Secretary of Natural Resources Office

Frequently Asked Questions

All information provided within this FAQ applies to Cherokee Nation Citizens and is effective January 1, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen wants to hunt/fish outside of the Cherokee Nation Reservation boundaries?

At this time, it is best to obtain a valid State of Oklahoma hunting and fishing license and follow applicable laws.

Can a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen hunt/fish in other Native American tribal reservations in Oklahoma?

At this time, it is best to obtain a valid State of Oklahoma hunting and fishing license and follow applicable laws.

What does a Cherokee Nation citizen need to do if they already have a valid Oklahoma Hunting/Fishing license?

Cherokee Nation Citizen's current annual compact licenses will expire December 31 2021. If a Cherokee Nation citizen has a life time license with the State of Oklahoma, the license will continue to be valid, and no action is necessary.

Where does a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen get deer or turkey tags?

You are not required to pre-purchase tags, but are required to report your harvest via the Gadugi Portal at: https://gadugiportal.cherokee.org/ or such other means as may be provided before the end of
the 2021.

Are Cherokee Nation citizens required to have a duck stamp?

Yes. Duck tags are federally regulated, and federal guidelines will still apply.

Can a Cherokee Nation citizen hunt year round?

No, bag limits and season dates adopted by the State of Oklahoma have been adopted by the Council of the Cherokee Nation and apply within the Cherokee Nation Reservation.

How does a Cherokee Nation citizen check in their deer, turkey, etc.?

Cherokee Nation citizens may report a game harvest via the Gadugi Portal at: https://gadugiportal.cherokee.org