Oklahoma Bill Proposes a Bigfoot Hunting Season
On Wednesday, Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) introduced House Bill 1648, urging the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission (OWCC) to establish a "big foot hunting season."
The bill states that the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission would be the ones setting rules to establish the hunting season, and create special licenses for hunters. As fake as it sounds, this bill real and official, but has yet to become an act or law. If it does by some miracle get passed, the act will take effect on November 1st, 2021.
For reference, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission does not recognize Bigfoot as an official species living in the state. When it comes to sightings of the rare forest creature Oklahoma ranked 9th overall for the most sightings in America, which boiled down to about 2.6 sightings per capita. Is that enough to justify a hunting season?
As both a hunter and Bigfoot fan, I think if this were to become an act it would need to be a different kind of hunting. It shouldn't involve any kind of weaponry, and instead, be some sort of special weekend where people take to the great outdoors for hikes to possibly shoot a picture of Bigfoot. That would be fun, appropriate, and a great way to get people outside and appreciating the woods that those beautiful creatures call home.