Some Cherokees unhappy hunting, fishing compact
MUSKOGEE (AP) — Some Cherokee Nation citizens are unhappy with the tribe’s recently signed hunting and fishing compact with the state of Oklahoma and are circulating petitions calling for a vote on the issue.
The tribal council passed the compact in May and it was signed by Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Gov. Mary Fallin. Under its terms, the tribe will buy at least 150,000 licenses at $2 apiece for Oklahoma-based tribal citizens 16 or older that allows them to hunt and fish statewide — rather than just on tribal land — and includes deer and turkey tags.