2013 Program Sign-up Is Now Open
Open Fields targets CRP and other highly productive game bird habitats on private lands that allow walk-in access for fall game bird hunting. Landowners enrolled in the program will receive a payment of $5/acre for each year the land is enrolled in the program, which is concurrent with the landowner’s CRP contract. Enrolled lands will be clearly posted to identify the area open to walk in game bird hunting.
Through the Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program, FWP will accept “Open Fields” applications from eligible landowners May 20 through June 14, 2013.
The following counties outside Indian Reservations are eligible for Open Fields enrollment:
The application deadline has passed. It was June 14, 2013.
Enrollment in Open Fields is voluntary and competitive. All applications will undergo a review and scoring process by FWP staff. Contracts will be awarded based on evaluation scores and available funding. FWP will alert applicants of their status mid-July.
The Open Fields Application Packet provides additional details about eligibility, program compensation, access requirements, general application tips, and the application form.
Send the completed application and required maps to the address on the bottom of the application. Applications must be RECEIVED by June 14, 2013.
For more information, contact your local FWP biologists:
|4||Diane Boyd||(406) 271-2680|
|4 – Fergus County only||Sonja Smith||(406) 538-4658 x228|
|6||Ryan Williamson||(406) 895-2468|
|6 – NE Chouteau County only||Scott Hemmer||(406) 265-6177 x224|
|6 – Valley County only||Drew Henry||(406) 228-3709|
|7||Steve Atwood||(406) 234-0940|
For more information: