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Undeniable Necessity

Like many people, I suppose, I could tiptoe around arguments of whether “to kill” or “not-to-kill” a Bigfoot. I can see justifying the taking of one of these creatures as a necessary scientific “specimen,” but the fact remains that, no matter the rationale behind these actions, bottom line, a kill is still a kill, and I don’t want a Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti or a Wood Ape to be killed. Whatever name is applied to this undocumented species, the last thing I want is to see one of these creatures destroyed in the name of science, or for any reason other than accidentally or in self-defense.

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Commentary: Regarding the Wood Ape and Vocalization

 

[A couple of months after the publication of Testing of Game Cameras for Sound Emissions at the NAWAC web site, Dr. Martin Lenhardt, who supervised the game camera tests, contacted us again. After he noted, “Jane Goodall thinks there may be something to this story,” Dr. Lenhardt asked if we had “access to any sounds this guy makes?” The following reflections were offered in response to receiving recordings of possible North American wood ape vocalizations.]

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Texas Bigfoot Conference Videos

We're pleased to be able to bring to you the following video presentations from the 2013 Texas Bigfoot Conference. 

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Testing of Game Cameras for Sound Emissions

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The North American Wood Ape Conservancy sent game cameras to a bioacoustics lab to determine whether or not the cameras produce detectable audio emissions potentially capable of deterring wildlife from approaching the vicinity of the cameras.

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Ape Appellations

 

Over many centuries numerous appellations have been ascribed to the huge hairy hominoids said to inhabit North America, “Bigfoot” being one of the more widely used in recent decades. In his opening address at the 2013 Texas Bigfoot Conference, Brian Brown first announced the TBRC move to officially change its name to the North American Wood Ape Conservancy and the rationale behind the NAWAC decision to largely cease using the media moniker “Bigfoot” when referring to the species (Brown, 2013a).

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New name, same mission

In 1958, construction worker Jerry Crew discovered some large footprints in the dry, dusty Northern California soil and a legend was born. Crew’s find was eventually related to the world via the Humboldt Times along with the name he and the rest of his work team had given to the maker of those tracks: Bigfoot.

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Possible Wood Ape Hair Collected, Analyzed

A hair sample collected during a long-term field research study has some intriguing attributes.

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Possible Wood Ape Photos From Central Oklahoma

The following is an abridged version of an article that has been submitted to The Relic Hominoid Inquiry provisionally entitled “Photographs of a Possible Unrecognized Bipedal Hominoid From Oklahoma.”

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Taking a Stand With Science: Sasquatches, Humans, and Apes

Recently, famed author and journalist John Green gave the North American Wood Ape Conservancy permission to publish the final chapter of his seminal book Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us. In it, he lays out the case that wood apes, or sasquatches, are not human or human-like and that the collection of a type specimen is necessary. Many of us here at the NAWAC agree with Green. It is our position that until and unless wood apes are firmly and finally established as living animals that the real work of protecting and conserving them – the very heart of our mission statement – cannot begin. We felt that Green's words were some of clearest and most convincing we've read, even if they are from 1978.

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Occurred 12/20/1983 in Walker County, TX

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Hunter has close encounter in Sam Houston National Forest near Stubblefield Recreational Area. Read more...

Occurred 12/24/1976 in Tyler County, TX

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Close highway encounter on Highway 287 near Woodville. Read more...

Occurred Fall 2003 in Polk County, TX

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Couple has highway encounter near Big Thicket National Preserve. Read more...

Occurred 4/3/2012 in Liberty County, TX

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Man out walking for exercise at local track has unexpected encounter with upright hair-covered subject. Read more...

Occurred 5/15/2009 in Burnet County, TX

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Motorist has late-night encounter near Balcones Canyon Lands National Wildlife Refuge. Read more...

Occurred 5/1981 in Travis County, TX

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Airman reports night-time encounter on Bergstrom AFB. Read more...

Occurred Winter 1979 in Angelina County, TX

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Hunter reports night-time encounter while hunting rabbits. Read more...

Occurred 7/1973 in Tyler County, TX

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Man recalls road encounter as a teen not far from Woodville. Read more...

Occurred 1/1998 in McIntosh County, OK

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Southbound early-morning motorist has encounter on north side of South Canadian River. Read more...

Occurred Fall 2004 in Liberty County, TX

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Early-morning motorist reports encounter on State Highway 321 while on his way to work. Read more...

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