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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Doug. It seems like no one will ever give out any...

Doug. It seems like no one will ever give out any real numbers. I don't know if they think it's too personal or if non retired folks just don't know.

Someone above said you better have 3 million...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 43,108
Posted By Arrowsmith
I enjoy watching Patrick Mahomes. He plays...

I enjoy watching Patrick Mahomes. He plays "backyard football" at a professional level.

Travis Kelce told him at the time out before the last play at 00.07 seconds that he wasn't going to run the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 43,108
Posted By Arrowsmith
Here is a little tidbit of information about the...

Here is a little tidbit of information about the OT rule.

In 2019 the Chiefs lost 37-31 in overtime to The Patriots with of course Tom Brady at quarterback. The Chiefs never got to touch the ball....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 43,108
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am 68 years and that was the best game I can...

I am 68 years and that was the best game I can remember watching. I watched the first Super Bowl between KC and Green Bay before most of you guys were born.[emoji1] Maybe there have been better more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,365
Posted By Arrowsmith
We have been retired since October of 2018 and we...

We have been retired since October of 2018 and we love it. I know everyone's situation is different, but we are doing fine basically living off our social security and my Vortex business. We haven't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 43,108
Posted By Arrowsmith
One for the history book right there !! Sent...

One for the history book right there !!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Arrowsmith
It has been 5 years since we have been in a...

It has been 5 years since we have been in a McDonalds. We don't eat out anymore and definitely no fast food.

I was actually asking about the video I linked from Claremore, Oklahoma where the guy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Arrowsmith
Your insight and opinions are appreciated. You...

Your insight and opinions are appreciated. You have way more experience and knowledge of the law than most of us here.

I used my own experience as reference to the video from Claremore, Oklahoma...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Arrowsmith
We used to stop for breakfast on the way to...

We used to stop for breakfast on the way to archery tournaments when we lived in Texas. We haven't been in one since 2017 or I should say my wife hasn't. She always went in and I stayed in the truck....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Arrowsmith
That's true !!! My incident happened several...

That's true !!!

My incident happened several years ago. We were headed to an archery tournament at Cross Timbers Archery Club at Eastland. We started to stop at the McDonalds at Eastchase and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Arrowsmith
What Would You Have Done??

I had a similar incident happen to me at of all places at the McDonalds in Eastland. A guy high on something came out of Mc Donalds. I looked up and when we made eye contact he came around and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,218
Posted By Arrowsmith
No. I am on Active Surveillance protocol. PSA...

No. I am on Active Surveillance protocol. PSA every three months. MRI and possibly biopsy based on PSA results.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,218
Posted By Arrowsmith
It can be confusing. I have prostate cancer....

It can be confusing. I have prostate cancer. Lesions verified by MRI and positive biopsy on said lesions, but my PSA has been going down. I have another MRI scheduled for Jan. 31 at University of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,525
Posted By Arrowsmith
Very nice !!! Your building is very similar...

Very nice !!!

Your building is very similar to ours.

Here in Iowa about 99% of barns, machine sheds, and barndos are pole barns. They call by barndos "Shomes" up here.[emoji1]

Our building...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Arrowsmith
I did the same thing. I extended our propane line...

I did the same thing. I extended our propane line about 70' to power our backup generator. I rented a trencher for that and some other trenching that I needed done. Our propane guy installed the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By Arrowsmith
SE...

SE...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Arrowsmith
You have 4 points in your pocket? You should be...

You have 4 points in your pocket? You should be good to go.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Arrowsmith
The first firearms (Shotgun 1) can be good. A lot...

The first firearms (Shotgun 1) can be good. A lot of good bucks are killed. There are still some post rut bucks looking for does in estrous. Its definitely an advantage to have a 250 to 300 yard...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Arrowsmith
In search of a double digit bass

I would definitely go with an outfitter.

Although leasing is becoming "a thing" here in Iowa it would be difficult to find a place that would accommodate a group. Most farms are small tracts. You...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Arrowsmith
Vortex Awarded Huge U.S. Army Optics Contract

When I visited the Vortex headquarters last October I was amazed at their in house machine shop. It's is about 50-60 thousand sq ft of CNC machines, precision measuring machines, laser etching...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Arrowsmith
Last Day of the Regular Season

Last day of the regular season here in Iowa.[emoji1]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220111/0eab4c11b97b2d7b4974a3a75becfabe.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,529
Posted By Arrowsmith
No yeast smell here. I have been on Joe Tippen's...

No yeast smell here. I have been on Joe Tippen's protocol since August 1st.

Here is a 7 week supply. Expiration date 2/2024. My wife orders it from chewy.com

Thank the Lord my PSA has been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,429
Posted By Arrowsmith
The Quercetin is the key for Zinc to work. ...

The Quercetin is the key for Zinc to work.

The major benefit of taking quercetin with zinc is that the quercetin will push the zinc into the center of the cell where the zinc can stop the virus...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,910
Posted By Arrowsmith
My EDC knives are fixed blades. Either an Esee 3...

