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Hunting Access

Hunting Access

BLM lands are often fragmented and access to them can be difficult. Unless you can get to your destination via a legal public access route, private land owners can rightfully prevent you from crossing their land to access adjacent public lands.

A federal permit holder, grazing permittee or recreation outfitter may not exclude you from public lands within their lease area. Permittees cannot charge the public for the privilege of using public lands or sign the land as being private.

Land managers also may restrict travel for the protection of sensitive or critical resources, for public safety or to meet special management needs.

Know your access routes in advance of your trip or check with local land management agencies to determine if public access exists to areas you want to visit. Immediately report access problems to the appropriate land management agency.

How can you help protect your public lands?

  1. Pack out what you pack in. Keep a clean camp.
  2. Be careful with fires. Collect dead and down wood for fuel.
  3. Tread lightly by driving responsibly and traveling only where motorized vehicles are permitted.