We, the Anishinabeg, the people of Odaawaa-Zaaga’iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band, will sustain our heritage, preserving our past, strengthening our present, and embracing our future. We will defend our inherent sovereign rights and safeguard Mother Earth. We will provide for the educational, health, social welfare, and economic stability of the present and future generations.


The Conservation Department is responsible for many projects, including water quality, environmental protection, and the issuance of licenses for hunting, fishing, and gathering. Conservation works cooperatively with the LCO Fire Department, LCO Fish Hatchery, LCO Solid Wastes and Recycling Transfer Station, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Conservation Department issues hunting, fishing and gathering licenses for off reservation ceded territory use. Off reservation regulations can be found at  
  • Tribal members must have a current tribal ID to receive licenses.

  • Anyone born after January 1, 1977 must complete Hunters Safety to receive reservation hunting permits

  • Two wild rice threshers are available for tribal member use - must call to schedule a time.


9790 N County Road K, Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-0102

Office Hours: Monday – Friday |  8 am to 4:30 pm