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Tribal elk hunt provokes criticism

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State and local officials say the Chippewa Indians should have been more forthcoming about their plans to kill an elk in northern Wisconsin for a ceremonial function.

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The matter became public this week when the DNR sent a letter to tribal officials, questioning the tribes' authority to hunt the elk without working out an agreement with the state first. But yesterday, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission confirmed it approved a permit to hunt a single elk.

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