Crow hunting court decision affects Montana (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: June 6, 2019
In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the Crow Tribe’s right to hunt on its treaty lands, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has advised its wardens to avoid ticketing Crow hunters for violations on portions of the Custer Gallatin National Forest east of the Yellowstone River. Violations such as hunting during a closed season, unlawful possession, hunting without a license, or failure to tag would be overlooked. Tribal members could still be cited for safety violations like trespassing, or shooting from a roadway or vehicle. To read more about the decision, check out my story in the Billings Gazette at
(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)
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