STANDING ROCK SIOUX INDIAN RESERVATION
2016/2017 FURBEARER PROCLAMATION
The Standing Rock Game and Fish Commission held a meeting on July 13, 2016 went on record to open the 2016/2017 Furbearer season.
Pursuant to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Code of Justice, Title IX “Fish and Wildlife 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, Stat. 888, and by non-Indian within the exterior boundaries of the reservation as defined above on lands held by United States in trust for the Tribe or for Indians.
The Tribe shall manage the fish and wildlife resources of the reservation primarily for subsistence use by tribal members. Non-members may be allowed the privilege for taking fish and wildlife only at times and places and under conditions deemed appropriate.
I HEREBY DECLARE AND PROCLAIM:
1. That it is hereby established Furbearer Season commencing as follows:
Enrolled Members: Oct. 8, 2016 thru April 22, 2016
All others: Oct. 15, 2016 thru April 22, 2016
(COYOTE YEAR ROUND)
2. That all members and non-members are eligible, provided
they apply for and have in their possession a valid Tribal Permit issued by an authorized Tribal representative. That fees for such purposes set as follows:
MEMBERS, RESIDENT/NON-MEMBERS, AFILLIATED MEMBERS, NON-RESIDENT/NON-MEMBERS
$5 $25 $ 35
3. That this season for Furbearer shall apply to all Tribal lands
located within the exterior boundaries of Standing Rock
Sioux Indian Reservation as defined by Act of March 2,
1889, 25 Stat. 888, further that all permit holders will be
expected as a matter of courtesy, to request permission to
hunt from all trust and allotted land, fee patent landowners.
Gratis license holders may hunt only for subsistence
purposes during the season, provided that a recognized
Officer of the Game, Fish and Parks Department is advised.
4. That licenses and special permits with tags shall be issued
in a manner and form prescribed by the Game and Fish
Code and in accordance with law. Any other big game
not listed are not to be hunted with this permit, which
includes Swift Fox and shall be considered closed to hunt-
ing unless otherwise specified by season.
Season dates: South Dakota Dec. 24, 2016 thru Feb. 12, 2017
North Dakota Nov. 5, 2016 thru March 12, 2017
All Bobcats taken will be checked in @ the tribal Game and Fish office for a CITES tag and assessed $50.00 per bobcat. A biological questionnaire will also be filled out during registration and animal check-in.
Season Date: Oct. 31, 2016 thru Jan. 31, 2017
Bag Limit: one per person.
Licenses Available: five mountains lions, any sex.
Fee: $200 Cites tag, if harvested
5. 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 accomp-
anied at all times when hunting with a licensed person
of at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
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