Why Should a Landowner Participate?
The core content of One Montana’s Master Hunter Program is “landowner-driven”. This landowner-driven approach is key to the success of our program and a game changer in the hunting access discussion. Montana landowners have observed a range of experiences when allowing public hunters to access their properties for hunting or other recreational activities. These experiences range from high quality personal friendships developed over the years to extremely negative and sometimes unsafe experiences. In some cases, these negative experiences stem from hunters who may not understand the basic ethics and responsibilities associated with hunting on private property. MHAP promotes hunting access on private lands and matches certified hunters with private landowners who seek safe, ethical, responsible and competent hunters for whom they provide access to their properties for hunting.
Our Certified Master Hunters understand how their hunting activities and behaviors impact landowners, and what is required to be the kind of hunters whom our landowner partners will want to welcome on their property.
To assist landowners with managing hunters who would like to hunt their properties, we use an online reservation system provided by Huntable.com, and create specific landowner profiles that determine the rules for each property including days and times hunting is allowed, species and sex which may be harvested, and any rules related to weeds, driving, walk in areas, etc. The MHAP staff will also provide hunter management assistance, in addition to the online hunter reservation program.
How do I Enroll?
If you are a landowner who is interested in learning more, or perhaps enrolling some of your property, please fill out the Landowner Agreement/Ranch Rules form below, or contact Dani Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This agreement will help us to develop a profile to reflects your specific expectations regarding access and hunt logistics, and “ranch rules”. Ranch rules will be posted on the Huntable.com reservation site where Certified Master Hunters will make reservations to hunt on cooperating properties. All rules will be defined to each landowner’s unique specifications and preferences.
Maps, history, conservation practices, directions, photos
We would like to provide our certified hunters who obtain reservations to hunt on your ranch property with a brief ranch history, crops/livestock raised, special conservation practices employed on the property or any other information the landowner/ranch manager would like the hunters to be aware of. Maps that include boundaries, designated roads, parking and camping areas are particularly important. If not readily available, One MT program staff will be happy to help create these documents. If you have them already, please email them to email@example.com.