|January 3, 2013
Game meat available for tribal members
The Tribal Wildlife Management Program often responds to human/wildlife conflicts on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Conflicts between private landowners and big game often occur in the autumn and winter months. To try to mitigate the impacts of these conflicts within the City of Polson, the Tribal Council has approved development of a call list of individual Tribal member who are interested in receiving deer meat. Preference will be given to Elders and Tribal Members with disabilities.
The Tribal Wildlife Management Program and the Tribal Conservation Officers are preparing a list of Tribal members who are interested in receiving deer meat, individuals are reminded that they are responsible for the cost of processing the meat or for pick up by anyone who wishes to process their own meat.
A list of interested Tribal members will be developed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested Tribal members may contact Shannon Clairmont, Tribal Wildlife Biologist.
This project strives as a cooperative effort at managing deer populations and minimizing conflict between humans and wildlife. “These deer are primarily Mule Deer but a few White-tailed Deer have also been captured.” said Clairmont.
“Trapping will likely occur through January if there is interest in the program,” added Clairmont.
For more information or to place your name on the call list contact Shannon Clairmont at email@example.com, 883-2888 ext. 7242 or by mail at P.O. Box 278, Pablo, Mt 59855.