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.45 Long Colt Loads for the Ruger Old Army Percussion Revolver

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I tested six loads using a Taylor’s .45 Long Colt conversion cylinder in my 14-inch Ruger Old Army percussion revolver. I used four black-powder substitute powders, one smokeless powder and one black powder. The load that had the closest approach to generating the power developed by 35 grains of Triple7seven in the percussion cylinder was wildly inaccurate. However, one powder developed enough energy and was sufficiently accurate to warrant further development as a potential hunting load.

You can view the video at: https://youtu.be/cr2bXDcHa7U.

 

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May 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

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Georgia’s Triple Threat Muzzleloader Hunt for Coyotes, Wild Hogs and Turkeys

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Guns and Gear at Blue Ridge WMA
An unusual hunting possibility is present in the Spring in Georgia where it is legal to simultaneously hunt turkeys, wild hogs and coyotes using muzzleloading firearms. Although we were not successful, this video illustrates the possibilities of a Triple-Threat hunt on the Blue Ridge WMA and adjoining National Forest lands. Carson Miller and I also recorded some hunting tips, including two for older hunters.
Night hunting techniques and equipment is shown for coyote and wild hog hunting which are legal tools  in Georgia on private lands, but are NOT LEGAL on Georgia’s WMAs and National Forest Lands.
On this hunt we made several trips to hunt at various times on the Blue Ridge WMA and also tried our hands on turkey hunting on nearby Chattahoochee National Forest lands. This is all steep country, and in the Spring is populated by both hikers and even more trout fishermen/women. Hunting on these joint-use lands requires unusual care in being careful of what you shoot at and where you shoot. At times I used a tree stand to get a better view of the food plot that we revisited several times which helped insure that all of my shots would be directed at the ground, regardless of the game that was in front of me.
Thanks to Ronnie Merrell and his sons, who illustrated their hunting techniques to me, I was able to borrow one of their flashlights to show it in the video. Those flashlights with both green and red tints do not spook hogs who apparently do not have green and red receptor cones in their eyes. They see these light as a harmless grey tint, but are spooked by white light.  These flashlights are particularly useful while hunting at night on private lands.  Although they and me were not successful in getting a coyote, one of his sons has taken 15 this season. The best coyote hunting time is when the bitches are having pubs and hunt more often to feed them, according to Merrell.  In Georgia. this would be in May and June.
You can see the video at: https://youtu.be/dxTdyyYgVlc.

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May 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm

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Humor Using Outrageous Juxtapositions Draw Attention to Businesses

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Turkey Attractant and Lost Symbol

Business topics are often dull and treated in a mind-numbing manner with power points, bar graphs and columns of statistical data and analysis. This is so often the case that it is refreshing for a viewers to see two unrelated objects in juxtaposition as a humorous device to attract their attention while something more serious is being described.

In the following video I describe some new pieces of gear that I am using for this year’s turkey hunting. Rather that doing this straight-up,  I introduce the outrageous notion that my search for effective turkey-hunting methods might also include something gleamed from Dan Brown’s best-selling book The Lost Symbol, and also use his new book to introduce my own forthcoming title, Create Your Own Job Security: Plan to Start Your Own Business at Midlife.

We turkey hunters get desperate in our efforts to attract the cagiest of America’s wild creatures…

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April 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm

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Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol as a Turkey Hunting Aid

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Turkey Attractant and Lost Symbol

We turkey hunters get desperate in our efforts to attract the cagiest of America’s wild creatures to within gun range. Many times when we go out into the woods we do not even see or hear a turkey, even though they are all around us. Our southern Toms are getting particularly shut-beaked because of an increasing coyote population who like to eat turkeys as well as we do and my turkeys only rarely respond to calls.

In Dan Brown’s books he evokes problem solving methods and the unraveling of symbols to solve desperate situations. In desperation we turkey hunters have been known to purchase a truckload of gear over the decades in our attempts to even the odds between us and the bird. I often carry, for example, a pair of turkey decoys, five or more calls of different types, a cushion, seat, stand and a muzzleloading shotgun and pistol along with all the things it takes to make them work. Since this is often a 5-6 hour event, I am further encumbered with a modest amount of food and water. All this is to say nothing of the camo clothing and accessories that we wear to keep from being seen by the birds 6-power vision.

