Hunting grouse is a favorite thing with me, especially with flintlock guns. I shot this bird about mid morning with the help of my non-hunting dog Lily. The gun is a 24 gauge, .58 caliber flintlock smoothbore. The barrel has been shortened,making it easiter to carry in the woods, on horseback or in a canoe. I had this gun with me all last winter when I went out to feed deer, looking for snowshoe rabbits.