This is cool ,I like how this brought people in the state out in respounce, would like Louisana to do it also. LaneyI know several of you are from Kansas by your forum name and several of you I have had private messages from. It might be fun to share where you are from and a little other information as you see fit.
I have been shooting muzzleloaders for almost 45 years and started with a flint CVA rifle kit I built. It was a Jukar and I never shot it much as the frizzen was junk. I next built a CVA pistol kit also in flint and sold it a number of year later. My third rifle was a Thompson Center 50 Hawken kit that I still have. It has a low serial number K50XX.
I live in Manhattan and am active as an RSO at Fancy Creek Range, but am not active in any muzzleloading clubs.
Well so thought I would throw in an update. My wife and I moved over the summer. Found the place we were looking for. We had to go out a little more than I was originally hoping. We live west of Mankato now. Pretty close to the dead center of nowhere lol.
Anyways, ended up with a farmhouse that started life sometime in the 1800’s. The original dugout is still under the “ summer kitchen”. That room I believe was the original house. It has been added on to several times, 4 stages. The second phase of the house was “L” shaped. I don’t have any date information on that. The date documented times that I know of was a room added to turn the “L” into a box was 1918. The barn is early 1940’s. There is a one room schoolhouse that is in pretty good condition overall, needs a new roof. It is dated 1916.
We ended up with 20 acres. A pond and a creek. Small wood lot that I am adding some different trees into for diversity ( Hickory, Pawpaw, and Chinquapin ). I am excited to see if there is any Morel activity this spring. If not a will be “planting” them. The balance is pasture and pens.
The nearest house is a mile, and other than that it is 3 miles to the next. I am the only house on a minimum maintenance road. So space and peace is abundant.
God is good !
Liked checking out your website. And enjoyed the 3-minute video of the 18th NEPR 2012 HOSTED @ IMM of PA. Emlenton, Pa. That was nicely done, and looked like was a good time for those folk. From the interior view of the log cabin on the IMM land, reminded me of looking through the windows of the cabin in "The Searchers" movie starring John Wayne. Very dark cabin interior with outdoors light coming in almost too bright. Thanks for sharing it.Russell, nice little town. I was stationed in Salina, Air Force, spent a lot of good times in Dorrance,Wilson as well.Born & raised in a big city in eastern Pa.I'm a member of Independent Mt. Men Of Pa. Look us up immofpa.com Good luck on your club activities.