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  1. Thanks for clarifying your original post (must have lost some context, or overfocused on an element); yes, without a doubt, intensive outpost duty does have a place in BF research. I had the luxury of a ton of daily daylight research every few days for years in one location. I also had the luxury of living close enough to hoof it around my research areas day and night. It is the Sherwin Williams approach to BF research that you espouse and I am a member of the choir to whom you preach. The hairier members of "my choir" brought it on home often for a few numbers of years which makes the chase pretty cool and rewarding. Saturation bombing is alive and well; if you've got the time, BF's got the beer. The kicker was one day when i ridgewalked a line to allow me to capture early morning snowy tracks in a hot zone valley---end result: after a good sized hike, I was "cut-off" descending into the target zone by unmistable tree crashes, not unlike others I had experienced in the area but this one much more demonstrative in terms of intent and timing. Yours truly was up and out of there and on a major detour home.
  2. Key to understanding my post is sound interaction leading to communication. Not like they are doing quantum physics or anything but assuming you believe you have a captive audience it is one way of establishing contact without beating baseball bats on trees in the middle of the night. A lot of this work was done in daylight. I used various techniques including mixed up bird medleys, mockingbird on lsd varieties. I also used asymmetric hollow sounding percussive tones (some played one time). These tended to be remembered and improv'd upon and repeated back near me at 3 am some months later. It is what they call an aha experience. My premise is challenge them to some mental gymnastics and leave the mini-bats for T-ball teams.
  3. Old Dog, I disagree with your characterization that they are no more sensitive than sheep, goat, hogs, etc. They have superior eidetic and echoic long-term memory for very brief presentations sometimes experienced only one time. This puts them into a differing category of animal. They have an audiographic memory very much like the lyrebird and it persists over a long period of time. Stan Courtney has even encountered them mimicking weedeaters for example. Unlike the lyrebird they don't seem to have any limitations on the range and numbers of sounds they can recall. They can easily fool the originator of the sound they are recalling/imitating. Don't ask me how I know, because it has been a long haul to get there.
  4. Yeah but we find an occasional fossilized minihorse or miniaustralopith? Yep, I have hit deer at night and rolled them three or more times in slow motion headlight vision, they get up on their feet a little dazed and waltz off and you could not find them ten minutes later, that is low impact. My father hit a deer high impact on I-95 in southeast Maryland one night, and the policy (at least then) by the Maryland State Patrol is you track them and put them out of their misery, this one jumped a fence and was gone. Oh, yes, and he (my father) needed a new car thereafter.
  5. I believe there is some effort to recruit nurses, EMT's, health-care technicians to some extent into and onto some of these BFRO expeditions. I was on one with a pharmacist and a nurse to be specific. I am sure there are many other health care professionals on other trips. Didn't need any on my trip but it is always good to have them and not need them than go begging.
  6. I've watched Moneymaker in 2007 joust with Forest personnel claiming his "groups" were not truly paying for services. In that case he seemed to have forestalled the attempt to run the group off for permits/fees not paid. Others have run into similar situations and not had as good a luck. You can no longer leave game cams out on National Park properties or they (if found) are considered "refuse" if left 24 hrs or more I have learned and you forfeit them and get fined. That is unless you have proper professional/educational/scientific vetting going through a process with such entities.
  7. Two new events to do some deep thinking about! Take away, I have teams in the field everyday of the week!
  8. I had some familiarity with these grouse in the Colonel Bob Wilderness a few years back, it was extremely difficult to localize the ridges and such where the sounds were coming from but they communicated across river valleys there quite easily. Quite entertaining but so frequent they began to get on my nerves after awhile. Carlos was the King of Percussion for sure
  9. Right, I think there is a reason they are often seen in highway ditches (roadkill diving).
  10. Forgot to add within a hundred yards of making this discovery, I made a correlation with rock rolling in a creek in wee hours of night, yeah it could be raccoons but NO raccoons have this sense of synchronicity.
  11. Don't worry, when they want to get your attention, they will do more than tree knock, how about shake the hell out of a snag below your campsite vertically a hundred feet below at night that you had shaken for years before everyday you passed through the area in daylight hours. Yeah, they know you are there, if you make a habit of it; they know who you are, and they don't need to play "Stick Indian" to stick it to you. And, yes, in close proximity (within seconds) they use a mouth pop, rock clack kind of sound I have recorded and triangulated to three separate locations (at least on one lucky night), not likely a tree creaking, popping or cracking.
  12. All I know is I have an archaic tooth and it is hurting like hell right now.
  13. I knew willow trees had the aspirin derivatives but news to me poplar trees did too. Interesting. Sounds like they were into the pharmacopeia.
  14. I had a similar circumstance in High Uintas Utah. Post-camp after expedition members left afternoon before. Woke up early in camp explored the area. Off the grid camp, walked around, huge rock as you described missing and just a big hole, explored around.....rock never found but did find a fresh green Aspen break ten ft up with no others around either. I worked a honey hole for nearly 4-5 years. My tenth year anniversary comes up soon on my sighting. We will see what summer produces for the reunion.
  15. Agree on lightning and New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo of Philmont Scout Ranch (northeast/northcentral NM) one summer I was there it was scary, with multiple hits resulting in at least one death and some serious injury. I happened to be in that very storm directing scouts to what little cover we could gain while people at Cimaroncito above us were bombed. We were the lucky ones that day.