Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal: If California-based paranormal experts do succeed in killing Bigfoot – the possible Silverton resident – local law enforcement promises to throw the book at them.Good for the local law. Of course, determinations need to be concerning Sasquatch as human, as "just" an animal, etc. according to authorities. Still, they are not amused and will not look the other way if such a thing were to happen. Assuming there is a Silverton Bigfoot to begin with.
The usual justifications for killing Bigfoot are uttered:
On Friday, Gonzalez said, “We’re not ashamed to say it. We came out a few years ago, saying, ‘We need to shoot Bigfoot.’” To prove the existence of Bigfoot, scientists will require a body. Then they’ll be able to identify Bigfoot DNA and go from there.” (Phantoms and Monsters)Oh, and then there's FOX, who will air Paranormal Central . . .
Lastly, there is this:
“When I was a judge in Silverton years ago, a waiter used to run by the train in a monkey suit,” he said. Anybody planning an attempt on Bigfoot’s life “better be careful what they’re shooting at.”Again, assuming any of that is also true, shooting at what one thinks is a Bigfoot and having the being turn out to be human would be a tragic event.