Fresno County, California

Near Shaver Lake

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

October 2006

It was late October 2006. My hunting partner and I were deer hunting near Heart Lake, which is located off the John Muir Trail behind Florence Lake. We'd been back there for almost a week looking for the elusive Big Daddy Buck that we've hunted religiously for the last three years. We were high up on this ridge just before nightfall. We were hiking back to our base camp and heard a loud bellowing howl that sent a shiver down our spines. We looked at each other with confused looks on our faces, not knowing what that sound was. We decided to hurry back to camp, but we heard another howl, but closer this time. We saw Big Daddy Buck running down the opposite ridge side, and busting through brush, not caring if hunters spotted him. Then again, we heard that bellowing howl, and saw on top of the ridge a dark silhouette that looked like a bear standing on its hind feet. I brought my rifle scope to my eye to take aim on this so-called bear. As I looked through the scope, I realized it was no b...

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Hikers describe possible stalking and vocalizations the John Muir Wilderness

I would like to start with my background as a backpacker and hunter. I go to the Sierra Nevada Mountains about 1 and a half hours outside of Fresno, California. Last summer around the time of the sigh...

July 2006

Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Camper hears nightime vocalizations near Florence Lake

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July 2005

Fresno County California (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has daytime sighting near Huntington Lake

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October 2001

Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Hikers find footprints and hair near Huntington Lake

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September 2001

York County Maine (Class B) BFRO

Possible track way found in the snow in Vaughn Woods State Park east of Dover

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Sumner County Kansas (Class A) BFRO

Close roadside encounter of juvenile biped animal near South Haven

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March 2003

Snohomish County Washington (Class B) BFRO

Rocks and growls spook carpenters working at a home with ongoing activity near Stanwood

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November 2013

Conejos County Colorado (Class A) BFRO

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June 1994

Itasca County Minnesota (Class A) BFRO

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Clackamas County Oregon (Class B) BFRO

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August 2009

Litchfield County Connecticut (Class B) BFRO

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Coconino County Arizona (Class B) BFRO

Camping couple hears loud nighttime vocalizations near Knoll Lake

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