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Bill aims to establish 'Bigfoot hunting season'

By T.K. Randall
January 22, 2021 · Comment icon 56 comments

Would you take part in a literal Bigfoot hunt ? Image Credit: YouTube / CEN
An Oklahoma lawmaker is hoping to establish an official hunting season in the state for the enigmatic cryptid.
While there are many people who are skeptical about the existence of an unknown species of large hairy biped roaming the forests of North America, Rep. Justin Humphrey certainly isn't one of them.

Humphrey, who represents a southeastern district of Oklahoma famous for its Bigfoot sightings, has introduced a new bill which urges the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a bona fide Bigfoot hunting season during which the killing of the cryptid would be totally legal.

If the bill passes, it will come into effect at the beginning of November.

"The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission shall promulgate rules establishing a Bigfoot hunting season," the bill states. "The Commission shall set annual season dates and create any necessary specific hunting licenses and fees."
As you might expect however, establishing such a bill is going to take some persuasion.

"It is a real bill, yes," department official Micah Holmes told Fox News.

"Here at the department, we use science to make management decisions, and we do not recognize Bigfoot as a wildlife species in Oklahoma."

As things stand, it seems highly unlikely that the bill will actually pass.

Exactly why Humphrey thought it would be a good idea remains unclear.

Source: Fox News | Comments (56)

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Comment icon #47 Posted by openozy 3 years ago
I think the local gov would claim it as a protected native animal, in reality.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Abramelin 3 years ago
We got him..  
Comment icon #49 Posted by jmccr8 3 years ago
Comment icon #50 Posted by Desertrat56 3 years ago
The hunting licenses are for specific areas and it is a way to curtail people coming year round disturbing wildlife and other ligitimate hunters as well as a fund raiser for the county.    No one who proposed this license believes there really are bigfoot/sasquatch in the area, but too many people are tramping through the woods looking for it.   I think it is a good idea,.
Comment icon #51 Posted by BadChadB33 3 years ago
Does this mean I can finally legally shoot my father in law?
Comment icon #52 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 3 years ago
Agreed. They get big $$$'s for licenses. Plus the exposure this gives them. Great for tourism.  
Comment icon #53 Posted by Hyperionxvii 3 months ago
You know, when you are a politician, one thing you don't deal with, is reality. Sounds like everything else politicians do, a large cash grab to fund a bunch of BS with no real purpose, except stealing more money from the electorate. 
Comment icon #54 Posted by Dejarma 3 months ago
surely this is a joke/ not real?! Is it the first of April already
Comment icon #55 Posted by Alchopwn 3 months ago
Actually I like this idea from Oklahoma.  If there are no BFs, then they won't catch anything.  No harm no foul.  But if there are... We potentially get scientific evidence of their existence !  The downside may be that armed idiots are wandering Oklahoma's wilderness, but that downside already exists in any case.  If this bill passes I might just go shooting in Oklahoma this year, and add myself to the number of the armed idiots roaming the woods.  I just might leave my ghillie suit at home for this expedition tho.? 
Comment icon #56 Posted by Resume 3 months ago
No footies were harmed during the lifespan of this thread. Or forum.

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