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Forum: Traditional 10-13-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By BarBBar
I have two Hoyt Vantage LTD finger bows. Got the...

I have two Hoyt Vantage LTD finger bows. Got the second one on Ebay this year in an auction as a backup, but shoots the same as the one I bought new. I set up the draw length on second one one-half...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,233
Posted By BarBBar
That doe will taste great and no lead to worry...

That doe will taste great and no lead to worry about.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By BarBBar
Nocona

My son had two Noconas in high school in 2003. Lefty first base/pitcher so he needed both a glove to pitch and first baseman's mitt. Best money I ever spent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,628
Posted By BarBBar
I think you can take a sleep test at home, rather...

I think you can take a sleep test at home, rather than at a sleep lab which I had to do years ago where they hooked me up to electrodes and wires. I would get an MD to evaluate your home test...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,135
Posted By BarBBar
The hotter it is, the stronger the need for deer...

The hotter it is, the stronger the need for deer to come to water. I will hunt an isolated water source close to cover where I have a mineral block and feeder. Your trail cam should tell you when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,651
Posted By BarBBar
Google Deer University podcast from the...

Google Deer University podcast from the Mississippi State University Deer Lab.

Episode 040 - "When is it appropriate to cull? The purpose makes all the difference"
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By BarBBar
I always duct tape my pop-up rips and tears when...

I always duct tape my pop-up rips and tears when I set them out each year. I carry a roll at all times in my bucket seat. You can extend the life a few years that way. Use cross strips and put in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By BarBBar
Badlands National Park South Dakota

Wife wanted to to take a trip to Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park.
Got a few picks of the place, including two bighorn rams that strolled by the road about 2:00 pm. They were totally calm,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By BarBBar
Remember, it’s 13 inch inside spread.

Remember, it’s 13 inch inside spread.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,808
Posted By BarBBar
Drawn first time for January 7-11, 2022....

Drawn first time for January 7-11, 2022. Competely ignorant about it, so I will read old threads and accept any advice I can get. The trip should be fun, especially since regular deer season will be...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,868
Posted By BarBBar
Drawn for Laguna Atascosa for January 7-11. Any...

Drawn for Laguna Atascosa for January 7-11. Any advice is welcome since I have never been there, or even close to it. I will read old threads. Will probably stay with wife at a South Padre hotel on...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,183
Posted By BarBBar
Drawn for Laguna Atascosa Archery January 7-11, ...

Drawn for Laguna Atascosa Archery January 7-11, but not Hagerman or any postcard hunts. Don't know anything about it. Any info about Laguna would be appreciated. I will search it and read last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By BarBBar
1060589Fawns at the breakfast table

1060589Fawns at the breakfast table
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By BarBBar
The utilities that operate the easements will...

The utilities that operate the easements will come in from time to time to cut trees and brush and upgrade and repair the equipment. The disturbances can run deer out of the area depending on how...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,426
Posted By BarBBar
Spent most of my hunting years in homemade tree...

Spent most of my hunting years in homemade tree blinds I built myself in oak trees with treated lumber I would spray paint each year. This is my favorite method, but requires a good selection of oaks...
Forum: Recipes 08-23-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,479
Posted By BarBBar
I fry HEB white corn tortillas and use one-half...

I fry HEB white corn tortillas and use one-half sharp cheddar sticks and one-half pepper jack slices inside each after they cool off, and add meat before rolling. I use Hatch Tex-Mex sauce-1.5...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,712
Posted By BarBBar
Spotify is the ultimate encyclopedia of music-all...

Spotify is the ultimate encyclopedia of music-all types, genres, eras, and countries. They come out with new releases and concert dates for bands on your song lists. My son sent me to Pandora, then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By BarBBar
Life insurance premiums keep going up. At some...

Life insurance premiums keep going up. At some point, I want to bail out on that. I keep thinking, just one more year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,827
Posted By BarBBar
I had a battery go dead while way back in the...

I had a battery go dead while way back in the pasture before cell phones.
I disconnected the dead battery, carried it to the highway and began walking to the nearest gas station seven miles away. A...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By BarBBar
Mummies has that apple scent, the corn is fresh,...

Mummies has that apple scent, the corn is fresh, the plastic sacks are strong, don't rip like cheap paper sacks, and moisture wont ruin the sacks. You have to load it yourself, but no tip needed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By BarBBar
Astros pitcher J.R. Richard dies at today at age 71

Former Houston Astros star pitcher J.R. Richard, a two-time National League strikeout champion whose career was cut short in 1980 due to a stroke, died Thursday at the age of 71, it was announced.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-29-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,407
Posted By BarBBar
Rifle of the Year, Mauser M18 has very good...

Rifle of the Year, Mauser M18 has very good reviews as a bargain ranch utility rifle in 6.5 Creedmore, and many other calibers. I have not shot one. I would like to, but I already have a 35 year old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,948
Posted By BarBBar
ZZ Top - Legs (Official Music Video) - YouTube

ZZ Top - Legs (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,366
Posted By BarBBar
I was on a lease in San Saba a few years ago with...

