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Hunting Pics

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bear.gif (161020 bytes) Dad & me with 600 lb. bear I shot in Canada with 54 cal muzzleloading rifle. The tale is here! BearCamp1.jpg (56986 bytes) In camp with my hunting companion and outfitter Gary Nemetchek, operator of Bear Camp Outfitters, Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
turkey.jpg (96295 bytes) OK, I confess. I didn't shoot it with a muzzleloader. But I still wanted to put the picture here. My 1st Illinois gobbler - 20 pounds, 9 inch beard. squirrel1.jpg (104377 bytes) A pair of squirrels taken with the 1st two shots on the 1st morning out with my new squirrel rifle. The season's off to a good start!
1stGoose4a.jpg (173278 bytes) I've shot lots of geese over the years, but here is my 1st with a muzzleloader. What a thrill! Steel shot "how to" here! RoniDeer.jpg (109852 bytes)   My daughter, Veronique, with her first deer, a 6 point buck taken at 45 yds with her 50 cal muzzleloader shooting a Hornady Great Plains Bullet over 80 grns FFFg 11/20/99.
RobDeer.jpg (74308 bytes) Brother Rob and his son Nathan with Rob's 6 point buck taken with 50 cal muzzleloader shooting a Hornady Great Plains Bullet over 80 grns FFFg 11/20/99. TalDeer.jpg (73094 bytes) Me with 6 point buck taken with my 54 cal muzzleloader shooting a Hornady Great Plains Bullet over 120 grns FFFg 11/20/99
DickDeer.jpg (63002 bytes) Richard Boudreau (Uncle Dick) and a nice doe he took Dec. '99 with a 50 cal mountain rifle he built from a kit. See the recovered bullet at right. bulletb.jpg (48554 bytes) Three views of the 50 cal Buffalo Bullet recovered from the doe at left. Expansion and performance were near perfect.

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Competition Pics

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rangelr.jpg (26967 bytes) Cap & Ball pistol match at LeRoy Gun Club Range. Melvin1.jpg (21905 bytes) The master, Melvin Watkins, with "Old Thunder", 50 cal bench gun he built in 1963. Melvin has long since left us, but "Old Thunder" still shoots Xs. 
GerrySplat.jpg (112198 bytes) Gerry Watkins touches one off at the Spring Splatter Board Shoot. MikeSplat.jpg (139643 bytes) Mike Kessler takes careful aim, as the line fires away.
RileySplat.jpg (97356 bytes) With a little help from Dad, Riley, age 7, takes a shot at the splatter board match. RoniSplat.jpg (140220 bytes) Veronique (Roni), age 16, took 2nd place in this splatter board match.
Video! I finally took the plunge and bought a Flintlock. Here is my first trip to the range with it. Move your mouse over the image, or click "video here" to start video.

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Kickapoo Club Pics

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range60s.jpg (63904 bytes) Some of the original Kickapoo Muzzleloaders members at the old range - 196?. ILStateCh65.jpg (42718 bytes) Group photo of match winners. Illinois State Championships 1965? At the old Kickapoo Muzzleloaders Range.
JHenry1.jpg (20810 bytes) Ralph's pride and joy! Original J. Henry & Sons rifle. Built about 1835? "ERF" relief engraved on hammer. If you have any info on J. Henry & Sons please email below. Primitive1.jpg (36366 bytes) The primitive camping area during a shoot at the Kickapoo Muzzleloader Range.
BenchGuns1.jpg (55569 bytes) Bench guns from the collection of Ralph McCown. All are W.M. Large barrels. PwdrHrns.jpg (70092 bytes) Need a powder horn? This fine selection was offered for sale at the 1999 Kickapoo Club Swap Meet.
RangeFlat.jpg (111658 bytes) This used to be 200 feet of covered firing line before it was crushed by over 1-1/2 feet of snow early in 1999. RangeWrk.jpg (143257 bytes) There's lots of work to be done to clear the wreckage and build a new covered line for the 1999 season.
BrkfstKen.jpg (83184 bytes) Ken Lenz cooks up a gourmet breakfast of pancakes and sausage in the club-house before the Spring Splatter Board Shoot. Nobody went hungry! NewFirLine2a.jpg (58333 bytes) It's done! A few shooters enjoy the rebuilt, covered firing line on a rainy afternoon. You'll be hardpressed to find a nicer setup!

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