New elk hunting access agreements process implemented
April 20, 2022
HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is implementing a new process for elk hunting access (EHA) agreements to provide more transparency with the public and landowners and allow for a clearer process for Fish and Wildlife Commission review.
EHA agreements were codified in Montana statute in 2001. The agreements were known as "454 agreements" reflecting the bill number of the original legislation. The statute was amended several times in the past 20 years, including during the 2021 session.
In general, EHA agreements allow landowners to receive an elk permit or license in exchange fo...