Fishing/Small Game/Prairie Dog
STANDING ROCK SIOUX INDIAN RESERVATION
2016/2017 FISHING/SMALL GAME/PRAIRIE DOG PROCLAMATION
The Standing Rock Game and Fish Commission held a meeting on July 13, 2016 went on record to open the Fishing/Small Game/Prairie Dog season.
Pursuant to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Code of Justice, Title IX, entitled “Fish, Wildlife, Management and Conservation Code”. The governing of all taking of game and fish species by Indians within the exterior boundaries of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation as defined by the Act of March 2, 1889, 25 Stat. 888, and by non-Indians within the exterior boundaries of the reservation as defined above, on lands held by the United States in trust for the Tribe or for Indians.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shall protect and manage the fish and wildlife resources of the reservation primarily for subsistence use by tribal members. Non-members, may be allowed the privilege of taking of fish and wildlife only times and places and under conditions deemed appropriate.
I HEREBY DECLARE AND PROCLAIM:
1. That it is hereby established a Fishing/Small Game/Prairie Dog season is open year round. Elderly and enrolled members can purchase a Sportsman License. This license will include fishing, prairie dog, small game and furbearer.
2. That all Indians and non-Indians are eligible, provided, they apply for and have in their possession a valid license issued by an authorized Tribal representative. That fees for such purposes set as follows:
SPORTSMAN LICENSE - $5.00
SMALL GAME – Rabbit and Squirrel
Limit(s) Daily limit - 10 any combination
Possession limit - 20 any combination
Resident/non-member, Affiliated member - $20
Non-resident/non-member - $30
Resident/non-member, Affiliated member - $50
Non-Resident/ non/member- $125
Enrolled members are required to purchase a license when fishing Lake Oahe and any waterway or impoundment within the exterior boundaries of Standing Rock Reservation.
Non-enrolled members are required to purchase a tribal license to fish impoundments or waterways that are managed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and within the exterior boundaries of the Standing Rock Reservation.
Non-enrolled members that are fishing Lake Oahe are required to purchase a state license from the state where they are fishing. Fishermen are to follow the regulations of that respective state.
3. That this season for Fishing/Small Game/Prairie Dog shall apply to all lands located within the exterior boundaries of Standing Rock Indian Reservation as defined by Act of March 2, 1889, 25 Stat. 888, further that all license holders will be expected as a matter of courtesy, to request permission to hunt from all trust, allotted and fee patent landowners.
4. That any Indian or non-Indian under fourteen (14) years of age who reside on the reservation and has passed a “Hunter Safety Course” shall be permitted to hunt only if accompanied at all times when hunting with a licensed person of at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
5. Prairie Dog no bag limits.
6. Fishing Regulations, limits and lengths are as follows:
Concerning enrolled members regulations apply to Lake Oahe, Grand River, Cannon Ball River, Prairie Dam #1, Bullhead Dam, and all other impoundments managed by the tribe located within the exterior boundaries of Standing Rock Reservation.
SEASON DATES: The fishing season runs from January 1 to December 31 of the present year.
POLES AND ICE FISHING: Four poles are allowed per person and 4-20” holes per person when ice fishing.
FISH SPECIES DAILY LIMIT POSSESSION LIMIT
Combination 4 8
Northern Pike 4 8
1 1 (Prairie Dam 1)
Large Mouth Bass 10 20
Small “ “ 5 10
White Bass 25 50
Crappie 25 50
Bluegill/Sunfish 25 50
Yellow Perch 25 50
Bullhead NO LIMIT NO LIMIT
Catfish Species NO LIMIT NO LIMIT
Burbot (Ling) NO LIMIT NO LIMIT
Sturgeon SEASON CLOSED FOR ALL SPECIES
FISH SPECIES DAILY LIMIT POSSESSION LIMIT(Cont’d)
Paddlefish SEASON CLOSED FOR ALL SPECIES
Muskellunge/Tiger Cross 1 2
“Fish and Wildlife Management and Conservation Code” as defined within:
SPECIES DAILY LIMIT POSSESSION LIMIT
Smelt 5 gallons 5 gallons
Non-games species No limit No limit
LENGTH LIMITS MINIMUM LENGTH MINIMUM LIMIT
Walleye/Sauger/ Daily limit can
Saugeye 14” on all waterway include no more
Except Oahe Lake than 1 walleye/
Sauger 18” or longer
Northern Pike 24” applies to Prairie
Muskellunge/Tiger Cross 30”
All provisions U.S.C. 18 U.S.C. 1164-65 and all provisions of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s “Conservation Code” shall be enforced. These provisions of tribal law are also covered and enforced in accordance with the Lacey Act of 1981.
All revenues collected for these purposes shall be used towards the expansion and renovation of wildlife habitat’s, recreational areas, wildlife mitigation areas and the tribal buffalo herd and for defrayment of administrative expenses.
All hunting and fishing within the boundaries of the reservation are governed in accordance with Tribal Law, Title IX, entitled “Fish and Wildlife Management and Conservation Code” as defined within:
PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE
SECTIONS 4-101 THROUGH 4-106
PROTECTION OF FISH
SECTIONS 5-101 THROUGH 5-109
POSSESSION AND TRANSPORTATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
SECTION 6-101 THROUGH 7-137
LICENSES TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP
SECTION 7-101 THROUGH 7-137
FISH AND WILDLIFE PUBLIC SAFETY
SECTION 8-101 THROUGH 8-110
HUNTER SAFETY AND EDUCATION
SECTION 9-101 THROUGH 9-103
CHECK STATIONS – WASTE OF WILDLIFE
SECTION 11-101 THROUGH 10-102
PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS
SECTION 11-101 THROUGH 11-105
SECTION 12-101 THROUGH 12-111
PROTECTED AREAS AND WETLANDS
SECTION 13-101 THROUGH 13-102
WOOD HARVESTING AND CUTTING
SECTION 14-101 THROUGH 14-103
SECTION 15-101 THROUGH 15-107
PRESERVATION OF ARCHAELOGICAL RESOURCES
SECTION 16-101 THROUGH 16-111
SECTION 17-101 THROUGH 17-114
PROCLAMATION LEGAL EFFECT
SECTION 18-101 THROUGH 18-103
If any Indian or non-Indian having need for additional information regarding this Proclamation or applicable provisions, you may contact the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Game, Fish and Parks Department, P.O. Box “D”, Fort Yates, North Dakota, telephone no. (701) 854-7236.
DATED THIS __________ DAY OF ___________________ 20_____.
Mr. Dave Archambault II, Chairman
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe