Casting prints is the easy part! Finding them can be tricky. When it comes to what to look for, here are a few tips:
When casting prints, you've got to do it right! I remember when I found my first possible print. I got way too excited & rushed the casting process. It is so important to research beforehand & prepare yourself for evidence collection! Luckily, I've got you covered. Head to the shop for some expedition gear you'll need to cast a print!
What you'll need:
THINGS TO READ
collecting hair samples
Always collect hair samples with tweezers. Place them in a paper envelope & refrain from touching them to avoid contamination. Ask a local wildlife expert to check them out before getting them tested.
choosing a field location
It's important to look at sightings in your area. Pay close attention to what type of encounters are being reported (vocalizations, sightings, road crossings.) Plan your research around that! Above all, find a location with viable habitat that might support these creatures.
Sasquatch is an unpredictable animal, just like bears, mountain lions & some humans. Please treat them respectfully during an encounter. Do not approach them & do not make them feel threatened. The best thing to do is slowly back away from them & leave the area if possible. Remember, this species is endangered!
THINGS YOU'll NEED
Mixing plaster in a plastic bag, stepping over evidence without having a way to mark it & using unreliable scale items next to prints made me realize that perhaps the most important tool was missing from the Bigfoot community: proper field work gear! That's why I decided to create the very first Sasquatch Expedition Product Collection! This product line is the first of its kind, aimed toward eager researchers looking to analyze & document evidence. This collection has a focus on reusability & elimination of plastic waste!
recording & analyzing audio
Always bring an audio recorder out in the field! It is a great way to document evidence like vocalizations & wood knocks. Have it recording all day so you can be sure to capture anything that catches you off guard! Use a free program like Audacity to enhance your audio, eliminate background noise & focus in on the sound in question.