Fish and Game forecast for Tuesday, February 12th - brought to you by Mott's Wholesale


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    SUMMARY

    With the moon in its first quarter on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the earliest major Good period lasts from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The morning peak hits at 6:40 a.m. A late Good period runs from 4:45 p.m. until 9 p.m. The evening peak comes at 6:20 p.m.

    NOTES FROM THE OUTDOORS

    When Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, hunters and soldiers throughout the world mostly used flintlock ignition mechanisms on muzzle-loading muskets and rifles for hunting and defense. The flintlock mechanism used at the time dated back nearly a century to 1610. However, earlier types of flint ignition systems such as the snaplock and snaphance preceded the true flintlock by another half-century. By the time Lincoln died in 1865, firearms changed rapidly. Near the end of the Civil War, soldiers began using breech-loading repeating rifles with metallic cartridges and rapid-fire weapons like Gatling guns.

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