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  1. Up a little ways N yesterday for some bog trotting in an area about centrally located between 2 sightings of very differently described creatures, tall, lanky reddish haired adult with shorter assumed juvenile crossing the road and a dark colored, stout individual sighted from a canoe as it stepped up onto a shoreline boulder. About 20 miles apart as the crow flies. Didn't see any BF sign but plenty of color and Northern Pitcher plant: walking old woods roads, giant lichen/moss covered glacial erratics back in here along with old bear tracks crossed
    9 points
  2. This morning I went to an area I go to on occasion that is a hair south of one of my favorite places. It has ponds, steep hills, and lots of wildlife. I was poking around areas that were wet and came upon one area where I saw a print. It was mostly submerged but had the classic footprint shape. I took several pictures of it which I've included below. As you will see, there is a lot of leaf litter this time year so prints are not as clearly defined as they would without leaves. I spent a fair amount of time trying to find other prints and think I may have seen another one but it
    8 points
  3. Last Saturday, I finally got out in the H3 to an area I hadn't visited in about 20 years. It involves a steep climb up one creek drainage, a traverse along a very rough ridgeline trail, and an even steeper descent down the next creek drainage to the north. Total distance is not much more than 10km (6.2mi), but it took from 11AM to 4Pm to drive that distance, with stops to check for tracks and scat. It was overcast and showery all day, with a smattering of snow along the 6,000 ft. ridge, but even the limited views were great, looking down on the Chilliwack River valley on one side of the ridge,
    8 points
  4. I managed to get out for a half day adventure today. I wasn't sure the trails would be passable after yesterday's strong winds, but I didn't encounter any downed trees, just tons of leaves and bits of evergreen boughs littered everywhere. I chose one of my favorite trails off the Harrison East FSR, a branch road that I managed to bag a nice fork horn buck on a few years ago. That luck didn't hold today, as all I saw was squirrels and small birds, plus one small member of the weasel family that played peekaboo with me in a pile of broken rock for a few minutes, from about 4 yards aw
    7 points
  5. Just got back from spending 2 weeks on the Maine Downeast coast. The coolest thing was on the rocks at the shore line. I think it was waiting for us to get there. It was about 7 ft. tall and quite a work of art like I've never seen. The only thing holding it together was gravity, two days later the wind kicked up to 40 mph! and blew "Poseidon" over: And then the wind toppled it over:
    7 points
  6. I came across a beaver dam in a very small pond created by these engineering wonders. There is a creek which flows into it and one that flows out of it. I put a trailcam on both ends and should capture anything that enters the creek area. We'll see.
    6 points
  7. I think I found my ugly Christmas sweater! https://www.gearliberty.com/products/bigfoot-ugly-sweatshirt-for-bigfoot-lovers-on-christmas-time-0095-t5vth0078?fbclid=IwAR20mXn17tK6uORM81CTuMFkQBfdyh50VUUs4Hu5pJ-QnocHpHviQ9Q78do
    6 points
  8. Cool track find! We were up there a few weeks ago, the park was packed so stealth camped at the end of the road in the refuge, don't tell anyone. Over here following day, which was packed also, at least 100 cars all down the road, last time there, had it to ourselves: Only sign of our quarry:
    5 points
  9. Here's my Grandpa in Italy, but he's wearing his 1911. He preferred it to the revolver.
    4 points
  10. Date and Time- Saturday, October 17, 2020; 11am - 4pm Weather- spectacular 65°F, partly cloudy and very nice Location - a nearby reservoir What Happened - NorthWind and I went out to check out the muddy banks of a local reservoir. We saw prints from the road but when we hiked down there, it was from a person and their dog. Then, further on, we saw someone/something duck back into a big drainage tunnel from across the river. This one was questionable. It most likely was a person who climbed down there and in the tunnel for some reason, but dang, it looked like a squatch from w
    4 points
  11. I grew up 80 miles South of Coeur D'Alene and moved back here a few years ago. Most beautiful country you will find. However, it's been sad to see that area get invaded by Californians and change from a sleepy resort town to San Diego. Spokane is referred to as Spokompton or Spokanistan. I would never live in either town. I would look a little further North in Sandpoint or Bonner's Ferry. The increased snow has kept the California invasion to a minimum. My company has a field office in Spokane. We have dozens of such offices all over the country and world. The mo
    4 points
  12. Fill your boots..;) Green - Spring Red - Summer Brown - Fall Blue - Winter All Reports are from 2000 to the present day.
    4 points
  13. IMG_1278.MOV IMG_1279.MOV Giant photo dump, sorry! Lots of elk, could have shot three branch antlered bulls. Forest is crawling with elk and sign. Never saw someone bolt a chair to a stump to hunt them. They are that regular here. Popular spot though. No bear sign and one old cougar track. Stark contrast to my neck of the woods. We heard one weird call one night. Kinda a scream yell? A fair amount of hunters in the woods so who knows?
