Introducing MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016!
Simple to use, all inclusive, no connection needed--your
all-in-one guide to hunting in Montana!
- Press Release!
- Includes every document for
every Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Block Management Area (BMA) in the state of Montana!
- You do not need to be connected via WiFi or cellular to use MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016!
- Boundaries provided for every Montana BMA, as well as all public and private lands, are included. The
app works with your mobile device's GPS and a beautiful mapping interface so you
can pinpoint yourself relative to land ownership boundaries.
- Highly intuitive—We want
you to spend your time hunting, not learning how to use our app.
- Available for both iOS and Android--just click!
Simple steps for using MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016
Welcome--let's go hunting!
Montana Hunting Access 2016 provides everything you need to hunt in Montana.
Select your hunting region
Swipe left side at any time to select which of MFWP's seven regions you want to
Show BMAs from one region
We show you every BMA in your region of choice with Types 1 and 2 color coded.
Select desired BMA
Zoom in to find your desired BMA (or public land area). Touch to access the BMA pdf or directions.
Access BMA docs in the field!
Touch again to access the BMA pdf (yes the same one you find at MFWP offices!) or directions to the BMA.
Get critical info!
Review the BMA document for landowner contact info &/or sign in box location--right there on your phone!--so you can get permission.
Select base map
You can select your base map style or let the app do so automatically (and we do so when you are in
the field & offline).
Know where you are!
Go hunting! In the field use the app & your phone's GPS to assure you're still in the
BMA or on public land.
Montana Hunting Access 2016 features
- We designed our app to work offline.—We know
that you’ll be out in the field when you’re hunting (well duh!). In
Montana that most often means you won’t have cellular service, much less WiFi. So
MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016 works regardless if the nearest cell tower is two counties
away. Everything you need comes with the app. Just download it and go hunting; we’ve
taken care of the rest.
- We understand the critical information you need.—The
single biggest issue for Montana hunters is knowing where you
can and cannot hunt. We are laser focused on providing you the most up to date information
on public and private land boundaries, as well as private lands that are included
in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Block Management Area (MFWP BMA) program. MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016
allows you to use the GPS on your phone or mobile device to see exactly
where you’re standing relative to the nearest private/BMA/public property boundary.
And we provide every single BMA document associated with all of the state’s 800+
BMAs (yes that means right there on your phone!). Those documents show you, among
many things, the location of those illusive sign-in boxes. And of course we provide
topographic information for those times when your question is the simplest of all:
“Where the heck am I?!”
- We don’t want to nickel & dime you or complicate
life.—Don’t you hate it when apps ask you to buy something else? Didn’t
we just buy the
app for goodness sakes?! And we surely don’t want
to complicate matters by making you decide which of dozens of possible maps you
need to buy. That is a nice option for a cartographer, but for most of us it’s just
plain confusing. All those options leave us wondering which map do I buy?; What’s
the difference between them?; Am I going to waste money when I realize I purchased
a map I didn’t really want? When you buy MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016, we include what
you need for this year’s hunting in Montana—no separate purchases required or requested.
- And so much more!—We include the ability for you to (a) search
for BMAs based on names, (b) save your favorite BMAs and share that list with
hunting pals (and if so we're guessing they're really good hunting pals!), (c) the full set
of MFWP hunting regulations, and (d) don't forget that with a full set of cadastral information
on public/private land boundaries, MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016 is perfect for hunting
not just BMAs, but all Montana public lands as well!
- Available for both iOS and Android--just click!
5 SMART PHONE APPS TO AID YOUR HUNT
-- GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE (by Jessica Gray; Nov 16, 2016)
Montana Hunting Access 2016: This is an excellent resources for access information on
Montana’s Block Management Areas, or BMAs. It contains information on every BMA across the state, with the map
and BMA rules right at your fingertips. By using your phone’s GPS, you can locate nearby hunting land,
whether it be public or private it allows you to see where you are in relation to the property boundaries. There
is also a link to the Montana Hunting Regulations. It even works offline, so no need to worry about wifi or cell
service. The cost is $9.99 for both IOS and Android and in my opinion is well worth the cost to have the info
at your fingertips.
MONTANA HUNTING ACCESS 2016—MountainWorks
-- OUTSIDE BOZEMAN (by Chris McCarthy; Oct 2016)
It’s happened to me a couple times: I do all the planning for a morning hunt on the
dining room table and, when I head out, I leave my BMA maps behind. Now I’m stuck searching for a block
management area to hunt and I'm unable to locate the sign-in box. Luckily, this scenario has happened
to other hunters who are a lot smarter than me, so they developed an app called the Montana Hunting
Access 2016. This great app features all the BMAs in Montana by region and type. With your cellphone
you can find the area you are searching for, download the rules/regulations page, the area map, and
get directions to the sign-in boxes. All the information is located on your phone, so even if you
are out of cellphone coverage the info is still right at your fingertips. Plus the boundaries are
provided so you’ll know exactly where you are using your phone's GPS. The best part:
it’s only $10 for the year. Visit emountainworks.com for more information.
- NEW CELLPHONE APP MAPS MONTANA BLOCK MANAGEMENT AREAS
-- BILLINGS GAZETTE (by Brett French; Sep 11, 2016)
Frustrated by his inability to find a Block Management Area sign-in box, Bozeman hunter Scott Bischke
fumed that there had to be a better way.
Luckily at his Bozeman office he sits next to a talented computer programmer, Katie Gibson, who also happens
to be his wife. After accompanying him on a hunt for a BMA she quickly realized why he had been so aggravated.
“It was like a lightbulb went on,” Bischke said.
“Oh, I totally get what’s going on here now,” Gibson told him."
* Building It*
So two years ago Gibson began building a rough app for Bischke’s cellphone to
“figure out what the challenges were." Once some of the kinks were worked out of the programming, ...
- MONTANA COUPLE CREATES HUNTING APP
-- BIG HORN RADIO NETWORK (Sep 12, 2016)
A Montana couple built an app that maps Montana Block Management Areas. A Black Management Area is
a program in which Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks pay private landowners a fee to allow
public hunting. The couple began building the app two years ago...
- 5 star (*****) "Very impressive. Haven't used it in the field yet, but have played with it at home (exploring).
Easy to use, contains all the info you need, and the GPS function will be great when on the BMAs.
A good investment. I have another hunting GPS app, but I have to download my maps
before I head out. This one is ready to go, any time."
-- Don Cox (Sep 14, 2016)
- 4 star (****) "I just purchased your app and am very excited to use it. The fact that
no cell or wifi service is necessary is incredible. Finally a hunting app that can be
used where we need to use it. This is a great tool for anyone who uses technology
to help expand their hunting enjoyment. I am looking forward to additional
information added to the app. Well worth the money."
-- MontanaLifer (Dec 5, 2015)
- 5 star (*****) "Wonderful! Prefect app. Well worth the $5 [2015 price]. Makes it easy to know where you
are in relation to legal land."
-- Dylan Edmunds (Oct 27, 2015)
Watch for other MountainWorks mobile apps coming soon!
We are in various development stages for several more exciting new apps for iOS and
Android. STAY TUNED!!