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#6317172 - 05/31/16 11:02 AM Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator
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Man let me tell you we seen it all this weekend.

As soon as I pulled up to the gate to unlock it as I approach I see some out of the norm through the weeds. As I got closer and a better angle I see it's a Rattle snake coiled up on the cattle guard but almost completely concealed, so I go back to the truth grab a shovel and whacked him. If I hadn't seen him it could have been really bad due to the fact I would have been standing less than a ft from him to unlock the gate. Oh and he never rattled haha.


Once I got to camp I downloaded my gear and went and put out some soured corn at a few feeders and came back to camp to take a break on the way back I popped a couple jack rabbits I think 6 for the weekend. Started getting cloudy around 2 pm but nothing significant so at 530 I went to sit on a hill overlooking a feeder hoping for some hogs. About an hour later sky started turning black and lots of thunder and lightning but I thought what the heck I'll tough it out till the last minute. Everything escalated very quickly winds were howling but it was such an awesome view to watch I just sat there and enjoyed it. Here are a couple pics and a video.



About half way back to camp all hell broke loose. It was raining sideways must have been 50 mph winds and I mean sustained not gusts. Got back to camp changed into clean closed and watched the storm from under some shelter. It was amazing to watch, I couldn't see more than about 50 yds it was raining so hard. Once the storm passed it was an early calm and everything almost immediately began to dry by the next afternoon all that was left were some mud puddles in low areas. The animals must have been happy once the storm passed as well bc everything came to life and there were tracks everywhere in the roads. Deer, hog, turkey, coyote, bobcat we seen every track you can imagine haha and then we came across a sight I never would have imagined. We were riding in the ranger on a fairly dry road when I spotted a craw dad on dry land just walking down the road. We were over a mile from a river but there were a couple areas close by that hold some water. It was a first for me and Marc to see one on dry land haha.


Once we checked some feeders and ate lunch we decided to hit the 1000 yard range. We shot out to I think 800 and I was pleasantly surprised when I was consistently hitting steel at 500 with my 16 inch 6.8 with a SWFA 1-4 scope on it. Mark was reaching out a little further with him Wilson combat 308 but we were having issues seeing where the bullets were missing at that range bc the dirt was wet. All in all the range was awesome and it's a blast to shoot at. Once we left there we went cruising and snuck up on one of his sets. As we created the hill I got a glimpse of the feeder but there was nothing there, we walk behind a couple cedars and bam a pig walks up and I let the 6.8 eat. Also killed another rattler on the way to the range.



Can't think of a better way to spend Memorial Day weekend than in West Texas with good friends, good food, and plenty of action to keep us on our toes.



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#6317177 - 05/31/16 11:07 AM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Sounds like a great trip. At least he didn't get you stuck in the mud clap I don't have a very good track record out there grin
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#6317210 - 05/31/16 11:37 AM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Looks like you guys had a blast up
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#6317226 - 05/31/16 11:44 AM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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cool pix, like the HDR shots. up
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#6317253 - 05/31/16 12:08 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Looks like you guys had fun up Scott did you get some scrub brush stuck on your face laugh
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#6317268 - 05/31/16 12:18 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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#6317368 - 05/31/16 01:20 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Nice pics, sir. Looks like a great trip.
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#6317394 - 05/31/16 01:36 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
Sounds like a great trip. At least he didn't get you stuck in the mud clap I don't have a very good track record out there grin



Great Trip Amigo and I credit most of the great success to the recent accumulation of the Beard roflmao

That is some Beautiful Country and Mark is one hellva Host and a Prince of a Gentleman cheers
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#6317403 - 05/31/16 01:43 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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cheers
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#6317414 - 05/31/16 02:03 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Gotta love west Texas. Such a wide variety of wildlife in places you wouldn't think could keep a lizard alive. Those winds and pop up storms seem to be the norm out there. 30 mph winds from there up through the panhandle are considered a light breeze.
Thanks for sharing Scott.
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#6317429 - 05/31/16 02:20 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Looks like an awesome time. cheers
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#6317452 - 05/31/16 02:33 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
Sounds like a great trip. At least he didn't get you stuck in the mud clap I don't have a very good track record out there grin


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It's safe to come back out Mark. I've already accepted you will never ride with me in the Ranger again. rofl
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#6317464 - 05/31/16 02:38 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
Sounds like a great trip. At least he didn't get you stuck in the mud clap I don't have a very good track record out there grin


I promise to never make you walk 6 miles in the middle of the day in 95 degrees for a 3rd time again! Now I understand why you decided you would be better off buying your own ranch!

It's safe to come back out Mark. I've already accepted you will never ride with me in the Ranger again. rofl
when we pulled up to that river crossing I had a flashback haha. It's crazy how fast it drys up out there once the sun comes out and the wind is blowing.
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#6317476 - 05/31/16 02:45 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Great country, looks like fun!

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#6317662 - 05/31/16 04:37 PM Re: Eventful trip to the Pitchfork with PitchforkPredator [Re: SapperTitan]
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Looks like y'all had a great time. cheers

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