Brett French reports: Corner-locked land in Montana totals 871,000 acres
By angelamontana

Posted: June 9, 2022

A recent review by Montana-based digital mapping company onX found more than 8.3 million acres of public land in 11 western states “corner locked.” Most of the acreage is Bureau of Land Management land and totals about 871,000 acres in Montana alone. Corner crossing is a hot debate in Wyoming where nonresident hunters were declared not guilty for using a modified step ladder to cross at the corners of two parcels of public lands. But the landowner is taking the case to civil court seeking trespassing charges. To read more about the issue, including how Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks views the issue, check out my story at

Written by Brett French | Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette

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