    4 points
  14. Sometimes in the field you win and others times you come home empty. Returned today from an overnight. It was really windy and en route to a spot I wanted to stay, a dead branch from high up on a tree broke free, hit a low branch, spun, then hit the side of my face like a baseball club. Almost knocked me out. Cut and bloody, I decided to shorten my trek and get to a lean-to a mile away where I felt safe from falling objects. It was really strange. Howling winds during the day, at sunset the winds had died down, then picked back all up night long. It was a good call to stay at the
    4 points
  15. As long as you know it's only entertainment, not a serious attempt at finding Bigfoot, it's ok. It's helped spread the word and get more interested, so it's not all bad.
    4 points
  16. A distinguished BFF member who wants to remain anonymous has donated another $250 for the contest. The prize is now $1,750. Thank You! (you know who you are)
    4 points
  17. Cobscook State Park with two trips through the Mooselook Wildlife Refuge. Coyote and Moose prints below:
    4 points
  18. Went scouting for elk yesterday and it was beautiful out. Only saw one other vehicle the entire day. Unfortunately, not a single sign of any BF activity. Fortunately, lots of elk activity. The last photo is of a cow elk at around 700 yards away.
    4 points
  19. @NatFoot "The wolflike canid that ranges from Ohio to the Carolinas and northeast to Newfoundland and Labrador is not a coyote, but a hybrid of the coyote, wolf and domestic dog. The animal that we call coyote is more aptly named “coywolf”. Coywolves were first documented in Canada in the early 20th century and by the 1930’s they had reached Maine. The L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley contains a strange looking specimen purported to be a wolf killed in Calais, Maine around 1910. It looks nothing like the coy wolves of today. The fact that Maine’s coywolves are hybrids of coyotes a
    3 points
  20. Carried by my grandfather in WWII as a tank crewman and the inspiration for the Brad Pitt sidearm in the movie "Fury"...
    3 points
  21. I've only been hit by something once. It was a piece of stick about 6 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. There were no trees overhead but some pretty close. It hit going horizontally, but it was just enough to make me say "huh" and turn around in time to see it hit the ground, didn't hurt. The speed it was moving .. was like a gentle underhand toss you'd make to a 4-5 year old kid just learning to catch .. almost dropping it into their hands. The nearest concealment of any sort was 10-12 feet away. Makes it kind of spooky having something that close undetected .. yet realizing
    3 points
  22. I bought a new knife, a low end Marttiini. It's really nice.
    3 points
  23. Just a bit north/northeast of there is where my wife and I saw our first suspect tree structures. Just west of there is where she got touched through our car window by "something", and the next morning there was a very large handprint on our car.
    3 points
  24. Freak I am, cuz I prefer Pepsi and pan pizza, but in reality, I hate soda. The only reason I chose Pepsi is because the census wouldn't allow me to pass on the question. Pizza should be consumed with dark beer or red wine.
    3 points
  25. Drove some backcountry farm roads today testing out my new tires. Lots of mud and fresh tracks, but all belonged to deer and coyotes. Tires performed amazingly well, though.
    3 points
  26. Date & Time - Saturday October 9, 2020 all day basically Location - 200 mile road trip, through the Oregon Cascades Weather - 65°F, occasional rain What Happened- NorthWind and I went out to see some of our research areas that burned, but we were unable to get there due to road closures due to the aftermath of the fires. So, we went on a drive to Clear Lake, Fish Lake, several sections of a lava tube and Sahalie Falls. Alas, not a sign of a sasquatch anywhere. But it was a lot of fun! Sahalie Falls is above. Below - some pix of the burned out areas.
    3 points
  27. And with that stellar argument, ^^ the man proves a negative---all by himself, right here on a BFF thread. A round of applause ladies and gentleman, that is some top notch scientific thinking!!
    3 points
  28. I did get out for part of the day today, but not for mulies in the cascades, as I got a late start, so my daughter and I just went into the nearby coast mountains, above the town of Hope, where the elusive deep woods blacktails (and sasquatch) hang out. It was drizzly and cloudy from 10AM to 2PM, then the clouds really socked in, and the rain got heavy enough that it wasn't worth stay in the high country, so we headed back downhill about 5000 ft to the highway and home. At the crest of the ridge we got into light snow, on the ground, and falling, but found no tracks in it. The only sign we fou
    3 points
  29. How about a policy of banned for life if you hit -100?
    3 points
  30. I have tried various olfactory signaling approaches in the past in the way of horse hair, horse blankets, store bought animal scents and smelly gifting items. I was in a drugstore, waiting in a long line and in my boredom, scanned the numerous offerings. 'Estrogen supplement treatments'. Anyone want to take one for the team and bulk up on estrogen? Possible side effects are talking and driving with one foot on the brake and one foot on the gas. Might help with preventing Alzheimer's too. Be sure to wear iron underwear.
    3 points
  31. It's been a long day and night. Getting ready to go to bed, but wanted to share this. Hopefully you can make out the toe prints in this picture. The water made it difficult to capture on film. It has the same shape and size as the print I posted above from the track line. On top of that, the reflection of the trees above in the water filling the is beautiful.
