2013 Program Sign-up Begins May 20th
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 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.
Enrollment in Open Fields is a voluntary and competitive process. All applications will undergo a review and scoring process by FWP staff. Contracts will awarded based on evaluation scores and available funding.
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|