Step One: Getting a hunting license.
Saturday we took an adult field trip to Elliston to see how The Lawdog Saloon runs their Bigfoot Hunt. We've been thinking we might want to do something similar for an ambulance fundraiser. So, we piled seven of us into our car for a two-hour road trip so we could see how they do it before coming up with our own version.
Step Two: Reading the rules.
This was the most important rule about where and when to start. Or maybe it was just the most interesting rule because it introduces the "big" fire. It really is a big fire. One of the biggest purposeful ones I've seen.
Step Three: Examining all your hunting supplies.
Every one who got a license got a bag with gloves, a whistle, a flashlight, some jerky and some beer nuts. All the essential Bigfoot hunting equipment.
Step Four: Strategy session at the Lawdog until dark (which is also hunting time.)
And, brainstorming ideas for our own hunt.
Step Five: Fuel for the Hunt.
Joseph and Miah decided they were up for the challenge of the one-pound "Bigfoot" burger. Miah actually ate that entire burger. He even told me he was still a little hungry about 15 minutes later. He also won $20 from Joe for the feat.
Step Six: Following the train of cars to the big fire to begin.
And it really was a big, giant fire. It seemed like a good plan though since there were hundreds of people running around unfamiliar terrain in the dark with flashlights that didn't actually illuminate anything. With the giant fire it was easy to find your way back to where you started.
Dev and Christina off to find Bigfoot. Dev ran away and started jumping barbwire fences and wandering through people's yards and searching in tree houses. At least that's what he said. We didn't see him again after this point until after it was over and we regrouped at our power pole meeting place.
Christina and I wandered all over through the snowy fields, up & down the little hills, through the swampy mud and brush and then the people about 10 feet away from us found Bigfoot in the same little patch of brush & trees we were looking in!