A comment on my last posting regarding hunting with a flint lock. I shot another buck this year on the first day of the firearm deer season. Nice 8 point buck, but the left side of his rack was obviously damaged during the time he was in velvet, and that side was very deformed. He was a 3 year old deer and weighed in at 150 #s field dressed. 80 pounds of deboned meat in the freezer, so I am happy. This was flintlock deer number six. I am writing another article to send to "Muzzle Blast" about it. Glad I got him, as he had a complete crossbow bolt in his left flank. It had not been there more than a day or two, as there was no infection. No doubt, he would have had trouble getting through a Michigan winter with this up his butt. Anyway my point is that if you hunt with a bow, please refrain from shooting at any deer unless you have a good shot, at a reasonable range. When I hun with my flint lock smooth bore, my maximum range is 50 yards. We owe it to these magestic animals and our sport. Now I am looking forward to the turkey season, and maybe trying for one with my flint smooth bore if I can work up a good load. Happy hunting all.