Avid hunters may be aiming their sights on new, big game come November as an Oklahoma lawmaker introduced a bill to establish a Bigfoot hunting season.
Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey introduced the bill in hopes of the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission would create a hunting season around Bigfoot.
“Interest in the existence of the creature is at an all-time high,” paleontologist Darren Naish said in a 2018 interview with Smithsonian Magazine, “there’s nothing even close to compelling as goes the evidence.”
Humphrey represents Oklahoma House District 19 — Hugo, Grant, Fort Towson, Antlers among other cities — which is known for its several Bigfoot sightings. Honobia, inside district 19, even holds a yearly BigFoot festival — though this year’s festivities have been canceled because of coronavirus concerns.
“The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission shall promulgate rules establishing a big foot hunting season,” House Bill 1648 reads. “The Commission shall set annual season dates and create any necessary specific hunting licenses and fees.”
House Bill 1648, promoting a Bigfoot hunting season, will go into effect on Nov. 1, 2021, once passed.
Click here to read the full bill.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives will next convene on Feb. 1, 2021, at noon.
Photo: Sasquatch dreams. Frame 352 from the 1967 Patterson–Gimlin film. Photo courtesy Wikipedia: composited together with HB 1648 and photo of Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey.