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    Mule packing, hunting, fishing, reenacting.....and sasquatch. Have seen tracks but no Squatch as of yet......

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  1. Consistent evidence? I do. I've had a cougar kill with in 50 yards of my house, and always find deer bones on the ranch. I've walked into a angry hornets cloud because a bear had been ripping the log apart minutes before. We treed cats with hounds in winter and bears in fall. I can call bears in with a mouth call. I see tracks all of the time. Skunk cabbage ripped out, huckleberry bushes eaten, stumps torn asunder, rocks tons and tons of scat. I have no problem pointing to the harvest evidence from Bears or Cougars. And in your unique case your trying to seperate out the mundane from the extraordinary evidence. That's all fine and dandy. But who else in the country is sending you bones that have giant concave tooth marks chipped out? If we have a large coast to coast population of these things? The landscape should be littered with these bones your finding? Right? Especially in areas void of bears or cougars it should be a no brainer..... The Finding Bigfoot crew should be tripping over these bones with each outing in each state if they truly are in "squatchy" areas.....your garage should be full of deer bones people have sent you. And Im sticking with deer as a rule of thumb because it's by far and away the most populated ungulate in the US mainland. Most states do not have Elk or Moose or Caribou.
  2. In order to occupy much of North America (see map) there are at minimum 600,000 black bears. If Sasquatch has a similar distribution range? It would seem that the 100,000 number is quite low. Especially if we are dealing with a Primate that sticks to family groups. Versus bears that spread out in their habitat. It would take more Sasquatch to occupy the same range as it would Bears....logically speaking. So I'm definitely challenging conventional Sasquatch wisdom here. Actually if reports are to be believed Sasquatches reside in all US states except Hawaii and most Canadian provinces coast to coast. So either we are dealing with a highly nomadic small population constantly on the move and spotted in various states or a very large sedentary population that occupies almost all of North America.
  3. But if Neanderthals needed 5000 calories of meat per day. We can easily double that for a full grown Sasquatch. Look at my deer carcass calorie numbers for a family. Any way you cut it they need large amounts of food. ------------ copy/paste 4 oz of meat equals 170 calories, so 1 lbs equals 680 calories. So a 200 lbs deer represents 136000 calories, not counting the loss of bone and or antler weight. 8800 cal X 5 equals 44000 calories. So a average sized deer represents roughly 3 days worth of meals for a family of five. Thats roughly 121 deer per year or 24333 lbs of annual meat consumed. ------------- Thats over 24 deer per year per individual. So a population of 100,000 requires 2.4 million deer annually.
  4. Good video of Gorillas foraging...
  5. Ive looked at it from both sides. See my original thread. A Neanderthal diet was almost exclusively meat of 5000 calories a day. We find "sign" of their feeding 50,000 years later. If Neanderthals were the size of Bigfoot? How much meat would they be eating per day? Plus storing away for winter? What model should we be using? I don't think there is a model where giant ape men in large groups staying in a "honey hole" and are escaping detection for very long. They are going to be shoving some serious groceries down their gullet. Meat, meat and veggies or just veggies.....take your pick. They possess a big big powerful expensive body. And a supposed bigger brain size than a Gorilla to boot. Expensive means lots o food. I don't know where you live but where I live food isn't easy to come by in a mountainous coniferous forest at 49 degrees north. Im just looking for answers.....
  6. I'm needing weight estimates based on the Gorilla formula of eating 10% of body mass each day. A 400 lbs Gorilla eats 40 lbs of vegetation each day or 10%. And I am fine with Bigfoot being a super woods ninja. But I'm not fine with people not noticing hundreds and hundreds of lbs of vegetation stripped from the forest each day nor the large amount of waste left behind. Sneaky or not, nothing can hide forage sign. The biomass that is removed cannot be put back, it's gone. Same goes for hunting. A family unit will be eating 2-3 deer sized animals per week. It won't take long to notice the mass amounts of deer bones piling up in an area. And I wouldn't think it would escape wildlife biologists for long either. Especially if an area is not known to harbor large predators like bear or cougar. I personally think the Gorilla estimates are low. North America is not as warm as Africa as a whole, it's not as lush vegetation wise and Sasquatch is reported to be bigger than a Gorilla. This continent is a tougher place to make a living with the possible exception of Florida or Central America. Which means they cannot stay in one place too long without stripping it bare of flora or fauna resources.
