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" Hunting Trip " is the tenth episode in the second season of the NBC television series Parks and Recreation . It originally aired on November 19, 2009 to 4.61 million viewers.

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Leslie tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, April and Andy bond in the office while everyone is away.

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Andy Dwyer has been giving piggyback rides to everyone in the Parks Department, which has become popular with other city hall employees. Later, Ron , Jerry , and Mark look forward to their annual "trail survey", which is actually a yearly secret hunting trip at Slippery Elm Park Ranger Station . Determined to prove she can be just like one of the guys around the office, Leslie insists the ladies of the Parks Department attend the trip this year, as well as Tom , who has also never been invited. Ron, despite his reservations, decides to let them come along.

While the rest of the department is away, Leslie asks April to check with the State Parks Department to verify the budgeting documentation. What should be a simple task, however, has April waiting on hold at the phone for hours. When she desperately has to use the restroom, Andy agrees to wait by the phone. When she returns, the two start to bond by making up their own lyrics to the hold music, playing a non-water game of Marco Polo around the office, and seeing who can make the best spit-take. When Andy says he is jealous that his ex-girlfriend Ann is going to the hunting trip with Mark, April offers to give him a hickey to make Ann jealous, which Andy accepts.

Meanwhile, the others arrive at the cabin for the hunting trip. Leslie proves to be an excellent hunter and bags the first quail. Growing increasingly agitated, Ron agrees to a challenge that Leslie cannot shoot more birds than he can, and they split up. After a few hours of hunting, Ron screams and the others rush to his side and find he has been shot in the back of the head. They bring Ron into the cabin and Ann takes a look at his injury. While it's not fatal, it is heavily bleeding and painful, Ron is absolutely furious. He asks whether Leslie shot him, but she insists she did not. Ron takes several pain pills and washes it down with scotch, which forces Ann and Leslie to hold his mouth open and induce vomiting, despite fierce opposition from Ron himself.

The others discuss who shot Ron, and Tom creates a minor panic when he suggests perhaps an outsider is hunting them. Ann takes Leslie aside and says she knows who shot Ron, and a few minutes later Leslie admits to the group that she was the shooter, even though Ann knows this is not the case. A Park Ranger (Jay Johnston) arrives and interrogates Leslie, implying that the accident is the result of her femininity. Leslie knows that she is a good hunter, but goes along with the ranger's sexist implications in order to keep him from investigating the matter more deeply. Later, a bandaged Ron repeatedly berates Leslie, prompting Ann to insist Tom come forward. Tom admits he shot Ron, and that Leslie covered for him because he did not have his hunting license, which could have resulted in a $25,000 fine and prison time. Ron is impressed with Leslie, who he calls a "stand-up guy", and is upset with Tom for not having a license and calls him a moron.

The next day, the department throws a get well party for Ron, where Ann is unimpressed with Andy's hickey and everyone is horrified by the stitches for Ron's head wound.

Leslie: When you're out with the boys you've gotta be ready for a good pantsing. That's why I have suspenders that connect my bra to my jeans.

Leslie: Alright! Safety basics! Donna, tell me why it's bad to look down the barrel of your gun? Donna: Is that a trick question? [proceeds to look down her shotgun barrel] Leslie: No! Donna, don't! Please! Ron: Rule Number One: Do not point the weapon at a person. That includes your own face, Donna.

Tom: Your favorite kind of cake can't be "birthday cake". That's like saying your favorite kind of cereal is "breakfast cereal". Donna: Mm. I love breakfast cereal.

Jerry: [to the crew] This is such a great day. [grabs a beer from the cooler] See, at my house, I've got a wife and three beautiful daughters. But this trip, it is the one time of year I get to pee standing up. [drinks his beer and hears gunshots in the distance] Mm. I love that sound.

Leslie: [after Ron was shot in the head] Are you in a lot of pain?? Ron: I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD WITH A SHOTGUN!!

Ann: [trying to calm Ron] Ron, it's actually not that serious. I just need you to stay calm, okay? Ron: Yeah, I'm just gonna stay angry! I find that relaxes me!

