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By Michael Illiano
The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Elk case returns to Wyoming after Supreme Court ruling

 

August 15, 2019



SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn took arguments under advisement during a status conference for Herrera v. Wyoming in 4th Judicial District Court Friday.

The case stems from an incident in January 2014 when Clayvin Herrera, a Crow tribal member, allegedly killed elk on public land out of season in Sheridan County. Three Wyoming judicial rulings found Herrera guilty.

In May, however, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision affirming Herrera’s right to hunt on the land based on an 1868 treaty between the United States and representatives of the Crow Tribe.

The treaty ratified an agreement...



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