Fresno County, California

Near Shaver Lake

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

July 2006

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 sighting, I made about 11 trips to numerous places. This is what I do. I feel I have a good knowledge of the outdoors, and I have becomes quite at home in the wilderness. On Friday, July 14, 2006 my friends, Jason and one other person who has asked me to exclude his name from this report, started out on a backpacking trip to Hobler Lake in the John Muir Wilderness. We started off our hike a little late in the day, about 5:00 pm, on the Maxsom trailhead, just on the east side of Courtright Reservoir. We were hiking for about an hour, this being about 6:00 pm in the day. It was dusk when we noticed something moving parallel to us in the woods. It was hard to make out what it was because of the terrain consisting of dense wooded areas with evergreen trees. It had a reddish brown color, an...

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Possible sighting and howls heard by deer hunters in John Muir Wilderness

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

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Lewis County Washington (Class B) BFRO

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Tillman County Oklahoma (Class A) BFRO

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