Montana has proposed a bill to encourage landowners to allow public access on their land.
Landowners willing to enter into a contract with Fish, Wildlife and Parks to allow public elk hunting on their property would be eligible for free elk hunting licenses.
For every four elk hunters allowed onto their property, the landowners would receive one free tag to also hunt on the land. FWP would choose the four hunters through a random drawing of available applicants.
The bill still remains in committee but it has received a lot of support from many hunting organizations.
Montana Outfitters and Guides Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Montana Farm Bureau and the Montana Wildlife Federation support of the bill.
United Property Owners of Montana oppose the bill.
For more details on the proposed Legislation click HERE