Saturday, February 28, 2009

That's a heckuva shot!

We at Pappy's Porch would like to send out our congratulations to Alex Derhohannesian of New York, New York for taking 1st Place in Jungle Jam, the Big Buck Safari National Tournament. His score of 36323 pts, and perfect streak of 10 were very impressive, but even more impressive was his eye-popping 76% accuracy!

To better understand that feat, consider that there are 9 targets at each site (3 deer, 1 trophy animal & 5 critters). To obtain a 76% accuracy across 10 sites, you'd have to bring down all 9 targets in each site with less than 12 shots fired per site! Yikes!

Alex, we salute your high accuracy. Pappy says he thinks you got to be a crack shot from having to shoot all those letters in your last name when you login (he can be a bit surly sometimes).

We at the porch hope that for all you Big Buck players out there, that this brief story would serve as an inspiration to continue to aim high and to continue to improve your aiming skills.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Back in Black

The 'Black on the Rocks' Hunting Party (based at Sin Bin Bar & Bleecker St Bar in New York, New York) has risen to the top Hunting Party spot this month.

In the month of February, the 11 Black on the Rock Hunting Party members have shot a total of 4805 bucks. With 2 days left to go in February, they may hit the 5000 bucks mark. They are followed by the 'We Buck for Fun' Hunting Party of Lakemoor, IL with 3291 bucks, and the 'Bad Decision Brigade' Hunting Party of Minneapolis, MN with 3077 bucks.

You can find out more about top Hunting Parties by going to and logging in to your player account, then clicking on the Hunting Party button.
'Black on the Rocks' members..., Pappy salutes you! Although he says, based on your picture, you seem kind of short.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part VIII)

1) Choose the Wildebeest Adventure
2) On the third trek, go to the 4th site (bottom row - left)
3) When the scene starts, shoot the small rock next to the tree (near the vine).

Friday, February 20, 2009

Big Buck Legends: How Thor got his groove back

Herman Hochegger and the Institute of Anthropological Research published the results of a 30-year study, titled "Hunting Rituals in Congolese Tradition, Vol 1". In the book he describes a number of complex hunting rituals, including rubbing lime on your forehead, asking a virgin to spit on your gun, and sacrificing a white hen for for any lapses in your pre-hunt abstinence.

While these rituals may or may not improve your Big Buck hunting scores, some Big Buck players have developed some hunting rituals of their own.

Recently, Thor Fox, of St. Louis Missouri discovered an online Big Buck Hunter Pro at his local Cabela's. However, he noticed that he could never play as well at the online game (at Cabela's) as he could at the offline game at his local bar. Try as he might, he remained in a funk. Finally it dawned on him that he needed to follow the same hunting rituals at the Cabela's as he did at his local bar. So finally, to get out of his funk, and get his groove back, he had to bring a six-pack with him to Cabela's, set up shop, and suck down the beers while he played. And Voila! instant hunter hero. At one point his scores began to lag... so...(like popeye) he had to go out and get more spinach beer, to get his groove back.

Thor, we have to respect a man who is so in tune with his inner hunter hero. We salute you. We are sending you your own 'Big Buck Hunter' beer sleeve, to keep those beers cold to keep your scores up.

Do you have a Big Buck Legend of your own? email it to

Monday, February 16, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part VII)

1) Choose the Kudu Adventure

2) On the third trek, go to the 2nd site (middle of the top row)

3) When the scene starts, shoot the branch furthest to the right, on the tree on the right.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Need Money for Valentines Day?

Does your girl demand the best?

Are you wondering how you're going to come up with the scratch for Valentine's Day?

If you're looking to come up big this Valentine's Day, but are a little light on cash... have no fear!
Not only will we help you with free dating advice... but now we also help you put some wonk in your wallet.

There are 9 separate Big Buck Hunter Pro or Big Buck Safari Tournaments currently running, with almost $7000 available in cash and prizes. Now you can really turn her head with all your Big Buck Bling. That's right, ...goodbye loser...hello lover.

