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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By Top Of Texas
American Home Shield has been great for us! House...

American Home Shield has been great for us! House built in 1930's.

In 20 years, have replaced:
2 water heaters
Stovetop
Oven

And repaired:
AC/Heat multiple times
Plumbing leak plus rough...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-05-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By Top Of Texas
Dale, if it's not the epitome of foolishness to...

Dale, if it's not the epitome of foolishness to ask, could you post the teeth? For my enlightenment. I know you're a non-believer so it doesn't matter what they indicate. Strictly for my own...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By Top Of Texas
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By Top Of Texas
TX Forest Service provides brief updates via...

TX Forest Service provides brief updates via Twitter.

https://mobile.twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS/status/1504763239233736706
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,201
Posted By Top Of Texas
Cool. I didn't intend to hijack the thread, just...

Cool. I didn't intend to hijack the thread, just shedding some light on people's questions about regulations - where, why, how, etc. But I do need to apologize for the bloviating tone - influenced by...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-04-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By Top Of Texas
That's fabulous! The smile on that young man's...

That's fabulous! The smile on that young man's face makes whatever age that deer is totally irrelevant! Congrats young man and Daddy!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,201
Posted By Top Of Texas
Again - organize like minded individuals into an...

Again - organize like minded individuals into an impactful group. Include some fashion of political power (i.e. Tx Legislature Rep or Senator). Go to the public hearings, both in your local area AND...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,201
Posted By Top Of Texas
That somebody was me. Not kidding. It took 6...

That somebody was me. Not kidding. It took 6 months of debate to make it happen. The whitetail population in the NE Texas Panhandle had grown to the point where browse lines were appearing in river...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By Top Of Texas
Cool! Congrats and have fun.

Cool! Congrats and have fun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,201
Posted By Top Of Texas
I just retired from TPWD. I may now speak freely,...

I just retired from TPWD. I may now speak freely, so let me provide everyone with some facts.

1. Everything TPWD does, including passing hunting regulations, is controlled by 9 people of the TPWD...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,201
Posted By Top Of Texas
😂🤣😂

😂🤣😂
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,114
Posted By Top Of Texas
Ttt

Ttt
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-25-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By Top Of Texas
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-25-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,552
Posted By Top Of Texas
Now that's a trophy shed! The spike, that is. Any...

Now that's a trophy shed! The spike, that is. Any ol' schmuck can find some giant, ribcaged tined beast. But a spike? Now that's special.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Top Of Texas
Possibility for seed provided and no-till native...

Possibility for seed provided and no-till native seed drill to borrow.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/habitats/county/?county=Cottle
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-28-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By Top Of Texas
HA! We agree on a lot!

HA! We agree on a lot!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,507
Posted By Top Of Texas
Bahahaha! Keep checking back, Greenhead

Bahahaha! Keep checking back, Greenhead
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By Top Of Texas
https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/technical_gu...

https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/technical_guidance/biologists/
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
I intend to start several threads on the subject...

I intend to start several threads on the subject in the coming months. Check back after February.

In the mean time, I continue to be surprised by those who attempt to discredit the applicability...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By Top Of Texas
No

No
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By Top Of Texas
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By Top Of Texas
Doe figure out your hunting them pretty fast. If...

Doe figure out your hunting them pretty fast. If you want to hunt bucks over feeders, never shoot doe there. Instead, bait roads away from feeders for a few days then shoot doe at those locations for...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-12-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
Cool!

Cool!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-10-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
Be sure and check back over the next few months...

Be sure and check back over the next few months for several posts on tooth wear. The funny clips, memes, and gifs add a lot! Except the dead horse beating, that one is overused, or at least find a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-09-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
WonkDog, After reviewing the literature,...

WonkDog,

After reviewing the literature, what I stated earlier was accurate. It's a good method for deer that experience consistent annual periods of growth and non-growth, like those up in the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-07-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,189
Posted By Top Of Texas
Yeah, not the best perspective, need to look...

Yeah, not the best perspective, need to look mostly down at the teeth. But, doesn't appear to have any dished, so not "old" but clearly no youngster either. I'd land around 4-5 yrs and would say live...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-27-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
I think the technique was developed in the 1960's...

