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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,025
Posted By Pat Miller
try calling the public ramp at Little Elm. I bet...

try calling the public ramp at Little Elm. I bet they're open.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By Pat Miller
Purtis Creek - also known as "little lake fork"....

Purtis Creek - also known as "little lake fork".
South of Dallas, north of Athens on hwy 175.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-04-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 39,344
Posted By Pat Miller
I say "I went duck hunting" but it's been 50...

I say "I went duck hunting" but it's been 50 years since I actually have been so my times out "duck hunting" were actually learning experiences!
I did learn a lot though and next year will be...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 39,344
Posted By Pat Miller
I do as it's the perfect time for post season...

I do as it's the perfect time for post season scouting.
Lots of squirrels too in the creek bottoms and hardwoods.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Pat Miller
Headed to B A Steinhagen/Angelina Neches Dam B WMA

Dragging the boat to B A Steinhagen/Angelina Neches Dam B WMA for a combination duck hunt in the morning and deer hunting in the afternoon.
I am staying in a screened shelter in Martin Dies Jr....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Pat Miller
Drawn for the last 3 days of duck season. I'm...

Drawn for the last 3 days of duck season. I'm really fairly excited about it.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Pat Miller
Advice for Richland Creek postcard duck hunt

As a total newby duck hunter any and all advice is welcome for that specific area.
I've seen the video that TWPD has about the area but other things I'm concerned about are what would actually work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Pat Miller
I don't remember the unit I lost mine in. It was...

I don't remember the unit I lost mine in. It was a Schrade/Old Timer w/ a 4-5" blade
but that was about 7-8 years ago and it's probably so rusted out by now it would be hard to see anyway.
Nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,733
Posted By Pat Miller
Thanks y'all for some great answers that give me...

Thanks y'all for some great answers that give me several options to consider.
Now I don't feel so bad about being a d a when it comes to calling.

But the reason I asked--got drawn for one of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,733
Posted By Pat Miller
question for the duck hunters

I can't call. Is there another way to attract passing ducks-besides your decoys-to your spread?
It's not that I won't call I've been practicing for weeks now it just hasn't come together at all to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-05-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 39,344
Posted By Pat Miller
you can hunt archery till the end of the regular...

you can hunt archery till the end of the regular season but now the only deer you can shoot are bucks only till the 'doe season' for 4 days that begins on Thanksgiving Day.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-04-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 39,344
Posted By Pat Miller
it was a joke. Being facetious. Those who hunt...

it was a joke. Being facetious. Those who hunt the Hag say the same thing----there's no deer at Hagerman.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Pat Miller
Curious about duck hunting Lake Murvaul & B.A. Steinhagen

Retired, bought a boat that will handle skinny water and am now looking at expanding into duck hunting after a 45 year coma. My research has gotten me to looking at these 2 lakes for learning on....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Pat Miller
saw a flight of about 20 on Ray Bob today.

saw a flight of about 20 on Ray Bob today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Pat Miller
thanks for the tips

thanks for the tips
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Pat Miller
A Question on outboard upkeep/repair/maintenance

I came into possession of a 49 y.o. Kiefkafer Mercury 20 h.p. outboard that so far, appears to be in fairly good shape.
It was said to run fine last year till it was put into storage for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Pat Miller
Any truck stop that has a CAT scale is certified....

Any truck stop that has a CAT scale is certified. Love's and Pilot are the most predominant.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Pat Miller
Pedal assist means you get more battery time and...

Pedal assist means you get more battery time and mileage when you pedal, but you can just use the throttle for the motor to push you along. You just won't go as far or as long.
Look at Sondors...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Pat Miller
Wylie is cool. Looking for options now till I...

Wylie is cool.
Looking for options now till I pick my boat up in September.
Many thanks guys.
Keep the suggestions coming.
Pat Miller
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Pat Miller
boat storage in Dallas area

Suggestions on reasonable but safe boat storage in the Dallas area?
Easy to get to from central Dallas, not over priced, prefer east or north area lakes or surrounding areas.
Many thanks,
Pat...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 39,344
Posted By Pat Miller
Went out the week before last and rode one of the...

Went out the week before last and rode one of the trails to the backside of a section that was the most beautiful area of LBJ I had ever seen.
Also rode up on 2 separate does with brand new fawns,...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-06-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 29,700
Posted By Pat Miller
I'm getting pretty old but if I remember...

I'm getting pretty old but if I remember correctly the booklets are mailed to the purchasers of the $48 permit with the new licenses which are usually out on August 1.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-24-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
Today was another good day. I Rode a section...

Today was another good day. I Rode a section today that I'd never explored before. Came right up on 3 separate does within 15-20 yards before they spooked. I stopped at one and we had a staring...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-23-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
Today on the Grasslands I saw my first wild...

