Received From: The GCBRO Online Report
Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On: November 1, 2006
September 30, 2006 - October 4, 2006
Taos County, New Mexico
Mtns,canyons,and what is called dark timber.
On the 30 th of Sept, my hunting partner and I drove to the stated area
to do some elk hunting for 5 days. We sat up camp off of a loggoing road
about 2:30 pm and thought it would be a good idea to look around. We walked
about a 1/2 mile up the logging rd and started back as it got dark.
About 25yrds from camp I stopped and asked if he could smell something,
he said yes. The smell was very musky and strong, I also noticed
that the birds had stopped singing. We didn't think any more about
it and started supper and turned in for the night. Around 1:30 or
2:00 am I woke with the feeling of being watched. Nothing else happened
for the next 2 days. On the 2nd of Oct. we moved camp about a 1/2 mile
up and at the base of Gallegos Peak. We set up camp and headed out
to do some hunting nothing happened and we headed back to camp. The next
morning we woke about 4:30 and headed out and covered alot of area, climbing
hills and glassing valleys. About 12:30 we returned to camp and had
lunch. After lunch we went in different directions. I was about
3miles from camp and set on a log to take a rest. Thats when I heard this
noise like I have never heard before. It was like a scream/howl, I have
hunted all my life for deer, elk, bear, turkey, and mtn.lion,and have never
heard anything like this. It came from about 200 to 300 yards away
and up from a ridge. I left the area slowly as not to spook any elk.
When I returned to camp my buddy was back and had started supper, thats
when he said he had heard this strange noise, like two sticks being hit
together about 50 yrd away from him. I ask if he had heard any thing else
and he said no the wind was blowing pretty strongup on the peak.
I went to bed after eating and never said anything about the noise I heard.
The next morning we left camp again about 4:30-5:00 am he went back up
the peak and I went back to the area I was in the night before. About 6:30-7:00am
I was setting on a log farther up the logging road than the night before
when I heard the scream/howl again this time closer than 200 yrd. away.
I left the area slowly and headed back to camp taking my time. I arrived
at camp about11:30-12:00 and set down my gear, my buddy had a strange look
again on his face. He said he heard the sticks being hit together
again but for a longer time. This was just after daylight about 30
min before I heard the scream/howl. Nothing happened for the reast of the
of Witness: N/A
of Creature: Did not see any creature,only
smells and sounds.
(Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:
Yes some in the next county.
Notes and or Follow up Comments: