You gotta be smarter than the average bear Boo Boo

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by MountainMariner, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    So I hang a brand new game camera by my lakeside cache box, just to see how it works. 12 hours later I go back to check it out but it's gone. Seems some black bear ninja'd up behind it, not confused at all by the manufactures camouflage "Super Invisible 7000", and judo chopped it right off the tree. This is the only evidence my high tech gadget got.

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  2. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    And on the way back up the mountain I wanted to see if the 1984 Suzuki could make it up the treacherous back route. It did not. I did one of those 360's you see on TV but didn't quite stick the landing. I did manage to thrust my right leg out in time to kick the machine off my head. Footpeg or something bit me right in the cheek. Not my face cheek but my butt cheek. How it cut me through my pants without tearing my drawers I do not know. A little first aid with the help of a mirror and neosporin and I should pull through ok. Softball size bruise will hinder my outhouse operations for a week or so. I'd post a photo but I believe the code of conduct rules would quickly earn me a seat in the penalty box. Minor damage to the handlebars and the SKS took another hit for the team too. This is precisely the reason that SKS accompanies me on the ATV and snowmachine.


    The view today:

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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Good thing the machine didn't skull you to sleep. Did you have some means of comms with you?
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  4. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Spot Gen3 tracker in my pocket. I could press the button on that for help. The second option is to cry loudly so every bear and wolf in the neighborhood converges on the injured.
  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Ouch! Feeling a little salty?

    I still have a horse shoe print on one foot from a stunt like that on a horse.

    Feel better soon.
  6. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    I would pay good money to see someone do a 360 on a horse. Lol.
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  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Lol we were playing rescue race bareback you run the horse down, round the barrel and pick up the person on the barrel. I was the 3rd person and when we picked up the last we didn't make it and everyone slid off. Five 10yr Olds on a horse the back person slides a bit but this time it was a disaster. I've had my share of dumb stunts followed by bruises, scars and concussions. It's good to be alive :)
  8. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I remember that game..
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  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    We had a game at a roping pen where I worked. Untie the calf, return the pigging string to the Roper, jump on the calf and ride to the end of the ring, bail of just before the horizontal 4x4 that blocks the horses from chasing down the calves.

    If you give a good ride somebody will buy you a soda pop.

    If you miss your timing it'll hurt.
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  10. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I went to a boarding school in Colorado and we had a horse program. The girls would come over from the girls school and barrel race, I used to love watching them, those girls had guts.
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  11. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    If I recall correctly, boys that age love to watch girls do just about anything! and vice versa. [lolol]
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Especially when the boarding school was all boys.
  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Somethings never change. Thank God!
  14. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Wrangler Butts still drive me nuts..;)
  15. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I used to love the cowhide race and the wild cow milking contest-still have scars from both, but it sure was a lotta fun.
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  16. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    We have all had at least one equivalent moment of ...'Dude hold my beer' :)
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  17. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I would try too ride hogs or grab them by the tail for a belly drag.
    One dragged me thru brair patch one day , Ended up with a 10" cut on the stomach, Dad cut out my pig riding after that!
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