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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Sika
One of our hunters killed one last year. Pretty...

One of our hunters killed one last year. Pretty neat
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-06-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Sika
I am the ranch manager so it's literally my job...

I am the ranch manager so it's literally my job to manage the ponds and fish and I am seeking suggestions for a sound management strategy. The owner wishes to maintain the cattail population around...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Sika
Owner doesn't want grass carp.

Owner doesn't want grass carp.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-06-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Sika
Pond management ?

I know this is a game management forum but habitat management and fisheries are all related so here goes...
We have a 4.5 acre lake on the ranch in Dimmit county. It is stocked with bass and bream....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Sika
Our Big Chingon is my favorite blind that we own.

Our Big Chingon is my favorite blind that we own.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Sika
I had my gallbladder removed back in March. ...

I had my gallbladder removed back in March.

I had NO idea how MESSED up I really was before I had it taken out. I guess when you have chronic pain like that you just learn to live with it until...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,826
Posted By Sika
50K - 60K would be like a management position and...

50K - 60K would be like a management position and someone that needs limited supervision, directs hired hands and also conducts wildlife survey, identifies and directs habitat improvement projects,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,826
Posted By Sika
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Photography 05-28-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,539
Posted By Sika
always wanted to go there

always wanted to go there
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,841
Posted By Sika
South Texas is pretty blue...

South Texas is pretty blue...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,841
Posted By Sika
We are hamstrung by the threat of litigation....

We are hamstrung by the threat of litigation. Even if one of them dies as a result of wrecking their stolen vehicle on your property you can find yourself slapped with a wrongful death lawsuit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,841
Posted By Sika
I joke that we should just go ahead and install...

I joke that we should just go ahead and install bump gates for them since they are cutting locks on gates and cutting fencing or running it down on a weekly basis. In order to circumvent the heavy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,782
Posted By Sika
You'll need to call your county's appraisal...

You'll need to call your county's appraisal district and ask them what their requirements are to qualify for ag use because it varies by county. For wildlife, the minimum acreage required is usually...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,787
Posted By Sika
Have you looked at the Tight Spot? I have 5 and 3...

Have you looked at the Tight Spot? I have 5 and 3 arrow and I love them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Sika
How much is this truck worth?

We have a couple of old trucks like this sitting at the ranch. I was going to have them hauled off for scrap but I was told this 2004 Toyota Tundra could be worth something to someone wanting a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sika
No belt: 3Ē outdoor edge razor light edc With...

No belt: 3Ē outdoor edge razor light edc
With belt: case trapper and small vertical sheath.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/5b17f2a7d7da4a909ec674cd311ad9ec.jpg


Sent from my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Sika
When it comes to conceal carry methods, what is...

When it comes to conceal carry methods, what is comfortable and practical varies wildly among women.
We all have personal preferences when it comes to the type of undergarments and clothing we wear,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By Sika
Plywood is $50 a piece in Carrizo springs.

Plywood is $50 a piece in Carrizo springs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Sika
Not much to see right now. Bucks won't have...

Not much to see right now. Bucks won't have antlers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,081
Posted By Sika
Keeping grass mowed short will help with chiggers...

Keeping grass mowed short will help with chiggers and ticks. Spray shoes and legs with OFF. Clearing brush means fewer rodents which means fewer fleas. Barn cats carry a lot of fleas. If they are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Sika
190 mas o menos

190 mas o menos
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sika
https://www.ranchoencantado.com/trophy-gallery/pla...

https://www.ranchoencantado.com/trophy-gallery/platinum-gallery/
https://lasraicesranch.com/
https://thehindesranch.com/
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By Sika
I was thinking they would weigh a lot more. ...

I was thinking they would weigh a lot more.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sika
Do it. 1. Do you enjoy your place like you...

Do it.

1. Do you enjoy your place like you did before fencing or too much work and money?

Yes, having more control over the management of your deer herd is huge.

2 I have a granddaughter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By Sika
Our roads are hard on Toyos (see OP.) For the...

