itís illegal to kill a Sasquatch in British Columbia


Cliffy
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Many a person has claimed to have sighted a Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) but did you know that if you hunt and kill one in British Columbia you could get in big trouble?
Though the province doesn’t precisely have an outright ban on killing the “animal”, apparently a former official proclaimed killing the Sasquatch is illegal. However, B.C. also has laws that forbid the unauthorized hunting and killing of wildlife.

The Wildlife Act of B.C. states that the government owns all wildlife and you can’t hunt it unless you get government permission.
Although it is hard to fathom how you could kill a mythical creature, it would nevertheless likely be considered wildlife and any person killing it without a license could face a fine of up to $250,000.
The mythical creature can be identified by its distinct characteristics, which include being very hairy, tall, human-like, and emitting an extremely foul odour.
Their means of communications are apparently grunts and whistles and they are said to sometimes howl at night. Perhaps they are also related to the mythological werewolf.
The Sasquatch killing ban is rumoured to have existed in the province since the late 1800’s when a Nanaimo man was denied his request to shoot a “wild man of Home Lake” because even then it was illegal to kill Sasquatch — or extremely hairy and out-of-control men.





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petros
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If you don't need tags or its not listed as endangered or protected, it's an open species.
 
Curious Cdn
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Do they still live in communes on Salt Spring?
 
petros
#4
NO...
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

NO...

...your in-laws, perhaps?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Many a person has claimed to have sighted a Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) but did you know that if you hunt and kill one in British Columbia you could get in big trouble?
Though the province doesnít precisely have an outright ban on killing the ďanimalĒ, apparently a former official proclaimed killing the Sasquatch is illegal. However, B.C. also has laws that forbid the unauthorized hunting and killing of wildlife.

The Wildlife Act of B.C. states that the government owns all wildlife and you canít hunt it unless you get government permission.
Although it is hard to fathom how you could kill a mythical creature, it would nevertheless likely be considered wildlife and any person killing it without a license could face a fine of up to $250,000.
The mythical creature can be identified by its distinct characteristics, which include being very hairy, tall, human-like, and emitting an extremely foul odour.
Their means of communications are apparently grunts and whistles and they are said to sometimes howl at night. Perhaps they are also related to the mythological werewolf.
The Sasquatch killing ban is rumoured to have existed in the province since the late 1800ís when a Nanaimo man was denied his request to shoot a ďwild man of Home LakeĒ because even then it was illegal to kill Sasquatch ó or extremely hairy and out-of-control men.





FindLaw Canada | Canadaís weirdest laws: itís illegal to kill a Sasquatch in British Columbia

Good one, Cliffy.......got me chuckling.
 
Bar Sinister
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Well, that is one hunting reg no one is going to fined for breaking.
 
spaminator
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coldstream
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I guess i'll have to take the stuffed Sasquatch head off my trophy room wall.. before someone reports me to the proper authorities.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

I guess i'll have to take the stuffed Sasquatch head off my trophy room wall.. before someone reports me to the proper authorities.

Just be careful you are not wearing it.
 

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