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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By wthunter
Just when you think being an Astros fan can’t get...

Just when you think being an Astros fan can’t get much tougher...how about another dose of sadness? I saw Wynn play when I was a kid, and I marveled at his strength. For sluggers, the ‘Dome was like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,143
Posted By wthunter
NZ is a special place, no doubt. And when you...

NZ is a special place, no doubt. And when you catch it right, the exchange rate makes it quite a bargain. First trip down there in late 2001 (couple months post-9/11) the Kiwi dollar equalled .42...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,945
Posted By wthunter
Lagging global demand AND a schoolyard fight...

Lagging global demand AND a schoolyard fight between producers could spiral this thing a fair bit lower than $30. Hope the domestic oil patch guys have been putting some pesos aside.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By wthunter
Great bucks. That’s ‘Murica right there.

Great bucks. That’s ‘Murica right there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By wthunter
Wish I could say, but I’ve only come straight...

Wish I could say, but I’ve only come straight back from there, and then only with a rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 13,226
Posted By wthunter
Good college matchup. Considering how ordinary...

Good college matchup. Considering how ordinary (at best) we’ve been in the three major men’s sports recently, it’s good to have played competitively against a school with solid programs. As long as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By wthunter
Proud to see my home county being proactive on...

Proud to see my home county being proactive on the medical front.

Hope all those meth heads brush their tooth before dropping by.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By wthunter
Is that a pocket of calcite? I’ve seen some South...

Is that a pocket of calcite? I’ve seen some South Texas iron mineral specimens with calcite pockets, either crystalline or massive.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,078
Posted By wthunter
I dabbled in energy and real estate shortly...

I dabbled in energy and real estate shortly before the bell today. So you’ll for sure see both those sectors go MUCH lower.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By wthunter
Over a half-century ago, the first turkey I ever...

Over a half-century ago, the first turkey I ever shot (Blanco County) was a hen with a 7 1/2-inch beard. For the longest time I assumed I'd shot a gobbler, but finally my grandpa set me straight on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,404
Posted By wthunter
Enough high ceilings to hang a bunch of...

Enough high ceilings to hang a bunch of taxidermy. Beyond there, just running water, heat and A/C.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By wthunter
I’ve shot deer with every option Hornady makes in...

I’ve shot deer with every option Hornady makes in 6.5. Nothing ran far, if it ran at all.

Don’t hesitate to try the 120 GMX. It does a great job. For those who might wonder if it’s enough bullet,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By wthunter
Hard to imagine with factory ammo. But if it...

Hard to imagine with factory ammo. But if it happened, it happened. Glad nothing more serious resulted.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By wthunter
Pnuma makes the best clothing system I’ve ever...

Pnuma makes the best clothing system I’ve ever worn. You can tell somebody was actually thinking about hunting when they designed it. And the pattern is great for a lot of Texas. Well worth a look
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By wthunter
Go to SE England and shoot muntjac, roe and/or...

Go to SE England and shoot muntjac, roe and/or Chinese water deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By wthunter
Not sure about your area specifically, but in...

Not sure about your area specifically, but in south-central Kansas Iíve had my best luck Nov. 7-15. A friend whoís killed multiple Booners there tells me never to count on the biggest deer being...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By wthunter
Some interesting history around there. Ask about...

Some interesting history around there. Ask about the “Looneaters.”
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,621
Posted By wthunter
I always wish these human maggots would kill...

I always wish these human maggots would kill themselves BEFORE killing/injuring others. But I think it’s fair to say they don’t specialize in putting others before themselves. Glad this one’s now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,535
Posted By wthunter
Itís not like Texas or Kentucky or Ohio, where...

Itís not like Texas or Kentucky or Ohio, where you buy your license/permit and then hunt with whichever weapon is in season. For a nonresident, Iím pretty sure archery is $300...then muzzleloader is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By wthunter
Gotcha. I know a lot of industry guys, but none...

Gotcha. I know a lot of industry guys, but none seems to have heard anything. Maybe just one of those quirky trading days. Give me a couple more just like it, and I might liquidate. ��
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 40,614
Posted By wthunter
Congrats on getting out of one of the few places...

Congrats on getting out of one of the few places that makes Bozeman prices seem reasonable.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By wthunter
Just speculation, or have you actually heard...

Just speculation, or have you actually heard something fairly concrete? Because Vista sold Savage (not to Ruger) a few months back.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By wthunter
Ruger on the rise?

I've held some Ruger stock forever, it seems. Today was a huge upward move, which was particularly curious, given that it was an overall forgettable day for the market.

Aside from some optimism...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,998
Posted By wthunter
When coming to/from the aeropuerto in SA, I...

When coming to/from the aeropuerto in SA, I actually like hitting Alamo Cafe for the brisket tacos and charro beans. Consistently solid, though not a "BBQ" place in the classic sense. And mighty...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-19-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By wthunter
Nice. Really can’t go wrong with .25-06 Rem.

