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Minn. Tribes To Ban Wolf Hunting On Reservations

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GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (WCCO) – The Tribal Councils of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have decided not to open their lands to wolf hunting during the State season which begins November 3.

The Bois Forte Band Reservation at Nett Lake and Lake Vermilion, and the Grand Portage Band Reservation’s lands are depicted in Zone A on the Minnesota DNR Wolf Regulations map.

Tribal officials advise that going on Indian lands to take game, including wolves, is a federal crime under Title 18 of the United States Code and that they would seek the prosecution of violators.

The decision was made by The 1854 Treaty Authority, an inter-tribal organization that regulates hunting by Bois Forte and Grand Portage members within a 5-million acre territory in northeast Minnesota.

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