Hunter Access, Landowners, and the Law

Data and research from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Wildlife Management Institute, and the Vermont Law School Land Use Institute has been pooled to create a comprehensive clearing-house of legal information for landowners, natural resource managers, and policymakers.

You can access the public access and trespass laws database to view any state's laws while also examining past court cases, and peruse summaries of financial incentives each state provides. The ten recreation statutes most favorable to landowner protection are listed, along with model state language designed to shield landowners from liability for injuries sustained by recreational land users.