Nez Perce Tribe hunter hurt by ricocheted bullet while dressing bison he shot outside Yellowstone

A Nez Perce Tribe hunter had minor injuries when a bullet from a non-Native hunter ricocheted and struck Jackson Wak Wak as he dressed a bison he had shot near

Yellowstone National Park, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Three agencies ruled the incident an accident but are continuing to investigate. No charges

have been filed, according to the paper. The incident occurred outside of the town of Gardiner, Montana, in Beattie Gulch, which is just northwest of the north

entrance of Yellowstone National Park. From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. While there is no

hunting in Yellowstone, bison roam outside park, and hunters are allowed to hunt them from Nov. 15-Feb. 15. There are strict requirements to hunt bison. The Nez Perce Tribe has

treaty rights, and 85 non-Native hunters are awarded licenses, including 40 for the area in which Wak Wak was hunting. NEVER MISS A MOMENT: Sign up for our

Sports newsletter now! Buffalo Field Campaign executive director Peter Holt said limited places to harvest bison have led to a greater concentration of hunters

in the area, according to the Bozeman newspaper.