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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By dustoffer
I use Orthene---and not just on the mound but...

I use Orthene---and not just on the mound but about 2' circle around it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By dustoffer
Beautiful broad-banded copperhead--

Beautiful broad-banded copperhead--
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,541
Posted By dustoffer
The Kerr and two other studies I referred to are...

The Kerr and two other studies I referred to are in the Tx Trophy Hunter journal, volumns 2,3,4,5 of 2010. The 4-part series is titled "The Spike Wars" and discusses the Kerr study, Dr. Kroll's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By dustoffer
Last Two Sits

Well, went to my newest stand Thursday AM as the winds were right. In the seat at 6, well before shooting light/feeder spin (7:15) At 7:05 I hear the crunch-crunch of something coming in from my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By dustoffer
I just use cover scents--skunk. Put a couple of...

I just use cover scents--skunk. Put a couple of cotton balls in a pill bottle, add couple of drops of skunk essence, tie it to the stand w/fishing line. When I get to the stand, I take off the lid,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,541
Posted By dustoffer
Ihave read a number of articles debating the...

Ihave read a number of articles debating the "shoot all spikes or not" issue and I have concluded that really old spikes need to go, but baby spikes need to be allowed to develop. Two separate...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By dustoffer
Here's another pic of the tip of the blade---no...

Here's another pic of the tip of the blade---no damage at all to it which would be evident had it hit a rock. I still think it hit a major bone and the deer's reaction/movement bent the arrow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,967
Posted By dustoffer
I like the pepper bacon for wrapping backstraps. ...

I like the pepper bacon for wrapping backstraps.

I have taken backstrap from a big deer, sliced into 3/8" slices, and run it thru a meat tenderizer 3-4 times, then chicken-fry it in bacon grease. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By dustoffer
I use this type -- been using them for years and...

I use this type -- been using them for years and only last year did I find the ones with phone capability. Not too hot at all, and plenty warm as long as you can tuck your hands in your pockets or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By dustoffer
You can do isometric exercises too--clenching leg...

You can do isometric exercises too--clenching leg muscles, hold for 30 seconds, then your abs, then your arms/neck, etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By dustoffer
Don't use 00 buck, use #4 buck. A 3" mag shell...

Don't use 00 buck, use #4 buck. A 3" mag shell holds 41 pellets, and the shotgun is the answer. This was my 20-ga with #3 buck.

https://i.imgur.com/ekxqxhYl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 16,287
Posted By dustoffer
Correct, ;)b but my count was based on 1738 in...

Correct, ;)b but my count was based on 1738 in the post at 1:49 and someone sneaked in 10 just seconds before my post. :D

1769 it is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By dustoffer
IkemanTX--until this happened, I never thought a...

IkemanTX--until this happened, I never thought a whitetail doe in south central TX had the bone structure to do this either -- with my semi-heavy 525-gr arrows.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,691
Posted By dustoffer
For sure---and when I found a dead squirrel above...

For sure---and when I found a dead squirrel above the ceiling tiles in a building at church (gagger) I used a 409 brand deodorizing spray and two applications took care of it. I also replaced the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-12-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By dustoffer
Get on GB and search completec auctions and...

Get on GB and search completec auctions and you'll see what previous sale prices have been. That's the best way to determine value on a gun IMO. It shows the willing buyer's and the willing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 16,287
Posted By dustoffer
1759 Had this mob in the trap this morning: ...

1759

Had this mob in the trap this morning:

https://i.imgur.com/3eel2dAl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Kjav1ysl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By dustoffer
Feed pen is 3-strand barbed wire and I was about...

Feed pen is 3-strand barbed wire and I was about 20' up in an oak so not thru anything except air.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By dustoffer
rtp--I have 3 stands/feeders on the place and...

rtp--I have 3 stands/feeders on the place and they have been regulars at all 3 I will pull cards Friday and see what might be.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By dustoffer
I have 7 running and only issue I've had is the...

I have 7 running and only issue I've had is the lens failing. Don't know if it is due to heat/UV or age.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By dustoffer
I was going, but walked outside and decided...

I was going, but walked outside and decided against it. Set the hog trap instead and I'll hunt tomorrow and/or Tuesday
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By dustoffer
Check This Out

In the stand yesterday AM and about 8:30 2 does and a youngster saunter into the feed pen. I have seen these does for 2 years, the smaller one with a fawn, and the larger one without. Was reading...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,007
Posted By dustoffer
That's how I do it and how I see it.

