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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,705
Posted By dustoffer
My thoughts too---some folks just have long...

My thoughts too---some folks just have long commutes and live in their trucks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,661
Posted By dustoffer
I wanted my feeder to not throw to the back so...

I wanted my feeder to not throw to the back so the hogs would be forced into the lighted area to feed, so I put an old towel on the back side--corn hits it and falls straight down--
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By dustoffer
Just out this week with a friend's teen-ager. We...

Just out this week with a friend's teen-ager. We caught 20-21 bass in about 2 hours and he had a hoot!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,095
Posted By dustoffer
You are closer to the area in question in one...

You are closer to the area in question in one (first) photo---changes perspective.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,619
Posted By dustoffer
And we got another 1.1" yesterday and had about a...

And we got another 1.1" yesterday and had about a 30-minute downpour earlier today but haven't checked the rain gauge yet.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-14-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By dustoffer
Lumber, gas, diesel, deck screws, trucks/cars,...

Lumber, gas, diesel, deck screws, trucks/cars, homes--you name it and the price has gone up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 13,381
Posted By dustoffer
Three tonight--1164 total ...

Three tonight--1164 total

https://i.imgur.com/GvmjVPpl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,895
Posted By dustoffer
Acreage? Cattle? Clean 'em or feed to the...

Acreage? Cattle? Clean 'em or feed to the buzzards?
Forum: Photography 07-06-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By dustoffer
There are/were a few grackles there as well. ...

There are/were a few grackles there as well. Drove by today in the rain and looked like all the egrets were perched in the trees--none flying.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,902
Posted By dustoffer
Wish my county (Guadalupe) would bump it up to...

Wish my county (Guadalupe) would bump it up to $12 from Current $5 and Gonzalez can join right in IMO. Helps fund my feeder corn bills.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By dustoffer
It has plate feet on it and I leveled it as much...

It has plate feet on it and I leveled it as much as possible after I took the picture. I will drive the t-posts parallel to the legs and wire ‘em up tight.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By dustoffer
Got A Slight Problem

The hogs like this spot--and the soil is about 100% soft sand. Be going out tomorrow if it is dry to put t-posts on the legs and run the weed-eater so I can see them in the pen from my two stands. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,363
Posted By dustoffer
What the Heck?

This is nuts----but it isn't in Texas though a friend said he'd seen some odd charges on fast food bills lately.

Wouldn't it be better for business to just get new menus with higher prices and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By dustoffer
This is my issue---gotta have it "open" for calls...

This is my issue---gotta have it "open" for calls and thus get lots of those--
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By dustoffer
Trapped a big sounder of 23 about 5-6 weeks ago...

Trapped a big sounder of 23 about 5-6 weeks ago and the pigs are just beginning to repopulate. I have 2 boars and 2 sows plus these two piglets coming. Not a pig in the trap since May 23rd. The few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By dustoffer
Weight Guess?

Checked cams today and discovered two new swine---any guesses on their weights?

https://i.imgur.com/1pIGXTzl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By dustoffer
Weight Guess?

Checked cams today and discovered two new swine---any guesses on their weights?

https://i.imgur.com/1pIGXTzl.jpg
Forum: Photography 06-24-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By dustoffer
They are beauties. Did you get any shots of a...

They are beauties. Did you get any shots of a vermillion flycatcher—my favorite.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By dustoffer
That young lady was a veterinarian—lost her...

That young lady was a veterinarian—lost her license to practice in Tx as I recall.

And when I trap ‘em I use wet cat food leaving a short trail into the trap. I also have attached a piece of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,855
Posted By dustoffer
Don’t forget a senior only pays $32 for a super...

Don’t forget a senior only pays $32 for a super combo so it takes a few more years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 37,200
Posted By dustoffer
class!

class!
Forum: Photography 06-18-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By dustoffer
Cattle Egret shots

There is a heronry (nesting site) in Seguin, on the south side of I-10 at Hwy 46. I stopped by this week to shoot a few pics. I estimate there are 300+ nests in this little thicket (50x75 yds). ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,753
Posted By dustoffer
Article in the morning paper about the thefts of...

Article in the morning paper about the thefts of catalytic converters in SA---800+ since January, and guess where? Yep---northwest area between I10 and 281.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By dustoffer
What's he weigh? I say enough! And I'm thinking...

What's he weigh? I say enough! And I'm thinking that isn't a Moultrie 30-gal feeder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,753
Posted By dustoffer
For sure---this is a vehicle burglary hot spot. ...

