Elk hunters report possible sasquatch encounters in "Bugle" magazine.
In the November/December
2002 (Volume 19 Issue 6) issue of "Bugle" magazine, publication
of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, several writers shared their possible
encounters with sasquatch.
Other articles in this addition of "Bugle" also dealt with possible sasquatch activity. Experienced bow hunter James Slack of Farmington, New Mexico wrote in his article of finding a very large, human-like track in a sandy wash while bowhunting elk in the mountains of northern New Mexico. (This would have occurred not too far south of the sighting experience of author David Petersen in Colorado)
Chris Mortenson of Avon, Utah wrote an article titled "Keeping an Open Mind" about an experience he had while hunting elk near the Utah-Idaho border. Mortenson describes a long series of incredibly loud animal sounds he heard, "a very loud, low-pitched sound that I had never heard before---like a cross between a shout and a growl" with each blast of noise "lasting maybe one or two seconds". He could hear the animal, as it seemed to approach him, screaming and popping brush and limbs. Mortenson wrote "The most eerie thing about the noise was the sheer volume?" He also wrote, "What I heard that October day was not an elk, moose, cougar, bear, wolf, coyote or anything else I have ever heard in the wild".
bow hunter Terry Coon of Nampa, Idaho wrote an article titled "It
Had to Be Big," which details an experience he had while bowhunting
elk in Oregon in 1991. Coon describes how he began bugling on his elk
bugle in hopes of luring a bull elk, but the answering call was not an
elk but rather "the loudest and longest scream that I have ever heard".
The screaming thing kept screaming then began to loudly approach Mr. Coon
and his wife with a steady walking sound. Coon wrote "The scream
that erupted would make the hair on your entire body stand straight out.
Whatever it was, - was clearly outraged by my bugle". He also wrote
"in all my years in the mountains, I have never heard such a sound".
The couple departed hastily in fear after the outraged screamer loudly
circled them off trail in the underbrush to within 50 or 60 yards.
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