I took my .40 flintlock on a squirrel hunt this morning and ended up having an amazing outing. I walked an area I havent been to before and had action right from the start. Before I was 75yds from my car I saw my first of two deer for the day. About 7am a turkey on the adjacent ridge fired up and started gobbling. Then another one farther down the same ridge started up also. They gobbled 1-2 times per minute for the next hour. Too bad season ended 2 weeks ago and I didn't draw a permit for this WMA anyway. Shortly after the turkeys fired up I missed my first squirrel. A bit later I got on another one and missed him twice! Time to settle down and follow through. I was slipping down the ridge about 20min later and looked up and spotted a coyote coming across in front of me. I let him get to about 25yds and whistled at him. He stopped and I drilled him. He went down and got back up and stumbled away. I lost sight of him behind a blow down. I reloaded and realized that my flint had broken on the shot. I pulled out my .22 pistol and went to where I had last saw him and he was nowhere to be found. He was pretty mangy so I figured I'd done him a favor. I replaced the flint in my rifle and proceeded on. A few minutes later a squirrel came across a limb above and ahead of me and stopped. I took a rest and really focused on my sight right at the bottom of his chin and sqeezed it off and followed through. There was just enough of a breeze that the smoke cleared instantly and he DIDN'T EVEN MOVE! How did I miss that shot? About 3 seconds went by and his tail started twitching then he fell. Holy cow I got him! I have killed dozens of squirrels in my life but this was my first with a flintlock. I was as stoked as I was when I got my first flintlock deer with the same rifle this past fall. I love hunting with this rifle. Hopefully I can get my wife to make me a small pot of squirrel and dumplings. The rest of the morning was uneventful as I made my way back to my vehicle. I can't wait to get out again. Now I get to clean my gun.