Outdoors News Briefs: Elk shot in tribal ceremony, DNR objectsOutdoor News
-- A tribal elder from the Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa ban shot an elk in northwestern Wisconsin yesterday morning, over objections from the Department of Natural Resources.
HAYWARD - A tribal elder from the Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa ban shot an elk in northwestern Wisconsin yesterday morning, over objections from the Department of Natural Resources.
The elk was shot with a rifle near Clam Lake. The tribe had submitted an application last Thursday for a ceremonial harvest permit. The elk is being prepared for a thanksgiving feast and ceremony. The DNR has opposed the tribes’ decision to harvest the elk for the ceremony. The state agency has called the decision a setback for the relationship between the two entities.
A Dane County judge gives a group of humane societies the preliminary victory they sought by refusing to toss out a lawsuit challenging the use of dogs in Wisconsin’s wolf hunt. The groups say they are trying to reduce the chances of hunting dogs being killed when they encounter wolves in the woods. The hunt is set to start next month. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had asked Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson to throw out the suit, but Anderson allowed it to move forward. Just this week, the DNR made 1,160 applicants eligible to get a permit for the October 15th season opener.
For the first time in more than 70 years fish will be able to migrate up Wisconsin’s Duck Creek past Pamperin Creek. Two dams are being removed from the Wisconsin park and another is being modified. The project is being funded jointly by the Oneida tribe, Brown County, the DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Those dams had no apparent function. They may have been constructed in the 1930s for aesthetics and, maybe, collecting water for skating. Their removal will improve and expand the fish habitat. Modifications will be built to stop the migration of the round goby, an invasive species.
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