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THE WILD BUNCH RIDES AGAIN: TAKE TWO, PART I

Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly VersionSend to a FriendSend to a FriendAbout a dozen and a half, not all pictured, rough and ready hunters showed up for the annual combination elk camp/test and evaluation session of all kinds of goodies which we all would have to like to have kept, but some we could not afford. This year we hunted a new game management unit, selected by one of our partners in crime who lives in the Craig, Colorado area, hoping that a change of venue would bring us luck, i.e., elk meat in the freezer. The Gods were not smiling, as like last year, the weather was dry and warm and the elk were skulking/chuckling some thirty miles away up in the black timber.

 

So, instead of shooting elk, we shot a lot of bull; and we shot up a lot of the countryside testing a variety of long guns as well as the new S&W .50 caliber revolver and a Les Baer .45 1911.

 

There was a plethora of “I Was There” or “It Happened to Me” yarns, most of which were possibly true if not probably true. One of my favorites, that I will take great pleasure in sharing with you, regards a special operator from a three-letter agency. After his retirement he went to work for the renegade Ed Wilson, who was cavorting around in Libya doing all kinds of strange stuff with Muammar Qadhafi. He finally was busted and grabbed for illegally shipping ten or twenty tons of C-4 to the Libyan madman. But back to my story. The special operator, whom we’ll call “Jim Beam,” was one of a number of Special Forces and CIA types that got conned into working for Wilson, who put out the story that it was a black CIA op. And, who really knows—maybe it was.

 

In any event, it so happened that a Russian helicopter with four Russian officers on board blew up in mid-air one bright sunny day, the result of a mysterious explosion. Our intrepid operator, who had been hired because he was a career demo expert par excellence, was fingered by Libyan intelligence as the likely perp. And so, into a Libyan dungeon he went, to count the scorpions and spiders. However, that is not the end of the story. Old Jimbo, who had done a spook tour at a major U.S. controlled airbase when King Idris was still in power, had developed his own private agent net. Somehow he activated it, which not only helped him escape from an unsunny abode but to beat feet all the way out of Libya! Houdini had nothing on this guy.

 

And so until next year. We’re bound to get lucky sooner or later...aren’t we??

 

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