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The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Natural Resources Department is comprised of three Divisions.  The Division of Environmental Protection, the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation, and Conservation, and the Division of Water.

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes announce the beginning of the 2017 Off Reservation Wild Bison Hunt Orientations.  Each hunter is required to attend an orientation with the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation to be issued a bison hunt permit and report card. 

The first two orientations will be offered Wednesday, September 6th at 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. at the Tribal Complex council chambers in Pablo.  The next orientations are scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, Monday, October 9th and October 23rd.  All orientations will take place at the council chambers and begin at noon and 6 pm.  Tribal Council chambers is located at the Tribal Complex off Highway 93.

Contact Amanda Bourdon, Tribal Permit Agent, at 675-2700 ext. 7200 to register for one of the orientations. 

After completing the orientation, your Off Reservation Wild Bison Hunt Bison Permit and Report Card will be available. 

Please register early as space is limited.  To prepare for this bison hunt and other off Reservation hunts bring your updated tribal identification and any unfilled permits and report card to the orientation. 

This bison tag does not guarantee that you will successfully harvest a bison.  Like other big game hunts, the availability of bison during the hunt period will depend on weather, migratory patterns of bison and other factors.               

For further information on the bison hunt orientation contact Tom McDonald, Division Manager or Germaine White or Information & Education Specialist at 675-2700 ext. 7299.

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  • 08/22/2017

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Reservation Permit Vendors

Columbia Falls, MT 
- Super One Foods

Hamilton, MT
- Bob Ward & Sons

Hot Springs, MT
- Cornerstone Convenience Store

Kalispell, MT
- Cabela's
- MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 1
- Snappy Sport Senter
- Sportsman & Ski Haus

Lakeside, MT
- Sliter's Ace Hardware

Missoula, MT
- Bob Ward and Sons
- Cabela’s
- MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 2
- Wholesale Sports

Olney, MT
- Thad's Tackle Shop

Pablo, MT
- Zimmer Tackle

Plains, MT
- Plains Service Center

Polson, MT
- CSKT, DFWRC, 406 6th Avenue East
- Wal-Mart

Ronan, MT
- Ronan Sports & Western
- Westland Seed

St. Ignatius, MT
- Mountain View Cenex

Superior, MT
- Westgate True Value

Whitefish, MT
- Sportsman & Ski Haus

Woods Bay, MT
- Papa's Woods Bay Market

Reservation Permits are also available on the internet at http://app.mt.gov/Als/Index 

NOTE: A Reservation Permit must be purchased in person initially from a retail outlet/Reservation Permit vendor to register. After that first registration you can purchase online. 

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