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MAZINAx19IGANPAGE4FALL2012CampingFreecampingisavailablefortribalmemberswhileexercisingtheirtreatyrightsonNationalForestsandApostleIslandsNationalLakeshorecampgrounds.Freecampingisnotavailableonanystateorcountycampground.Pleasenotethesecampingpermitsareonlyrequiredatdevelopedcampgroundswhichusuallyhaveacosttostay.Theyarenotrequiredondispersedcampsitesorifcampingoutsideofcampsites.WhatisrequiredYouwillneedacampingpermitissuedbyyourtribalconservationdepartment.ShowyourtribalIDtotheofficialandprovideanyinformationrequested.Theofficialwillaskinwhichnationalforestyouwishtocampandwillprovideyouwithapaymentcardandacopyofyourcampingpermit.Youmayobtainacampingpermitforeachnationalforest.Generallyyouwillbeprovidedwithuptotwopaymentcardsatatime.WhatdoIdoatthenationalforestcampgroundWhenyoulocateacampsiteatthecampgroundyouwillfindafeepaymentenve-lopeatthesite.Pleasecompleteallrequiredspacesonthefeepaymentenvelope.TheninsteadofputtingacheckormoneyintotheenvelopeyouwillplacetheCampingPaymentCardwhichyouobtainedwhenyoureceivedyourpermitintheenvelope.Placetheenvelopeinthefeepaymenttubelocatedneartheentrancetothecampground.CanIgetadditionalcampingcardsThereisnolimitonthenumberofcampingcardsyouobtain.Eachtimeyoureturntothetribalpermitofficetoobtainadditionalcardsyouwillbeaskedaboutyourcampingactivitywiththepreviouscard.DayfeeuseareasSomeareasonthenationalforestsrequireafeepaymentfortheuseofthatareafortheday.Theseareusuallyswimmingbeachestrailheadsskitrailsandsomeboatlaunches.TribalmembersmayobtainafreestickerfortheircarwindshieldiftheyareplanningonvisitingoneormoreoftheseplacesintheChequamegonNicoletNationalForest.Theuseoffeeareasonotherforestsisverylimited.Pleasenotethattheseday-usestickersarenotrequiredtoparkinanyplaceotherthantheseday-useareas.GatheringGatheringactivitiesfallintooneofseveralcategoriessoitisimportanttoknowwhathowmuchandwhereyouwanttogather.TreatygatheringispermittedforthefournationalforestsinthecededterritoriesandselectWisconisnstateproperties.WildRicePermitx14Awildricepermitisrequiredtoharvestwildrice.Thisisaseparatepermitfromallothergatheringpermits.GeneralGatheringx14Ageneralgatheringpermitisrequiredtogathermostotherplants.Ifyouwishtogatherbalsamboughsfirewoodlodgepolesbirchbarkorginsengyoumustobtainanon-timberforestproductspermitseenextpermit.Ifyouwishtogathermaplesapyoumusthaveasugarbushpermit.Foreverythingelseyouonlyneedageneralgatheringpermit.Non-TimberForestProductPermitsmallscalex14Ifyouwanttogatherasmallamountofanon-timberforestproductse.g.balsamboughsfirewoodlodgepolesorbirchbarkyoumustobtainthispermit.Non-timberforestproductpermitsarespecificforthepropertyonwhichyouaregathering.ForexampleifyouwishtogatherontheChequamegonNicoletNationalForestyoumustobtainapermitforthatforestwhichallowsyoutogatheranynon-timberforestproductfromthatforest.ButifyouwanttogatherontheFlambeauRiverStateForestyoumustobtainapermitforthatforest.Againitallowsanynon-timberforestproducttobegathered.Thereisnolimitonthenumberofpropertiesforwhichyoucanobtainanon-timberforestproductpermit.Non-TimberForestProductPermitlargescalex14Ifyouwanttogatheralargeamountofnon-timberforestproductsyouwillneedalargescalegatheringpermit.Thisisaspecificpermitforaspecificresourcee.g.firewoodorbalsamboughsandforaspecificlocation.Youmustobtainthispermitfromyourtribex19sconservationdepartment.Thetribeisrequiredtoconsultwiththepropertymanagertocoordinatethisgatheringactivitywithothermanagement.Whenyourequestalargescalegatheringpermityoumustbepreparedtoprovideinformationonwhatwhenwhereandwhowillbegathering.LargeScaleLimitsIfyouwishtogathermorethantheamountslistedbelowyouneedalarge-scalepermit.Forsmalleramountsyouneedasmall-scalepermit.1.Balsamboughsx145tons2.Firewoodx1410cords3.Lodgepolesx1475poles4.Birchbarkx142treesSugarBushPermitsx14Ifyouwishtocreateasugarbushonnationalforestsorstatepropertiesyoumusthaveasugarbushpermit.Thesugarbushpermitisforaspecificlocationandwillhavetermsandconditionsonthepermitspecifictothissite.ThesugarbushpermitsusuallytakeafewweekstoamonthtocreatesoifyouareinterestedthesooneryoucontactGLIFWCoryourconservationdepartmentthebetter.Ginsengx14Ifyouwishtogatherginsengyoumusthaveaginsenggatheringpermit.ThispermitisvalidforallpropertiesnationalforestsorWisconsinstateproperties.Ifyousellanyginsengyouarerequiredtokeeparecordofcommercialtransactions.HuntingPermitsThereareseveraltypesofhuntingpermitsavailabletotribalmembers.Thetypeofpermitandotherregulationssuchastaggingandregistrationdependonwhatandwhereyouarehunting.MigratoryBirdHuntingPermitx14Thispermitisrequiredtohuntanymigratorybirdincludingducksgeeseandwoodcock.Thispermitisvalidforallthreestates.Youarerequiredtoindicatewhetheryouhuntedmigratorybirdsinthepreviousyearandtoansweranysurveyquestionsthatmaygetasked.SmallgamepermitsGeneralSmallGamePermitx14Formostsmallgameanimalse.g.ruffedgrousesnowshoeharesetc.allyouneedisageneralsmallgamehuntingpermit.Thispermitisvalidinallthreestatesandpermitstheharvestofanyspeciesforwhichatagorregis-trationisnotrequired.Itdoesnotincludewaterfowlturkeysorbobcats.Theserequireseparatepermits.TurkeyHuntingx14Therearefourdifferenttypesofturkeyhuntingpermitsfoundunderthesmallgamepermit.Therearetwopermitsforspringturkeyhuntingandtwopermitsforfallhunting.InspringandfallyoumaygetapermitforturkeyhuntinginWisconsinorMichiganforwhichacarcasstagisNOTrequiredorforMinnesotaforwhichacarcasstagISrequired.Forallharvestedturkeysyouarerequiredtoregisteryourharvestedturkeyandobtainaregistrationtag.BobcatHuntingPermitx14Ifyouwishtohuntbobcatsyoushouldobtainabobcathuntingpermitfoundunderthesmallgamepermit.Youwillbegivenacarcasstagforyourbobcatandyouarerequiredtoregisteryourbobcatafterithasbeenharvested.Ifyouintendontrappingabobcatpleaseobtainabobcattrappingpermit.ByJonathanGilbertPhDGLIFWCWildlifeBiologistHUNTINGGATHERINGPermitinfofortreatyhuntersandgatherersGLIFWCOfcerBradKacizakattachestagtoanottercaughtoff-reservationinnorthwestWisconsin.RiverotterstrappedbystateandtreatyharvestersrequireaCITESexportpermittobesoldontheinternationalmarket.CORSeePermitinfopage10WildlifeTechnicianMicahCainremovesawhite-taileddeerbrainsampleatGLIFWCx19sOdanahlaboratoryinNovember.GLIFWCisagainsamplingtreaty-harvesteddeerforchronicwastingdiseasefromheadscollectedattribalregistrationstations.JonathanGilbertGLIFWCwildlifesectionleadersaidthetestingserviceisavailableforanydeerharvestedinthecededterritorybutofcialsareespeciallyinterestedinsamplesfrominandaroundWisconsindeermanagementunit15inWashburnCounty.Thediseasewasdetectedintheregioninspring2012.ForadditionalinformationorquestionscontactGilbertat715.682.6619x2121.photobyCharlieOttoRasmussen