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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 09/10/10
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM Offers Helpful Tips for Hunters and Campers

The BLM Miles City Field Office would like to remind hunters and campers to respect landowners, wildlife and other recreationists and to be mindful of travel and camping restrictions on BLM-administered lands.

With very few exceptions, cross-country Off-Highway Vehicle use on public land is prohibited in order to minimize user conflicts and protect fragile soils, riparian areas, vegetation and wildlife.

Also, BLM or U.S. Forest Service offices may close or open particular routes in their respective districts. Hunters are highly encouraged to carry a map and check with local BLM or USFS offices to obtain current travel information.
Responsible behavior on public and private lands leads to continued access: “Respected Access is Open Access.”
  • Stay on existing roads and trails.
  • Know where you are at and get permission to cross private land.
  • Check the rules before you go. All state rules and regulations apply on federal lands.
  • Plan your stay; camping on undeveloped BLM-administered land is allowed for 16 days. Other restrictions apply.
  • Pack it in, Pack it out - All garbage must be removed, including hides from game animals. 
  • Removal of historic, archeological or paleontological resources from federal land is prohibited.
  • Wash vehicles before and after traveling roads and trails to avoid spreading noxious weeds.
  • Be aware of current fire restrictions and follow all Montana hunting regulations.

Access issues can be clarified or reported by calling the BLM Miles City Field Office at: 233-2800. Violations may also be reported by calling 1-800-826-3023 or 1-800-TIP-MONT.

Additional information regarding OHV use on public lands can be found on the web at: 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 06-28-2012