Below is a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP).
In Montana, many landowners allow hunting on their lands with permission or as part of a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks access program. Now hunters have a simple way to say thank you for the privilege of access.
FWP launched a portal for hunters to say thank you to landowners who provided access and helped make their hunting season a success.
Hunters can go online, identify a landowner by name and/or block management area and FWP region, provide a note of thanks and even upload a photo. FWP will collect these thank you notes and distribute them to landowners at the end of the year.
“We frequently hear from hunters how grateful they are for the access they get from landowners across the state,” said FWP Director Dustin Temple. “Many hunters enjoy incredible access to private lands. We want to help facilitate communicating their gratitude to the landowners who provide that access.”
This new online feature is part of the “It’s Up To Us” campaign to promote ethical hunting. This campaign is an annual effort with FWP and several partner organizations to encourage hunters to take the initiative to promote good hunter ethics and behavior, particularly on private lands. The campaign website is fwp.mt.gov/ItsUpToUs. Here hunters can find tips on ethical hunting, links to informative video content and the new “Thank a Landowner” portal.
The page also features access to the Hunter Landowner Stewardship projects and links to campaign partners.
(Photo credit: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)