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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 01:05 PM
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Posted By BuckSmasher
Baylor has its own power plant on campus.

Baylor has its own power plant on campus.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,667
Posted By BuckSmasher
Ditto for me as well. I even went to the free...

Ditto for me as well. I even went to the free Bill Cosby comedy show put on to raise our spirits during that time. That didn't age well...

Proud to be a Baylor Bear.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,953
Posted By BuckSmasher
I treat my clothes witg permethrin. Ticks have...

I treat my clothes witg permethrin. Ticks have all kinds of nasty crap tgey can give you.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By BuckSmasher
Sounds like an EPIC trip! If you are going...

Sounds like an EPIC trip!

If you are going to Carlsbad might as well go to Guadalupe as well.

Yellowstone of course is amazing. Please dont be that person that reports back that it is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,659
Posted By BuckSmasher
I understand why people do it and would...

I understand why people do it and would contemplate it myself, but dang i HATE being behind a deleted diesel in traffic, especialky when it is cold outside.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,692
Posted By BuckSmasher
I LOVE the Groveton area. Congrats! Make sure you...

I LOVE the Groveton area. Congrats! Make sure you do prescribed fires and habitat improvements and keep us posted!

Edit: Condolences in advance, my wife is a UH alumni.....but my Bears [emoji199]...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By BuckSmasher
Went through this dilemma for a few years. Last...

Went through this dilemma for a few years. Last couple of years spent six weeks plus of the summer out of state to avoid the heat, finally came to the conclusion we NEEDED to move.

We love N....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,640
Posted By BuckSmasher
Lol I'm TRYING to help him... Sent from my...

Lol I'm TRYING to help him...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,640
Posted By BuckSmasher
Hunting several states easy to draw units on a...

Hunting several states easy to draw units on a rotation. Like Wyoming General, Montana General, Colorado 2 point unit, is going to be your best bet.

Grizzly country in SW Montana and western...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,426
Posted By BuckSmasher
I love my 2015 ecoboost, also love my ls powered...

I love my 2015 ecoboost, also love my ls powered 2001 Burb.

Dont listen to the one brand crowd. I love Ford trucks!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By BuckSmasher
Back East we liked -Mt. Washington - Niagara...

Back East we liked
-Mt. Washington
- Niagara Falls
- pretty much any small Vermont saturday farmers market
- Acadia National Park/ Bar Harbor
- Shenandoah Valley Virginia


Anywhere neat and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By BuckSmasher
Gonna be huntin local bears this spring also,...

Gonna be huntin local bears this spring also, just not in Montana. Keep us posted. Love your threads.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,640
Posted By BuckSmasher
I would go for easy to draw units in several...

I would go for easy to draw units in several states instead of otc. Thats the strategy i implemented.

Still plan on hunting out of state for elk but not for easy draw/otc stuff. Looking to draw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Is that on the north side of the hwy? I've seen...

Is that on the north side of the hwy? I've seen that place. I'll try it out!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Wow, that does cover a big range! Which lake for...

Wow, that does cover a big range! Which lake for starters, ice age left a bunch of them around.

You are going to start around $300-$350 on the bottom way out south on CDA near Harrison or on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Katy is getting that liberal :mad:? Get a...

Katy is getting that liberal :mad:?

Get a saltwater boat. We had a Sea Hunt BX24 and that is what made living in the Houston area tolerable, well that and Lupe Tortilla's fajita marinade...lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
We sure did too.... None so far... I am...

We sure did too....

None so far... I am going to TEAR UP some boiled crawfish when I fly to Houston in ten days for my BIL wedding.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By BuckSmasher
Doesn't look like a big change to elk, just from...

Doesn't look like a big change to elk, just from reading 'statement of reasons' am I missing something?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
We are certantly loving it so far! Sent...

We are certantly loving it so far!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Took the day off. We had cold rain last night,...

Took the day off. We had cold rain last night, high elevation caught some fresh snow. Nice living 25 minutes from the resort parking lot!

The pics are from the top of the southern Selkirk range...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,686
Posted By BuckSmasher
No dog in this hunt but IMO its good that the...

No dog in this hunt but IMO its good that the state is taking quick, decisive action early to prevent further harm.

Texas Population is bumping 30 Million.. if anglers stay constant as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By BuckSmasher
Posted while i was typing my glowing endorsement...

Posted while i was typing my glowing endorsement of Burbs. Lol.

Here is our clean old burb. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210324/b1327b0bcffc296f88790b73e23afe07.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By BuckSmasher
I have a 2015 F150 that I use when I need a...

I have a 2015 F150 that I use when I need a truck.

I LOVE suburbans. I have owned two so far, one that I bought and sold on here.

