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Davis Mountains Preserve - June 17

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2006, 07:32:45 AM »
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
Stupid question, I know. But better ask it than keep my mouth shut and go on with ignorance:

  What are FERAL HOGS  :?: ...they're not wildboars or Javelinas.

Homero



Why, they are piggie's on crack! :roll:

I believe they are just regular hogs that have got loose from farms and breed and live in the wild. Joe will probably correct me in some way 8)  but that's actually how we all learn! :D

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SHANEA

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2006, 12:36:49 PM »
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in the good ol' Abilene Repeater?


Of course I'm looking for "local" information on the general West Texas Trans Pecos Big Bend region that would not normally be picked up in other news papers.  I also sometimes look at the TV stations websites out that direction for information, I'll post those links some other time.  

Speaking of "news", boy, Midland and Odessa are BOOMING right now in the job market due to the price of petro that you and I are paying.  They have some top paying jobs out that way.  Get it while you can.

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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2006, 01:11:45 PM »
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Why, they are piggie's on crack! :roll:

I believe they are just regular hogs that have got loose from farms and breed and live in the wild. Joe will probably correct me in some way 8)  but that's actually how we all learn! :D


Exactly. Persimmon Gap has a little exhibit on them and the damage they cause. Other than just generally rooting around and stuff, they like to turn water holes into mud wallows, making them unusable by the native animals. Wild piggies are bad!  :evil:

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SHANEA

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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2006, 01:22:38 PM »
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
Stupid question, I know. But better ask it than keep my mouth shut and go on with ignorance:

  What are FERAL HOGS  :?: ...they're not wildboars or Javelinas.

Homero




Final Jeopardy.  Our Final Jeopardy Catagory for today is Invasive Species.

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A Visual Final Jeopardy...They are an invasive species, Sus scrofa Linnaeus, that were introduced into the United States in the 1500's from Eurasia and are known by the common names of wild boar, wild hog,  Old World swine, razorback, Eurasian wild boar, Russian wild boar.  Defined as any hogs, including Russian and European wild boar, which are running at large and whose owners are unknown.  Commonly referred to in the United States, especially Southern States as:





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ShaneaA - What is a feral hog




http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/animals/wildboar.shtml
http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/hoghunting.htm

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2006, 03:09:34 PM »
Well thank you Mr. Shane A. Those are wild hogs. They?re very tasty in tamales,let me tell ya.

 This is another species we can use to carry live backpack food.Such as the goat to the camp clrean up then cook it option. Although they tend to be , just a little bit disobedient. :lol:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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SHANEA

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Cracks...
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2006, 04:52:51 PM »
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
carry live backpack food


That just cracks me up,  :lol:  carrying "live" food into camp.  It will take me a little used to getting to going camping with you homberboy2u2.   :lol:   I usually bring "dead" food into camp with me.  Now mind you, I'm no veggie or PETA person - DON'T GO THERE, I'll explain shortly.  And, I love steaks, fajitas, goat, (not dog or cat).  But, when you bring the goat on the  trip, I really don't want to see it before hand and certainly don't want to "pet it" or "get to know it" or make "eye contact" before hand.  So, if I'm along, please do the slaughtering out of my ear/eye site.  Reminds me of Silence of the Lambs...  

PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals (aka People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).  Anyway, I feel like typing out a short story.  When we were at BBRSP back in December 2005 we had dinner at the bunk house - those fine enchaldes.  There was a whole heard/possee of cowgirls there that were seeing the vast country from horseback.  They had those big duelie pickups with those combo horse trailer and travel trailer - hard core.  Anyway, I don't know how I got on their "sht" list, but I did.   Anyway, I'm a pretty friendly guy and I'd certainly have invited them back to our camp for a few libations and might even have asked one of them to share my bunk, but...  For some reason we didn't hit it off from square one.  At the dinner table they asked about what we were doing at BBRSP and we told them hiking, etc. They asked if this was our first visit, and we said no, we come out 2-3 times a year for about the last 10 years.  Their response was "WHAT, you haven't seen it all - why do you come out here so much.  How can you see anything backpacking and hiking?  They were quite angry for some reason.  They said the only way to see BBRSP was on the back of a horse.  Somehow we went from that conversation to talking about Poindexter and his attempt to acqurie some of the BBRSP - they lit into me over that - I indicated that I was with the Sierra Club and that the Sierra Club had a lot to do with preventing the sale.  They said it was strictly the horse club that prevented the sale and I guess somehow they made a giant leap from the Sierra Club, no I don't agree with all of Sierras Club policies or plans - I'm primarily a member because of protecting state of Texas TPWD parks and getting them more money.  But, they made the giant leep from Sierra Club to PETA because when I stepped outside to take pics of the sunset they told my backpacking parter that "I guess we offended your PETA friend".

