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#6196797 - 02/24/16 05:27 AM Back in action - headed to the ranch!
JohnRussell Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
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Loc: Cedar Creek, TX
Welp.. been down and out since Thanksgiving with surgery on both feet. If you ever have to get your feet worked on, I HIGHLY recommend doing both at the same time because this would have been annoying as hell to be down for 6 months instead of 3.. lol.. BUT..

Moving around well...can't run my butt off, but I can at least fill feeders and work like I want to, for the most part.. so.. it's to the ranch and work!

I have a 8x8 stand that I am going to finish out this weekend with paneling and some shelves. I picked up some 2x12x8's and plan to put shelves up high and at the windows.

Then, time to swap out a water heater that went out, but luckily I keep spare water heaters wink Hoping to fix the current one and then use it as a spare, but they are only a couple hundred max so who cares.

Then, new power supply. We added a 34ft antenna to the cabin last year and then a couple months ago a friend added a really nice live camera to the top of it but it is a power hog and needs a little more power to operate, so doing that.

Oh.. and we are coming up on our 5yr Ranchiversary (lol) so prepping the place for a big shin-dig with the inlaws etc.

Pitch and Erath... soon as we get past that, let's schedule some axis and hog hunting wink

Okay.. just had to ramble a bit guys as I am just waking up.. now, on to more deer hunting stories wink

Oh, for your viewing pleasure...







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#6196817 - 02/24/16 06:12 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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Registered: 02/15/13
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Loc: Stratford Texas
Nice, really nice, and I understand your eagerness to get back to it. Glad your feeling so good, recuperation is a pain but stick to it.
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#6196833 - 02/24/16 06:35 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Glad you are doing better. NOTHING like getting to Your ranch!

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#6196838 - 02/24/16 06:39 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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That is great news Russ. I hope you are walking around without any pain.

Great pics. That is a good looking bull elk. And axis buck. And Aoudad ram.

Can't wait to visit you soon. Enjoy your ranchaversary celebration. cheers


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#6196890 - 02/24/16 07:37 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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#6196892 - 02/24/16 07:38 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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Thanks guys,

Just was drinking coffee this morning and was like, "I have not posted anything in a while" heh.. so, there ya go :P

Yea, I sure would love to get that Stag, Pitch. Have to wait till the new house is done so I have freezer space, but man... hope he survives till then wink

Have a great day guys!

Russ
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#6196934 - 02/24/16 08:09 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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cheers
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#6197018 - 02/24/16 09:10 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
He's to being back on your feet! cheers
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#6197119 - 02/24/16 10:32 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
newulmboy Offline
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Registered: 03/20/12
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Loc: New Ulm, TX
Get back at it and keep up the good work.

cheers

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#6197219 - 02/24/16 11:33 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Bandera, Tx
And be careful and don't hurt yourself.
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#6197224 - 02/24/16 11:35 AM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
colt.45 Offline
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cheers coolpics always nice ta hear good news flag
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#6197278 - 02/24/16 12:07 PM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
Nice ting is every picture had something legal to shoot even outside of WT deer season....oh wait, nevermind... hammer

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#6197346 - 02/24/16 12:49 PM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
up glad you are back up and kicking! in picture #2, what the person supposed to be walking on that road?
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#6197373 - 02/24/16 12:59 PM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
JohnRussell Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
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Nope.. had 2 of them crossing the ranch. They did not mess with a single rock on the place.
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#6197780 - 02/24/16 06:05 PM Re: Back in action - headed to the ranch! [Re: JohnRussell]
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Registered: 06/26/13
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Have fun. I couldn't imagine being down for three months. Some good pictures there.

Walter

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