Shoshone & ArapahoTribes Fish & Game

The Wind River Indian Reservation, covering a vast 2,268,000 acres is the home of two tribes’ Eastern Shoshone & Northern Arapaho. There are 1,888,000 acres of private Indian owned land. A vast wilderness area covers some 180,387 acres. This area, plus lower lying land along the Big Wind River and its tributaries provide some of the best fishing in Wyoming.

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About Shoshone & Arapaho

Purpose – “Ensure proper wildlife management and protection on the Wind River Indian Reservation while concurrently providing the opportunity for tribal members to utilize the wildlife resources”

Get In Touch or Call: 307-332-7207

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get my fishing license?

A fishing license can be purchased online or at our various vendors; Riverton, WY- Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, High Country Sporting Goods & 789 Smokeshop; Lander, WY- Wind River Outdoor Company, Wild Iris, Popo Agie One Stop & Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel; Crowheart, WY- Crowheart Store; Dubois, WY- Cutthroat Fly Shop & Big Wind River Float Trip & Fly Fishing; Shoshoni, WY- The Fast Lane; Thermopolis, WY- Mack’s Market, Thermopolis Hardware, White Horse Country Store & Wind River Canyon Whitewater; Pinedale, WY- The Great Outdoor Shop; Ethete, WY- Ethete Store; Fort Washakie, WY- Hines General Store & Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Fish & Game Office.

What is the difference between Resident and Non-Resident?

A Resident is any person who lives in the State of Wyoming.  A Non-Resident is someone who lives in another state.

What is a Recreation Stamp?

Permit holders are required to purchase one Recreation Stamp per year.  The Recreation Stamp fee is used for improving, developing and maintaining recreational facilities such as boat ramps, restroom facilities, picnic areas, etc.

What are the “Open Waters” seasons?

The follow waters open January 1st close September 30th (annually):

  1. Bull Lake & Lower Bull Lake
  2. Upper & Lower Dinwoody Lakes and Dinwoody Creek below Upper Dinwoody Lake to its confluence of the Wind River

Waters that open April 1st close September 30th (annually):

  1. Washakie Reservoir
  2.  Wind River, excluding Wind River Canyon
  3.  Down from the confluence of the Popo Agie and Little Wind River

Waters that open June 1st close September 30th (annually):

  1.  All roadless area lakes and streams
  2.  Moccasin Lake
  3.  Upper Bull Lake Creek above the inlet of the lake
  4.  South Fork of the Little Wind River (above Washakie Reservior) above the second campground

How do I report illegal Hunting or fishing?

How to Report a Violation:  Call 307-332-7207 during normal business hours (8am to 5pm) or email

Who is a considered a Non-member?

A non-member is all individuals who are not enrolled with either the Eastern Shoshone or Northern Arapaho Tribes.

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