Natural Resources is responsible for the maintenance and issuance of hunting, fishing and shellfish tags to enrolled Tribal members. We also maintain the Tribal hatchery grounds and Tribal fishing sites. Annually the Tribe is provided an allocation of subsistence salmon which is distributed to the membership, typically in late spring or early summer. The Tribe also receives illegal game from the Oregon State Police to process and distribute to Tribal members in need.
Coming Soon: Stay tuned for updates as we roll out the new Tribal regulations to implement the new Hunting/Fishing/Trapping/Gathering agreement with ODFW.
Cultural Fishing Season - CLOSED
2022 Cultural Salmon Fishing Season – October 28, 2022 to December 26, 2022.
Tribal Hunting Area
2023 Elk Tag Drawing
Elk Tag applications are due October 27th, 2023 by 4:30 PM. The drawing will be held on November 6th, 2023 during the Natural Resources Commitee meeting.
For questions, please contact Mike Kennedy at MikeK@ctsi.nsn.us or 541-444-8232 or 800-922-1399, ext. 1232.
Tags Now Being Issued:
- Deer General Season
- Deer Bow
- Antlerless Deer
- Youth Antlerless Deer
NOTE: We have leftover Antlerless Deer and Youth Antlerless Deer tags available, first come first served.
2023-2024 Hunting & Fishing Tag Distribution Schedule
Tribal Hunting Area is the Trask, Stott Mtn., Alsea and Siuslaw units (available hunts vary by unit).
|Type of Tag||Number Available||Season Dates||Date to Start Tag Issuance||Method of Issuance|
|Archery||Unlimited||9/2 – 10/1; 11/25 – 12/17 (no late season in Trask unit)||8/7 at 8:00 AM at Natural Resources Office||First Come First Served|
|General Rifle||Unlimited||10/7 – 11/10*||8/21||First Come First Served|
|Antlerless- Elder||85||10/7 – 11/10||Lottery applications available 8/1; due 8/25; drawing 9/5; tags issued 9/6||Lottery- Open to Elders only|
|Antlerless- Youth||24||10/17 – 11/12||Lottery applications available 8/1; due 8/25; drawing 9/5; tags issued 9/6||Lottery –Open to Youth Ages 12-17 Only|
|Antlerless – Youth||7||8/15 – 12/31||Lottery applications available 6/1; due 7/7; drawing 7/10; tags issued 7/11||Lottery – Open to Youth Ages 12-17 only|
|Early Archery||Unlimited||9/2 – 10/1||8/7 at 8:00 AM at Natural Resources Office||First Come First Served|
|Early Archery – Youth||3||9/2 – 10/1||8/7 at 8:00 AM at Natural Resources Office||First Come First Served|
|1st Season Rifle||Unlimited||11/18 – 11/21||10/16 at 8 AM at Natural Resources Office||First Come First Served|
|2nd Season Rifle||Unlimited||11/25 – 12/1||10/16 at 8 AM at Natural Resources Office||First Come First Served|
|Antlerless||59||12/1/23 – 3/31/24 (variews by unit)||Lottery applications available 8/30; due 10/27; drawing 11/6; tags issued one month prior to hunt start date||Lottery|
|Late Archery Antlerless||83||12/2 – 12/17||11/1 at 8:00 AM at NR Office||First Come First Served|
|Bear – Fall Bear||Unlimited||8/1 – 12/31||10/1||First Come First Served|
|Cougar – General Season||Unlimited||1/1 – 12/31||10/1||First Come First Served|
* Season for Youth ages 12-17 is 10/7 – 11/12 (2 additional days at end of general season).
Reporting Hunting/Fishing/Shellfish Harvests
Failure to report any hunting/fishing tag filled within the prescribed time period will result in a Notice of Violation being issued to the person to whom the tag was issued, with potential penalties, including suspension of hunting/fishing privileges, in accordance with the Tribe’s Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Ordinance. All reported harvests will be entered into an annual drawing for the following Cabela’s Gift Card incentives.
Hunting: $100, $75, $50
Questions regarding the above schedule and distribution methods may be directed to Mike Kennedy at 541-444-8232 or toll free: 800-922-1399 or MikeK@ctsi.nsn.us.
