Yeah, I hear you on the water level. Those floods ate up Rt. 159 and Rt. 111 really quickly. Thankfully, my farm sits just up the bluff hill a little ways, which saved it from the rising waters. It didn't make accessing the place any easier, as I had to cut the other way through Oregon when the water dropped enough to go that way.That's right: it is called Squaw Creek, no matter what the politically correct wants to call it. Watch the water up there, can get high quick.
In the state of Missouri we have these degenerates that have to be politically correct. It was afraid that a native American would be offended. It is Squaw Creek to the old residenters and will remain so in the real world. The battle isn't over yet on the name change.What drove the name change anyway?
If that's the case, I can definitely believe we have a politically correct contingent in MO, but part of me thinks that the pressure was exerted from further out. As a well-known National Wildlife Refuge (BBC did a special on it), I'd imagine there was a lot of banter from leftists all over the country to change the name. Heaven forbid we have something named after the people who probably frequented the creek. While we're at it, let's remove the word "Mormon" from anywhere in the US it's used to denote an area where those folks lived. They might find that offensive. We're living in crazy times.In the state of Missouri we have these degenerates that have to be politically correct. It was afraid that a native American would be offended. It is Squaw Creek to the old residenters and will remain so in the real world. The battle isn't over yet on the name change.
We are probably neighbors. I’m 15 min south of Offutt near Plattsmouth. AF retiree. Be well. Let’s hook up when you return. Plenty of black powder shooters here. I’m trying to find a few down around St Joe.No kidding? I live only about 15 minutes from Offutt AFB. When I get back from my current deployment, we'll figure something out.
Sounds good! I've got about 15 lbs. of FFg and a bunch more of FFFg that needs my attention and an ignition source. We'll burn some coal. I just renewed my ENGC membership, as well.We are probably neighbors. I’m 15 min south of Offutt near Plattsmouth. AF retiree. Be well. Let’s hook up when you return. Plenty of black powder shooters here. I’m trying to find a few down around St Joe.
So i am not new to firearms, but I am to muzzleloaders. And being a gunsmith, I need to find out more info to better server my customers.
I hope to read through here and maybe find some other gun guys in my area.
Have a great day.
Welcome aboard. I'm a relative new guy here too. Learning a lot from this place and these great people. I'm in the Smithville area.
We probably have enough Muzzle Loader shooters in the Northland to start our own club
[Had no idea there were so many ML in the KC area above the river. I live in the Excelsior Springs area. My brother is also a gunsmith, shoots SASS and specializes on cowboy guns.
@PineyCreek I am willing to commit to a get together of some kind around the Smithville area. I'm sure there would be others in the area interested. Piney CreekProbably get more traction here for at least impromptu get togethers and maybe if we have enough people interested maybe some sort of club?
There are lots of us here including much of the membership of the Gemmer Club.
MO is a largish state. What part are you located in. I no longer shoot, just coach as my vision has faded but there should be a bunch. Missouri was the home of the Hawken Rifle. I am sure you will be welcomed
I live in SW Missouri, and only know of 3 or 4 guys that even own traditional muzzleloaders. Virtually no interest in anything but in-lines, for deer hunting. A simple, cheap means to an end.
I obviously do not know every traditional ML shooter in the region, but I can tell you there are earned few of us.