I 've tried sound-blasting at Silver Skagit Valley and putting apples (hanging them on trees) out at mid-Harrison Lake area. Obviously they didn't work. Anyone has any idea? I may try to hang some apples with garlic next time (Apple for visual and garlic for smell). cheers, seb
If I was going to try and attract or lure Sasquatch out into the open for a photo or quick video (which is exactly what I'll be doing later this summer), I believe I would do it with a food source indigenous to the area and something the creature would be familiar with eating at the time of the season the food source would be readily available.
In my experiences in the wilds of British Columbia I have found that the raw instinct of survival and available seasonal food sources can, at times, be imprinted on the brains of wild fish and game.
In other words, creatures driven to survive (on land and water) have a keen sense of remembering exactly what, when and where a food source will become available. The smart ones are always hard to fool with something that is there when it shouldn't be.
Do you think the salmon runs along Chehalis River is a good spot? Actually, I did have series of return calls during my very first try of sound-blasting. But I don't know that if it was caused by a sasquatch. I blasted the BFRO's Ohio scream at around midnight near Silver Lake ( it was the first day of summer of 2003). The return calls started about a minute after the blast. It became progressively louder. I yelled back and it called back too. The return calls sounded more like the whooping from Berry and Morehead's recording. But the calls weren't that loud (as they came from across the lake). It stopped as a line of trucks approaching. Me and my friend went further down the road to camp. i've never been on that road before. I didn't realise that there was a camp site nearby. I've probably got some brave campers returning my calls. cheers, seb
I believe salmon and other fish species as an important food source for sasquatch in our region should certainly be considered — no matter what stream or river the fish happen to be on.
The Chehalis River (especially the higher canyon area) would be a very good region to concentrate sasquatch research efforts on. Over the years I have had no fewer than six reports from witnesses that have heard or seen something in the Chehalis River canyon they simply could not explain. Why the Chehalis River canyon? All species of fish (salmon included) are far easier to catch when they are forced to travel through a narrow, fast flowing section of river. If you were looking for a spot to catch salmon quickly and easily for survival purposes (like bears do), where on the river would you go?
In his book "MEET the SASQUATCH", Christopher L. Murphy states the following on page 34, "It would not surprise me if the Chehalis River were to become the Bluff Creek of British Columbia."
On one hand, I personally believe the Chehalis Indians had a very good reason for calling the general area around Chehalis River fen ( called the Statloo in their language) the Saskahaua, or "Place of the Wild Men." However, on the other hand, I believe Christopher L. Murphy said it best once again on page 34 in his book "MEET the SASQUATCH", " It is a beautiful wilderness [Chehalis Indian Reserve] in which one has no problem understanding how a creature such as the sasquatch could survive and stay hidden from human eyes."
Try hiking down the Chehalis River from the Chehalis Hatchery to confluence of the Harrison River and a person will see exactly what Chris Murphy is speaking of. Because of a readily available water source the riparian zone on both sides of the Chehalis River have extremely heavy plant growth. It takes only one step in this area and a sasquatch is safe from the prying eyes of humans.
As far as blasting a call for sasquatch, do we really understand what the call means to these creatures? In my experience (and I think Thomas Steenburg will agree), using the wrong type of call on most wildlife at an inappropriate time will get you nowhere. I think there are certain types of calls that arouse the curiosity of sasquatch but they are not unknown sasquatch calls.
Try hiking down the Chehalis River from the Chehalis Hatchery
It seems that this whole area is made up of dense forestry..
Look at the forest surrounding the fish hatchery..it is as dense as it looks. Not made for quick travel!
I have fished the Chehalis River for salmon, trout and steelhead both above and below the hatchery many times over the years. As with all salmon-bearing streams in British Columbia, the Chehalis River requires by law a large buffer in the riparian zone to protect the bank and streamside errosion. The tangle of smaller vegetation is usually thicker closer to the stream, and then thinning somewhat once a person enters the older growth forest.
The area directly upstream of the confluence of the Chehalis and Harrison River is extremely thick with willow and alder to the point of being almost impossible for a human to walk through. It takes only one step in this area and a sasquatch is safe from the prying eyes of humans.
i have used canned salmon, reeses cups, ice oatmeal cookies, celery, and carrots. the salmon, cookies and reeses cup is always taken, but nothing touches the veggies, and i left my smell on all of it. the 3rd time i went up to where i feed, i could hear limb snaps and footfall moving in, but still didn't see anything, i went back to a safer area, near my vehicle, just in case it was a bear or a big cat. went for a drive to check out a couple of other places, came back in 2 hrs time, the sweets and salmon gone again, veggies untouched........so, i believe they do like sweets, as somebody else said, maybe give them some chocolate exlax, ya may be able to follow the trail of poo........
Ex Lax.. lol Not sure if you'd be able to lure them back if they had a bad Reese Peanut butter cup experience. Anyone ever hear what happened with that Polic guy in the states trying to get fingerprints using the greasy popcorn traps? Thought that was rather interesting and possibly better for getting some good evidence.
Do you think the salmon runs along Chehalis River is a good spot? Actually, I did have series of return calls during my very first try of sound-blasting. But I don't know that if it was caused by a sasquatch. I blasted the BFRO's Ohio scream at around midnight near Silver Lake ( it was the first day of summer of 2003). The return calls started about a minute after the blast. It became progressively louder. I yelled back and it called back too. The return calls sounded more like the whooping from Berry and Morehead's recording. But the calls weren't that loud (as they came from across the lake). It stopped as a line of trucks approaching. Me and my friend went further down the road to camp. i've never been on that road before. I didn't realise that ther e was a camp site nearby. I've probably got some brave campers returning my calls. cheers,
My girlfriend and I heard grunts and various other vocalizations from very close by near the Cheakamus campsite a few summers ago. Not a bear, as I've run into bear many times before and know most of their vocalizations. There have also been sightings in the area over the years. It's pretty remote, but easy to get to with a 4x4. Just a thought...
Peanut butter and fish are well known attractants for bears, so even though they probably also would be good Sassy attractants it might be wiser to use something different. I like the onion and garlic idea, and grapefruit, why not try. If these creatures are smart, they will know something is good if it smells good and those things are indeed pungent. I know baiting with bananas has possibly failed because they are not as strong smelling.
If you go to your feeding area consistently, and always leave the same gift, they will know when you are coming (by the sound of your vehicle approaching) and will come arunning. If you do it consistently you will begin habituation, and they will come to trust you eventually, and you should get sightings. This is the method used for primate habituation in Africa. Be sure to be non-threatening, and don't be too quick to get out the camera. Wear it as a fancy necklace, if you know what I mean, until they are totally comfortable with it. Then play with it, but don't use it. If you can get daylight pictures without using flash, and without putting it up to the eye, you are doing good!
The only problem with baiting is you never know who's taking your bait.One method I'm currently working is to hang a 2kg peanut butter jar containing an apple or two.Simply pierce the lid, push wire thru , attach a stopper screw the lid back on hang your jar and hope somebody with thumbs comes along. Make sure you use wire as i think my trap has been sprung in the past by racoons.Those crafty little devils use their front paws as if they were human hands but they leave behind tell tale signs,excessive scratching on outside of jar. happy hunting!
At the WCSRO, what we're trying this year is the bait station with the addition of several game cameras and the surrounding ground roughed up with a rake so that footprints are preserved. I don't hold out much hope for this, I just don't think that squatch will take bait. In addition to this, one might try pheromone chips or deeer scent in combination with the bait station.