Notice for the 2022-2023 Proposed Non-Tribal Member Fishing, Bird Hunting and Recreation Regulations
By angelamontana

Posted: December 8, 2021

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes announce the availability of the March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023 Flathead Indian Reservation Joint Tribal/State Fishing and Bird Hunting and Recreation Regulations and proposed changes.  The Tribal Council welcomes comments from the public on these draft regulations.

Due to the pandemic, an in person hearing will not take place.  Public comment will be accepted via letter or email, comments are due no later than December 23rd, 2021.

Proposed Changes for March 1, 2022 through February 28, 2023

Part I, 2022-23 Reservation Licensing, Section 1. Form of Licenses and Duplicates

  • Camping Stamp 18 and Older:  For all categories of residences – increase camping stamp cost from $20 to $100.
  • Residents of the Reservation:  Increase annual Conservation License from $20 to $40, increase Disabled License from $17 to $37.
  • Non-Residents of the Reservation:  Increase annual Conservation License for both age categories from $23 to $100, increase 3-Day Conservation License from $19 to $80, increase 3-Day Combined Conservation/Fishing License to $105, increase the Disabled License from $17 to $100.
  • Non-Residents of the State of Montana:  Increase annual Conservation License for both age categories from $26 to $100, increase 3-Day Conservation License from $19 to $80, increase 1-Day Combined Conservation /Fishing License to $80, increase 3-Day Conservation/Fishing License to $146, increase Disabled License from $17 to $100.

Part III, Bird Hunting, Section 1. Item N. 

  • Add “Safe Harbor Marsh” to listing of prohibited Hunting areas.

Part IV, Recreation Regulations, Section 2. C.

  • New (6) Twin Lakes Recreation Area
  • New (7) Hog Heaven Range & Chief Cliff Area, described as: All tribally owned lands west of Highway 93 from the Reservation northern boundary to the intersection of Highway 28, and lands north of said intersection and following Highway 28 westerly to the intersection of the Brown’s Meadow Road, and lands east of the Brown’s Meadow Road (or all tribally owned lands served or accessed by the Hog Heaven forest tribal road system (H-1000 to H-4000 numbered tribal forest roads). 
  • New (8) Portion of the North Salish Range known as Irvine Lookout Area, described as:  All tribally owned forested and range lands served or accessed by the Irvine forest tribal road system (I-1000 to I-6000 numbered tribal forest roads)    

Part IV, Recreation Regulations, Section 7. B. 3.

  • Add “Safe Harbor Marsh” to listing of prohibited boat or floatation devices water bodies.

We ask that all comments be submitted via letter or email, no later than December 23rd.  Public comments can be summited by letter to P.O. Box 278, Pablo, MT 59855 or via email to Amanda Bourdon, DFWRC Permit Agent at Amanda.bourdon@cskt.org or Stephanie Gillin, DFWRC Information & Education Program Manager at Stephanie.gillin@cskt.org. Written comments may also be sent to the Flathead Indian Reservation Fish and Wildlife Advisory Board Chairman, 406 6th Avenue East, Polson, Montana, 59860.  

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