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Ethical Hunting: Pass it on

Ethical hunting ensures we get to keep doing what we love.

In Montana, successful hunts often rely on good relationships and positive interactions with private landowners. Many of the species we pursue spend a significant amount of their time on private land and depend on that habitat for their health and wellbeing. A significant amount of the hunting opportunity we have to offer across Montana is due in large part to the work and stewardship of private landowners.

The relationship between hunters and landowners is critical and depends in large part on hunters being respectful of private property and the landowner’s wishes for how they manage access. A hunter that respects landowner’s wishes will not only be benefiting themselves but other hunters as well. Hunting private land is a privilege and must be treated as so. Below you’ll find helpful tips and some great information in planning your hunt.

But on top of everything else please remember:

Respect: Land, Landowners, Wildlife … Pass it on.

A Landowner's Perspective

Nina Baucus, Montana landowner

 Here are some things to keep in mind when hunting on private land.

Hunter Ethics

Be considerate when hunting on private land.

Private land is an extension of someone's home. Please respect private property.

Block Management: By the numbers

Block Management provides free public hunting experiences across the state. Positive working relationships have been formed between landowners and hunters. The future looks promising, but is dependent on you. By following the rules, as well as demonstrating courteous, legal and ethical behavior, sportsmen and women can do their part to assure future access to private lands in Montana.



Hunter Resources

Hunter Access

Block Management, Upland Game Bird Enhancement, and other access opportunities

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