    3 points
  32. Most of the time I am quiet and listening once it becomes dark. I will often, but not always, leave camp after sunset but before total darkness and spend an hour or two at a location I've decided on earlier in the day. There, I will sit quietly, be still, and listen for any noise the forest gives me. A thermal imager will be with me and I will be scanning the woods and focusing on areas I hear movement or other sound. At some point during the night, I will do a single wood knock and just listen for a response. When I've decided that being away from camp is not paying
    2 points
  33. Hundreds of thousands of gorillas existed in relatively accessible coastal areas of Africa during thousands of years of Europeans sailing by. Over the eons, literally millions of native Africans knew of these creatures and even hunted, killed, and ate them. Documented legends of these gorillas reached Europe over 2000 years ago from travelers to the region. Yet it wasn't until just 166 years ago (@ 100 years before my birth) that the European knowledge gatekeepers accepted the existence of gorillas. Think about that for a moment. European slave traders had been moving millions of A
    2 points
  34. Checked out an area that is contiguous to an assumed riverway travel corridor. Walked a mile or so down the trail last night before the storm came in. Today was a daylight recon down the atv/utv access through this fairly prime habitat. There was a sighting of an adult and a juvenile crossing a road not far from here around this time of year 2006. Outside of great habitat we saw a few grouse, turkey and a pair of beaver: Ended up at a wind turbine site with some new ones going up. Striking a pose for scale--that crane is loaded with 16 10 t
    2 points
  35. We had a honey hole two miles out of town on private land that a herd would frequent during hunting season. Hunted there for about a decade and got some decent bulls... Then the elderly landowner leased out the land to a guy running cattle and he decided that we were no longer welcome. That was two years ago and nobody has gotten an elk since. Wolves have changed the elk's behavior and made them harder to hunt, along with impacting their numbers.
    2 points
  36. Last day of muzzleloader. Sitting overlooking this old burn. Wish me luck!
    2 points
  37. No firearm and something goes through the camp touching the tent. Yikes. How everyone fell asleep is beyond me. I find it difficult to sleep when I'm sasquatching but eventually, early into the morning, I'll doze off. I don't want to miss anything. It would be disconcerting to know that when you're in camp, you're still within their reach whenever they want. Great idea. I think I will try to start doing that. When in camp, put the sound recorder in a location and just let it run. I'm heading out tomorrow for an overnight and will just put the recorder out the
    2 points
  38. The friend I often backpack with is a lifelong hunter and bigfoot enthusiast. We do a bit of research together .. mostly compare notes and call on each other when we need brainstorming. In 1998, long before I met any of them, he and another of his friends hiked into the area I now research for a couple days of swimming and fishing. In those days they were not "packing" on such trips. Some "somethings" tromped through the corner of the camp spot, stopped, and one broke away from the group approaching the tent, touched it, dragged its hand across the fabric, and exchanged "mu
    2 points
  39. It was a show designed to appeal to the broadest base possible in order to attract advertisers who bought commercial spots to sell cat litter and toilet paper. For people who were not overly interested in the subject, it was fascinating...as shown by its popularity and longevity. Not a lot there for those of us who are consumed with the subject or those who hate the standard reality tv formula. But, we are not their target audience. A lot of custom motorcycle mechanics probably didn't watch that Orange County Choppers show either. It did present the Bigfoot phenome
    2 points
  40. Then you wouldn't need to tree knock to find a BF. Just head towards the laughing
    2 points
  41. It's all fun and games until you get dragged off into the forest to be a 'woods wife'.
    2 points
  42. It's only $20/year. We'd love to have you. https://bigfootforums.com/pmp/
    2 points
  43. Oh yeah, nothing against Turkish manufacture, just the marketing schizzle. They probably intend Ed Abbey's definition of patriot, which is the one I subscribe to.
    2 points
  44. The area sounds great with little foot traffic, if any, except for you. I agree that it's very easy to hop-scotch around to various locations and not fully investigate and get to know any one area. I enjoy poking around, trying to read the landscape, to see what's been through. What looks out of place, grasses pushed, leaves bent, moss slightly displaced, anything that will tell me something has been there. Some of the guys I've gone with over the years want to do more of the glitzy stuff which, admittedly, is more fun. Get in, get it revved up, see what happens, then
    2 points
  45. Date & Time - Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 7pm to 11pm Location - the Oregon Cascades, the "Hairy Creek" area Weather - Partially clear sky, no wind, 65 degrees. Utterly gorgeous. Moonlight. What Happened - NorthWind and I went out to the "Hairy Creek " area. We found stuff there, but we want to research the exciting area more and have more to post. It's also a -difficult - area to share, do hang in there and we'll have more posts.
    2 points
  46. This thread doesnt speak too well for the exist camp. We have members explaining the awful smell, even some as BO and not rotting flesh. Couple the smell from a bear with the "hair on the back of the neck" feeling or "feeling watched" and that's just a prey instinct with a large animal nearby....that's also very stinky. That explains a TON of Class B's.
    2 points
  47. Some more pics of the camper.
    2 points
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