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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-17-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By EastTexun
Couple thoughts I have, based on my own...

Couple thoughts I have, based on my own experience on our place in Houston County. The impact of protein didn't really become noticeable until year 5 of having it out from March-October. It is not a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 61,413
Posted By EastTexun
Any updates from behind the pine cone curtain?...

Any updates from behind the pine cone curtain? Either 2 of my cameras are down or there is nothing happening on my big food plot. Have some smaller bucks hitting another spot after dark...but the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,440
Posted By EastTexun
I got my confidence in Kansas and now use it...

I got my confidence in Kansas and now use it every year in ETX with success. As for being loud, if you have ever watched 2 mature bucks fight up close, I don't think I can make any more noise than...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-03-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By EastTexun
If you are in Edwards County, I would first make...

If you are in Edwards County, I would first make sure you can keep water or capture water to keep them fed with drip lines. Without enough water in Yr 1/2 nobody can keep them alive.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,440
Posted By EastTexun
Use a decoy if you have one, and make absolutely...

Use a decoy if you have one, and make absolutely sure that decoy is upwind or at minimum crosswind from you. I paid the price in Kansas for this and never forgot.

Also, stay confident in it and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By EastTexun
Mine looked exactly the same when I shot a bag of...

Mine looked exactly the same when I shot a bag of concrete that had been left out in the rain. I figured it would grenade, but all 3 bullets were recovered and looked the same.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-19-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By EastTexun
Have shot a lot of Makers in both super and...

Have shot a lot of Makers in both super and subsonics, all in 458 SOCOM. Not cheap, but work great. I'm a believer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By EastTexun
Been thinking of doing this myself..in for some...

Been thinking of doing this myself..in for some responses.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,820
Posted By EastTexun
I use Remedy and Diesel mixed 75% diesel/25%...

I use Remedy and Diesel mixed 75% diesel/25% Remedy to spot spray trees, vines, brush, etc and have been doing this for years both on the ranch and at my house. I have not had a single instance of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,762
Posted By EastTexun
I have been on MLD for a while, and while the...

I have been on MLD for a while, and while the money part is somewhat of PITA, I look at it as my "fee" to be able to shoot bucks that would otherwise be off limits in an antler-restricted county. Do...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-29-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By EastTexun
That would highly depend on what product was...

That would highly depend on what product was spec'd to spray. I am not that well versed in all of the non broad-spectrum herbicides available so I can't really answer. I can say though that the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-28-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By EastTexun
Have you considered spraying it from a helicopter...

Have you considered spraying it from a helicopter or is there a lot of similar trees that you want to keep? Our consulting forester hires a helicopter spray company to spray over the fresh plantings...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By EastTexun
I have used Tractor Navigator and Windrow (both...

I have used Tractor Navigator and Windrow (both free apps in the Apple App Store) and they work OK. I am not spraying one big field, but several that are 3-7 acres per field. It definitely made it...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-09-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,335
Posted By EastTexun
Sounds like you are set then as far as being able...

Sounds like you are set then as far as being able to penetrate. As for the paint brushes, the stain specific brushes are big fat things, not like a regular paint brush, and they have removable...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-09-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,335
Posted By EastTexun
Ex painter input here- When you powerwashed it,...

Ex painter input here- When you powerwashed it, did the water still bead up, or did the wood soak it all in? If it is still beading up, need to let it dry out some more or you are wasting your time....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By EastTexun
Not sure I agree here about clogging. Maybe out...

Not sure I agree here about clogging. Maybe out west or south, but when it rains a lot (think East Tx or the coast) I haven't seen a feeder that won't clog some. I have never had all 4 spouts clog at...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-08-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By EastTexun
Thanks for sharing and interesting test. On our...

Thanks for sharing and interesting test. On our place (fed protein 10 yrs or so) the deer are lazy and won't barely touch protein if its on the ground. I literally go shovel the nasty stuff out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By EastTexun
We have a wall in the barn where they all get...

We have a wall in the barn where they all get mounted (other than shoulder mounts). Its a great conversation piece for new hunters or non-hunters. Nothing fancy, just some drywall screws mounted to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By EastTexun
I will echo part of this. The amount of water...

I will echo part of this. The amount of water (carrier for herbicide) will depend wholly on your speed and the type of tip or boomless sprayer you use. I have a boomless one that is ~25 gallons and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-23-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By EastTexun
Our property is northwest of Grapeland, just on...

Our property is northwest of Grapeland, just on the Anderson/Houston county line. I switched my Verizon phone over to ATT for better service, and I have all ATT game cameras other than 1. In the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-23-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By EastTexun
Happy to help. When I used to have a fleet of...

Happy to help. When I used to have a fleet of wooden blinds, I would haul one of my airless rigs in the bed of the mule and paint them all in a weekend ever few years. Paint is cheap compared to all...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By EastTexun
Have the LyfeTime and no complaints. Works better...

Have the LyfeTime and no complaints. Works better than I can for sure.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By EastTexun
Painter in past life- Make sure the surface is...

Painter in past life- Make sure the surface is dry and clean, so use a degreaser if you can. if not, make sure all the dirt and dust is off. If the existing paint is in good shape, primer may not be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,285
Posted By EastTexun
Sorry to hear about your dam and your lost fish!...

Sorry to hear about your dam and your lost fish! Those pictures are bad deja vu for me as we lost our lake in Grapeland (twice) due to big rains like that. I heard from one of my neighbors that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-12-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,025
Posted By EastTexun
Looked great, thanks for sharing. Any reason you...

