Grand Ronde - ODFW Fish and Wildlife Agreement

In August 2023, members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde gained widely expanded access to areas of the Tribe’s historical homelands for subsistence and ceremonial hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering. The expanded area, which was made possible through an agreement with the state of Oregon, honors the Tribe’s connection to the land and our way of life.

Signed by the Tribe and the state of Oregon after the Aug. 4, 2023, meeting of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Memorandum of Agreement for Off-Reservation and Non-Trust Land Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Gathering is monumental for Grand Ronde. It allows enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal Members to hunt and fish for subsistence and ceremonial purposes in an expanded area of the Tribe’s historical homelands under a tribal tag.

Under the agreement, Tribal Members can now harvest for subsistence and ceremonial purposes in the Wilson, Trask, Willamette, Stott Mountain and Santiam wildlife management units – areas of the Tribe’s ancestral homelands where members had been prohibited from harvesting prior to the MOA. The agreement excludes certain areas along the Columbia River, as well as the Cascade Mountain Range summit and areas east of the summit to avoid overlapping with other tribes.

This agreement is the next step in cooperative management between Grand Ronde and Oregon. Agreements outlining shellfish harvesting on the Oregon Coast and ceremonial fishing at Willamette Falls are already in place.

Tag Information

As part of the historic agreement with the State of Oregon, the Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is issuing new hunting tags in an expanded area outside of the Trask wildlife management unit. The tags under the new MOA will be available for enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal Members from the Tribe’s Natural Resources Department beginning October 2, 2023. The hunting tags available are General Western Oregon Coast Buck and General Season Elk. A combined angling and harvest card is also available. Tribal Members must have an updated Tribal Hunting and Fishing License to utilize these tags and tags must be picked up in person.

The new tags and licenses are being administered over the counter and on a first come first serve basis. The Natural Resources Department will have expanded hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through November 7, 2023 and will be available from 7:30am until 7:30pm. These hours will not be available on Thursday, September 28, 2023.Please call Natural Resources for any additional information. 

Fishing MOA Guide
Elk MOA Guide
Deer MOA Guide

Grand Ronde Natural Resources Department

Physical Address: 47010 SW Hebo Road Grand Ronde, OR. 97347

Mailing Address: 9615 Grand Ronde Rd. Grand Ronde, PR 97347

Phone: 503-879-2424


Eligible Areas PDF Downloads (Avenza)

Eligible Fishing Area Marine Zone
Eligible Fishing Area On The Columbia
Eligible Hunting WMUS - Elk
Eligible Hunting WMUS - Deer

Eligible Fishing/Hunting Areas KML Downloads (onX)

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