Monday, October 31, 2011

Second Deer This Year

This is my second deer this season. Got her on the evening of the 23rd. Another nice doe weighing 134 lbs. Once again, I was using my Mark Thomas .54 caliber rifle.

Son, Jacob, scored one that morning, but I didn't get a picture before she was skinned. This made three in the family, so it's time to slow down on the shooting. Running out of freezer space.

I hunted parts of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week. Saw quite a few more deer, but not the big one, so I didn't shoot. I did have a relaxing time away from the computer.

Bill Scurlock

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Arkansas Muzzleloader Season

I have been gone for a few days, taking some time off deer hunt with my flintlock in South Arkansas. Last Saturday evening, I shot a mid-sized doe at about 20 yards with my Mark Thomas .54 caliber rifle. Same rifle that I have been carrying the two previous years. Everything worked right, and I killed my first deer of the season.

Contact info: Mark Thomas, rifle
                      Mike Small, powder horn
                      Greg Hudson, pouch

Bill Scurlock

Friday, October 14, 2011

Frizzen Bounce-Back

One of the special features in the Sept/Oct issue is Frank Twist's article discussing the causes and remedies of frizzen bounce-back, which can break your flint.

Bill Scurlock

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mark Sage and the Northwest Gun

In the Sept/Oct issue, Mark Sage continues his journey into the world of the NW gun with a look at his method for discovering the past.

Bill Scurlock

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nesbitt's Old-Timer's Ways

In the Sept/Oct issue, Mike Nesbitt shares his how-to advice on casting ball, shooting and other subjects. 

Bill Scurlock

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Albert on Powder Horns

T.C. Albert's column in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue featured powder horn basics including the layout of engraving (top photo) and finishing a horn. T.C.'s how-to columns are first-rate.

Bill Scurlock

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Native American Women

Mike Nesbitt wrote a favorable review of this book in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue. 

Bill Scurlock

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mo's Big Afternoon

Once again, I'm straying a little from muzzleloading, to show you a picture of Mo, on our hunting lease in South Arkansas. Bow season is the only one open, and Mo went hunting last Saturday afternoon. She stuck this nice doe with an arrow from her stand, and then waited patiently to see if any hogs would come in. Sure enough, this 200 lb. boar came in later. She had a small caliber modern rifle in her box stand (just for this purpose). She has had problems with hogs coming to her food plot this fall, and it's legal to shoot feral hogs year-around. She shot this guy at the base of the ear with her rifle, and he dropped on the spot. She was excited. Good job, Mo!

Bill Scurlock

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Rogue Republic

I reviewed The Rogue Republic by William C. Davis in the Sept/Oct issue. This is a good book about the early 19th century revolution in Spain's West Florida colonies (modern-day Louisiana).

Bill Scurlock