March 25, 2020 Shadow of the Rockies

FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who
are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Block
Management is a cooperative effort between landowners and FWP to help
manage public hunting activities and provide equitable public hunting
opportunities.
In the Block Management program, landowners and FWP enter into voluntary
agreements that determine how hunting will be conducted on the landowner’s
property. Items such as permission requirements, times when permission will be
granted, vehicle use, and numbers of hunters are examples of what is covered in
an agreement.
Block Management offers various benefits to landowners enrolled in the
program. These benefits include compensation to help offset impacts associated
with allowing public hunting, hunter and wildlife management, and a
complimentary, non-transferable sportsman’s license. Additionally, participants
do not relinquish any rights by enrolling and are covered by Montana’s
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
recreational liability statute as well as livestock loss reimbursement, both of
which are extended to landowners who allow access at no charge.
Yearly budgets are limited, so lands offered for enrollment are prioritized on a
region-wide basis. Habitat quality, regional access needs, and hunter opportunity
are considered while prioritizing properties.
For more information, or to receive an application packet, interested landowners
can contact Travis Muscha, Region 7 Hunting Access Coordinator, at 406-234-
0929, or email at trmuscha@mt.gov.