My 2001 Suburban Z71 I picked up with 180k miles last October...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By BuckSmasher
Awesome sounding hunt! Going to try for my first...

Awesome sounding hunt! Going to try for my first turkey when thr season opens up here.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,869
Posted By BuckSmasher
Nice! Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk

Nice!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By BuckSmasher
Yes. I want to see as well. Sent from my...

Yes. I want to see as well.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,886
Posted By BuckSmasher
What kind of job are you looking for? Every trade...

What kind of job are you looking for? Every trade I am aware of seems to be short handed right now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Well, one of the positive unforseen benefits of...

Well, one of the positive unforseen benefits of Covid partially. We are a two income household I own and operate multi-family properties, my wife works in diagnostic imaging. My property was already...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By BuckSmasher
145k on my 15, bought it with 5 miles on the...

145k on my 15, bought it with 5 miles on the clock. Would buy again.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Miracles DO happen, what unit hunt?

Miracles DO happen, what unit hunt?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Hunting out of state elk isn't an opportunity...

Hunting out of state elk isn't an opportunity thing. It is a desire thing. I hunted whitetails in Texas with a $80 combo hunting and fishing license.

It WILL make hunting less egalitarian. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Unfortunately this is my fear as well. The...

Unfortunately this is my fear as well. The changes I have seen since my first elk hunt in 1999 are widespread and drastic.

As I said earlier, a big tag cost increase would help a lot with the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Truth of the matter is license fees for residents...

Truth of the matter is license fees for residents AND non-residents could go up significantly across the board for residents and nonresidents and that would solve a bunch of issues right away.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Hit me up before you come up so we can plan to...

Hit me up before you come up so we can plan to grab a bite or a beer or something.



I was born and raised in Texas, 8th generations back to San Augustine County. I love Texas, but it was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
I have tried it all. Over a decade ago i used to...

I have tried it all. Over a decade ago i used to apply for first archery tags in 51, 52, 45, 34, 36 so on and so on. Tried for all the 'good opportunity hunt' units with archery. No tags.

Now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Y'all talked me in to it. Hopefully I...

Y'all talked me in to it.

Hopefully I reference this post after the draw to brag about my Valles Caldera Elk Tag and Florida Mountains Rifle Ibex!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
How many years have you been a resident? I would...

How many years have you been a resident? I would have thought that as a NM resident you could have a pretty good (maybe not premium) elk tag every year correct?



Knowing it happens gives me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,525
Posted By BuckSmasher
Saw this large herd feeding yesterday evening...

Saw this large herd feeding yesterday evening around the corner from my house, getting excited for spring turkey/bear and scouting....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Let me re-phrase the question. Has...

Let me re-phrase the question.


Has anyone on the GS ever drawn a premium NM elk tag?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
What will they do that makes it easier to draw in...

What will they do that makes it easier to draw in 2022? Hopefully doing away with landowner tags and the outfitter pool?

I have 2 less than max in Wyoming, not sure how I want to spend them, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6,961
Views: 587,076
Posted By BuckSmasher
Is New Mexico worth applying to? I have done it...

Is New Mexico worth applying to? I have done it for 10 years, probably into it for $500 or $600 in fees and nothing to show for it.

I was looking up the premium elk hunts and for my top three...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,173
Posted By BuckSmasher
Exactly. As usual, a few a-holes that like to...

Exactly. As usual, a few a-holes that like to ruin it for everybody else.

Edit: When I was in college a buddy of mine had a train horn on his truck and we liked to roll around roll coal and blast...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,006
Posted By BuckSmasher
For real. I think that is behind 90% of new truck...

For real. I think that is behind 90% of new truck purchases anyway.

I know a lot of folks that have squandered tons of money on late model vehicles, I will continue to advocate a Dave Ramsey-ish...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,323
Posted By BuckSmasher
All of this.

All of this.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By BuckSmasher
Have all the trees budded back out or did they...

Have all the trees budded back out or did they never lose them in the first place?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,435
Posted By BuckSmasher
I think you are going to have to start buying the...

I think you are going to have to start buying the $264 non res hunting license as well, or is that refunded to you if unsuccessful?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,768
Posted By BuckSmasher
Couple of summers ago we went whale shark...

Couple of summers ago we went whale shark snorkeling a few miles offshore. One of the coolest things I have ever done and I have done some things.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,435
Posted By BuckSmasher
FWIW as a former resident, and with a ton of...

FWIW as a former resident, and with a ton of preference points I will be continuing to apply to two WMA's I really like down there. I don't like them so much I will pay $300 non-refundable license...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,219
Posted By BuckSmasher
Wise advice. Sent from my SM-G781V using...

Wise advice.

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