Oregon expands big game hunting for Grand Ronde tribe

Salem, Oregon (AP) 4-08

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has expanded big game hunting rights for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for cultural ceremonies.

The new hunting rights apply to the Trask Wildlife Management Unit, allowing the Grand Ronde to take 15 deer, nine elk and three bear outside of state-sanctioned hunting seasons.

Tribal officials said they were pleased with the decision, calling it historic.

The tribe was supported by the Multnomah Anglers and Hunters Association, which said there are probably more animals lost to poachers than the tribe will ever get for their ceremonial and cultural harvest.

 

 

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