I was on a lease in San Saba a few years ago with some out of state transplants who had moved to North Texas, bought lots of stuff at Cabelas, and added me to their new lease to reduce their cost....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By BarBBar
I googled "indian names" and "states" and this...

I googled "indian names" and "states" and this came up:

So here are the 26 states with names of Native American origin and the meaning behind each of them. To learn more about Native American...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By BarBBar
I guess the appropriate lyric would be "I can't...

I guess the appropriate lyric would be "I can't get no ...satisfaction", at least not cheap. Maybe HEB will have cheap seats on the grass like they did for Rush on their final tour. I prefer small...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By BarBBar
I hunt from the ground most of the time. If I am...

I hunt from the ground most of the time. If I am hunting one of my more regular spots, I will leave a good swivel chair in there so I don't have to carry it in and out with all of the other stuff I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,576
Posted By BarBBar
In my neighborhood, every house with composition...

In my neighborhood, every house with composition shingles has had to replace them after our hailstorm in the spring. My metal roof is 16 years old, has been through several hail storms, and still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By BarBBar
Round trip to central Austin from Llano of 72...

Round trip to central Austin from Llano of 72 miles used to take two hours. Yesterday it took me four hours, with a gas stop. On each trip, new traffic lights pop up, with a five minute sit at each...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,248
Views: 283,302
Posted By BarBBar
Son's birthday today

Remember the good times
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,147
Posted By BarBBar
Check before mowing

Found this while mowing-in the city
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-13-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By BarBBar
I drew the Kickapoo hunt during the flood of...

I drew the Kickapoo hunt during the flood of 2018. Roads were out for a few days. You never know what to expect.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,507
Posted By BarBBar
Inks Lake State Park and Palo Duro busy bee

Inks Lake State Park and Palo Duro busy bee
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By BarBBar
If you have cedars, cut some posts, wire them...

If you have cedars, cut some posts, wire them together to an existing tree with braced corners, throw tarp/plastic on top, then cover with cedar. Brush in as needed each year. Not elevated or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By BarBBar
I wrote stories for Bowhunter and Deer & Deer...

I wrote stories for Bowhunter and Deer & Deer Hunting magazines entitled The One That Got Away and The Legacy respectively. I would have written more, but most magazines want trophy photos. Neither...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By BarBBar
If possible, find an experienced hunter you know...

If possible, find an experienced hunter you know to show you what they do. Read Chuck Adams. He hunts from the ground with success. A Big Mike pop-up would be a good start since you can easily carry...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,511
Posted By BarBBar
I had a similar eight stitches cut in the palm of...

I had a similar eight stitches cut in the palm of my left hand last September repairing a ground blind. Being too lazy to put on leather gloves, I reached out to break off a quarter- inch thick dead...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By BarBBar
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has a website...

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has a website you can preview. The Goodnight House is also worth a visit. You can stand in the dining room where Quanah Parker had dinner with the Goodnights. The...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-08-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By BarBBar
Don't see Kickapoo Cavern State Park. It is a...

Don't see Kickapoo Cavern State Park. It is a beautiful place. I would think there are some axis and whitetails there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 34,190
Posted By BarBBar
1054844 Brittany- Tejas

1054844

Brittany- Tejas
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By BarBBar
Oklahoma this year started to allow an option...

Oklahoma this year started to allow an option when applying to pay a small extra fee to enable the applicant to cancel their hunt and keep their preference point if for some reason they can't go.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,053
Posted By BarBBar
https://youtu.be/rroRW3IthFE

https://youtu.be/rroRW3IthFE
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,274
Posted By BarBBar
The important decision is what hunts you should...

The important decision is what hunts you should not apply for. You don't want to blow your points on a hunt you don't rate highly. Once they are used, it might take a while to get drawn again. Luck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By BarBBar
Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is in...

Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is in the Red Cliffs Lodge, at Milepost 14 on SR 128.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,773
Posted By BarBBar
For those eligible for Medicare, if you have a...

For those eligible for Medicare, if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, Silver Sneakers might make you eligible for a free gym membership. At 68, I am on Medicare, and my plan provides me with a free...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,027
Posted By BarBBar
El Rancho- S. Lamar, tacos al carbon, pour on...

El Rancho- S. Lamar, tacos al carbon, pour on side order of queso, side order of guac., pralines, margaritas if you like them. Tours of Capitol and Texas Memorial Museum are free
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 28,617
Posted By BarBBar
Wind River-won several awards for most overlooked...

Wind River-won several awards for most overlooked film of 2017, as well as many other awards. Just saw it today on Tubi, but says it is leaving there in a few days. A hunter is a hero in this movie....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,860
Posted By BarBBar
On MeTV on my satellite channel, they label some...

On MeTV on my satellite channel, they label some of the black and white western series as "outdated cultural depiction" before the show begins. That must be why I like them so much. Travel back in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,622
Posted By BarBBar
Last of the Mohicans where the sister jumps off...

Last of the Mohicans where the sister jumps off the cliff to her death in slow motion rather than be captured by the Hurons is pretty intense.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By BarBBar
If you hang a deer by the head, then you can put...

If you hang a deer by the head, then you can put your knee between the hindquarters with the cavity opening facing away and pull on the legs towards you and push with your knee to break the hip ball...
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