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Old 02-02-2012, 04:05 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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Big Woods Treks...

It is a mild February here in northcentral PA, so old dog and I took a trek. I got the .50 smoothbore flinter off the rack, put in 75 grains of 2F Goex, same powder measure amount of #6 shot and primed the pan.

Halfway up the hill out back we had a crow fly over at low altitude. He/she is my 5th flintlock shotgun crow. Old dog retrieved the crow which I promptly burried under the leaves. We reloaded and trekked on. We saw no other critters on our 3 mile trek in the Big Woods.

Lori is ready for the trek tomorrow. I will take a percussion 12 gauge single barrel on a T/C Hawken platform in case we see prokys on Upper Field. The woods are silent in Winter. We did see three does and they still call this old farm their home.

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Old 02-03-2012, 06:19 PM
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Sounds like you had a successful Trek. Those crows had better look out. What a grand winter this has been, it's feb 3rd and there is no snow on the ground here at home.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:07 AM
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Johnny Reb,

It was 58 degrees and sunny on January 31, 2012. I shot rifles that day in the hayfield. It is 35 degrees and cloudy today, so old dog and I will trek with the 12 gauge ML.

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Old 02-12-2012, 01:14 PM
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Adam I spoke too soon, We got buried with 18" of snow since last night and it's still snowing.
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