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CRP Access Program

Program Description

General Program Guidelines

CRP Mid-Contract Management – The Department may cost-share mid-contract management activities on a case-by-case basis. Managed or emergency haying and grazing does not qualify for cost-share or incentives.

Limited Haying and Grazing are allowed with some restrictions.

CRP Shrubs – The Department may provide cost-share on CRP shrub plantings.

CRP Wildlife Food Plots – The Department may provide an establishment payment for wildlife food plots on CRP acres.

Payment Rates

  • CRP wildlife food plot – $70/acre establishment payment only, NO rental payment.
  • The Department will provide a one-time up-front payment at enrollment of $10/acre/year.

Landowner must agree to:

  • Allow the Department to sign and publicize the access acres as open to walk-in hunting. 

Contact Information


Region 1: Andrew Ahrens, 701-204-5227 (c) or 701-662-9386 (o)

Region 2: TJ Oswald, 701-399-9958 (c) or 701-324-2211 (o)

Region 3: Renae Schultz, 701-320-4695 (c)

Region 4: Jens Johnson, 701-527-3764 (c)

Region 5: Ryan Huber, 701-527-8963 (c)

Region 6: Ryan Oberhelman, 701-495-2736 (c)

Region 7: Jaden Honeyman, 701-260-3546 (c)

Region 8: Erica Sevigny, 701-770-3815 (c)