Ann: [hears Donna scream] Donna? Donna? Are you okay?? What, is it your heart?? Are you having trouble breathing? Donna: My car! SOMEBODY SHOT MY CAR!!! [continues screaming next to her Mercedes, with the side window shot out and the tire flattened; Ann looks at the camera confused]

Ann: [to Ron after he took medication] Hey, how are you feeling? Are you dizzy? Are you lightheaded? Ron: When I look at my palm, I see a ladies' mouth french-kissing a dog. Is that normal?

Ann: The pain medication I gave you is pretty strong; Donny uses it for menstrual cramps. How many did you take? Ron: Sev- Eight. But I washed them down with plenty of fluids. [points to bottle of scotch] Ann: [alarmed] No, Ron, you cannot drink scotch with this! You're going to need to purge right now. Ron: No, I'm not wasting 20 year scotch.

Leslie: [after she and Ann have forced Ron to purge] Well, good news is Ron is resting comfortably.

Tom: [about Ron] On a scale of one to Chris Brown, how pissed is he?

Tom: Man is the most dangerous game. Donna: To the Predator. Tom: I did smell something out there. And it wasn't human. Leslie: That was pine trees. Donna: The Predator can see heat. Tom: We should cover ourselves in mud. It could still be out there.

Leslie: I shot Ron Swanson. Donna: YOU SHOT MY MERCEDES??! [gets up and charges at Leslie] Leslie: What? NO! No! [gets tackled by Donna]

Ron: You know, Leslie, the Super Bowl is in a couple of months. I usually watch it with my brothers. Maybe you could come by at halftime and shoot me in the head. Leslie: Ron, I'm really sorry that I ruined your weekend. Ron: Well, perhaps next time I'm enjoying some alone time in the Men's restroom, you could invite yourself into my stall and shoot me in the head. Leslie: [sighs in exasperation] Look, if there's anything I could do to make it up to you- Ron: [interrupts] Sure. How about you shoot me in the head? Oh, wait, you already did that!

Tom: Excuse me, everyone! I have something to say. Ron: Hang on a minute, Tom. I'm not done berating Leslie. Tom: It wasn't Leslie's fault. She was covering for me because I didn't have a hunting license. I was the one who shot you. Ron: You didn't get a license? What kind of moron doesn't get a license?! That's reckless endangerment, my son. That's a $25,000 fine, minimum! And probably jail-time!

Ron: [to Leslie] You did good. You're a real stand-up guy. I'm sorry I lost my temper before. It's because I was shot in the head by a moron. Leslie: Yeah. Tom: Dude, Ron. I'm so sorry. Ron: Apology not accepted, moron.

  • The episode was written by Daniel J. Goor and was directed by series co-creator Greg Daniels.
  • It also featured a subplot between the characters Andy and April, which actress Aubrey Plaza indicated could be the beginning of an ongoing romance between the two.
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  • 2 Leslie Knope
  • 3 Ron Swanson

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A few weeks back, Leonard Pierce was covering this show for TV Club and made note that the Fred Armisen episode lacked the strength of Parks & Rec 's supporting cast. Tonight we saw the other end of the spectrum. Even though every single cast member played some part of the action, "Hunting Trip" lacked the character focus that made episodes like "Ron And Tammy" and "Kaboom" such successes—a few guys get their screen time, a few others help, and the rest sit out. If "Sister City" is the example of an episode not playing to the show's solid cast, "Hunting Trip" is an example of putting too many eggs in one basket.

Tonight P&R decided to forego Green Week on NBC and went with an episode surrounding a bunch of animal killing. It's a hunting trip that Ron, Mark, and even Jerry get in on every year—a chance for the guys to bond. And where there are guys bonding in government, there's Leslie wanting a piece of the pie. Not only that, but she convinces Ron to let herself, "Tom, and the rest of the girls" go along, which includes Donna and, for some reason, Ann, despite her not working there. Meanwhile, back at the office, April is trying to place a call for Leslie and finds herself on hold; bored, she bonds with the only other guy in the office she knows, Andy.

