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Choctaw Nation Agrees to Extension of Hunting and Fishing Compact with State of Oklahoma

 

January 2, 2020



DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Hunting and Fishing Compact has been extended through December 31, 2020, based on a signed agreement tied to an offer received yesterday from the state.

“I am very confident this will continue the opportunity for our tribal members to hunt and fish in the State of Oklahoma in the upcoming year,” said Gary Batton, Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. “This allows us the time to explore possibilities to exercise our tribal sovereignty for a longer-term solution.”

Based on the terms of the extension, Choctaw Nation tribal members will have hunting and fishing rights across the State of Oklahoma. Choctaws 16 and older, will be able to apply for their license via the online member portal, Chahta Achvffa (https://chahtaachvffa.choctawnation.com/).

 

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