Michigan Radio: Sault Tribe objects to moose hunting in state
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011
"It's up to the Michigan State legislature to determine what game is available for hunting in Michigan.
In late 2010, the legislature opened up the possibility of a moose hunt in Michigan.
But ahead of all that, the Inland Conservation Committee with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voted to oppose the hunt.
Here's part of a statement from the tribe:
At its Aug. 1 meeting, the committee cited biological concerns of a hunt’s impact on a fragile and uncertain population of 433 moose. The proposed hunt would take 10 bull moose in the fall after the rutting season, according to news accounts. The Department of Natural Resources was officially notified of the decision last week."
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Moose hunt opposed by Chippewa tribe in the U.P.
(Michigan Radio 9/9)
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