Looked great, thanks for sharing. Any reason you don't use the buggy and bulk lime vs putting out by hand?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By EastTexun
My neighbor had one when I was in college and it...

My neighbor had one when I was in college and it seemed to work well for him. Didn't get used much, so hard to say how it held up long term, but just make sure you have plenty of diesel and don't...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-01-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,554
Posted By EastTexun
Very impressed with the progress and its amazing...

Very impressed with the progress and its amazing to think of the possibilities. Just being able to get all of your wires run properly and sized right the first time without having to fishtape and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-01-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By EastTexun
Thanks for all the input so far. There is no way...

Thanks for all the input so far. There is no way on a limited budget to do even 50% of my food plots with irrigation, but doing a portion of even 2 plots would make a big difference in my opinion. I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By EastTexun
Each setup is different and has specs.

Each setup is different and has specs.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By EastTexun
My well was not designed for irrigation, and the...

My well was not designed for irrigation, and the distance to my plots would make that impossible unless I was running very large pipe, which is expensive. I do have 2 year around live creeks that are...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,285
Posted By EastTexun
You can break the weed cycle, but it takes...

You can break the weed cycle, but it takes dedication and consistency. For example, I ended up with a REALLY bad infestation of grass burrs in 2 of my food plots. It was so bad I couldn't let the dog...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By EastTexun
Watering Food Plots

Anybody ever attempt to water their summer/early fall food plots? I have seen pics of guys that had access to center pivots, but curious if others have tried/succeeded in other methods.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By EastTexun
If you decide to cut the door, just make sure...

If you decide to cut the door, just make sure there is enough solid "meat" at the bottom. Worst thing that can happen is you cut through the bottom frame and your hollow core door is now open on the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-28-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,285
Posted By EastTexun
Theoretically is the key. I would plan to have...

Theoretically is the key. I would plan to have some pretty significant weed pressure either way, as the seed bank is rich unless you have done a pretty robust spraying regimen.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-26-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 79,712
Posted By EastTexun
Smart- thanks for sharing. We used to have a full...

Smart- thanks for sharing. We used to have a full size smokehouse at my grandparents house, but my intelligent aunt tore it down because it was supposedly an eyesore. That dude was as big or bigger...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-26-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,285
Posted By EastTexun
My feelings exactly. By the time I have pulled a...

My feelings exactly. By the time I have pulled a drill with cultipacker or a planter through there, most of the standing forage is now knocked down, and it does a pretty good job of creating a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-25-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By EastTexun
They recently changed the rules, but it is highly...

They recently changed the rules, but it is highly dependent on the biologist and property. I am on 251 acres and stayed on MLD 3, but it took a lot of work.

Also depends on what level you want to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By EastTexun
I ran into this myself on one of my guns with the...

I ran into this myself on one of my guns with the Wraith. I did change the mount from the factory to an aftermarket quick release to make moving guns easier, and I didn't have the issue anymore....
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,285
Posted By EastTexun
I have shred oats when they got too high with...

I have shred oats when they got too high with good results, and I do plant legumes directly into my standing oats/wheat/cereal rye every year. can't speak for OP, but I don't do a follow up shred...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By EastTexun
The literature I have read is kinda split on...

The literature I have read is kinda split on doing a surface application or doing fertilizer stakes or doing a deep application with a root waterer. I have fertilized several around the drop line,...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-22-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,285
Posted By EastTexun
That is great to hear. How much acreage of the IC...

That is great to hear. How much acreage of the IC are you planting?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-22-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By EastTexun
Thanks. Based on the science I had read about,...

Thanks. Based on the science I had read about, this was my plan.

I am over in Grapeland, and I haven't found anybody that will come this far west with it. If yall have any recommendations, please...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-22-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,285
Posted By EastTexun
Great planting follow along. What variety of peas...

Great planting follow along. What variety of peas were you using, and do you plant the same plots in peas multiple years in a row? Reason I ask is the first year I planted peas I actually had pod...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-21-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By EastTexun
Are you recommending fresh litter or some that...

Are you recommending fresh litter or some that has been piled for 6 months +? I have heard various responses to this.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,544
Posted By EastTexun
Looks sharp! Tell us the details on the water...

Looks sharp! Tell us the details on the water tank, etc.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-20-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By EastTexun
Soil quality is so overlooked but it makes a huge...

Soil quality is so overlooked but it makes a huge difference, and not just for food plots. It affects all the forage including forbs, trees and brush.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-20-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By EastTexun
Assuming its in Nac, make sure and pen off the...

Assuming its in Nac, make sure and pen off the feeders right out of the box. Hog panels in a circle. I like at least 8, more the better. You can put a corn feeder and protein together and keep the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-20-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By EastTexun
Our place is 250 acres but shaped differently...

Our place is 250 acres but shaped differently than yours. Been on a solid protein plan for 10+ years and I also plant 20+ acres of food plots. It makes a huge difference in herd quality, size of the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-19-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By EastTexun
I haven't dealt with this directly, but I have...

I haven't dealt with this directly, but I have ready several threads/articles about it as I was looking at magnifiers. Are both mounted directly to the pic rail, or do they have quick release mounts,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By EastTexun
I have done 2 of these in Montgomery County and...

I have done 2 of these in Montgomery County and took them both to Conroe PD to be inspected. Inspections were done 1x per month and it was a *****show, but it got finished. Essentially they are...
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