Requirement #15 of the American Mountain Men

15. Must have hunted for and killed at least one game or fur animal with a muzzleloading firearm or primitive bow and must have used the skin and/or meat for food, clothing and/or accoutrements. The hunt must be made from a strictly primitive camp, the hunt accomplished under primitive conditions within the limits of local game laws.

This requirement is optional for advancement to Bossloper and mandatory for the Hiveranno degree.

This requirement is easily fulfilled during your Aux Aliments du Pays. “Hunted for and killed at least one game or fur animal” this includes everything from squirrels to moose. “With a muzzleloading firearm or primitive bow” does not include traps, snares, etc. Fishing is nowhere to be seen in this requirement. “Used the skin and/or meat for food, clothing and/or accoutrements”. Make something from the hide, make a meal from the meat. “From a strictly primitive camp” means just that. If I get up from my bed at home, grab my flintlock, walk out into my woodlot, and shoot a deer, that does not fulfill this requirement. “Under primitive conditions” means no pick-up trucks, ATV’s, motorboats, radios or other communication devices. “Within the limits of local game laws.” there is the admonition again to stay within the law. For example, if you are out with your smoothbore and a duck flies by, unless you are loaded with nontoxic shot and have all the proper waterfowl stamps, killing the duck would be illegal and therefore would not count toward fulfilling this requirement.

About Gabe the Shootist

I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).
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