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Jackalope Statue: Douglas, Wyoming

The Jackalope Statue resides in Douglas, Wyoming, also known as the "Jackalope Capital of the World."

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Douglas, Wyoming, is the­ self-proclaimed "Jackalope Capital of the World" because, as the tall tale goes, pioneers first spotted the legendary critter in the area in the 1820s.

The city pays homage to the beast with a statue built in the center of town in 1965 and an annual festival.

Jackalope hunting licenses are even available through the local chamber of commerce, but only to those whose IQ is more than 50 but less than 72, and the season is limited to two hours a year.

Learn about the statue of another critter -- a catfish -- on the next page.

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