Friday, September 16, 2011
Hunters—don't delay in requesting permission to hunt on private land. Montana law requires hunters to obtain this permission, whether pursuing upland game birds, coyotes, gopher or big game.
Landowners may grant permission in a face-to-face contact or over the phone, in writing or by posting signs that explain the type of hunting allowed and under what conditions. The welcome is generally much warmer for hunters who take the time to request access in advance rather than at the last minute or worse, the day of the hunt.
It is also the hunter's responsibility to carry a copy of the current hunting regulations and appropriate maps so that he or she knows whose land they are on and what game may be legally taken.