District 19 State Rep. Justin Humphrey has introduced a bill in the Oklahoma state House that would institute a official Bigfoot hunting season in the Sooner State.
Just kidding, kind of, but the timing of Humphrey’s bill is actually pretty solid since a very convincing Bigfoot sighting recently took place in British Columbia that spooked area residents. Had a Bigfoot hunting season been in effect up there, perhaps the mystery of Sasquatch could have been solved.
House Bill 1648 “would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Division to establish an annual season requiring hunting licenses and fees” for Bigfoot hunting season.
“I want to be really clear that we are not going to kill Bigfoot,” Humphrey told The Oklahoman. “We are going to trap a live Bigfoot. We are not promoting killing Bigfoot. We are promoting hunting Bigfoot, trying to find evidence of Bigfoot.”
Unfortunately, as is almost always the case when it comes to the government agencies, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation didn’t seem too interested in Humphrey’s landmark bill.
“We use science-driven research, and we don’t recognize Bigfoot in the state of Oklahoma,” Micah Holmes of the wildlife department told KOCO News.
He also noted that this bill would require the organization to create a new season and license for something they don’t believe in. Typical.
“Having a license and a tag would give people a way to prove they participated in the hunt,” Humphrey told KFOR News. “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.”
This guy gets it.