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Posted: 11/12/2003 5:53:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:58:30 PM EDT
Think there will be mud these two weekends ???

I will see if I can make it the day after TG, but that depends on when my parents leave.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 6:13:01 PM EDT
Dang!

Thanksgiving is a HUGE hunting weekend for me. Need meat for the freezer! Then December, I'm hunting too, 12/27 thru New Years..... Looks like I'll have to wait till April to get back out there

Hope y'all have a good time!
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 6:20:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Dang!

Thanksgiving is a HUGE hunting weekend for me. Need meat for the freezer! Then December, I'm hunting too, 12/27 thru New Years..... Looks like I'll have to wait till April to get back out there



Luckily, I only have to drive 45min to get to my blind, so I can be back in time for lunch. Did I mention it's a freebie ? OK, so there's hardly any deer, but it's the experience that counts.

In the "it's not what you know - it's who you know department": I happen to buddy up to one of our Director/VP type guys who happens to be a huge hunter. Has a honey of a deal just out of Austin in Dripping Springs. He's buddies with this multi-millionaire who wants him to just "shoot as many deer as you want" on his 1000 acres. On the very last day of the season last year, I had 3 deer and 4 turkeys in my riflescope's field of view at 7x. I love freebies. I've got a few trips scheduled out that way again this year.

Oh yes - the Hun farm. It's a hell of a drive from Austin, and ETH probably doesn't remember me, but the simple fact that I took a big picture of him without succumbing to the Photoshopping urge should buy me an invite.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:14:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:38:34 PM EDT
Wish I could make it Wayne but Thanksgiving doesn't mean much to my employer. Yall have a fun and safe time.

Michael
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:40:54 PM EDT
Yo ETH: I will see you the week of X-MAs. I plan on camping a couple days. How are things? Give me a shout when you have a few...

c
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 6:47:02 AM EDT
If there's any way possible, I'm there. Thank you, ETH!!!
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 9:02:34 AM EDT
ETH, I won't be able to make it to the Thanksgiving shoot for sure. The Dec. shoot I'm still tring but I doubt it. Might be able to make it in April. Yall have fun and be safe.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 11:29:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Just in case any of y'all want to join me!




Now, remember there will always be a Dec. 26 to Jan 1, shoot out at the Hun Farm in case y'all want to wait for that!

Eric The(Hospitable)Hun





is this my offical notice eth...if so then i need to put in my vacation request for this date since i cant go to the thankgiving one.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 11:36:11 AM EDT
ETH...yall be sure to take alot of pics!!! i always enjoy the Hun Farm pics.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 1:28:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 1:46:17 PM EDT
ETH,

Check your IM.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 1:48:43 PM EDT


Sorry, Brother Hun. I'll be out of town during Thanksgiving, probably won't be back until Sunday.
Between Christmas and New Year? A big maybe.

Man, I just hate to miss these fabulous shoots at the Hun farm.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 2:15:01 PM EDT
I absolutely hate this but we won't be attending....
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:36:34 PM EDT
Well my TG plans were just cancelled.... all this food I bought will probably spoil...

Not sure if I am going to the farm yet.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:08:08 PM EDT
Where is the hun farm again?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:14:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 8:36:32 PM EDT by 1GUNRUNNER]

Originally Posted By jadams951:
Where is the hun farm again?




Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:31:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By jadams951:
Where is the hun farm again?




.......directions deleted



Uh, you sure ETH wants this info posted everywhere? You MIGHT think about deleting this post.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:10:38 PM EDT
I should be able to make it for a few hours on Friday. I'll be in Archer City and Holiday for Thanksgiving.


mm
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:31:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 12:31:40 PM EDT by Citabria7GCBC]

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By jadams951:
Where is the hun farm again?




.......directions deleted



Uh, you sure ETH wants this info posted everywhere? You MIGHT think about deleting this post.



whoops...good point. I obviously wasnt thinking! sorry eth....thanks 1gunrunner for lookin after this mislead 19yr old!
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:46:47 PM EDT
Don't worry about it. ETH has posted directions in the forums a couple times before.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:57:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Energizer:
Don't worry about it. ETH has posted directions in the forums a couple times before.



I'd still think it's the principal of it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:00:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sparsky:

Originally Posted By Energizer:
Don't worry about it. ETH has posted directions in the forums a couple times before.



I'd still think it's the principal of it.



I'm not saying we should post them. I am saying he should't worry that he did...
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 3:06:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sparsky:

Originally Posted By Energizer:
Don't worry about it. ETH has posted directions in the forums a couple times before.



I'd still think it's the principal of it.



its definatly the principal of it. apparently i just got complacent...and forgot. no harm no foul. all is fixed have a great THANKSGIVING!
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 3:18:10 PM EDT
quit bickering!! you'll forget your cameras!!!! PICS PICS PICS!!! Happy Thanksgiving Texas!!
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 2:31:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2003 2:32:11 PM EDT by mm38]
Got there around noon, gate was locked. [>Q]

My wife was with me, now she's suspicious that I even go there and wants to know what I really do on those weekends.



mm
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:55:06 PM EDT

mm38, next time you get over here in Archer, give me a call. We can always get some tigger time in at my place if you're interested... fullclip

Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:13:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:14:00 AM EDT
Sorry this took so long, but here are the pics of my exclusive 3 days/2 nights loners Thanksgiving sojourn at The Hun Farm.



..."Our flag's unfurled to every breeze, from dawn to setting sun"...


The cabin and my 300 horse wagon.


The Pease River, looking WNW from the back of the cabin.


The "Long Range" field, looking WSW from the back of the cabin.