Hunting/Fishing Tag Rules
Following are the Hunting/Fishing Tag Rules governing all Fish & Wildlife activities of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz for licenses and tags issued by the Confederated Tribes of Natural Resource Department.
Applying for Tag Drawings
- Applicant must fill out drawing form with their roll number, current address, phone number, etc. and must personally sign the drawing form.
- Youth (12-17 years old) must provide their hunter safety number on the application and must provide a copy of their hunter safety card when they apply.
- Tags will only be issued to the Tribal member drawn, even when he/she intends to have another Tribal member hunt for them.
Obtaining License and Tags
- Person wanting a license and tag may drop by Natural Resources with a current enrollment ID card. A permit form will be completed with address, phone number, etc. and must be personally signed by the Tribal member.
- Current enrollment ID card is required to affix a 2020-2021 license on the back.
- Youth must present their hunter safety card when obtaining a hunting license and tag.
- Permit forms, license and tag(s) will be mailed when requested personally by contacting the Natural Resources office with the following information: name, enrollment number, phone number, mailing address, hunter safety card number (Youth 12-17 years old). Each person must call for their own tag(s) and cannot request for someone else.
- Tag(s) issued by mail will not be valid until the permit form is signed and dated and the yellow copy is returned to the Natural Resources Department.
- Tags will not be issued to one person for another person (including spouses, children, relatives, etc.).
- The person who the tag is issued to is responsible for reporting if a tag is filled within 3 business days of harvest. Penalties apply when a harvested tag is not reported (see below).
- Tribal members may obtain only one elk tag in their name during the hunting season (bow, bull and cow tags all count towards the one tag), except that they may obtain additional elk bow tags, if any are available, during the late archery season second distribution in accordance with the rules for that distribution.
- Tags may be hunted and/or fished by the Tribal member obtaining the tag or that individual may give their tag to another Siletz Tribal member hunter/fisher to hunt/fish for them. The other Tribal member must have a valid 2020-2021 Tribal hunting and fishing license.
- Tags shall not be given to or filled by any non-Siletz Tribal member.
- The person who the tag is issued to is responsible for reporting if the tag is filled within 3 business days of harvest.
- Tribal members will be issued only one Tribal tag in their name at a time for the season that they are hunting or fishing. If they fill the first tag, they may obtain another tag if additional tags are still available. Possessing a Tribal tag does not preclude also possessing a State issued tag.
- All other ODFW rules and regulations regarding hunting seasons, locations, gear, etc. must be followed, including the rules pertaining to disabled hunters (hunter must obtain an Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit from ODFW to hunt as a disabled hunter).
- Once filled, the tag must be attached to the animal and/or fish and a harvest report made to the Natural Resources Department.
- Fishing tags may only be used to fish for salmon at the Tribe’s three cultural fishing sites (Euchre Creek Falls, Drift Creek, Little Rock Creek [hatchery]), using only the following gear: dip net, spear, gaff hook. Fishing may only occur during the 2 month fishing season established by the Tribe (dates will be posted at the Tribal offices and on the this webpage).
- If the tag is filled, the person to whom the tag was issued must report the kill/catch to the Natural Resources Department within 3 business days.
- For early season deer archery tags, if the tag is not filled, the person to whom the tag was issued must return the tag to the Natural Resources Department within 14 days of the end of the season.
Failure to follow the Hunting/Fishing Tag Rules or any of the provisions of the Tribe’s Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Ordinance shall result in a Notice of Violation being issued to the violator, with potential penalties, including suspension of hunting and fishing privileges, in accordance with the Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Ordinance. Violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Failure to return the yellow copy of permit form to the Natural Resources Department prior to hunting and/or fishing the tag.
- Failure to return an unfilled early season deer archery tag within 14 days of the end of the hunt.
- Failure to report filling a tag within 3 business days of harvest.
- Hunting as a disabled hunter without an Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit from ODFW.
- Failure to abide by all applicable Tribal and ODFW hunting/fishing regulations.
- Giving a tag to or having a tag filled by any non-Siletz Tribal member.