Block Management Area (BMA) Program information for 2022 will be available to hunters beginning Aug. 10. Hunters can request their BMA Access Guide online and can print individual BMA property maps and rules at fwp.mt.gov/BMA.
The FWP website, fwp.mt.gov/BMA, allows hunters to download the Access Guide, up-to-date BMA maps and rules for every 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 on hunting. Not all rules or instructions for obtaining landowner permission are listed in the overview guide and are unique to each BMA. The website will also feature a list of BMAs that are restricted or initially closed due to fire danger. Hunters need to use extreme caution when afield due to dry conditions at this time.
Individual BMA property maps and rules are also available at self-serve sign-in boxes, or by calling or visiting FWP regional offices.
Also, as in previous years, some BMAs may have varying dates they are taking hunter reservations. While reservations cannot start before Aug. 22, some BMA reservation start dates will be scattered throughout the season to better accommodate hunter demands. Hunters should check their BMA Access Guide or view the individual BMA map and rules to determine when or if a given BMA will start taking reservations.
And as you’re in the field this hunting season taking advantage of the access provided by landowners through the Block Management Program, don’t forget to say thank you to Montana landowners who collaborate on access opportunities that benefit wildlife and public hunters. The Block Management Program, through partnerships with private landowners, government agencies and conservation organizations will provide access to over 7 million acres of private and isolated public lands for the 2022 hunting season.