Spotlighting for deer may soon become legal for members of a Wisconsin Native American tribe if a federal judge rules in their favor.
From this story on jsonline.com:
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments over whether the Wisconsin Chippewa can hunt deer at night. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb two weeks ago declared the state’s ban on night deer hunting extends to tribal hunters, scuttling the Chippewa’s request until Wednesday’s hearing.
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the organization that oversees the Chippewa’s off-reservation rights, last month quietly authorized tribal hunters to hunt at night, known as shining.
According to the story, permission for hunting at night was granted to the tribe within a 22,400-acre patch of ground in northern Wisconsin that the tribe originally handed over the federal government back in the 19th Century. Thoughts? Reaction?