Hunting is the sort of activity that can mean something different to everyone who participates. Some hunt purely for pleasure, finding peace in the quiet of the woods, and satisfaction in taking down an animal.
Others hunt for sport, finding thrill in the chase or pleasure in adding another trophy to the collection.
Still, there are many who hunt for necessity, and some who even hunt for profit.
That last group of outdoorsmen are now licking their chops at a $3 million bounty in Oklahoma…but they’ll have to do something that no one has ever done before.
The Oklahoma lawmaker who created a controversial cash prize for the first person to capture a living Sasquatch in the state announced that the proverbial Bigfoot bounty has been increased to a staggering $3 million. State Representative J.J. Humphrey made the declaration during a session of the Oklahoma legislature on Wednesday as he was providing his colleagues with an update on the audacious idea which he first suggested as a Bigfoot hunting season back in January. “Who knew that that would go international and that we would gain so much attention,” he marveled at the worldwide headlines that followed his initial proposal.
Since that time, the concept has transformed into a plan wherein applicants could get ‘tracking licenses’ from the state’s tourism department with the express knowledge that they are not to kill Bigfoot, but can capture it alive and, if they do, they win the enormous cash prize. “We have started what may be the biggest promotion in the state of Oklahoma ever,” Humphrey proclaimed to the legislature, “this is turning out to be huge.” The lawmaker also noted that the attention surrounding the state’s strange embrace of Bigfoot has already brought dividends as a documentary crew had journeyed to Oklahoma to film a series on the famed cryptid.
Mainstream science has not yet recognized sasquatch as a “real” animal, but researchers continue to spend countless resources attempting to track down evidence of the creature.