Posted November 3, 2015 8:51 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Duck Hunter at Sunset
BMAs Are Private Land With Working Farms and Ranches
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana -( Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding hunters that although Block Management Areas (BMAs) allow public hunting (with permission), they are still private property, and most are working farms and ranches.

Many hunters have been hitting the field since the Oct. 24 opener for general season deer and elk. However, remember that this time of year is also a very busy time for landowners. Cattle and other livestock are being moved from their fall pastures, and are often times brought near the home site for winter feeding and care.

Region 6 BMA Coordinator Tim Potter, Jr., who is also a family rancher and BMA participant, knows that landowners need their space when working cattle and performing other ranch operations.

“Sportsman must be aware that they are hunting on private land when they are on BMAs,” Potter said. “Many times, a landowner may need to work cattle in areas a hunter might normally hunt. Hunters need to be patient and …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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