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Flint season was chopped back

If I read it correctly the flint season is a week shorter this winter. But the inline season is the same.
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If I read it correctly the flint season is a week shorter this winter. But the inline season is the same.
This year it was December 26th to Jan 11th. Next year, December 26th to January 10th.
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Re: Flint season was chopped back

The flintlock season has been the 3 Saturdays after Christmas for how long? Is it any different this year?

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Re: Flint season was chopped back

Ok I went back through the seasons. Yep, there were a couple of longer seasons based on calendar shifting each year. 2010-2011 it was Dec 27 to Jan 15 or 19 days in length
I also remembered that it was stretched out to Martin Luther King day one year in a few units. Found one year in which it was actually a day shorter than 2014-2015. Seemed like it was getting longer and then was shortened and it was, but due to the calendar shift.
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Depending on the weather conditions, those weeks sometimes seem to border on torture as you try to keep yourself warm and your powder dry for that one, fleeting moment of meat-making opportunity.

We are certainly fortunate to have such a unique season, unlike any other that I know of outside our borders. Keeping it "flintlocks only" is important for all who enjoy it now, for those who will follow, and perhaps those we honor by toting these long guns.

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Depending on the weather conditions, those weeks sometimes seem to border on torture as you try to keep yourself warm and your powder dry for that one, fleeting moment of meat-making opportunity.

We are certainly fortunate to have such a unique season, unlike any other that I know of outside our borders. Keeping it "flintlocks only" is important for all who enjoy it now, for those who will follow, and perhaps those we honor by toting these long guns.
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I don,t know about all of you all but that tortureous conditions is part of the uniqueness that makes it so much fun and special.
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When I grew up south of you in Preston Co., WV, I seemed to handle post Christmas weather better with not nearly the quality hunting duds I possess now. I'm afraid my skin is getting thinner with advancing years!

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Re: Flint season was chopped back

A freezing cold rain is far worse than a blowing 5 degree blizzard in my mind. Hunted some really rough after Christmas storms over the years. But over the last few years, I stick within a half mile of the house on my own property. Keeps me warm just knowing there is a big crock pot full of stew and a warm fire any time I want to walk back.
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A freezing cold rain is far worse than a blowing 5 degree blizzard in my mind. Hunted some really rough after Christmas storms over the years. But over the last few years, I stick within a half mile of the house on my own property. Keeps me warm just knowing there is a big crock pot full of stew and a warm fire any time I want to walk back.
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