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MAZINAIGANPAGE4SPRINGSUMMER2013CAMPINGDANGERSINLEADFeeexemptcampingonNationalForestcampgroundswhileexercisingtreatyrightsThroughanagreementbetweenparticipatingGLIFWCmemberbandsBadRiverBayMillsKeweenawBayLacduFlambeauLacVieuxDesertMilleLacsRedCliffandSokaogonMoleLakeandtheEasternRegionoftheU.S.ForestServicemembersoftheparticipatingBandsexercisingtheirtreatyrightsmaycampforfreeandwithoutlengthofstayrestrictionsformostcampgroundsintheChequamegon-NicoletOttawaHiawathaandHuron-ManisteeNationalForests.Somefee-exemptcampgroundsespeciallythosethatarebusystillmaintaina14-daylengthofstayrestrictionbetweenJune15andAugust15.Thisprovi-sionisperiodicallyreviewedtoensurethattheserestrictionsarenotinterferingwiththeexerciseoftreatyrights.Thereisgenerallynolimitonthenumberofcampingpermitsapersonmayobtain.ForfreecampingonNationalForestCampgroundsyoumustFillingoutForestServicecampgroundfeeenvelopesfortribalusePleasefillintherequestedinformationonthefeeenvelopetoregister.Tearofftheenvelopestubandattachtositepost.Pleasereviewthecampgroundspostedrulesandenjoyyourvisit1.BeamemberofaBandthathasratifiedtheTribalUSFSCampgroundAgreement2.ObtainatribalcampingpermitthroughyourtribalregistrationstationorGLIFWC.YourregistrationstationorGLIFWCwillusetheonlinepermittingsystemNAGFAYouwillbeissuedapermitsimilartopreviousyears-Thepermitwillincludeapermitnumberthatyouwillusetofilloutthefeeenvelope.3.Followthecampingregistrationproceduresatthecampground.Gen-erallythisinvolvesprovidinginformationrequestedonaregistrationformorenvelope.Seeillustrationonhowtofilloutthefeeenvelopeatthecampsite.4.Followallcampgroundrulesandregulationsfoundinthetribalrules.ReminderFeeexemptcampingisforNationalForestcampgroundsonlyCorrectionGLIFWCsinternet-basedpermittingarticleInthewintereditionofMazinaigantherewasanarticleaboutaninternet-basedpermitandregistrationsystemwhichisbeingusedbyseveralGLIFWCmem-bertribes.Thearticlesaidthatthesystemwasusedbyallmembertribes.ThiswasnotaccurateasKeweenawBayKBemploysadifferentsystemandthepermittingrequirementsforKBarenotthesameasforothertribes.Thisarticlecausedsomeconfusionandconcernbecauseofitsinaccuracies.Weapologizeforanyconfusionthatthisoversightmighthavecaused.DangersofleadinvenisonArecentstudyconductedbytheUSGeologicalSurveyattheNationalWild-lifeHealthCenterrevealedthatthereareelevatedammunition-associatedleadlevelsinconsumerswildgame.Thephotobelowshowstheplacementofleadfromammunitioninthestudyscarcasswithwhitespecksbeinglead.Notethedistancethoseleadspeckstraveledfromtheentrywound.Surveysdistributedtofoodbanksthesurveysshowedthat8-15ofWisconsindonatedvenisontofoodshelvescontainedleadfragments.Theseleadfragmentsarenotonlyharmfultohumansbutarealsohurtingourwildlifeinthecededterritory.Someofthemanyaffectedanimalsincludecarrionbirdssuchaseaglesandvulturescaninessuchaswolvesandcoyotesandwa-terfowlsuchasducksandgeese.Anunusualbirdthatisdroppinginpopulationsduetoleadpoisoningisthewoodcock.Someothersourcesofleadthatanimalsingestincludespentshotwaterfowluplandgamesinkerswaterfowlminetailingswaterfowlandpaintchips.Leadcancauseneuraldegenerationnervedamagekidneydamagebonedamageandinhibitbloodformationandnervetransmission.Thebodymistakesleadforcalciumandthentransportsittonervecellsandothertissues.ByLynnaGurnoeRedClifftribalwardenX-rayofadeercarcassshotwithaleadbullet.Noticehowtheleadbullethasdispersedthroughthebody.Photoreprintedwithpermissionfromwww.huntingwithnolead.orgWhatcanIdotohelpSwitchingtoammunitionthatdoesnotcontainleadwillgreatlyreducemortalityinwildlifeandlimitthechanceofhumansingestingleadfragments.Unfortunatelythisammunitiondoescostmorebutspendingafewdollarsisworthenvironmentalandhumanhealthbenefits.Leadriebulletwithfragmentspro-duced.Ammunitionmadeoutofcopperhasnofragments.