Ceremonial Elk Hunt in Northern Wis.
Posted at: 10/18/2013 5:58 PM
| Updated at: 10/18/2013 5:59 PM
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A ceremonial elk hunt is being held this weekend in northern Wisconsin.
Members of several Northland tribal bands are gathering for a ceremonial elk hunt in the Clam Lake area. The DNR reintroduced elk to the area in 1995 but says there aren't yet enough elk to justify a hunt.
The tribes plan to limit the hunt to one bull elk. An inter-tribal deer hunt is also being held.
Hunters are holding a pre-hunt ceremony at sunset Friday evening and will head out before sunrise Saturday. A feast is planned for Sunday.
The participating tribal bands are members of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, which includes six bands in Wisconsin, two in Minnesota, and three in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.