Today on the Grasslands I saw my first wild blackberries. I've been coming out here on and off for about 15 years and the new discoveries just amaze me.
I also noticed the wild plums are just...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-18-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
I've posted more in one day than I have in years!

I've posted more in one day than I have in years!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
It's considered a bicycle and not a strictly...

It's considered a bicycle and not a strictly motorized vehicle like an atv or utv. Believe me when I say you are pedaling on the trails and not just randomly going cross country which is illegal,...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-18-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
It's considered a bicycle and not a strictly...

It's considered a bicycle and not a strictly motorized vehicle like an atv or utv. Believe me when I say you are pedaling on the trails and not just randomly going cross country which is illegal,...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-18-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
The camper shell is from California called Belair...

The camper shell is from California called Belair Camper Shells. It's easier to use than a tent so now I've been traveling to a lot of places I've just read about and don't really have to set up a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
I went to LBJ this week for the first time in...

I went to LBJ this week for the first time in several years. The last time was before Froggy retired so that should fix a timeline.
Just recently retired and now have the time to pursue things ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,856
Posted By Pat Miller
Dave -- Family friends with one of the appraisers...

Dave -- Family friends with one of the appraisers that will be there. She might even be doing your painting. She specializes in art history and glass ware for Heritage Auctions here in Dallas. ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-14-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,036
Posted By Pat Miller
I've put in for every hunt on the same WMA for...

I've put in for every hunt on the same WMA for several years (bow and gun) and have been drawn for at least 1 hunt every time and sometimes 2 hunts if I'm lucky.
I like the place I put in for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,543
Posted By Pat Miller
I just ordered a large magnet with the full...

I just ordered a large magnet with the full intention of doing some magnet fishing after seeing a few of the videos on U tube.
Looks like fun and it's a darn cheap hobby.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-28-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 52,639
Posted By Pat Miller
I sighted in my slug gun and muzzleloader at Elm...

I sighted in my slug gun and muzzleloader at Elm Fork Shooting Sports on Luna Road in Irving.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Pat Miller
Yep. No big deal though. I've decided on Angeles...

Yep. No big deal though. I've decided on Angeles Neches and Martin Dies State Park.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Pat Miller
Opinions on East Texas public muzzleloader hunting

For those who live in East Texas I have a question regarding accessibility and safety of hunting the special muzzleloader season in one of the WMA's in east Texas.
I'll be taking care of some...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-18-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,775
Posted By Pat Miller
Hunting is in assigned sections according to how...

Hunting is in assigned sections according to how big your hunting party is (per acreage) and what type of vehicle you have-2 wheel drive or 4 wd.
Study a topographical map of the area. It's a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Pat Miller
I don't mean to add fuel to the fire but there is...

I don't mean to add fuel to the fire but there is now legislation in Congress to allow 18 yr. olds to acquire a cdl to drive big rigs because of the "driver shortage". ( I say that with tongue in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Pat Miller
Few and far between. Not known for the dove.

Few and far between. Not known for the dove.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,175
Posted By Pat Miller
I have 2 of them-both Sondors originals- 1 black,...

I have 2 of them-both Sondors originals- 1 black, 1 yellow. Pic enclosed.
My purpose was of course ease of use and towing or back packing stuff into trail accessible areas without wearing myself...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Pat Miller
I've hunted it for years. It is very hard...

I've hunted it for years. It is very hard hunting but.......with scouting and the 'luck of the draw' for your assigned hunting area, it can be very productive. Lots of big deer, lots of does, lots...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By Pat Miller
I have Miele at home. Excellent machines and we...

I have Miele at home. Excellent machines and we use them almost daily. They're quiet, more efficient at cleaning the laundry, use less water and detergent and are easy to operate.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By Pat Miller
Do you do these re-builds and conversions for...

Do you do these re-builds and conversions for your own fleet? Do you own a shop that specializes in this type of work? Or do you have an existing transportation company that you do this work for?
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Pat Miller
Plus to add: I too, enjoy doing business with TBH...

Plus to add: I too, enjoy doing business with TBH and its members.
Thank you Spencer-it was an enjoyable experience.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Pat Miller
Many thanks for the flowers!

Many thanks for the flowers!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,833
Posted By Pat Miller
Went to high school in League City in the late...

Went to high school in League City in the late 60's and my Dad worked at the Space Center. There were tons of deer back then also and there 'used to be' an archery range right on the grounds on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Pat Miller
I work out of a small village just west of...

I work out of a small village just west of Lancaster about 2 1/2-3 weeks out of a month up there. I visit the shop regularly and am duly impressed with the friendliness and experience of all their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Pat Miller
PM sent and many many appreciative thanks! ...

PM sent and many many appreciative thanks!

Pat Miller
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Pat Miller
Still looking

Still looking
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Pat Miller
Still a far piece to Kingwood though. I...

Still a far piece to Kingwood though. I appreciate it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Pat Miller
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