Hunting for Bigfoot can be as fun as going on a paranormal investigation, except for the fact that you are hunting a fictional character instead of actual ghosts. In this case, a local Montana bar hosts an annual Bigfoot hunt in celebration of the end of winter and the coming of spring.
In the town of Elliston, Montana, the Lawdog’s Saloon hosts annual hunts where registered members pay a small fee of $15 to go “hunting” for a man in a Bigfoot costume.
According to an article in The Billings Gazette, in previous years, the small-town tradition has gathered hundreds of people excited to hunt down the mystical creature in preparation of the coming of the spring season. Each hunter that pays for a hunting license receive hunting kits that include gloves, a whistle, a small flashlight, bigfoot bait (jerky), and some beer nuts. When the man in the Bigfoot costume is found, a whistle is blown to signal other hunters that the hunt is over.
The 25th annual Bigfoot hunt is on March 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. You must be 21 or older to participate in this event. You can register by calling Lawdog’s Saloon at 406.492.8596.