Derek Horner kills 8-point buck with flintlock rifle

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.50 caliber flintlock rifle made for rewarding hunt

Derek Horner killed a Franklin County 8-point buck on Nov. 9, 2023. And he did it in a way that made for a most satisfying hunt.

“I shot the buck with a .50 caliber Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle Musket,” he said. “So many hours in the stand, and flashes in the pan, learning how to use this flintlock before I finally got one!”


Bag A Buck Contest

Congratulations to Horner, who is now in the running for our monthly prize of a free 1-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine, a Mini Maglite, an 18-ounce Yeti Rambler, a two-pack of Lowcountry Seasonings, as well as our Grand Prize, which includes a 3-year-subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine, a 2-day two-person hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield, SC, and other prizes to be determined.

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