April gave us so little in season one, so episodes like "Miss Pawnee Pageant" were a delight; we get to see a completely different side to her usually distant composure, and by different I mean "any." And tonight's the same. After a game of Marco Polo and practicing spit-takes with Andy, it becomes clear she's starting to like the guy—or at least feel sorry for him. So she starts flirting, and even directly offers to give him a hickey under the guise of making Ann jealous. Andy's too enamored with acting child-like to much notice: lyrics to the hold music like "so suck on my butt"; "I've lived in Pawnee my whole life… that is a fact" being the worst spit-take inducer in history. Watching April pine after this big goofball was equal parts sweet and tragic, but mostly it made me glad she's around.

Throwing together two characters who haven't interacted much worked well in that B-story, and it just exposed what a mess the A-story was. Leslie and Ron are the centerpiece, especially after she realizes that Ron likes to be the best at hunting and feels legitimately threatened by Leslie's quail-shooting prowess. Jerry got a few nice moments—after all, this is the only time he's not constantly made fun of, and it's a chance for him to assert his manhood away from his wife and three daughters by drinking what appears to be cider. And Tom's inability to realize you're not supposed to swallow "chew" got me excited for some emasculating humor on his behalf. But no one else got to do much. Mark, one of the central characters going in, had barely any lines, and though it was funny to watch Donna freak out about her car, I'd just have well had her sit this one out. Same with Ann: Sure, it's great there was a nurse around when Ron's head was grazed with the bullet, but that seems like a plot point that could have easily been solved a different way (more minor a wound or something), and her other contributions to the episode consisted of just a general encouragement of Leslie, as per usual. I kind of wish I could trade Donna and Ann for more Tom and Mark screen time.

I still thought the episode was great, just not up to the unusually high standards of recent episodes. Ron listening to turkey calls in his office, then fake-realizing, "This isn't rap?"; Ron downing the entire glass of scotch in one fell swoop; Leslie's whole "I'm a weak, frail woman" song-and-dance with the park ranger, which I've gotta imagine came partially out of improv on Amy Poehler's behalf. It's just that when the best parts of an episode consist of short-lived gags, there's at least some room to grow.

Stray observations:

  • Did anyone catch that first moment? So apparently Andy has a story/joke that involves lifting up his apron from over his crotch and saying "and I'm like, whaaaaat?" Hmm…
  • "Man on man on man action." Ron's reaction shot was pretty great too.

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The guys of the Parks and Recreation department are going on their annual hunting trip and desperate to impress Ron, Leslie amd the girls (and Tom) decide to tag along.  They leave April in charge of the department and force their way in.  After all, Ron can't say no because they do the trip under the guise of a work trip to check the trails. On the trip, Leslie actually proves she's a very capable hunter and offers to do a competition with Ron.  Run begrudingly accepts and the contest is on... until Ron gets shot.  Luckily, Ann, a qualified nurse, tagged along and was able to nurse his shot to the head.  Now we have a case of the whodunits and the park police get called in.  When no one else steps up, Leslie admits to having shot him.  Eventually, Tom, who she's protecting, comes forward.  He couldn't admit it in front of the police because he doesn't have a hunting license.  Ron seems to be fairly understanding and content to just call Tom a moron.

Back on the office, April spends most of the time on hold for a call Leslie put her in charge of.  When she needs to go to the bathroom she enlists the help of Andy.  The two of them spend the rest of the episode flirting.

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Parks and Recreation, "Hunting Trip": Who shot Ron Swanson?

  • Updated: Nov. 20, 2009, 5:24 a.m. |
  • Published: Nov. 20, 2009, 4:24 a.m.
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- and if you missed it earlier, go check out

(complete with clips) - coming up just as soon as I peg you as a user of mouth tobacco...

In this very good

, Mike Schur and Greg Daniels talk at length about the series' growing pains, and the ways in which they feel "Parks and Rec" is different from "The Office." Watching the very entertaining "Hunting Trip," another difference came to mind:

Leslie is very good at what she does.

Now, obviously, Michael Scott is a brilliant salesman, and can occasionally back his way into some clever managerial strategy, but for the most part, he's all hat and no cattle. He talks about being great at things that he's absolutely awful at (comedy, most notably), and the difference between his perceptions and the reality of the situation drives a lot of that show's humor.

