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

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 ...

October 2006

Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

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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

Putnam County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Man remembers his daytime sighting as a youth living south of Hennepin

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November 1986

Fairbanks County Alaska (Class A) BFRO

Witness observers 6 foot, shaggy, dark brown creature off Richardson Hwy

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September 1964

Pierce County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Lake Tapps

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October 1975

Peoria County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of daytime encounter near Farmdale Park

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Forest County Wisconsin (Class A) BFRO

Sighting by young fisherman at dusk on Wabikon Lake

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July 1983

Vernon Parish Louisiana (Class A) BFRO

Five year old boy approached by a large, bi-pedal animal covered in dark hair

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January 1979

Summit County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls early evening sighting near Brandywine Ski Resort

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Colfax County New Mexico (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has nighttime sighting below Raton Pass

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January 2005