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U.S. Government's Guidelines for Yeti Hunting in Nepal

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February 27, 2013
U.S. Government's Guidelines for Yeti Hunting in Nepal - 4

Slate.com's blog The Vault dug up a painfully bureaucratic memo on yeti hunting from the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu. The memo is from 1959, it was signed by Counselor Ernest H. Fisk, and offers some guidelines for any adventurers hunting yeti. No, this is not a joke.

The memo reads as follows:

"1) Royalty of Rs. 5000/- Indian Currency (rupees) will have to be paid to His Majesty's Government of Nepal for a permit to carry out an expedition in search of 'Yeti'.

2) In case 'yeti' is traced it can be photographed or caught alive but it must not be killed or shot at except in an emergency arising out of self defense. All photographs taken of the animal, the creature itself if captured alive or dead, must be surrendered to the Government of Nepal at the Earliest time.

3) News and reports throwing light on the actual existence of the creature must be submitted to the Government of Nepal as soon as they are available and must not in any way be given out to the Press or Reporters for publicity without the permission of the Government of Nepal."

It is unclear if these guidelines are still mandated in Nepal, but  the memo is interesting because it illustrates how governments at the time were taking yeti hunting at least semi-seriously.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I wonder if Counselor Ernest H. Fisk had anything to do with writing up the regulations for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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from Colorado Samurai wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

So, a non-hunting expedition will cost 5,000 rupees. What does a full on yeti-hunting expedition cost?

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from basman wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

worthless information

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hi..,.

I think that it's highly unlikely that Nepal's "rules" will ever be broken...!!

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hi..,.

I think that it's highly unlikely that Nepal's "rules" will ever be broken...!!

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from basman wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

worthless information

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from Colorado Samurai wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

So, a non-hunting expedition will cost 5,000 rupees. What does a full on yeti-hunting expedition cost?

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I wonder if Counselor Ernest H. Fisk had anything to do with writing up the regulations for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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