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Forum: Recipes Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By McClain
Dang, that looks good!

Dang, that looks good!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By McClain
Dog

Dog
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-30-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By McClain
Following

Following
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By McClain
This. The short fat cartridges are generally more...

This. The short fat cartridges are generally more efficient with regard to powder ignition and burn, so you may be able to get away with LRPs but I would suggest the LRMs for the 300WM.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By McClain
What cartridge are you loading for?

What cartridge are you loading for?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By McClain
This article offers some control recommendations,...

This article offers some control recommendations, albeit in crop fields.

https://iapps2010.me/2017/07/19/louisiana-usa-ragweed-parthenium-problem/
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By McClain
Yeah I know. Just letting folks know why...

Yeah I know. Just letting folks know why scientists must stick with scientific names instead of common names.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By McClain
It is false ragweed and Santa Maria feverfew,...

It is false ragweed and Santa Maria feverfew, they are common names for the same plant. That is why the use of scientific names or genus-species (in this case, Parthenium hysterophorus) is important...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By McClain
Yes water oak (Quercus nigra).

Yes water oak (Quercus nigra).
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,394
Posted By McClain
Don't forget honey (mead). I made some...

Don't forget honey (mead).

I made some honeysuckle wine once. Tasted awful!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By McClain
Not brown rice, unless it is kept frozen. The...

Not brown rice, unless it is kept frozen. The oils in the unmilled rice will go rancid fairly quickly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,644
Posted By McClain
I assume you are referring to that study a few...

I assume you are referring to that study a few years back in southwest La where they examined mostly scat and hair samples and a few roadkill. While about half of their specimens had 10% or greater...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,644
Posted By McClain
Well that can vary, but going back to my example...

Well that can vary, but going back to my example of the mule which has 50% horse DNA and 50% donkey DNA, I sure wouldn't call it a horse. Even though most mules are sterile, assuming a mule back...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By McClain
I believe hogs keep the snake population in check...

I believe hogs keep the snake population in check also, but who wants to give hogs a pass.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,550
Posted By McClain
Congrats on a great trophy! Thanks also for...

Congrats on a great trophy! Thanks also for sharing the story. I too had always dreamed of taking a bear ever since I was a toddler - more so than any other animal. I finally got the chance when I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,644
Posted By McClain
I don’t think it is a red wolf. First, there is...

I don’t think it is a red wolf. First, there is no proof that red wolfs have existed in Texas since the early 1970s, and lots of efforts have gone into looking. Second, given the extremely large...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By McClain
You would need to ship the hide to Montana, but...

You would need to ship the hide to Montana, but Rugged Edge Taxidermy does a lot of bear rugs and is very good at it, and reasonably priced from what I can tell.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,575
Posted By McClain
Following. Sorry to say, I have not found...

Following. Sorry to say, I have not found anyplace in Smith or Cherokee counties that I have been satisfied with, and I think I have tried them all.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,625
Posted By McClain
Good for you! Good luck!

Good for you! Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By McClain
First, you may need to decide how important long...

First, you may need to decide how important long thick hair is on the trophy you seek. If prime fur coat is of utmost importance, then you will want to shoot for an early spring hunt, preferably well...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 10,453
Posted By McClain
Praying for the best possible outcome and speedy...

Praying for the best possible outcome and speedy recovery.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-19-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By McClain
I had a 7 STW at one time. Not sure if it was...

I had a 7 STW at one time. Not sure if it was stamped Sendero, but had a Sendero contour barrel.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By McClain
This is a good tip, but to take it further --...

This is a good tip, but to take it further -- take notes or take a pic or keep the target and keep it someplace where you will know where to find it if you ever need it. You will need to know where...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By McClain
I wouldn't fire up the pots yet mates. These are...

I wouldn't fire up the pots yet mates. These are not likely to make it much further north than the Valley. They are a tropical species and die when the water temperature drops to about 50 F. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 30,789
Posted By McClain
Following. Good luck!

Following. Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,371
Posted By McClain
Shoot it. Make a long range shot, and then go...

Shoot it. Make a long range shot, and then go pick it up in the middle of the day when the bucks are not at the feeder. Should not be a problem.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 11,150
Posted By McClain
Sad day for sure! Praying for your strength and...

