2018 Spring Hike

****Update 04/22/2018****

Polecat and his Den Mama inspected the driveway this weekend and confirmed that said driveway is still covered in white stuff. Above you will find photographic evidence supporting their findings. Also there is a cute dog!


I walked into camp this past Sunday and measured 8 more inches of the white stuff, bringing the total to 12 to 24 inches still left in the shady spots.  It does’nt look good till at least May unless something happens rather quick with the weather.  Then the drive way will have to thaw so we can drive in.  Unless you tougher guys want to hike in.  This will leave out the sick, lame and lazy though and wont be enough for a screw your buddy game. I’ll keep you posted.  I cant go May 13 (mothers day week end)

Lead Dog found a very old hunting camp he wants to explore. Its 6 miles in from Piseco Village along the Lake Placid Trail towards Spruce Lake.  Bring your hiking boots. Dont worry the trail is well manicured for you mamby pamby dildos.  I’ll bring the year old hot dogs and rolls.  I might buy new rolls as the ones I was going to bring are a little green. The old camp is called Foxey Brown’s Camp.  Its in the hysterical records.


Lower Basecamp gets Trooped!

The last couple of winters these hooligans have been tearing up my backyard. Last Saturday I caught them in the act! I think it is some sort of Snowmosexual Snow Dance. It must have worked because 15+ inches fell that night with another foot on the way three days later.

F Troop Is Going To War

We had two deer hanging around the camp.  I seen them on Dec. 17th with about 21″ on the ground.  I wondered why they were still hanging around.

Well the buck is gone  Coyotes got him down by the lake.  Probably this past Saturday. No snow on him and it snowed on Friday.  Must have been several of them as it looks like he put up a fight.  Blood and gore in a 20 ft square area right next to the trail going out on the ice.. He must have shed his horns cause I think he would have horned at least a couple of them.  I cant figure out which way they chased him.  Snow to deep to read the tracks. I found chunks of deer hair over by the old screen house where it looks like they chased him from and bit at him

The hind quarters, lungs, and liver  were gone.  I looked so I was thinking of saving some of the meat for you guys next season. Nice size buck.

Between the bears and coyotes its no wonder we cant find but a few deer here and there.  From now on it WAR.  You didlos better start pulling the trigger on these beasts. I hope the other one gets the hell out of there.



The crew assembles at the local eatery-swill station to discuss Friday’s last assault of the hills. As always, nothing is decided, and won’t be until morning due to yet another round of a warmy-changy snow event. All drives back to camp to figure out what is what, and who will be driving the next day. 😉

A compliment of Rangers is now present, and all receives their FAMHC badge due to most attending sanctioned events more than once. Piewhore shows once again, and receives his full fledged badge – no senior discounted badge this time! The gang stays somewhat local, hits one side of the Duckhole and returns on the other. Toucher tries a new approach to his area of interest, which apparently worked and has a round of “dances with deer” as he finds a mule who seems to be taunting him – only a few yards away in the spruce the mule is, just out of sight – laughing. Lots of scrapes and rubs are seen, but the makers of such are not. Even the big mean ‘ol bear isn’t engaging today. All returns to camp, and enjoys a mule steak sandwich with homemade fries, all washed down with copious amounts of suds.

The gang decide to hit the same hill as with Saturday. This time Chip gets to do the top route with Robba, and both have the same results as Toucher did on Friday. The mule seems to know what the intentions of the gang is, and repeats the dance – with the mule in the lead. Once again the mule evades the drivers up top, with all drivers low hitting their intended targets. Toucher is now in virgin territory, and likes what he sees, as this end of the mountain has never been touched by the Toucher. Scrape lines are found and followed, yet once again nothing observed. On the set up for part two, as the watchers are deploying they run into a intruding non-conforming watcher, which then resulted in a change in the proposed watchline. All are set, and the drive begins – about 10 minutes into the drive, Leaddog who was finally on a watch has yet another intruder walk up to him. After a discussion it was conveyed that this hunter has been hunting there for 50 years, and intruder number one was his son. Even more interesting is, is that this guy is the one who go the legendary 16 pointer a few years ago. Chip is rescued by Leaddog and is promptly rewarded, as promised! One last day……

So why go back and hunt the mule with the magic dancing shoes? Off to another hill, to perform the usual Sunday hunt. Toucher now mans LEADDOG’s watch, and Chip gets to do Toucher’s up top route. All goes well, with does finally being pushed about. No bucks in the mix this time, all performs their duties as they should. All returns back to camp, where cleaning and polishing is in order to prepare it for the upcoming snowmosexual season.