I think the technique was developed in the 1960's up north, like Canada, Wisc, Minnesota, or somewhere. I'd have to go back to the literature to be sure, but it's based on the deer experiencing...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-27-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,189
Posted By Top Of Texas
Cool. Picture of teeth?

Cool. Picture of teeth?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-22-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
Like I said, I'm not gonna get into it on this...

Like I said, I'm not gonna get into it on this thread.

However, here in...probably a few months, I'll start a thread on the subject that I think everyone will find interesting. I may start...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-22-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
This is going to sound so condescending, but I...

This is going to sound so condescending, but I swear, I don't intend it that way. I really just want everyone to understand the technique, its applications and limitations, and for hunters to get...
Forum: Traditional 12-21-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 56,837
Posted By Top Of Texas
Just scrolled through the entire year. Fabulous...

Just scrolled through the entire year. Fabulous stuff! I can't wait to get out with my Great Plains "Rio Bravo" this 2022 hunting season. Lots of shooting to do between now and then.

Y'all are...
Forum: Traditional 12-21-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 56,837
Posted By Top Of Texas
I know it was a month ago, but that looks...

I know it was a month ago, but that looks delicious!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 32,851
Posted By Top Of Texas
Come on, Geezer! Pulling for y'all! Thanks for...

Come on, Geezer! Pulling for y'all!
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,431
Posted By Top Of Texas
That's what I carry in my tracking rifle.

That's what I carry in my tracking rifle.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-21-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,599
Posted By Top Of Texas
Ouch! That had to hurt.

Ouch! That had to hurt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 32,851
Posted By Top Of Texas
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,460
Posted By Top Of Texas
Home

Home
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Top Of Texas
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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-17-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,507
Posted By Top Of Texas
Progressively from the front to the rear, yes,...

Progressively from the front to the rear, yes, with an occasional consideration of the back cusp of #6. The method has no criteria defined for the cheek side ridges, except when #4 has the center...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-17-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,507
Posted By Top Of Texas
I just wanted to make sure you saw my previous...

I just wanted to make sure you saw my previous reply regarding clarification on the methodology.

The criteria is based on the crests on the tongue side (lingual), not the cheek side.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-16-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Top Of Texas
Some things to consider... The only way...

Some things to consider...

The only way supplementation has a meaningful affect is if the bucks reach matutruity. Otherwise you're just growing slightly larger middle-aged bucks.

4 bucks off...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-16-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,507
Posted By Top Of Texas
TTT for Love

TTT for Love
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-16-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By Top Of Texas
BAHAHAHA! Come to mention it, Love, I didn't...

BAHAHAHA!

Come to mention it, Love, I didn't see your response on a previous tooth age post following a clarification on the methodology. So as not to hikack Rex's post, I'll see if I can find it...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-15-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By Top Of Texas
The number of doe to kill is based on managing...

The number of doe to kill is based on managing high quality, natural browse. Hang with me...

Imagine attending a potluck dinner and you're the last guy through the line. All the good stuff (fried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,911
Posted By Top Of Texas
Nice

Nice
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,749
Posted By Top Of Texas
Congrats, Killer and Raider 83 boy!

Congrats, Killer and Raider 83 boy!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 32,851
Posted By Top Of Texas
Sooooo enjoying y'alls hunt!

Sooooo enjoying y'alls hunt!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-27-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Top Of Texas
Yeah, I agree, pretty young. I know it's...

Yeah, I agree, pretty young. I know it's challenging, but the end of defensive hunting has to start with someone. I have found that most hunters desire to kill large antlered bucks, which means old...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-27-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,507
Posted By Top Of Texas
Ah! I think I see. The criteria is based on the...

Ah! I think I see. The criteria is based on the crests on the tongue side (lingual), not the cheek side.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,507
Posted By Top Of Texas
Dentine on #4 not as wide or wider than enamel...

Dentine on #4 not as wide or wider than enamel that surrounds it, so teeth say 2 yrs. An argument could be made that dentine on #4 is as wide, thus 3 yrs. Maybe a judgement call, I'd go along with...
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