Tribal Wildlife Law Enforcement On-Line - by

This website is dedicated to tribal wildlife, fisheries, and conservation law enforcement agencies.

Federally recognized tribes are acknowledged under federal law as sovereign governments.  As such, many tribal governments have established law enforcement agencies designed to enforce tribal wildlife, fisheries, and conservation laws.  Tribal authority to enact and enforce tribal wildlife laws were upheld by the United States Supreme Court in New Mexico v. Mescalero Apache Tribe, 462 US 324.  These laws allow tribes to regulate hunting and fishing on tribal lands for subsistence and recreation in ways designed to maintain sustainable fish and game populations and to protect tribal cultures.  In certain circumstances tribal wildlife laws can be incorporated into federal law and enforced as violations of federal law either under 18 USC 1165 or the Lacey Act, 16 USC 3371-3378.

Bay Mills Indian Community Conservation Department

Cheyenne River Tribal Game, Fish & Parks Department

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement

Fond du Lac Tribal Conservation Enforcement

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Hopi Tribal Resources Enforcement Services

Hualapai Tribal Game & Fish Department

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Fish & Wildlife Department

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Natural Resources Enforcement Department

Leech Lake Tribal Conservation Enforcement Department

Navajo Nation Wildlife Law Enforcement Section

Pueblo of Zuni Fish & Wildlife Department

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Conservation Wardens

Spirit Lake Nation Fish & Wildlife Department

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Game & Fish Department

Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Tribal Conservation Department

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Natural Resource Department Rangers

1854 Treaty Authority


National Bison Range

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society

Tribal Police Links

US Department of Justice - Eagle Feather Policy

US Department of Justice - Eagle Feather Policy Fact Sheet

US Fish & Wildlife Service

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Law Enforcement

US Fish & Wildlife Service - National Eagle Repository

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Native American Policy

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