I recently found these images tucked in my high school yearbook. I reckon this was me in Greenhorn-Stage 1 (using the Mark A. Baker scale). This was January of 1973, and I was 14 years old. We were shooting in a local muzzleloading club at my uncle's farm. Our local newspaper sent a photographer out to take photos for a story on the club. In perspective, the first issue of MUZZLELOADER magazine was not published until March of 1974.
Good ol' T/C Hawken, .45 caliber. It wasn't as grand as the rifles I shoot now, but it was extremely accurate. Shot some squirrels and placed in a lot of shooting matches with it.