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Forum: Bowhunting
12-19-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: What's with this persimmon tree?

It seems I have read before that persimmons can hold onto some of their fruit for a long time. I really don't know though. Let us know what you find out when you stop, I would be interested to know.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-19-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,498
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Making my own climbing stand

I have welded quite a few stands myself, ladders and hang-ons, all out of steel. They are very solid, if heavy, but do not have any fear trusting the life of me or my sons to them. I do not use...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-19-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,169
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Tradgang.com.....

No problem BC, it doesn't keep me up at night or anything.:D Just an observation I suppose.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-19-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,169
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Tradgang.com.....

There is alot of good info over there, used it quite a bit when I was trying to find out more about shooting trad. It helped me alot.

What I'm not getting is this sudden animosity in the...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,599
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Who was there???

I missed the 70's by a little bit, but not much, I got in in the early 80's. First bow was a Martin Bobcat, with 2018's and satelite broadheads. Dad had a Browning that looked like a cross between a...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,276
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Internet... learning curve...

Maybe this was what I was trying to say?:D
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,276
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Internet... learning curve...

I could write a book on crow recipies, Jeff.:D To me it is part of it. And I didn't mean we had a difference of opinion, just that it might be different than some. It's all good.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,276
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Internet... learning curve...

I'm not necessarily saying learn it all the hard way, though there is a character building process that does benefit there. I believe a person appreciates things more when they have to work for them...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,276
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Internet... learning curve...

There is alot of truth in BIGJ71's post, I agree very much.

There wasn't an internet when I started hunting, and I'm glad there wasn't. There are many, many things I would never have learned...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-15-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,833
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: What would your wife say ????????

She would tell me to take it outside where it belongs....Untill it is finished, then it can come back in.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: I'm back

Cool, nice buck! I carried my 4" Dan Wesson .357 once this year, but didn't shoot. I want to take a deer with it some day. I have shot them with my 15" Encore in .260 rem, but want to use the the old...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Lost/broken equipment?

Bushnell 1000 Arc rangefinder. Put it on top of the pickup and drove off.6 weeks old. That one hurt.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: I'm back

When I had read your earlier thread, I hoped that you would find a way to make everything work out for you, and I am glad to hear you have succeeded. I have wondered a time or two how it was going...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,768
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: What's your weakness?

Probably shot selection. I shot for so many years with a rifle from the ground that I "default" back to that at crunch time. A rifle is very instinctive to me and I shoot to break an animal down,...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,586
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Hunting the same spots.....

I am more of the mind of not changing stands too much unless there is a reason, at least for the style hunting you are talking about.

One extreme for me is a very small little corner of woods I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-09-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Where the heck did it go!!??

I bet I was born within 20 days of you taking that buck Greg.:D I didn't hunt deer untill later in life, when I got out of the Navy in 1995. We just didn't have a huntable population up untill then....
Forum: Bowhunting
12-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,373
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: What's the difference!!??

Thanks for the compliment BigJ, but it is just the way I feel. If they outlaw everything else then I will be hunting with a sharp stick I guess. Or poaching mice in the garage with a whiffle ball...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-03-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,373
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: What's the difference!!??

I am a hunter at heart, pure and simple. I have killedbig gamewith rifles, pistols, shotguns, black powder, andcompounds. I am equal opportunity, I love them all.Some days I feel like one, some days...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: The best piece of hunting equipment I bought this year

I know what you mean, they were the best thing I ever got. It has been ten or twelve years now that I have had them. I have nearly forgotten how much it sucks with glasses in cold/wet weather.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Euro mounts

Bleach is generally a bad thing, in addition to the things already mentioned, it can turn the skull yellow also. When boiling be careful of the bosses on your antlers, keep them out of the water or...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Thanksgiving is my special hunting day-Anyone else?

Oh, I'm sure you have better things to do than hunt my stand.:D He wasn't that good anyways. On most ranches in Texas he would be a cull. He is definitely mature though, big old body, blocky and...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Thanksgiving is my special hunting day-Anyone else?

Thanksgiving is usually a special hunting day/weekend for me, but this year we are going down to Waco to be with some of my relatives down there. Normally we do Thanksgiving around home because that...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,509
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Biggest known Buck killed in YOUR area ?

There was a 211 killed about 15 miles from my house two years ago. 4 years ago there was a 206 killed about 45 miles from here near a place we used to hunt. Last year I know of a 191 killed in this...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-24-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: NJ Buck Down

Way to go teammate! another buck on the borad for us. Great job!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-24-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Oklahoma Buck Down

Good job there teammate! Another 100+ points for us!
11-24-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Great job guys, congrats on the bucks! I'm still hunting, so don't count me out yet, still alot of season to go here. I'm finally starting to get some pictures of somedecent ones too. Keep plugging...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-21-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: rising moon?

