Any place public with birds is going to get busy, that is a simple fact. When you throw in all the public land around Bowdoin it is pretty formidable area for upland hunting. It receives alot less pressure then areas nearer population centers, that is a fact. The tribal license IS required to hunt within the boundries of Ft. Peck no matter if it is tribal land or deeded. Last year the tribe closed the season due to fire danger on part of the rez south of highway 2. Another thing to think about when you hunt the rez, is where to stay...lol, I wouldnt be caught after dark in Brockton, Poplar, and Wolf Point is not much better. Culbertson is close, but it is hard to find lodging and Glasgow is quite aways from good hunting on the rez.Bowdoin gets a bit busy! A big NWR but only a few hundred acres are open to upland birds, and it is certainly not a secret. Also sorry to say it's going back to native short grass. No more stuff going on that will be pheasant friendly.
Anyway right, the FT Peck Res is big. And a lot of it is owned by non band.
Lots of the best pheasant hunting is on private land, the tribal licenses does not work there.
Good thing about the Peck Res there are not many hunters, band members don't give a crap about bird hunting. And from what I understand, IF you can locate a land owner, getting hunting permission is NOT a problem.