Judge Suspends Deer Shining Laws Inclduing Chippewa Tribes

By KBJR News 1

Judge Suspends Deer Shining Laws Inclduing Chippewa Tribes

November 28, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM CDT

The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is suspending its authorization of night time deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin following a judge's ruling this afternoon.

A Federal Judge ruled the state of Wisconsin may enforce state shining laws that forbid night time deer hunting against everyone including Chippewa Tribal members.

This ruling will stop night time deer hunting within the Ceded Territory at least until a Federal hearing on Dec. 12.

Under the tribes' plan, Native hunters would be required to take extra safety measures including proficiency testing with a weapon.

Chippewa Tribal Members have been prohibited from night hunting since 1990 but authorized the hunt last month saying if the law allows night time wolf hunting the same rule should apply to deer.

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