My wife Doris and I were in our two man tree stand in late October, bow hunting the west end of the large cedar swamp of the famous Chippewa flowage in northern Wisconsin, home of the world record musky.
We thought it was a deer when we heard a large twig snap. We both looked to our left, when I thought I was seeing things. I turned to Doris and saw her legs trembling and thought that maybe my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. I almost was in disbelief, but I asked Doris what she thought she had seen. She said, " it was tall, dark brown, and had fiery eyes that felt like they burned right through me." Instead of finishing the hunt we took off right away for the truck, not wanting to be alone in the woods in the dark with whatever "it" was. We didn't tell anybody, because we knew nobody would believe us. We never hunted in that spot again that fall.
The following spring when there was still some snow on the ground, Doris and I were shed hunting for deer antlers. We heard a lot of commotion from crows and ravens close to the flowage and I presumed they were scavenging on a dead deer. The same feeling of shock that I had in the tree stand that previous fall came over me again. I heard Doris literally scream. There, right in front of us was undoubtedly the remains of the creature we had seen last October. Believing Sasquatch was just a myth, we knew then that he was real! Again we were in disbelief when we discovered what he had been eating. We found in his stomach, partly digested skulls of a small black bear, a large wolf, and the lower jaw bone of what came to be known as the largest musky jaw ever discovered, which was figured to be close to 100 pounds when alive. How he captured those animals and how they all fit into his stomach is a mystery.
After studying Sasquatch for months, Doris and I used his skeleton to recreate a lifelike sculpture which you see before you. This creature is known in the archery target world as the "Chippewa Squatch".
P.S. If you look closely into his eyes, you just might understand the feeling of terror Doris and I felt that late October afternoon.