Land Use

A.  Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Camping on Private Land.

  • It is unlawful to hunt, fish, trap, or camp on private land which is posted in such a manner as to give notice that the land is closed to such activity, without the consent of the landowner.

B.  Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Camping on Tribal Land.

  • It is unlawful to hunt, fish, trap, or camp on tribal land leased for faming or grazing without the consent of the leaseholder.

C.  Trespass on Private or Tribal Land.

  • It is inlawful to enter or remain upon any private or trial land which is posted in such a manner as to give notice that the land is closed to such activity, or refuse to immediately leave the land upon request of the individual owner, occupant or an agency of the Tribe, as the case may be. In addition to any penalty prescribed for the violation of this rule, any trespasser shall be liable to the landowner in a civil suit in Tribal Court for any damages which were incurred because of the trespass.

D.  Damage to Property.

  • 1.   It is unlawful to tear down, break or injure any fence or other enclosure of another or of the Tribe without the consent of the owner, occupant or the Tribe.
  • 2.   It is unlawful to build a fire upon the land of another or of the Tribe without the consent of the owner, occupant or the Tribe.
  • 3.   It is unlawful to sever from the land of another or of the Tribe any tree, grass or other product, or take any other thing attached to the land without the consent of the owner, occupant or Tribe.
  • 4.   All persons opening gates on country roads are encouraged to close the gates as a courtesy to the landowners and the leaseholder.

E.  Access to Lands.

  • The Council may provide for access to or through particular tribal lands for hunting, fishing or trapping.

F.  Restriction on Landowner Liability.

  • The Tribe, any private landowner or any person holding a grazing permit, farm lease or tenant on any reservation land, shall not be liable, when permission is granted by act or implication to any person to enter upon their property for recreation purposes (hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, picnicking, pleasure driving, winter sports, hiking or other purpsoes determined by the Land Board to be recreational) without accepting valuable consideration therefore, for any injury to the person or his property resulting from any act or omission of such owner or permittee or lessee unless such act or omission constitutes willful or wanton midconduct. The landowner, permittee or lessee does not by granting such permission extend any assurance that such property is safe for any purpose or confer upon such a person the status of invitee or licensee to whom any duty of care is owned.

SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA CONDITIONS

Special Management Conditions for all or any portion of the Western Boundary special management area may be established by regulation. The Chief Game Warden shall be responsible for posting and maintaining signs notifying all persons of any special conditions established for any particular area.

TEMPORARY SPECIES AND AREA CLOSURES

Temporary species closures may be established by regulation. The Fish and Wildlife Director may declare any stream or lake closed to fishing for a period of up to fifteen day in order to protect fish recently introduced. Other area fishing closures may be established by regulation.

 

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