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ELK HUNTER 101 & THE PORCUPINE BIGFOOTS!!!
A TRUE STORY.
Devout Father, Martial Artist, Elk Bugler and Hunter, Kevin Treu never expected to have a Life Changing Event on the morning of August 4th, 2018.
When we think of Life Changing Events, we think of things like…our First Kiss, Graduating High School, Getting Married, and Having Children, etc…right? But THAT Saturday morning was going to be DIFFERENT. And Kevin was unaware of the Journey that he was about to take.
Kevin awoke early, excited to take a Road Trip from his Home Town of Colorado Springs to Salida, Colorado to do one of his favorite things, Elk Scouting. The Objective was to locate a new area in which to effectively Elk Bugle and Hunt. Kevin is a Leader in the Art of Elk Bugling.
Kevin had originally planned on making the trip with a close friend but at the last moment, the friend had to unfortunately cancel. Disappointed but not derailed, Kevin wasn’t about to miss this opportunity so he climbed into his trusty Jeep and made the 2 Hour Drive.
Once in Salida, at around 9am with the Sun shining, Kevin proceeded to drive up the Mountainside on a long and winding Dirt Road, stopping periodically along the way to check for Elk Tracks.
Kevin’s Gear for the Day?…His well worn Fanny Pack stuffed with Water, Granola Bars, a Knife, an Onyx GPS Tracker and his 2017 Sky Blue Microsoft Cell Phone.
After continuing up the winding Dirt Road for a while, Kevin finally spies some Elk Tracks and decides that this is the spot. He parks his Jeep and proceeds on foot, looking for thick Aerial Pines and a possible Creek Bottom in which to find more Tracks. After Scouting for about a 2 City Block area, Kevin comes across an eerie sight. A slightly weathered, abandoned, yet perfectly preserved Campsite. Spoons and opened Cans still sitting perfectly on rocks as if just placed there seconds ago. Levi Jeans hung out to Air Dry. Matching expensive Tent and Cooler perfectly placed where they should be…BUT ALL OF IT…was just…ABANDONED…As if in a hurried and unexpected way. Amazed and a little confused Kevin inspects the strange site momentarily and then continues walking onward and up the Mountainside not wanting to be detained too long from his main objective of finding Elk.
Some time passes and Kevin begins to feel the Heat of the Day and decides to take a quick break from his expedition. He finds a good rock to sit on and opens his Pack for some Water and a Granola Bar. As a Hunter, Kevin is now quiet(besides the Crunching of the Granola Bar!), using his full Sense of Sight, Smell and Hearing. Kevin knows and feels when Elk are near.
Kevin stands, Fanny Packs away the Food & Drink and takes out his Cell Phone in order to be ready to take some good Elk Pics. He starts walking quietly and comes across what he is expecting to see…Elk Poo Pellets. He is so close now to fulfilling his Day’s Objective.
Suddenly, something moves in the corner of Kevin’s eye. Expecting to see the obvious Elk herd, Kevin turns to see his UNEXPECTED Life Changing Event. Towards the top of a Rocky Slope is a Tree and in that Tree there is a Massive Humanlike dark brown Figure just a few feet up. While focusing and trying to reconcile his brain with what his eyes are seeing, the Wind swirls and Kevin catches a scent of a strong, putrid, defecating Smell. What only could be described as a Bigfoot IS the Huge Figure in the tree and it’s pursuing a Porcupine!?! The Bigfoot then grabs the Porcupine, and as this happens, a smaller dark brown adolescent Bigfoot steps out from behind the brush below the Tree and is handed the Porcupine from the huge adult Bigfoot, who has now just stepped down from the Tree. The adolescent Bigfoot then takes a few steps down the slope and steps over a log.
As Kevin comes to the realization that what he’s seeing…IS…TRULY HAPPENING, Kevin lifts his Cell Phone and shakily takes a picture. Kevin guesstimates that the youth Sasquatch is around 6ft tall, making the adult Sasquatch possibly as tall as 9ft. As Kevin’s eyes pan from left to right, from the adolescent Bigfoot back to the Adult…FEAR HAPPENS because the Adult has now noticed Kevin and is STARING straight back at him.
With FEAR flooding in, Kevin begins to slowly move backwards, looking again to the left at the Youth who is still seemingly unaware of Kevin’s presence and is now investigating the Porcupine. Then back to the right, into the RED EYES of the adult Sasquatch. At this point, Kevin understandably turns and runs. Kevin runs, almost too fast, down the Mountainside, away from his Life Changing Event, past the sitting Rock, past the Abandoned Campsite to the safety of his trusted Jeep, turns the ignition and speeds down the winding dirt road away from what he has just seen.
Somewhere after about 500 yards down the Mountainside the SHOCK OF MYTH AND LEGEND begins to subside and Kevin comes back to his Senses. He pulls over, his eyes are filled with Tears, His Body is covered in Dirt and Sweat and he thinks to himself… “They are REAL… Bigfoot IS REAL!”
Now, any average person would have kept driving. Any average person would have gone home. But Kevin is a Hunter and NOW he thinks to himself…”I have to go back!”. Kevin turns his Jeep around and drives back up the Mountainside, back up the winding Dirt Road, goes back past the Abandoned Campsite, back passed the sitting Rock to the exact location of his Life Changing Event.
The Porcupine Bigfoots,however for now, are gone. The Adolescent and Massive Adult Sasquatch have left. But some of their Footprints remain. So Kevin Treu, Elk Hunter 101, again lifts his Cell Phone and presses RECORD.
Many Sleepless Nights follow and a Month later even a Heart Attack…BUT, THANKFULLY Kevin Treu lives on and THANKFULLY he has shared his Life Changing Event with us!
Thank you Kevin Treu for WHO YOU ARE!!!
Written by Bryan Sawyer
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