Conservation and Enforcement

Conservation and Enforcement

Mdewakanton Conservation and Enforcement Agency

The Mdewakanton Conservation and Enforcement Agency enforces conservation laws on SMSC lands. The main roles of the agency's conservation officers are to educate people about these laws and cite violators.

Conservation officers are authorized to cite SMSC members and members of the general public for hunting, fishing and ATV violations on SMSC lands, such as trespassing on non-hunting lands, baiting deer, and violating possession limits. Their work is independent from criminal law enforcement, which is performed by the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Prior Lake and Shakopee police departments on SMSC lands.

Game and Fish Ordinace

Please see the SMSC's game and fishing ordinance for more information on the regulation of hunting on SMSC lands. The SMSC presently does not offer fishing opportunities.

Snowmobiling and ATV Use

Snowmobiling is prohibited on lands owned by the SMSC. ATV use is also prohibited on SMSC lands, with the exception of the SMSC's designated, private ATV park. This park is provided for use by SMSC members and their invited guests only. Any invited guest must be accompanied by an SMSC member at all times. Please see the SMSC's ATV park rules for more details.

Conservation Officer Patch

To hunt on SMSC lands, a person must hold a license issued by the Mdewakanton Conservation and Enforcement Agency, as well as the appropriate state and federal licensing. The SMSC presently does not offer fishing opportunities.

Find Out More

Mdewakanton Conservation and Enforcement Agency

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Center
2330 Sioux Trail Northwest
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chief Conservation Officer

James Sheriff
952-233-4233
james.sheriff@shakopeedakota.org

Conservation Officer on Duty
763-710-0000