2020-2021 Bison Hunt Season Regulations

Posted by Chelsey Dick on 11/19/2020 12:00:00 PM

2020 – 2021 Bison Hunt Season

Pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Fish and Wildlife Code of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) has the authority to establish emergency regulations concerning the taking of wildlife. Pursuant to that authority, the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following regulations.


  • All Permit Applications are recommended to be submitted 30 days prior to the desired start hunt date to guarantee its processing.
  • Hunt Leaders must notify and coordinate with Tribal Fish & Game Enforcement at least 5 days prior to their first desired hunt date. *The CTUIR is required to provide their own law enforcement oversight of each treaty bison hunt.
  • Hunt Leaders will also be required to participate in the annual pre-hunt orientation prior to receiving their permit to be updated on any new hunt conditions and issues.
  • All applicants must have participated in a CTUIR bison hunt orientation within three years prior to the application, have no felony convictions on their record and are eligible to exercise off-reservation hunting.


The attached 2020-2021 Bison Hunt Season Regulations were approved by Fish & Wildlife Commission on November 17, 2020.