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Access guide to online hunting | Regional News

ByKeith M. Jones

Aug 17, 2022

Block Management Area (BMA) program information for 2022 is now available, and hunters can request their BMA Access Guide online and can print individual BMA property maps and rules at https://fwp.mt.gov/hunt/access/blockmanagement.

The above website allows hunters to download the access guide, up-to-date BMA maps and rules for each individual BMA enrolled in the program.

These individual BMA property maps and rules are important for hunters to know and understand for each property they plan to hunt. Each BMA has its own unique rules or instructions for obtaining authorization, which makes it important to review individual cards. The website will also feature a list of BMAs that are restricted or initially closed due to fire danger. Hunters should exercise extreme caution when out in the field due to the current dry conditions.

Individual BMA property maps and rules are also available from self-service login boxes, or by calling or visiting FWP regional offices.

“In Region 4 this season, hunters participating in the Block Management Program will see changes to the reservation system on some Type 2 BMAs, and hunters should be aware of these changes before attempting to make their reservations” , said Evan Rodgers, Region 4. access manager. “Each property that requires calling our regional call center in advance to make reservations will now have its own specific day and allocated time slot for those reservations to be taken.”

Another significant change is that hunters will not be able to make reservations to hunt a property more than seven days in advance throughout hunting season. “We made these changes after feedback from hunters and landowners who felt it would provide better customer service and more opportunities for hunters,” Rodgers added. “But I can’t stress enough that as Hunters make plans for this fall, it will be very important for them to review the new maps and rules for their favorite properties, and the sooner they do that, the better they will. will be fine when it comes to planning their fall hunts.