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Inland Management

Inland Program Services

  • Produce, review, and implement policies and regulation booklets for Inland Hunting, Gathering, and Fishing Rights as recommended by the Natural Resources and Environment Committee.
  • Issue Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, and Gathering Licenses and permits.
  • Issue special use permits; disabled Tribal hunter permits,
  • special needs subsistence/ceremonial permits, and road kill special use permits.
  • Issue and manage the distribution of spearing and netting permits for specially regulated seasons/methods for fish.
  • Register inland boat/snowmobile/ORV.
  • Issue Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore access passes.
  • Issue Huron-Manistee National Forest access passes.
  • Issue camping permits, firewood permits, among other
  • permits authorizing Tribal Member resource use on USFS and State lands.
  • Conduct annual License Holder Survey.
  • Develop and foster working relationships with Federal and State agencies to improve management efficiency,
  • Develop resource use agreements, and improve productive communication with other resource management agencies.
  • Conduct wildlife harvest monitoring; including deer check stations, furbearer registrations, and other special inspections of harvested fish and game.
  • Conduct fisheries and wildlife habitat surveys, inventories, and assessments.      
  • Maintenance of the Tribal Repository/Exercise of American Indian Religious Freedom Act
  • GPS Mapping and Technical Assistance
  • Plant, Insect, and Fish Identification
  • Public Outreach and Education (including Natural Resources Fair and Feast, Kids Free Fishing Days, fishery survey reports to membership, lake associations, and watershed committees)
  • Scuba Diving (Advanced Open Water) Underwater Search and Recovery
  • Grant writing and administration for resource protection, restoration, and enhancement projects with particular emphasis on collaborative projects



CWD Presentation - NREC 3/1/18

2017-18 Inland Fishing Regulations (Current for 2022)

Public Access Primer