Sad day for sure! Praying for your strength and healing going forward.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 34,229
Posted By McClain
Moving picture for sure! Thanks for sharing....

Moving picture for sure! Thanks for sharing. Continued prayers!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By McClain
Class of ‘76 vibes sent his way! Great choice.

Class of ‘76 vibes sent his way! Great choice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,506
Posted By McClain
Great story! Good for you, thanks for sharing.

Great story! Good for you, thanks for sharing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By McClain
As mentioned above, bear are not hard to kill...

As mentioned above, bear are not hard to kill with good shot placement, and your 6.5, 270, and 7-08 should all be sufficient given that you do your part. However having said that, all that long hair...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By McClain
I like the Ballistic Advanced Edition, but have...

I like the Ballistic Advanced Edition, but have not tried any of the other phone apps. I use JBM Ballistics at my desk and these two match up fairly well with regards to dope results.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-23-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,160
Posted By McClain
Looks great. Great job!

Looks great. Great job!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 21,424
Posted By McClain
Praying for his recovery.

Praying for his recovery.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By McClain
One can brew it stronger or weaker according to...

One can brew it stronger or weaker according to taste, and you can roast the leaves in the oven or in a pan to change the taste as desired.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By McClain
Sure, have made it many times. Very good, has...

Sure, have made it many times. Very good, has sort of a minty taste. Has caffeine also, and is a good coffee substitute. Be sure to use the leaves, not the fruit (berries). Dry or roast the leaves...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By McClain
Well done video! Thanks.

Well done video! Thanks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,634
Posted By McClain
Yep, in Alberta they just implemented a...

Yep, in Alberta they just implemented a government bounty program for hogs to try and keep them under control. Fact is there are plenty of bear in western Alberta, and wolves too, but apparently they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,068
Posted By McClain
I’m not sure - not in that loop anymore, but...

I’m not sure - not in that loop anymore, but wondering if all the storms last few years interrupted egg collections. Farm gators are 3 to 4 years old when processed. I can give you a few contacts for...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-28-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By McClain
I just don’t think coons are a major predator of...

I just don’t think coons are a major predator of fawns. I have trapped coons for years, have run coon hounds, and spotlighted coons via rivers and upland, and have never come across any evidence to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By McClain
How long are they? Any pics? Can they be hand...

How long are they? Any pics? Can they be hand loaded or do you have a way to load them onto a trailer?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,321
Posted By McClain
It might be Ich (Ichthyophthirius), a disease...

It might be Ich (Ichthyophthirius), a disease that often affects catfish, especially during early summer as water temps warm up. Fish will have lesions or white spots on their body. Then the dead...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,978
Posted By McClain
Praying for Natalie and for your strength and...

Praying for Natalie and for your strength and faith during this trying time!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys, that one is headed to the trash...

Thanks guys, that one is headed to the trash heap.

He is wanting a lock on stand. I will be on the alert for one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys for the offers and advice. This stand...

Thanks guys for the offers and advice. This stand must be older than I thought and replacement parts are apparently not available. I can set him up with a stand. Was mainly seeing if that stand could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By McClain
Yep, the red end cable is the strap that goes...

Yep, the red end cable is the strap that goes around the tree. That’s what I was hoping to replace. He wants to use the stand as a hang on and not as a climber. We can then use ratchet straps for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By McClain
Recognize this stand?

Does anyone recognize this old stand as to the maker and perhaps model? A grandson inherited it and wants to try to use it this year, but it is missing one of its straps, and I would like to try to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-20-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By McClain
William Dawkins in Fort Worth. Don’t have his...

William Dawkins in Fort Worth. Don’t have his contact info in front of me, but you can google wsdleatherwork to find him I believe.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-18-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 295,532
Posted By McClain
I'm looking to trade for up to 3 new unopened...

I'm looking to trade for up to 3 new unopened bottles of Hodgdon Benchmark powder in east Tx. I have one new bottle of H4350 and two new bottles of Varget to trade. Trade only, will not sale.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 24,958
Posted By McClain
Sorry to hear about your struggles. You are now...

Sorry to hear about your struggles. You are now in my prayers.
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