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    Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    I am trying to talk myself into a morning hunt, but its 19 right now and windy as heck. At the beginning of hunting hours (1/2 hr pre sunup) it is supposed to be a balmy 11 (just about -12C) before the wind.

    We will see.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Those temps begin to hurt as the years accumulate.

    But if afternoon temps softened the snow, the refreeze will permit hearing the deer approach.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by early View Post
    Those temps begin to hurt as the years accumulate.

    But if afternoon temps softened the snow, the refreeze will permit hearing the deer approach.
    We got up to 22 today and only have a dusting. Still, a coating makes it eaiser to see them.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    "We will see"?

    I'm thinking the only thing I'd be seeing would be the back of my eyelids. 11 degrees will freeze the testicles of a tin and copper primate.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Varmintmist View Post
    I am trying to talk myself into a morning hunt, but its 19 right now and windy as heck. At the beginning of hunting hours (1/2 hr pre sunup) it is supposed to be a balmy 11 (just about -12C) before the wind.

    We will see.
    We don't have a specific Flintlock season, just Muzzle Loading and I'm just about ready. It will begin the day after regular rifle season.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    "We will see"?

    I'm thinking the only thing I'd be seeing would be the back of my eyelids. 11 degrees will freeze the testicles of a tin and copper primate.
    OK I confess, I'm a Wimp Hunter. Anything much cooler than 50 Degree is about my limit.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Nut up and go. How many opening days do you get a year?
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    "We will see"?

    I'm thinking the only thing I'd be seeing would be the back of my eyelids. 11 degrees will freeze the testicles of a tin and copper primate.
    Yep, as my dad used to say when the weather was too severe for him to want to hunt, "I ain't that mad at them"
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    "We will see"?

    I'm thinking the only thing I'd be seeing would be the back of my eyelids. 11 degrees will freeze the testicles of a tin and copper primate.
    It's muzzle loading season Chris. You keep your balls warm with greased patches.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Did 2 hrs, that was enough, IAW the news, wind chill is -1 (-18C) It was OK until the wind picked up again. When I brought the rifle in the entire thing frosted.
    I'll go out this afternoon.1stFL2017.jpg
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    We’re seeing brutal cold like that here. High of 8 degrees and a low of -3 before wind chill. When it gets that cold, I’ll do what you did: hit the woods for about 2 hours during peak or known movement times. Good on you for getting out with your flinter. I wish I could be back in PA this year!
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Supposed to be lows in the teens, highs in the 20s next weekend. I suppose I'll brave it to say that I did. Of course having a nice warm house 300 yards from my stand will be nice. Hell, I may drag my pop up blind out there with my single burner propane cooker....
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    I LOVE hunting in the cold.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I LOVE hunting in the cold.
    Yes but you're used to hunting in shorts and barefoot. Possibly even a loincloth.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I LOVE hunting in the cold.
    I've always heard carneys weren't that bright
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    Yes but you're used to hunting in shorts and barefoot. Possibly even a loincloth.
    Does a Kilt count?
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Does a Kilt count?
    Depends if wearing it as a real kilt is worn, or wearing a skirt
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    Depends if wearing it as a real kilt is worn, or wearing a skirt
    Kilt, skirt, same same.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I LOVE hunting in the cold.
    So do I. However as the years pass, "cold" becomes warmer. When it gets to the point where it isnt fun, screw it.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    Kilt, skirt, same same.
    Yep!
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Varmintmist View Post
    So do I. However as the years pass, "cold" becomes warmer. When it gets to the point where it isnt fun, screw it.
    I'd be more ok with the cold IF we had snow. Hunting in the cold without snow is das freezin der deekoff. No benefit, other than the meat not spoiling. On the flip side you'd have to worry about it freezing solid. I'd love to be able to have snow to track a deer. And it would make for following a blood trail FAR easier.
    I think the only gun season opener we've had where there was "snow" on the ground was 25 years ago. The Friday night before there was a batch of tornados that went through after a 75 degree day, then a few hours after the storms it was 20 and freezing rain/sleet/snow.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    Kilt, skirt, same same.
    If a kilt is not worn regimental, it is a skirt
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Cold and snow I dog them

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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I LOVE hunting in the cold.


    You can always put more layers on to combat the cold.............but there is a limit to how many layers you can take off when hunting in the heat.......If you dont believe me, just ask Buffy to post up pics of him hunting in Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post


    You can always put more layers on to combat the cold.............but there is a limit to how many layers you can take off when hunting in the heat.......If you dont believe me, just ask Buffy to post up pics of him hunting in Florida.
    That's easy. Don't hunt in heat.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    It was almost 6 this morning when I got up. I had a good nap afterward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    That's easy. Don't hunt in heat.
    Says the guy who has to hunt in the cold because of regulations.....................
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    I'd be curious as to what effect if any extreme cold has on a rifle, especially a muzzle loader. If one uses grease for patch lube, it's certainly gonna be thicker at 5 degrees than it would be at 75. Would it matter? Matter enough? Beats me. Thankfully I don't live where it's cold enough often enough to test that theory.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    The difference is that at extreme cold temps, the muzzleloader stays warm. Its the highest its been all week at 17 today. I am having a extreme case of "f it" this year. If it holds here and the wind doesnt pick up, I am going out this afternoon.
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    Re: Flintlock seasons opens tommorow

    Heat wave, 19F. Went out and saw a young doe and 3 little ones. Not that hungry so they walked. A nice older doe or a buck I will take, but it takes as much effort to clean a little one as it does a big one. We shall see what tomorrow brings.
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