2013 Montana Block Management Areas (BMAs)’ Now Available From Hunting GPS Maps

Montana Block Management Areas BMA - Hunting GPS MapsHunting GPS Maps is excited to announce the inclusion of the 2013 Montana Block Management Areas (BMAs) on our HUNT GPS, Google Earth, and App for iOS maps. Hunters in Montana can now apply this valuable tool to locate, access, and hunt properties enrolled in the BMA program.

“We’re committed to constantly updating functions, generating new features, and including new tools on our maps,” says Eric Siegfried, founder of Hunting GPS Maps. “Including the BMAs [on our maps] will lead to less confusion in the field and more opportunities for hunters, which is part of our company’s mission. We’ve spent many hours with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) working toward a good option for providing this information. We’re confident that the BMA layer in conjunction with our land ownership layer will enable hunters in Montana to more quickly and effectively access the details of each property across the state.”

The Block Management Areas will be included as a standard feature on the Montana map. Customers can get this layer in several ways:

– New customers can purchase the new BMA- installed HUNT Montana GPS chip at their local retailer. Each customer should register their chip at www.huntinggpsmaps.com to ensure they have the most current map available with BMAs.

– Current customers can purchase through their local retailer an updated card that’s redeemable at our website. A simple computer-based update will add the BMA layer to their existing map.

– The BMA areas will also be available through the new HUNT App for iOS and HUNT Google Earth maps. Both maps were released earlier this summer.

About Hunting GPS Maps
Based in Missoula, Mont., Hunting GPS Maps has become the leader in providing land ownership maps to hunters in Montana and throughout the country. The company provides GPS mapping systems that allow users to determine their position relative to public and private lands. The maps also provide land ownership info, including names and property boundaries for ranches so users can more easily ask permission in the field and make sure they stay on the correct property. Other features include 24K topo, hunting district boundaries, counties, section lines, roads, trails, water data, and many more features. For more information about Hunting GPS maps, visit www.huntinggpsmaps.com.

About Block Management Areas
A cooperative program between private landowners and FWP, Block Management helps landowners manage hunting activities and provides the public with free hunting access to private land, and sometimes to adjacent or isolated public lands. Program funding comes from the sale of various licenses, including the resident and nonresident hunting access enhancement fee, nonresident upland gamebird licenses, nonresident combination deer/elk licenses, and chances sold in the Supertag license lottery. For the 2013 hunting season, approximately 1,240 landowners enrolled about 7.8 million acres of land in the Block Management Program, providing additional hunting opportunities. For more information on the Montana BMA program, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/hunterAccess/blockman/.

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