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HUALAPAI TRIBE HUNT REGULATIONS


 

 

Elk Hunting Arizona, Bighorn Sheep, Wildlife, 
        Hualapai Reservation

 

 













 

 

 

 

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HUALAPAI TRIBE

2016 HUNT REGULATIONS

 

It is the hunter’s responsibility to thoroughly read and understand these regulations prior to applying for your permit or going afield.

 

The Hualapai Tribe and its agents are not responsible for injuries, theft, accidents, or deaths to Hunters, which may occur while hunting or fishing on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

 

 

REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2016

 

#8.  Definitions - Deformed Antlered Elk an A Elk showing abnormal pedicle ( 1 inch offset ) growth resulting from genetic factors, injury, or systematic effects

 

PROCESS TO PURCHASE SPECIAL HUNTS

 

Exclusive Elk Tag – Each year, this tag is either sold by sealed bid, auction, or by raffle.  Please contact Hualapai Game and Fish Department (928-769-2227/1122) for more information.

 

Scholarship Elk Tag – By Tribal Council action, the sale of one Trophy Bull Elk tag shall be designated to generate revenue for a Scholarship Fund for the benefit of tribal member students who want to further their education in natural resources related fields.  Each year, this tag is either sold by sealed bid, auction, or by raffle.  Please contact the Hualapai Natural Resources Department (928-769-2255) for more information.

 

 

 

PROCESS TO PURCHASE A GENERAL TAG

 

  1. To be considered “Booked” and your name placed on a hunt priority list, you must pay a 1/3 deposit for the species and hunt, that you want to hunt.  The deposit does not guarantee price or time of the hunt.  The deposit is nonrefundable.
  2. The full balance of the hunt price, must be paid at least sixty (60) days prior to the hunt, or the permit will be canceled and the next person on the list will be notified.

 

GUIDE SELECTION PROCESS

 

1.      You must select a Hualapai Guide.  By Tribal Law, a Hualapai Tribal Guide is required for all big-game hunts on the reservation.

2.      A list of eligible guides and a history of their past Boone and Crockett scores for the species to be hunted, are available upon request.  The Hunter has the ultimate decision for the selection of a Guide. 

3.      Beginning January of each year, the Hunter must send a written letter stating the selection of his/her Guide to the Hualapai Game and Fish Department, for that years hunt.

4.      If the Hunter does not select a Guide, the Hualapai Game and Fish Department will appoint one. 

5.      Minimum Guide Fees are established for each hunt. Higher fees may be negotiated between the Guide and Hunter.

 

 

REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2015

The maximum number of Clients (Hunters) per Guide are as follows:

Game Species

Number of Clients per Guide

Guide Fee

(minimums)

Management Elk (5pts or less, Deformed Antlered Elk, & Spike)

2

Management - $1,500

Deformed Antlered Elk - $1,200

Antelope

1

$800

Exclusive Trophy Bull Elk

1

$3,500

Scholarship Trophy Bull Elk

1

Negotiated w/Guide

General Trophy Bull Elk

1

$3,000

 

 

 
Desert Bighorn Sheep 1

140-150 $4,000
150-160 $5,000
160-170 $6,000
170-180 $7,000

Antlerless Elk and Turkey

4

$150/day per client and negotiable per group

Mountain Lion

1

Negotiated w/Guide

  • A Guide is advised for Antlerless Elk and Turkey and are recommended upon request.

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Creek Road is the dividing line to separate the east side of the reservation from the west side.  A more detailed map of the reservation can be obtained at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department.

 

 

 

Definitions

 

1.  Antelope:   Legal Buck Antelope:  A male Pronghorn antelope with a horn extending past its   

                                                               ear.

 Management Antelope:  An antelope with horns greater than the ears, but      

                                        without prongs (cutters).

2.  Big Game:  Are turkey, deer, elk, antelope, desert bighorn sheep, javelina, and mountain lion.

3.  Booked:  Means the Hualapai Game and Fish Department has received a 1/3 deposit of the   

                     total price of the hunt.

4.  Camping Permit:  A permit to camp in designated areas of the Reservation.

5.  Combo Hunt:  A Hunt for Enrolled Hualapai Tribal Members only.  This hunt allows one, any bull elk, to be taken

                               from the Westside of the Reservation and one, Legal Buck Mule Deer, to be taken from any

                               side of the Reservation during the hunting season.

6.  Deer:                      Legal Buck Mule Deer:  Any antlered mule deer with 4 points on one              

                                    side or greater. 

