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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,796
Posted By goofiefoot
Decided to try a crossbow this year and got it...

Decided to try a crossbow this year and got it done Saturday morning!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojj3d3trw8i4tb5/crossbow%20doe%202022.jpg?raw=1

I shared some thoughts and a video on THIS THREAD...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By goofiefoot
I tried something new and I liked it!

My dad and I lost our 400-acre lease this year, but got the opportunity to hunt a much smaller property in the same area. Given the small acreage and nearby residences, we will only be archery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 686
Posted By goofiefoot
We had a 10-foot-box pop up for a few years and...

We had a 10-foot-box pop up for a few years and loved it. We didn't use it like you're intending, but a few learnings:


Keep it as closed and covered as possible when not in use. We stored...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,134
Posted By goofiefoot
I've been watching my parents' recent retirements...

I've been watching my parents' recent retirements closely, and I don't want to wait that long to get out of the workforce. They're enjoying life, but are running into some health and mobility issues...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-16-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,105
Posted By goofiefoot
I never understood why Ford thought wheel well...

I never understood why Ford thought wheel well liners should be an option, rather than standard. After adding my rear lift, it was really obvious that I needed some fit and finish. Luckily I got an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 716
Posted By goofiefoot
I ran the Bakflip MX4 on my old truck for years. ...

I ran the Bakflip MX4 on my old truck for years. I had one warranty issue with it, and the customer service was awesome!

With my new truck, I discovered the Gator FX which is a rebranded MX4, a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,739
Posted By goofiefoot
Yes, you fill out a 1099 as part of the startup...

Yes, you fill out a 1099 as part of the startup process.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-06-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,663
Posted By goofiefoot
Congrats on being drawn. With either sex, you...

Congrats on being drawn. With either sex, you have more options.

Can we request the blind we want?

No, the staff will assign you one.

Which blind would be the best for Axis?

From...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By goofiefoot
I went with the Gator FX, which is the exact same...

I went with the Gator FX, which is the exact same as the Bakflip MX4 (which I had on my last truck). I love that it can fold all the way up against the cab if you need the full bed.
Same great...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-04-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,105
Posted By goofiefoot
I bought mine with 55k miles, and it had mildly...

I bought mine with 55k miles, and it had mildly aggressive all-terrain tires in the stock size. I've not seen that good of mileage ever. Keep doing what you're doing!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-02-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,105
Posted By goofiefoot
A solid 15 around town and 16-17 highway.

A solid 15 around town and 16-17 highway.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 106,646
Posted By goofiefoot
My guess is porpoises. We picked her up in an...

My guess is porpoises. We picked her up in an area that is overrun with them. Typically when we get into a biting school, the dolphins are right there chasing them up to the boat, and waiting for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 106,646
Posted By goofiefoot
My dad hooked up with a fat girl yesterday...

My dad hooked up with a fat girl yesterday morning (don't tell Mom). 23.5" - she was released and swam away strong!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b11uixq1suefpg2/dads%2023%20inch%20trout.jpg?raw=1
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,672
Posted By goofiefoot
No, I'm in the country club on Henderson. ...

No, I'm in the country club on Henderson.




I'm just finishing up a lamp that I turned from an old cedar log. Lots of cool character in that wood.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-26-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,672
Posted By goofiefoot
Finally, I have the shop to a point where I can...

Finally, I have the shop to a point where I can get around to showing off some projects!

My wife started a new teaching position this year, and asked if I could make her a pointer for her...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 75,428
Posted By goofiefoot
We had 26 points when we got drawn last year. We...

We had 26 points when we got drawn last year. We put in again for this year, just in case. Heck of a hunt! Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCA4MrDokJk
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-15-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,105
Posted By goofiefoot
Yessir! I'm loving them.

Yessir! I'm loving them.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-25-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,105
Posted By goofiefoot
I bought a boat a few weeks ago, and I'm loving...

I bought a boat a few weeks ago, and I'm loving it! Towing it around town, I found the front level kit I installed to clear the Raptor tires wasn't cutting it - too much squat in the rear. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, it's been forever since I updated on this,...

Wow, it's been forever since I updated on this, and a ton has happened. I finally got around to painting the exterior to match the house, and realized I hadn't updated the videos. Here's the final...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
I do appreciate all the thoughts! I've witnessed...

I do appreciate all the thoughts! I've witnessed a boat swap ends and it doesn't look like a ride I want to take. I'm looking forward to spending some time on the water with it to learn how it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
That's interesting. We had it out on the bay in...

That's interesting. We had it out on the bay in pretty rough water and a good breeze last night and stayed nice and dry. From what I saw, unless there was a heavy cross breeze, it kept spray well...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Well, folks, I found my boat. Not exactly the...

Well, folks, I found my boat. Not exactly the direction I thought I'd go, but these weren't on my radar until I saw this one. I feel really good about the deal I made on it, and it leaves plenty in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Just an update that I am now actively looking for...

Just an update that I am now actively looking for a boat. With the feedback I received here, and research I've been doing along the way, I've updated my parameters:

Budget - up to $35k

Length...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-30-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,672
Posted By goofiefoot
I finally got around to building my deck for the...

