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This Week in Fish and Wildlife: Hunting Access Guide now available

Posted: 9:06 AM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 11:45:35-04

Lorenzo Aguilar of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks joined Chet to talk about the 2018 Hunting Access Guide.

The guide is available now and directs hunters to almost 6,000,000 acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program.

August 22 will be the first day to make hunting reservations on participating properties. FWP provides hunters with contact information for landowners and then it’s up to hunters to make arrangements.

There are two ways to gain permission to hunt: Type 1 BMAs allow a hunter to sign in at a box on the site and Type 2 BMAs require permission from the landowner or a representative. Even then, access is not a guarantee if the landowner is booked or has certain stipulations.