Oklahoma banks tourism on Bigfoot, places $2.1 million bounty on capture

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The idea of legislation to capture tourists with a call to capture the mythical creature has grown in enthusiasm to pass a bill in the state’s legislature. Now there is a national tourism campaign planned around it, with the reward growing to its current number from $25k last week.

A hunting license will be required and regulated by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, says the Department of Tourism and Recreation. The state will be issuing license plates, decals, a stalking permit and will be setting Bigfoot checkpoints. To receive the reward, Bigfoot has to be brought in alive and unharmed, says the bill.

In neighboring Texas, it is legal to hunt Bigfoot on your private property.

By Milan Sime Martinic