Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 61

Practice, Practice, Practice Flintlock hunters need to practice shooting. It is the only way to master the art of loading, priming and shooting black powder. Black powder ignites differently, shoots differently and produces a shocking amount of smoke. Throw in the difficulty of seeing open sights and dealing with fouling and you begin to understand that hunting with a flintlock really is an ultimate challenge for deer hunters. But it can be the most fun you’ve ever had. The resinous aroma, clouds of sulphuric smoke and the resounding boom made by these largecaliber bores create a whole new world for shooters. Patched roundballs and plastic sabotted bullets perform differently. Do not think that the sabotted bullets that you shot in your in-line, or saw on TV, will shoot the same as patched roundballs in your flintlock. While it’s true that jacketed bullets will carry their energy better than roundballs, they may not shoot with acceptable accuracy in barrels with slow rates of twist (rifling). Flintlocks were designed to shoot patched roundballs with an optimum twist of about 1:66. In other words, one turn of the ball in 66 inches of travel stabilizes the sphere accurately, but such a slow twist will not stabilize the longer sectional density of a bullet. And, because roundballs fly faster than slugs, when comparing them with the same powder charge, they are flatter shooting. They also displace all of their Fun Game — By Connie Mertz PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK Identify the early spring flowers below: I have hairy leaves that grow close to the ground. I have purplish-brown tiny flowers with no petals, and I’m pollinated by a beetle. My leaves, shaped like a bell, give me the name of “heart leaf.” I give off an odor that identifies me. My hood hides my flower even though I can grow up to three feet tall in moist woodlands. I have a poisonous quality. I contain calcium oxalate crystals that can cause a burning sensation. I am also called “Indian Turnip.” - I am both carnivorous and uncommon. You will find me in bogs. I have one flower with five red petals, but I am short-lived. It’s my leaves that usually identify me. I am also called “huntsman’s cup,” and Native Americans believed me to be a cure for smallpox. answers on p. 63 APRIL 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
The Close Call
Silent Whispers
The Shot Not Taken
Eastern Coyote
A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
In the Company of Children
A Jake for Ben
Early Bear Management
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Shot Not Taken
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Eastern Coyote
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Crossings
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