Three members (in good standing) of the FAMHC gets into camp the night prior, and discusses the next days hunt. Two other members (in good standing) joins the crew in the morning and decides to hunt the newly annexed portion which lies to the west of camp. A drive to the area leaves the three amigos up top, with Hobbit and Probie on watch below. As the hunt begins, the three amigos split up, and immediately the “fun” begins.

Robba splits and hunts just out of Polecat and Leaddogs view, when a flag is seen heading for Robba from a multitude of tracks and sign observed by Polecat and Leaddog. Anxious seconds are endured followed by a single shot. More time is endured, and the statement of “I got a F%$#@%^ jammer” from Robba. The antlered topped mule of eight points would not stop from various attempts by Robba, so the last ditch method of throwing a shot out in front of it worked. The follow up shot did not work however due to the jammer in the rifle.

Mules were pushed all about the annex, the crew could hear the laughing that only mules can make.

A gun cleaning clinic was promptly held at the return to camp.

A full compliment of Rangers and guests prepare for the long awaited confirmation hunt-hike that may prove if the Beast O’ Mighty lived through Lindy’s attempt to bag said beast from last week.

NEWSFLASH! Chip brings the NY SAFE ACT to a new level!
As the gang prepares for the trek at hand, a situation occurred that would pass the granola out of the nose of a treehugger! Chip, being a conscious and proponent advocate of gun safety, brings his rifle to camp in a case with a trigger lock fully deployed on said firearm. Problem was, was that the device to free said lock from said firearm, was safely left at home 75 miles away – making this rifle one of the safest in camp, or in the state! Chip vowed to never let this happen again.

The crew heads for the back country – tracks, tracks, and more tracks are seen. Bears appeared to have had a barn dance throughout the territory. Very large tracks are seen up top where the Beast was heading last week, hopefully belonging to said beast. The mountain was assaulted, and mules were moving about, but the mule in question did not want to engage the “wolfpack” now present in his haunts. It appears to live!

Back to the show

“Chip, it’s your turn to go first in Double Jeopardy, so choose a category”
“I’ll take Gun Safety for $400, Alex”
“The clue is: This item is required to remove a trigger lock from a firearm before it’s used”
“What is a key, Alex?
“Correct, for $400” 🙂

Back to the hills:

A tired crew returns to camp in moonlight conditions, with some Rangers completing a 12 mile trek to nowhere to stop any mules from using the back door. It appears that no mules were home, and the door was locked. A disturbing development has occurred however. Upon setting foot on the hill in the backcountry, it was observed that “others” had attempted to find the Beast of F-Troop’s desire. This crew of three to four knew what they were doing, as observed by their ingress and exit to and from the hill. It appeared that this rogue crew was in there earlier in the week from an alternate starting point. Either they were blissfully unaware of the Rangers engagement of last week; or it was “Icicle Al” who listened to the whole exchange of last week and tried to covertly bag the beast. There may be trolls on this website! 😉

Toucher, who is still recovering from a wobbly knee sets up shop in the 10.2 watch, where he encountered a big, bad, mean ‘ol bear, of at least 2000lbs….probably more. The bear came from above, snarling and snapping his sharp, blood stained teeth at the Toucher, who due to his wobbly knee couldn’t climb a tree or run away – so he threw his gun right at the beast. The beast grabbed his gun from the mud and shook it like a dog with a newly caught squirrel, breaking it in three pieces and running off into the wilds with the shootin’ portion. All Toucher has now is the stock and forepiece, the bear even took all his bullets.

Poor Toucher!

Back to the show

This puzzle’s clue is “Thing”

“Ok, Chip – your turn to spin the Wheel”
-Sound of spinning wheel-
“Ok – $500”
“Pat, I’ll take a K please!”
“Vanna, indeed there’s a K!
“Spin again, Chip”
-Sound of spinning wheel-
“WoW – $1000, letter Chip?”
“I’ll buy an E, Pat”
“There’s an E!”
“I’ll spin”
-Sound of spinning wheel-
“$200 – Chip”
“I’ll take a Y”
“I’d like to solve, Pat….ummm…KEY?”

Dat-dat-da,da,daaaa! 😉


The crew wakes to grey skies and the threat of rain – which appears now to be an every Sunday event. The crew deploys to one of the bunny hills, and a drive commences but not as directed by the Denmama. Mules are actually seen and verified, with Chip getting a handle on this whole deer hunting thing, by pushing and viewing the mules. The drive seems to work as mules, all flat topped fly off the hill as usual. Steven sees a small bear, probably not the one that Toucher encountered – it wasn’t sporting a bandoleer of 30.06 bullets. Robba see a future buck down by the water edge, with lots of sign as well.

The Piewhore gets a treat and has a flatopped mule joins him in his watch as the crew nears on the way out.

All gets wet, and the woods are left again to heal for the week, as well as the legs, feet and backs of the crew.

3 Replies to “WEEK FOUR!”

  1. This how Robba’s miss really went down
    Polecat and Lead Dog are climbing the last hill to little Pine Lake when Polecat jumps a flag.
    Radio’s to Robba–Flag coming to you–No response–turn to Lead Dog–He’s watching it–then BLAM–one shot–turn to Lead Dog again–he must have got it–no more shots–not Robba’s style of shooting–then a blast of @#&$ profanity–gun is jammed.
    Deer picks up 3 more beasts and runs just out of our sight back up the mountain, over the top and back to G Lake. If the beasts would have just turned a few degrees more to the north, they would have been in the sights of our two autos. Wulda Coulda shouda.

  2. Yeah we all know by now that i screwed up big time. From now on said trigger lock gets taken off and left at home.

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