Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400 / 1.866.652.5822

Natural Resources Department

We will continue to lead in the enforcement, conservation and management of tribal natural resources by successfully and responsibly preserving the LTBB's sovereign right to hunt and fish, both on the inland lands and waters as well as commercial and subsistence fishing on the 1836 Great Lakes . We will wisely utilize our natural resources in order to promote, honor and respect our traditional, spiritual and physical relationship with the land and waters. We will implement management strategies that protect our resources on, above, below and within the land and waters for the future benefit of our Tribe. 

The Natural Resource Department provides many services and performs many duties for the LTBB membership. These services and duties include: issuing LTBB Inland Hunting/Fishing Licenses for LTBB Reservation, issuing Inland Hunting/Fishing Licenses for the 1836 Ceded Territory, issuing LTBB Commercial Fishing Licenses for the Great Lakes 1836 Treaty, gathering and analyzing Great Lake fish data; gathering and analyzing specific wildlife data, developing management, plans, strategies and regulations and enforcement of Tribal regulations within jurisdiction of the LTBB Tribe and Treaty Lands.

09/07/18 - LTBB NRD CWD Emergency Regulations for the 1836 Treaty Ceded Territory of Michigan Effective: 8-28-18
CWD Core Area: means the 5-County Core CWD Area which includes Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Newaygo counties all within the 1836 Treaty Area.
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Applications and Info
2018 Apprentice Program Application 2018
2019 Bear Application 2019
2018 Camping Application
2018 Canoe Application 2018
2019 Commercial Capt Helper and Subsistence Fishing app 2019
2019 Elk Application 2019
2019 Hunt Fish Application 2019
2018 LTBB Gun Safe Application
2018 Other US Tribes LTBB Reservation Hunt Fish App
2019 LTBB Sturgeon Harvest Permit App
License Holder Survey for 2018 season
2019 Commercial Fisher Small Grant Application 2019
Program Policies
LTBB Bear Policy
LTBB Elk Policy
LTBB Black Lake Sturgeon Policy
Great Lakes Fisheries
Conservation Enforcement Program
2007 Inland Consent Decree
LTBB Reservation Natural Resource Rules and Regulations - 2018
LTBB Gathering Regulations for National Forests Lands.
1836 Ceded Territory Rules and Regulations - 2018
2016-2017 Annual Harvest Report
Commercial Catch Report
Subsistence Catch Report
Spear Report Cards

Location: 7845 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Program Contact Number: (231) 242-1670
Conservation Duty Officer:
(231) 242-1673
E-mail address:



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7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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