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#1 Bobcat

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:14 AM

Welcome to the Posse! Please take a minute and tell us a little bit about yourself and introduce yourself to the members.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:19 PM

Hello, everyone!

You already know me as Mrs. Ranchdog. While I am still Mrs. Ranchdog, and I've been reading this forum for a long time, I finally decided to join the forum with my own screen name, Texas10X.

I'm retired now and loving it! I enjoy shooting, hunting, fishing, kayaking, riding our Ranger, working on our ranch, sporting clays, archery, camping & RVing, photography, Labrador Retrievers, horses, outdoor and greenhouse gardening, the stock market, golf, darts, snowmobiling, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, woodworking, bowling, badminton, volleyball, home improvement, needlecrafts, painting, writing and almost anything outdoors. I enjoy learning and doing new things, especially with Ranchdog!

I'm really looking forward to the Posse Pronghorn hunt at the end of September!

Linda

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:10 PM

Hey Linda,

Good choice!! I can't wait for the pronghorn hunt either!

Bob :P

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:03 PM

I'm retired now and loving it! I enjoy shooting, hunting, fishing, kayaking, riding our Ranger, working on our ranch, sporting clays, archery, camping & RVing, photography, Labrador Retrievers, horses, outdoor and greenhouse gardening, the stock market, golf, darts, snowmobiling, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, woodworking, bowling, badminton, volleyball, home improvement, needlecrafts, painting, writing and almost anything outdoors. I enjoy learning and doing new things, especially with Ranchdog!

Linda



RETIRED????? :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: Ah Linda, what are you going to do with all that spare time??? :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: Welcome to the Posse, girl! :) :) :)
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:01 PM

I see Linda, you got tired of Ranchdog speaking for you all the time. My wife does all the speaking around our house and I just say Yes Maam. Glad you decided to join yourself. Welcome to the Posse. Take care of old Ranchdog and don't let him get into anything he can't or you can't get him out of. I started worrying about him when he started talking about blowguns. See ya around. Posted Image

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:03 AM

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, Bob, Buzz and Airhog!

The blowguns are a blast, but seem to have taken second place to the kayaks for now. The hardest part is not enough time to do everything!!! Who knew I'd be so much busier in retirement!!! :)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:02 AM

I got into kayaks too... but my interest has waned a little since the day the dirty great big bull shark swam around my eight foot plastic fantastic! :o Guns are so much safer! ^_^ Thanks for the PM for Jacqui!
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

Welcome Mrs. Ranchdog. My hardest decisions in my free time are whether to kayak-fish or go hunting so I feel your pain :biggrin: And I also spent most of my high school years practicing with a blowgun instead of doing homework :rolleyes: Maybe one day I will go kayak-fishing-hunting with a blowgun <_< Welcome aboard!

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

All -
i'd like to start trapping coyote and badger and maybe fox. what are the basic steps so i can visualize a plan when i start reading up on the sport.

i trapped in boy scouts and as a kid, but nothing that required a permit, that i knew of. :) also, i'm not getting help from the ***'es at Gander Mtn nor can i find a local club.

do i just find a farmer with some badgers/coyotes, buy some coyote/badger traps and set them? i was thinking to put flags above the traps or near them as i do when snorkeling. to keep people away.

also, i'll want to wait until winter, correct? so they have a winter coat on.

i'll use the meat for another purpose. speaking of which, if anyone is selling a good vacuum sealer at a cheap price, please PM me.

Thanks!

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

Hey Rosco,

Welcome to the Posse! Make yourself at home. I would post your questions in the Trapping forum. We have some real pros there.

Bob :P

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

G'day Rosco! Welcome to this great forum! Funny how many of us are former Scouts! But then, it's not so strange at all, I guess.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

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I live in Austin, my family ranches near Falfurrias TX. My son (12 yrs.) and I occasionally trap with conibears and snare at the ranch and get skunks, coons, coyotes and occasionally a bobcat. We call some coyotes and bobcats. To paint an unvarnished picture, mostly the coyotes and bobcats outwit us, but we get a few. The main reason I joined the forum is that we are starting to go prairie dog shooting, with the main problem being finding a place to go shoot. A neighboring rancher had been to visit friends in Rawlins, WY, so we went there in August, 2011. Pretty thin pickings on the surrounding BLM (saw lots more antelope than PDs) until we paid a modest ($100/person/day) trespass fee to get on the Silver Spur ranch for the last two days of our trip. We mostly shot gophers in an un-watered improved pasture with .22 LR. We ranged some of the longer shots. By the end of the shoot, we were about 50% connecting between 200 and 235 yards, with a nice 10 mph full value wind. I haven't had that much fun with a .22 in a long time. What a hoot. In that range and beyond that the .17 HMR was also great fun to shoot, and we had what were basically NRA match rifles with slow (12") and medium (9") twist barrels in .223 built on AR platforms for intermediate ranges. We never found any huge towns, and frequently shot off the hood of the truck. Our longer range guns went mostly unused. But we had a great time, it was an adventure, and we got to actually shoot a quantity of ammunition through some of these guns we have spent so much time and energy building and developing loads for. We are looking for a place just the tiniest bit closer than 1296 miles, and I intend to spend some face time in West Texas, the Panhandle and Western OK looking for places and permission. Suggestions of basic areas ( not your honey hole, just things like "Hobbs is shot/plagued out, go look in Southwastern OK") would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

G'day Gary! Welcome to TPP! You're going to fit in just fine here! <_<

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:12 AM

Welcome, Rosco and Gary!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hey Buzzard, what is the skinny on Donkey/'Roo culling in Australia? If you have already answered this question elsewhere just direct me to the thread.
Thank you for your kind welcome to the site.
s/y Gary




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