School trust lands that generate revenue for public institutions, including public education, also offer hunting opportunities for Montana hunters.
Montana’s 5.2 million acres of state school trust lands are managed by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Hunters and anglers pay a $2 access fee included in the cost of a conservation license for recreation on legally accessible state trust lands open to recreation.
An informational brochure on state land use rules is also available at all FWP and DNRC offices. For an online version of the brochure, go to the DNRC website at dnrc.mt.gov under the "About Us" tab for an overview of school trust lands.
Maps that show designated roads on state school trust lands are available at U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service offices.
For more information contact your local DNRC office.