Any place that has wolves and grizzlies is wild — and potentially dangerous. Feller can get Hugh Glassed out there…
A hunter was severely mauled by a grizzly bear Friday, prompting authorities to close a section of parkland south of Big Sky.
The injured person was taken to Bozeman Health Deaconess Regional Medical Center. The Yellow Mule Trails, along with all access to Buck Ridge Trail, were closed until further notice as authorities seek the bear, which may have been shot.
The hunter had been tracking a deer when the bear attacked, according to a Saturday news release from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. After the hunting party called 911 at 1:47 p.m., Madison County dispatch requested help from Gallatin County due to the incident’s location near of one of the Yellow Mules Trails. Teams from multiple agencies responded and took the patient to a Life Flight Helicopter waiting at a nearby helicopter pad.
Dates & Dead Guys compiled all nine episodes of the channel’s series on the Apache into an Apache Marathon, clocking in at just under three hours. This is solid work, and well worth your time.
Here’s a nice slice of Continuity & Persistence courtesy of LionHeart FilmWorks:
This tracks nicely with the thesis of Spirited, though if it was to serve as a “trailer,” I’d back off of Robert Rogers a bit. I believe that Robert Rogers has been overemphasized in Ranger history, at the expense of other equally — or more — worthy Frontier Partisans. My own work will seek to correct that. No, I am not out to debunk Rogers’ reputation; he had mixed success and we ought to be able to take a good hard look without sliding either into hero worship or cheap debunkery. And I want to foreground some of the other men who operated on far-flung frontiers — men I consider to be at the top o’ the heap, like Sam Brady.
LionHeart also serves up a video that focuses largely on sharpshooter Timothy Murphy.
The video rolls with the Saratoga Shot, with which Murphy is said to have taken out British General Simon Fraser, who was rallying his troops, thus turning the tide of battle. It acknowledges, though, that the incident is subject to debate. We explored the debate over the legendary kill shot here. I am gratified that the video also emphasizes his service on the Schoharie Valley frontier, where his exploits are well-documented. Tim Murphy, like another of his surname, World War II’s most-decorated Audie Murphy, was an extraordinary American fighting man. Maybe someday we’ll get a really solid biography. And a miniseries.
And… speaking of riflemen, I am much taken with this new Dave Hasler Painting “In the Wrong Place.” It’s one of those paintings where you can’t help spinning out a narrative of what happens next…
Are the warriors tracking him? Did he double back for cover, or are they on another’s trail? Does he fire on them or warily watch them pass on by? Or do they sense his presence and spot him? What happens then?
Just love it.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of putting in some serious reps on the range under the excellent tutelage of Craig Rullman. Move, shoot, communicate. That’s on top of my usual Frontier Partisan Biathlon sessions. This is a Very Good Thing.
Watched the first episode of Netflix’s Spy Ops. It’s worthy, especially as we mark the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Operation Jawbreaker was the CIA’s immediate post 09/11 infiltration of Afghanistan to mobilize and support the Northern Alliance to drive the Taliban from power. It’s mighty poignant to assess the events of December 2001 in light of the events of August 2021.