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Charges dropped in 2022 spearing incident as New York DEC meets with members of tribal nations

Charges were dropped from a 2022 spearing incident at Scriba Creek, shown here, where three tickets were written by DEC environmental conservation officers last spring and issued to a Mohawk Indian for spearing spawning walleye out of season in a creek adjacent to the DEC fish hatchery in Constantia on Oneida Lake. (Photo courtesy of David Figura)

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials met recently with representatives from several Indian Nations to try and hammer out an agreement concerning the controversial issue of fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering rights for Indians on lands off their reservations.

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