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Geographical Index > United States > Washington > Pierce County > Report # 1589
Report # 1589  (Class B)
Submitted by witness Dennis K. Chapman on Tuesday, April 27, 1999.
Two hunters find large track
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YEAR: 1979

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: November

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Pierce County

LOCATION DETAILS: Clearwater Wilderness area.

NEAREST TOWN: Greenwater


OBSERVED: My partner and I were hunting the late deer hunt in Nov. We were hunting a blowdown area near a large stand of old growth timber. When we came up on some very large tracks not bear and not human. My partner and I both have been hunters and woodsman since we could barley walk. Neither of us had ever seen tracks like these. The strangest part was the woods became very silent, no birds nothing I looked at my partner and said I know something is watching us I got the same feeling I would get in VietNam. We never saw what made the track but we left the area very hastily.

OTHER WITNESSES: Deer hunting the late season early morning.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: The weather was very cold and unusal for Washington State, a dry powder snow.

ENVIRONMENT: Blowdown area just outside a stand of old growth Fir trees. Creek running through the blowdown timber.

A & G References: Pg. 64, D2

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