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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By McClain
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,453
Posted By McClain
Good to hear of your experience. Thanks for...

Good to hear of your experience. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Recipes 11-28-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,833
Posted By McClain
Yep, this is pretty much how itís done in most of...

Yep, this is pretty much how itís done in most of south Louisiana. And itís often referred to as Rice Dressing!
Forum: Recipes 11-23-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By McClain
The common off-taste from boars is recognized by...

The common off-taste from boars is recognized by the meat industry as boar taint and is caused by biochemical compounds produced by the animal and is embedded in the meat. While it may be possible to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By McClain
Robert, thanks for the detailed postings! Have...

Robert, thanks for the detailed postings! Have you had an opportunity yet to evaluate the new Remington’s 700 receiver? Just curious to learn how they are stacking up in regards to quality of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By McClain
Don’t depend on what looks like prime habitat....

Don’t depend on what looks like prime habitat. Learn to read sign (tracks, hair, scat, trails) and do some serious scouting to find places where the sign is present day in and day out, not just where...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,135
Posted By McClain
Congrats! Probably a reflection of their parents...

Congrats! Probably a reflection of their parents and how they were raised.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By McClain
No need to do anything after you get sprayed,...

No need to do anything after you get sprayed, that’s the best human scent killer there is. Can hunt upwind of any deer herd in the country after that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,273
Posted By McClain
Is that a collar that appears to be visible or is...

Is that a collar that appears to be visible or is just some grass or brush in the foreground that is light in color at the neck area?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,991
Posted By McClain
My 2017 Samsung just went out so I too am in the...

My 2017 Samsung just went out so I too am in the market. I dont plan to go back with Samsung.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By McClain
Might try contacting this guy: ...

Might try contacting this guy:
gramswoodworks@gmail.com

He is an Aggie, in Fort Worth, and does some serious woodworking on the side. I think he may even have some items on hand, or may take on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By McClain
Yep

Yep
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 20,449
Posted By McClain
Sounds like a fabulous time, and great write-up...

Sounds like a fabulous time, and great write-up and pics! Congrats on a great trophy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By McClain
If you don’t already have an ag exemption on the...

If you don’t already have an ag exemption on the property then 20 acres may not be enough to qualify. Just with your county tax office. As said, might be hard to get loggers out for that small of a...
Forum: Recipes 10-04-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,743
Posted By McClain
Dang, that looks good!

Dang, that looks good!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By McClain
Dog

Dog
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-30-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By McClain
Following

Following
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By McClain
What cartridge are you loading for?

What cartridge are you loading for?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By McClain
Yes water oak (Quercus nigra).

Yes water oak (Quercus nigra).
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,458
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,701
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,701
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, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
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, 10:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,701
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,642
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,790
Posted By McClain
Good for you! Good luck!

Good for you! Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 14,641
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
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, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 32,087
Posted By McClain
Following. Good luck!

Following. Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 14,260
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 37,305
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, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
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, 10:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,556
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, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,623
Posted By McClain
Looks great. Great job!

Looks great. Great job!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 23,876
Posted By McClain
Praying for his recovery.

Praying for his recovery.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
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...
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