Author Topic: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON  (Read 15792 times)

IRONSIGHT

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2010, 05:37:12 AM »
rf50cal,
You mentioned that you didn't have alot of blood either. Could you tell me how far your shot was? I was wandering if mine was a lack of energy do to the distance, or just because I didn't hit bone an allow the ball to expand.

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2010, 05:05:03 PM »
Jan.2  Highs in the low teens,BLOWING SNOW We were able to get these  yesterday:

The new FDC works fine  ;)



we still have some more permits to fill.......
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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2010, 06:20:17 PM »
Great going! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2010, 04:54:59 AM »
Ironsight
     My shot was about 50 yds.  It was down hill and I just should have held lower on the deer.

I can't help you with the energy question,  but I'm sure there are folks on the board that can.
Perhaps if you ask the question in a new thread, it would catch the attention of members with more knowledge of this situation.
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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2010, 02:28:23 PM »
Good going guys! Glad to see you had some success. I was out Friday evening, and seen nothing. Saturday I was out before daylight. I held tight as long as my clothing would allow in the cold weather. The snow was crunchy, the wind was swirling, and the deer were hunkered down tight. I did jump some deer without a shot opportunity, but still had a good day in the woods. Did not see another hunter. Maybe this weekend my luck will change. Heading to Somerset county to do some muzzloader huntin' with a group of guys I bear hunt with, should be a fun time! With any luck I will have some pictures of my own to post.
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IRONSIGHT

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2010, 04:33:01 PM »
Congrats guys,
Looks like the dragging was easy with all that snow.

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2010, 06:45:12 PM »
Good year so far in Huntingdon County.   No meat yet, but we did see fur.  Pictures are Northeastern Huntingdon county Pa just before a snow squall.



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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2010, 04:56:03 AM »
Nothing for me yet, hopefully saturday. If not, we now have 2 extra weeks here in 2B for flinters for antlerless deer.

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2010, 12:39:47 PM »
Nothing for me yet, hopefully saturday. If not, we now have 2 extra weeks here in 2B for flinters for antlerless deer.

Octagon don't forget this year you can still shoot a buck all the way till the end of the season on the 23rd. Page 9 & 43 in the game book.



http://www.statehuntandfishregs.com/PA/PAHunt09/pageflip.html
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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2010, 06:54:51 PM »
Wow, I didn`t realize that-thanks!! I did get a buck already in rifle season, but I am glad toy pointed that out to me.

Thanks-Jack

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2010, 07:59:15 PM »
Jack, Have you given anymore thought to coming to the Clairton Muzzloader shoot? Feb. 6th next shoot. ;)
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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2010, 11:29:04 PM »
Jack, Have you given anymore thought to coming to the Clairton Muzzloader shoot? Feb. 6th next shoot. ;)

Wow, I totally forgot about that!! Would you mind if I come to observe the forst time? I may even join there one of these days.

Jack

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2010, 07:46:09 AM »
Wasn't able to make it to the woods today to fill my last tag. Hope that you all were able to put some meat in the freezer this season.Fifty more weeks an we can do it all over again.

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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2010, 12:16:54 AM »
Jack, Have you given anymore thought to coming to the Clairton Muzzloader shoot? Feb. 6th next shoot. ;)

Wow, I totally forgot about that!! Would you mind if I come to observe the forst time? I may even join there one of these days.

Jack

Jack, observers are always welcome, as are new shooters! Hope to see ya' there in February!
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Re: 2009 PA FLINTLOCK SEASON
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2010, 12:18:16 AM »
IRONSIGHT, please don't count me as an expert on anything, but I did shoot several deer with my .50 TC back in the 70's and 80's.  I mostly small game hunt now.  I shot them at ranges from 20 yds to 50 yds with most of them on the shorter end.  I used 80 grs. of 2ff and the ball rarely went all the way through. Most of the of the shots were behind the shoulder and in the middle.  I don't remember any of them leaving a blood trail at all.  There was usually some foamy blood at the mouth after they had run about 50-60 yds.  Larger bores may well leave a better trail, but I don't have any experience with the larger bores.  I think they bleed internally for the most part.  Maybe a hit lower in the chest would drain better.

James Levy