View from the swing, looking NNE over the Pease River towards Copper Breaks State Park, campfire ready for a single match.


Deluxe accomodations for one.


Preparing the first evenings supper, beef fajitas cooked over mesquite. Sparsky, thanks for donating the grill!


Spyderco Clipit Rescue, EAA Witness .45ACP.


Too bad ya'll can't hear the coyotes and see the stars...Damn thing was so hot, I almost had to abandon the swing! The flames are about 7 feet tall.


Thanksgiving morning. Large flock of turkey in the "Long Range" field, about 400m from the cabin.


Same flock. I guess there were 80-100 birds but I could only get 50 or so in the open at the same time. If you look real close to the right side of the pic, about 320m down range, in front of and to the right of the flock, is my bowling pin target at the foot of a bare patch in the winter wheat.


I determined where I could photo ambush them from and moved into position. They came within 50 yards.


Talk about channelization....


Thanksgiving dinner. I prepared this Tuesday before I left Austin. South African Pat. 83 LBV, Armalite M15A4 with ARMS #38-EX, BM flip-up front site, Reflex II 12.5MOA triangle on a ARMS #15 QD mount, and of course my KA-BAR.


Entertainment on Thanksgiving night.


Day after Thanksgiving. On my way back from Copper Breaks SP, and successfully completing my mission of the 3 S's, I stopped by the Historical Marker on Highway 6. I returned to Austin later in the evening.

Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:20:20 AM EDT


Holy shit! I have never seen so many turkeys there at the farm!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:41:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Holy shit! I have never seen so many turkeys there at the farm!



I've seen flocks of about 25-30 almost every time I have been there. There were at least 80 and probably close to 100 in this flock. I just couldn't get them all to stand still for a group shot...errr ummmm photo. Yeah, that's it PHOTO!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 8:16:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:23:57 AM EDT
Thank YOU, ETH!!

Yes indeed, being out there alone is a very unique experience. I didn't utter a single word for about 50 hours until Ricky came looking for a few cows, and I spoke with him for about 2 minutes Thanksgiving morning. Thanksgiving evening I noticed my reflection in the glass on the door, and I was smiling for a reason unknown even to myself...In retrospect, I believe that smile was because I didn't have a care in the world and I knew that Jesus Christ our Lord was with me.

It's not that you need to be overly concerned about the critters or even two legged varmits (there were numerous deer hunters on ATV's down in the Pease River), but things like catching yourself on fire while warming you backside or having the chainsaw kickback do cause one to pause for a few moments. I can easily understand what attracted the Moutain Men to the West...
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:29:02 AM EDT

DPreacher, a trip like tha wil do a body and soul a lot more good than all the shrinks you can buy. Glad you had a great time... fullclip

Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:40:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fullclip:

DPreacher, a trip like tha wil do a body and soul a lot more good than all the shrinks you can buy. Glad you had a great time... fullclip




Absolutely true! Originaly, I was going to bring my son and my best friend with me. My best friends mom and step dad came to town on short notice, and my kid came home from school the day before we were to travel and informed me that he had a school project due on the 1st that he had been sitting on for over a week! I hustled over to the Office Max and got his supplies, chewed his ass real good, and let him know that project had better be squared away and ready for inspection when I came back. It was...
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 11:23:58 AM EDT
Hey guys....I should be driving back from leave to south carolina on jan 1st or 2nd. ill be driving through dallas sometime during those days....yall got anything planned that an exiled texan can join in on?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 11:27:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 11:30:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:24:33 PM EDT
Boy last time I saw that BBQ pit was in April. Doubt I'll make it to the new years shoot if there is one. Hopefully make it to the april shoot, if there is one. <sigh> I miss the farm.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:36:00 PM EDT
Where in S.C.?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 4:17:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Recruit_Killer:
Where in S.C.?



PM inbound
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:52:02 PM EDT
ETH - or others:

'bout how many miles is the farm from San Antonio? I may try to make it after Christmas.

This has been quite the year for me... I could use some "out in the woods time."
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:56:42 PM EDT
Plot a route to Vernon (go to Super Wally World for last minute supplies and groceries), then add about 30 to 45 more miles....
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:06:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Energizer:
Plot a route to Vernon (go to Super Wally World for last minute supplies and groceries), then add about 30 to 45 more miles....



Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:25:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:35:01 PM EDT
ETH,

Email inbound your location.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 7:25:38 AM EDT


Great pics, DP.
Next time, a turkey breekfast/lunch/dinner is in order.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 10:01:36 AM EDT
Yeah Mojo! I'd like to be able to take credit for being the "Great White Hunter" and stalking within striking distance of my wary pray..... but I was damn near trompled to death by the stampeading flock of turkeys on what appears to be their daily after breakfast routine. I had seen them the day before in that area, so I was pretty sure they would be headed in that general direction. I could EASILY get within 5 yards now that I know exactly where they are going.

Link Posted: 12/8/2003 10:18:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DPeacher:
Yeah Mojo! I'd like to be able to take credit for being the "Great White Hunter" and stalking within striking distance of my wary pray..... but I was damn near trompled to death by the stampeading flock of turkeys on what appears to be their daily after breakfast routine. I had seen them the day before in that area, so I was pretty sure they would be headed in that general direction. I could EASILY get within 5 yards now that I know exactly where they are going.




Great excuse: Self defense.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:20:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:
ETH - or others:

'bout how many miles is the farm from San Antonio? I may try to make it after Christmas.

This has been quite the year for me... I could use some "out in the woods time."



If I remember right I clocked 438miles one way from sea world going up 281 to Wichita Falls then left.
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