Friday, October 10, 2008

Heading for Deer Camp!

In about two hour my family and I will be heading to Iowa's East Coast (the Mississippi River) for early muzzleloader deer season. We will be hunting Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and we have the potential of getting 3 deer this year (we have three tags). We plan on doing the butchering ourselves, but we will have a local meat locker make up some ring bologna and maybe some jerky for us. Here is a picture from last year’s successful hunt.
I carry a .62 caliber flintlock smooth-rifle that was custom made for me by a gentleman from Indiana. I won it in a shoot when I was about 16 or 17 years old. I like using a smoothbore flintlock because of the versatility and added challenge. Since it is not rifled I am limited to around 100 yard shots, but once I have my deer I am able to load it with shot and hunt small game.


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Hope it wnet well. What are you making with the hides?

Anonymous said...

We sell them and they are made into gloves. Someday when I own my own home, and have space to work on such projects I want to start tanning them myself.

barnislavia said...

Hey Norseman, You and I ought to talk. I dont think we are to far from each other. I live by Malvern off of 34. Also, I just started a blog and could use some help getting the word out. Its Iowa Woodsman. Drop me a line