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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Who’s hunting flintlock tomorrow???

Haven’t been on in a long long time...

Headed out tomorrow am for a hopefully all day flint hunt. Haven’t been out with the flintlock for a couple years. Haven’t hunted much this year with move, new job, family stuff, etc.

Weather looks good. More excited for tomorrow than opening day rifle this year.

Anyone else headed out???

Good luck!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 11:46 PM
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I'll be out in the afternoon tomorrow, and all day Saturday, though Saturday is looking like it could be a wash-out...
Holding out hope to fill one more tag. This is probably my only chance of the flintlock season due to schedules for work and the kids' activities.
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I will be heading out around noon for an afternoon/evening hunt. Hoping that the flintlock pistol has one come close enough. All I have seen over the last week were a wide eight, fair six, and what was probably a button, at at least 75 yds. Good luck today guys, hope you each tag one!
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Spent a few hours out in the woods yesterday. 5 guys in our group and everyone saw double digit deer. Should be a good omen for next hunting season.
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Be out last 2 days of the season this week. Got Farm Show & some other stuff to do but the last 2 days of season are mine!!

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Was out yesterday in 3 different areas that I've not hunted in15-20 years. Saw no one and nothing. only place I saw fresh tracks was on the rifle range where I shot off the gun.
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Well...I had my chance. Missed a doe at 8am. Saw 8-10 doe in the am. Last light tried to put a stalk on some deer in a field. Got within 60yds but by the time I got to them it was too dark. Looked up at the skyline and saw a buck that was watching me the whole time. Never spooked. In all about 16+ deer and the one buck. Nice day to be in the woods. Hoping to make it out this weekend for a quick am hunt.
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I hunted a couple of evenings but didn't see any deer. I haven't been out recently due to not having any snow. My vision is getting so bad I can't see the front sight unless I have good light conditions and without snow it is hard to see the deer and the front sight at the same time. Plus it is my experience that with a muzzleloader there is so much smoke after the shot I have no idea which direction the deer went after the shot and without snow it is hard to find a blood trail if the deer is hit. I just don't like the idea of hitting one and not being able to find it.


With all of that said though this is the final week of deer in this area and I will probably go out at least a couple evenings even though we don't have snow. Hopefully if I shoot one I can find it.


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I hunted a couple of evenings but didn't see any deer. I haven't been out recently due to not having any snow. My vision is getting so bad I can't see the front sight unless I have good light conditions and without snow it is hard to see the deer and the front sight at the same time. Plus it is my experience that with a muzzleloader there is so much smoke after the shot I have no idea which direction the deer went after the shot and without snow it is hard to find a blood trail if the deer is hit. I just don't like the idea of hitting one and not being able to find it.


With all of that said though this is the final week of deer in this area and I will probably go out at least a couple evenings even though we don't have snow. Hopefully if I shoot one I can find it.


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My eyes aren't the best but not bad either and have the same problem seeing where the deer ran after the shot. 2 years ago I got a real surprise after the smoked cleared I was trying to see where the deer ran, but didn't look at where I shot. It dropped in its tracks, what a great surprise and feeling.
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My flinter has a silver frt sight which is sometimes hard to pick-up pending light conditions. I put a touch of F.O. paint on it....made a world of difference!
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