ATTENTION BEAR HUNTERS: Modern guns season for bears opens December 14th. Please call 800-858-1549 after 9pm each night of the bear season to determine if the season will be open the following day. After dialing 800-858-1549, press 4 for special season information.

Voluntary Public Access on Private Land (VPA-HIP)

Voluntary Public Access and Habitat incentive program  
Public fishing access  


The Voluntary Public Access on Private Land (VPA-HIP) program is not currently accepting new applications due to the elimination of Federal funding.  Many of the sites are still in use thanks to the generosity of the landowners. 

Keep in mind that these fishing and hunting access sites are on private land. Continuing access is dependent upon the good behavior of the public users. Please observe all regulations, show common courtesy towards the landowner and others, and leave the site as you found it.

This Program was discontinued due to lack of Federal funding.  The Department is committed to the resumption of this program and is actively seeking new sources of funding.