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Take down the signs to again unite our area

Reservation boundary signs divisive Mike Jorgensen, in Take down the signs to again unite our area Letter of the Week, Mille Lacs Messenger, 2-16-22, responds to increasing divisiveness in the Mille Lacs area over tribal reservation boundary claims. Jorgensen challenged Mille Lacs Band statements about being “good neighbors.” Which came after a lawsuit against Mille Lacs [...]

2022-02-22T12:24:06-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Take down the signs to again unite our area

South Dakota: No free park permits, hunting-fishing licenses

Minnesota's new Free State Park Permits for Indians, signed into law by Gov. Walz in last June, went into effect Jan. 1 of this year. Under the new law any member of the 11 federally recognized tribes in Minnesota is eligible for an annual state park permit for no charge. Apparently, this new law has legs. [...]

2022-02-21T22:53:33-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on South Dakota: No free park permits, hunting-fishing licenses

Finally – MLFAC MEETS ONLINE – Register by Noon Feb 14

PERM members are invited to observe/comment via online video-conference The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee will meet from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. PERM members and interested outdoor enthusiasts are invited to observe/comment via online video-conference. The agenda covers: *** Fall netting results *** Upcoming open water regulations *** Update on the Mille Lacs management plan. [...]

2022-02-09T16:17:29-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Finally – MLFAC MEETS ONLINE – Register by Noon Feb 14

Fellegy: free tribal state park permits ‘atrocious’

It's not racist to question racist government policy Joe Fellegy nails it in today's Outdoor News, Fellegy selfie Q&A: tribal state park permits and more. He calls out the Governor, DNR, various state leaders, and unnamed tribal politicos over a discriminatory tribal state park permit policy. He explains why the Governor "and his administration cannot be [...]

2022-01-21T14:46:36-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Fellegy: free tribal state park permits ‘atrocious’

Questions I Get Asked about PERM

The most asked questions I get about PERM are: With no major case in court why is PERM still operating? And, what is done with funds raised? Every chance to speak up, challenge, inform, organize citizen response, initiate or sign on to a lawsuit all vary in timing and scope. (And depend on resources available.) Ebb [...]

2022-01-08T20:28:13-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Questions I Get Asked about PERM

Free State Park Permits for Indians

Looking at new laws going into effect in 2022 one stood out—Free State Park permits for Indians. This law came out of the Legislature’s 2021 Special Session and the SF 20, Environment and Natural Resources omnibus bill. It was signed into law by Gov. Walz on June 29, 2021. SF20 was controversial in part because of [...]

2022-01-07T13:48:33-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Free State Park Permits for Indians

Legal hunting (tribal only) of Tundra and Trumpeter swans

An article by Star Tribune reporter Jim Williams explains how tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan acquired special permission to open up the hunting of Tundra swans. " Tundra swans can be hunted by some American Indian tribes in Minnesota." They are legal game in eight states, but the nearly identical-looking Trumpeter swans are strictly protected [...]

2022-01-07T12:45:27-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Legal hunting (tribal only) of Tundra and Trumpeter swans

The so-called “bans” on over-water teal hunting

Recent reporting by Tim Spielman pulled the curtain back on the White Earth and Leech Lake Bands' abrupt "teal hunting ban.” Streams of Thought, Tim Spielman, Editor, Outdoor News Minnesota, September 10, 2021. It came just days before the launch of a new experimental teal hunting season. It's a pretty big deal, being the first new [...]

2021-10-04T14:40:08-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on The so-called “bans” on over-water teal hunting

Tribal moose hunt details revealed

The only detail concerning non-tribal hunters is "none" Javier Serna, Assistant Editor, Outdoor News Minnesota, recently did a great job revealing these details. How is it that Grand Portage and Bois Forte bands of Ojibwe, and the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa can hunt Moose whenever they want and decide how many they kill when [...]

2021-10-04T10:00:34-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Tribal moose hunt details revealed

Plenty of walleye – no basis for strict regs

Regs are out of sync for Mille Lacs walleye population/forage balance Mille Lac’s Steve Johnson recently challenged the DNR’s “very strict regulations on the harvest of walleyes from Mille Lacs Lake.” No walleye for you, Mille Lacs Messenger, July 20, 2021. Johnson, a local businessman, community leader, and member of the Mille Lacs Fishery Advisory Committee [...]

2021-08-04T15:12:11-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Plenty of walleye – no basis for strict regs

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