ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tribal lands will be off limits to wolf hunters when Minnesota’s wolf season opens Saturday.
All of Minnesota’s Chippewa bands have banned wolf hunting and trapping on tribal lands. The affected reservations include Red Lake, White Earth, Bois Forte, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Fond du Lac and Mille Lacs.READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
The Department of Natural Resources points out most reservation boundaries in Minnesota encompass a mix of tribal, public and private lands. So anyone hunting wolves within a reservation boundary needs to ensure they’re on public or private land that’s open for hunting. Tribes will enforce the ban on land they own or that’s in federal trust status.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Fizzles, But More Heavy Rainfall Coming Overnight
Not all tribal lands are posted. The DNR says best source for information is county plat maps, generally available at county courthouses.MORE NEWS: What Is The Key To A Long Life?
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