Flintlock Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Preparation

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On this week's episode of the Pennsylvania Woodsman, Mitch chats with John Royer from Leatherwood Outdoors.  This YouTube channel is one of the original channel's you could find Pennsylvania hunting content before many people were doing it.  We dive into John's evolution of flintlock hunting and how he took on the challenge gaining proficiency with this weapon.  Many call this gun the "flinch-lock" due to people's reaction to the pan powder flash.  Overcoming this obstacle was a huge gain in John's accuracy.

We discuss how filming these late season hunts requires a great deal of energy.  John will often do reenactment hunts where he dresses in 1700s attire and sneaks through the frontier in search of whitetails.  We discuss projectile efficiency on game down-range and also how to properly maintain a flintlock for consistent firing.  Practice, practice, practice, and you can be ready for the last chance of whitetail hunting the day after Christmas!

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