My daughter is native american, how do we go about getting her hunting permits in Idaho? She is registered in Oregon with her tribe but lives in Idaho.

Answer:

Treaty rights to hunt and fish are held by tribes, not by individual members, and these treaty rights have geographic limitations as to where they apply.

 

If a member wants to hunt/fish within the scope of her tribes’ treaty rights, the tribe regulates the member’s hunting & fishing.

 

If a person is a member of a tribe that has treaty rights in Idaho but wants to hunt/fish outside the scope of her tribes’ treaty rights, or the person is a member of a tribe that does not have treaty rights in Idaho, the individual would need to get a resident or non-resident license and any appropriate tags from the state (or tribe if hunting/fishing on another tribe’s reservation).

 

So the answer to the question depends on which tribe the person belongs to.