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Hunting on Indian Reservation

My girlfriend in 1/4 indian and comes from the Grand Ronde tribe in Oregon. I was talking with a guy from my local gun shop and he was saying she could hunt on Indian Reservations, etc. I told her what I heard and she is very interested in finding out more.

There is a Indian reservation not too far from where we live and I've seen some good numbers of Elk, Deer, Pronghorn and birds.

I am going to have her call the local tribes F&W dept and get more info. I wanted to post and see if anyone could confirm what I heard and offer any valuable informaiton???

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Hunting on Indian Reservation

Good idea about calling them directly. Some will honor those from other tribes, and other you must be a member of that particular tribe.

Best of luck! My favorite fishing hole of alltime is ona reservation...only WISH I could hunt it too!

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Hunting on Indian Reservation

she called the Indian reservation and talked to the Fish and Game warden. They dont allow any BIg Game hunting on their reservation. They allow fishing and bird hunting to non-tribal members. A bird permit is $500 with $100 refundable. I didnt bother checking on the fishing permit. I'd pay $500 for big game but not for birds or fish.

I had her call her tribe F&G dept back in OR and she can hun, but they do a lottery, much like a controlled hunt process.

It was a good idea, but didn't work out the way we wanted. O well.

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Hunting on Indian Reservation

That's a common misconception. I'm Native American, and people always think that we can hunt or fish on any reservation - but each tribe is self governed, therefore, make their own rules. Some tribes don't have any jurisdiction period. Alaska tribes for instance, where unless it is actually Native owned, (then it is treated like private land) it is under State or Federal jurisdiction. I have asked in several Tribal reservations, and they have been a lot friendlier to me - when I have identified myself as Native, than the average Joe, but in many of those places, I still had to get a permit to fish or hunt and it has never been free. There is over 500 tribes in the U.S. and I wish I could hunt and fish freely and interchangeably! Think of the opportunity!

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