My EDC knives are fixed blades. Either an Esee 3 or a Nolan custom.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220106/70e3398dfa92340f5da4fdb8ce350c8c.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 14,958
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken this evening for you and your...

Prayers spoken this evening for you and your family Jason.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 10,996
Posted By Arrowsmith
At our farm in SE...

At our farm in SE Iowa.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220104/2da3f096f6e144b0fe3f0a0e2ad4d062.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220104/b2643fa8a5a341dd57b3eefc763a61c4.jpg

Sent from my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By Arrowsmith
It's definitely hit here in SE Iowa. Tomorrow the...

It's definitely hit here in SE Iowa. Tomorrow the high is going to be 7 and the low...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 102,219
Posted By Arrowsmith
Michigan State beat Pittsburgh. Sent from my...

Michigan State beat Pittsburgh.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 102,219
Posted By Arrowsmith
Minnesota beat West Virginia. Sent from my...

Minnesota beat West Virginia.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 05:10 PM
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Views: 102,219
Posted By Arrowsmith
Wisconsin beat Arizona St. Sent from my...

Wisconsin beat Arizona St.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 102,219
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. Purdue beat Tennessee. Sent from my...

Yes. Purdue beat Tennessee.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 14,958
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken this morning for your brother, you...

Prayers spoken this morning for your brother, you and your family.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Arrowsmith
I use non iodized fine stock salt. This 50lb bag...

I use non iodized fine stock salt. This 50lb bag of stock salt came from Tractor Supply. I neutralize to 7 PH with baking soda. 1 oz. of baking soda per gallon of water ( 5 oz ) will get you close...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 968
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken tonight for continued healing. ...

Prayers spoken tonight for continued healing.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Arrowsmith
I just did this hair on deer hide myself. ...

I just did this hair on deer hide myself.

Fleshed it with my power washer. Salted it for a couple of days. Rinsed the salt and fleshed it more with the power wash. Pickled it with 5 gallons of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By Arrowsmith
Everyone has their preference in optics and I...

Everyone has their preference in optics and I know some do not prefer Vortex.

I will say this... if you could spend some time at their facility you would love the people and appreciate what they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Arrowsmith
Update on the Iowa Flyer Buck

I haven't hunted since I tagged out on November 18th. I have sat in the saddle and stands quite a few times just to enjoy being out and watching deer. I just couldn't get into the firearms season...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,331
Posted By Arrowsmith
We haven't had much winter here in Iowa this...

We haven't had much winter here in Iowa this year.... yet. No snow at all....yet

It's been in the teens a several nights, but it was in the 60s Christmas day. It's coming though the low this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,596
Posted By Arrowsmith
Brad and I are friends. Tell him Mike Smith from...

Brad and I are friends. Tell him Mike Smith from Texas now Iowa.

Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,596
Posted By Arrowsmith
Bear Mountain is 10,000 acres private. They do...

Bear Mountain is 10,000 acres private. They do four 5 day archery hunts with 6 hunters on each hunt on Bear Mountain Ranch. 24 hunters total for the archery season. One guide for 2 hunters. They only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,596
Posted By Arrowsmith
I shot a bull the first day evening hunt. We did...

I shot a bull the first day evening hunt. We did not recover the bull. I was pretty much devastated. The guide offered me to shoot a cow which was very generous. I told him I didn't want it to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,606
Posted By Arrowsmith
My little local old school gun shop 3 miles off...

My little local old school gun shop 3 miles off the pavement out on the gravel here in Iowa. I don't how he does it but he seems to always have ammo in stock.

Soap Creek Armory
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By Arrowsmith
That is great. I am glad it was discovered and...

That is great. I am glad it was discovered and fixed. Merry Christmas !!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,596
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. Awesome guides, camp, food. Sent from...

Yes. Awesome guides, camp, food.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,596
Posted By Arrowsmith
Bear Mountain Outfitters OTC yad. Bear...

Bear Mountain Outfitters

OTC yad. Bear Mountain is between Kremmeling and Steamboat Springs.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,696
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am so sorry to hear about this. There are some...

I am so sorry to hear about this. There are some sorry people out there. I hope your belongings are recovered.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Arrowsmith
It is an involved process, but very enjoyable. I...

It is an involved process, but very enjoyable. I am doing my own Euros also.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Arrowsmith
The hair is thick and it's very soft. These...

The hair is thick and it's very soft.

These deer have incredibly long tails. The tail is difficult to skin down to the very tip end. I lost a little of this bucks tail while skinning it.

Sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Arrowsmith
Nope. Every trophy has a story. Those holes are...

Nope. Every trophy has a story. Those holes are the best part of this trophy's story.[emoji106]

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,454
Posted By Arrowsmith
My wife gets it online from Chewy.com. I take the...

My wife gets it online from Chewy.com. I take the dose for a 250lb. animal once a week. That is about 1" of paste. One tube lasts me 5 weeks. My wife takes a dose for a 120lb. animal. A tube for her...
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