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#5433455 - 11/20/14 12:01 PM Moving to TX. and my introduction
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
Hello to all,

I'm going to be moving to TX Iíd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself since I just joined this site. My name is Tom and my online name is Flags. Iím a retired Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy and have just accepted a position as an NJROTC instructor at hebron High School in Carrollton.

Iím originally from Golden, Colorado but havenít spent much time in the state since the Navy insisted on keeping me elsewhere. Iím still officially a Colorado resident since my retirement in Apr 2014 because I hadn't decided to settle down yet but will be switching to a TX resident after I get there. Because I come from CO, I'm currently sitting on a lot of preference points for CO having 20 elk preference points, 13 deer preference points, 3+10 weighted moose points, 3+12 weighted sheep points, and 13 bear points. I've also got 5 preference points for pronghorn in WY and 8 preference points for moose in NH.

I am an avid hunter and fisherman and have been blessed to hunt many species in many states. So far I have held tags for Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, California, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. I have also hunted British Columbia a couple of times and have made 5 safaris to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Cameroon.

I've successfully hunted Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Blacktail Deer, Black Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Pronghorn, Bison, Wild Boar, Alligator and some exotics in Texas. I've taken about 20 species of plains game in Africa including Roan, Eland, Kudu, Gemsbok, Wildebeest, Impala, Warthog and Zebra. Of all the game I've hunted I have always had a real special place in my heart for elk which is understandable since I come from a family of elk fanatics in Colorado. If my count is correct, I have personally taken about 25 elk and have been in on the talking of around 100 others. I also go after rabbits, squirrels, upland game and waterfowl every chance I get and just started turkey hunting last spring.

Iím not much of a bow hunter because I have never been able to devote the time to get good enough with a bow to shoot at a living animal. The chance of wounding is just too high with my minimal skill level. But I have done a lot of hunting with black powder for Mule Deer, Elk and Whitetail. I use a variety of firearms with a 7mm Rem Mag being my go to gun. I also use a 6.5x55 Swedish, a 6.5x54 MS, a 9.3x62 Mauser, 375 H&H Mag and a T/C Contender in 7mm TCU. One thing I find as I get older is that I use the 7mm Mag less and less and the 9.3x62 more and more. If you havenít played with a 9.3 I highly recommend it.

I look forward to exchanging ideas, opinions and experiences with all of you. I also look forward to moving to TX and am anxiously awaiting when I can hunt there. I have lost my desire for big antlers and trophies and go after meat now. So I'm going to be chasing does and hogs for the most part.

Cheers

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#5433486 - 11/20/14 12:18 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 10/05/09
Posts: 1172
Loc: Shreveport LA
welcome
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#5433496 - 11/20/14 12:20 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Woodsman

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 157
Loc: central tx
Welcome to THF and Texas. Thank you for your service time.

Terry

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#5433503 - 11/20/14 12:24 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta THF, quite the resamma, my spelling bad tis reason of me bad luck hunting. rofl day call me colt.45 alias de joker some say not playing with a full deck. ya, de wild card. okay, my jokes ain't worth 2cents back theirs some guys on here that do some Elk hunten. up for your service. Best Wishes, sir. Edit: dang android duel i'm not muyloco i've been tested. tis a conspiracy i tell ya flag
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#5433511 - 11/20/14 12:27 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 22838
Loc: M.I.A.
If you are after meat then go to a store and buy it. That's the cheapest way to do it In Texas.

welcome
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#5433513 - 11/20/14 12:27 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15162
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Sounds like you'll fit right in Flags. welcome
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#5433532 - 11/20/14 12:34 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
welcome

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#5433539 - 11/20/14 12:37 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: JCB]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
Originally Posted By: JCB
If you are after meat then go to a store and buy it. That's the cheapest way to do it In Texas.

welcome

rofl gotta pay ta play . most land is privete owned. did leases for years, in better times. then some WMA land opened up. did archery hunts, back then best hog hunting around. 3 months hog only, all legal meens. $48.00 permit ya get book with public hunts &rules. ask at Walmart. best wishes. flag
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#5433555 - 11/20/14 12:44 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: JCB]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2297
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: JCB
If you are after meat then go to a store and buy it. That's the cheapest way to do it In Texas.

welcome


That's the truth.

welcome

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#5433577 - 11/20/14 12:52 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 77504
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
welcome
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#5433598 - 11/20/14 01:02 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
welcome
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#5433620 - 11/20/14 01:08 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4572
Loc: Annetta TX
Howdy and thanks for your service. After you see some of the bucks being posted on here I'm thinking your desire for some big antlers may come back sir. Welcome aboard sailor
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#5433660 - 11/20/14 01:25 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: landsurveyor]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
To all,

Thanks for the welcomes and the responses. As a retired member of the military I'm eligible to hunt military bases like Ft Hood and am hoping I can pull some does off them next season. I don't need the meat this year because I took a buck pronghorn and a doe mulie in CO last month. So I'm good for meat.

As to this:
Originally Posted By: landsurveyor
After you see some of the bucks being posted on here I'm thinking your desire for some big antlers may come back sir.


Maybe but I doubt it. I have over 40 mounted heads right now and my wife has pretty much said "enough". So I'll let the rest of you have the bucks. Women and children first for me. LOL.

Cheers.

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#5433665 - 11/20/14 01:26 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
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6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18709
Welcome!

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#5433683 - 11/20/14 01:39 PM Re: Moving to TX. and my introduction [Re: Flags]
landsurveyor Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4572
Loc: Annetta TX
Originally Posted By: Flags
To all,

Thanks for the welcomes and the responses. As a retired member of the military I'm eligible to hunt military bases like Ft Hood and am hoping I can pull some does off them next season. I don't need the meat this year because I took a buck pronghorn and a doe mulie in CO last month. So I'm good for meat.

As to this:
Originally Posted By: landsurveyor
After you see some of the bucks being posted on here I'm thinking your desire for some big antlers may come back sir.


Maybe but I doubt it. I have over 40 mounted heads right now and my wife has pretty much said "enough". So I'll let the rest of you have the bucks. Women and children first for me. LOL.

Cheers.
That's awesome. Once you get settled in post up some pics of those trophies please sir
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