Manistee County, Michigan

Near Copemish

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Manistee County Michigan (Class B) BFRO

November mid 1990's

We deer hunt in a very remote and thickly wooded swamp. It is very difficult to walk through, not because of lots of water or mud, but there are fallen trees and dense small trees and brush. My encounter occurred very deep in the swamp, almost 1/2 of a mile from the closest road or field. I had been in a ground blind (a clump of fallen trees) all afternoon and I was facing south. It was getting dark and I had heard some noises (not uncommon for dusk with all the animals in there) to the NE. I waited until it was completely dark or a little after and abruptly started getting ready to depart. I was on my knees packing up my gear and made alot of noise and flashlight movement. After about 5-10 seconds I was shocked by the sound of a massive animal crashing through the woods to the NE headed South. It got a little closer as it ran by at about 20 yards at the closest and I heard it for about 40-50 yards. I immediately thought "there is a huge hunter with no flashlight running at me" which o...

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Manistee County Michigan (Class B) BFRO

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April 2012

Manistee County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting of a white creature while walking near Thompsonville

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May 1999

Manistee County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

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November 2009

Manistee County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

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Snohomish County Washington (Class A) BFRO

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Douglas County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

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August 2004

Siskiyou County California (Class A) BFRO

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December 1993

Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

June 1984 Manatee County FL Late evening sighting by 9 yr/old camper off Little Manatee River in Ruskin

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June 1984

Broome County New York (Class A) BFRO

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Teton County Wyoming (Class A) BFRO

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June 2000

Pulaski County Arkansas (Class A) BFRO

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Marion County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

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