A special advisory council says Michigan's Upper Peninsula could handle a moose hunting season. The group presented its report to the state's Natural Resources Commission last week.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is against a moose hunt. The tribe says under a 2007 agreement the state needs its approval before any hunt can take place.
But Mary Dettloff from the state Department of Natural Resources says the hunt would most likely take place on land not covered under that treaty.
"The western U.P. is governed by a completely separate treaty, the 1836 treaty I believe, and we currently don't have any consent decree with the tribes that fall under that treaty," she says.
Dettloff says it's premature to talk about a moose hunting season. She says if Natural Resources Commission recommends a hunting season, the state would then talk with the tribes.