Note: Due to the historical winter of 2012-2011, spring flooding in 2011, and an EHD outbreak in the summer of 2011, whitetail populations in 2012 are significantly reduced in the Milk and Missouri River Valleys.
The 2013 Hunting Access Guides and Regional Maps will be available for download (here) August 15, 2013.
The Region 6 map is divided into a eastern area and a western area. For each area, there are two versions. The "view" version is one 17" x 22" page and is for ease of viewing on the website. The "print" version is four 8.5" x 11" pages and is made to print at home.
Over 295 landowners have enrolled more than 1.3 million acres to form 154 Block Management Areas.
Region 6 has over 295 landowners enrolling about 1.3 million acres in Block Management. These areas offer an excellent opportunity to hunt whitetail and mule deer, elk, antelope, upland game birds, and waterfowl. Our Block Management Areas (BMAs) are open from September 1 to December 31. Some areas may be open early for the 900 series antelope season. Please see the Region 6 Hunter Access Guide for dates. Some landowners, including those not enrolled in Block Management, may be able to accommodate hunters with special needs. Hunters are encouraged to contact our regional FWP Office to determine if opportunities exist to meet specific needs.
Two kinds of BMAs are available in Region 6, classified as Type I and Type II BMAs. In this region, Type I BMAs are areas in which hunters administer their own permission by using daily sign-in boxes. Type II BMAs are areas in which written permission is given to the hunters by landowners.
Hunters can obtain specific BMA maps and rules on the FWP website under Region 6, on site at sign-in box locations or at landowner residences. Region 6 maps showing all BMAs are on display at the Glasgow and Havre offices. The Region 6 Hunter Access Guide is available on-line and by mail through all regional offices. Hunters can use this guide and the included map and chart to compare size, geographical location, and hunting opportunities desired on each BMA.
The Region 6 Block Management Staff encourages you to share your experiences on specific BMAs by sending comment cards, pictures, or letters to the Glasgow office. You may also drop off comment or survey cards in sign-in boxes. We share these with landowners to show your appreciation, and to help improve the program.