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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Phorizt
sounds like a Malabar Giant Squirrel

sounds like a Malabar Giant Squirrel
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-07-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Phorizt
thanks for the responses. I spent a lot of...

thanks for the responses.

I spent a lot of time getting every edge on these heads wicked sharp and got his bow paper tuned and ready to go.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-07-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Phorizt
Bleeder blades or no for low poundage

My son has his first real bowhunt(deer and hogs) coming up next weekend. Heís shooting 45 pounds at 25Ē draw. I let him choose the broadheads he wanted to use out of my collection(all extremely...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-01-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By Phorizt
I have a bulldog target and it is awesome. Super...

I have a bulldog target and it is awesome. Super easy to remove field points. My broadhead target is different and I have some rail lube from my crossbow and I just put that on the front half of...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-24-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By Phorizt
I switched to Nocturnals universal fit from the...

I switched to Nocturnals universal fit from the cheap knockoffs for my last hunt. I must say they were a major letdown. They dont fit snuggly enough in the arrow so every time I would de-nock an...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,695
Posted By Phorizt
I shot a mature Nilgai cow last week with 150...

I shot a mature Nilgai cow last week with 150 grain wide solids. I like the wides but feel like the standard heads are a little too small for my taste. Full passthrough and stuck in a mesquite tree...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-21-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,698
Posted By Phorizt
I recently got the shorter 5 arrow tightspot.. ...

I recently got the shorter 5 arrow tightspot.. really the only reason I went with the short version is bc it has a hanging loop on it so i can take it off and hang it on something when Iím in a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-17-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By Phorizt
If you want a javelina try the pipeline on the...

If you want a javelina try the pipeline on the south end. I saw some right inside the north gate and a couple about 1.25 miles into the north end also so they are all over but only saw them when I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Phorizt
I saw a melanistic coyote at LRGV Teniente 2...

I saw a melanistic coyote at LRGV Teniente 2 years ago. Came right in 10 yards away before catching wind of me and running off. That pic looks like it has some husky in it to me but hard to tell. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By Phorizt
Lol. We bought a sectional from NFM in JanuaryÖ...

Lol. We bought a sectional from NFM in JanuaryÖ they delivered it last Thursday.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-01-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Phorizt
I just switched to 4 Rayzr feathers. Was doing 3...

I just switched to 4 Rayzr feathers. Was doing 3 Blazer vanes. then tried 3x 3.5" feathers. Finally tried 4x 2" Rayzr feather and really liked that configuration the best. Super quiet and shoot...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-01-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By Phorizt
If you want to do James Collins I can give you...

If you want to do James Collins I can give you coordinates on a great spot. Just hunted up there on a youth controlled hunt with my son and it was way too hot and they had probably the worst youth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,433
Posted By Phorizt
Here's the actual story about this Frankens/China...

Here's the actual story about this Frankens/China deal. This does not include the YO ranch as it was from back in August and is about the Val Verde county deals. Apparently Frankens is just an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,433
Posted By Phorizt
So allegedly a wealthy American guy has wind...

So allegedly a wealthy American guy has wind power company with Chinese investors. This wealthy American guy buys ranch and now errbody up in arms about China buying legendary Texas ranch. Is that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By Phorizt
Well my son and I didnt like it. Not my kind of...

Well my son and I didnt like it. Not my kind of movie so not surprising that i didnt like it. But my son loves that sort of thing and he didnt like it either.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By Phorizt
From what I understand it has only been hunted...

From what I understand it has only been hunted once before which was last year when they had to move a few guys over there from another of the LRGV units.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-18-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Phorizt
Hereís a couple of pics showing the Makos side by...

Hereís a couple of pics showing the Makos side by side w Black Hornets and Iron Will Standard and Wide vented. Bleeder pic top to bottom is Mako, Black Hornet and Iron Will. Mako has the biggest...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-18-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Phorizt
My first pack got lost in the mail so I ended up...

My first pack got lost in the mail so I ended up having to order another which I just got in but havenít tried them yet. They are very sharp and look to be very well made. A solid version in 125...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,737
Posted By Phorizt
Our house is on a couple of acres next to 200...

Our house is on a couple of acres next to 200 acres of woods outside of Granbury. I have 2 feeders behind the house and we have a group of does every morning and evening back there. We hadnt seen a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Phorizt
thanks for the info!

thanks for the info!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-14-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Phorizt
I assume you say this because the arrow will be...

I assume you say this because the arrow will be rotating when it goes into the target which will hypothetically tighten the head as the target grips around it and the arrow is still trying to spin. ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phorizt
great point that was probably it. I just figured...

great point that was probably it. I just figured it was like MLD and not regular season regs since it was a draw hunt on a WMA and we weren't using our own tags. Recently I only hunt draw hunts so...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Phorizt
Simmons Mako?

Anyone shoot these and have any feedback on them? I really like the design and I'm shooting Iron Wills already but looking for a lower cost backup option with a similar design and performance.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phorizt
that's not what they said on the first hunt. ...

that's not what they said on the first hunt. Friday was only for setting up and scouting. It doesn't say that anywhere in the hunt info but somebody asked that specific question at the end of...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-12-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Phorizt
I just use the field points with the o rings on...