  7. What do you think an average adult would weigh? And how many in a family group? In order to put pen to paper we are going to have come up with estimates that include averages.
  8. I copied this over from my caloric intake thread: I estimate that a 800 lbs mammal is going to need roughly 8800 calories per day to maintain its body weight. A 400 lbs silverback gorilla eats roughly 40 lbs of vegetation (plus a small percentage of insect protein) per day. What would the caloric intake of say a family of 5 Sasquatch be per day? Approaching 50k right? Or in vegetation consumed terms it's right about (80 lbs or double gorilla daily intake X 5) 400 lbs per day per family troupe. Thats a lot of veggies. What if the troupe killed a whitetail deer? 4 oz of meat equals 170 calories, so 1 lbs equals 680 calories. So a 200 lbs deer represents 136000 calories, not counting the loss of bone and or antler weight. 8800 cal X 5 equals 44000 calories. So a average sized deer represents roughly 3 days worth of meals for a family of five. Thats roughly 121 deer per year or 24333 lbs of annual meat consumed. Check my numbers guys..... In the Virunga range trackers follow mountain gorillas around by the swath of vegetational destruction they leave behind. These gorillas are like lawn mowers constantly moving along the mountain side. Family troupes up to 20 all feeding together. They also recieve some protein eating insects. Of course gorillas can forage all year long in Africa. North America is a different story is most regions minus some gulf states and west coast. So if your caching food stores all summer for the winter months? A conservative estimate minus spoilage and increased caloric winter need, would be doubling the daily 400 lbs of vegetation collected to 800 lbs per family. Gorillas spend 60 % of their day simply chewing their food. That doesn't leave a lot of time to sleep, mate, play, teach babes and collect food for winter months for a Bigfoot. Meat must play a heavy role in winter time. But the snow is crunchy, the background is white, the leaves have fallen. Not good ambushing. So they must either store plant material away or hibernate. But Apes don't hibernate that we are aware of. Anyhow just some crunching data in my mind tonight.
  9. I guess we can safely say it's not normal for a Moose to be on the coastline that far south.
  10. They certainly are present along the coasts of SE Alaska.
  11. BC Witness would be one of the guys to ask on this forum.
  12. I come across Black bear and Grizzly bear tracks constantly. With Blacks being the most prevalent. Plus scat and hair. Not a problem. Even just off my back porch on the ranch. And no...I don't need to find a two day old Sasquatch track to be successful. I need to find the tracks he is standing in to be successful! Habitat....for a troupe of 800 lbs ape men could be sufficient if they traveled from food source to food source and never stayed in one place for too long. They have to spread out and minimize their impact on the land.
  13. The sounds are not Elk. And while there are no Moose on Vancouver Island they are on the main land. Map Accounts of swimming Deer and Moose being attacked by Orca.
  14. But a lot of evidence is way more superficial than good hard evidence. And if we are talking about honey holes in which a Sasquatch(s) can be found there often? Where is the hard evidence? The area should be inundated with scat and tracks and possible hair. I have not been impressed with most Sasquatch sounds. Too me they are made by a known animal, with Coyotes being at the top of the list. And I must be right because the "data collection" evidence is not overwhelming. I reject a Sasquatch "honey hole" notion. You can read my caloric intake thread to see why I think that way. A big omnivore such as a Grizzly bear needs huge ranges to make a living off the land. And primates typically are more social and live in groups unlike a Bear. Which would stress habitat even more.