Unique Hunting and Fishing Await on North Dakota Tribal Lands

Hunting on tribal lands can provide some unique opportunities not available elsewhere

There are hunting opportunities on tribal lands where non-resident, non-tribal members may have additional opportunities to pursue game. Some licenses not available to non-residents statewide, like spring turkey, bison or pronghorn are sometimes offered or lottery drawn by tribal game and fish for reservation hunts on tribal lands.

If an individual hunts exclusively on Native American land within a reservation, a tribal license is required and a state hunting license is not required. Hunting on non-tribal lands within a reservation requires a state hunting license. Game taken legally with a tribal license within a reservation may be possessed and transported anywhere in North Dakota.

Contact reservation tribal offices for more information and opportunities to hire tribal members as hunting and fishing guides.

Fort Berthold Game and Fish Department, 404 Frontage Road, New Town, N.D. 58763, 701-627-4760.

Standing Rock Game, Fish & Wildlife Department, Box 549, 9418 11th Avenue, Fort Yates, N.D. 58538, 701-854-7236.

Turtle Mountain Department of Natural Resources, Box 570, Belcourt, N.D. 58316, 701-477-2604.

Spirit Lake Fish and Wildlife Department, Box 359, Fort Totten, N.D. 58335, 701-766-4221.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Fish & Wildlife, P.O. Box 509, Agency Village, S.D. 57262 605-698-8353