"Sasquatch Hunters Get Warning"
July 23, 1971
Skamania County Ordinance is Serious Despite Date
Stevenson, Washington -(UPI) Four Cleveland men better plan to keep alive any Bigfoot creature they capture near here or expect to suffer the April Fool's Day ordinance passed by the Skamania County Commissioners.
Ken Killeen, head of the Cleveland expedition wrote to the Washington State Department of Commerce and Economic Development to ask if shooting the so-called "Sasquatch" legendary creature was illegal and if a zoo were nearby to temporarily detain it, if captured.
He said they planned to come to Mt. St. Helens area, where a number of expeditions have combed the hills looking for the creature recorded in Indian legend.
The state Agency told
him of the "Skamania County Ordinance passed on April Fool's
Day, 1969," which imposes a $10,000 fine along with up to five
years imprisonment for wanton slaying of the creature.
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