Controlled Hunting Access Program (CHAP)

Sponsoring Agency or Organization

Contact: Mark Norton


Phone: 605-773-3096

Program details

CHAP provides free public access to private land. Landowners control the number of hunters that access their land. Landowners are paid based on the number of hunters that use their land.

Planning and Evaluation

Manual or Plan

This program has a manual or plan: No


This program is evaluated: Yes

Metrics used to measure success and evaluate this program:
  • Number of participants (landowners)
  • Number of participants (hunters)
  • Formal after-season evaluations
  • Hunter surveys
  • Landowner surveys
  • Retention rate of participant landowners
How effective is the program at meeting your objectives?: Have not yet evaluated the program
Would you recommend other agencies/organizations use this model?: Don't Know
Program Size

Acres Enrolled: 16,000

Number of Landowners Participating: 12


Cost Type: Annual cost