7.  Desert Bighorn Sheep:     Legal Ram:  A ram that exceeds the ¾ curl (see diagram) and is greater than six (6) years old.

 

Sealing of DBS Horns:  Every DBS taken or any DBS horns found on the

                                                                 Hualapai Indian Reservation must have affixed to one

                                                                 horn, a plug seal placed by the Hualapai Game & Fish

Department prior to transporting off the reservation.

8.  Elk:            Exclusive Trophy Bull Elk:  A 16 day Trophy Bull Elk hunt with only one hunter in the field.  Any 16 consecutive days between August 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.

Scholarship Trophy Bull Elk:  A 16 day Trophy Bull Elk hunt with only one hunter in the field. Any 16 consecutive days between August 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.  All proceeds go into the Natural Resources Scholarship Fund.

Legal Trophy Bull Elk:  Any antlered elk.

Legal Antlerless Elk:  Any antlerless elk.

                        Legal Spike Elk:  A single antler (no points) on one side.

                        Deformed Antlered Elk:  An antlered elk showing abnormal pedicle (1 inch offset) growth resulting from genetic factors, injury, or systematic effects.

Management Elk:  A mature antlered elk that has five (5) points or less on each side

* Spikes

* Deformed Antlered Elk

9.  Fur-bearing animals:  Are muskrats, raccoons, otters, weasels, bobcats, beavers, badgers, coyotes

                         and ringtail cats.

10.  Game Fish:  Are trout of all species, bass of all species, catfish of all species, sunfish of all  

                         species.

11.  Guide:       a person who, for pay, aids or assists any person in taking wildlife.

12.  Hunting Area:  All lands and waters within the boundaries of the Hualapai Indian          

                    Reservation that are specifically designated and permitted for hunting wildlife.                 

                    Includes the Youth Camp area, hunter camps, guide camps, tribal roads  

                 

  (improved and unimproved), and all public reservation areas intended and

                    approved for the hunting of wildlife. Also includes any area specifically

                    designated by the Hualapai Tribe or its designees for the sole purpose of hunting

                    wildlife.

13.  Junior:      Youth ages 14-17 yrs.  Youth ages 10-13 yrs may hunt big game with a valid Hunters Education     

                          Certification Card in possession.  All Hunters must have appropriate Hunting Tag.

14.  List:           Once a Hunter has booked a hunt, their name is placed on a priority hunt list, in the

                          order that their hunt was booked.

15.  Migratory Game Birds:  Wild waterfowl, including but not limited to, ducks, geese and swans; sandhill    

                          cranes; all coots, all gallinules, common snipe, wild doves and bandtail pigeons.

16.  Mountain Lion:  Legal Mountain Lion:  Any Mature Mountain Lion

17.  Negotiated Sale:  Sale of a hunt tag other than by sealed bid, raffle, or auction

18.  Permits:  are written permission by the Tribe for access or to hunt.

19.  Predatory Animals:  Are foxes, skunks, coyotes, and bobcats.  Trapping Season: October 1 – March 31

20.  Small Game:  Are rabbits squirrels, prairie dogs, upland game birds and migratory game birds.

21.  Turkey:   Legal Turkey:            Any MatureTom

22.  Upland Game Birds:  Are quail, partridge, grouse and pheasants.

 

Lawful Methods for Taking Game

 

A.  An individual may use the following method to take big game on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

            1.  To take Antelope, Deer, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Lion

                        a.  Centerfire rifles of .243 caliber or larger

                        b.  Muzzleloading rifles of .40 caliber or larger

                        c.  Centerfire handguns of .24 caliber or larger

                        d.  Bows with a standard pull of 40 or more pounds, using arrows with           

                             broadheads no less than 7/8 inch in width with metal cutting edges.

            2.   To take Elk:

a.       Centerfire rifles of .270 caliber or larger or .243 or larger for antlerless elk

b.      Muzzleloading rifles of .40 caliber or larger

c.       Centerfire handguns of .24 caliber or larger

d.      Bows with a standard pull of 40 or more pounds, using arrows with broadheads no less than 7/8 inch in width with metal cutting edges.

