For the 2009 hunting season, hunters will have access to nearly nine million acres of land statewide through the Block Management Program administered by Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The program provides hunters with public hunting access to private and isolated public land free of charge, while assisting landowners in managing hunting activities. This year 1,270 private landowners are participating in the program.
By researching their options, hunters are likely to find a block management opportunity that will meet their needs.
Hunting Access Guides can be obtained at the FWP office in the region where the BMA is located, or by ordering one through the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page under Hunter Access. The Hunting Access Guides can also be viewed and downloaded from this Web site.
In FWP Regions 6 and 7, maps can be obtained only from the BMA site or from a landowner when permission to hunt the BMA is obtained.
The FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page under "Hunter Access" has details on public and private hunting access.