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FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council declared that all recreation restrictions on the Flathead Indian Reservation were lifted on Sept. 8 for tribal lands within the reservation.  

Tribal conservation permits are required for individuals 12 years of age and older. Fishing permits are also required for non-member residents 14 years of age and older. Both permits can be purchased online through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website at  

On March 17, the CSKT council passed a resolution proclaiming a state-of-emergency on the reservation in response to the COVID-19 virus. On March 31, a resolution was passed to temporarily suspend recreation on tribal land to non-residents of the reservation to minimize exposure and community spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

The Tribal Wildlife Management Program highly encourages people to carry bear spray while recreating. Bear spray should be readily accessible, and the user should know how to use it. For more information, contact the CSKT Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation at 406-883-2888.  


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