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  1. Im still kicking but just not that high any more.  Past 10 years have told me I was getting old.  I keep getting to the gate but the Lord keeps sending me back, says he aint thru with me yet down here!  :)   

  2. Hey guys, bat here in the south.  Hope and pray everyone is doing fine.  My wife and I are doing ok just getting nasty at one another at time lol.  I keep busy with my garden, and yeah I planted one this year but it getting tough for an old guy, now if I was young as Tinhorn I could do it easy.  Take care my friends we praying for this ole Country.

  3. Thanks  Tinhorn for letting me today that this had happened.  This is saddening news to hear as well as the news a few months ago on 212.  These two meant a lot to our family of members here on hagshouse.  We miss them both and know that they are together now.  I know how much each of them meant to each other as Chris mentioned it often.

     Sadly things like the shootings in different places have occurred by crazy people the this World lately.  These shootings should not by any means reflect on the sportsmen and women of America and should not reflect on them as such.   

    Peggy was a wonderful woman and now her journey on this Earth has ended but she and Chris will be remembered a long time by her friends and family, I know I will.  May God bless each of their family with understanding and strength at this time.   We will be praying for them.  

  4. I just got back on yesterday and saw this topic today.  I can see all of that with you are showing John on my computer but not on my smartphone.  I guess it is not as smart as my computer lol.  It would be a lot easier if you could see it on the phone because I use it so much.  I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 if that has anything to do with it not showing up.  Android platform.

  5. Chris was a tremendous help to almost everyone here on hags.  I never got the pleasure and honor to meet him but knew his character was one of the best that I was privileged to know thru the forum.  I can't find the words to say what a loss his passing will be.  My prayers go out to his wife and the entire family.  I know he loved his wife, I think we had talked about it a couple of times.   A friend that I will always remember.  

  6. Hope the site is fixed been missing you guys. I was finally able to get to the forum but couldn't add to a existing topic get a new topic started. Nor could I message or email from a few profiles I tried. I wish I had phone number to maybe be able to communicate what we were seeing may help I don't know. Anyway hope you guys have it figured out. Happy thankgiving, bat

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    I have to say I was fortunate to hunt this spot for a number of years for almost free. I did help with some of the land keeping it mowed where they worked on their equipment for all those years and allow them to use one of my drives and a little of my land to work their fields.

    I finished (well almost) a project today and got it put in a part of a food plot area that I have been doing all those year today. It will not produce as well their but maybe just maybe I can still get in a little hunting. I took as old flatbed two wheeled trailer I had and the used materials out of the bat cave and came up with just a frame of a stand and covered that baby up with camo cloth. It looks pretty good and fairly balanced on the flatbed so I can manage it. The bad news is I had to put it nearly on top of where the bigboys used to come out of in a much weaker spot. 4 x 6 frame so their is good room, but had to give up the bath room lol.

    It will be a miracle if I see a decent deer there but who knows. Very dry here and still hot enough to keep them moving at night, not looking good. Limited hunting this year but Im still trying. Good luck guys and thanks for the comment. Have a great season just enjoying the out of doors. bat

  8. Thanks guys for the concern. It's ok tinhorn I'm going to run me a long drop cord down there to my old golf cart and just set in it, watch TV and drink coffee lol. Last year the timber cutters came in on the right and cut right during the rut and when they left I still managed a very good nine pointer. Not bad for Ole bat. I ain't giving up.

  9. I built the old tower (batcave) back in 2004 I think. Remodeled it with new steps in 2011 and did a lower platform change of lumber in 2014 to better wood. The land owner told me two weeks ago he was going to be putting in a new pivot on the ajoining field where I had it placed and clearcut the branch where I hunt between two fields. Best crossing I hunted allways see a big buck there for the last for the last probably 5-8 years. You have to be very quick to get a shot though the crossing was only 30 feet across between the big woods and that branch. I had to get a ladder stand down the tower would be in the lane of the sprayer so it would have to come down. He said he wouldn't be doing the work till after the field was cleared of the cotton crop next to me so it would be after hunting season....ha. The next day the large backhoe showed up and another hunting season down the drain.... he cleared the main part of the branch and left last monday so I went to the tower and hooked a chain to the main steps where I knew it would bring it all down. In about an hour and a half I had it cleaned up. Its tough to lose your favorite hunting place right before the hunting comes it but that life when it is free hunting. He did tell me I could hunt two more fields also but who wants to hunt in a field. Enough of the bad stuff hope you all have a wonderful time hunting this year and stay safe. How this Tinhorn that ole stand is history!



  10. Hi tin, sorry I must have missed the first email but I the one today. Thank you for checking on me. It's been a tough year but we are doing better. Running on about 6 cylinders instead of 8. Still going to "try" for one more big boy Lord willing. Sorry about not checking in lately.

  11. That's great I think. I was practicing last year with my 700 shooting 130 grams in a 270 it is amazing how good this one shoots. I've never tried longer that about 300 on this one but it holds good. If I can get better this year healthwise I want to try it at a longer distance. Thanks for posting your results.

  12. You guys are the greatest as picking up a person's spirits. I am doing better at most everything each week. The rehab did me a lot of good as far as physical but the speech and steadyness still gives me a fit. I have it inside but it is the devil to express yourself in words. Sound like I have been on a drunk sometime lol. Still don't drive for a long way but it coming back soon. Got to have that the wife bless her heart trys but it tough. Keep praying, I am getting there. Talk to you later my fingers and keys dont work together to well lol.



  13. Thank you guys for the comments and prayers. We are doing a lot better finally. The balance is coming back as well as the walking. I still have a bit of co ordination and speech problem as well as some minor things like typing and others that hopefully will come back with time. Some of the medicine i am taking gives me difference side affects that I will address to a new doc I haven't been to see yet. Statins will give me bone joint pain and water pills make me dizzy some. Both I am having to take now but hopefully can change soon. I'm working on some strength training as well. It zapped me pretty good and was pretty stressful at times and still is, but I'm hanging in there. With God's help I'll get thru it. Thank you guys and hang in there too. Eat right stay strong and stay healthy as you can. It's get rougher when you do get a little age on you. I'll be back.


    P.S. I forgot to mention it didn't mess up my brain but a very little and hopefully nobody can tell that... :)

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