According to the Drury boys, you are golden.:D I have been reading one of their books lately and they really believe in that setting moon in the morning thing. I saw it this morning and it peaked my...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2008, 03:30 PM
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,882
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Unfair antler scoring system?

I can see the argument of the more symmetrical deer being a better specimen, but I just don't buy it. To me that is an engineer looking at nature.:D Symmetry is important in manufacturing, but since...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Plug for a GREAT read....

Haven't heard of that one Mike, though the title sounds interesting.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Plug for a GREAT read....

I have that one in my bookcase Jeff, and yes it is a good read. Helps keep things in perspective.
11-15-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

I saw the King tonight.

Haven't had any pictures of him all year, was thinking maybe he didn't make it. He is alive. He ghosted throught the woods about 80 yards out from me, maybe 30 yards or...
11-13-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Things are really about to start happening here. My dad is seeing some really good ones out on his lease, seeing some with does, etc. Weather is suppossed to get cold this weekend, and we just had a...
11-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Wait untill the wind is right, and then get in there two hours before daylight.
11-03-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Went out Sat evening and just saw 2 does and 3 fawns. It has really warmed back up here, and it really is still too early. I was looking at the tarsal glands on the does, one was still snow whaite...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Pics from last evenings hunt- A skydiver!

Ahhhh, okay. I have hunted Randall county also. Had a friendwhose fatherused to have a 10,000 acre lease on the west rim of Palo Duro Canyon. Hunted out there some with him, we were in the wildlife...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Pics from last evenings hunt- A skydiver!

Good photo's, looks like the country between Wellington and Shamrock. There's some mulies out in there too, back west of Hwy 83.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,030
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Shot one tonight.....

I hit one in the shoulder knuckle last year. Got him again on trailcam three weeks later, he was okay. I heard it crack, loud, when it hit. But then again I was fairly close and the woods were very...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Texas hunters have you seen any sign of the rut???

Nope. I'm in southeastern panhandle and we are still probably 2-3 weeks out. It is time though to start running some mock scrapes and getting that going. I am seeing some young buck/field edge...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,663
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: 20MPH winds

Out here, if you don't hunt when the wind is blowing over 15-20, then you don't hunt near as much. I have had some awesome hunts when the wind was absolultely screaming, but you have to change your...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-27-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,582
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: PETA tidbit worthy of sharing!!!!

Personally, I thought the pic was hilarious. I could even be one of the ones in it, a couple of years ago.

But the reality of loosing our hunting rights has very little to do with public...
10-24-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

I had a pretty good sit last night, had just about everything come by EXCEPT a shooter buck. 4 does, 6 fawns, 2-1.5 year old bucks, and 2-2.5 year old bucks. One of the 2.5 was decent, but nowhere...
10-23-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

It's nearly go time boys, it's been pretty chilly here the last few days. That ought to make things really start firing up pretty soon. Got to get me some mock scrapes running this weekend, then...
10-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

My wifes boss passed away last week, and I ended up being out of pocket most of the weekend. Went out last night and saw a doe with two fawns, but left a little early because I had to go doctor a...
10-15-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Good deal, way to go getting us oneto go up on the board!

Weather has been cold and wet here, 3.5 inches of rain in the last two days, Supposed to clear off this afternoon, I am going to try and...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,808
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Rob's Buck on Video

I like a good mystery.

Go get your cousin, put him back on this deer, have him shoot it, and take pictues of the autopsy.

If the arrow actually went throught the neck, which is also very...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,808
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Rob's Buck on Video

My two cents is the shot is over the spine. My main reasoning is the elasticity of skin. If those broadheads weren't razor sharp then it could very well have "lifted" the skin before it cut the exit...
10-13-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Well, I didn't make it out this weekend, I had mis-calculated when the last pig sales were, so we were pig shopping all weekend. Good news is the barn is full, we are done buying now. Time will start...
10-08-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,019
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: Official Team Judo Chop Thread (24)

Congrats on the does guys! Looks like everyone is at least seeing things, thats good. I should be able to get back out on the stand once or twice this weekend, supposed to be pretty cool on Sunday,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,846
Posted By Critr-Gitr

RE: How do you deal with gnats

Shannon Bug Tamer. Pricey, but there are times that the value of proper equipment is not measured in dollars. For me, being eaten by gnats is one of those times.
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