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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By txtrophy85
you will have a blast. The Kudu, Gemsbok and...

you will have a blast. The Kudu, Gemsbok and Waterbuck are hard won trophies, as are the Eland.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By txtrophy85
You need TSA approved locks TSA needs to be...

You need TSA approved locks

TSA needs to be able to open it.

That will not fly with them, pun intended
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,135
Posted By txtrophy85
I know of several archery Muley hunts for $4500....

I know of several archery Muley hunts for $4500. 170”-180” deer
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By txtrophy85
You can’t Convey what you don’t own and majority...

You can’t Convey what you don’t own and majority of land deals in south Texas, the sellers don’t own minerals so they can’t convey any.

I’ve sold dozens of places in south Texas with no mineral...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By txtrophy85
I hunted last year with Numzaan Safaris. ...

I hunted last year with Numzaan Safaris.

We bought a package for 2 Nyala that was all inclusive then added on animals from there....we ended up shooting 8 animals. We saved thousands by buying...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By txtrophy85
What outfit did you hunt with? Any thing of...

What outfit did you hunt with?

Any thing of notable mention on the hunting?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By txtrophy85
Hunting Stag in Argentina

Has anyone been?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,133
Posted By txtrophy85
Great bull. If you decide to do more of...

Great bull.

If you decide to do more of that style of hunting I’m sure you will ditch the sendero for a lighter weight rig.

I carried a accumark up the mountains for a few years and was very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By txtrophy85
that's the one I was referring to. about...

that's the one I was referring to.


about tailor made for it.


I pull a few small tractors so a 16' tandem axle is why I went with what I did
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,106
Posted By txtrophy85
This is the correct response. Unless there has...

This is the correct response. Unless there has been some kind of infidelity or bad abuse, then I think you should try to reconcile your marriage.

Divorce is something that I really wouldn’t wish...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By txtrophy85
I looked at one hard before I had weatherby build...

I looked at one hard before I had weatherby build me my .300

they are nice rifles, but imo they have nothing over the Christensen Arms Ridgeline but with a much higher pricetag ( $1800 vs. $3500...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By txtrophy85
my wife and both sons used the 120 grain custom...

my wife and both sons used the 120 grain custom lite ammo in their 7mm-08's.

for deer, its fine for 100-150 yard shots. you have to read the ballistics for each caliber as some are watered WAY...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,348
Posted By txtrophy85
That area got slammed

That area got slammed
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a 16’ pipe trailer I use but a 14’ would...

I have a 16’ pipe trailer I use but a 14’ would be fine. Ranch king makes a great one for it
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,745
Posted By txtrophy85
How many mounts do you have at home?

Spin off on the other thread.

Right now I've got 25 here at the house and another 8 at the taxi.

Most of them are shoulder mounts, only a few euros plus some duck mounts. No fish.


Seems...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,039
Posted By txtrophy85
I like that blacktail slam. Looks like I...

I like that blacktail slam.

Looks like I need to step up my game
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a pair of 10x42 Vortex Fury HD's I picked...

I have a pair of 10x42 Vortex Fury HD's I picked up.

I liked them over the Leica's and while they are not Swarovski's, they are good and have a built in rangefinder, which I like/need for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,039
Posted By txtrophy85
None in the living room. All are in the...

None in the living room.

All are in the office or upstairs.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-22-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,568
Posted By txtrophy85
We have 2 vanguards and one 1500...all in 7mm-08....

We have 2 vanguards and one 1500...all in 7mm-08.
Three are great shooters. The Howa is a very underrated, no frills rifle that isn’t a bargain rack junker like a lot of what you see on store...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,953
Posted By txtrophy85
Hogs are ok but I’d rather bowhunt axis

Hogs are ok but I’d rather bowhunt axis
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By txtrophy85
nothing wrong at all with wanting a change in...

nothing wrong at all with wanting a change in scenery. I have a family place in South Texas and haven't hunted there in about 4 years just because I got burnt out on it.


Lots of places to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-19-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,499
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a .257 wby mag chambered in a Accumark....

I have a .257 wby mag chambered in a Accumark. Pretty much the perfect bean field/ sendero rifle

Very little recoil, blast to shoot and it will smoke any deer living in the brush country. Hell I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 856
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a question about the heavy poundage bows. ...

I have a question about the heavy poundage bows.


Do you pick up any extra speed by shooting that heavy? I'm short draw and have considered going to a heavy set up for increased speed
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 902
Posted By txtrophy85
Not a deer here. Heard one walking but no...

Not a deer here.

Heard one walking but no visual
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,404
Posted By txtrophy85
Where you want mounts to hang, install 1/2-34”...

Where you want mounts to hang, install 1/2-34” plywood behind the Sheetrock. Can hang a mount anywhere instead of looking for a stud.

We put a connection for a tv in our shower, office and back...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 902
Posted By txtrophy85
Man you ain’t lying about that!

