The Fort Peck Reservation is home to two separate Indian nations, each composed of numerous bands and divisions.

The Sioux divisions of Sisseton, Wahpetons, the Yanktonais, and the Teton Hunkpapa are all represented.

The Assiniboine bands of Canoe Paddler and Red Bottom are represented.

The Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Montana, on the north side of the Missouri River.

Fort Peck Tribes
Fish & Game Department
P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255



General Fishing Regulations…

All Non-Fort Peck Tribal members fishing within the boundaries of the reservation must possess a tribal fishing license. Fishing is open year round from February 28 to March 1, to include open water and ice fishing.

1. No person(s) shall lay, set, or use any drug, poison, medicated bait, explosives, or other letch, or injurious substance for the purpose of catching, taking, killing, or destroying any fish.

2. No person(s) shall lay, set, or use gill net, or any hoop nets for the purpose of catching, taking, killing, or destroying any fish.

3. No person(s) shall knowingly aid or assist in the concealment of any fish that have been unlawfully taken or possessed.

4. No person(s) shall set minnows or similar bait traps unless these traps are marked and labeled with your Tribal Conservation License Number.

5. A maximum of six (6) set lines and six (6) hooks per line is allowed for fishing open waters. A maximum of six (6) lines is allowed for fishing through ice. No person may possess more than one days limit of fish while on the water, or actively engaged in fishing. Jugs and set lines have to be labeled with your Tribal Conservation License Number visible within ten (10) yards of where they are set. Jugs will be limited to thirty (30) hooks.

Daily Possession Limit

Walleye = 5
Sauger = 5
Northern Pike = 5
All Trout Species = 5
Crappie = 10
Catfish = 10
Burbot-Ling = 10
Large Mouth = 10
Small Mouth = 10
Blue Gill = 10
Yellow Perch = 10
Fresh Water Drum = 5
Gar = 5
Sturgeon = No Kill

Or a combination of twenty (20) of all species per day.



1. A paddlefish stamp must be purchased along with the Tribal General Fishing Stamp.

2. Limit of one (1) per year.

3. Limited Season: May 15 to June 15.

4. Catch and release is permitted.

5. Tag must be attached to the paddlefish between the back and the dorsal fin.

6. Each paddlefish angler must cast for and hook his or her own paddlefish. Any tag which has been altered or modified shall be void.


MT/Resident: $10.00 per stamp and tag.

Out of State: $20.00 per stamp and tag.

For Non-Members, a tribal fishing license is also required.

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Turtle Mound Buffalo Ranch






The Turtle Mound Buffalo Ranch is located twenty five miles northeast of Poplar, Montana. The buffalo herd was reintroduced to our area in 1999. Currently, there are 200 head in the buffalo herd.

When hunting on the “Turtle Mound Buffalo Ranch” you will be hunting on over 13,000 acres of bluffs, rolling hills, and badlands territory.  These are fair chase hunts and stalking will be required.  These are not penned Buffalo.