Well, as it turns out, I didn't learn about the PETA association to me until much later, but I was inside studying  the big maps on the wall and I overheard two of the girls talksing about "how her lover is so much YOUNGER than her and that SHE is afraid SHE will leave her".  Ok, connection made.  As it turns out, I'd been hitting on the younger cow girl at the dinner table, you know, making conversation, being nice, etc.  and it  was the OLDER cowgirl who lit into me the most - thus, unbenownst to me I was trying to pickup her lover.  

BTW - I have no opinions to express on what anyone does in their own bedroom with their own lives.  Not the place for that type of discussion.

Oh well.  I thought that was a fun story to share.

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chisos_muse

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Davis Mountains Preserve - June 17
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2006, 06:13:42 PM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  "PETA Friend"  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

On the last subject of the story....EWWWWWWWW!
Yeah Baby, I'm sure that's real inviting after sitting on a horsey all friggin day in the Trans Pecos  :shock:

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2006, 06:15:50 PM »
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Joe will probably correct me in some way 8)


Let's see, where did I put that whip?  Seriously, no need to correct you, Muse...you know way more than you let on.  :wink:
The real desert is a land which reveals its true character only to those who come with courage, tolerance and understanding. - Randall Henderson

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chisos_muse

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Davis Mountains Preserve - June 17
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2006, 06:19:58 PM »
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Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Joe will probably correct me in some way 8)


Let's see, where did I put that whip?  Seriously, no need to correct you, Muse...you know way more than you let on.  :wink:


 :lol: Yeah but I get confused on my info sometimes and you help me straighten it out! 8)

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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2006, 06:39:15 PM »
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I just go to http://www.marfatx.com/bb_index.asp and get to it from there....


Thanks, Shane, for all the news links.  I still have trouble with http://www.marfatx.com/bb_index.asp  though.  This morning I tried it from the computer at the Alpine Public Library and the link worked.  But from Sul Ross or from my computer in San Antonio I always get the "page cannot be displayed" message.

Of couse, the Big Bend Sentinel is for sale here, and I could just get up from the computer and pick up a copy... :?
The real desert is a land which reveals its true character only to those who come with courage, tolerance and understanding. - Randall Henderson

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/el-saloacuten/joe-a-memorial/

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Offline Vince T

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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2006, 08:44:56 PM »
Shane-
Thanks for all those handy news links...I've bookmarked that page for easy access.

Along with being a BIBE junkie, I'm a weather junkie too...and your BIBE list looks like my weather link list.

Whips, hogs, goats, live backpack food, tricked out trailers...the breadth of this group is great...how I was inactive for so long was completely my loss!

Seriously...after 30 or so visits to the park over the last 15 years...I still feel like I have so much to learn after I hear some of the things you all have done.  I guess we all have different experiences.

Vince

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Re: Cracks...
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2006, 09:56:19 PM »
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Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
carry live backpack food


That just cracks me up,  :lol:  carrying "live" food into camp.  It will take me a little used to getting to going camping with you homberboy2u2.   :lol:   I usually bring "dead" food into camp with me.  Now mind you, I'm no veggie or PETA person - DON'T GO THERE, I'll explain shortly.  And, I love steaks, fajitas, goat, (not dog or cat).  But, when you bring the goat on the  trip, I really don't want to see it before hand and certainly don't want to "pet it" or "get to know it" or make "eye contact" before hand.  So, if I'm along, please do the slaughtering out of my ear/eye site.  Reminds me of Silence of the Lambs...   .


