older friend of mine ( mid 50’s now) who...

I had a older friend of mine ( mid 50’s now) who had a bunch of buddies go thru a string of divorces in their late 40’s-late 50’s. He said lack of sex was the common denominator in every way instance
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By txtrophy85
Tons of birds around Pearsall and George west

Tons of birds around Pearsall and George west
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,672
Posted By txtrophy85
How do you not take care of an electric vehicle? ...

How do you not take care of an electric vehicle? Plug it in is about all you can do


Batteries on all of them wouldnít hold a charge and after a few long walks bsck they were gone.

This was...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,672
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a small place in the hill country and when...

I have a small place in the hill country and when I drive thru the pasture the deer will follow the buggy. They know they are about to get an easy meal.

The electric vehicleís, like anything...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,486
Posted By txtrophy85
very well said

very well said
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By txtrophy85
If you pay close attention it will reveal a lot...

If you pay close attention it will reveal a lot of the facts he chooses to leave out. Not taking away from the guy but I think he fudges a little on his day to day time schedule. Unless he sleeps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,929
Posted By txtrophy85
Watching it now. Looks like a good show

Watching it now. Looks like a good show
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By txtrophy85
It’s an ok read but there is a lot of truth...

It’s an ok read but there is a lot of truth sidestepped/omitted in that book.



I can’t recommend it because of the half truths in it
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By txtrophy85
Two books have had a tremendous impact on me....I...

Two books have had a tremendous impact on me....I read "Think Big and Kick ***" by Donald Trump in 2007 and it was pretty life changing. Also read "Wild at Heart" by John Eldrige and that is a must...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,486
Posted By txtrophy85
Was your prior set up lacking? Did you have...

Was your prior set up lacking? Did you have problems with penetration prior to changing?


I'm not arguing that a heavy arrow with heavy broadheads are effective. Especially for heavy African...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,672
Posted By txtrophy85
Buddy has them when they first came out, actually...

Buddy has them when they first came out, actually had 4 of them.

A year later they were all gone.


Good idea on paper but they didnít hold up
Forum: Traditional 08-08-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
Thank you for this. Great information

Thank you for this. Great information
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,486
Posted By txtrophy85
When did deer and elk get so tough we had to...

When did deer and elk get so tough we had to resort to using mega weight arrows and big single bevel heads to kill them?

People need to stop listening to YouTubers and Instagram influencers, piles...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By txtrophy85
I ordered the Kuiu, if I don’t like it I’ll...

I ordered the Kuiu, if I don’t like it I’ll return it. It’s gonna be a toss up on if it’s big enough or not…we will see.

One thing is this is my general bag so I’m taking it into the bow stand...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,486
Posted By txtrophy85
Your setup should be fine. I shoot a...

Your setup should be fine.

I shoot a similar setup, 433 grains at 276 fps and would have no issues shooting an elk at any distance I should be shooting at.

Im also in the camp that loves...
Forum: Traditional 08-08-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
Totally off topic but I went up to Cooperstown NY...

Totally off topic but I went up to Cooperstown NY a few years back. There was a league of guys from their 40's-60's playing in the Double Day field, which is purported to be the first and oldest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,195
Posted By txtrophy85
I should state I did not have covid, I had a...

I should state I did not have covid, I had a suspected torn rotator cuff
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,195
Posted By txtrophy85
I did a 7 day course of prednisone last October....

I did a 7 day course of prednisone last October. Nothing happened but in the last few weeks I’ve noticed my right eye getting a little blurry.

Could that be the cause or has too much time passed?
Forum: Traditional 08-07-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
WellÖ.lots of great shooters shoot split finger...

WellÖ.lots of great shooters shoot split finger instinctive.

Barry Wensel killed numerous Boone and Crockett bucks split finger instinctive.

Itís hard to throw that style of shooting in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By txtrophy85
Iíll carry a stove in my pack when Iím hunting...

Iíll carry a stove in my pack when Iím hunting away from a vehicleÖ.I eat a lot and have no issues plopping down and mixing up a ramen or mountain house when I get hungry.

For my big trips I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By txtrophy85
I looked hard at the venture but it’s lack of...

I looked hard at the venture but it’s lack of easy access pockets made me go to the divide. I do like the venture has Codura ripstop fabric rather than just the 330D Codura the divide has.

I’m...
Forum: Traditional 08-07-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
Well I wouldnít exactly say it hasnít happened by...

Well I wouldnít exactly say it hasnít happened by now. Maybe Iím comparing it to my compound where I think all 3 shots should be touching.


Iím not quite ready to give up on instinctive shooting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By txtrophy85
Hunting Day Pack Recomendations

I have an old game winner day pack from academy that Iíve been using for the last 10 years or so. Itís still serviceable but itís showing itís age, some zippers are broke,etc. been looking at various...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,466
Posted By txtrophy85
I have 4 bolt action hunting rifles, 6-22’s and 5...

I have 4 bolt action hunting rifles, 6-22’s and 5 shotguns.

I really only shoot two of the rifles anymore and one sees 80% of the use. Only shoot 2 of the .22’s and one sees 75% of the use. ...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-06-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By txtrophy85
I'm normally a mechanical shooter with my...

