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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By miket
Growing up as "poor" ( though not desperately...

Growing up as "poor" ( though not desperately poor, we had food, though cheap, mom said we ate beans and rice every meal for a month once ) then being broke for most of my early adult life until...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
I did add onto my shop, a change, but not what I...

I did add onto my shop, a change, but not what I would consider significant. I think it was less than $30k
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
They just took it to file the protest. Hearing is...

They just took it to file the protest. Hearing is later, I assume.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,172
Posted By miket
Excellent news!

Excellent news!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
1088984 New Grimes County Justice Complex...

1088984

New Grimes County Justice Complex and Administration building. Now I get it....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
Yes. 22yrs

Yes. 22yrs
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
Guess times are changing. Grimes county didnt...

Guess times are changing. Grimes county didnt used to be like this. Getting greedy I guess. Headed to the Appraisal office right now to turn in the protest.

Last day to protest is may 15. Didnt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
Yes, and that percentage includes the homestead...

Yes, and that percentage includes the homestead exemption. Im guessig that explains the differing percentage?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,924
Posted By miket
Dont know if Im reading this wrong, but my...

Dont know if Im reading this wrong, but my taxable value went up 56%, appraised value up 73%. Arent they supposed to limit taxable to 10% max or they just hoping we dont notice? Or am I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,677
Posted By miket
Haha, this is my opinion too.

Haha, this is my opinion too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Yall are killing me. I have gotten 2 and trying...

Yall are killing me. I have gotten 2 and trying to not be greedy by going to the lease this weekend. Yall sure are making it hard!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By miket
Is it fenced? If so, throw a couple of Cajuns in...

Is it fenced? If so, throw a couple of Cajuns in there for a few days.


Kidding, sorry, no help
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,597
Posted By miket
Got on them pretty good this morning. Son and I...

Got on them pretty good this morning. Son and I caught 35, left at about 10am. He lost/missed a bunch ( I caught 29 of them ), his bass hook setting habits didnt translate well to catfish.....hard to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,582
Posted By miket
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By miket
Best job posting sites

Having a heck of a time finding a CNC lathe machinist. I have ads on craigslist and Indeed. I know there are a lot of others, but it gets expensive posting them on a bunch of sites. For skilled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Using Gobbler Guillotine ( thats why I need them...

Using Gobbler Guillotine ( thats why I need them so close )

Edit again, if I would have waited for him to face more to me I would have hit lower neck and been fine. But I jumped the gun and took...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
1086749

1086749
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
1086738 Finally got one on the hook. He...

1086738

Finally got one on the hook. He walked back and forth down a ranch road about 150yds away for maybe 20min. Finally came through the brush about 30yds out. I brought the shotgun with me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Awesomr, congrats! All quiet here. Ths one I...

Awesomr, congrats!

All quiet here. Ths one I set up near apparently didnt think I sounded hot enough. Never been able to call em from the roost.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Moved closer to where they roosted Fri night, in...

Moved closer to where they roosted Fri night, in an opening I havent hunted before. Gobbling on the roost like crazy right now . One close and one a couple hundred yds away ( approx where I hunted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Yes to both. I just basically waited too long to...

Yes to both. I just basically waited too long to draw, trying to not get busted. I usually get down on my knees before they get close so I can lean way back to draw. I didnt do that this time, and he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Just blew it. Had one coming from a couple 100yds...

Just blew it. Had one coming from a couple 100yds away. Came all the in to 20yds but couldnt get drawn, thought I would get busted. Lost interest and left
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
This is a new property for me, gotta figure them...

This is a new property for me, gotta figure them out. Its thick except the relatively small openings. I figured they may come to the biggest field, near where they roosted. But havent seen them here....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
I dont know what the deal is, but I can never...

I dont know what the deal is, but I can never call em off the roost. Had gobbling from 2 locations at dawn. Heard them fly down. Tried to get them to come my way. Never saw them. All quiet now
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Got him, nice!

Got him, nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By miket
Terrible. Prayers sent for his family and others...

