Speak Up For Public Lands Access
  • Petitioned Judiciary Committee of Montana State Legislature

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Judiciary Committee of Montana State Legislature

Speak Up For Public Lands Access

    1. Petition by

      Montana Sportsmen Alliance

It is rare when the sportsmen and women of Montana have been offered a chance to greatly increase our access to public lands. HB 235, currently being heard by the House Judiciary Committee, offers such an opportunity. HB 235 would allow corner crossing where a person could cross over the top of a property corner from one property that was public or they had permission on to another property that was public or they had permission on.

HB 235 is sponsored by Rep. Hill-D and co-sponsored by Rep. Kerns-R who is the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Due to this bi-partisan support the bill has the very real possibility of passing.

For many, many years, sportsmen have bemoaned our lack of a specific statute that allowed access to public land from another piece of public land by crossing over the corner of said properties. With the advanced GPS technology, including land ownership software, available today it is possible to determine property corners with a high degree of certainty.

We may get only one shot to pass a bill such as this. Add your name to this roster and fight for the right to increase our access to public lands

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Pat Munday WALKERVILLE, MT
      • 3 months ago

      It's a good, common-sense law that opens some public land where access is now forbidden. The public should have reasonable access to public land.

    • Sheryle Tepp STEVENS POINT, WI
      • 10 months ago

      with limited access to public hunting in Montana, opening up corridors removes obstacles that I have come across when scouting out hunting opportunities in your state (I upland bird hunt primarily). Coming from a state with similar issues, Montana could lead the way in opening up access and addressing the problem of landowners taking advantage of tax-exempt status but keeping blocks of that land inaccessible by virtue of being land locked.

    • Heather Quinn FORT MYERS, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      My cousin works out there

    • James Benton DODSON, MT
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important, not just to me, but to all people who need to access public lands for hunting, fishing, recreation or what ever legal reason.

    • alger cline WHITE CLOUD, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      Public access can be cut off by fences at property corners denying acess.


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