First Flintlock Iowa Buck

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  1. Jan 10, 2020 #21

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    I do not see any evidence of any sick deer on our property. I have not found any dead deer either. Yes I know Madison county and Warren County both to the east of us are having problems. Greg
     
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    Congratulations!! Beautiful buck and rifle!!
     
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    Lol.......yes he is indeed cornfed.......I know this because I farm my ground and the deer damage in my fields show that he was very very well fed!! . Greg
     
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    A buck that nice taken with a flintlock is a TROPHY. I'm a .45 fan, too, and that rifle is a very nice one.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020 #25

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    Thanks for a the kind words and yes I am pretty happy with both the deer and the rifle. My Virginia rifle actually does look better in person than what the pics show. And yes hanshi I am a fan of the .45 as well. Just love how versatile that caliber can be by use of rb and use of the conical. Seems to handle so many chores very well!! Greg
     
  6. Jan 11, 2020 #26

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    Congrats on your first flintlock deer!...So rewarding...
    Thanks for sharing your happy place.
    Would be hard for me not to drop the string on that buck at 10 yards..
    You must have some bruisers running around.
    Hunt also with a set trigger..with a little more time with yours.... you'll do fine
    Enjoy the back straps....Dan
     
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    Dan, after 39 years of bowhunting I have been blessed to have taken many many nice bucks and my freezer is never empty so it is easier now to pass on deer and let them grow. As nice as this buck is, I still have regrets for taking him and not letting him grow as I had planned on doing while bowhunting. The urge to take my first buck with a flintlock just got the best of me and he will eat just fine so I’m not losing any sleep over that decision!! I have always used a set trigger to target shoot and hunt with so I’m kinda surprised that I messed up this shot so badly. Make no mistake about it.....my shot stunk and I got lucky with the results! I have never messed up a shot that bad with any of my percussion guns. This has been a few years still learning about my flintlocks and one of these days I will get it right!! Greg
     
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    Very nice. Awesome buck and story.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2020 #29

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    The Breakfast of Champions!
     
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    Treestalker, I often use a meat locker nearby that does an outstanding job butchering deer! They make a breakfast sausage that is incredibly good so yes, this deer will be a breakfast of champions!!! Greg :)
     
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    Excellent buck.
     
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    One heck of a first Flintlock buck!!
    Congrats!!!
     
  14. Jan 27, 2020 #34

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    Very nice Greg!
     
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    Congrats, If anybody is wondering a .45 looks to be plenty for deer!
     
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    Way to go!! That’s a great looking buck & flinter!
     
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    Thanks guys!! Yes the little .45 prb can and does get it done nicely.......I surely do appreciate all these kind remarks!! Greg
     
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    Congrats on a nice buck with a good looking gun.
     
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    Great pics, great deer... congrats!
     
  20. Feb 20, 2020 at 6:57 AM #40

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    That's a great deer. Sometimes I think shooting a flintlock is more like shooting a bow than shooting a percussion because you have to concentrate on the follow through. The feeling that you got right before you pulled the trigger was reason enough to take the buck. No shame in that!
     

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