Based on all of this it is not so outrageous to think that some of the problem-solving techniques expressed in Brown’s book might be of use. In The Lost Symbol, Brown introduces the reader to secret squares in which the numbers added together up, down, across or diagonally reach the same sum, something that was already well known in Medieval times. If our turkeys have  lost any symbols I have failed to find them, even though the book was a good read while I was waiting for them to show up.

I am continuing to experiment with the application of Wild Turkey as an attractant by taking a tablespoon of it in a mixed drink prior to turkey hunting. I have killed turkeys after such treatments, but many more times I have not. Its application as an attractant, like everything else in regards to turkey hunting only works sometime and more often does not achieve the desired result.

My own book, “Create Your Own Job Security: Plan to Start Your Own Business at Midlife, will be published in August and I am now taking pre-publication orders.

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You can see a video of this hunting episode at: https://youtu.be/Dh-3DzjhfOA.

 

 

 

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April 20, 2018 at 11:37 pm

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New Blog Started for Business Topics

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I have started a new blog, http://www.CreateYourOwnJobSecurity.com, to promote my new book and other business topics that I will publish under the Profit® imprint of Whitehall Press – Budget Publications. The new book will be available in August, and the manuscript is available via E-mail to media outlets.

I already have a booklet that is available free to Amazon Prime Customers,  Ideas for New Businesses: Finding Ideas for Starting Your Million or Billion-Dollar Business. The new book expands on this topics and contains considerably more information in its 200 pages. I also have 20 videos on YouTube that go through the entire business-generation process from conceiving of a business concept to the final disposition of your business and its assets.

For pre-publication orders of the book, I am offering signed copies with free shipping for $19.95. You may order using the PayPal button below:

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April 4, 2018 at 2:36 pm

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Turkey Hunting Radio with Hovey Smith

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Hovey turkey hunting

 

I have revisited some of my turkey hunting radio shows from 2011 that are on WebTalkRadio.net. The three hour-long shows that I had were A’fixing To Go Turkey Hunting on March 29, Going Turkey Hunting on April 4 and Turkey Hunting Stories on April 11.  You can listen at:  http://webtalkradio.net/shows/hoveys-outdoor-adventures/ and scrolling back through the shows until you find these dates. The shows are also available on other outlets, and a Google search on the title will bring them up.

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March 4, 2018 at 1:53 am

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Hovey to be on Bonnie Graham’s “Read My Lips” Podcast Radio Show, Feb. 26

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009 Tonight at 7:00 PM I will be on Bonnie Graham’s nationally broadcast PodCast Radio Program “Read My Lips Radio.” Bonnie and I will be discussing “How to Combat The Epidemic of Loneliness” by starting a late life business. The business that I chose was “Hovey’s Knives of China” where I took inspiration from Chinese designs from 3,000 years ago and am now making custom kitchen knives from carbon and stainless steels for today’s cooks and Chefs. Another aspect of my business is my Billy Joe Rubideoux line where I rebuild existing knives to make functional cutlery less expensively than building a custom knife from the ground up. An interesting sideline of this business is where I will take a piece of salvaged high carbon steel salvaged from an old Home Place and a piece of broken furniture wood and produce a kitchen knife that can be passed on for generations. The old family home may be long gone, but I will make a knife from things that your ancestors actually used than can be passed on for future generations. These three aspects of a single business illustrate how someone can start a new business with local and international reach with minimal outlay to provide a happy, interesting and financially rewarding late-life career. I have a booklet, Ideas For New Business, that can be used to inspire and help select a new business opportunity that can fit your abilities, physical capabilities, financial resources and interests that can give purpose to life and combat loneliness. This may not be making a physical product. Your new business may be a service product where your previous life experiences can provide aid and comfort to others. You can listen to the broadcast for free on your screen device at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bonniedgraham at 7:00 PM on Monday or at other times by going to the show’s backlog catalog.

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February 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

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