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Geographical Index > United States > Illinois > Union County > Report # 59073
 
Report # 59073  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Bow hunter has another daylight sighting from his stand near Alto Pass
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YEAR: 2013

SEASON: Fall

MONTH: November

DATE: 12

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Union County

NEAREST TOWN: Alto Pass

OBSERVED: I was sitting in my deer stand at 10 in the morning. I heard something going through the brush and observed a solid black 8 foot tall animal walking across a small clearing. It walked 30 to 40 feet to get through the clearing and it was 40 yards from my deer stand. It was muscular with broad shoulders.

As I was in my deer stand and did not make any sounds I don't believe it knew I was there and it never looked in my direction.


OTHER WITNESSES: No

OTHER STORIES: I had one more encounter at this location 2 weeks earlier.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10 a.m.

ENVIRONMENT: Thick brush and hardwoods.


Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In summary:

The witness watched from his deer stand an upright animal walk across a clearing.
The animal was 40 yards away
The animal was 8 foot tall.
The animal had a muscular build with wide shoulders.
The animal was solid black in coloring.

The witness's first sighting, two weeks earlier, can be read here:

BFRO Report # 57880


About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.

Stan Courtney can be reached at illinois@bfro.net



 
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