Vintage car enthusiasts are rather similar to Buckskinners in many ways. We all love stepping back into the past, driving old cars and shooting older guns, while appreciating simplicity of design, mechanical quality and good old-fashioned reliability. In this edition we are visited by members of the Austin 7 Club of Victoria; we have also added to our gallery, photos from good friends both far and wide. Wishing all readers a safe and happy Easter and a good bag to all duck hunters.
A very happy New Year to all.
Major cities around the world have again welcomed the 1st January with the usual fireworks spectacular. These marvellous events must of course keep the powder manufacturers very busy. That is good! We need these supply sources to stay in the business. Now we move on to other celebrations – like the 250th anniversary of the end of the French and Indian Wars. Cause for year-long fireworks in my book; with long rifles, patched ball and FFFg. Welcome to another newsletter read, check out our Events calendar, and let’s keep the happy times and powder burning going all year.
Season’s Greetings to all members and friends; we sincerely hope all readers enjoy sharing our adventures, we wish you and your families’ good health, and safe holidays, good shooting sport and a whole bundle of fun in the year ahead.
Okay, let’s just load up and at it!
Rain, showers and more solid rain; that was the weather pattern leading up to September’s Rendezvous at Caveat. Yes, we’ve just come through our wettest few months for many a long year. About ten years in fact, this is why we hadn’t previously seen it so damp underfoot at Bernard’s Cache. Oh, the camp area was perfect as usual; it was just the farm paddock access tracks that caused a few minor concerns, especially for the 2WD owners.
Gidday! The Trappings have been a trifle thin since our last posting. Members voted for a change of venue for our September Rendezvous. Bernard’s Cache, Caveat was the choice. In this edition we feature a primitive rabbit hunting story from Paul “Le Reynard” Sly, but there is a twist of game.
Twenty five years ago Glen Mitchell invited a group of black powder enthusiasts to camp in primitive style bordering a relatively young pine plantation near his home in Carboor, north-east Victoria. That was the first of several such rendezvous’ to follow in the ensuing years.