Monday, November 29, 2010

Duck Hunting

Both Justin and Jacob were home for the Thanksgiving weekend, so last Friday we went to a beaver pond I was saving. No one had hunted it this year, and I had found some mallards there the week before. We had a great hunt (8 mallards and 1 shoveler) and got home in time to prepare for a family gathering at noon. Left to right in the photos: Kate, Justin, Juno and Jacob.

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. With hunting, work and holiday functions, I just haven't had time to think much about posting. I hope to get back into the routine of it soon.

Bill Scurlock

Monday, November 15, 2010

1980 Scurlock Horn

I was at the hunting camp the other day and ran across this horn that I made back in 1980. My father-in-law carries it attached to the hunting bag he made. I would not make one like this today, but it was kinda cool back in 1980, especially for a guy who had never seen or handled original horns. It has forged iron strap hangers and a poured pewter junction between the horn and the maple spout. It was all filed and shaped by hand and includes the hokey tomahawk and pouch mark I used to put on stuff I made back then.

Bill Scurlock

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hartley Horn Drawings

Another book reviewed in the Nov/Dec issue, this book is a great resource for horn makers, especially those who want to do a little scratching on the horn's surface. It's available from

Bill Scurlock

Monday, November 8, 2010

Moravian Gun Making

This book was reviewed in the Nov/Dec issue. It has beautiful photos and interesting history and is available from the Kentucky Rifle Foundation, PO Box 768532-L, Roswell, GA 30076.

Bill Scurlock