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Hunter calls police to ask about the legality of shooting Bigfoot

By T.K. Randall
March 30, 2024 · Comment icon 9 comments
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The man, who intended to visit Washington state, had wanted to know if shooting Bigfoot would break the law.
It might sound like a silly question, but when you think about it, the legality of shooting and killing a Sasquatch - should such a creature actually exist - isn't entirely clear.

According to the Stevens County Sheriff's Office in Washington state, such uncertainty prompted one caller - who said that he was planning to hunt in the Big Meadow Lake area in mid-April - to express concerns about breaking the law should he happen to bag himself a real-life Bigfoot.

"I tried to send him to Fish and Wildlife, but they had sent him to us," a post on the office's Facebook page reads.

"Mr [name removed] is worried about how to stay within the law while hunting in the Big Meadow Lake area because our state rules are not clear about hunting Bigfoot."

"He needs to know: 1. Is it illegal in Stevens County to shoot Bigfoot? 2. Does he need a regular hunting license to keep his Bigfoot hunt legal?"
"If he doesn't hear from someone today, he plans to call back tomorrow."

The caller even made a point to state that he would deliberately avoid shooting any female Sasquatch.

The Sheriff's Office replied to the query by recommending he talk to officials in Pend Oreille County instead and followed this up by insisting that there are no Sasquatch in Stevens County.

"We know this because one of our deputies would have accidentally hit one with a patrol car by now," the post reads.



Source: Irish Star | Comments (9)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Wreck7 23 days ago
Hunting in April? Sure...I mean, why not?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 21 days ago
It's a gross misdemeanor in Skamania County, no?  I distinctly recall coming across a reference to bigfoot in an army field manual during my short work in the defense sector, so the powers-that-be haven't foreclosed their existence.  Generally, don't shoot bigfoot.  Go down to Texas and shoot those menacing feral pigs. *Sorry, it was likely that Washington Environmental Atlas, at not an FM. https://documents2.theblackvault.com/documents/usace/Washington1975Atlas-Sasquatch.pdf
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 21 days ago
I don't know or care what laws are on books about a mythical creature, Fact is if you shoot a creature that is a hominoid of the genera homo you will very likely face charges of homicide if you went hunting it then that premeditated murder, saying I didn't know it was human won't wash. But the worse that might happen is some dolt will shoot another dolt dressed up to fool people.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Unusual Tournament 16 days ago
If was in the wilderness and was stalked or attacked by “Bigfoot” then im shooting it. The law can do whatever it likes 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 16 days ago
It is illegal in Washington States Cascade Mountain Range, and they even have signs in Mt. Rainer National park that say Bigfoot crossing!!!!!!!! Pretty Scary Stuff Not!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you're doing well this morning my brother!!!!!!!!!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Trelane 15 days ago
In related news, hunter stupidly tests using BF as a potential alibi.
Comment icon #7 Posted by the13bats 15 days ago
Thanks who you good too, I still DJ Fri sat so I go Houdini here over the weekends, the clubs been slam packed so I gotta keep on my "A" game.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 15 days ago
Well duh, If a creature stalks and attacks a person in the wood they likely if threatened will shoot it, my dad shot a bear that way. However, you shoot and kill a human then be ready to justify it or the law will do what it likes and you will be playing had to get at the prison dance. I doubt claiming you thought it was a mythical creature will float as defense.  
Comment icon #9 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 15 days ago
I am glad they are keeping you busy, staying focused is what we both need!


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