A hunter in the East Eagle Creek area told searchers Friday evening that he had seen a small white dog believed to be Barney, the Jack Russell terrier that accompanied Andy Dennis, the Haines man missing in the area since last weekend.
According to the Baker County Sheriff's Office, the hunter reported seeing the dog about 5 p.m. The hunter was not able to corral the dog.
Earlier on Friday, crews searched the Little Kettle Creek and Kettle Creek areas but didn't find any sign of Dennis. Crews also deployed drones on Friday.
Today the search will continue, with a helicopter, at daylight.
Dennis, 60, who relatives said is very familiar with the East Eagle Creek area, about 32 miles northeast of Baker City, parked his vehicle at the East Eagle trailhead on Saturday after telling his wife he intended to return that day, the first day of the deer-hunting season.
When he failed to return relatives summoned the Sheriff's Office, which started searching on Sunday.