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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 201
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Posted By elgato
I'm crossing E P next week and will report

I'm crossing E P next week and will report
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
Thanks, will be fun to follow

Thanks, will be fun to follow
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
Whats the story on Abbott closing the border...

Whats the story on Abbott closing the border crossings?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-16-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,183
Posted By elgato
Heres what a 170" 6 pt looks like:) OK he...

Heres what a 170" 6 pt looks like:)

OK he does have a drop
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,616
Posted By elgato
I'm just back from hunt in Coleman county. 6 of...

I'm just back from hunt in Coleman county. 6 of us had pretty good hunt. The better shots limited most days. Mornings better than evening. Had an incredible meal at Rancho Loma. Its always worth the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
LOL, TBH and one other hunting site is about all...

LOL, TBH and one other hunting site is about all I ever look at. Prefer spending all my time on my stuff vs. seeing what everyone else in the world is doing. That said have a very soft spot for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
I don't do Facebook or any of the social media...

I don't do Facebook or any of the social media sites so I got my wife to sign up. Says must be reviewed by group member so if you see an unknown female trying to join , take a risk and accept.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 45,493
Posted By elgato
Yikes! I know exactly where that is. Got a buddy...

Yikes! I know exactly where that is. Got a buddy recently bought a property for deer hunting close by. Beautiful area. Prayers it stays that way!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elgato
Great news!!!! Last year Laura blew down most of...

Great news!!!! Last year Laura blew down most of the trees on my farm so fewer targets for destruction this year. Hope I don't eat those words!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By elgato
Redmond granular salt is exactly the same thing...

Redmond granular salt is exactly the same thing at a fraction of the cost. Same company, same quarry, just clever marketing for the hunting crowd allows them to put a big buck on the cover and charge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 45,493
Posted By elgato
UGH! Laura hit us last yr on August 27. Still...

UGH! Laura hit us last yr on August 27. Still haven't finished dealing with the mess
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By elgato
This, bad idea

This, bad idea
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,233
Posted By elgato
pitiful self promotion: Farm and Ranch Life

pitiful self promotion:

Farm and Ranch Life
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-22-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,707
Posted By elgato
Others are better experienced to answer that but...

Others are better experienced to answer that but memory suggests that drilling reduces seeding rate by 10-20%???? vs broadcasting. But its been years since I broadcasted seed and I've never done the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,707
Posted By elgato
LOL, Monarchy of one. Yes, I use a drill...

LOL, Monarchy of one.

Yes, I use a drill directly into the crimped thatch from summer planting.Planting elbon rye, wheat, oats radishes, turnips, chicory, maybe a few Austrian winter peas all in a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-22-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,707
Posted By elgato
Central La. { kinda like east Tx.} Sept 15 to...

Central La. { kinda like east Tx.}
Sept 15 to oct. 15. Crimp things early Sept then watch the weather channel and or closely monitor soil moisture. Too early-army worms though a diverse mix helps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By elgato
Fear and Faith cannot coexist

Fear and Faith cannot coexist
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-19-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
Would be fun to play " age this buck" but with...

Would be fun to play " age this buck" but with the shadows making it tricky I'll spare the contest. this will be the 6th year we have watched this buck making us believe he is probably 9. Best I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-15-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By elgato
I agree with everything above. I'll be specific....

I agree with everything above. I'll be specific. 50 lbs each of wheat oats and elbon rye. This may need to be adjusted to the fertility of your soil, how big your plots are and deer density.
2...
Forum: Photography 08-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By elgato
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-15-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By elgato
My technical skills aren't the best but I haven't...

My technical skills aren't the best but I haven't seen a PM?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
Theres daddy. He is at least 8 if not 9. The...

Theres daddy. He is at least 8 if not 9. The other is a newbie. Don't know him but may have squiggly #4
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
Hurricane Laura hit us dead on last August 27....

Hurricane Laura hit us dead on last August 27. Devastating
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
You could be right. This is the 3rd year we have...

You could be right. This is the 3rd year we have been watching him. Question is if he was 3 or 4 when first noticed. What I know is he made a pretty big jump from between first time we saw him and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
Good eye. yes he is 3rd in the lineage of that...

Good eye. yes he is 3rd in the lineage of that feature. The first we noticed was a 202 I got several years ago. He had that same pronounced " squiggle" on his main beam. We have an older buck out...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
Put cameras out yesterday. Got this one last...

Put cameras out yesterday. Got this one last night. Think he's either 5-6. He's on a YouTube video from last yr. Looks about same to me though his frame may be a bit bigger
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
I think your right on all counts. If there is an...

