Hunting Bigfoot

An illustration of Bigfoot

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An illustration of Bigfoot

Alyssa Greer, Journalist

A lawmaker has proposed a bill to create a hunting season for Bigfoot, a large humanoid creature well known in Canadian and American folklore also known as Sasquatch. Throughout the years people have made claims that they have seen this creature in the wild, and it has become a popular legend. With the popularity of this creature, people throughout the country are still trying to find and catch the elusive Bigfoot today. With the possibility of this new bill being passed it could draw countless people to test their skills in trying to catch Bigfoot in Oklahoma, the state this bill has been proposed.

An alleged picture of Bigfoot

This hunting festivity would serve for multiple purposes as a fun event, a time to try and catch the fictitious creature, as well as a large scale tourist attraction. The tourist aspect seems to be a large goal in the proposal of this bill.

Justin Humphrey, an Oklahoma Rep who proposed this idea, has stated, “Tourism is one of the biggest attractions we have in my House district. Establishing an actual hunting season and issuing licenses for people who want to hunt Bigfoot will just draw more people to our already beautiful part of the state. It will be a great way for people to enjoy our area and to have some fun.”

These Bigfoot hunter licenses would allow the trapping and release of Sasquatch, rather than actually killing them. Humphrey looks forward to the possible prospect of these licenses becoming successful monetari

Oklahoma state representative Justin Humphrey

ly, having said he hopes to secure $25,000 in funding for bounty offerings.

While money is a large goal, Humphrey makes sure to emphasize the hunting season in its goal for people to come enjoy themselves and see the beauty that Oklahoma has to offer.

“Again, the overall goal is to get people to our area to enjoy the natural beauty and to have a great time, and if they find Bigfoot while they’re at it, well hey, that’s just an even bigger prize,” says Humphrey.

While this bill may seem far fetched to many, Oklahoma is already home to annual Bigfoot festivals each October, meaning that the possibility of this hunting season may help to increase these festivities.

While this bill is not yet set in stone, it is possible that this new hunting season could attract a lot of tourism to Oklahoma and serve as a state staple. The increased amount of festivities involving Bigfoot could prove to be a good reason to make a visit to Oklahoma.