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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Hills of Texas
Cut, stack and seal the ends with poly or...

Cut, stack and seal the ends with poly or something to minimize checking.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Hills of Texas
Stag. Llano has more than any other region in the...

Stag. Llano has more than any other region in the state. Caused by a lichen that grows in the granite. The deer will have very small if not missing nutz
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By Hills of Texas
He might surprise you on length. His beams sweep...

He might surprise you on length. His beams sweep out wide and then back in. It hides the length. I hate trying to judge from pics. The perspective is always bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Hills of Texas
The skull on an aoudad is very thin. If you over...

The skull on an aoudad is very thin. If you over heat them, they will fall apart. Slow and low is best.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Hills of Texas
Not to mention labor shortage. I normally have...

Not to mention labor shortage. I normally have around 15 employees during season. This year all I’ve got is high school kids in the afternoons and weekends. Adults don’t want to work anymore.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Hills of Texas
Everyone is backed up. Last year was a bumper...

Everyone is backed up. Last year was a bumper year like we’ve never seen. Tanneries we’re still catching up from the Covid mess and then got hit with twice the norm when season hit. It’s been crazy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By Hills of Texas
Coatimundi depending on how far south you are

Coatimundi depending on how far south you are
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By Hills of Texas
If your putting bait in the brush coyotes can get...

If your putting bait in the brush coyotes can get real spooky when it comes to trapping. They normally don’t do well with heavy blocking. No matter what you do nontarget catches will often occur. If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By Hills of Texas
How does the atn compare to the sightmark wraith?...

How does the atn compare to the sightmark wraith? I’ve been on the fence about getting one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,336
Posted By Hills of Texas
Sometimes they open up just inside the hide. I’ve...

Sometimes they open up just inside the hide. I’ve shot several that looked like bullet hole on near side and turkey track on exit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By Hills of Texas
I’m with Gary on what should happen with all...

I’m with Gary on what should happen with all caught hogs but one one or two hogs that can’t reproduce really isn’t going to make ant difference. I say kill 10 for everyone you cut and your buying...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-04-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,082
Posted By Hills of Texas
If your going to be driving much, you’ll need a...

If your going to be driving much, you’ll need a plug kit and a compressor if your not careful. The roads out there eat tires!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,763
Posted By Hills of Texas
Last year kicked our rear and it looks like this...

Last year kicked our rear and it looks like this years going to do the same. 800 plus pieces last year alone. This year I’m only serving my repeat customers. I can find enough people to get things...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By Hills of Texas
Lots of broken/brittle antlers. Lots of smooth...

Lots of broken/brittle antlers. Lots of smooth almost black points from frost bite
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,588
Posted By Hills of Texas
This is what I use. Works really well

This is what I use. Works really well
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,462
Posted By Hills of Texas
Nice ram! Congrats

Nice ram! Congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Hills of Texas
There’s a guy in granite shoals that does...

There’s a guy in granite shoals that does reproductions for around 1500. Let me track his info down and see if I can get you a number.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,542
Posted By Hills of Texas
After I recovered from Covid and started getting...

After I recovered from Covid and started getting my smell back, I was getting wiffs of cigarettes smoke. Now it’s almost constant. It’s horrible
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,367
Posted By Hills of Texas
You can try Chance Miller. He’s west of Llano....

You can try Chance Miller. He’s west of Llano. Has a great dog and does a lot of recovery work around here. 325-423-9321.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By Hills of Texas
This was my thought

This was my thought
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-01-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hills of Texas
He’s well over two. Probably going to gross over...

He’s well over two. Probably going to gross over 210
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,763
Posted By Hills of Texas
Good luck. I’ve been running and add for a month...

Good luck. I’ve been running and add for a month now and had one application.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Hills of Texas
My daily is a Taurus ultra light. It shoots great...

My daily is a Taurus ultra light. It shoots great and doesn’t weigh anything. It quickly replaced my other carry guns.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Hills of Texas
Depends on location and situation I’d guess. I...

Depends on location and situation I’d guess. I lock ours up and have been lucky so far. I leave access to allow someone to get to water if need be. We mostly deal with illegals where I’m at. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Hills of Texas
It should be fine in my opinion. Deer will be in...

It should be fine in my opinion. Deer will be in there searching for new growth and you may even have increased visibility. Burns, cows, floods, ranchers driving the two tracks and feeding are just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By Hills of Texas
I like to jack up the front passenger tire like I...

