Pennsylvania Game News - November 2014 - 61

Camp
Dave Ehrig
in muzzleloading matches sponsored
by the Council Cup Muzzleloaders
of Nescopeck. The original group,
of whom only two remain, wanted a
primitive hunt that would challenge
their abilities to live off the land.
Everything has to be carried in. Food
consists of forage and legally hunted
wild game. Each longhunter is required
to carry into camp a couple of potatoes,
apples, carrots, onions, some cornmeal
and salt and pepper . . . and look for the
NOVEMBER 2014

rest in nature's bounty.
The large kettle in the dining
area gives the name "pot luck" a new
meaning. They have chosen the first
weekend in November for a reason:
abundance of small game including
squirrels, grouse, rabbits, pheasants,
woodchucks, porcupines and, yes,
crows. The muzzleloading hunters also
have the ability to choose any type
of legal muzzleloading gun (pistols
and rifles of less than .40 caliber, or
shotguns 10-gauge or less).
So how did this annual event
become known as a squirrel camp?
"We love squirrels. They challenge
a muzzleloader's accuracy. They are
abundant and easy to get close to for
youngsters and veterans. And they are
delicious," answered Jim Fulmer, one
from the original 1979 group.
"Even after 34 years, we pattern our
clothing and guns after the American
Mountain Man Association, but things
have changed over the years," said Dale
Clemons, another from the original
group.
While many started out with larger
caliber Pennsylvania longrifles, the
Game Commission's regulations for
small game changed. Changes in
hunting regulations influenced some
in the group to carry smaller-caliber
"squirrel guns," as well as smoothbore
trade guns, smoothbore muskets, fusils
and double-barreled shotguns.
"A musket loaded with 60 grains of
FFg black powder, wasp nest wadding
and an equal volume of No. 6 chilled
lead shot works great on squirrels or
grouse," said Gene Kearney. But, he
added that a Charleville musket is
kind of tough to swing on a fast moving
grouse.
Bob Slusser used his .36-caliber
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