General FAQ

Apache Guides

Our highly skilled Apache guides are intimately knowledgeable about our wild and remote land and our many lakes and rivers at San Carlos.
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Our mission is “to PRESERVE, PROTECT and ENHANCE wildlife populations on San Carlos for the benefit of the Tribe and for the benefit of the ecosystem”

20 Mar 2017
Cienga Trophy Fishing
13 Feb 2017
2017 NON MEMBER DRAW RESULTS
28 Sep 2016
2016 Hunting Schedule

WHAT WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED ON THE SAN CARLOS APACHE RESERVATION?
Fully automatic firearms, including firearms capable of selective automatic fire; tracer ammunition or armor piercing ammo designed for military use, except full-jacketed bullets which may be used for predators; shotguns larger than ten gauge or shotguns capable of holding more than 2 shells in a magazine, unless plugged with a one-piece filler that limits the magazine capacity to 2 shells; semi-automatic center fire rifles with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 cartridges; contrivances designed to silence, muffle, or minimize the report of a firearm; poisoned projectiles, or projectiles containing explosives.

WHAT IS THE “HUNTING YEAR?”
August 1 to July 31st of the following year.

WHEN ARE PERMITS SOLD OR ISSUED?
All permits sold or issued on an annual basis (i.e. guide license, hunting/fishing license) shall be put on sale or issued beginning on the 1st day of December of each year or as soon thereafter and shall be valid only for the calendar year that it is sold.

WHEN ARE SHOOTING HOURS?
Unless otherwise specified, one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise and one-half (1/2) after sunset.

CAN ELECTRONIC CALLS BE USED?
No. These are prohibited.

WHERE CAN I FIND A GUIDE?
This website lists Apache guides by their areas of expertise (e.g. Big Game, Trophy Hunts, Camping, etc). All Tribal members who work as guides must have a valid guide license. Guides receive educational training that is directed by the Recreation & Wildlife department. Several also guide for recreational activities including birding, hiking and cultural tourism.

CAN HUNTERS WHO ARE NOT TRIBAL MEMBERS USE THEIR OWN DOGS?
Generally, this is allowed only for hunting small game and waterfowl.

ARE ANY AREAS CLOSED TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE TRIBE?
Yes. Unit D and R-100 are both closed to all activities except as stated in other commission rules and regulations.