2017 Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Off-Reservation Hunting Regulations

Contact: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Natural Resources Department
Phone: 541-553-2000

2017 Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Off-Reservation Hunting Regulations

(Warm Springs, Oregon, August 24, 2017) – The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council recently approved Off-Reservation hunting regulations through the adoption of Resolution 12,365. Each tribal hunter may possess two tags for each hunt at a time and may be issued additional tags only after previously issued tags are filled and reported. Tribal members can go to the Natural Resources office to pick up Off-Reservation tags, guidelines and regulations packets. Updated hunting information is also available on the fishing and hunting hotline at 541-553-2000.

Hunters are encouraged to take advantage of off-reservation ceded land hunting tags. These opportunities reduce hunting pressure on the Reservation which may help improve wildlife populations. Please make sure off-reservation hunting takes place on public (unclaimed) lands. It is the HUNTERS’ responsibility to know where they are hunting, where they are allowed to hunt, what weapons they are allowed to use and what the bag limit is. For questions regarding hunting, please contact the Natural Resources Department at 541-553-2001.

Off-Reservation hunting is designated for public (unclaimed) lands. Illegally harvesting wildlife on the Reservation using ceded land tags or harvesting the wrong sex can have great long-term negative impacts to the Tribes wildlife populations. Overharvesting wildlife and illegally harvesting females reduces wildlife population numbers for multiple generations. Please help protect the Tribes wildlife resources by reporting poaching violations to 541-553-2033 or 541-553-1171.

There is mandatory reporting of all hunter harvest. Failure to report harvest results for off-reservation ceded land and reservation hunts will result in a loss of hunting privileges for subsequent tags. Harvest and hunting information is important for the Wildlife Department in determining wildlife population sizes, herd compositions and hunting pressure. Also, this information helps to determine where there are and are not animals, which helps focus habitat restoration efforts on the Reservation.