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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2020, 09:25 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Thanks! I really like the Swede! That Barrett...

Thanks! I really like the Swede! That Barrett is probably my favorite rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2020, 10:37 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Finally got it done this past Thursday evening. ...

Finally got it done this past Thursday evening. I was watching a nice 8 when he started looking back up the canyon and sure enough this guy walked out. I thought he was a 9 at first, but when I saw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2019, 11:06 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Thanks! Good luck to you! This is my last shot...

Thanks! Good luck to you! This is my last shot at it so I gotta make it happen. I've seen some good bucks, but always waiting for the bigger ones that I've seen earlier in the year. I had a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2019, 04:55 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I was out this past Thursday thru Sunday. Wind...

I was out this past Thursday thru Sunday. Wind blew like the dickens from one direction one day and changed and blew like heck from the other direction the next day. It was warm, then cold, then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2019, 09:28 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
My weekend at the lease got cancelled thanks to...

My weekend at the lease got cancelled thanks to the *****hole that pulled in front of my stepdaughter right before Thanksgiving. She's having surgery on her wrist today to repair the damage. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 09:24 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Anyone do any good this past weekend? My other...

Anyone do any good this past weekend? My other lease members said it was too hot and all they killed was a cull.

Me and the fiance are headed out Friday afternoon and coming back Monday. I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2019, 10:45 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
About 4 years ago, my hunting partner and I were...

About 4 years ago, my hunting partner and I were travelling back to the lease north of Pumpville for the last weekend of the season and we had just turned off FM 349 and gone maybe 1/4 mile when I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2019, 09:28 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
My old lease at Van Horn, we only caught them...

My old lease at Van Horn, we only caught them really rutting one time in about 30 years. It was a slaughter too. All the big guys were out chasing does and we killed several BIG bucks that year. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2019, 05:01 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Unless you're on MLD, you won't see much rutting...

Unless you're on MLD, you won't see much rutting activity for mule deer. It typically doesn't kick in until around Christmas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2019, 10:12 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Back from the lease....

I returned home Monday from the lease in western Val Verde/Terrell County and we saw a lot of movement this past weekend. Bucks are starting to split up as we saw several good bucks that were alone....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 09:44 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Several of the lease members are out at the lease...

Several of the lease members are out at the lease this weekend. Ya just never know what's gonna show up sometimes. We rarely see an exotic other than Barbado/mouflon sheep crosses that we've nearly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 11:34 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I always carry. I have my service weapon or my...

I always carry. I have my service weapon or my off duty weapon on me most of the time or in the glove box of the mule when I'm filling feeders. I always check the camp house and surrounding...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 10:45 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I saw Terrell County SO's facebook post on that...

I saw Terrell County SO's facebook post on that yesterday.

We've had run-ins with illegals a couple of times. The last time as two years ago. Young man on the lease saw 4 walking in the river...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Looks like a big mature tom. I'm still getting...

Looks like a big mature tom. I'm still getting pics of one or two cats on my set up and one other. I had a pic of one cat jumping in the feed pen and a coon was already there. That coon was bowed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2019, 05:54 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Some of our lease members were out filling...

Some of our lease members were out filling feeders the last week of September and said they saw some good bucks. I can't wait to get out there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2019, 09:49 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Geezus ya'll are making me jealous! On top of...

Geezus ya'll are making me jealous! On top of that, the Constable in the office across the hall from me keeps showing me pics of pigs he's killed. I haven't spent nearly enough time at the lease...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 05:30 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Ok, we're about 20 miles east of 349 off Old...

Ok, we're about 20 miles east of 349 off Old Pumpville Road. That Tower should help us, but not sure how much at this point. The other closest tower was around Sheffield/I-10 area and I was lucky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 02:51 PM
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Views: 20,040
Posted By SabreKiller
Where exactly is the tower? I'm anxious to get...

Where exactly is the tower? I'm anxious to get out there and see what kind of signal I get. We hunt about 25 miles north of Pumpville, so I'm not sure how much good it will do us.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 02:03 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Welcome to the thread Trapper.

Welcome to the thread Trapper.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 10:22 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I'm planning on heading out the last weekend of...

I'm planning on heading out the last weekend of the month. I'm anxious to hear your report about that cell tower as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2019, 05:27 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
It looks like it will be about 5 degrees cooler. ...

It looks like it will be about 5 degrees cooler. :rolleyes: That means it will only be 108 at the camp house instead of the 113 I saw last year in June.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2019, 09:51 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Headed out....

this Friday and coming back Sunday. I'm hauling 30 bags of corn (half my required 60), my mule and a load of firewood for the camp house. It's gonna be a hot one, but hopefully I can get over to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2019, 12:12 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
One of our members went out to feed two weeks...

One of our members went out to feed two weeks ago. Said everything was green and the grass was higher than he's ever seen it. We HAD a pretty good size tree in front of the camp house. It wither...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2019, 09:33 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I’m hoping to make it out the weekend of the 22nd.

I’m hoping to make it out the weekend of the 22nd.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2019, 09:59 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I was supposed to go out the weekend of June...

I was supposed to go out the weekend of June 22nd, but I may not make it out then. I went to pick up my Mule from Alamo Cycle Plex this past weekend, got it home and drove it. :mad: It still makes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2019, 11:13 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I wish I could have gone. Too much stuff going...

