Oklahoma is offering a $2 million bounty on this mythical creature

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - The legend of Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, goes back a long time in history. Whether you believe in his existence or not, Oklahoma has officially declared open season on the giant, hairy creature!

There is no proof of existence for Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, but his legend goes way back in history (stock image).
There is no proof of existence for Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, but his legend goes way back in history (stock image).  © Paul Fisher/123rf

Republican state Rep. Justin Humphrey introduced a bill on January 23, issuing a Bigfoot state hunting license and offering $25,000 to the brave hunter who confronts the mystic monster.

But in the meantime, the state's lawmakers have increased a bounty for the capture of Bigfoot to $2.1 million, according to local news.

So, if you happen to be hiking through the thick forest of the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, it might be worth keeping your eyes peeled for the mythical creature.

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However, it's essential that you don't harm Bigfoot in the process. He's very much wanted alive!

Although that sounds pretty tricky to achieve, it's nothing compared to the obstacle of Bigfoot's probable non-existence. Decades-long investigations on the mysterious, humanoid figure have never come up with even a trace of Sasquatch.

But while the bill and the accompanying bounty is clearly meant as a joke, the hunting license has some serious objectives behind it.

Justin Humphrey hopes that issuing licenses for people who are eager to hunt Bigfoot will drive tourism in his state.

Bigfoot hunting season is supposed to lure in tourists

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Deers exist in Oklahoma, but are there any other fabulous mythical creatures?  © Unsplash/Robert Wiedemann

"A lot of people don't believe in Bigfoot, but a lot of people do," Humphrey wrote in a news release.

He then suggested that establishing a hunting season for the creature could help draw in tourists.

Having a license and a tag would work as proof for people who participated in the hunt.

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"Again, the overall goal is to get people to our area to enjoy the natural beauty and to have a great time," he continued.

"And if they find Bigfoot while they’re at it, well hey, that’s just an even bigger prize."

Cover photo: Paul Fisher/123rf

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