I just use the field points with the o rings on them and they work great. I order them on amazon.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-12-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phorizt
Everything north of the paved road was the walkin...

Everything north of the paved road was the walkin only area Unit 1. Right of pipeline road to the river was unit 4. There was a thin sliver on the left side(compartment 5 and everything left of...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phorizt
I still had people driving an atv through my area...

I still had people driving an atv through my area several times this week just after legal shooting light and had deer and hogs in front of me and they didnt pay any attention to it. But I wasnt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Phorizt
First timers get preference over kids who have...

First timers get preference over kids who have hunted before so your chance is pretty much 100% getting something right off the bat depending on how many first timers apply for a hunt. Both of my...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phorizt
Inside spread has to be outside of the ears so...

Inside spread has to be outside of the ears so basically a 15Ē minimum spread rule. Spikes are legal too. They go over it in detail at orientation.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phorizt
Man this hunt has been rough. Itís hot and dry. ...

Man this hunt has been rough. Itís hot and dry. Iím here now. From what I was told one doe has been taken total out of the north and south units. Thatís 55 hunters over a week. And somebody fell...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-07-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Phorizt
I went horseback riding w the family on the Prude...

I went horseback riding w the family on the Prude last summer when we were out there and the camps were closed due to covid. We saw an incredible amount of aoudads up on the mountain during the ride....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By Phorizt
Iíd buy in the Whichita Mountains of oklahoma so...

Iíd buy in the Whichita Mountains of oklahoma so I could hunt whitetail and elk within 3 hours of my house. Saw the biggest whitetail of my life up there this summer. He would probably be a 230+...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Phorizt
Thanks. Chap would be awesome but heís just...

Thanks. Chap would be awesome but heís just trying to get that first buck(not a spike) and at least he has a chance of it at Caddo. Not expecting an easy hunt w it being open to archery hunting all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Phorizt
I wish i had fences and axis deer to tear them up...

I wish i had fences and axis deer to tear them up


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,133
Posted By Phorizt
I didnt make it 40% through this thread ...

I didnt make it 40% through this thread


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-04-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By Phorizt
Scent free corrosion protection

anyone have a recommendation for something to use on carbon steel broadheads?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-04-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Phorizt
Caddo Lake NWR?

Anyone know anything about hunting this place? I did a search and found nothing on here. I don't recall seeing it on the draws from the previous few years either. Looks like it may have been open...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By Phorizt
I got some the other day bc i had trouble finding...

I got some the other day bc i had trouble finding anything else in .165 diameter. But these are for my sonís bow and heís shooting 45 pounds so Iím not too worried about them at that weight.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By Phorizt
I have some snake gaiters that are made by...

I have some snake gaiters that are made by Blocker Outdoors. They are $60 regular price but on sale for $45 on their website now. Not as good as Turtle Skins for sure but a lot better than the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,571
Posted By Phorizt
I start checking the online status checker about...

I start checking the online status checker about 3 days before each deadline and then every 15 minutes on the day of the hunt. and I know for sure that I actually do get the email notifications but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Phorizt
the trailer manufacturer(Kalyn) and the medical...

the trailer manufacturer(Kalyn) and the medical plastics place (Laerdal now I think) were the 2 main manufacturers in Gatesville. I don't know of anything anywhere close N/W/S of Jonesboro. There's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Phorizt
I grew up halfway bw Jonesboro and Gatesville but...

I grew up halfway bw Jonesboro and Gatesville but I left after HS 20 years ago so I'm not much help. Good luck though. You're within commuting distance of Waco, Temple, Killeen, Copperas Cove if...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Phorizt
thanks everyone. These are probably gonna be...

thanks everyone. These are probably gonna be some wet, muddy hunts after the rain coming in this week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Phorizt
Yeah I needed some 250 spine arrows and got some...

Yeah I needed some 250 spine arrows and got some Carnivores a couple of weeks ago. So far so good but I haven't shot anything other than a target with them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,631
Posted By Phorizt
yep. We are having an increasingly difficult...

yep. We are having an increasingly difficult time getting materials. And when we can prices are 30+% higher than normal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Phorizt
even though they aren't a secure fit, I still...

even though they aren't a secure fit, I still like the Muck boots much better than any of the others I've tried. Not sure which ones I have but I thought they were way more comfortable than any of...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Phorizt
ok thanks. I saw a deer eating under a live oak...

ok thanks. I saw a deer eating under a live oak on the way to work this morning so I assumed it had starting dropping but I'm a couple of hours west of either of those WMAs so wasn't sure if it...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Phorizt
Big Lake/Richland Creek area acorns?

I'm going to try to go standby for one of these two hunts this weekend. Anyone know in general when the acorns start dropping in that area?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,067
Posted By Phorizt
I'm not sure but at first impression it seemed...

I'm not sure but at first impression it seemed like it would be a lot of people to me when I drew this hunt 2 years ago. However, I never once saw another person in the field and only shared a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Phorizt
I believe Brushline splits the Sal del Rey(west...

I believe Brushline splits the Sal del Rey(west side of the road) and the Schaleben unit(east side of Brushline). Not sure where Jesus Rd is but I hear it leads all the way to Salvation if you...
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