I'm normally a mechanical shooter with my compound but i have an abundance of slick tricks so this year I'm gonna try them out just to preserve some of my mechanicals, which are basically a one and...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
Killed plenty with a compound. I enjoy my...

Killed plenty with a compound. I enjoy my compound but I want to transition to a recurve as my primary archery tool
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By txtrophy85
lots of good info on this site....was in your...

lots of good info on this site....was in your shoes last year when i picked up a recurve.


Its definitely an enjoyable pursuit, but can be frustrating at times. I enjoy it
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By txtrophy85
Spent some time up around Cooperstown up to...

Spent some time up around Cooperstown up to Syracuse area. We saw quite a few deer while driving around.


Visited a few sporting goods stores and from what I gather, bucks don't have much in the...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
have you found this is a more accurate way of...

have you found this is a more accurate way of shooting vs. split finger instinctive?


My issues I'm currently dealing with are:

My eyes wandering over the target, naturally the arrow goes...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
what is the benefit of shooting 3 under vs....

what is the benefit of shooting 3 under vs. instinctive?
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By txtrophy85
any tips for improving accuracy?

about a year into the traditional archery game.


Some days I shoot ok. Others I shoot like absolute dog crap.



when did everything fall into place for you and your groups tightened up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 77,673
Posted By txtrophy85
Just listed a turn key hunting ranch in Live Oak...

Just listed a turn key hunting ranch in Live Oak County

https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/320-acres-in-Live-Oak-County-Texas/15007226/
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By txtrophy85
He probably wasnít really a hunter, but a person...

He probably wasnít really a hunter, but a person who went hunting a few times.

Iíve never seen or read anything about him being a hunter so it was probably a one off deal
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By txtrophy85
Deer migrate a long way. I’ve hunted them...

Deer migrate a long way.

I’ve hunted them in early September and would not expect to find deer in December where we were finding them in September

From what the locals tell me they will move...
Forum: Traditional 08-02-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
I fall into this category

I fall into this category
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,053
Posted By txtrophy85
I caught Covid on the 4th and was pretty sick....

I caught Covid on the 4th and was pretty sick. Doctor said due to my age (37) and the side effects of paxlovid they recommended not taking it. Covid sucked but I would rather not take a borderline...
Forum: Traditional 07-31-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
Good info. I wouldnít think that weight...

Good info.

I wouldnít think that weight difference and how it affects the spine would cause pass thrus with one weight and not enough penetration to get a kill on the other.
Forum: Traditional 07-31-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
Good info. I wouldnít think that weight...

Good info.

I wouldnít think that weight difference and how it affects the spine would cause pass thrus with one weight and not enough penetration to get a kill on the other.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,828
Posted By txtrophy85
My live oaks are losing leaves. Itís terrible

My live oaks are losing leaves. Itís terrible
Forum: Traditional 07-31-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
For the skill and a accuracy level im currently...

For the skill and a accuracy level im currently at, anything past 20 yards I have no business shooting at.

Im really trying to stay 17 yards and under.
Forum: Traditional 07-29-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
with the 150 grain points I'm at 11.5 GPP

with the 150 grain points I'm at 11.5 GPP
Forum: Traditional 07-29-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
all good info, thanks guys

all good info, thanks guys
Forum: Traditional 07-29-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
both field points. i tried 150's ( which i...

both field points.

i tried 150's ( which i originally tuned the arrow to) and then 125's to see what would happen


both seem to fly to the same point of impact and identical in arrow flight
Forum: Traditional 07-29-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By txtrophy85
is it possible?

to get similar arrow flight from two different point weights? Say 125 vs. 150 or 150 vs. 200?


I would like to be able to alternate between point weights and it looks like ( from what I can see...
Forum: Traditional 07-29-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By txtrophy85
hope you get it figured out. Bareshaft tuning...

hope you get it figured out. Bareshaft tuning gave me fits
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,459
Posted By txtrophy85
If you have corn feeders out for 3 years and an...

If you have corn feeders out for 3 years and an oat patch and not seeing deer at either, I don't think hand corning is going to accomplish much.


have you put out any game cameras?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By txtrophy85
I have high speed fiber at the ranch so I have...

I have high speed fiber at the ranch so I have Amazon prime, Netflix and Hulu just like at the house.

I spent my entire youth and young adulthood being at the ranch with no T.V. We had a tv, but...
Forum: Traditional 07-22-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By txtrophy85
Played around with the 500’s this evening. They...

Played around with the 500’s this evening. They shot almost identical with either the 125 or the 150 grain point….settled on using the 150’s but wouldn’t hesitate to shoot 125 grain broadhead as they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,322
Posted By txtrophy85
How many hurricanes have hit the Kennedy...

How many hurricanes have hit the Kennedy shoreline since they put those turbines up? I canít remember a hurricane making landfall there since those turbines up in the early 2010ís?
Forum: Traditional 07-22-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By txtrophy85
Update: So….I moved the knock point up....

Update:

So….I moved the knock point up. Still shooting knock high (bouncing off the shelf I’m guessing) so I moved it higher and higher again. Got frustrated. Was about to quit for the day then...
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