All in all another good year of fun and antics.

Leaddog gets stumped by the mega-mule way up top, early on.
Leaddog gets thrown out of his watch on the bunny hill all season.
Chip shoots Leaddogs buck, from LEADDOG’s watch – which would have been number four in a row for Leaddog.
Chip gets all excited and now has Jungle Jim syndrome.
Jungle Jim learns what it means to be a driver, and almost quits!
Digger see his ‘ol pal again, “Marty the Martin”….
Toucher gets stumped by his mega-mule more than once, and stalked by the big mean ‘ol bear more than once as well.
Robba finds a rainbow collection of balloons…..
Piewhore finds the cell tower of tree-stands..
Dr. Pork makes his cameo appearance…
Spike eats almost all of Piewores pickled peppers…..
Lindy gets stuck on permanent drive duty.
Steven finds the Parked School Bus watch, and returns it to the map.
Round-about-Ron (aka the Polecat) spends extensive time in the roundabout fashion he does so well.
Justin and Jawz shows for a cameo appearance – no trees were harmed.
Probie gives up a crotch horn early on, waiting for a monster to appear. Probie never returns…nor did a monster.
Probie is, and always will be on probation!

2017 WEEK SIX!


Leaddog, Steven, Robba (with Jr and Jawz), Chip and the Piewhore gets together for yet another fine day chasing mules across the Happy hunting Grounds. The FAMHC disperses, with the Polecat staying back at camp – once again – to do whatever he does there. In an effort to not get burned out on day one, all hunts “local” with a push through Piney Knob to the Duck Hole, and then on to BM/LM to finish the day off. All executes the plan to precision, and not one tail is seen – once again. We’re getting good at this! A fine meal consisting of mule-burgers and home made fries is consumed by those who hunted and the those who didn’t…..


Waking to yet another threat of rain as told by Triple Lying Doppler Radar, a big push of the Camp Knob area is on order, with a return on the other side of the creek – the F-troop U-turn hunt! All was going well, until Leaddog sees something that “wasn’t-suppoda-be-there” standing in front of him, way up on the side of the hill. This apparition did not look like any of the gang, there’s a intruder in the mix! After a lengthy interrogation of said intruder, he reveals that he’s part of Dell’s crew who’s camped out in a tent not too far away. They’ve been in there almost as long as Ftroop, so they’re essentially “tolerated” – and why not, they’re freezing their collective asses off in a tent while we sweat it out in a 85 degree camp! Maybe we’ll can some heat and bring it to them…

Back to the hill – part one results in a nice walk, finally agreeing on where the “School Bus Watch” is actually located, the crew now reassembles to perform the u-turn and off they go! All hits the hill hard on part two, with two does asking Digger for directions at the end of the drive. All performs this plan as with Fridays, with the same results.


Wind, and snow is now on order so the gang hits the Bunny Hill as with last week. The Toucher has subleased Leaddog’s watch, due to Chip now being a dedicated driver based on his blatant theft of Leaddog’s buck from last week. We won’t get into the details, because now the torture is worth every step! Chip attempts to perform the Toucher’s route up top, with Leaddog, Polecat and Robba driving below. A definition of the “TOP” of the mountain is rehashed, as Chip’s foot prints are now being followed by Leaddog. Chip readjusts his footing and finds the top, and all resume the drive. Robba pushes a lone mule in the opposite direction – as always – with no other mules being seen. The drive is completed, most are frozen and returns to camp, with only Toucher and Leaddog remaining in the arctic-like tundra to investigate and inspect the escape route where mules constantly go through on their departure from the gang.

Next week is all we got left boys!

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