3.       To take Javelina:

a.       Centerfire rifles of .222 caliber or larger

b.      Muzzleloading rifles of .40 caliber or larger

c.       Centerfire handguns of .222 caliber or larger

d.      Bows with a standard pull of 40 or more pounds, using arrows with broadheads no less than 7/8 inch in width with metal cutting edges.

e.       .22 Rimfire magnum rifles

f.       5 mm Rimfire magnum rifles

4.      To take Turkey:

a.       a.  Centerfire rifles of .222 caliber or larger

b.      Muzzleloading rifles of .40 caliber or larger

c.       Centerfire handguns of .222 caliber or larger

d.      Bows with a standard pull of 40 or more pounds, using arrows with broadheads no less than 7/8 inch in width with metal cutting edges.

e.       .22 Rimfire magnum rifles

f.       5 mm Rimfire magnum rifles or larger

g.      16 gauge or larger Shotgun

 

5.      To take Mountain Lion

a.       Handgun of .45 caliber or larger

b.      Centerfire rifles of .22-250 caliber or larger

c.       Shotgun shooting shot of 12 gauge or larger

d.      Leghold traps of size No. 4 or larger

B.  An individual may use the following method to take small game on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

            1.  To take Rabbits and Squirrels:

                        a.  Shotgun

                        b.  .17 Rimfire or larger caliber

            2.  To take Upland Game Birds:

                        a.  Shotgun

                        b.  .17 Rimfire or larger caliber

3.  To take Migratory Game Birds:

                        a.  Shotgun

                        b.  .17 Rimfire or larger caliber

C.  An individual may use the following method to take game fish on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

            1.  Hook and Line

            2.  One fishing pole with a maximum of two (2) separate hooks, lures, or flies.

 

 

General Hunting Information and Regulations

 

1.

Unless a different or other penalty or punishment is specifically prescribed, a person who violates or fails to comply with these Regulations shall be assessed a minimum fine of $500 up to $5,000 through Tribal Court.

2.

It is recommended that all Hunters hunting on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, obtain a copy of the Natural Resources Wildlife Conservation Ordinance 24-70.  This Ordinance is available upon request.

3.

The Hualapai Tribe reserves the right to refuse sale of hunting or any other recreational permits to anyone.

4.

ATV’s or UTV’s are not permitted for recreational use on the Hualapai Reservation.  Signs are posted on Route 18, Diamond Creek, and Buck and Doe Roads.

5.

All Hunters and Fishermen are subject to the laws and jurisdiction of the Hualapai Tribe.

6.

Wildlife may only be harvested from Dawn to Dusk when there is sufficient light available to safely harvest the animal.

7.

An Arizona hunting or fishing license is not valid or required on the Hualapai Reservation.

8.

Youth ages 10-13 yrs may hunt big game animals if they have a valid hunters education card from their State of Issuance in their possession.  A big game permit is required and must be accompanied by an Adult 18yrs or older.  Youth may hunt big game at age 14.

9.

Mandatory Check-In/Check-Out:  All Hunters (Non-Tribal and Tribal) are required to check-in at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department prior to the hunt.  Whether successful or not, all hunters must check out at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department or with a Game Ranger or Tribal Biologist.  Failure to comply with this regulation will disqualify a hunter from next years hunt.

10.

A Hunter may harvest a coyote and/or mountain lion during his/her Antelope, Elk, or Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt.  No dogs shall be used when hunting during a Trophy Antelope, Elk or Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt.

11.

 

 

12.

During a Management Hunt, the Tribal Guide must declare the animal as a “Management” animal prior to shooting.  A Management Elk has 5pts or less on each side.  A five or six point animal with broken tines does not constitute a Management Elk.

All Deformed antlered elk hunters are required to attend an educational workshop provided by HDNR prior to their hunt.  Class time and location will be posted upon check-in at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department.

13.

All Turkey Hunters and Cow Elk Hunters may only Camp in the Pine Springs, 20 Pines, Laguna, Youth Camp Area, Turkey Tracks, Thorton Tower Turn-Off Areas, Trail Tank, Red Tank, Maverick, North Tank, Rock Quarry, Across from Ranger Cabin and N. Horse Flats.

14.

A Guide Trainee may accompany the Master Guides during Elk and/or DBS hunts.

15.

The Hunter shall ensure that evidence of legality remains with the carcass or parts of a carcass for

any game species taken until the Hunter has properly followed the check out procedure.

 

 

16.

A fee of $15 will be collected for all duplicate permits.

17.

Non-Tribal Outfitters are not permitted to operate on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

18.

Non-Tribal Members are not permitted to pick up cast antlers or sheep horns.  Failure to comply with this Regulation will result in a fine of $500.

19.

