The state that brought you Joe Exotic now wants to bring you a Bigfoot hunting season, if one Oklahoma state representative has his way. Justin Humphrey, a District 19 Republican, introduced House Bill 1648, which would call on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Division to create rules that would set forth a hunting season and license for those who wish to go out and hunt down the elusive creature that is said to inhabit forests across North America.
“Tourism is one of the biggest attractions we have in my House district,” Humphrey said in a release. “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.”
Humphrey doesn’t want people to pump lead into Bigfoot and bring him/her to be mounted in a hunter’s trophy room. The state rep would like the final language in the state bill to specify that Bigfoot must be trapped. Justin would also like for a $25,000 bounty to be put on Bigfoot’s head.
“A lot of people don’t believe in Bigfoot, but a lot of people do,” Humphrey said. “Just like some people like to go deer hunting, while some don’t.”
In his press release, Humphrey noted that Honobia, OK, holds a Bigfoot festival in October, and he could see a big hunt drawing in thousands of people for their shot at the $25,000 prize.
“Having a license and a tag would give people a way to prove they participated in the hunt,” Humphrey said. “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.”
Laugh all you want at Justin’s idea, but this is what makes America great. Justin’s not hurting anyone with this suggestion. He’s trying to create jobs here. He’s trying to fill hotels. He’s trying to sell beers at the local bars.
Think about how people go out looking for birds. Sounds boring, right? Wrong. Those bird hunters share stories around fires about their close encounters with flying creatures. That’s exactly what would happen in Honobia if he can get this Bigfoot hunt organized. This will get people off the couch, into the beautiful Oklahoma woods, into the bars and restaurants and have them talking around the Country Inn & Suites all-you-can-eat breakfast bar the next morning.
The coastal elites will bash Justin, but there are those who understand the greatness of this idea. We firmly stand with Mr. Humphrey. Do the right thing, Oklahoma.