Seneca Nation of Indians Fishing Licenses

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In order to fish on any of the Seneca Nation of Indians territories you must have a Seneca Nation of Indians fishing license.

Please note that:

  • a portion of the Cattaraugus Creek runs through the Cattaraugus Territory
  • a portion of the Allegany River runs through the Allegany Territory

Seneca Nation of Indians Fishing Licenses can be obtained at:

  • the Seneca Nation's Clerk's Office in Irving
    Cattaraugus Territory, 12837 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081
    (716) 532-4900
  • the Seneca Nation's Clerk's Office in Salamanca
    Allegany Territory, 90 Ohiyo Way, Salamanca, NY 14779
    (716) 945-1790
  • Nation-owned One Stop Convenience Stores

See more SNI fishing license information on the Seneca Nation of Indians Tourism website.

Note: If you are fishing on a Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation you need a SNI Fishing license but you do not need a NYS Fishing License on a SNI Reservation.

View information on fishing in Cattaraugus County.

"Any enrolled Seneca may request to see the fishing license of any individual while on Seneca Territories, but only the SNI Conservation Officer or SNI Marshal shall have the authority to impound equipment or issue a citation." (as found on in Seneca Nation of Indians Fishing & Conservation Laws)

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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