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

Camped at Jackass Meadow just below Florence Lake. I was tired from a long day of fishing and driving to Lake Edison, so I ate and fished a little more and retired for the evening. It was a full moon ...

July 2005

Fresno County California (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has daytime sighting near Huntington Lake

I was hunting at sample meadow above Huntington lake, I had just walked through a marshy area and had gotten into some dense pine trees when I spooked two deer up and I got a glimpse of them as they r...

October 2001

Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Hikers find footprints and hair near Huntington Lake

There were three of us hiking through the rock creek area of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Michael discovered the tracks and brought them to our attention. The tracks were heading in a northern directio...

September 2001

Klamath County Oregon (Class B) BFRO

Footsteps heard outside of camper trailer near Bear Valley National Bald Eagle Refuge

My brother and I were spending the night in our grandparents' camp trailer, which sat about 20 yards away from our parents' house. We were staying there because our other set of grandparents were borr...

October 1980

Orange County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Private contractor spots a tall tree-peeker during a meeting outside Orlando

This occurred southeast of Orlando. I was attending an on-site meeting for a new construction project in a very remote and undeveloped area southeast of Orlando. During the meeting, I kept noticing mo...

September 2011

Charlotte County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Fish stolen from a boat, possible knocks and vocalizations near Punta Gorda

I have a few, where I live in Charlotte county, borders the web reserve, and is woods for miles and miles, when I started to build my home, just after hurricane Charlie, I had an rv trailer on my prop...

January 2012

Alberta Canada (Class B) BFRO

Possible Vocalizations heard in Southern Alberta

During the summer of 1991 or 92, I made a call to our local fish and wildlife to ask what could be making these noises I had heard in the coolies near my home. I was told it most likely was a mountain...

January 1992

Rapides Parish Louisiana (Class A) BFRO

Witnesses saw Creature next to a Broken Tree

This was in the early 80s,late spring early summer. i was still in High school ( Graduated in 1983) Myself my two brothers and my best friend and his two brothers were in a field with our dogs goofing...

June 1980

Steuben County Indiana (Class B) BFRO

Possible daylight sighting by a law enforcement officer standing in his yard near Fremont

I saw what I thought was a very large hunter walking out of the woods next to our house. The only problem was he was not wearing any orange and for some strange reason was wearing a very shaggy ghilli...

November 2012

British Columbia Canada (Class B) BFRO

Photographer is "escorted" out of the woods between Osoyoos & Greenwood

It was a few weeks after Christmas and I was out taking pictures for some new projects. I was offroad about 15 miles with 12"-14" snow on the logging road. I have driven these roads many times through...

January 2004