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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.

NEW:  See attached new Hunting-Fishing-Trapping-Gathering Agreement with ODFW and the 2023 Plan for implementation of that agreement.

ODFW-CTSI Hunting-Fishing-Trapping-Gathering Agreement (PDF)

2023 Hunting-Fishing-Trapping-Gathering Implementation Plan (PDF)

Cultural Fishing Season - CLOSED

2023 Cultural Salmon Fishing Season – October 23, 2023 to December 21, 2023.

Tag Information

2023 Elk Tag Drawing Results

2023 Elk Tag Drawing Results (PDF)

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

  • Cougar
  • Rod and reel fishing

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
Deer
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
Elk
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

Fishing: $50

Shellfish: $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

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 2023 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.
  • 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).

Using Tags

  • 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 2023 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.
  • Once filled, the tag must be attached to the animal and/or fish and a harvest report made to the Natural Resources Department.
  • Cultural 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 Tribe’s web site).

Reporting

  • 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.

Penalties

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 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.