Hunter-Landowner Stewardship Project

The Montana Hunter-Landowner Stewardship Project is an information program for anyone interested in promoting responsible hunter behavior and good hunter-landowner relations in Montana.

The program is delivered through an interactive website utilizing questions, videos, and feedback as well as opportunities for you to test your knowledge on a variety of practical topics related to hunter-landowner relations and responsible hunter behavior.

The program is voluntary, and designed to be completed at your own pace, with the Web site enabling you to log on and off at any time, without having to repeat already completed portions. (NOTE:  No separate action other than leaving the site is required to save completed work.  Upon re-entry of the site, the first two introductory pages will appear, and the program will then begin wherever the participant previously finished. Work will only be saved for up to six weeks before being deleted if the program is not re-entered.)

Completion of this course may require 2 or more hours, depending upon a person's reading skills, system functions, and working pace. Upon successful completion, you'll be able to print a certificate of completion and, if you would like to keep a record on file, you may upload it to your ALS record kept by FWP. You can also receive a free cap and bumper sticker indicating your participation in the project by sending a copy of your certificate to the following address:

  • FWP—Landowner/Sportsman Relations

  • P.O. Box 200701
  • Helena, MT 59620-0701

This is phase one of a project that FWP hopes may expand over time to include other features. For now, please enjoy the program, and let us know how we might improve it.

Thanks for your interest! For feedback and questions, please contact:

  • Wildlife Division at (406) 444-2612, or by e-mail

How to Take the Program

This program addresses 14 major topics related to hunter-landowner relations. Each topic is presented through a series of 3 pages:

  • The first page presents a series of questions designed to help the participant determine how she or he feels about the topic.  There is no "right" or "wrong" answer to these questions;
  • the second page presents information relevant to the topic, including basic rules and laws, customs and expectations, things to consider from both landowners' and hunters' points of view, and an exercise that does require a correct answer; and
  • the third page presents some ideas for tools available to hunters and landowners, facts relevant to the topic, and a video clip that presents a situational dilemma which requires the participant to provide a written answer of at least a sentence or 2.

There are 42 pages of content and the page number is listed on top of each page.

Content topics

  • Permission
  • Fair Chase
  • Livestock and Farm/Ranch Activities
  • Game Retrieval
  • What to Hunt and/or Harvest
  • Vehicle Use
  • Weeds
  • Litter
  • Fire Danger
  • Safety
  • Reporting Violations
  • Hunting with Dogs
  • Hunting Nongame Animals or Other Animals on Private Land
  • Hunting on Public Land

How to Become Certified

When you reach the Certificate of Completion screen at the end of the program, follow the printing instructions. Note: If you make a mistake in printing, you may have to re-take the course to print your certificate.

If you are interested in keeping a completion record on file for future reference, you may do so by submitting this information to FWP's license database (ALS).

Certificate of Completion Screen

We recommend you do this since there's no other way for FWP to retrieve your record. To submit your information to ALS you must have an ALS number. If you don't currently have an ALS number, you may get information about how to get one by calling an FWP office. If you are a nonresident living outside of Montana, the only way to obtain an ALS number is through a license purchase via our online service.

How to Deal with Technical Difficulties

It is necessary to have QuickTime loaded onto your system in order for you to view and complete this program. The exam works best on the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer (9.0 and above)
  • Firefox, and
  • Safari.

System Requirements


Go to our System Requirements page for links to download the tools and the browser that you may need.

We cannot ensure it will run on any others. If you experience any technical problems, please contact us.

Currently Unavailable:

The Hunter Landowner Stewardship Program is currently unavailable. Our technical staff is working to get it back up as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.