I like to jack up the front passenger tire like I have a flat, then sit between the tire and front door to make the shot. It’s a perfect set up. People don’t want to stop and help and the police...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hills of Texas
I’m already pretty well the point of contact for...

I’m already pretty well the point of contact for lots of guys hunting out here when they need something. I’d put my name on the list if someone needs a hand.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By Hills of Texas
It’s more important to have cover behind you.

It’s more important to have cover behind you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,686
Posted By Hills of Texas
This is a great aoudad, but not terribly uncommon...

This is a great aoudad, but not terribly uncommon in places like far west Texas. There are some monsters out there that can live their whole life and never see a human.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,600
Posted By Hills of Texas
MLD is a management tool. It wasn’t created for...

MLD is a management tool. It wasn’t created for “hunting”. Sure lots of guys start out the season hunting on the MLD tags but then switch gears to management. A lot of ranches have to shoot 180 plus...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By Hills of Texas
I’ve heard of an operation in center point doing...

I’ve heard of an operation in center point doing this. Haven’t heard of anyone really being successful at doing anything but spending 350 dollars. I’d seriously check into it before I’d agree
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-22-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Hills of Texas
We tagged a axis buck we raised. Just be quick...

We tagged a axis buck we raised. Just be quick about it if you try. One jerk of the head and they end up with a nicely split ear.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,546
Posted By Hills of Texas
Ranch managers usually get the final say around...

Ranch managers usually get the final say around here. They might make it through deer season. How big is the property? How big are the neighboring properties? How many hunting around you? All plays...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,600
Posted By Hills of Texas
Youíve got a better chance of being shot in a...

Youíve got a better chance of being shot in a parking lot. This topic has reached way out there. Been going downhill all day. Blows my mind to see grown men act this way over nothing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,600
Posted By Hills of Texas
This is spot on. Itís what it means to you and...

This is spot on. Itís what it means to you and what you make. As a group, weíve become worse than a bunch of old ladies. Gossip and complain and blame. As long as itís legal it should be just fine....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Hills of Texas
Mine was doing that last year. It was out of...

Mine was doing that last year. It was out of alignment and barley touching a metal guide. It got really hot. Replaced the spindles and everything was back to normal. I had a spindle that had tweaked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 990
Posted By Hills of Texas
These are great heads. Shoot good, donít break...

These are great heads. Shoot good, donít break the bank, good blood trails and lifetime no questions asked replacement policy
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Hills of Texas
Heck itís not anything she donít know alreadyÖ lol

Heck itís not anything she donít know alreadyÖ lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Hills of Texas
Tell my wife to take care of them. They will be...

Tell my wife to take care of them. They will be dead in a couple days
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,247
Posted By Hills of Texas
Praying for you guys. I’m sorry you all are...

Praying for you guys. I’m sorry you all are having to go through this. Bad deal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Hills of Texas
Looks like an old pregnant doe. That fawn might...

Looks like an old pregnant doe. That fawn might just be tagging along and not hers.
Forum: Traditional 09-17-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By Hills of Texas
Looks great. I skimmed a longbow about 12 years...

Looks great. I skimmed a longbow about 12 years ago and it looks good still. It’s surprising how durable it is. I sealed with poly on mine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,614
Posted By Hills of Texas
I’ve killed a ton of deer with a bow after work....

I’ve killed a ton of deer with a bow after work. Your never going outsmart a deers nose. Some products help but most of the stuff out there is to fool hunters not so much deer.$$$
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,614
Posted By Hills of Texas
Hunt the wind like always and as far as walking...

Hunt the wind like always and as far as walking in, step in some cow crap and go. Sounds crazy but works great
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By Hills of Texas
Bear is one of my favorite hunts. Congrats!

Bear is one of my favorite hunts. Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,113
Posted By Hills of Texas
Very few around llano this year. Going to be a...

Very few around llano this year. Going to be a lot of deer hitting the feeders I believe
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,261
Posted By Hills of Texas
All the cat track post from now on should look...

All the cat track post from now on should look back at this one. See how massive and round that front paw is. When you see one, you know.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,261
Posted By Hills of Texas
Been eating house cats

Been eating house cats
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Hills of Texas
I’ve got a ton of those in the yard along the...

I’ve got a ton of those in the yard along the river. What I don’t cut down, the axis strip down to the white wood. They always grow right back
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By Hills of Texas
Ticks suck. If one develops a bullseye redness to...

Ticks suck. If one develops a bullseye redness to it get to the doc. Sounds crazy but a limes disease bite will show a perfect red bullseye ring around it.
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