August 28, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 351

7.8 Million Acres In Block Mgt.

For the 2013 hunting season, about 1,240 landowners have enrolled about 7.8 million acres in Montana’s Block Management Program.

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks program provides hunters with public hunting access to private land, and isolated public land, free of charge, while assisting landowners in managing hunting activities.

Information about specific Block Management Area opportunities is available at all FWP offices and on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Hunting Guides and most BMA maps also will be available on the FWP website.

This year, FWP will publish one statewide Block Management Hunting Access Guide that will list information for all seven FWP administrative regions, rather than publishing regional hunting access guides.

While many BMAs do not require reservations, some do. Hunters can use the Hunting Access Guides to determine how permission is obtained for individual BMAs.

While some BMA reservations may be made this season beginning Aug. 22, others won’t open reservation lists until later in this fall.

Tools to help hunters plan for hunts on Montana’s 93 million acres of private and public land can be found online at fwp.mt.gov.

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