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Tales of the MountainMen:
Prologue to Lewis and Clark: The Mackay and Evans Expedition
Step back in time and learn how to relive the American frontier.
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MODERN & TRADITIONAL MUZZLELOADING
Field Shooting Effectively
By Ron Spomer
When your target of opportunity knocks, you need to answer in seconds.
Greg was as enthusiastic as an 8-year-old on Christmas morning. His first pronghorn hunt! He had a new .257 Weatherby Magnum with a Zeiss scope that could shoot a country mile. Back home on the bench, he was punching sub-MOA groups with 115-grain Barnes Tipped Triple Shocks.
Now the buck of his sweet dreams was emerging from a grassy swale — first the deeply hooked tips, then long, jutting prongs supported by broad, fat bases.
“That’s a great buck,” his guide said. “Shoot him.”
The guide kept his eyes glued to the binocular to see the hit. But it didn’t come. Seconds ticked by. The buck began prancing nervously, stopped broadside and looked back.
“Take him now. Perfect broadside shot,” the guide said. Nothing. He glanced over to see Greg put away his rangefinder and begin fiddling with his scope’s magnification ring.
“No need for that. He’s inside 250 yards. Just shoot him.”
“I wanna crank the power up to 12x.”
The guide waited patiently. The pronghorn didn’t, trotting out to 280 yards, still dead-on range for the .257. And still Greg didn’t shoot. He had folded out his bipod legs and lain prone. In his scope, he saw what the guide knew he’d see: grass. Nothing but grass. He sat back up and tried to pull the bipod legs out farther.
“Forget it,” the guide said. “He’s gone.”
Guides hate this kind of stuff, but it happens all too often. Hunters, many of them darn good shots at home, waste too much time playing with their gear when they should be shooting.
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12 gauge double barrel shotgun pistol
Barrel Length: 11" Length hand polished Blued Barrel
Type: Break open-break action Double Barrel Side-by-side, smooth-bore
Overall Length: 15”
Caliber: 12 Gauge – Muzzleloader — Conventional 209 Primer Breech Plug Design BP muzzleloader, suggested load 40gr ffg, 1/2 oz shot
Finish: Polished Blued
Weight: 4 Lbs
Type: Single Hammer, Double Barrel, Single Trigger, 209 Primer Ignition ML
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Sight Bead: Sight bead installed
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Losing The Right To Hunt ......
by Toby bridges
We're closer to losing all opportunities to hunt than many of you may realize. There are many people ... anti-hunting organizations ... and state, federal and global agencies which are hell bent to eliminate hunting. And, yes, some of those "agencies" include a number of so-called "Game & Fish" departments. How they are accomplishing a well funded effort to put an end to hunting just may surprise you. This article shares a look at a new 2022 website which aims to counter the efforts and lies of that anti-hunting movement.
Note from MountainGnome Online: We have an old saying in the hunting, farming, and ranching community about these over populated predators..."SSS"!! Continued...
10 Deer Hunting Myths Debunked
A talking head on outdoor TV puffs his chest and declares, “Man, the full moon is the worst time to hunt!” Sounds pretty good, and you buy it. Your daddy told you never to overhunt a spot, and you never doubt Pops. Stands to reason that if another hunter tromps too close to your treestand, your day is ruined, right?
Uh, no, to all three of the above. Let’s change your thinking on some misguided beliefs about big deer and how to hunt them.
7.) Hang your bow stand at least 25 to 30 feet high.
Granted, at 25 feet or higher a buck will not see or smell you. But if you’re like me and most other people who are a little to very leery of heights, admit it, you’re uncomfortable climbing and posting that high on a small platform. Standing and drawing your bow is awkward to nerve-wracking. Plus, the higher you hunt, the narrower the target of a deer’s lung vitals, and the tougher the shot.
After hanging and hunting from too many treestands to count over the years, I firmly believe that anywhere from 17 to 21 feet is the perfect height for a stand. High enough so that if you play the wind right, sit still and make all the right moves, a buck won’t bust you. Low enough that the stand feels solid, safe, and comfortable under your boots. When a buck comes in broadside within 40 yards, you have a killer sight picture and shooting angle to his vitals.
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Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky Mountain West
Women as Protectors:
The American frontier, said Frederick Jackson Turner, was “the meeting place between savagery and civilization.”
"There are certain periods when human patience can no longer endure indignity and oppression. The spark of liberty then kindles into a flame..."
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ~ SKILLS
TREASURES OF READING
Folks, here are some great books to read...THIS IS A MUST READ!
by William W. Johnstone (Author), J.A. Johnstone (Author)
He Fought For His Freedom
In a land of towering mountains and howling winds, a man has found a home--away from other men and away from memories of the past. A trapper by trade, a fighter at heart, he has earned the name "Preacher," and a legend of his own.
He Fought For His Life
In the wilds, Preacher has learned the rules of survival, and he has killed in order to live. But now something is forcing him out of his Rocky Mountain range for the so-called "civilized" world. It is the memory of a woman. It is her blood calling out for revenge. . .
Now, He'll Fight For The Truth
In St. Louis, a girl from Preacher's past has been murdered. For the man whose heart she once touched, the time has come to leave the high wild country--for truth, justice and a new reason to kill. . .
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"There are certain periods when human patience can no longer endure indignity and oppression.
The spark of liberty then kindles into a flame..."
—In a letter from Samuel Adams to his cousin John Adams, dated October 4, 1790
Why You Need to Try Black Bear Meat Now
Recipe: Apple Cream Pork Chops
from The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
George and Martha Washington welcomed thousands of guests to Mount Vernon and were well known for their boundless hospitality, frequent and memorable parties, and the wide variety of culinary treats served. This was only possible because of the work of enslaved butlers, housemaids, waiters, cooks, and others. Explore recipes and learn more about food culture at Mount Vernon.
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PRIVACY INVASION UPDATES
You should avoid Five Eyes countries as much as possible.
Furthermore, even the nine and fourteen eyes alliances should be avoided where possible.
1.) ProtonMail's cooperation with Swiss authorities to out climate activist sparks outrage!
2.) WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID VPN's WITHIN THE FIVE-Nine-and 14 EYE's COUNTRIES!
3.) 5-Eyes, 9-Eyes, and 14-Eyes agreement explained.
The Ultimate Tor Browser Guide for 2022
by Sean McGrath
What is Tor Browser?
Tor Browser is software that allows you to browse the web anonymously.
If you’ve spent even an average amount of time on the internet, chances are you’ve heard of Tor Browser. The gossip surrounding Tor is intriguing. That's why many people end up researching how to use Tor. After all, who doesn’t want to maximize their security by browsing the internet anonymously? Or investigate something called the “dark web”?
Tor Browser is said to be the gateway to ultimate privacy. As such, we've taken a look at Tor Browser from all angles, to give you a full overview.
Safari 15 bug exposes your search history and personal identifiers to websites
by Danka Delić
A fingerprinting and fraud detection service, FingerprintJS, has recently discovered and described a bug in Safari 15 that can track browsing activities and even reveal your identity to websites. Everyone using the latest version of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, as well as the Safari browser users, is at risk of data leaks.
About the bug:
W10Privacy is a free anti-spy tool for Windows 10, designed by German developer Bernd Schuster. The intuitive application is a single executable file designed to ease some pain caused when utilizing Windows 10, allowing users to change privacy settings, block advertisements and disable the Windows Update feature with the click of a few buttons.
W10Privacy Review Continued...
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