I think your right on all counts. If there is an acorn crop this year we may not be able to find anything. Buddy and I were laughing that there arenít many places where itís even safe to shoot a...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 474,917
Posted By elgato
Suppose its time for an update. What an...

Suppose its time for an update. What an interesting year it has been! Started with hurricane Laura last August followed by nearly 20" rain Sept/Oct. That greatly limited what we could do in the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By elgato
Full of Pep Buck and Doe feed.....Love the name ...

Full of Pep Buck and Doe feed.....Love the name

PM me if you want to get into an in-depth discussion on deer feed and nutrition and we can also compare results from our practices. I'll be happy to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-12-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By elgato
No name feed both Mexico and La. We do compliment...

No name feed both Mexico and La. We do compliment pellets with cottonseed in Mexico.I pay attention to ingredients more than name or marketing.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-12-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,001
Posted By elgato
Thank GOD we are finally getting to see beautiful...

Thank GOD we are finally getting to see beautiful velvet pics of bucks and at least marginally shift our attention away from all the insanity to the wonderful world of the whitetail!

I put cameras...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
Yes that was a good average over a very large...

Yes that was a good average over a very large area. Some places closer to the river got more....from 6-7 1/2". Water is still flowing
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
All the reports are not in yet but looks like we...

All the reports are not in yet but looks like we have received anywhere from 4-5 1/2" this morning. Flooding everywhere . Water will be moving for days.

Remarkable!
Forum: It's All About the Video 08-04-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By elgato
Great video

Great video
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,142
Posted By elgato
For anyone looking for information from one of...

For anyone looking for information from one of the top govt officials on the nations health, here is Dr Rachel Levine with a brief post on her responsibilities

Dr. Rachel L. Levine serves as the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
In the mean time rains have been as favorable as...

In the mean time rains have been as favorable as in memory and everyone is starting to get a bit starry eyed. Cant wait to see what lush conditions can do and we have a few out there , if they only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
Its why I don't do contest. For me they have...

Its why I don't do contest. For me they have ruined it. But I love what we do as much as ever and take great joy in growing and hunting those beautiful native bucks. And those that get it...get it.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,142
Posted By elgato
Day7: Woke up this morning early with a...

Day7:
Woke up this morning early with a noticeable improvement in energy. Feel great just still weak . I have had NO symptoms during this entire time except very light fever for couple days. Never...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,142
Posted By elgato
Day 4 and little change. No fever or any other...

Day 4 and little change. No fever or any other symptoms. Except very tired!!! Just lie around all day. I am taking liquid ivermectin orally every 24 hours. Today is second dose. I put the taste in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,142
Posted By elgato
After 2 days with a low grade fever feeling...

After 2 days with a low grade fever feeling totally washed out....I tested positive yesterday.

My strategy:
12 mg ivermectin. Started yesterday orally. Will repeat tomorrow
massive hydration...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By elgato
Bucket list for me. And good for you. Been in...

Bucket list for me. And good for you. Been in aviation over 40 years and haven’t made it…yet. At risk of being to forward what is family plane
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,570
Posted By elgato
Met my wife in 1973 at a beginning of summer camp...

Met my wife in 1973 at a beginning of summer camp party I used to throw. Rather epic parties with lots of people lasting 9 days...best I remember. I was taking a group on a tour of property between...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
2-2.5" on us. Great start to July

2-2.5" on us. Great start to July
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
What a stud!. Bout the only thing that makes me...

What a stud!. Bout the only thing that makes me nervous down there is someone getting bit by one of those. Chasing quail or doves thru the grass... That would be a disaster.

Terrific year in the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-25-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,361
Posted By elgato
June 25 and we hope to finish " spring " planting...

June 25 and we hope to finish " spring " planting this weekend. Nonstop rain April thru early June caused my latest planting ever. Will say that what's planted a week ago is coming on fast. Will be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,400
Posted By elgato
At the ranch now as well. Gorgeous. Interesting...

At the ranch now as well. Gorgeous. Interesting thing is all the black brush and guijillo is fully leafed out. Freeze had burned everything off so all growth is brand new. Gotta be good. Robust...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By elgato
In 1975 one in 5000 children had autism. In 2016...

In 1975 one in 5000 children had autism. In 2016 one in 36 were diagnosed with autism. Any parent that ever had an autistic child knows it suggesting diagnosis isn't the cause of the increase . It is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,930
Posted By elgato
Keeps getting better. Roll on

Keeps getting better. Roll on
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,930
Posted By elgato
This thread makes me happy

This thread makes me happy
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-06-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,361
Posted By elgato
Very nice! And a little bit jealous. Still...

Very nice! And a little bit jealous. Still raining everyday here in La. and too wet to plant. rain in forecast as far out as weather is reported
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