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Report # 1895  (Class B)
Submitted by witness Esther Thiesen on Sunday, March 4, 2001.
Four hunters find large tracks in snow outside their camp
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YEAR: 1970

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: November

DATE: 22

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Kittitas County

LOCATION DETAILS: 28 miles NE of Ellensburg - 1 mile from Clockum Game reserve. on the Rue and Cook Canyon roads.



OBSERVED: Joe Hester called me about some footprints that they found after setting up an elk hunting camp. They were in deep snow and we tracked them down below snow level. They were 19 1/2 inches long and 9 inches wide. My husbands boots were size 15, he is 6'8" tall and weighs more than 200 lbs with a 38" inseam. The strides were enormous. Tracks led away from camp.

ALSO NOTICED: One hunter checked a week before and saw animals all over but they noticed nothing while there except a cow and calf.

OTHER WITNESSES: Joe Lori Hester (Kent), Emerson Ester Rowell (Westport) and Bob Jean Willson (N. Seattle)

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Found them before noon. Camp lasted 10 days

ENVIRONMENT: 6,500' elevation.

A & G References: Pg. 67, C6


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