Could Bigfoot hunting season be coming to the southern United States this fall?
If a newly-introduced piece of legislation gets passed, Oklahoma Bigfoot hunting season will be a real thing.
Republican House member Justin Humphrey has brought a bill to the capitol table that would establish the state's first ever hunting season for the yet-to-be-proven population of Sasquatch. Should there ever be any seen in the area, that is.
Humphrey represents a district that includes the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, where locals are proud to hold an annual Bigfoot festival. Tourism is the overall goal of this move, at least it would seem.
"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," Humphrey said in a statement.
Here's more from the Associated Press:
Humphrey says his bill would only allow trapping and that he also hopes to secure $25,000 to be offered as a bounty.
The lawmaker's intentions may be all well and good, but the actual logistics of a hunting season for the famous ape-like creature seem to be up in the air.
In an interview with KOCO News, Micah Holmes of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation said the state's wildlife agency uses scientific-based research and doesn't officially recognize Bigfoot.
State Rep. Justin Humphrey might be pushing for a farfetched idea, and it will be interesting to see if an official Bigfoot hunting season comes to a vote.
The 2021 legislative session starts Feb. 1 in Oklahoma City. Now we've got a reason to pay a little more attention to it.
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