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PostSubject: .62 Smoothbore Flintlock on NatGeoTV's "The Boonies"   January 27th 2016, 12:12 am

A guy on there living off the land in Northern Idaho (I think he goes by "Bear Claw"was showing off his .62cal smoothbore flintlock.....telling about how he could load it with shot for birds, and load a roundball for bear and keep himself well fed with that weapon.  It's bear season for this episode.

He sure did look proud of that rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: .62 Smoothbore Flintlock on NatGeoTV's "The Boonies"   January 27th 2016, 12:28 am

Yeah it looked well built. Sadly he didn't use it for his bear hunt. As high as that bear was in the tree, I don't blame him. Not a good way to shoot bear when the vitals aren't wide open.

Good show, I enjoy it so far.

Now those washington tree hippies on the other hand.... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: .62 Smoothbore Flintlock on NatGeoTV's "The Boonies"   January 27th 2016, 8:51 am

Not far from me lived what is considered to be the last true "Mountain Man". Sylvan Hart aka "Buckskin Bill". He made his own rifles, cookware, fort/defense tower in case the USFS tried to evict him. If I knew how to cut/paste I would post the link, but if you have time look him up on the net. One place is goidaho.com
Lots of history and a true Mountain Man!

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PostSubject: Re: .62 Smoothbore Flintlock on NatGeoTV's "The Boonies"   January 27th 2016, 9:31 am

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Not far from me lived what is considered to be the last true "Mountain Man". Sylvan Hart aka "Buckskin Bill". He made his own rifles, cookware, fort/defense tower in case the USFS tried to evict him. If I knew how to cut/paste I would post the link, but if you have time look him up on the net. One place is goidaho.com
Lots of history and a true Mountain Man!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXfpJCDkkPg

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PostSubject: Re: .62 Smoothbore Flintlock on NatGeoTV's "The Boonies"   January 27th 2016, 11:37 am

Good reading on that fellow. I have some old backwoodsmen magazines with articles and pictures of him.
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