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News from CSKT

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Management Program announced the availability of the 2020 Ferry Basin elk and Little Money bighorn sheep hunting permit applications to interested CSKT Tribal member hunters.   

Permit applications will be available at the Tribal Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation permit office at 406 6th Ave. East in Polson; the Natural Resources Department office at 301 Main Street in Polson; and the lobby at the Law and Order building in Pablo.  

Applications are also available on the CSKT website at, under the Natural Resources tab. The Portable Document Format (PDF) application must be printed, completed, signed and mailed or dropped off at the three permit application pickup sites listed above.  

Applicants are encouraged to mail applications through CSKT interoffice mail to Shannon Clairmont at the Wildlife Management Program. Applications can also be mailed at the post office to the following address: CSKT Wildlife Management Program, C/O Shannon Clairmont, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, MT 59855.   

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

The elk hunting season in the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit will open on Sept. 1 and end on Dec. 31. A quota of 30 bull or either sex elk permits will be available for the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit drawing. There is no limit on the antlerless/cow elk harvest and no permit is required; however, antlerless/cow elk harvest must be reported within seven days to the permit office at 406-883-2888.  

The bighorn sheep season for the Little Money Wildlife Management Unit will open on Sept. 1 and end on Nov. 30.  A quota of six bighorn sheep ram permits and four bighorn sheep ewe permits will be available for the Little Money Wildlife Management Unit drawing.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, July 23, by 5:30 p.m., with no exceptions. The drawing will be held in August and successful applicants will receive their permits in the mail. 

For more information regarding the Ferry Basin elk or Little Money bighorn sheep application process or hunt, contact Clairmont, with the Tribal Wildlife Management Program, or Stephanie Gillin, who is with the Information and Education Program, at 406-883-2888.

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