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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Today, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Trumpkin
I promise I'm not saying this as a joke, but try...

I promise I'm not saying this as a joke, but try Sore Finger. It's a long walk. They aren't always in there. But sometimes they're all over that place.
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Trumpkin
Breville is one of the best out there right now....

Breville is one of the best out there right now. I believe some of them come with a built in grinder, but otherwise you will need to find a good grinder as well. Espresso machines need a very fine...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12,520
Views: 1,265,836
Posted By Trumpkin
Granger has lots of hogs. They just tend to be...

Granger has lots of hogs. They just tend to be where people aren't... Cover 10 mile out there stomping on every thick brush pile and you'll see them. The trick is seeing them before they're running....
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Trumpkin
That arrow is remarkably clean. I'm guessing...

That arrow is remarkably clean. I'm guessing brisket shot, but that is only based on the arrow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By Trumpkin
The Garmin is pricey, but man is it nice to have....

The Garmin is pricey, but man is it nice to have. My wife never worries about me in the backcountry when I carry that thing. It's not something I'd carry for year round, every day use, due to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm done unless a private hog opportunity reveals...

I'm done unless a private hog opportunity reveals itself. I told the wife I won't go charging after any critters till spring, but I could use a little more grind meat.
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By Trumpkin
Yep! Back tension with a clicker. Expand is just...

Yep! Back tension with a clicker. Expand is just the word I use to describe increasing back tension in a rearward direction.
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Trumpkin
Too short for me, thankfully. Beautiful bow!

Too short for me, thankfully. Beautiful bow!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By Trumpkin
Looks like a young deer. But I don't care! Let...

Looks like a young deer. But I don't care! Let her shoot him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,165
Posted By Trumpkin
No one's said it yet, but I've stacked my Nikon...

No one's said it yet, but I've stacked my Nikon Monarch HG's up against some Leica Geovid's and walked away liking the Nikon's better. You can usually shop around and get a pair for $800 or so on a...
Forum: Traditional 11-30-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By Trumpkin
Draw, anchor, aim, expand till the shot goes off....

Draw, anchor, aim, expand till the shot goes off. That's my process anyways.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By Trumpkin
Great buck! And I'm not gonna dip my toes in the...

Great buck! And I'm not gonna dip my toes in the great river Rage Debate :D.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 26,577
Posted By Trumpkin
Montana has been good to me on vacation! ...

Montana has been good to me on vacation!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Trumpkin
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-08-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,419
Posted By Trumpkin
Love seeing kids get their first! Congrats to the...

Love seeing kids get their first! Congrats to the young buck!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-07-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,419
Posted By Trumpkin
1.5 miles. Shot him 2000' above the trailhead. :D

1.5 miles. Shot him 2000' above the trailhead. :D
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-07-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,419
Posted By Trumpkin
MT bull, packed out the first half solo, then had...

MT bull, packed out the first half solo, then had help for the second trip the next day.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Trumpkin
Benchmade Bugout! If you're an REI member it will...

Benchmade Bugout! If you're an REI member it will run you $115 bucks. It's a better blade shape and handle geometry than the griptillian or mini grip. I just cut up a whole bull elk with mine and it...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Trumpkin
He's not that old, but I'm in the camp of shoot...

He's not that old, but I'm in the camp of shoot what makes you happy. Will he make you happy? Or do you want to dream on something all offseason?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By Trumpkin
I usually use a diamond stone to get a more...

I usually use a diamond stone to get a more polished edge. You are right that the edge angle is too steep to get a true shaver. But it still slices very well on game.

If you need your broadheads...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By Trumpkin
Man... I'd be inclined to shoot VPA 3 blades if...

Man... I'd be inclined to shoot VPA 3 blades if you're mostly killing pigs. They're a very underrated head. I suspect it's because they're boring. But at $45 bucks for a 3 pack, and the ability to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd recommend sticks and a hang on if you haven't...

I'd recommend sticks and a hang on if you haven't tried it yet. It's got a definite learning curve and it's hard to sit still until you really dial in the exact setup that works for you.
Forum: Traditional 10-28-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm with Gary. I wouldn't bother. They're narrow...

I'm with Gary. I wouldn't bother. They're narrow and you just don't have as much potential for blood getting out from a narrow slit. I like 3 blades, WIDE 2 blades, and 4 blades, in that order.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-27-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Trumpkin
Not sure if it works with your action but .280AI...

Not sure if it works with your action but .280AI has been sounding like a fun cartridge to me.
Forum: Traditional 10-26-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,357
Posted By Trumpkin
Holy smokes Gary, you're on a roll! Nice...

Holy smokes Gary, you're on a roll!

Nice buck Bisch!

