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Four Bands Community Fund
Box 932
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
605-964-3687 phone
605-964-3689 fax

info@fourbands.org

VISIT THE RESERVATION - tours, hunting, & fishing

Tours

The Tribal Tourism Division offers opportunities for organized group tours to places on the Reservation and also opportunities for people to go hunting and fishing. Their office is located at Hwy 212, Eagle Butte. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. For information about current available tours, contact: crstgfp@lakotanetwork.com; 605-964-7812.

Hunting & Fishing

The Cheyenne River Indian Reservation contains both trust and non-trust lands. Hunting and fishing regulation on Trust lands (tribal and allotted lands) falls under the jurisdiction of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's Game, Fish, and Parks Department at www.crstgfp.com, whereas, hunting and fishing on non-trust lands-state, private, fee, and deeded lands for nonmembers of the Tribe, falls under jurisdiction of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks at www.sdgfp.info/Index.htm.

As with hunting on private lands, permission must be granted first for all non-members hunting on tribal lands. Cheyenne River Game, Fish, and Park's office gives out land status maps free of charge to all interested parties. Larger, more detailed maps may also be purchased. Either map provides the hunter with the status of the land throughout the Reservation and who to contact to obtain permission.

Numerous species of game are hunted and/or trapped on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation- American bison (buffalo), elk, deer, turkey, prairie dog, waterfowl, furbearer (i.e. coyote, red fox, beaver, muskrat etc.), and numerous species of fish. Guided hunts are available for bison and elk with some additional services available for dressing and transport of animals.
The fall hunting season is usually initiated with the beginning of mourning dove season, followed shortly-after by upland game bird season. Upland game birds that are hunted include sharp-tailed grouse, ring-necked pheasant, and gray partridge. Sharp-tailed grouse are the main game bird species on tribal lands. Big game hunted on the Reservation includes mule deer, white-tailed deer, and pronghorn. Merriam's turkey is also a favorite bag during the fall season, along with numerous species of waterfowl. Several species are also open year-round.

For information about hunting and fishing opportunities, contact crstgfp@lakotanetwork.com, 605-964-7812: Their office is located at Hwy 212, Eagle Butte. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.