Native American Hunting Rights

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Native American have specials rights that been reserved by federally recognized tribal nation which are land ownership, politic rights and fishing or hunting rights. One right that most Native Americans enjoy is the fishing and hunting rights which is a result of the treaties signed between the tribes and the federal government. For them, hunting and fishing were critically important as that were their primary source of food and trade goods. Even though they got the rights for fishing and hunting after ceded millions of acres of land to the federal government, but they thought that was worth it because among the reserved right that they got is “privilege of hunting on open and unclaimed lands”.
One of the case studies that can be related with this reserved right is “Deer hunting at night in Wisconsin”. The issue of night hunting was started since 1990’s when Chippewa tribes claims the rights to fish and hunt. However, not much action was taken by government to solve the issue because the judge ruled that night hunting is too dangerous. Chippewa tribes did not just gave up with their claim when they brought up the issue again in 2012 which asked Crabb to reconsider their
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The time interval for the hunting normally is one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise. There are some special regulations that Chippewa tribes need to follow which are they only can hunt in approved shooting plan with maximum distance of 100 yards and must use a light to identify their target before start shooting. In addition, they need to complete an approved night hunting training course before get the permission to hunt. The course included a review of the night hunting regulations, suggested best practices to maximize safety and a marksmanship proficiency exam. They are also not authorized to enter any private land without

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