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Chippewa tribe night deer hunt off to slow start


ASHLAND, WI (WTAQ) - After winning a three-year court battle, Chippewa Indians are apparently waiting for better conditions before they go out to shoot deer at night in northern Wisconsin.

A two-month season began Sunday. The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission says one hunter has shot a doe in Douglas County, and just one other hunter had a required shooting plan approved.

The rules also require the Chippewa to complete hunter safety courses and pass marksmanship tests. About 30 people have accomplished both of those -- and their shooting plans are still pending.


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