posted on Nov, 11 2011 @ 10:36 PM
First, do some research about an area near you. Surprisingly, there are reports from many areas. Check out a database. BFRO has a good one. I
traveled for hours the first few times, then discovered a spot that gave good results close to home.
Second, look for a group in your area and get to know the area you plan to explore. Don't expect to learn all their secrets the first time out. Be
ready to talk about yourself and how you view BF. There are several different theories of what a BF is. Decide which one you like and find a group
that thinks the same. Learn a little about being outside, camping supplies, and survival skills.
Third, learn to be patient, observant and calm. If you have done your research carefully, you will have some ideas. Perhaps you will try drumming,
playing a flute, singing, or baby sounds. I usually go with at least one other person just for safety. Most of all, enjoy your time in the woods.
Don't expect result the first time you go out. Don't go with a group of newbies wanting a cheap thrill (or big bucks for bagging a BF).
Learn something each time you go out -- things that work and things that don't. We willing to sit and wait and listen all night if necessary or just
go to bed - but listen up, they may sneak into the camp after they think you have dozed off.
Can I promise you will find a BF? Of course not! But you have a better chance with this technique than crashing through the forest or trying your
giant spotlight. If you want equipment, try a bionic ear, night vision, a recorder, camera, or video cam, and a headlamp.
Now, take a tracking class!!! This is extremely important. It helps you see things that most people overlook.
Ready? Take a friend of like mind, what ever equipment you have purchased, go to the area you feel is likely and hang out with your eyes wide open.
So far, this technique has produced these results for me:
I found a BF "X".
I heard a BF scream - he was mad at his territory being invaded.
I have heard a wood knock.
I am still waiting for a visual, but patience and persistence is of the utmost importance.