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  1. Why? Because they do. Your ranch might indeed. However, if they are as rare as you think, it's unlikely that every suitable locations actually gets used. Could be that if there is an even better location near enough, they use that instead. How much wind do you get? How much drifting? Are the wintering critters out in the open or under timber? How much wind is there in the canyon? Snow .. drifting or not in there? Might point out the why or why not, I'm not sure. MIB
  2. hiflier - It's not "lucerne" .. that's a brand of yogurt and other milk products. It's Lausanne ... the full, real name of what we refer to as the Sykes study is the Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project. That is University of Oxford in England where Bryan Sykes used to be faculty and University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I'm not saying there is or there is not, but frankly, if there is some kind of cover up, Sykes is one of the keystones. Your whole question of "doesn't he know" is entirely naive. MIB
  3. No .. you're asking good questions. I'm not a DNA expert but I used to beat them up on college biology class tests. Kryder made an incredibly good point regarding the Ketchum study. I'm not a Ketchum fan "but", and the but is this: she, probably with Erickson's money, did indeed buy the De Novo journal, which looks pretty bad, but as I understand it, the paper had already passed their peer review prior to the purchases, it was just a way to get past the lawyers that blocked publication. That doesn't change the fact that the data she releases is less than 10% of what is necessary to substantiate her claims. The balance between those two bears further contemplation. One of the interesting things in the Sykes study was that he was able to have material tested at the US F&W Forensics Lab in Ashland, Oregon. That lab refuses to look at anything not related to a wildlife crime .. so why the exception? Some older, BFF 1.0, folks here may remember past (banned) member Ace! who went to the lab to find out about sample testing and what he was told. This should raise red flags. I don't think we should jump to any conclusions based on this .. yet .. but it is worthy of some carefully and deliberately raised eyebrows .. and patience, maybe years of patience. I remain confident that I could get samples tested if I had good enough samples I was willing to pay for the testing out of pocket, but I'm not going to say how I'd do that and have someone start plugging the leaks. If there really is someone out there interfering, my silence in that regard means they have a lot more expense and a lot more guesswork trying to head me off. MIB
  4. I used to assume the same. I don't anymore. The bigfoots appear to follow the deer and elk to their wintering areas, then hang out at the toe of the foothills above those flats. Look for short but deep canyons that break the wind and minimize snow drifting. It pays to remember that they're not naked humans, they're not merely cold adapted, they are INCREDIBLY cold adapted. I suspect they have more trouble getting rid of heat at 85 degrees than they do staying warm at -25 degrees. Behavioral adaptations address both. MIB
  5. Kit, thank you for further evidence showing that you're not thinking clearly. The images might account for the lay with sufficient imagination, but you haven't pointed out any tracks from where the elk stood up. Obviously it was on its feet AFTER it got up, so the body didn't press out the tracks. SO WHERE ARE THEY? Show me a hoof print in the "body". Show the hoof split ... unavoidable if it is bearing weight. Show the outer rim on both sides at ones. You can't. They're not there. So, despite your wishful thinking, whatever it is, that is not an elk lay. MIB
  6. Twist ... Try taking your shoes off and go deer hunting barefoot. Until you actually do it, rather than just speculate about it, you simply can't comprehend how incredible the difference is. MIB
  7. If we are calling kettles black, I'd have to say I'm getting tired of your idiotic nonsense. Is that black enough for you? I'm getting tired of your entitled attitude. You're not doing anything to resolve the problem, you're trying to manipulate others into doing the hard work, taking the risks, and taking on the expenses while you sit on the sidelines and get your itch scratched at their expense. We had a retired union organizer here for a while trying to do the same thing. I knew him from another forum where he tried that there. Now you're doing the same thing. The simple fact is if I had evidence of adequate quality to warrant the expense of testing, I wouldn't have any trouble getting it tested. Do your homework. Get out of your mommy's basement and off the couch. If you want it done, do it yourself. MIB
  8. Agreed, somewhat, cautiously. There seem to be a lot of assumptions made that should be questioned. If they traveled the coastal strip which is now underwater, or if they traveled on the ice over areas now submerged, how many fossils will there be? How many human remains have we found underwater off the coast from that time? How many human remains have we found in north america in permafrost ... omitting deliberate burial there? What do you think their numbers were relative to mammoths that you mention? I don't think most states have a stationary breeding population in the sense you're suggesting. It's not relevant. The numbers might not represent a viable population if stationary and in isolation, but they're not stationary and it's not in isolation. I think the travel web is such that there is a diffuse but very viable breeding population that overlaps all 49 states with concentrations in many that are indeed viable even in isolation. MIB
  9. Fossils ... no. Remember, temperate rain forest with acidic soils stack the odds against preservation of fossils considerably. If you push forward the idea that they live only in the Pac NW, not the midwest, not the desert SW, etc, you're also, realize it or not, pushing forward the idea they live only where fossils are least likely to be preserved. You can't have it both ways. MIB
  10. SWWASAS - Thanks for laying that out. Yeah, a mix of red flags and things I think are absolutely legit in very close proximity. MIB
  11. I can address part of that. It's more reflective of specific critter habits when sick or dying than it is reflective of their relative numbers. I grew up in a black bear preserve, "family central" was there since the 1930s, I spent periods there off and on up 'til '73 when we moved there permanently to take care of the older generations. I was there constantly for a bit over 9 years, then spent holidays and summers there through 5 years of college, and still go back hunting and fishing. In other words, pretty deep saturation in the sight. Despite it being a bear preserve, despite seeing a few to a dozen bears a day in some seasons (and they do not truly hibernate there, they get up every few weeks and mosey around looking for meals ... and will not return to "sleep" as long as there is a food source), I never found a single black bear carcass or bone without a bullet hole to account for it. NOT ONE. Cougar skeletal remains, despite there being vastly fewer of them, were not particularly unusual to find. Same with bobcats and many of the weasels. Deer and elk ... common as grass pretty nearly. Unless Washington DFW is vastly more attuned than Oregon DFW, I don't think they're going to have that information. Some road departments MIGHT have data on what was cleaned up but it would be horribly skewed, useful if they get a $1 per deer or something but not reflective of what happens in the wild. MIB
  12. If you want the answers to this, they are available via some of the habituators. They're in a position to watch specific individuals over time. People reporting single road crossings are not. Investigators of such crossings are, a the very very best, GUESSING that two different people saw the same individual. You have to decide whether you're willing to listen to the answers you've already been given, which can be found in the literature, or whether you're going to dismiss them and look for other answers that fit your preconceived ideas better. It's up to you. MIB
  13. It doesn't necessarily have to be sustainable for long term occupation, sustainable for intermediate, shorter duration stop-overs may be enough to account for the reports. A place to hide for a few days, rest up a little bit, then move on. It some ways it's not unlike what I ponder regarding the basin and range country of SE Oregon into Nevada: there are scattered water troughs out in the high desert powered by propane pumps and windmills for watering herds of cattle that may present a traveling bigfoot with enough water, not to survive in situ, but as stops along the way .. sort of like hopping across a creek rock to rock to keep your shoes dry. MIB
  14. To that ... film crews ... as I understand it, at least on some of the FB episodes' night investigation, it's just one of the 4 peeps in the woods with Tyler Bounds running camera. Tyler is a BFRO bigfooter. So .. things might not be so bad as they are with a full production crew. That would be a good question for Cliff. MIB