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  1. Bringing my requisite camp carbine; a Henry Black in .45 Colt with a weapon light and red dot. Great little rifle... On my hip at all times will be my Springfield Armory XD-M OSP Elite 3.8" 10mm loaded with 200 grain HSM "bear Loads". I'm the most dangerous thing in the woods, lol.
    3 points
  2. Got up North a short ways for an overnight grouse hunt/ BF walkabout in an area with a relatively recent Class B. Covered about 12 miles on foot, down 2-track and overgrown logging spurs. Heard 2 grouse and a gaggle of turkeys, all remained unscathed, by me at least, though I saw no one else while I was there. Very little coyote sign and no owls heard but did have a visitor in camp. M.O. per the usual, after dinner at dusk, which consisted of 2 Imperial ales and jalepeno-lime tortilla chips while sitting at camp along the shore of a small pond amidst a troop of late warblers and a winter wren--catching and eating stuff a little more substantial, I started walking again down the 2 track I parked off of. Went about 3/4 mile in either direction in the gathering darkness then up an overgrown spur til I was lightly impaled in the face because I don't like using a light. Maundered back to camp by 9:15 got set up for sleeping in the back, turned in to read lying down using a small book lamp, windows open and about 2' from the treeline and woods. 15 min later I hear a twig snap and light movement about 20' into the mostly spruce/ balsam trees and underbrush. Turn off the book lamp, grab flashlight and wait in anticipation to see what's coming at me. My head is below the 1/2 open window (they slide front to back), looking out and up at the silhouette of trees against the starry sky, a tad more sound then the whole window frame goes dark, all blotted out by a massive creature that I don't even hear. Hit the light to see a big ole bull moose with quite a rack 6" from the truck strolling by. He turns back to give me a glare as I'm clearly parked on his turf. Cool sighting. Recorder out, lasted about 6 hours with nary a peep of out-of-the-ordinary nor even ordinary night sounds. Next day spent taking the old shotgun for a walk, lots and lots of moose tracks, bear tracks in a couple of places, no coyote tracks nor scat. Snapping turtles look like they had a good hatch by a sandy patch down by the river but no BF sign. Moose squeezed by there on the R side Nice little pond: 2-track getting re-claimed: The old J.P. Sauer & Son, taking a break like a gen z'er, it's done no work:) Great little brook, flows out of a bog at the base a ridge top covered in house sized glacial erratics, bear den central:
    3 points
  3. I wanted to update about my trip. I went to the State Park, and kayaked probably a mile or a little more. The creek was rather full of fallen trees and limbs. I went on Thursday September 15th. I was using an inflatable kayak. I have to say, I am extremely impressed with it. I kept hearing branches and rocks scraping from underneath that I could not see in the murky water. After the trip I closely examined the bottom and I could not find any rough spots. For $100, I think I already have gotten my money value from it. On Thursday, after a little over a mile, I had to turn around because there was a huge tree all the way across the creek, and even though I could have scaled the tree trunk and re-embarked the kayak on the other side during the day time, I knew there was no safe way to do that at night. I set out apples during the day, and scoped out a place to come back at night. I identified a stretch of creek that was about 2 football fields long, that had deeper water, fewer trees and limbs, and I felt that it was clean enough to navigate in an inflatable kayak in the dark. So that night I returned. I had to park and then walk down about a half mile service road to get to the spot on the creek to where I would have a clear 200 yards to drift in and listen. I heard nothing unusual while traveling on foot on the service road. I got in the creek with my inflatable kayak, and got positioned with a "weed grabber" kayak anchor that clamps on to any weeds or tree limbs sticking out of the water. Then I would turn off my red headlamp and listen in the dark. After about 15 minutes I would turn on my headlamp, look around, then drift about 40 yards or so, find another "grabber anchor" point, and do it all over again. The creek was fairly low, and the biggest thing I noticed is that when I turned my red headlamp on, you could see thousands of sparkling spider eyes all over the banks. It literally looked like thousands of tiny reflecting diamonds. You would not believe how many wolf spiders are on the banks of a creek at night. I was on the water in the dark for about 2 hours. All I heard were acorns falling into the water. At one point, I heard a small branch cascading down through the tree limbs on its way to splashing in the water. The current story going around the state park is that Bigfoot throws rocks at you and you can hear them plop loudly in the creek. The loudest sound I heard was about 50 feet from me, when 2 large bass popped the water. I have heard that sound many times fishing. I have heard bass do that and I have even seen and heard large catfish come to the surface and do that. It sounded like large fist sized rocks ka-plunking into the water. It made me wonder, are people coming out here who have never heard a bass pop a frog or bug on the surface, and because Bigfoot is supposedly in the park, they automatically assume the noise is a bigfoot? The next day, my grown son came and we kayaked the creek again in the daylight, to check the piles of apples I had put out. Nothing had disturbed them. We also hiked for several miles, and did not see anything outside of normal. All in all, it was a super relaxing and fun trip, and time spent Friday with my grown son outdoors. As they way, a "bad day" bigfooting is a wonderful day in God's creation. I think I will turn my attention to the Uwharries. They are a little closer to me, and I have actually seen a print and heard a noise that I could not identify there. Thank you everyone for the input and advice you gave before my trip.