Man you ain’t lying about that!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,337
Posted By txtrophy85
I have had 3 - 5.3 liter trucks. 1 in a CC Z71 (...

I have had 3 - 5.3 liter trucks. 1 in a CC Z71 ( 2015 model ) and one in a 16' and 18' Suburban and Tahoe.


It would pull my 20' bay boat pretty good down the road. It would pull my 16' Trailer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By txtrophy85
I’m interested in finding outfitter information

I’m interested in finding outfitter information
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,828
Posted By txtrophy85
Arrow stay in quiver attached to bow, release is...

Arrow stay in quiver attached to bow, release is strapped to bow. I used to carry a spare in my backpack.

I did forget ammo once but I always carry a full magazine in the rifle, so that got me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,894
Posted By txtrophy85
Woke up this morning and the ground was littered...

Woke up this morning and the ground was littered with acorns from last nights wind.

Our hunting has been pretty poor, very little mature buck activity. Just now starting to see deer at feeders...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,311
Posted By txtrophy85
Growing up hunting in south Texas, you don’t want...

Growing up hunting in south Texas, you don’t want deer running off.

With an appropriate caliber ( .308, .270, .30-06 ) you hit them in the shoulder they go down instantly.

The meat you lose...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,038
Posted By txtrophy85
couple weeks back I shot a cull buck. came in at...

couple weeks back I shot a cull buck. came in at 21 yards and I drew back....jerked right as I hit the release ( always practice your follow thru's ) and I hit him pretty far back and high.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By txtrophy85
I taught myself this along time ago. Now...

I taught myself this along time ago.

Now it’s just natural, I immediately work the bolt after I shoot and it’s all instinctive.

Helps with follow up shots ( hunt long enough you will need...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By txtrophy85
I grew up and lived in Comal County for a number...

I grew up and lived in Comal County for a number of years. At one point they were going to make it illegal to shoot a deer on less than 20 acres.

To be fair, I can see there point to an extent. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By txtrophy85
I killed a few deer with it I think it sucks

I killed a few deer with it I think it sucks
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,779
Posted By txtrophy85
Most east Texas deer originated from south Texas...

Most east Texas deer originated from south Texas stock.

Wrap your mind around that
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,358
Posted By txtrophy85
I would have to see that to believe it. I...

I would have to see that to believe it.

I would venture its a whitetail
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,642
Posted By txtrophy85
If you killed that with one shot from a 6.5...

If you killed that with one shot from a 6.5 Grendel then you have Lady Luck sitting on your shoulder.

They are extremely tough.

Nice ram
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,358
Posted By txtrophy85
I asked myself the same question many years ago...

I asked myself the same question many years ago and started doing some research, here is what I found:

To start off, there is not a mule deer anywhere near Junction/London, so don't have any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,246
Posted By txtrophy85
I think it depends on who you are married to. ...

I think it depends on who you are married to.

I've been married twice. First wife didn't want much to do with it, I would have her out on occasion to hunt but she was pretty much a stick in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 14,695
Posted By txtrophy85
Snow Storm I was caught in Sept. 1st in Arizona

Snow Storm I was caught in Sept. 1st in Arizona
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,006
Posted By txtrophy85
I think this is real accurate. People think...

I think this is real accurate.

People think cold weather is the end all be all and nothing else matters.

Cold and good moon, still have to contend with fresh green forbs and a heavy acorn...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By txtrophy85
If you love on your hunting property where would...

If you love on your hunting property where would you go on the weekends?

Personally , I would like to own a ranch 1-1 1/2 hrs away from my house. That’s about ideal
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,791
Posted By txtrophy85
People have the mentality to be humble but it...

People have the mentality to be humble but it comes off bad.

I’ve been guilty of it myself.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,288
Posted By txtrophy85
This is the #1 key to killing big bucks. ...

This is the #1 key to killing big bucks.



Although you will be surprised from time to time
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,110
Posted By txtrophy85
my question is, to all that are saying " oh yeah...

my question is, to all that are saying " oh yeah you will be fine" how many of them have ever killed a elk or an elk sized animal?


I shot my elk with a .257 wby mag. carried it because I liked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By txtrophy85
Thank god for big expandable broadheads!

Got in the blind yesterday to see how the deer were moving with the cold snap.

Was looking for a doe with no fawns or a old mature 8 I had been seeing on camera, after not much action since...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,237
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a ready lift level and ran 35’s. It looked...

I have a ready lift level and ran 35’s. It looked ok and then I put 37’s on it that I got for a heck of a deal. To be honest, it looks way better with 37’s.

But, they will rub slightly, and your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By txtrophy85
1 3/4" cut personally I like the o-ring...

1 3/4" cut


personally I like the o-ring system. I know that blade is gonna come open.


My buddy shot a fallow ( I was in the blind with him so I will say "we" shot a fallow) doe and he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By txtrophy85
I shoot wasp jackhammers. Have had...

I shoot wasp jackhammers.

Have had fantastic luck with them
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