There are many Crow tribal members who would pack out all the meat, and I would defend them vigorously- SCOTUS ruling aside. Herrera did not pack out all the meat, but the treaty rights allow the action.IF Herrera hauled out the meat, I say more power to him. He found a loophole. I’d put him right there with corner jumpers and those who fly into isolated BLM tracts to hunt. He didn’t, and I’ll hold him in very low regard. Best of luck to the rest of the Crow hunters who are living the dream. I hope to see stories of ethically hunted elk that are feeding the Tribe.
I don't agree with the wanton-waste - but it is allowed under the treaty right. I think we can all agree that the waste of meat off any elk goes against our upbringing.
I would urge folks to look past this item and look at the bigger picture.