I don't know who else I've missed, but it looks like a heck of a year for the stickbows.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,959
Posted By Trumpkin
Hey Bruce, good to see you here! You might wait a...

Hey Bruce, good to see you here! You might wait a day or two then post a thread specifically about the nilgai hunting. Plenty of guys here with info on hunting them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By Trumpkin
He might push 300, but his tines are short. But...

He might push 300, but his tines are short. But who cares?!?! What a great bull! That mass makes him just look studly!
Forum: Traditional 10-21-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,928
Posted By Trumpkin
I thought that's just where you were supposed to...

I thought that's just where you were supposed to aim on these skittish texas deer!

Congratulations Bisch! That new recurve is really broken in properly now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,578
Posted By Trumpkin
Man... usually these are pretty easy to say yes...

Man... usually these are pretty easy to say yes or no. That buck is dang close.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-18-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Trumpkin
Plenty of people have, do, and will hunt the...

Plenty of people have, do, and will hunt the primitive campground, or PC for short. It's a long, annoying, walk out in the dark if you don't kill one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,061
Posted By Trumpkin
If it makes your kid feel better, It's been ~65...

If it makes your kid feel better, It's been ~65 hunts since my last bow kill on anything bigger than a squirrel.
Forum: Traditional 10-16-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,410
Posted By Trumpkin
Congratulations! That's awesome!

Congratulations! That's awesome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By Trumpkin
Your dad sounds like he could handle most elk...

Your dad sounds like he could handle most elk hunts, honestly. If you're on foot, you shouldn't be hunting more than two or three miles deep. All of which to say, don't just rule out DIY. A wall tent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By Trumpkin
Looks like a great time! Congrats on the bulls,...

Looks like a great time! Congrats on the bulls, and the freezer full of meat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,031
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, he did ask how! I'm just trying to be...

Well, he did ask how! I'm just trying to be helpful.
Forum: Traditional 10-15-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,357
Posted By Trumpkin
Man, they're starting to pile up now! There's...

Man, they're starting to pile up now! There's some great bucks already down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,031
Posted By Trumpkin
Gotta act like a big buck to become one. Go...

Gotta act like a big buck to become one. Go nocturnal and get territorial in the Politics forum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,031
Posted By Trumpkin
Embrace your inner wiseguy!

Embrace your inner wiseguy!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,419
Posted By Trumpkin
So any CO mule deer shot west of Denver doesn't...

So any CO mule deer shot west of Denver doesn't count since you had to draw the tag?:confused:
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Trumpkin
;)b I was more thinking others would rather...

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I was more thinking others would rather be deer hunting. Those Granger hogs ARE fun to chase as it cools down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Trumpkin
Why would you do a granger hog hunt in November?...

Why would you do a granger hog hunt in November? The rut should be starting, and that place is draw only for deer.:confused:
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
Posted By Trumpkin
Well this went sideways, lol. To the OP,...

Well this went sideways, lol.

To the OP, next time just throw a piece of meat on the skillet before you cut it up. If it stinks, it's no good. Otherwise, I'm betting you got rid of a lot of good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By Trumpkin
Fight Hunt Fish

Fight Hunt Fish
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trumpkin
I haven't used it as a skinner yet, but I bought...

I haven't used it as a skinner yet, but I bought the Benchmade Bugout in S30V specifically to meet those requirements. I intend to give it a thorough workout this fall.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks for confirming this! It's much...

Thanks for confirming this! It's much appreciated. I have a friend with property out towards dripping springs, and I'd never looked at the regs for travis county before.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Trumpkin
Travis County Antler Restrictions ?

Reading the regs in the Outdoor Annual App, it sure looks like West of I35, Travis County has no antler restrictions. I saw this last night, so no chance to talk to a game warden yet. Anyone called...
Forum: Traditional 10-09-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,357
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice work! I sent a VPA through a squirrel in...

Nice work! I sent a VPA through a squirrel in January, and even at three quarter draw that arrow was 40 yards past the squirrel.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,397
Posted By Trumpkin
Congrats on the new-old property! I think he's...

Congrats on the new-old property! I think he's 14"+ but I am no use for providing an age on the buck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,654
Posted By Trumpkin
As a trad hunter, I like heavy arrows and cut on...

As a trad hunter, I like heavy arrows and cut on contact broadheads... but your arrow weight is plenty heavy from a compound. I'm thinking you caught some heavy bone and the rage just bled off too...
Forum: Traditional 10-04-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,596
Posted By Trumpkin
I suppose I should update this. I picked up a...

I suppose I should update this. I picked up a little bit of string walking last week while practicing shooting out of a tree stand. I don't crawl for most ranges, but inside of 13 yards I just have...
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