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Well figured id start a thread in here about our small 25 acre recreational property we bought in jacksboro TX. Will be primarily recreational for now with camping hunting and all thing recreational that come with it. Bought it mostly for our children to hunt and play and who know what the future holds with it. Won't be nearly as extravagant as some of the other inmates properties but its our and well keep managing and upgrading buildings and what not as we go.

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that looks like a great start!

keep an eye out for a 20 or 40 ft shipping container great for storage and build a deck / car port off the side great to hang out in during bad weather. We did that here in the Ca desert.

we drank a lot of beer sitting up on the roof great view 8 ft up off the ground, I found a wherehouse rolling step ladder! The kids would jump from the top down onto a trampoline and back up to the top of the box…

good times
 

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that looks like a great start!

keep an eye out for a 20 or 40 ft shipping container great for storage and build a deck / car port off the side great to hang out in during bad weather. We did that here in the Ca desert.

we drank a lot of beer sitting up on the roof great view 8 ft up off the ground, I found a wherehouse rolling step ladder! The kids would jump from the top down onto a trampoline and back up to the top of the box…

good times
Im on the hunt for a couple. There worth there weight in gold right now apparently.
 

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Damn coons will empty a feeder


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Love the property and what your plans are with it and the kids!!


Are you accepting applications for more kids? If so where do I fill one out??🤣🤣
Currently its just purely recreational they can hunt ride there horses and 4 wheelers. They are so busy with there sports and rodeos and to ad my work schedule on top of it we just dont have time to take those weekend trips to camp and what not.

So we sold the DP and put our money into our ranch so know we can run out and enjoy nature and wildlife An hour from home.
 

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The rain was no joke today. We got almost 5 inches in Alvord.

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ya it came down quick and for awhile. This was on 199. It wasnt that high 3ish so hours before when i drove through.
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Couple of scopes on today. Now have to get out to sight them in. The vortex is new on my sons .243 as he drooped ot last year and it couldn't get sighted in after that. Vortex was excellent with there customer service and stood by there lifetime warranty.
The bushnell i picked up from a friend that went to a nocturnal scope so he wasn't using it but was deadly with it on his ar at 200ish yds. Just built it last winter. Doesn't even have a round through it.

next time out to the ranch ill see where i can get a 50-100yd range setup to be able to sight stuff in.
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Nice!

I really think of finding something like this myself.

Do you usually overnight in the RV?

Thinking I'd really prefer to just day trip (if I can find a place within an hour's distance).

I'd only need build a shooting range/bar shelter, storage shed, and outhouse then.
 

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As if now overnights are in the trailer. Most overnights will just be if we're able to hunt evening and then again in the morning. Mostly day trips like yesterday we ran out sat to see if we had any doves flying and then checked all the cameras was home by 10.

Yes shooting range/shelter and storage are the next big projects for sure. As of now i just tow out what we need for that days project.
 

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Do please document those projects (and any others). Thanks.
 

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well we went out this morning to try to hunt for lunch. No success so we put new batteries and collected SD cards from the cameras. One cell camera did not work so brought it home got it working and then... dove season is pretty long season here so hopefully have better luck next outing. On the other note I guess I am looking for a different cell cam manufacturer
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Well as were only 2 days away from archery season had a couple hours to run out to the ranch and fill the feeders. Have alot of different game running through our property just not alot if any bucks. Should be an eventful hunting season. Hopefully the big issue is do to qll the new land owners and new movement with buildings and traveling through the area.

It was eventful to say the least had to load everything to get out of the house. Then once we got on the move ended up blowing a tire and then had to stop at the gas station for corn.

The wife was free so she jumped in and lended me a hand with the couple hours we had once we got there.
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Well dad fail. Took my son out for opening day archery and was 2 days early. Lol so we made the best of it. Saw 2 coyotes without being able to get a shot off. And was able to get a project done.
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