Legal Bigfoot Hunting in Texas

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Cryptomundo reports that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has offered an opinion letter on the legality of hunting Bigfoot in the state of Texas.  In a response to John Lloyd Scharf, the department explains that bigfoot (and presumably chubacabra and any other crypto-zoological creature) would fall under the category non-protected/non-game wildlife.  According the department’s letter, a non-protected nongame animal may be hunted on private property with landowner consent by any means, at any time and there is no bag limit or possession limit.  Given this opinion, it appears that hunters may take such creatures absent the state declaring additional protections (such as declaring sasquatch an endangered species).

Despite this opinion, Bigfoot hunting brings up legitimate public policy concerns. Sasquatch are not a declared endangered species because the species’ existence is denied due to its extreme rarity. While hunting bigfoot may result in definitive proof of the species existence, there is no telling what ecological consequences the killing a bigfoot would have on the remaining population.

Posted by MaddPat - Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012

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