No person shall carelessly handle any firearm which may result in human injury, death, or damage to property.

20.

It shall be unlawful for any person to allow for wanton waste (i.e. any edible portion) of wildlife.  Failure to comply with this Regulation will result in a fine of $1,000.

21.

Hunting is not permitted within a ¼ mile of established buildings or occupied residences.  Signs will mark ¼ mile boundaries at areas surrounding the Grand Canyon West Facilities.  Guide must notify GCW administration/security prior to hunting in the area.

22.

Aircraft are not to be used during the hunt.

23.

The following devices and ammunition are prohibited for taking wildlife (big game) on the Hualapai Indian Reservation: 

  • Semi-automatic center fire rifles with a magazine capacity of more than five (5) shells.
  • Crossbows
  • Fully automatic firearms including firearms capable of selective automatic fire – full jacketed or steel jacketed bullets

24.

Successful Hunters are required to attach a big game tag (furnished by the Hualapai Game and Fish Department) to all harvested big-game animals (Deer, Elk, Turkey, Desert Bighorn sheep, Antelope, Javelina  and Mountain lion).

25.

Scouting prior to the hunt is prohibited unless accompanied by a Certified Tribal Guide.  A Visitation Permit is required if a Hunter wishes to be in the field prior to his/her scheduled hunt.

26.

All photos and videos taken during the hunt are to be for personal use only.  Tribal Council approval and a tribal permit are required for all commercial film and printing, recording, photos, and videos for sale or profit.

27.

To reduce the potential spread of infectious diseases (West Nile, Chronic Wasting, New Castles, etc.) Hunters who have hunted in a foreign country, shall not use those clothing articles worn during their foreign hunt, while hunting on the Hualapai Reservation.

28.

No person shall take or attempt to take any species of wildlife with the use of jacklight, artificial light, or spotlight.

29.

It is unlawful to possess while hunting, any contrivance designed to silence, muffle or minimize the report of a firearm.

30.

All Hunters and Guides must comply with Tribal Law regarding drugs and alcohol.

31.

In the case of a wounded animal during a hunt, a minimum of 48 hours is required for the search of the animal, prior to resuming the hunt.  If the search time exceeds the hunt dates, the Client,

Guide and a Ranger must be present during search.  If the animal is still alive, the Hunter may dispatch it.

32.

If a Mountain Lion hunt occurs during a Trophy DBS, Trophy Elk, or Trophy Antelope hunt, the Tribal Guides for each hunt shall coordinate with each other.

33.

A Hualapai Guide may contract with a Non-Tribal Houndsman for the purposes of conducting a Trophy Mountain Lion Hunt.

34.

Non-Tribal Members are not eligible to collect Bounties from Coyotes and Mountain Lions.

35.

Anyone buying antlers or other wildlife parts on the Reservation must first obtain a Tribal Buyers Permit from the Hualapai Game and Fish Department. Antler buying is permitted in front of the Hualapai Game and Fish Department and in the Cultural Building Parking Lot.   Shed antlers may be purchased only during the dates when Hualapai Tribal members are permitted to collect shed antlers.  Any skull with horns or antlers attached must have a Tribal tag attached prior to the sale/purchase.  Within 10 (ten) days of the end of each month, the buyer shall provide a report to the Hualapai Game and Fish Department of each transaction in the prior month including:  1) The sellers name and address; 2) a description of items purchased; 3) the quantity of items purchased (in weight or number); and 4) the date of each purchase.  All antler selling, or buying is prohibited from January 1 – March 31 of each year, unless such dates are amended by the Tribal Council.

36. 

Hunting Blinds must be taken down within 5 days after the hunt.  Any Blinds left longer than 5 days will be considered abandoned and will be confiscated by the Hualapai Game and Fish Department.

 

 

 

 

The following Regulations pertain only to Tribal Members and their Spouses.  Tribal Members and their Spouses must have the appropriate permit in their possession.

 

37.

Unless a different or other penalty or punishment is specifically prescribed, a Tribal Member or their Spouse who violates or fails to comply with these Regulations shall be assessed a minimum fine of $250 up to $5,000 through Tribal Court.

38.

For the Tribal Member Deer Hunt, only one deer is permitted per hunt year per household.

39.

Any and all activities which engage in searching for, collecting, or the selling of any shed antler are restricted to the following dates only:  April 1 – December 31 of each year.  A free use permit is required.  A fine of $500 and revocation of hunting permit for one year, shall be imposed for a violation of this regulation.

