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Men from Crow Tribe cited for hunt on treaty lands in Wyoming






A view of the Bighorn Mountains. Photo from National Park Service

Three members of the Crow Tribe of Montana have been cited in connection with a hunting incident in Wyoming.

Colton Herrera, Clayvin Herrera and Ronnie Fisher are accused of illegal poaching in the Bighorn Mountains. But the area where the elk was taken is covered by the 1868 Treaty with the Crows, a tribal official said.

“We don’t really have problems with Montana or South Dakota,” Leslie Plain Feather, who works for the Crow Legislative Branch, told The Sheridan Press. “It’s always Wyoming.”

The three men pleaded not guilty are set to go to trial in March. But Colton Herrera has asked for a change of plea, the Press reported, while the two others have requested a bench trial and plan to represent themselves.

Clayvin Herrera works for the Crow Nation Fish and Game and is an accomplished hunter.

Get the Story:
Poaching case: One changes plea, 2 request bench trial (The Sheridan Press 2/6)
Dispute continues over Crow off-reservation hunting rights (The Sheridan Press 1/31)