Nice. Really can’t go wrong with .25-06 Rem.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 12,968
Posted By wthunter
God bless the family and others who knew the...

God bless the family and others who knew the young man. Life is indeed but a vapor....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By wthunter
I've seen very few modern hunting bullets that...

I've seen very few modern hunting bullets that performed poorly on whitetails, regardless of cartridge or range. I think it's more about which one really shoots well from a particular rifle.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By wthunter
No sign of Nikon at the most recent SHOT Show....

No sign of Nikon at the most recent SHOT Show. Their traditional large booth space had been taken by True Velocity, the polymer ammo company out of Dallas. I'm hearing Nikon ownership exited the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,009
Posted By wthunter
Really no need to go over 7mm Rem. Mag. Out west....

Really no need to go over 7mm Rem. Mag. Out west. For that matter, keep in mind that a number of guys (including outfitters) now are perfectly fine with 6.5 CM for elk.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,650
Posted By wthunter
Wait a second. So Feb. 31 is really March...

Wait a second. So Feb. 31 is really March 2...which of course is Texas Independence Day. Anybody thinks I'm not having some red meat that day ain't really a Texan.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By wthunter
Wildfowl is a good one.

Wildfowl is a good one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By wthunter
I'm considering the barndo option, in large part...

I'm considering the barndo option, in large part because of the difficulty in finding a home I like, and on land I like, for reasonable money. But am not deep enough into the process to have really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,450
Posted By wthunter
Outstanding. Great country up that way.

Outstanding. Great country up that way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 12,968
Posted By wthunter
God bless.

God bless.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-12-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By wthunter
I've only hunted whitetails in Wyoming, and then...

I've only hunted whitetails in Wyoming, and then always in the NE corner (Devil's Tower area). It's a great hunt with a high success rate on mature bucks, and it's generally been pretty easy to draw....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,691
Posted By wthunter
Meanwhile, in the land of Yankees, the nanny...

Meanwhile, in the land of Yankees, the nanny state knows better than the people do:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By wthunter
In airports (which I frequent with hunting gear),...

In airports (which I frequent with hunting gear), wheeled duffels are a huge help. But on literal road trips, it's really handy to have soft bags that can be "molded" into a range of spaces. That...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-12-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,091
Posted By wthunter
Don't overlook Maryland, especially for bow....

Don't overlook Maryland, especially for bow. Season opens in early September, and they shoot some great bucks every year. Not all on the Eastern Shore, either.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,265
Posted By wthunter
It’s certainly not unheard of for someone to...

It’s certainly not unheard of for someone to wound a buck but not admit it, even within his own camp. Sometimes it’s an honest “I know I missed” mistake that wasn’t actually a miss. Sure not saying...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By wthunter
Sure looks like centipede to me...but I’ve never...

Sure looks like centipede to me...but I’ve never known deer to favor it. Then again, hungry deer favor a lot of things the books say they don’t.

Does it grown by way of runners, like St....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,769
Posted By wthunter
I own 150 acres for sale in northern MO’s top P&Y...

I own 150 acres for sale in northern MO’s top P&Y county. Just a few miles below the Iowa line. Big deer, super-light pressure and nice neighbors. Ducks and geese on our pond, plus a creek that’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 44,949
Posted By wthunter
Beautiful place. I could write a check, but Iíd...

Beautiful place. I could write a check, but Iíd have to suggest they not actually take it to the bank.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By wthunter
Those of us with local roots aren’t exactly HCC’s...

Those of us with local roots aren’t exactly HCC’s main clientele.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By wthunter
If Ronnie’s is open, it’s the go-to. I grew up...

If Ronnie’s is open, it’s the go-to. I grew up with him, and he does it right.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By wthunter
It isn't just the really recent vehicles that...

It isn't just the really recent vehicles that hold up. The "newest" vehicle in our household is my 2WD 2003 Tacoma TRD. Has around 210K miles, and I assume it's going to go a lot more years. So much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,615
Posted By wthunter
All bucks still packing? Close to some shedding.

All bucks still packing? Close to some shedding.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,459
Posted By wthunter
God bless them.

God bless them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,258
Posted By wthunter
I've leased from people and to people. There are...

I've leased from people and to people. There are horror stories galore from both sides.

In the end, if you're dealing with the right folks, no legal contract is needed. If you're not, no legal...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 44,949
Posted By wthunter
I don't have any Texas land to offer but am now...

I don't have any Texas land to offer but am now in the market to buy some, ideally with the right house already on it. My wife and I are just a few months away from moving back to the Hill Country...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By wthunter
Let one of the anti's stumble into a fire ant...

Let one of the anti's stumble into a fire ant mound or hornet nest and you'll see if that pacifist mentality is genetically hardwired or simply an act. I know which way I'd bet.
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