STANDING ROCK SIOUX INDIAN RESERVATION
2015 SPRING TURKEY PROCLAMATION
The Standing Rock Game and Fish went on record to open the 2015 Spring Turkey 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 there is hereby established Spring Turkey season
commencing at one-half hour before sunrise to one-half
hour after sunset beginning:
Archery: 03/21/2015 to 05/17/2015 for all Hunter Classifications
Elderly/Member - April 04 – May 24, 2015.
Affiliated members, resident-non-members, and non-resident/non-members – April 11 – May 17, 2015
2. That a bag limit of: Two turkeys with
visible beard. 600 bird limit.
3. Only shotguns, muzzleloaders and archery are permitted.
That all members and non-members are eligible, provided
they apply for and have in their possession a valid license
for Spring Turkey season issued by an authorized tribal
representative. That fees for such purposes are set as
follows: NO RIFLES ALLOWED.
ENROLLED MEMBER, SPOUSE OF TRIBAL MEMBER $5.00
RESIDENT/NON-MEMBER & AFFILIATED TRIBAL MEMBER $50.00
NON-MEMBER/ NON-RESIDENT $ 150.00
(Elderly and handicapped free)
4. That this season for turkey shall apply to all lands located
within the exterior boundaries of Standing Rock Indian
Reservation as defined by the 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, allotted and fee patent landowners. Gratis license
holders (individual owned and fee patented landowners)
may hunt only for subsistence purposes during the season,
provided the Conservation Officers are advised.
5. That licenses and special permits shall be issued in a
manner and form prescribed by the Game and Fish
Commission and in accordance with law.
6. 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.
7. Section 9-105, to protect the treaty rights of all members,
All persons desiring to hunt for subsistence purposes must obtain a permit from the department. “Subsistence”-shall be defined as the fishing, hunting or other activity by any, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for the purpose of a source or means of obtaining the necessities of life, necessary to support life.
All provisions 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 habitats, recreational areas, wildlife mitigation areas and the tribal buffalo herd and for defrayment of administrative expenses.
All hunting and fishing with the boundaries of the reservation area 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 8-110
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 and non-Indian having need for additional information regarding this Proclamation or applicable provisions, you may contact the Standing Rock Game, Fish and Parks Department, P.O. Box “D”, Fort Yates, North Dakota, telephone no. (701) 854-7236.
DATED THIS __January____ DAY OF __20_______, 2015____.
Dave Archambault II, CHAIRMAN
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe