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  • Birthday 02/24/1957


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  1. Anyone have any experience with these percussions? I have always hunted with my CVA Optima but was just gifted this Traditions Deerhunter in .50 cal. She is in rough shape, been in the back of a closet for years. She is missing the ramrod so I will need to source one for her. A good bit of surface rust and I don't know how the bore looks yet. wil need to take her completely apart and go through her.
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    I have some loss from my time in the Corps, do wear hearing protection while working in the shop and around the yard with the mower and chainsaw, etc. Use while hunting as well.
  3. hammerforged

    CVA Wolf.

    Best of luck, I have a CVA Optima that just loves the Blackhorn 209 with the Powerbelt Bullets. She has taken quite a few whitetails and hogs for me and hope to use her on an Axis this next spring. Took an Axis with my Ruger .223 this spring, going to try with Optima this next spring and hopefully the crossbow too.
  4. Not much doing around here this weekend, will probably grill some burgers on Monday, otherwise just taking it easy for a few days as I am for once a bit ahead on my CHRISTmas orders.
  5. Picking up some debris from the storms the last couple of days, nothing major just some limbs down. Hopefully starting on a new dining room table build later today. With 6 grandkids need more room at the table come Thanksgiving and CHRISTmas.
  6. Congratulations my friend. Glad everyone is doing well. I'm sure Emma is going to be a wonderful big sister.
  7. CHRISTmas orders are starting to roll in, so getting a jump this year. Planning on a stew with some of the Axis stew meat tomorrow, just got back from the farmer's market with some fresh corn, green beans, red potatoes, celery, a big beautiful Vidalia onion and some fresh carrots. Should be some good eatin'.
  8. What do you put in your brine? I've got plenty of Hickory and Pecan on site, have some Apple too. How long do you smoke the inner loins? I grilled this piece of backstrap for about 15 minutes each side over very hot coals - coated with Olive Oil and salted pretty good all over before going on the grill. Came out fork tender and juicy.
  9. Had Poutine when I visited Winnipeg a few years ago, wish we did have it down here.
  10. Really enjoy Postmodern Jukebox, got to see them in concert last year and she was with them, great show.
  11. Grilled Axis backstrap with stewed potatoes and navy beans. That is some good eatin' right there. Need to find me a recipe for smoking backstrap - or is that not a good idea? Insight from someone who has done that would be appreciated.
  12. Picking up a Masterbuilt Smoker tomorrow, this is a digital electric model. Any advise and recipes would be most appreciated. I have a beauty of a shoulder roast from my Axis I don't want to screw up.
  13. Welcome to the campfire, pull up a stump and set a spell. Don't know about the area around El Paso but I do hunt Abilene for dove and quail, as others have said I have heard the Oryx hunting is great and there is a good whitetail population out that way. We do have some Aoudad and Axis moving west don't know any numbers but have heard of a few being taken west of Abilene.
  14. Well, I gotta say these backstrap bites were mighty tasty. Marinated them in apple cider overnight in the refrigerator, took them out let them rest til at room temp then wrapped in Smithfield applewood smoked bacon. On the grill at high heat to blacken the bacon then moved over to low heat for about 20 minutes. Fork tender and loaded with flavor. Sorry for the poor pic, taken with my cell phone.
  15. Headed to the mountains to do some fly fishing tomorrow, church on sunday and then trying that new backstrap recipe on Monday.