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COUNTY: Jackson County
LOCATION DETAILS: Just West of Crater Lake National Park near Union creek.
OBSERVED: I was deer hunting on the east slope of a very steep hillside & saw movement about 70 yards down & away from me. I started to bring my rifle up but realized it was too dark & tall to be a deer. I saw this "thing" walk through the trees & even though it was very dry & crunchy in the woods it made no sound. I saw it walk very briskly for about 40 yards and then turned down the slope & out of sight.
ALSO NOTICED: The following day in an area a few miles away we found unusually large dung piles (full of berry remains)& my hunting partner & I thought they were from a very big bear & even then thought it would be difficult for a bear to pass such a large diameter stool.
OTHER WITNESSES: Deer Hunting
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Second day of deer season, aproximately 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT: Approx 4500 ft elevation level, timbered, dry forest on a steep slope.