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Ferry Basin and Little Money hunting permit applications available

From CSKT Natural Resources Department

POLSON — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Management Program announce the availability of the 2017 Ferry Basin elk and Little Money bighorn sheep hunting permit applications on June 12. 

Permit applications will be available at the Tribal Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation office at 406 6th Avenue East in Polson, Natural Resources Department, 301 Main Street in Polson, and at the Tribal Complex in Pablo.  Applications will also be available on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Internet website as a pdf document.  The pdf application can be printed, completed and mailed or dropped off at the three permit application pickup sites listed above. 

Hunting elk and bighorn sheep within the Ferry Basin and Little Money Wildlife Management Units is restricted by hunting, fishing and recreation regulations for tribal members.  The Tribal Council sets these regulations and annual harvest quotas. 

For 2017, 30 Bull/Either sex Elk Permits will be available for drawing for the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit.  There is no limit on cow elk harvest and no permit is required.  Cow harvest must be reported within 7 days. 

The elk hunting season in the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit will open on September 1, 2017 and end on December 31, 2017.

The Tribal Council also approved a drawing for hunting permits for 8 Bighorn Sheep rams and 4 Bighorn Sheep Ewes during the hunting season, which open on September 1, 2017 and end on November 30, 2017.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 20 by 5:30 pm, with no exceptions. 

For more information regarding the Ferry Basin elk or Little Money bighorn sheep application process or hunt contact Stephanie Gillin, Tribal Wildlife Management Program or Germaine White, Information and Education Specialist at 675-2700.
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