I finally got around to building my deck for the shop. With lumber prices finally starting to dip down, I grabbed some pressure treated wood and knocked this out in a couple days. I'm glad to have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Thanks, snipermedic! Lots to consider there.

Thanks, snipermedic! Lots to consider there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
All great questions. 1. I want to have...

All great questions.

1. I want to have flexibility to fish a larger array of spots than I currently have, either when going out by myself in my kayak, or going with my buddies with smaller...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Yeah, I've been seeing some decent looking deals...

Yeah, I've been seeing some decent looking deals not far outside my criteria, so I'm certainly open to being flexible on the right boat.




Understood, and I'm seeing that as I've been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Oh that's cool, and they're based here in...

Oh that's cool, and they're based here in Rockport. I'll check them out if/when I need them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, that's a heck of a deal! A buddy has that...

Wow, that's a heck of a deal! A buddy has that Mako model, and it's a great little fisher.




Ok, thanks. I hadn't heard that, so good to watch for.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Good points, all around. I was a bit worried...

Good points, all around. I was a bit worried about the height issue, then I happened to drive by one of the boat storage places this morning and saw a guy pulling a t-topped boat out of a "mid-size"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
No worries, I kinda expected some push back on my...

No worries, I kinda expected some push back on my wish list. I am certainly open to compromise on most of the specs, as long as I don't have to compromise ALL of them.




Yeah, I know what I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By goofiefoot
Considering a used bay boat

I'd love some thoughts on what I'm currently considering, and welcome insight into things I may not have listed below.

We've been here in Rockport for 2 years now, and I'm really getting the itch...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,672
Posted By goofiefoot
I had a cool partnership opportunity come up with...

I had a cool partnership opportunity come up with Oneida Air Systems. One of their reps reached out after watching my dust collection cart video, and wanted me to take their newest Dust Deputy 2.5...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 106,646
Posted By goofiefoot
I thought I snagged the bottom, then the "bottom"...

I thought I snagged the bottom, then the "bottom" began to move.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q12fwsq6-FI
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
Awesome! I will definitely look into this!

Awesome! I will definitely look into this!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,372
Posted By goofiefoot
Well, kinda. I have 2 rental properties in...

Well, kinda.

I have 2 rental properties in the Austin area. Got them for a great price in 2012 and 2013. I price my rent at market value when I get new tenants. The problem is, you want to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
I do appreciate the responses. The...

I do appreciate the responses.

The suggestion to buy our own place is interesting, so I decided to do a quick exercise on what that might look like.

Hypothetical - let's say my dad and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
The 3 of us met up out at the lease this weekend...

The 3 of us met up out at the lease this weekend to hang out and discuss next steps. If we don't find another lease, we have a TON of stuff out there to deal with - blinds, feeders, equipment, and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-14-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,672
Posted By goofiefoot
Here in south Texas, we have a lot of mesquite,...

Here in south Texas, we have a lot of mesquite, and I've been enjoying working with it in the shop. I needed a woodworking mallet, so I built one from a small slab I had laying around. This was a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 106,646
Posted By goofiefoot
After a couple years, I finally took along the...

After a couple years, I finally took along the homemade live well I built for my kayak out on my kayak itself! Live shrimp made for a productive afternoon on the flats!
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
Man, I asked for opinions, and I got them. I'm...

Man, I asked for opinions, and I got them. I'm definitely thankful, not befuddled. Yes, there are a lot of options, and now I have a whole list of them to choose from!



Yes! I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
Funny enough, we had some sizable deer on our...

Funny enough, we had some sizable deer on our property. Most of our bucks dressed out well over 100 pounds.



My dad will be 70 this year, and is in better shape than me. He keeps saying he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
We hunted a couple of years in northern Idaho in...

We hunted a couple of years in northern Idaho in the mid 2000s. We went up there for bear and were able to purchase the NR bear tag online beforehand. When we got there, we simply walked into a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
I won't disclose what we were paying, and I have...

I won't disclose what we were paying, and I have no idea what the corporation's lease will be. We hunt a 400 acre chunk of a much larger (3500+ ac) ranch, and we've been there 7 years without any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
Yeah, there's going to be a corporate lease...

Yeah, there's going to be a corporate lease moving in on the whole ranch. We were given the option to continue to hunt on our small chunk, but at a much higher price, and limited access. We can't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
I did, and that's where I'm seeing the pricing...

I did, and that's where I'm seeing the pricing that tells me we probably won't find an affordable lease.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By goofiefoot
Hunting without a deer lease

We just learned that we're losing our deer lease in Wimberley this year. Well, we're getting priced out of it - we did have a choice to stay on, with much more limited access, and a 75% price...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,814
Posted By goofiefoot
Grins!!!

Grins!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By goofiefoot
Yep, you are free to save your own money and pay...

Yep, you are free to save your own money and pay your own insurance/taxes as you see fit if you put 20% down. Been doing it this way for years!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,684
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, that's looking amazing! I've got some newly...

Wow, that's looking amazing! I've got some newly milled mesquite, and more coming, so this is the inspiration I need!
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