I turkey hunted with buddies at the Sisseton reservation. (I still remember seeing a rooster walking in front of me while I was sitting and he jumped up on a log and looked proud as can be). Anyways, my buddies have been going to that one for years and said it is safe. Then they relayed a story of hunting a different reservation nearer the MO River(maybe Chamberlain area), and coming back to the truck around noon some officer of the law drove by and asked "What are you doing?" When they replied "turkey hunting" he said, "you can't leave your car parked here, you're lucky the window wasn't busted out." They never went back to that rez.I’ve heard a vehicle is not safe on tribal land. Is it certain reservations? or just internet blabber
I have hunted the Fort Hall reservation in Idaho for 25 years and have never had a problem. Been stuck a couple of times and will have 5-6 trucks show up with shovels,chains and winches to help- never felt threatened.I have hunted Prairie Dogs on the Rosebud in South Dakota and on the Mandan-Arikara Reservation near New Town, ND. (Fort Berthold). At the time we hunted (mid-late 1990's) you did not need an Indian guide. I'm informed that now, one is required, and the fee has been increased several fold from the time we were there. I was surprised, but probably should not have been, to see the abject poverty present in these two Reservations. I am certainly no social worker but it was sobering to see first hand. On the way back home, we stopped for gas at the covenience store right in Mission. What I'm about to tell you next is difficult to believe, but I (and my buddies) swear to you, it's true....
We were filling up at the gas pumps when a Sioux woman came down the street, stopped in front of us, and offered sex to all of us for $5 bucks. We were stunned and said nothing---then she said--"Not 5 bucks? I'll do it for a bag of Lay's potato chips!" Well, the irony of that statement wasn't lost on us, but instead of replying, I paid for the gas and jumped in the truck as we got the hell out of there! No way there would have been a good ending to that story had we done otherwise....I have other Res stories on Crow Creek at FT. Thompson, SD but not as intruiging as that one.....main thing to remember is, these tribes have not forgotten Sand Creek, Wounded Knee, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, etc. Indian-white relations for the past 300 years are VERY complicated--but short and sweet, they love our money; they just hate like hell to have to deal with us face to face to get it! If you hunt on a reservation, be cautious and stay safe.
And I guess maybe if my family had lived through what they had to, I might just be able to see their point.
Can you tell us why?
Sounds like combat pheasant hunting to me. I’ll take a pass on the SD reservationsStayed in Valentine once. One Saturday night ended that forever. Was using a laundromat in Mobridge and felt sorry for a native and gave him $5 to get a sandwich at subway, soon had a dozen panhandling me. I've heard there are some good places to hunt on reservations in MT, bigger limits with lots of land but never felt the need to take a chance. I've worked in some remote native villages in AK and have experienced reverse discrimination. There are good people everywhere and there are the not so good. I hunt for pleasure and to relax so don't need the stress.