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    Camping (not in developed campsites), hunting, map reading, photography, exploring new territory, and of course sasquatch, since junior high (let's just say many many years). Saw P&G film when they first showed it in theaters! I also enjoy kayaking. I've built three of my own from scratch.

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  1. Some interesting information there Norseman and hiflier. I think you both asked if he is aware of my work, I don't know. But it looks like from his other videos I have watched that it would be good to get in touch with him. I do like the quality of the effort he expends in his videos doing research. His YouTube channel is Kryder Exploration. His work is in New Mexico. What he mentions about forest closures I believe was seasonal. I see it in the GPNF around here. The forest service gives its reasons, just like he said, but they always seem kind of vague to me. It's one of the problems I have with bigfoot being proven is that they will probably lock up access to the woods. Which happens to be one of my favorite pastimes.
  2. I emailed a request for information about dead bears and cougars found in the wild to the WDFW. This is the answer I received from a biologist in Wenatchee. Quote- Thanks for the note. We do keep track of every known mortality statewide. But outside of legal kills, poaching (not many), and roadkill we only see 1-2 unexplained deaths for bear and cougar per year. Cougars are much more territorial than bears so it’s likely there are more undocumented deaths due to fighting that we don’t know about. They also die from injuries sustained during prey acquisition (like getting gored by an elk antler) about but finding them is a challenge. Bears die for other [reasons] too, but they live a much more gentle lifestyle being omnivores vs an obligate carnivore like a cougar. So short answer is yes we do keep track, but the tally is very low, and certainly not complete. Thanks for your interest. Hope this helps ********************************** Bear & Cougar Specialist End Quote So if we calculate those numbers with respect to cougar and bear population numbers we end up with 0.1 % of the estimated 2000 cougars in the state of WA and 0.008% of the est. 25,000 bears in the state. That is if 2 dead animals are found. Also, as he mentions, an omnivore like a bear is less likely to be found and we still don't know how bigfoot treat their dead. So from his answer I would say that the likelihood of finding a bigfoot body is very low even if they aren't buried. Regardless of how healthy I think the bigfoot population is in the state there are probably less than 2000. If we use that number and the dead bears found percentage we would end up with 0.16 bodies found per year or one every 6 or 7 years. In that period of time bones are scattered, buried in the forest floor or just plain gone. That is with 2000 individuals. That puts it in perspective, which is what I was trying to do.
  3. He hits the nail on the head about how science handles bigfoot.
  4. Which I interpret as meaning, we really don't have much to go on. But I do find those tables interesting G.
  5. Honestly, I don't know how we can use this to determine population dynamics. We can see the difference ease of communication did for sighting numbers. Are we going to say bigfoot numbers were lower, increased in the late nineties then dropped off again? This shows something but it isn't population dynamics.
  6. Some of the deer population control I heard about for NJ was on the absurd side. Contraceptives for deer! Predators roaming populated areas isn't a very popular solution. Hunting is probably most effective but that doesn't go over well in neighborhoods either. Bigfoot doesn't exist so that's probably the best solution. Anyone know what stick structure trail signs would direct them in that direction?
  7. Interesting charts G. Sightings seemed to hold steady up to the early 2000's then both increased. Now dropping off. I might posit the availability of widespread Internet access. But the decrease... Loss of interest or loss of individuals to sight? A jaded society? Who knows?
  8. NCBFr very astute observation. I've even heard of the authorities concerns about the deer population in NJ out here in the PNW. I've also heard of various suggestions for solutions to the deer problem. Maybe the best answer is just let the BF feast.
  9. Aside from roadkill, because even if a bigfoot was reported hit by a car, to the best of my knowledge none of those occurrences resulted in a body. I just happen to think they are smarter than your average bear. I'm simply trying to get a grasp on found dead animals in the wild for comparisons. If we can't do that then we don't really have much ground to stand on regarding bigfoot bodies.
  10. Just playing devils advocate here... But I wonder what percentage of the 30,000 black bears or 2000 cougars in Washington get found dead in the wild? Or where you could even get that information. It would give us some idea what to expect with a subject of similar or less population.
  11. Which would be a good thing. So evidently it hasn't happened or it's been covered up. If the coroner was on the ball he'd have a full DNA test run on the individual.
  12. And if the site is modern and recent, then what?
  13. Good point to bring up JDL. I've often wondered about the LE aspect of finding a human shaped body even if it is big. I think it's been discussed here before. Since bigfoot isn't recognized why would they even assume that's what it was.
  14. But we still don't know what they do when they die. Everyone that has read my posts here knows I have found lots of bones in the woods. (In the dozens of animals.) But the only apex predator skeleton I have found was a cougar that someone had shot and left in an old campsite. I figured I would find some bears in the fires in eastern Washington but deer, cows and rabbits were all I found. I guess the bears were smarter or luckier, but their tracks were all over the canyon where my property is. I didn't stay in the area that time... evidence of too many hungry bears. In case there are those that think I find bigfoot everywhere I go. I have never seen any evidence of them in southern Okanogan County. To the best of my knowledge there are no sightings in the area either. Miles to the north yes and west toward Lake Chelan there have been sightings. But nothing in this forested, spring fed area.
  15. Gigantor, but we do have the same evidence you mentioned for bigfoot as we do for wolverines, except the bodies. Accept it or not we do have the bodies of prey though, for both species. I do admit that there is more scientifically acceptable evidence for the existence of wolverines, DNA, better pictures, etc. But to the the best of my knowledge wolverines simply avoid humans by the rugged terrain they inhabit rather than through conscious avoidance as bigfoot do.