Primatologists Natalia Reagan and New York University professor of anthropology Dr. Todd Disotell who are also both judges on the “1O Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” TV show have offered new and aspiring Bigfoot hunters a little advice. In a recent interview the team offered up some tips that are sure to help Bigfoot hunters in their efforts to find proof of the illusive creature. As the popularity of Bigfoot or Sasquatch continues to grow by leaps and bounds with more television exposure like hit shows Finding Bigfoot and 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty more people are taking to the woods in hopes of themselves finding proof of Bigfoot or the creature itself. If your thinking of joining in on the fun and excitement and getting outdoors in search of Bigfoot then take a look at the Bigfoot hunting tips and advice from Dr. Disotell and Reagan listed below and maybe you will be the one to finally prove once and for all that Bigfoot really does exists.
1. Think Like a Primate
“Think about what exactly are you looking for? What is this primate like? If, for example, you believe that Bigfoot is nocturnal, look for it at night. If Sasquatch, in your mind, is a vegetarian that loves berries or eating mushrooms, then go looking for areas rich with berries and mushrooms.”
2. Change Your Theories
Science is a process: You have a hypothesis, you test it and, if it’s proved wrong, come up with a new hypothesis. “I watched these contestants change theories as they gained more information,” said Reagan. “They would see things in the forest and talk to other Bigfooters and were surprised about the information the other Bigfooters had, and were willing and open enough change their hypothesis.”
3. Know What Hair Looks like
Not once but twice, the judges were presented with hair samples from Bigfoot, only to discover, after analysis, that they were moss. “They actually cut out my line, I’m so bummed,” Reagan revealed. “It was the second episode, and it was the second time they got moss as hair, and I remember just yelling at them, “No mas, moss!” Perhaps the bilingual joke was lost on producers.
4. Know Your Scat
Dr. Disotell built a mobile DNA lab specifically for the show (something Reagan would love to take on her expeditions to Panama, where she studies spider monkeys; sadly, the equipment remains the property of Spike TV), but if you don’t have one of those, it can be months between the time when you pick up your Bigfoot sample and you discover that it’s from just a bobcat or a bear.