Deciding Where to Hunt
Your hunt may take you on public or private land. Public land is land that is owned by the federal, state, or local government. Generally, the public has access to this land without special permission. Private land is land that is owned by an individual or a business. To use or enter private land you must ask permission. Generally, the rules of conduct remain the same for each, but there are certain rules and laws that are specific to each. Know them before you hunt! To find out which rules apply to which areas, get a copy of Montana’s current hunting regulations. Study the regulations for any changes or new rules and be sure you understand the seasons and bag limits for the area and game you are planning to hunt. If you need help, call your regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.