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#7034290 - 01/11/18 10:40 AM New Year's Resolutions?
syncerus Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2759
Loc: Dallas, TX
Notwithstanding the the Allstate "Mayhem" ads making fun of New Year's resolutions, I've made a couple or three for myself this year.
  • Buy fewer, nicer guns.
  • Spend less on gadgets, more on actual hunts.
  • Squirrel away enough $ to book a hunt that I really want.
  • Get in better hunting shape.

Anyone else?
NRA Patron & DSC Lifer

#7034630 - 01/11/18 02:32 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 926
Loc: West Texas
I kept the last New Year's resolution I made:

- Don't make New Year's resolutions.

Pay it forward - Kids are the future.

Rifles are similar to boats and young women...there's no end to how much money you can pour into them without making them any more useful.

#7034747 - 01/11/18 03:53 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14666
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
I'd like to get a nice Axis buck this year.
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

#7035221 - 01/11/18 10:08 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
D6Ranch Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 256
Loc: San Saba
I don't really do new year resolutions since when I want to make a change or do something I start the process right then. Having said that my hunting goals this year are.

1. Enter in a bunch of TXPWD draw hunts and hopefully get to hunt mule deer or exotics.
2. Start building points for western hunts.
3. Do a OTC elk hunt in Colorado.
4. Buy or build a new rifle for those type hunts.

#7035384 - 01/12/18 07:28 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
Buck25-06 Offline

Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 641
Loc: Hunt county Texas.
One is to get my grandson into long range shooting he is 13 now and shoots awesome. We are building Mauser action .308 we need stock and optics.
I know allot about everything-Everything about nothing!!!!

#7037643 - 01/14/18 05:32 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
Kingsview Safaris Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/01/16
Posts: 302
Loc: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Bushbuck with a bow.
Jono and Justine McHugh
Eastern Cape, South Africa

#7037687 - 01/14/18 07:46 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 10787
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
-Wait to shoot my trophy WT until closer to Christmas.
-Don't try so hard to communicate to my lease buddies when I see a really good deer, either in person or on camera. It just gets everybody too excited and the camera cards start disappearing, cameras accidentally (?) turned off, "new rules" being discussed, etc. bang
...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

#7037893 - 01/14/18 10:40 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
WileyCoyote Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5593
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Make better plans for hunt opportunities & finalize the where and when, with who ??'s ....since I am probably not EVER again get into a lease situation.

Visit and check out TPW Lottery sites to survey local support resources and Hunt Area staff attitudes and hunt conditions. Study the success histories, looking for places to look 1st for any Stand By chances.

Go scout the the NF, etc opportunities for Type II hunts. EX: I drive by the WMA access point signage in Robertson County every time I go to the VA in Temple...and have never stopped to figure what that WMA has to offer...Lake Limestone Access ??? dunno yet, but gonna, might be nuthin' but it might be somethin too...take th time to go see what's up with that Sign.

Finalize load workups on the chosen shooters waaay before the last minute like this year was, with most of my new to me guns never having been hunted before & resolve any issues with which scope is going on which gun before it gets too hot to wring them out at the range.

Sell Off the shooters I'm no longer interested in long term, and shop for another 7mm or 6.5 of some sort...and mebbe try another 9.3x62 for a fun thumper.

Bottom Line: Not gonna sit and wonder where could I go THIS coming week to hunt what on thursday Nite and the weather is perfect? I'd love to 52 weeks a year if it's possible and I wanted to....feels like I am running out of time more and more these days ...still got the desire but less and less of the ability to make things happen. Plan the Hunts & Hunt the Plans

Edited by WileyCoyote (01/14/18 10:53 AM)
Edit Reason: clarity
"These are the times that try men's soul's"...Thomas Paine

"Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it" ....Santayana

"You ARE entitled to your own are NOT entitled to your own Facts" ...Daniel Patrick Moynihan

#7042283 - 01/17/18 04:50 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: syncerus]
Schpanky Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 1063
Loc: DFW/Coke County
My new years resolution was to try to actually finish someth


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