    1 point
  4. I wondered if anyone has seen this picture before. I've been doing some digging around the last few weeks about three toed tracks and came across this pic. I could not find any background about it, so it's not known if it's supposed to be real or not, or where the track was found, etc. I was hoping someone on here might know something about it. Besides the cast only having three toes, the heel portion appears to have a deformity since it's not in alignment with the rest of the cast/track. There also appears to be a mid tarsal break going across the middle of the cast. It isn't real easy to see but it shows up a little better in a smaller size pic. The track/cast is also rather wide compared to it's length. I'll say this for the the cast: If it isn't real, somebody came up with very unusual ideas for a track and cast. In a scenario that it's not real, I've wondered how likely is it that someone would come up with the idea of making a track with only three toes, along with a deformed heel portion. Because it's likely a lot of people wouldn't believe a sasquatch could even have a foot with only three toes. In a scenario that it's real, a pic of a trackway would have been nice.
    1 point
  5. Hello from Pennsylvania. I've been interested ever since I was a kid and 3 years ago got the opportunity to manage roughly 3000 acres of heavily wooded, mountainous property mostly by myself. I've had a couple of handful of things happen, mostly odd noises or trees "falling" in a particular way. Pretty much here to learn what i can and hopefully contribute something.
    1 point
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  7. Love that Henry! I'm a sucker for lever guns.
    1 point
  8. On Sunday, I retrieved two trail cams and relocated them to a new spot. When I was scouting around the new area, and deciding whether it would be a good one to choose, I came across this anomaly. Not sure it is a footprint. Closeby, there was another one similar to this one. It is in a pine forest where pine needles have created a floor that is almost impenetrable. I jumped on one foot next to this print and could not make a mark on the forest floor. There is a bit of a spring to it as you walk across it. Not sure it is anything but thought I would take a picture and see if anyone had a thought about it.
    1 point
  9. Found our official snack!!!
    1 point
  10. Queen Elizabeth 'was fascinated by Bigfoot legend' | Entertainment | kdhnews.com The Killeen Daily HeraldView the full article
    1 point
  11. In small populations, things can go wrong with digits. https://www.momoafrica.com/vadoma-the-ostrich-tribe-with-rare-two-toes/
    1 point
  12. Yes, the eyes were blinking.
    1 point
  13. I wanted to post up a thread to wish @joebeelart a speedy recovery after taking a fall where loose rock jumped up and bit him, not usually the way it happens to a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot. But seriously, he will need some PT for a disk and tailbone issue and he needs our prayers and well wishes for a speedy session of recovery. Please let Joe know how much we value him and his contributions to the field of Bigfoot and not a better time to buy the The Oregon Bigfoot Highway! You purchased this item on April 21, 2015 Let's say hello to his wife, who has supported him through thick, thin, and phlegm; Sharon, who edited and published the maps for his book too! https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Bigfoot-Highway-Joe-Beelart/dp/0692380817 Thanks Joe and Sharon for your support and for your support of Amtrak!
