I haven't hunted flintlock in at least 7 years but I went out this morning to one of my archery places. Before light, 3 crunched there way past at around 50 yds. I could just make out the outlines against the snow. At shooting time, 4 ( which I assume included the 1st 3 ) came from behind me and up over the hill at closer to 100 yds so I passed. Shortly afterward a lone doe came running back down the hill right to me. I grunted but she wasn't stopping so I yelled. That got her stopped but in a small clump of trees at about 10 yds. I could tell from her body language she was about to bolt and I did have a small opening over the vitals. I took carefull aim and.... blew a very large hole through a small tree with my .54. I also hit high. I got down and checked... clean miss but I probably showered her with splinters! I even followed the tracks for awhile looking for sign of a hit but nothing. Oh well. I'll try to get out a couple of evenings and maybe connect this time.