Is Bigfoot a protected species? Well, in New York, an enthusiast has stated to the press that the species is on the protected species list.
The rationale behind this declaration is that the mysterious beast has no designated hunting season; therefore, by law, the species falls under the protected list. According to the Huffington Post, enthusiast, Peter Wiemer, has verified this with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a telephone conversation.
Of course, the DEC has denied that this declaration is true, and the department also denies the existence of the beast. However, in an email, the DEC told Wiemer that there is no open season on the beast, but none may be taken either.
The DEC also encourages believers to track down the beast in order to prove that it exists. However, shooting it is still not legal. The only state that allows for Sasquatches to get shot is Texas. The law allows shooter to do it on first site with no questions asked. Go figure!