For sure---this is a vehicle burglary hot spot. The hotels along I-35 in New Braunfels too and more so with tubing season upon us.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 824
Posted By dustoffer
You got this right OldRiverRat--I do the same...

You got this right OldRiverRat--I do the same thing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By dustoffer
My last buy at D&D in Seguin was$8.99 I think. ...

My last buy at D&D in Seguin was$8.99 I think. Buddy told me he bought 1000# at the mill for $180 last week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By dustoffer
Most of us remember David Robinson of the...

Most of us remember David Robinson of the Spurs---he graduated from Annapolis and did his active duty stint before entering the NBA. Might have been shortened due to his height---couldn't serve in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,725
Posted By dustoffer
I am a member of two Texas snake ID groups on...

I am a member of two Texas snake ID groups on facebook---amazing how fast you can learn to ID the different snakes, not just the venomous ones. And, also amazing how many myths there are about them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,366
Posted By dustoffer
I saw a video this week about a couple of South...

I saw a video this week about a couple of South American country's LEOs who were in a confrontation with 3 guys. They got in the LEO's faces and were shoved back several times, then one called the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By dustoffer
I remember my mom and dad doing something...

I remember my mom and dad doing something similar. Apparently the electricity had been off during the day and their alarm clock was off. Dad got up, ate breakfast (which mom fixed) and went to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By dustoffer
Well, there are 54 fewer now--

Well, there are 54 fewer now--
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By dustoffer
Now I like it, even if your moron doesn't. Food...

Now I like it, even if your moron doesn't. Food Nazis drive me nuts, whether it is gluten, meat, caffeine, "organic", etc. And, they won't acknowledge that meat is organic, at least by the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,685
Posted By dustoffer
Went by a wheat field yesterday and in another...

Went by a wheat field yesterday and in another 3-4 days the weeds are gonna overtake the wheat. Too wet to combine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By dustoffer
This is my "buck board" in the garage. ...

This is my "buck board" in the garage.

https://i.imgur.com/sjIcyvxl.jpg

Here's another way I use

https://i.imgur.com/mp8pqlrl.jpg

And probably my favorite
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,225
Posted By dustoffer
Western Ratsnake. Pantherophis obsoletus....

Western Ratsnake. Pantherophis obsoletus. Nonvenomous.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By dustoffer
Been in Tx since "69 and I've seen 2 horny...

Been in Tx since "69 and I've seen 2 horny toads----one in a feed store in Pleasanton and one on our lease near Fowlerton---and saw one tortoise on the lease as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By dustoffer
Saw several captured weapons during my tour...

Saw several captured weapons during my tour ('70-71) and there were AKs, SKSs, M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, Springfields, and any numer of others. The VC got their weapons wherever they could--

Once...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 13,381
Posted By dustoffer
One in the trap last night-- 1128

One in the trap last night--

1128
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-28-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By dustoffer
I either use barbed wire or a piece of cattle...

I either use barbed wire or a piece of cattle panel across the front of the trap to keep calves out--works on deer too. Just make the opening about 18" above ground.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By dustoffer
2 rules---1. If they spray in the yard, they die...

2 rules---1. If they spray in the yard, they die in the yard. 2. If they don't spray in the yard, they die in the pasture.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-26-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By dustoffer
I was down to my last bass-killer and couldn't...

I was down to my last bass-killer and couldn't find any anywhere. Located a guy on facebook who ties and he made me a dozen---I'm good (but the bass have sore mouths).
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By dustoffer
And my yard--the red-shouldered with the nest...

And my yard--the red-shouldered with the nest over the drive isn't interested in anything but snakes, lizards, and birds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By dustoffer
Yep--or a Google Earth screen shot--

Yep--or a Google Earth screen shot--
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,556
Posted By dustoffer
I'm a late comer and never had the privilege of...

I'm a late comer and never had the privilege of reading his stories---but from his reputation, I really missed out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By dustoffer
Not dressed for it, and those athletes didn't...

Not dressed for it, and those athletes didn't have enough body fat for insulation either.
Forum: Photography 05-23-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,848
Posted By dustoffer
Got any pics of him this year?

Got any pics of him this year?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By dustoffer
I had three teen-age boys working yesterday...

I had three teen-age boys working yesterday hauling and spreading 8+ yds of mulch. Not one of them failed to say thank you or thanks when I answered a question or paid them, or whatever. I know the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By dustoffer
Uh--shoot the boar first, or the coon?

Uh--shoot the boar first, or the coon?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dustoffer
True words and thoughts. I copied and saved it,...

True words and thoughts. I copied and saved it, and added in the Prayer section--"Pray with them and for them."
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