    1 point
  14. Planning on heading into the mountains for an impromptu overnight camping trip this weekend. My plan is to take my 4Runner to a remote spot and just camp out of it. I have a twin-size air mattress that I hope will be comfy with the rear seats folded down. I used a tape measure and there is right at 6' of room. I am 6'2", so figure sleeping at an angle will be fine. It will likely get below freezing at the elevation I'm thinking of, so sleeping in the confined space of the 4Runner with engine heat available and in a good sleeping bag and thick comforter should be fine. I will be absolutely alone, with no dog or girlfriend to keep me company. Should be good for attracting the attention of any BF in the area. I plan on sitting around a campfire, with a good whiskey, some good tunes on the satellite radio, and will have a Go-Pro and new Samsung Galaxy Ultra 21 phone at the ready. I would love to hear some wolf howls, but a wood knock would be really cool. I had a conversation with a co-worker about his BF experience when hunting a couple of years ago and he heard grunts, roars, and howls that he could feel in his gut. He said whatever was making the noise was under 50 yards from his tent in the middle of nowhere in WA state. I would love to have a similar experience, but he was visibly shaken when recounting what he and his dad went through that night. Just another BF witness that will never go public with their encounter and still unable to acknowledge that BF is real, despite their own incredible encounter.
    1 point
  15. Just last week I decided to see how the other half live and listened to interviews with Janice Carter quickly followed by one with Tood Standing. Blinky, the magical Sylvanic Valley and all his other nonsense over the years aside (if that's possible)... The interview gave an insight into his mindset and it wasn't pretty. From the current shenanigans where he wants us to believe he's going to stop billionaire hunters from harvesting a bigfoot single-handedly. To the very strong and unwavering belief that he will be the one to prove BF with irrefutable HD footage (clearly forgot about his already existing irrefutable headshots of BF). As tempting as it may be I for one would not be going into the wilderness with this guy on one of his 'expeditions'. Certainly there is something a little broken with Todd. Very sad case.
    1 point
  16. Good thinking. I don't remember whether it was left or right but, for whatever reason was that now eludes me, I didn't think at the time the two were connected.
    1 point
  17. Hi everyone, long time lurker named Buck. Never had an encounter but have been fascinated by this topic since childhood.
    1 point
  18. I am an attorney and realistically, I do not believe a jury would convict you for shooting a BF, particularly since the public primarily sees them as "monsters". Also, It would not be difficult to prove self-defense since you could say you were in fear for your life. I doubt that any DA would pursue prosecution unless the DA wanted the publicity, but it might turn out to be bad publicity or ridicule.
    1 point
  19. Bow or Gun? Still, he is a nice taker. Have they ever found his sheds? The ones in Michigan are built like horses. Even these 4 pointers. They are all corn fed, with acorns in the fall. Man, I really miss that. Thanks for those pictures .
    1 point
  20. @norseman Man, he's has a nice rack! Small body but nice rack. Must still be young. Are you going after him or are you going to let him get bigger? His neck still looks small. But again, hard to judge from a picture. Either way, Nice Buck. Also, you have a nice bear in your other pictures. He looks big. That bear looks like he has some age to him. Nice! Big Head
    1 point
  21. Hi all! I'm Pamela Stabler from The Woodlands, Texas, been lurking for a long time.
    1 point
  22. Good eyes, @wiiawiwb, thanks for sharing the photos. Without the expertise of many here I would simply share that whatever made the prints seems to have considerable heft.
    1 point
  23. I called the US Fish and Game and asked them about taking a type specimen. What I learned. 1) They only administered federal wildlife refuge areas. https://www.fws.gov/program/national-wildlife-refuge-system BLM, Forest Service, etc defers to state wildlife agencies. Except for the Park Service. 2) They handle customs importation of animal skins, horns, feathers, etc of species. 3) They only give out permits for studying species to accredited scientists. Laymen need not apply. Our local refuge is this one… https://www.fws.gov/refuge/little-pend-oreille/visit-us/locations/little-pend-oreille-national-wildlife-refuge
    1 point
  24. I have mine! I bought it at the Silver Dollar Bar in Montana. I’m positive it’s valid!
    1 point
  25. Not sure if this matters to anyone, but it did to me. But Dennis unfortunately passed away this past week. Hope to continue somehow in this area in the future, but we are pretty bummed out about it.
    1 point
  26. Heal quickly, @joebeelart. Tailbone issues are a pain in the butt.
    1 point
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