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State withdraws from licensing on Indian land
18 April 2005

Governor John Hoeven

      Surrounded by tribal game wardens April 15, North Dakota Governor John Hoeven holds up the bill he signed that changes the state's long-time practice of licensing hunters on reservations. The new law says that the state's general game license is not required for hunting on Indian land. A tribal license will be sufficient. At left, Rep. Dawn Charging (Three Affiliated), R-Garrison, an ardent backer of the bill, and other supporters who worked for its passage, at right, Tiffany Johnson (Three Affiliated) and Councilman Archie Fool Bear (Standing Rock). The measure takes effect August 1. A state license is required to hunt on reservation lands that are not owned by individual Indians or a tribe.


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