That's how I do it and how I see it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By dustoffer
I'm surprised that deer one doesn't say "front...

I'm surprised that deer one doesn't say "front shoulder"
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,020
Posted By dustoffer
Beautiful skin--- Was out riding the bike...

Beautiful skin---

Was out riding the bike this morning and rode by a road-killed copperhead. When I said "Copperhead!" my buddy nearly had a heart attack. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,166
Posted By dustoffer
Maybe you noted I didn't include my opinion? I'm...

Maybe you noted I didn't include my opinion? I'm an old-timer and still use Bear Razorheads or Rothaar Snuffers--
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By dustoffer
My Guadalupe Cty and Gonzales Cty pigs don't like...

My Guadalupe Cty and Gonzales Cty pigs don't like red or green, but ignore white lights---after a few nights I use lights similar to the OP's Amazon products at one spot, and a large solar...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,166
Posted By dustoffer
Isn't this like asking what's the best beer, or...

Isn't this like asking what's the best beer, or what's the best truck? :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By dustoffer
Check out Vanon batteries on-line

Check out Vanon batteries on-line
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,852
Posted By dustoffer
Agree 1000%. Buddy of mine killed a sika spike...

Agree 1000%. Buddy of mine killed a sika spike and it was without a doubt the best venison I've ever eaten.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By dustoffer
Ray Charles/Stevie Wonder blood trail.

Ray Charles/Stevie Wonder blood trail.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,211
Posted By dustoffer
Nope---not enough arrows! ;)b

Nope---not enough arrows! ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By dustoffer
Great one--and I love the "angry face" look on...

Great one--and I love the "angry face" look on mature axis faces---
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By dustoffer
I have about 25 lbs of "dang-its"

I have about 25 lbs of "dang-its"
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By dustoffer
What about Ripple ?

What about Ripple ?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,795
Posted By dustoffer
Gets my vote

Gets my vote
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By dustoffer
;)b

;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By dustoffer
Thanks for thinking of my brotherhood----I am...

Thanks for thinking of my brotherhood----I am fortunate to have two places to hunt but I'm sure there are lots of us out there who need some sit time. Hope they help you thin your pig population too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By dustoffer
Central Guadalupe Cty east of Seguin.

Central Guadalupe Cty east of Seguin.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By dustoffer
One of our feed sources many years ago paid us a...

One of our feed sources many years ago paid us a nickel for each sack we brought back--not much but then corn was $3.50 for 50 lbs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,227
Posted By dustoffer
Be at one of my two places in Guadalupe County in...

Be at one of my two places in Guadalupe County in one of my 5 stands based on winds and camera data. I'll have one of my two Elite Hunters in-hand, Easton XX75s wearing stainless Bear razorheads. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By dustoffer
Go get 'em inspected before you go so it is only...

Go get 'em inspected before you go so it is only one trip.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By dustoffer
I got a replacement lens but couldn't make it...

I got a replacement lens but couldn't make it work--so tossed the cam and lens. Noticed this week I have another cam with a bad lens--
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By dustoffer
My plan is 2 does and at least one buck this...

My plan is 2 does and at least one buck this season so I see lots of jerky in my future. I'll need a bunch because the kids will be here Christmas and I have to put it in the gun safe to keep any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By dustoffer
Finally--A Shooter

This is the first shooter other than spikes and 1x2 bucks I've seen on camera this year so far. I watched him or his brother/father for several years but finally has grown up. He's no trophy other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,807
Posted By dustoffer
Nah--it's an albino black panther.

Nah--it's an albino black panther.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-25-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By dustoffer
Try HD, Lowe's, TSC, etc. Feed stores are...

Try HD, Lowe's, TSC, etc. Feed stores are another good source.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By dustoffer
Ought to be able to fabricate support legs like...

Ought to be able to fabricate support legs like the Texas hunter from flat straps available at HD, TSC, etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By dustoffer
Middle-aged, or 4-5ish

Middle-aged, or 4-5ish
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,541
Posted By dustoffer
I'm 74 and beginning to resemble this remark.;)b

I'm 74 and beginning to resemble this remark.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By dustoffer
My first thoughts too--congrats to the OP.

My first thoughts too--congrats to the OP.
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