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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2017, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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0 for 2 on squirrels today....

Took the flint smooth bore out on another squirrel hunt today. Squirrels got the best of me. I took a long (to me) shot on one squirrel that was sitting on a limb about 30 yards away. Had a solid rest against a tree, but he must've jumped at the ignition flash. Missed. About an hour later another squirrel presented an easy 15 yard ground shot...click...pfffffft.....nothing. Flash in the pan. Not sure what went wrong there, moisture in primer, plugged flash hole, not sure. I picked the flash hole, re primed, then continued the hunt, but no other opportunities presented themselves. I fired the gun off my back deck when I got home and it went off instantly this time. Oh well, I'm, off most of next week, so I'll be out there yet again one morning. Figure I have one or two more bushytail hunts in me before deer season opens. Good thing was, I got there early today and had the entire woodlot to myself. I did see one guy on my way out we chatted briefly then we went on our separate ways. Still beats sitting home.

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I agree. It`s all about the fun. Way better than being at home!! I am out after the turkeys again this coming Friday. Can`t wait!

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I'm probably going out tomorrow morning (if it doesn't rain) or maybe Thursday morning. I'm now on call for work over the weekend, so may or may not get out again after that.
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