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Coeur d'Alene Tribe working to address dispute over hunting

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Benewah County, Idaho, have yet to meet over a hunting rights dispute but both sides said they are eager to talk.

The tribe maintains the right to hunt on all land within reservation boundaries, including property owned by non-Indians. The county prosecutor, however, claims tribal members can't go onto non-trust land.

Wendy Olson, the U.S. Attorney for Idaho, said the law isn't clear either way. Bu she said she will not prosecute tribal members for hunting on the reservation.

The tribe's reservation was created by executive order.

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Tribe targets hunting dispute (The Coeur d'Alene Press 10/12)

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