Learnin curve

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by hombre243, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    I am going to be new to Texas soon. Anyone know what the learning curve is for transforming from an Illinoiance and Iowegian? I live on the IA/IL border and am movin to Texas soon. Tyler will be where I settle. I have heard about the "Hill Country" and that it is great hog hunting country. Ok, I want to go there...where is it?

    I just sighted in my new Marlin 3030 and so far it is lookin good. I won't say I had OMG good groups but they weren't bad. They'll do on hogs and deer. Hope I meet some of ya in person sometime. I hear Texas is so dang big ya have to call twice for long distance. I wrote this yesterday so some of you may not get this til tomorrow. Let me know if you dont get it. I will bring ya a copy when I get there.
  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    Welcome Hombre.....My nephew goes down there somewhere and hog hunts. Has some biguns. I once tried to drive across Texas West to East, gave up and went out at Texarcana Arkansas after a LONG, LONG time on the road. The groups get better the more shootin ya do. After bout 55 years I can now hit the broad side of a barn.......:p Try the Lever-Revalation rounds by Hornady....they help.

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    H243; Welcome to the group. Jump right in and join the fun.

  4. moparman1911

    moparman1911 Well-Known Member


    you picked a great site you will enjoy yourself,all our members and friendly and our posts very interesting and different things.have fun
  5. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome. Hope I can hang on this last month before I pack out. I am really getting anxious.

    I have been shootin since i was about 15 when I borrowed my friends old 12 ga single shot. That was in about '66. I have a hard time hittin anything now cause I am 61 and everytime I stop what I am doin I just want to take a nap. I may go squirrel huntin today. It's quarter after 4 AM and I woke up feelin the need to eat some squirrel gravy. Wish me luck.
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum hombre !!
  7. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. Im glad I am here.
  8. duster066

    duster066 Well-Known Member Supporting

    Texas is real nice country...if you can stand the heat. Out west it's just like the western desert country. Very nice...if you can stand the heat.;)
  9. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member


    I have decided I will just have to get used to it. If the humidity is low, it is just hot. Here in Ioways we have humidity to make it hotter...or at least more uncomfortable. I think I will be happy in Texas.

    Did I say happy? I meant I will be in Hog Heaven...in more ways than one.
  10. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

    welcome to the forum Hombe243. i live in East Texas, just about 55 miles south of Tyler, and the humidity in the summer can be bad sometimes.

    the "Hill Country" is more west outside of the Austin area in Central Texas. very nice country to travel and hunt in. don't worry, we have many, many hogs in East Texas too!

    with the right ammo, that 336 in 30-30 will do just fine on the hogs.

    Texas is big! second largest with Alaska being the largest. i remember one time driving from Palestine to El Paso and it taking about 14 hours of driving time to get there.
  11. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the information

    I have my heart set on moving no matter what so even if it gets a bit sticky I will be ok with it. I cant get much lazier than I am so there won't be too much of a change.:)

    I did find some info about that part if Texas. It looks like a nice weekend or week hunt...distance wise. Of course on old fart like me may get stubborn and stay...or just forget where home is for awhile.

    I am anxious to learn how to bring home the bacon. And I am thinking up all kinds of one liners about shooting and hogs...don't get me started. I don't want to get banned.:eek: