FEBRUARY 9, 2001 A group of Washington hunters is backing the controversial whale hunt of the Makah Nation not necessarily because it upholds treaty rights but because their own opponents want the hunt to stop. Still, James Layman, executive director of the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, says the tribe has a treaty-secured right to hunt and that the hunt won't hurt the gray whale population. Get the Story:
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