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Supreme Court decision may be a step toward night deer huntingSubmitted: 04/20/2015
Supreme Court decision may be a step toward night deer hunting
Story By Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court decision may open the door to night deer hunting by Chippewa tribes.

The court rejected an appeal from Wisconsin officials who want to keep a ban on night hunting in place.

The justices today let stand an appeals court ruling. That ruling orders a federal judge to reconsider the ban.

The Chippewa have pushed for years for a night hunt in northern Wisconsin.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in 1991 that night hunting was too dangerous. Last year the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered her to re-open that ruling.

The appeals court noted that four other states allow tribal night hunts. They said the practice is not likely to pose a safety problem.

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