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Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of a state lawmaker in Oklahoma.

A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season. Rep. Justin Humphrey's district includes the heavily forested Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, where a Bigfoot festival is held each year.

He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.

A spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which oversees hunting in Oklahoma, says the agency uses science-driven research and doesn't recognize Bigfoot.

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