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Welcome!  The Tennessee Longhunters was founded in 1976 by a group of shooters interested in the historical significance the longhunters played in the exploration and settlement of western North Carolina...  which is now the state of Tennessee. Today, the group boasts more than 30 members, which includes many local artisans, and members that simply enjoy the experience of the longhunter era. 
Enjoy a 1979 article from the Tennessee Conservationist on the Tennessee Longhunters.

According to Wikepedia.... A Longhunter (or long hunter) was an eighteenth century explorer and hunter who made expeditions into the American frontier wilderness for as much as six months at a time.....   some would later help guide settlers to Middle Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky... learn more

Tennessee region circa 1795
 
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