40.

All antler harvesting, selling, or buying is prohibited from January 1 – March 31 of each year, unless such dates are amended by the Tribal Council.

41.

Any skull with horns or antlers attached, must be tagged by Hualapai Game and Fish Department or the Natural Resources Department.  Violation of this regulation shall be a civil offense.

42.

Any untagged heads, horns, or antlers, other than shed antlers, remain the property of the Tribe and will be immediately confiscated by the Hualapai Game and Fish Department until the Tribe decides how said property will be disposed.

 

 

 

43.

Only Tribal Members are eligible to collect Bounties from Coyote and Mountain Lion.

 

 

 

A Tribal Transportation permit is required when taking skulls or sheds on/off the Hualapai Reservation or traveling through the Hualapai Reservation.

 

 

FURBEARER PROCLAMATION

 

Trapping Season Information:

   

     Date:  October 1 – March 31

     Bag Limit:  Unlimited Furbearers (Coyotes, skunks, foxes, badgers, mountain, and bobcats)

     Method:  Steel-jawed traps with a minimum break-away device of 350lbs.

     Weapon:  Trappers can carry a small caliber (.22 caliber minimum) weapon for dispatch.

     Permits:  Unlimited

     Price:  No fee for trapping permit or CITES (Convention on the International                 

                  Trade of Endangered Species) tag.

 

 

 

 

45.

 

 

Pursuant to Section 6.5 (H) 3 (trapping Permits) of the Natural Resources Conservation Ordinance 24-70, Legal Animals for Tribal Members to trap include:  Coyotes, skunks, foxes, badgers, mountain lion, and bobcats.

46.

It is unlawful for any Trapper to:

     •   Set a trap within one-quarter (1/4) mile of any occupied residence or building without 

         permission of the owner or resident or one-quarter (1/4) mile of any road maintained for 

         public use.

     •   Use any trap with teeth, a snare, or a foot hold steel trap with a jaw spread exceeding seven 

                and one half (71/2) inches for land set.

     •  It shall be unlawful for a person to disturb the trap of another, unless authorized in writing to

        do so by  the owner.

47.

A valid tribal permit is required to trap predatory and fur bearing animals on the Reservation.  A Trapper must stay within his/her designated areas and follow the monthly rest rotation pattern set by the Natural Resources Department.  Traps may be used to take such wildlife only during the trapping season established by these Regulations.

48.

Every Trapper must inspect his traps daily.  A trapper must release, without additional injury, all animals that he/she cannot lawfully take by trap.  Every Trapper shall possess, while in the field, a device designed or manufactured to restrain trapped animals so that they can be removed from the traps when their release is required.

49.

At the end of each year, every Trapper must file a complete written Trapping Report to the Hualapai Game and Fish Department. A Complete Trapping Report shall include:  daily locations of traps, total traps, species taken, sex, and method of kill (ex.  December 1st, 2011, coyote, male, buck and doe rd., leg hold trap).   A violation of this Regulation will disqualify a Trapper from trapping the next year.

50.

 

51.

 

 

52.

All Traps must be plainly identified with the name, address, and permit number of the owner and such markings of identification shall be filed with the Hualapai Game and Fish Department.. 

It is unlawful to possess and/or transport a bobcat hide or carcass without an attached Transportation Tag.  Transportation Tags are available free of charge from the Hualapai Game and Fish Department.

All Bobcats must be presented to the Hualapai Natural Resources Department, WFP Program no later than 10 days after close of the furbearer season for CITES tagging.  Only WFP personnel are

authorized to tag bobcat pelts harvested on the Hualapai Reservation. CITES tags are required to be attached to all bobcats sold, offered for sell or exported from Arizona.  The transportation tag previously completed and attached to the bobcat by the trapper (see #51) will be collected from the pelt or carcass at the time the CITES tag is attached.

 

MEAT/GAME PROCESSORS NEAR HUALAPAI RESERVATION

 

1.

Casey’s Meat Processing

10101 Stardust Trail

Flagstaff, AZ 86004

928-526-8348

 

2.

Perkinsville Meat

3990 E. Perkinsville Rd.

Chino Valley, AZ 86323

928-636-6679

 

3.

Parkers Meat Processing

4870 S. Heckethorn Rd.

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

928-213-9947

4.

AZ Mobile Meat Processing

Jake Griles (Owner)

Williams, AZ 86001

602-525-2832         928-595-0195

 

 

 


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