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Pine Knot Outdoors: Let's hope Band will give young hunters a permit break


February 7, 2020

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has decided to charge an annual fee to access thousands of acres of reservation land for non-band members. It’s $25 a month or an annual fee of $100. I have enjoyed hunting and fishing on tribal lands the past 40 years. I can say paying no fees and taxes has been a real bargain.

Have I taken over $100 annually in fish and game? Probably not. Have I collectively done $100 in damage to the land? Not to my knowledge. I’ve respected the land as if it were my own. I’ve never pounded a single nail into a tree or carelessly left a Snickers wrap...

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