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Attention: Tribal Member Big Game Tags and Lottery Applications are now available!

Tribal Member Big Game tags are now available for sale online and at the Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Department office.   

Please be advised that lottery winners from 2021 and future years are ineligible to participate for the next two (2) years in the respective lottery in which they were successful. For example, if you were successful in the 2021 tribal elk archery lottery, you cannot participate again until 2023. However, you can participate in the moose lotteries, deer rut lottery, etc.

There will be 12 Tribal member bison hunt lotteries, 2 descendant bison hunt lotteries, and 2 tribal elder bison hunts (all tribal elders over 60 years of age are eligible for free entry in these drawings).  

 

11/17/22 Update: Tribal Elderly Bull Bison #1 winner is Theda New Breast; Tribal Member Bull Bison #3 winner is Robert W. DeMarce, and Tribal Descendant Bull Bison #1 winner is Wallace J. Gladstone, II.

 


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Blackfeet Bison Hunt Lotteries

Tribal member hunts    Sales Opening Date     Sales Closing Date     Drawing Date

Bison #1                             09/26/22                        10/20/22                     10/21/22

Bison #2                             10/22/22                        11/03/22                      11/04/22

Bison #3                             11/05/22                         11/17/22                      11/18/22

Bison #4                             11/19/22                         12/01/22                      12/02/22

Bison #5                             12/03/22                         12/15/22                      12/16/22

Bison #6                             12/17/22                          12/29/22                      12/30/22

Bison #7                              12/31/22                          01/12/23                      01/13/23

Bison #8                              01/14/23                          01/26/22                      01/27/23

Bison #9                              01/28/23                           02/09/23                      02/10/23

Bison #10                            02/11/23                           02/2323                      02/24/23

Bison #11                             02/25/23                          03/09/23                      03/10/23

Bison #12                           03/11/23                            03/23/23                      03/24/23

Descendant Hunts      Sales Opening Date         Sales Closing Date           Drawing Date

Bison #13                        now                                   11/17/22                              11/18/22

Bison #14                       11/19/22                              02/23/23                             02/24/23

Tribal Elder Hunts         Sales Opening Date           Sales Closing Date             Drawing Date

Bison #15                         now                                    11/17/22                               11/18/22

Bison #16                         11/19/22                              02/23/23                               02/24/23

 

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Attention: Non-Tribal Member Trophy Big Game Hunters

The Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department has sold 5 trophy moose tags via auction.  One trophy bighorn sheep was auctioned off between February 1st and April 30th, 2022.

All the other non-member big game hunts are currently for sale on a  first-come, first served basis. Click on the following link to view the species offered and the cost of tags available in 2022.. For detailed information, please call (406) 338-7207 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday MST.

 

Big Game Research Studies

The Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Department is conducting two (2) separate big game studies on the reservation.   Daniel Bird, University of Montana - Doctoral student, is conducting an elk study that will shed light on the migratory patterns, habitat usage, elk calving areas, and the effect high impermeable fencing is having upon elk movements.   BFWD is working cooperatively with Glacier National Park, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other partners on this important elk research.   In addition, Landon Magee, University of Montana - Graduate student, will be conducting a moose study on the reservation utilizing remote cameras.   These cameras are code-locked to prevent theft and any photos of humans will be blurred to maintain privacy.   Please do not disturb these cameras, as they will provide important information on moose recruitment, moose migratory patterns, and habitat usage.

 

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FISHING UPDATE (9/30/2022):  The majority of reservation lakes are accessible and fishing is picking up.  Mission Lake is producing big trout.  Fishing on Hidden Lake is good.  The brown trout in Duck Lake and Kipp Lake will provide some good fall fishing.

 

**Important requirement** : All mucks, waders, float tubes, boats, and other aquatic gear must be inspected for Aquatic Invasive Species.  The AIS Inspection Station on Highway 2 just west of Browning is operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.   Failure to have your aquatic gear inspected is a $500 fine.

Felt Bottom waders are prohibited.  $200 fine

 

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Whitetail Deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) on Blackfeet reservation – 11/27/2020 - Read More

 

Chonic Wasting Disease Frequently Asked Questions

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                                                            CWD Check Station Crew

Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Department's newest crew.   CWD - Chronic Wasting Disease Technicians.  Tyler K. Guardipee, Buddy Anthony Gray, Joe Hagberg, Supervisor, Tyrel Whitford & Angie Monroe.

 

BFWD - CWD Check Station Hours of operation:

Sunday - Saturday  6:30 am - 7:30 pm

(hours are subject to change pending daylight)

Telephone #406-845-9555

Get your harvest deer/elk tested.

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