[Tweeters] Legal vs Ethical

Mike Clarke transvolcanic at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 17:08:55 PST 2016


Perhaps you make a good point about enforcement and I don't know much about
Colville wildlife...but it seems like many of the tribal fish and wildlife
divisions try to be good stewards of wildlife. I could be wrong about
that, but it seems that way.

Mike Clarke

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Kelly McAllister <mcallisters4 at comcast.net>
wrote:


> Many will remember the lengthy legal deliberations surrounding the Makah

> Tribe’s interest in obtaining authorization to take Gray Whales which had

> been delisted from the Endangered Species Act but were still protected

> under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Indian Nations are definitely not

> independent countries and they are largely subject to federal laws.

> However, the treaties and other aspects of their special status (when they

> are recognized by the federal government as indigenous tribes), give them

> some unique legal treatments. It’s my guess that the Colville tribe’s

> wildlife protection laws largely mirror federal laws like the Migratory

> Bird Treaty Act. Enforcement, though, is a completely different matter…

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> Kelly McAllister

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> *From:* tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:

> tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] *On Behalf Of *Mike Clarke

> *Sent:* Friday, January 29, 2016 2:38 PM

> *To:* TWEETERS <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> *Subject:* Re: [Tweeters] Legal vs Ethical

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> Federal guidelines and the Endangered Species Act as well as the Migratory

> Bird Treaty Act and other federal wildlife regulations do very much apply

> on tribal lands. Tribal authorities have all power to set hunting

> seasons, bag limits, etc...but only do so within the guidelines set by the

> feds based on federal laws. This has always been my understanding of the

> reading I have done on this in the past. There are a myriad of exceptions

> to certain rules and limits on waterfowl hunting, eagle feather permitting

> etc..., but, if this owl was shot and killed, this would have been a

> violation of federal law that definitely would apply on the Colville

> Reservation.

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> Mike Clarke

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> Pullman

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