Applications are available for the tentatively approved tundra swan hunting permits for the 2012-13 season. Hunters may apply for a swan permit in only one flyway. The seasons are expected to run Sept. 29 - Jan. 3, 2013 in the Central Flyway and Oct. 13 - Dec. 1 in the Pacific Flyway.
Applications, which must be received or postmarked by Sept. 3 are available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park offices, or visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov
. Click "Hunting." An application and the $5 drawing fee can be entered at any FWP office, online, or an application and the fee may be sent to: License Section, Swan Drawing, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.
BLOCK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE AUGUST 15
For the 2012 hunting season, more than 1,260 landowners have enrolled about 8 million acres in Montana's Block Management Program.
The popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks program provides hunters with public hunting access to private land, and isolated public land, free of charge, while assisting landowners in managing hunting activities.
Information about specific Block Management Area opportunities will be available beginning Aug. 15 at all FWP offices and on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov
. Hunting Guides and most BMA maps will be available on the FWP website. Click "For Hunters," then click "Block Management."
While many BMAs do not require reservations, some do. Hunters can use the Hunting Access Guides to determine how permission is obtained for individual BMAs. BMA reservations may be made for some upcoming hunting seasons beginning Aug. 22. Others won't open reservation lists until later in this fall.
Additional tools to help hunters plan for hunts on Montana's 93 million acres of private and public land can be found on line at fwp.mt.gov
. Click "Hunting," then click "Hunter Access."