 I promise, Shane...i won't let you know when i make fantastic BBQ from that goat..... :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ...you crack me up, man. :D  :D

  You should hear my story about how i learn to make beer can chicken..but that will leave it to another thread,
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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chisos_muse

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Davis Mountains Preserve - June 17
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2006, 11:34:39 PM »
OK, but we'd better bring this along! :lol:



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Re: Cracks...
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2006, 01:30:23 AM »
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Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
carry live backpack food


That just cracks me up,  :lol:  carrying "live" food into camp.  It will take me a little used to getting to going camping with you homberboy2u2.   :lol:   I usually bring "dead" food into camp with me.  Now mind you, I'm no veggie or PETA person - DON'T GO THERE, I'll explain shortly.  And, I love steaks, fajitas, goat, (not dog or cat).  But, when you bring the goat on the  trip, I really don't want to see it before hand and certainly don't want to "pet it" or "get to know it" or make "eye contact" before hand.  So, if I'm along, please do the slaughtering out of my ear/eye site.  Reminds me of Silence of the Lambs...   .


 I promise, Shane...i won't let you know when i make fantastic BBQ from that goat..... :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ...you crack me up, man. :D  :D

  You should hear my story about how i learn to make beer can chicken..but that will leave it to another thread,


 
 I hope we're talking killing the goat in the basin or Rio Grande campground.  Less problematic than the back country although it would probably make for an interesting bit of conversation with one's fellow campers that evening . . .  I have no idea what the rules are in the campground.  I assume one can boil lobster, so why not a kill and eat a goat?  

If we're talking back country the rules on the permit don't seem to be a problem, although the "bring it in and pack it out" rule makes me think a little deeper.  What will be left over?

A chicken or two that is trained to follow might be a better choice than a goat.  

How long does it take to make goat jerky?  

Will the entrals dry out in a couple of days?

Do mountain lions or bears like goat?  

Can goat bones be used to make atttractive accessory items?  

Goat for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desert and a midnight snack.

Should I cook the eyeballs with brains or tongue?

So many decisions!

Please remember - - - No Ground Fires!

Menudo on a white gas stove  . . .  how big a pot should I bring?!!!  

Might need more than one stove.

Will three gallons of white gas cook a goat?

My mind is a raging torrent!

Al

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Re: Cracks...
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2006, 08:02:48 AM »
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Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
carry live backpack food


That just cracks me up,  :lol:  carrying "live" food into camp.  It will take me a little used to getting to going camping with you homberboy2u2.   :lol:   I usually bring "dead" food into camp with me.  Now mind you, I'm no veggie or PETA person - DON'T GO THERE, I'll explain shortly.  And, I love steaks, fajitas, goat, (not dog or cat).  But, when you bring the goat on the  trip, I really don't want to see it before hand and certainly don't want to "pet it" or "get to know it" or make "eye contact" before hand.  So, if I'm along, please do the slaughtering out of my ear/eye site.  Reminds me of Silence of the Lambs...   .


 I promise, Shane...i won't let you know when i make fantastic BBQ from that goat..... :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ...you crack me up, man. :D  :D

  You should hear my story about how i learn to make beer can chicken..but that will leave it to another thread,


 
 I hope we're talking killing the goat in the basin or Rio Grande campground.  Less problematic than the back country although it would probably make for an interesting bit of conversation with one's fellow campers that evening . . .  I have no idea what the rules are in the campground.  I assume one can boil lobster, so why not a kill and eat a goat?  

If we're talking back country the rules on the permit don't seem to be a problem, although the "bring it in and pack it out" rule makes me think a little deeper.  What will be left over?

A chicken or two that is trained to follow might be a better choice than a goat.  

How long does it take to make goat jerky?  

Will the entrals dry out in a couple of days?

Do mountain lions or bears like goat?  

Can goat bones be used to make atttractive accessory items?  

Goat for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desert and a midnight snack.

Should I cook the eyeballs with brains or tongue?

So many decisions!

Please remember - - - No Ground Fires!

Menudo on a white gas stove  . . .  how big a pot should I bring?!!!  

Might need more than one stove.

Will three gallons of white gas cook a goat?

My mind is a raging torrent!

Al


Al...Muse. Everthing is negotiable when cooking your live follw the leader and clean up your campsite meals.

 But , what i still don't get it is why :?: ...and i emphisize WHY :?:  :?: ..everytime i bring my goats to the desert people in red and black robes start gathering around me ,form a very big circle and paint stars of David in my forehead :?:  :?: ...why why why why :?: ...wtf do they want from me :?: .
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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