Terrible. Prayers sent for his family and others that cared about him. Hope you are ok, too. Gotta be rough, but you can only do so much
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Apparently they are roosting within a couple...

Apparently they are roosting within a couple 100yds of where Inhad been setting up. I moved to another field about 400yds away and hear them gobbling from where I was 2 weeks ago. Can hear hens and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
;)b;)b

;)b;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By miket
I have been wanting some real acreage since I was...

I have been wanting some real acreage since I was a kid. Finally making money but prices are going up faster than I can make it. Just a year or two earlier with the funds and I would have 1-200...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,597
Posted By miket
Nice!;)b;)b

Nice!;)b;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,597
Posted By miket
Same for us Friday. Saw no shad. Was so rough we...

Same for us Friday. Saw no shad. Was so rough we couldnt fish the windblown bulkheads ( did for a bit but couldnt hack it long ). Fished the areas protected from the wind which is usually less...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,597
Posted By miket
Well gentlemen. How did it go?

Well gentlemen. How did it go?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Good luck this weekend everyone. Planning to be...

Good luck this weekend everyone. Planning to be back at them next weekend
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,597
Posted By miket
Went today. Wind is pretty rough. Launched out of...

Went today. Wind is pretty rough. Launched out of April Plaza. Only caught 5, just couldn't fish the main lake. Way too rough. Should have launched Scotts Ridge and headed south.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By miket
Bump for those looking

Bump for those looking
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By miket
Cleaned all 3 carbs and as stated earlier, the...

Cleaned all 3 carbs and as stated earlier, the top one was plugged. Replaced the bulb and fuel line since it was getting old anyway and wanted to rule that issue out. Also replaced the fuel filter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By miket
Pulled the carbs and recleaning. Will try some of...

Pulled the carbs and recleaning. Will try some of the other stuff suggested if that doesnt work. I should have tried from another tank, but didnt have a can with any gas actually in it.....son burns...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By miket
Unless the carbs got plugged again, I have a hard...

Unless the carbs got plugged again, I have a hard time believing they need it again. It was a pain getting them off so i was very, very thorough. Soaked in carb cleaner longer than recommended, blew...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By miket
Outboard issue driving me nuts!

2002 Mariner 75hp. Let it sit too long and gas got old. Drained gas, replaced with new fuel. Wouldnt idle, ran bad. Rebuilt carbs. Ran better for a bit, but not great. Then got worse again. Wont idle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Got a hen here. Would sure like to know where the...

Got a hen here. Would sure like to know where the boys are......
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Dead here still. Usually picks up for me around...

Dead here still. Usually picks up for me around 10am to noon. Will see
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Awesome! Congrats

Awesome! Congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Dangit! Had a coyote come out about 50yds away....

Dangit! Had a coyote come out about 50yds away. Just meandering around. I squeaked with my mouth and he turned and headed my way. Got abkut 40yds out and obviously smelled me and rolled out quick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Excellent. Good luck. Heard a few gobbles, quiet...

Excellent. Good luck. Heard a few gobbles, quiet now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By miket
Was in the blind this morning and heard something...

Was in the blind this morning and heard something sliding against the popup. Scared the crap out me and Im all looking back and forth to see if something is trying to get inside with me then I see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Well, hopefully a tom comes by thats into that...

Well, hopefully a tom comes by thats into that kind of thing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
Two just came by, not a sound till about 50yds...

Two just came by, not a sound till about 50yds away. Might have been the same birds. Did the same think. Skirted around me then left. Would respond to the call, but not come in. Probably headed to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
They looked young, I wonder if I should have put...

They looked young, I wonder if I should have put out the jake with the hen instead of the tom.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
2 came in, walked a big circle about 30yds out....

2 came in, walked a big circle about 30yds out. Started to leave so I called again and they started coming back, but went around the back side. I had closed the windows so they couldnt see through....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 26,747
Posted By miket
He is worked up pretty good. Im being quiet and...

He is worked up pretty good. Im being quiet and he gobbled again, sounded closer.
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