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Open Fields enrollment now open


March 15, 2018

Press release

It’s time for landowners to enroll in the state-sponsored “Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters.”

The voluntary program, offered through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program, is available to private landowners who have a minimum of two years left on their federal Conservation Reserve Program contract or are enrolling new lands into CRP.  Over 81,000 acres have been enrolled in Open Fields since 2012.

Participating landowners receive $5-per-acre each year for the land is enrolled in CRP.  Landowners may enroll up to 320 acres of CRP f...

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