Natural Resources Department.
Phone: (541) 783-2219 Ext. 168
Fax: (541) 783-2698
Protection of the natural-resource related rights guaranteed to the tribes in the treaty of 1864 is largely the responsibility of the Natural Resources Department. This department aids the Klamath Tribes mission by protecting, preserving and enhancing natural resources. The Game Management Program patrols, investigates and reports within the parameters defined by the Klamath Tribes Management Plan. The Aquatic Ecologist and the research Biologist collect data and perform research toward the goal of protecting and managing fisheries, aquatic resources and wildlife.
The Natural Resource Specialist in timber assures the protection, and promotes the enhancement, of entire ecosystems and the wildlife habitat contained within them. Geographic Information Systems provide graphic analytical capabilities for natural resource applications. This departments future plans are focused on ecosystem restoration and efforts towards the administration, protection and enhancement of Klamath Treaty hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights.
ONLINE SYSTEM FOR BIG GAME TAGS
Tribal Hunting privileges are only available for enrolled members of the Klamath Tribes. For this reason, we must ensure that you are an enrolled member before tags can be issued. If you have never purchased electronic tags in the past, you must first come to the Klamath Tribes Natural Resources Department where we can ensure your enrollment status and create a user file. Following that initial visit, you will have the opportunity to purchase your hunting tags from this site 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
You will have two separate opportunities for purchasing your tags. You can either purchase your tags within the Natural Resources department at the Klamath Tribes Administration office or you can purchase them on-line via the Kamath Tribes’ website.
The following actions are violations of The Klamath Tribes Fish and Wildlife code.
These and other violations can result in fines and/or penalties.
Consult the codes or inquire at The Klamath Tribes Natural Resource Department
A. Not returning expired, unused, and filled tags before new tags are issued (6.02 (d)).
B. Hunting from Aircraft.
C. Hunting while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
D. Taking big game with traps or snares.
E. Taking game fish with nets or explosives.
F. Obtaining tribal I.D. card or big game tags using false or misleading information.
G. Selling of wildlife meat and/or game fish. (See Sec. 10.01 (g) of the Klamath Wildlife Code)
H. Wasting wildlife or game fish.
I. Giving false information to the judicial committee.
J. Hunting deer, elk, and/or antelope with
K. Failure to exercise proper parental supervision.
L. Transferring Treaty permits or big game tags except as specifically permitted by section 6.02 (b) of the wildlife codes.
M. Aiding any person who is not eligible to harvest wildlife except when such person is legally licensed to do so, or not in violation of pertinent regulations (10.01 (L)).
During the hunt, all tribal hunters must possess their official tribal identification card (issued by the tribal enrollment office) Failure to abide by this Requirement indicates the hunter is not exercising their treaty hunting rights and is therefore subject to Oregon state hunting regulations and penalties.
The Klamath Tribes Synopsis is the Sole property of The Klamath Tribes
(541) 783-2219 Ext. 123
No longer issues Big Game Tags
Natural Resource Department
P.O. Box 436,
501 Chiloquin Boulevard
Chiloquin, OR 97624
(541) 783-2219 Hrs: 8:30-5:00 M-F
Klamath Indian Game Commission
The Klamath Indian Game Commission (KIGC) was established in 1975 by The Klamath Tribes. They operate under the authority of the Treaty of 1864 of The Klamath Tribes. The purpose of the KIGC is to maintain an optimum level of wildlife and to set and enforce regulations to exercise treaty hunting, fishing and trapping rights by Klamath Tribal members. The sovereign right shall not be infringed upon. Klamath Treaty hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights are in effect ONLY WITHIN THE 1954 BOUNDARY and will be exercised by customary manner of taking. Boundary maps are available at The Klamath Tribes Fish and Wildlife office.
Eligibility: Treaty hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights may be exercised only by enrolled members or enrolled tribal decedents of The Klamath Tribes. If you are uncertain of your enrollment status or eligibility for enrollment, check with The Klamath Tribes Enrollment office.
(541) 783-2219 or (800) 524-9787.
Identification Cards Required: Tribal members over 12 years old exercising treaty hunting, fishing or trapping rights must have a Klamath Tribal Identification card. Cards are available at the Enrollment office.
Closed Seasons: All hunting, fishing, and trapping seasons are open except as specified in this Synopsis or otherwise closed by the KIGC. Agency Lake big game winter closure area will be from December 1st thru April 1st.
Tags Required: Tags are available at the Outlet locations listed on the back of this synopsis.
Trap Registration: All traps must be marked with a brand and registered with the Natural Resource Department.