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November, 2012

Bigfoot Protected Species?
New York State Denies Putting Sasquatches On Protected Animals List
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New York: A Bigfoot enthusiast in Chautauqua Lake wants Sasquatches to be safe from Empire State hunters.

Peter Wiemer of the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo
declared that New York's Department of Environmental Conservation put Bigfoot on the Protected Species list.

Wiemer's rationale? There is no designated hunting season for sasquatches. Therefore, they are a protected species.

"By not being listed in the hunting syllabus of NYS," Wiemer wrote, "any non-listed species then becomes a Protected Species per my phone conversation with [DEC spokesperson] Mark Kandel."

Kandel denied that his department took any such action.

"New York State has taken no action with regard to listing or protecting Bigfoot," he said.

But sasquatches do have some legal protections, according to a previous email from Kandel to Wiemer. It stated:  "There is no open season on Bigfoot, and they may not be taken."

Although New York State does not acknowledge Bigfoot's existence, "we are confident that the current laws and regulations afford adequate protect for Bigfoot if one were to be found in New York," Kandel asserted.

Kandel said Bigfoot believers are welcome to pursue sasquatches for "the purpose of documenting their existence," provided none are harmed.

This will likely come as welcome news to sasquatches, who are currently allowed to be gunned down without consequence in Texas.

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