Bigfoot Search Requires Permit: Park Rangers

31 Sasquatch seekers stopped in Arkansas

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 29, 2012 5:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – The National Parks Service doesn't allow just anyone to conduct a search for Bigfoot. A man conducting a group mission to track down Sasquatch was halted by park rangers who told him he needed a permit, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. That's because the leader of the search around the Buffalo National River had charged people money to join in—from $300 to $500. In other words, he was acting as a "concessionaire," rangers said.

Matt Pruitt of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization had to pay a $525 fine. "I think it was a fairly innocent mistake," he said. A chief ranger explains: "We're not in this to make a lot of money, but we are in this to protect our resources. If he's got people running around in the park, who knows what they're doing looking for this elusive creature?" Head to the Republic for the full article. (Spoiler: Bigfoot remains at large.)

Bigfoot seekers need a permit in Arkansas.
Bigfoot seekers need a permit in Arkansas.   (Shutterstock)
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