Here are some tournaments currently running:

SuperBuxx Tournament(Big Buck Hunter Pro - National Tournament)
[Now running on every online Big Buck Hunter Pro game (excl. North Dakota)]

Caribou Challenge Tournament (Big Buck Hunter Pro)

Billy's - St. Paul, MN
Buffalo Bar & Grill, Buffalo, MN
Carbone's Pizza & Pub - Rosemount, MN
Decoy's Grill & Bar - Hopkins, MN
Decoy's Grill & Bar - White Bear Lake, MN
Firehouse Lounge - Circle Pines, MN
Flaherty's - Arden Hills, MN
Goby's - St Paul, MN
Groveland Tap - St Paul, MN
Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Roseville, MN
Grumpy's - Roseville, MN
Mad Jack's Sports Cafe - Vadnais Hts, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Blaine, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Bloomington, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Golden Valley, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Inver Grove Hts, MN
McCann's - St. Cloud, MN
McHughs - Savage, MN
Moe's - Coon Rapids, MN
Outpost Bar & Grille - Ramsey, MN
Panino Bros - Apple Valley, MN
Spectator's - Ham Lake, MN
The Nook - St. Paul, MN
Throwbacks Grille & Bar - Woodbury, MN
Ugly Mug - Minneapolis, MN
Clicks Oltorf - Austin, TX
Circle B Recreation - Cedarburg, WI
Pastyme - Oshkosh, WI
Joe's Sample House - Oshkosh, WI
King Pin Bowl & Ale - West Bend, WI
King Pin Lanes - Campbellsport, WI
Thirsty Marlin's - Waupun, WI
KC's Cabin - Spring Grove, IL
Merkles - Chicago, IL
Rand Roadhouse - Des Plaines, IL
Sideouts - Island Lake, IL
Wings Etc - Crystal Lake, IL
Wool Street - Cary, IL

Best Shot Wins Tournament (Big Buck Hunter Pro)
Al's Cafe - Bethel Park, PA
Elrama Tavern - Elrama, PA
Bullpen Bar & Grill - Avella, PA
Keystone Clubhouse - New Alexandria, PA
Trio Lounge - Washington, PA
Cains - Dormont, PA

CJ'2 2nd Big Buck Tournament (Big Buck Hunter Pro)
O Callaghans - Rochester, NY
Boulevard - Rochester, NY
Woody's II - Rochester, NY
Tipsy McStaggers - Rochester, NY
JW Prepp's - Rochester, NY

Jungle Jam Tournament (Big Buck Safari - National Tournament)

[Now running on every online Big Buck Safari game (excl. North Dakota) ]

Buckin' Safari-Style Tournament (Big Buck Safari)

Mackenzies - Minneapolis, MN
Majors Sports Cafe - Albertville, MN
Throwbacks Grille & Bar - Woodbury, MN
Moe's - Mounds View, MN
Grumpys Bar - Minneapolis, MN
Sneaky Pete's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Mayslacks Music Lounge - Minneapolis, MN
Panino Brothers - Apple Valley, MN

Mighty Cow Slayer Tournament (Big Buck Safari)
Bog - Portland, OR
Hungry Tiger 2 - Portland, OR
Rialto - Portland, OR
Rialto - Tigard, OR
Shanghai Tunnel - Portland, OR

Ice House Safari Challenge (Big Buck Safari)
Ice House Sports Bar - Omaha, NE

Philly Safari Challenge (Big Buck Safari)
Philly - La Vista, NE
Dude...the money's practically yours.

Big Buck Safari Girls - Meet Anette

Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'8"
Dimensions: 36-24-33

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Deluxe Version

In these days of dwindling economy, it's nice to know that with some things it's THE BIGGER THE BETTER!

...Oh come on now.. get your mind out of the gutter. This is a Family blog.

(...OK, maybe not that last one.)

Anyhow, it's nice to know that the Folks at Play Mechanix understand that when it comes to Big Buck Safari game cabinets - Bigger is Better!

Raw Thrills / Play Mechanix has release a new deluxe-sized version of Big Buck Safari. This king-sized cabinet features a 42" high-res LCD monitor.

You can almost feel the wind in your face as you hunt across the African Savannah.

They are starting to pop-up at various fine establishments around the world.

....Now that's Kubwa-Saana!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sneak Peak - BBH Upgrade (Part II)

Austin Rock Guitarist Lance Keltner recently stopped in at What The Hale Music Studios in Chicago to lay down some new tracks for the Big Buck Hunter Pro Upgrade (coming later this year).

Lance and Ken Hale collaborated on the music for the original Big Buck Hunter Pro, and now met up again for 10 new tracks for the Upgrade coming this year.

Lance can be seen playing a single cone National guitar with an Ed Reynolds custom pickup, and a Hen Bev Guitars model S1 guitar.

Lance has recored albums with East/West Atlantic Records, Provogue Records, Ulftone/Edel Records, and most recently Textone Records. Lance is currently writing, recording and touring throughout Europe with SIMRANKING.

Find out more about Lance Keltner HERE and HERE.