Controlled hunting access program
Guidelines and Enrollment Details
- Landowners with 1,000 or more acres receive an enrollment payment of $250 flat base payment plus $6/hunter-day for each hunter day of use. In addition, landowners are eligible for bonus payments per hunter day.
- Landowners with under 1,000 acre receive $6/hunter-day of use. In addition,landowners are eligible for bonus payment per hunter day.
- $2/hunter-day if there is no big game species restriction;
- $2/hunter-day if the enrolled acreage is open to all legal big game hunting seasons and lawful methods of take for the entire season length;
- Minimum payment of $250 and maximum payment of $12,000.
- Immediate members of the cooperator's family are not eligible to be credited toward the hunter days used to calculate payment for the cooperator's CHAP.
- Cooperator must be legally able (through ownership or rental agreement that includes hunting privileges) to enroll offered land in CHAP.
- Cooperator manages hunter permission slips in two ways:
- Self-serve sign-up boxes or on-line reservations are provided for hunters to check-in and obtain a permission slip or check in at the ranch/farm headquarters.
- A cooperator can decide whether or not to allow advance reservations.
- Landowner cannot exclude someone unless all available permission slips are used.
- Region Review Teams review applications for enrollment eligibility.
- Recreational trapping is not part of the CHAP agreement.
- Hunters are required to check in and obtain a permission slip on a first-come, first served basis before hunting. Hunters without a permission slip will be hunting without landowner permission and could be cited for trespass. When all permission slips are assigned for a particular day; no more permission slips are administered.
- Observe any special rules or restrictions for the area;
- Know property boundaries and not trespass on to adjacent property;
- Travel by foot only unless otherwise posted;
- Do not litter.