A Montana hunter said someone else unloaded a barrage of gunfire on him after mistaking him for Bigfoot. That's how he explained it to the police, according to a story on the Fox News website.

The 27-year-old was setting up targets near Helena Montana on Sunday when bullets suddenly bullets began whizzing by him.

He took cover, then saw the shooter and confronted him.

“I thought you were Bigfoot,” the victim says the shooter told him, according to Dutton. “I don’t target practice — but if I see something that looks like Bigfoot, I just shoot at it.”

Once the man assured the gunman that he wasn’t Bigfoot. Apparently the shooter believed him and stopped shooting.

Police checked the story but could not find any evidence that any such event had ever taken place.

But local news media reports of the man's story caused a woman to come forward with a similar experience including the man in the F-150.

“We’re working to find this person,” Dutton said. “It is of great concern that this individual might think it’s OK to shoot at anything he thinks is Bigfoot.”

If the reports are true, the shooter could face charges, Dutton said.

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, there have been 46 sightings in Montana since 1978.

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