I remember my first flintlock season well, It was either 1976 or 1977. My buddy Danny had the only flintlock and four of us went to a cabin in West Hickory area to hunt, the season was only open in special area's then. We drew sticks to see who got to use the flintlock after Danny killed a deer, I never got my chance but had a great time. I think I bought my T/C Hawkens 50 cal in 1978 and killed my first deer with it in 1979.
The older I get the better I was.