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TXFlynHog 
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TXFlynHog
01-10-18 01:25 PM - Post#1662569    


Hi guys.. just wanted to share my first flintlock hunting experience with you. My two brothers and I got together over last weekend in PA to see if we could put some meat in the freezers. We all had flinters, and this is the first hunt we did as a threesome for more than 30 years, best we could remember.

It all got started when our dad passed away a little over a year ago, leaving his .50 cal TC Hawkins to my younger brother. When I hunted with him (rifle) last year, I saw that flintlock and I knew that I needed to have one. One thing led to another, and last weekend the three of us met at his house in PA, and during perhaps the coldest weather of recent memory, made a go of it.

In PA, for the last weekend of muzzleloader season, it's legal to shoot a legal buck, or a doe, so we had high hopes. But dang, it was rough sitting in that weather at times. We didn't see temps above 2* Friday or Saturday--our two hunting days. We did see a few deer now and then, but the cold temps was keeping them hunkered down for the most part, and the ones we did see were too far away for flint, or on the run because we kicked them up.

Saturday morning and early afternoon was better, but it wasn't until late afternoon that we had a chance to blow some smoke. All three of us got to do some shooting, and in the end, we brought home a descent size doe and a button buck. These weren't the biggest deer, by any stretch, but we had a blast (literally and figuratively) hunting with flintlocks, and we've committed to doing it again next year too.

Here's a picture of the three of us with the two deer that we processed in my brother's garage. I'm the good looking fella, and I'll leave it to you to figure out which one that is!!



 
Renegade Dan 
50 Cal.
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Renegade Dan
01-10-18 01:55 PM - Post#1662574    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Congrats on an Awesome Hunt! No one better to share it with than family.

 
Britsmoothy 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4562
01-10-18 03:22 PM - Post#1662587    

    In response to TXFlynHog

What a grand story fellers, well done

B.

 
hanshi 
Cannon
Posts: 8473
01-10-18 05:38 PM - Post#1662619    

    In response to TXFlynHog

I think you all did great considering the weather. Congratulations.

 
azmntman 
75 Cal.
Posts: 5804
azmntman
01-10-18 06:07 PM - Post#1662634    

    In response to hanshi

Guy on the left of photo! NICE deer, good times. Sorry for yer loss, I miss my pop every deer/elk season.

 
22fowl 
45 Cal.
Posts: 633
01-10-18 07:30 PM - Post#1662655    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Congrats..Hope its a new tradition.

Hunting has kept my brothers close..

Way to make the effort.

 
Spikebuck 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3338
Spikebuck
01-10-18 08:50 PM - Post#1662673    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Sounds like a good time even with the nasty weather. Congrats!
"In a land painted by our Maker's hand, teeming with wildlife, where but here can a man know such freedom" Primal Dreams


 
ny griz 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2467
01-10-18 08:50 PM - Post#1662674    

    In response to 22fowl

Congrats on your good hunt and standing the cold.Griz

 
TXFlynHog 
40 Cal.
Posts: 162
TXFlynHog
01-11-18 06:16 AM - Post#1662708    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Thanks guys. We had a lot of fun on this one. Stories will be told for years...

I’m the guy in the right in the black hat. My younger brother is standing, and he was our host, chef, guide, pusher, and lead processor. The old man on the left downed his doe in one shot, proving that old guys rule. The other deer is more of a mystery, as he (button buck) was the recipient of a couple of smoke plumes, but only one bullet hole. Since my freezer is empty, I got the ground meat, and my brother got the straps.

 
Deputy Dog 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1131
Deputy Dog
01-11-18 02:38 PM - Post#1662833    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Well done, congratulations, It is so enjoyable to hunt with relatives, first with my dad and brother, later with my two sons. I hope y'all can make this a tradition. Keep yer powder dry.........robin

 
wvbuckbuster 
45 Cal.
Posts: 898
wvbuckbuster
01-11-18 08:21 PM - Post#1662897    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Weather was bad but the hunt was fun. Glad you guys got together. What other guns were used besides the TC? Dan.

 
smo 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4062
smo
01-12-18 12:12 PM - Post#1663008    

    In response to TXFlynHog

That’s what it’s all about !

Congrats to you all
Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
Mike Brines 
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Mike Brines
01-12-18 04:24 PM - Post#1663035    

    In response to TXFlynHog

Any deer with a flinter is a trophy.

 
Patocazador 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1933
Patocazador
01-12-18 05:30 PM - Post#1663043    

    In response to TXFlynHog

  • TXFlynHog Said:

Here's a picture of the three of us with the two deer that we processed in my brother's garage. I'm the good looking fella, and I'll leave it to you to figure out which one that is!!





Glad you guys had a good time. As for the good-looking one, I vote for the one on the lower left with his tongue sticking out.


 
TXFlynHog 
40 Cal.
Posts: 162
TXFlynHog
01-24-18 05:21 PM - Post#1665626    

    In response to Patocazador

Hah!! I didn’t get that one initially. Hehe.

 
trent/OH 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2356
01-24-18 07:33 PM - Post#1665645    

    In response to TXFlynHog

  • TXFlynHog Said:
The other deer is more of a mystery, as he (button buck) was the recipient of a couple of smoke plumes, but only one bullet hole. Since my freezer is empty, I got the ground meat, and my brother got the straps.



That is indeed some fancy shooting. In super cold weather, with the last day starting to fade, with two guys locked onto the same deer, to put both shots through the same hole is practically unheard of!


 
fur trapper 
40 Cal.
Posts: 170
fur trapper
01-24-18 11:26 PM - Post#1665672    

    In response to TXFlynHog

congrats!

 
TXFlynHog 
40 Cal.
Posts: 162
TXFlynHog
01-31-18 10:46 AM - Post#1666853    

    In response to trent/OH

  • trent/OH Said:
  • TXFlynHog Said:
The other deer is more of a mystery, as he (button buck) was the recipient of a couple of smoke plumes, but only one bullet hole. Since my freezer is empty, I got the ground meat, and my brother got the straps.



That is indeed some fancy shooting. In super cold weather, with the last day starting to fade, with two guys locked onto the same deer, to put both shots through the same hole is practically unheard of!







 
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