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Overmountain buck by NathanielHarris Overmountain buck by NathanielHarris
No self respecting Kentuckian would be caught dead outside his home without his long rifle. 
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, looks like one tough and heroic stag!
It's a foolish hunter that tries to go after him! ;)
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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, the hunter would become the hunted.
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AlexVanArsdale Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Nice Kentucky Long Rifle!
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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! Long Rifles are my favorite firearm.
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
I love the look on this American's face and his firm, defiant stance.
Images like this were part of what inspired me, from a young age, to become a better man.
Thank you for keeping this kind of romantic, inspirational art alive.
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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. Away with cynicism!!! 
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Darn right!
There'll be plenty of time to learn about sadness and badness and misery, once kids are on-their-way.
The hard part is getting them on-their-way and it's hard enough without scaring them away from good starting points.
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DJcroc2016 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
So this is the revolution against the deer season?
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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. "Arm yourselves, the hunters are coming!"
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Ha!
Pheasant:  Deer season!
Deer:        Pheasant season!
Pheasant:  Deer season!
Deer:         Pheasant season!
Deer:        Deer season!
Pheasant:  Pheasant season!  Fire!
 *Hunter shoots the pheasant*

Deer:  :iconeyebrowplz:
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DJcroc2016 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Just like Daffy Duck and Buggs Bunny.
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Yeah!  :D
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017

Ye gentlemen and ladies fair, who grace this famous city, 
Just listen, if you’ve time to spare, while I rehearse a ditty; 
And for the opportunity conceive yourselves quite lucky, 
For 'tis not often that you see a hunter from Kentucky. 


Oh, Kentucky! the hunters of Kentucky.


We are a hardy free-born race, each man to fear a stranger, 
Whate’er the game we join in chase, despising toil and danger; 
And if a daring foe annoys, whate’er his strength and forces, 
We’ll show him that Kentucky boys are alligator horses. 


Oh, Kentucky, &c.


I s’pose you’ve read it in the prints, how Packenham attempted 
To make old Hickory Jackson wince, but soon his schemes repented; 
For we with rifles ready cocked, thought such occasion lucky, 
And soon around the general flocked the hunters of Kentucky. 


You’ve heard, I s’pose, how New Orleans is famed for wealth and beauty 
There’s girls of every hue, it seems, from snowy white to sooty. 
So Packenham he made his brags, if he in fight was lucky, 
He’d have their girls and cotton bags in spite of old Kentucky. 


But Jackson he was wide awake, and wasn’t scared at trifles, 
For well he knew what aim we take with our Kentucky rifles; 
So he led us down to Cyprus swamp, the ground was low and mucky, 
There stood John Bull in martial pomp, and here was old Kentucky. 


A bank was raised to hide our breast, not that we thought of dying, 
But then we always like to rest unless the game is flying; 
Behind it stood our little force, none wished it to be greater, 
For every man was half a horse and half an alligator. 


They did not let our patience tire, before they showed their faces—
We did not choose to waist our fire, So snugly kept our places; 
But when so near to see them wink, we thought it time to stop 'em, 
And ‘twould have done you good I think to see Kentuckians drop ’em


They found at last 'twas vain to fight, where lead was all their booty, 
And so they wisely took to flight, and left us all our beauty, 
And now if danger e’er annoys, remember what our trade is, 
Just send for us Kentucky boys, and we’ll protect your ladies.

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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is now my favorite War of 1812 song, second only to "The Battle of New Orleans".
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Likewise, this is one of my favorite drawings.
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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thanks.:D (Big Grin) 
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Haha!   Yeah!  :D

"In Eighteen-fourteen, we took a little trip..."
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2017
Oh my gosh, that's so cool.  Kentucky's just about 100 miles away and yet I don't think I've ever visited.  Pity.  There's so much beautiful American culture, in that State, alone.

Whoo!  Hunters of Kentucky!:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A13NP…

One version with a younger-souding voice:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xq79m…

Here's a more relaxed-sounding version: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2RAQX…

Take your pick.
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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I prefer the last one.
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