Wis. tribes increase safety protocols for night deer hunting, witness says as trial begins

  • Article by: TODD RICHMOND , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 22, 2013 - 4:22 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes have beefed up safety protocols for night deer hunting, a tribal attorney testified Monday as the bands tried to convince a federal judge to allow the practice despite state wildlife officials' concerns.

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duckhunter97Jul. 22, 13 4:27 PM

Wow, so that was part of their heritage/tradition too? I wonder what kind of spot light they used when they were living in tee-pee's... It is getting pretty sickening all the special fishing and hunting rights Indians are getting...

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forever715Jul. 22, 13 9:18 PM

I drive truck and pass through the Bad River Reservation at least two times each night. It is not unusual in the fall time to see spotlights as well as rifle muzzle flash in the night while traveling on US2. If there is night hunting with impunity along a federal highway now when the practice banned, imagine how dangerous it will become once the practice becomes "legal". Nothing good can come from this and I personally do not want to be the person who ends with a stray bullet in the head.

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sjfellegyJul. 23, 13 7:03 AM

In fact, there is ZERO need to allow exclusive rights to anyone in this day and age. NONE! To NO ONE! FYI--those "treaty harvest rights" did not give them rights above the rest of the citizens. The treaties ONLY gave them the right to eat/harvest like the rest of society had to do at the time. Nothing more, nothing less. As the high courts have ruled in recent months--"times change and laws need to change with them". "Selective Sovereignty" needs to be out-lawed. Reality is, these rights have only hurt the Native American group, as a whole, nationally, not helped them. Shame on anyone that defends this ongoing "exclusive rights" scenario in this day and age--on U.S soil--when everyone else is fighting for equal rights based on race and ethnic origin. I commend the Wisconsin leaders for standing up to this so called "rights" scam--that costs taxpayers billions of $$ each year--that helps no one.

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