2021-22 Electronic Posting FAQ
1. Are landowners required to use the electronic posting application to post their lands?
Answer: No. Electronic posting is an additional option for landowners to post land to prohibit hunting access. Landowners can still use traditional posting with physical signage.
2. I prefer to use my existing signs or physical signs. Can I still try the electronic posting system?
Answer: Yes. Land can be posted with physical signs and electronically.
3. I only post some of my land. Can I leave some lands unposted and use electronic posting on others?
Answer: Yes. Landowners can use any of the options to post land or leave land unposted.
4. Do I need to post my land every year?
Answer: Yes. To ensure land has not been sold or leased to another individual, it is necessary to post annually. The posting system will allow an import of previous postings.
5. Is there a deadline to post lands electronically?
Answer: Yes. The deadline to post land is July 15. Print material will be available to hunters that do not have access to digital maps that identify electronically posted lands. This information would be available prior to the hunting seasons that begin in August.
6. What is the signup period to post land electronically?
Answer: The usual signup period for electronic posting will begin February 1 and expire July 15.
7. If I purchase land after the signup deadline can I use the electronic posting system?
Answer: No, landowners who wish to post land after the deadline would need to use physical posting methods.
8. Can nonresidents post lands electronically?
Answer: No. The system is available to resident landowners and/or authorized individuals. Nonresidents may authorize residents to post land electronically.
9. Can I post land electronically that I rent?
Answer: Yes. An individual authorized by the landowner may post lands electronically.
10. Is there a penalty for an unauthorized posting of land electronically.
Answer: Yes. An individual posting electronically without permission may be found guilty of identity theft, deceptive writings and/or posting without permission offenses.
11. What are the penalties for hunting on posted land or electronically posted land?
Answer: The penalty is a class B misdemeanor for the first offense and a class A misdemeanor for a subsequent offense within a two-year period.
12. Can I change my posting designation after submitting electronically posted land records?
Answer: Yes. Posting designations may be changed up to the deadline of July 15.
13. Can I turn off lands posted electronically after the deadline?
Answer: Yes. Lands may not be added but may be turned off after the deadline. The print material will not reflect these changes.
13. What information is available when I post electronically?
Answer: Current law requires the name of the individual that posted the land. The electronic posting system offer options to include email, phone number and/or alternate point of contact.
14. Will the printed paper maps have a point of contact?
Answer: No. Contact information is only available in the online mapping applications.
15. I purchased land recently and I can’t retrieve my records.
Answer: The system relies on county tax parcel information. It may be possible the current records are not available from the county.
16. I entered information to search land parcels and do not get results.
Answer: Land records must be searched by selecting a county and one of the following:
- owner name as it appears on the tax statement
- parcel id (371239900094000; 37-123-99-000-94-000)
- The name or parcel id does not match the county tax records.
- Try searching by the county and section/township/range only.
- The electronic posting application is limited to rural or unincorporated tax parcels.
- If using the landowner name, ensure the exact spelling and punctuation is used.
- Land may be posted by another account. Refer to the map application to view posting.
- The information for the specific parcel may not be available from the county tax records.
17. What tools are available to identify electronically posted lands?
Answer: There are multiple map applications available on the Department’s website and digital PDF documents that can be saved to a device or printed to be used in the field. The map applications can be accessed by a computer and others are available as a mobile app for a smart phone. These applications offer features to identify a point of contact, work offline or without cellular service.
17. I don’t have a computer or smartphone. How can I find lands posted electronically?
Answer: The Game and Fish Department offers printable maps that display public lands, PLOTS and electronically posted lands. Any library or business that offers print services may serve as a option for paper maps to be used in the field similar to Department PLOTS guide publications.
18. How do I find the individual who that posted the land electronically to request permission?
Answer: There are two map applications available. 1) The PLOTS Guide viewer will show electronically posted lands in dark orange crosshatch. Using the identify tool or right clicking on the parcel will display the individual who posted the land. 2) Clicking on the parcel in the ArcGIS application will display a window with the posting and contact information.
19. What are the options to determine posting in areas without cellular access?
Answer: There is an application available to upload the statewide PLOTS Guide map. This mobile application does not require cellular service and can work offline. Once uploaded, this application offers the ability to view your location and among lands posted electronically. Additionally, this maps displays public lands and PLOTS tracts. Another option is to use the digital PDF documents or printable maps.