Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.

Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.
Welcome to my Blog! My name is Darrel Lang and I specialize in the Replication of Leather shot bags & Accouterments made in the colonies by the harness and saddle maker of the18th century. All items are hand sewn using waxed linen thread, dyed, then treated with neatsfoot oil & bee’s wax. The leather used is of veg. tanned cow hide 2-3 or 4-5 oz. weight. Other materials used are pig skin, period correct linens for the 18th century and iron or brass buckles. Please take a look at what I have to offer. Thank you!

October 13, 2013

Back & empty handed

Well we are back home and empty handed, no luck. The bait that I placed out two weeks earlier was gone before we got up there. The last bear seen on camera was the 4th in late afternoon. We replaced our bait the next morning but, nothing showed for the week we were there. I believe that the warmer weather in the hi 70 was one of the factors, or they just moved on due to the bait going empty. I do know that it wasn't because we didn't try, new bait added every morning, in our stands every day by two sometime earlier, and there to dark.

 It was still time well spent in the woods,we had a Fisher coming in to the bait along with Blue jays, ground squirrels, and other small critters. Eric even watched a Bobcat work it's way through the woods.
The week it's self was great, great weather to be in the woods, the fall color was at it's peak and the best part was just spending it with my family!


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