Leslie has her own moments of self-deception (the quote above, to name one), but at the same time, she doesn't mess around. She says she's a good hunter, and she is. She can out-shoot, out-drink and out-anecdote any man on that trip - so much so that it starts to become annoying to Ron. And when Tom the unlicensed hunter turns out to be the one who shot Ron, Leslie immediately knows she has to take all the blame, and manages to play into the park ranger's sexism (in one of the better Let's Watch Amy Improvise For Multiple Takes sequences they've done) until the guy buys her story and goes away. And in doing so, she again wins Ron Effing Swanson's respect.

That's another key "Office"/"P&R" split. Ron could very easily be the Dwight stand-in, as they share a knack for saying insane things with conviction, but he's also sensible, and popular, and a good judge of character. He's his own man, incredibly funny at times - as we see when Ron is loopy on a scotch/painkiller combo and refusing to let Leslie and Ann make him puke - but also very likable.

Ron's hallucinatory freak-out was one of several bits of great physical comedy in "Hunting Trip," an episode that also saw Donna tackling Leslie for allegedly wounding her beloved Mercedes, Andy giving piggyback rides around City Hall, and Andy stumbling around the office while playing Marco Polo with April. (And kudos to whoever came up with the inspired idea of making April interested in Andy.)

There was nothing this week quite as hiccup-inducing as

or Ron talking of his love of pretty dark-haired women with breakfast food, but overall "Hunting Trip" was another strong entry in this great second season of "Parks and Rec."

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Parks and Recreation (2009–2015): Season 2, Episode 10 - Hunting Trip - full transcript

Leslie tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, April and Andy bond in the office while everyone is away.

Elk Creek Campground (Clearwater Nf)

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Elk Creek Campground offers visitors a little bit of everything. From scenic views and vistas, to attractive waterfalls and ancient foliage, the campground provides a great place to stay in the mountains of north central Idaho. Recreational opportunities abound in the area and a variety of services are located nearby.

The campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping, most of which are available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservation needed). Electrical hookups are available at all sites including six campsites available for advanced reservations. Parking and driving surfaces are gravel throughout the campground. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A more rustic overflow section offers additional campsites.

Need to Know

  • There are multiple Elk Creek Campgrounds; this is in Clearwater County, Idaho.
  • Extra Vehicles: One vehicle is included in your single campsite fee. Each additional vehicle will be charged a per day fee that is collected on site (cash or check only). Maximum two vehicles per site.
  • Stay Limit: The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14.
  • Occupancy and Use: Each site allows (1) camper/RV, (1) vehicle (not including RV pulling vehicle), (1) tent and maximum (8) people per campsite.
  • Maximum Camper/RV size: The campground sites are designed to accommodate units up to 40 feet long.
  • Click here for more information on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
  • Due to dry weather conditions in late summer, camping season may end early to prevent forest fires.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers.
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Natural Features

The campground is situated in a mature pine forest in the Clearwater National Forest, next to Elk Creek, at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. The surrounding area is home to the tallest waterfall in Idaho, as well as the largest cedar tree east of the Cascade Range. Elk, deer, moose, bear and cougar make the forested country their home.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Elk River is less than a mile from the campground and offers a variety of basic services, including gas, groceries, showers and fishing equipment.

Elk Creek and nearby Elk River Reservoir provide visitors with opportunities for fishing and other water-related recreation. Cutthroat and rainbow trout, chinook salmon and steelhead swim in the clear waters. Fishing or hunting are popular activities in the rugged and primitive landscape. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are available on the area's many trails and forest roads. The Elk Creek Falls Trail takes hikers 3.5 miles to the tallest waterfall in the state.

Contact Information

1700 HIGHWAY 6 POTLATCH ID 83855

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 208-875-1131

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Learn more about gear rental options for your trip

Driving Directions

From Moscow, Idaho, travel northeast on State Road 8 to Elk River. Turn north onto Forest Road 382 and then east onto Forest Road 1705. The campground is about 45 minutes from Moscow.

Available Campsites

  • Site 007, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 012, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 010, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 004, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 009, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 006, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 008, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 005, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 002, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 001, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 003, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 011, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric
  • Site 013, Loop AREA ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Electric

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