Hunting and Fishing

Wildlife Conservation

Seeks to balance the value wildlife provides with what mankind provides back to nature; Choctaw tribal members may hunt and fish within the Choctaw Nation reservation using their tribal membership card.

Eligibility

  • Choctaw tribal members must adhere to the Choctaw Nation Fish, Game, and Animals Code while hunting or fishing within the Choctaw Nation reservation
  • Choctaw tribal members must possess their tribal membership card while hunting or fishing within the Choctaw Nation reservation.
  • Choctaw tribal members must report harvest of game via the Chahta Achvffa member portal

FAQs

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members are eligible to hunt and fish within Choctaw Nation Reservation in accordance to tribal laws. Also, nonmembers with valid state-issued licenses are eligible to hunt in the reservation in accordance with applicable laws.

You will need proof of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal membership. Additional form of ID might be requested to confirm identity. In addition, Hunter Safety course completion is also required by the Choctaw Nation Fish, Game and Animals Code and the State of Oklahoma.

The expiration date listed on your tribal membership is for ID purposes and does not affect tribal member status. You may renew your card by contacting the Choctaw Nation Membership Department by visiting the Tribal Membership and CDIB webpage.

Contact the Choctaw Nation Membership Department by visiting the Tribal Membership and CDIB webpage.

No, only confirmed tribal members are eligible to hunt and fish.

No, all Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members, regardless of residency, are permitted to hunt and fish within the Choctaw Nation land in accordance with Choctaw Nation code.

Hunters who have been convicted of a felony are prohibited from having a rifle, shotgun, or pistol in their possession or under their immediate control under the Choctaw Nation Criminal Code.

You can only hunt/fish within Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma reservation boundaries in accordance with all applicable trespass laws. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma boundary map can be found on the Choctaw Nation Reservation webpage.

At this time, you will need a valid State of Oklahoma hunting and fishing license and must follow applicable laws.

At this time, you will need a valid State of Oklahoma hunting and fishing license and must follow applicable laws.

No action is necessary on your part. Follow the usual process.

You are not required to pre-purchase tags, but are required to report your harvest via Chahta Achvffa member portal.

Duck stamps are federally regulated and federal guidelines will still apply.

No, regulations set by the Choctaw Nation Fish, Game, and Animals Code apply.

Complete a Hunter Harvest Report in the Chahta Achvffa member portal.

Yes, but a reliable internet connection or cell service is required for successful submission.

Yes, regulations set by the Choctaw Nation Fish, Game and Animals Code apply.

Yes, but a tag number may be required which can be found in Chahta Achvffa member portal application status grid, as well as the confirmation email you receive after check-in is completed.

Yes, there are age restrictions by the Choctaw Nation Fish, Game, and Animals Code.

If you receive a ticket from an Oklahoma game warden for not having a state issued hunting/fishing license while hunting within the Choctaw Nation boundaries, contact the Choctaw Nation Legal Department via the Member Legal Assistance webpage.

Any Oklahoma resident with a valid State of Oklahoma hunting and/or fishing license can hunt within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma reservation in accordance with applicable law.

Contact Information

800-522-6170

Location

CNO Headquarters

Choctaw Nation Headquarters
1802 Chukka Hina
Durant, OK 74701

Directions