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Grand Traverse Band

Natural Resources Department

3505 Putnam Road Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Main Line: (231) 534-7500

Fax: (231) 534-7576

Email: NRD@gtb-nsn.gov

To protect and enhance the natural resources and environment entrusted to us by the Creator for managed and respected utilization by Anishinabek for past, present, and future generations.

2021 Natural Resources Department Presentation 


2022 Elk Lottery WINNERS

Elk Lottery 2022


Renewal Stickers 2021-2022

 All GTB Hunting, Fishing, Gathering & Trapping Licenses expire April 1st

 Please call or email the Natural Resources Department for your 2021/2022 renewal sticker.

 Make sure your information is up to date, so you don’t miss out on any of your Treaty Rights information and opportunities.

 Note: We do not have a shared database with Membership so information will need to be changed with us as well.


Immediate Ban on Deer Baiting, Feeding, and Attractants (Current for 2022)

Due to the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) into the 1836 treaty ceded territory, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council, upon the recommendation of the Natural Resources and Environmental Committee and the Natural Resources Department, has issued an immediate ban on the use of baiting, feeding, or other chemical attractants for deer. Information on CWD can be found at www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Natural Resources Department in person, or by telephone at 231-534-7500. 




The Ottaway - A River Reborn

A Documentary Film featuring the Boardman Restoration Project and members of the Grand Traverse Band.

Click the Image above or the link below to view.

For Website go to- http://intotheoutdoors.org/topics/the-ottaway-a-river-reborn/

The Boardman Ottaway River Fish Passage Resolution



Hunting/Fishing/Gathering/Trapping License Application

Water/Snowmobile/ORV Registration

Designate Hunter Deer/Turkey Tags (Elder/Disabled)

Firewood Permit


2022-2023 General Hunting Regulations

1836 Treaty Ceded Territory Map

GTB Great Lakes Fishing Regulations

GTB Marina Buildings Use Regulations


Natural Resources Environmental Committee (NREC) Meetings