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St. Croix tribal member Will LaPointe shot this large bull elk in the Clam Lake area Friday, Sept. 13, on the first day of the tribal elk hunt. The elk’s rack is reported to be a state record. LaPointe’s harvest tag is one of five tags issued to Chippewa tribal huntes to take elk this fall.

The Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe began their annual elk hunt in northern Wisconsin Friday, Sept. 13, and two tribal hunters — one from St. Croix and the other from Keweenaw Bay — successfully filled their tags that day. 

Prior to the hunt, tribal hunters gathered for prayers, which were recited by Rusty Barber of Lac Courte Oreilles, Joe Rose (Bad River), Marvin DeFoe (Red Cliff), Bobby Williams (LDF) and John Johnson, Voigt Task Force chairman. The hunters and their rifles were smudged for a safe and successful hunt.

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