Our roads are hard on Toyos (see OP.) For the record, I loved my Toyos before I moved down here. First set I had over 70,000 miles out before I replaced with new set but was mainly driving on sand...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By Sika
Another Tires thread

My Silverado 1500 has a 4.5" lift and I'm running Toyo Open Country At2s in 295/60r20. My tires are getting chewed up by the caliche roads on this South TX ranch.

Local tire dealers are saying a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,581
Posted By Sika
Landowner opposition mainly

Landowner opposition mainly
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By Sika
Yes to dry wall anchors. The type of hanger...

Yes to dry wall anchors.
The type of hanger makes a difference too. There is a type of hanger called the no-tilt. I had a couple of wall pedestal mounts that were very unbalanced as far as weight...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sika
Donít think itís the offense folks are reacting...

Donít think itís the offense folks are reacting to but the way it was handled.
Two things come to mind - choose your battles and you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,714
Posted By Sika
I had a GMC Terrain rental for 2 weeks while my...

I had a GMC Terrain rental for 2 weeks while my truck was in the shop. Worst vehicle I’ve ever driven. Uncomfortable. Poorly designed interior, loud cabin, stiff ride, annoying push button gear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sika
We have a really long driveway that dead ends at...

We have a really long driveway that dead ends at a gate. Instead of backing all the way down the driveway, delivery drivers would just make a circle at the gate to turn around. They wore a huge bare...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sika
This. Choose your battles.

This. Choose your battles.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,697
Posted By Sika
Post your pics: illegal border crossing

I wish it was just foot traffic. We get the chased and bailouts too...usually 1-2 vehicles carrying 8-10 at a time. DPS has been chasing them only a weekly bases. They take down multiple fences with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,781
Posted By Sika
$133, just a little higher than normal.

$133, just a little higher than normal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Sika
Could be a sebaceous cyst or a type of skin tag....

Could be a sebaceous cyst or a type of skin tag. Cancer growths are usually black in color and sometimes bleed when you touch them. ***** it with a needle. If white crud comes out, just squeeze it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By Sika
That’s a good price

That’s a good price
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By Sika
Because the sun? Lmao Sent from my...

Because the sun?

Lmao


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sika
When I was in high school we had a lease with...

When I was in high school we had a lease with free ranging b buck, sika, aoudad, and fallow. At first the landowner wanted all exotics eliminated because he feared the grazers would compete with his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sika
I never realized how many folks, hunters and...

I never realized how many folks, hunters and non-hunters alike, were anti-exotics until now. All these media outlets are weighing in on the impact of the freeze to our exotic game herds and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By Sika
1042114

1042114
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Sika
There’s like 20 million bats in Texas.

There’s like 20 million bats in Texas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Sika
I saw one outside of Carrizo springs last night...

I saw one outside of Carrizo springs last night about 10 pm.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,835
Posted By Sika
In addition to what Matt said, it costs a ranch...

In addition to what Matt said, it costs a ranch money and resources to host hunters. There’s hardly any profit to me made even at full price. If you have a “fire sale” you’re definitely losing money...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By Sika
My dogs did not hesitate to walk right across the...

My dogs did not hesitate to walk right across the frozen pond. Really surprised and scared me. But it was weird they acted like it had always been that way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,642
Posted By Sika
Thereís a propane freezer for sail in the...

Thereís a propane freezer for sail in the classifieds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By Sika
Our pex lines freeze but they’ve never failed.

Our pex lines freeze but they’ve never failed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,642
Posted By Sika
Heat would suck but at least I’d have running...

Heat would suck but at least I’d have running water.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By Sika
Today I got pics of hogs eating the alfalfa I put...

Today I got pics of hogs eating the alfalfa I put out for deer :mad:
They will be the one exotic that survives.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,498
Posted By Sika
I thought this explained it pretty well How...

I thought this explained it pretty well

How 4WD Helps You Stop on Slippery Roads - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,552
Posted By Sika
We have a submersible pump but the lines to the...

We have a submersible pump but the lines to the pressure tank and from the pressure tank to the house froze. I shut the pump off yesterday so it wouldn't get damaged. This afternoon I turned the pump...
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