I wish I could have gone. Too much stuff going on for the next month at least.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2019, 11:19 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Yeah, I was surprised how much green stuff was...

Yeah, I was surprised how much green stuff was growing and the Mountain Laurel was starting to bloom along with some barrel cactus and other flowers. The deer were starting to change over to their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2019, 10:57 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Yup....

Me and the GF were out there this past weekend. Bucks are starting to drop their antlers, but we didn't find any sheds. Our main purpose was to kill some pigs, but we didn't even see a hog. I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2019, 02:23 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I really want to try a cell camera, but I'm not...

I really want to try a cell camera, but I'm not sure I get enough service to get pics. I'll have to do more research and see what's out there. I think Spypoint or Spartan has an app that the pics...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2019, 01:29 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I can't go until March 9th. It's killing me too....

I can't go until March 9th. It's killing me too. I know the hogs are running rampant.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,040
Posted By SabreKiller
That's a Barrett Fieldcraft in 6.5 X 55 Swedish...

That's a Barrett Fieldcraft in 6.5 X 55 Swedish Mauser and Swarovski Z3. Shooting 130 gr. Swfit Scirocco handloads.

I was goign to shoot him with my .223 and Hornday 55 gr. HP's, but figured...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 09:38 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Finally!

I finally got this big pig knocked down Saturday morning. His name was Big Red.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 03:54 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Cool beans! I hunted mule deer exclusively north...

Cool beans! I hunted mule deer exclusively north of Van Horn. We only caught them rutting once in the 30 years we were there. Since the season ran for the two weeks after Thanksgiving we rarely...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 02:41 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
It should be going right now. They usually start...

It should be going right now. They usually start around Christmas. We saw several leaving our lease last weekend, but not any big bucks.

Are ya'll MLD?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 10:28 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I hunt the Terrell/Val Verde county line and the...

I hunt the Terrell/Val Verde county line and the pigs have picked up significantly where we hunt.

I'm headed back out there tomorrow to knock down a few more if I can.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 02:52 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
This will be my last time until late February...

This will be my last time until late February most likely. I'd like to go for the extended season, but I must work the youth livestock show and it just so happens to be that entire week!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 365
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Posted By SabreKiller
Heckuva deer right there! Congrats! I didn't...

Heckuva deer right there! Congrats! I didn't see anything remotely big this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 365
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Posted By SabreKiller
Probably headed back out there this weekend. One...

Probably headed back out there this weekend. One of the other hunters has been very sick for a couple of years. He needs to kill one and we'll make his final feeder fill for the year.

Then, we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 365
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Posted By SabreKiller
The mule deer usually start around Christmas. We...

The mule deer usually start around Christmas. We saw a bunch yesterday leaving out of the lease. No good bucks but a couple of up and comers.

I finally shot a deer this weekend. I also knocked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 10:47 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I got 2 out of 3...

We've been working on clearing these nasty things out. No telling how many we've taken off the ranch over the last year.

Well, 3 of these showed up Monday morning and ran all my deer off. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2018, 09:44 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Believe it or not, I've seen hogs 30 miles north...

Believe it or not, I've seen hogs 30 miles north of Van Horn where we used to hunt. I couldn't believe my eyes. I needed more ammo that day!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2018, 05:10 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
We got 'em....

and me and the GF are doing our best to thin them out or eliminate them. I've got cameras on 4 of our 9 setups and hogs have been on everyone. Hogs have been killed on the ones I don't have cameras...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2018, 10:12 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
Nice deer there! I've had some just like the...

Nice deer there! I've had some just like the first one on camera last year and let them slide. They haven't shown up this year. I'm afraid either the lions or the hogs have forced them to move. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2018, 02:35 PM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I attended church at the Pumpville Baptist Church...

I attended church at the Pumpville Baptist Church last Sunday and one of the ladies there lives on the Devils Creek Ranch. She said her husband and some hunters had killed a yote Saturday night and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 365
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Posted By SabreKiller
The GF and I got back yesterday evening. We saw...

The GF and I got back yesterday evening. We saw a few good bucks moving around, but they were younguns and we let them pass waiting for the older bucks to start moving. I did see one older class...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 365
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Posted By SabreKiller
Me and the GF are headed out Friday evening and...

Me and the GF are headed out Friday evening and staying until Tuesday. Reports are not much movement this past weekend. They killed two huge hogs though and I've posted the only pic of one below. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 03:10 PM
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Views: 20,040
Posted By SabreKiller
Will do. I just hope they stay away from my...

Will do. I just hope they stay away from my blind/feeder. I want a shot at one of those lions if possible!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 365
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Posted By SabreKiller
Well, last year it was hotter than blue blazes...

Well, last year it was hotter than blue blazes opening weekend and I didn't see anything good either. Like I said in earlier post I'll be out there 17-20 and I hope things are moving a little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 11:11 AM
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Posted By SabreKiller
I saw some bucks nosing the does and moving them...

I saw some bucks nosing the does and moving them around last year just before Thanksgiving. I wound up taking a really nice 8 at 302 yards with my 7/08. I was proud of that deer cuz I'd been trying...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2018, 04:23 PM
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Views: 20,040
Posted By SabreKiller
I usually start seeing the bigger bucks around...

I usually start seeing the bigger bucks around December 8-13 time period. Last year, all of my big bucks disappeared after opening weekend and didn't reappear until the last weekend of the season. ...
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