STANDING ROCK SIOUX INDIAN RESERVATION
2016/2017 BIG GAME PROCLAMATION
(Whitetail and Mule Deer)
The Standing Rock Game and Fish Commission held a meeting on February 24, 2016 went on record to open the Big Game season for Whitetail and Mule deer.
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-Indians 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 a Big Game Season
commencing at sunrise to sunset.
Archery – Elderly/Member. August 27 thru December 31, 2016.
Affiliated member, resident/non-member and non-resident/non-member. September 10 thru December 18, 2016.
Rifle - Elderly/Member. October 15 thru December 31, 2016.
Affiliated member, resident/non-member and non-resident/non-member.
October 22 thru December 04, 2016.
Bag limit: Elderly, one doe, white tail only. An additional buck tag can be purchased but must be shot by the license holder only. Buck can be of any species.
Member: One deer, any species. Doe tags will be sold separately for $5.00
Non-member/non-resident, affiliated member & resident/non-member, one deer any species. 550 licenses will be sold to non-member/non-residents. 50 licenses to resident/non-members and 50 licenses to affiliated members will be sold on first come first serve basis. Doe tags can be purchased separately, you must specify species. Doe tags are $125.00, must have purchased a Buck tag to purchase a doe tag.
200 white tail doe tags and 150 mule deer doe tags will be sold on first come, first serve basis.
3. Nothing over six shells in a clip will be allowed to hunt deer or antelope. That all members and non-members are
eligible, provided they apply for and have in their
possession a valid license for Big Game season issued by a
tribal representative. That fees for such purposes are set
Affiliated member, Resident/non-member. $195.00
No point restriction!!!
Hunters that do not submit their report card will be penalized. Members will pay $5.00 and all other hunters will pay $100.00. You have 30 days after the season to submit your report card.
4. That this season for deer 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, or necessary to support life.
8. ATV’s are not allowed for Big Game hunting!!!! No hand held radios. Hunters must wear fluorescent orange vest or hat.
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 THRU 4-106
PROTECTION OF FISH
SECTIONS 5-101 THRU 5-109
POSSESSION AND TRANSPORTATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
SECTIONS 6-101 THRU 7-137
LICENSES TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP
SECTIONS 7-101 THRU 7-137
FISH AND WILDLIFE PUBLIC SAFETY
SECTIONS 8-101 THRU 8-110
HUNTER SAFETY AND EDUCATION
SECTION 9-101 THRU 9-103
CHECK STATIONS – WASTE OF WILDLIFE
SECTIONS 10-101 THRU 10-102
PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS
SECTIONS 11-101 THRU 11-105
SECTIONS 12-101 THRU 12-111
PROTECTED AREAS AND WETLANDS
SECTIONS 13-101 THRU 13-102
WOOD HARVESTING AND CUTTING
SECTION 14-101 THRU 14-103
SECTION 15-101 THROUGH 15-107
PRESERVATION OF ARCHAELOGICAL RESOURCES
SECTIONS 16-101 THRU 16-111
SECTIONS 17-101 THRU 17-114
PROCLAMATION LEGAL EFFECT
SECTIONS 18-101 THRU 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