FAQs for Public Access on Trust Lands

A. There are no “established trails” on trust lands. All trails are for agricultural use only and are not “established trails” for public use. Only trails clearly marked with Game and Fish Trail Markers are open for motorized vehicles.

A. Some trust land is not easily accessible. If the section line on private property is not passable, there is no right to drive off the section line on private property.

A. Baiting is not allowed on trust lands.

A. Ground blinds and tree stands are allowed for day use and must be removed at the end of each day.

A. 99% of trust lands are open for non-vehicular access. A minor amount of land is posted but only with signs furnished by the Department of Trust Lands. Each sign expires on the date printed on the sign. Check this link to see if the land is posted.

A. Call 701-328-1919. If Jerry is not at his desk, please leave a voice mail.


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