A mature male who has lived in the area for a many years, and lived for a few years in a Northeastern state where he hunted bear using a nuisance animal permit from the state.
He is an avid hunter, and has hunted bear, deer, wild hog, small animals and predators in Arkansas. He is very familiar with all the classified animals in the Ozarks, and familiar with the odors and sounds produced by those animals.
Activities of Witness Prior to Encounter/Incident: The witness had driven alone in a Nissan pickup truck about 3/4 mile into the hollow where he parked without turning the truck around. He was alone and did not lock the truck.