Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
Not correct. There are two paradigms. Under the first, only animals listed as huntable can be shot. This is what you are describing. California would be an example. Under the second, all protected animals are listed and anything not listed can be shot .. open "season". Oregon is an example of this. Yep, here if it is not protected explicitly by federal law or state law, I can shoot it ... year around. As I understand it, the reason was to allow people to exterminate invasive species without having to go through a complex process. From the standpoint of protecting native wildlife, Oregon's scheme makes a lot of sense. (I would say before you start shooting here, you better know what you are shooting at because the list of protected species is **long**.)
So, he released a video on Facebook and pretty much said it was a tourism stunt. He also walked back on "hunting season" and now says it's a "trapping permit" and the goal is to take one alive.
All in all, I think I get what he is trying to do, he's trying to generate revenue and interest in the Honobia Bigfoot festival. I kinda feel bad for the guy, he's taking a lot of flak and he's just trying to generate some income.
How cool would it be to have an actual Govt. issued bigfoot trapping/hunting license? Like he said in his video, several people have already contacted him wanting to purchase one, just to frame.
You can do AMAZING things with makeup. Makeup Artists do more than eye shadow. I worked for two seasons on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. They can do MAGIC.
Also, I do think that Standing has had experiences. I also think he's faked a bunch. So... buyer beware.
I've never seen any Les Stroud episodes, so maybe I'll start with this one.