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Controlled Hunt Seasons and Rules & GA

2009 and 2010

Photo courtesy Teri Thaemert

Controlled Hunt application period: April 1 - April 30.


Persons applying for controlled hunts must submit tag and application fees.

Major changes are highlighted in yellow.


Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Cal Groen, Director

Idaho Department of Fish and Game offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 Internet: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
p.m. Monday through Friday except state holidays. Offices in the
Panhandle and Clearwater regions are in the Pacific Time zone; all
others are in the Mountain Time zone. To Receive Nonresident License Applications,
Call Toll Free:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-635-7820
To report wildlife crimes, call 1-800-632-5999. Emergency
information can be relayed to Fish and Game personnel through any If you buy a nonresident license this year, you will automatically
Idaho law enforcement agency. receive an application form for the following year. Applications will
be mailed in November.
For Information, Call or Write:
Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-334-3700
P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707 Other Information Numbers

Panhandle Region. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-769-1414 • Citizens Against Poaching; to report wildlife crimes:


2885 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 1-800-632-5999

Clearwater Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-799-5010 • Rules booklets, nonresident license applications:


3316 16th St., Lewiston, ID 83501 1-800-635-7820

Southwest Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-465-8465 • U. S. Forest Service – Boise National Forest:


3101 S. Powerline Rd., Nampa, ID 83686 208-373-4007 or 1-888-246-7523
McCall Subregion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-634-8137 • Bureau of Land Management – Idaho Office:
555 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID 83638
208-373-4007 or 1-888-246-7523.
Magic Valley Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-324-4359
324 S. 417 E.; Suite 1, Jerome, ID 83338
To Buy a License, Tag or Permit:
Southeast Region. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-232-4703
1345 Barton Rd., Pocatello, ID 83204 In person, go to any Idaho Fish and Game office or license
vendor.
Upper Snake Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-525-7290
4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 By credit card, within the United States call 1-800-554-8685,
1-800-824-3729. Outside the U.S., use the Internet or mail. A
Salmon Region. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-756-2271
service fee is added for this transaction.
99 Hwy. 93 N., P.O. Box 1336, Salmon, ID 83467
On the Internet, go online to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. A
Idaho Relay Service (TDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-377-3529
service fee is added for this transaction.

Controlled Hunt application period: April 1 - April 30.


Persons applying for controlled hunts must submit tag and application fees See pages 32-33.

Major changes are highlighted in yellow.


You may refer to this link for laws pertaining to this rule book:
Administrative Procedures Act: http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa13/13index.htm

Cover photo: Teri Thaemert shot this prize moose on September 28, 2007, along the Lemhi River in Unit 29. Its Boone & Crockett score is
144 1/4, with a 42-inch spread. It was her first moose hunt.

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Idaho have entered
into a “Wildlife Violator Compact.” This means if your hunting, fishing or trapping license is revoked by any of the member states, all the remaining states
will revoke the same license or privilege for the same time period. In addition, any nonresident who does not satisfy the requirements of an Idaho citation will
have his/her hunting and fishing license revoked in their home state until those requirements are satisfied. For more information on the WVC and a complete
list of member states, go to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/about/enforcement/violator.cfm.

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Table of Contents

Telephone Numbers and Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Application Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33


What’s New in 2009? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Controlled Hunt Worksheet/Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Applicant Notification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Seasons First & Second Controlled Hunt Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Moose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 Motorized Vehicle Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35
Map Sources and Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Special Vehicle Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Bighorn Sheep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-20
Mountain Goat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-24 Licenses, Tags, Permits and Fees
IFWF Membership Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 License, Tags and Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-38
Bighorn Sheep Lottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 How to Buy with Credit Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Hunter and Bowhunter Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Rules Residency Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
General Wildlife Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-29 License, Tag and Permit Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-38
Hunting Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Resident Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Definition of Hunting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Resident Lifetime License Certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Age Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Nonresident Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Bag and Possession Limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Super Hunt Tickets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Gifts of Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Mandatory Check and Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Waste of Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Wounding and Retrieving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electronic Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
It is Unlawful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Areas Closed to Big Game Hunting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-28 What’s New in 2009?
Trespass Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using Blinds on Public Lands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Format changes: The order has changed this year, moving
Bag and Possession Limits Moose, Bighorn Sheep, seasons near the front of the book. Rules and license information
Mountain Goat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 has been moved to the back of the book. Please consult the Table
Closed Seasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 of Contents for an overview of the order.
Furbearers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Moose:
Possession and Sale of Wildlife Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The experiment with two-week-long hunts in the Panhandle
Possession and Sale of Wildlife Found Dead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Region has ended. Applicants may now apply for either a 78-day
Recover, Possession and Sale of Bighorn Sheep Horns. . . . . . 29 season from September 15-December 1, with the dates shifted
Predatory and Unprotected Wildlife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 so that the moose season closes concurrent with the Panhandle
Protected Nongame and Threatened or Endangered Species. . 29 elk season. Also, for better drawing odds, applicants may choose
Livestock Health Certificate Requirement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 among two two-week seasons: October 1-14 or November 1-14.
Weed-Free Hay Requirement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 In the Clearwater Region, individual moose hunt areas were
Tagging and Transporting Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 combined to create unit-wide hunts in Units 16A, 17, 19 and 20.
Proper Tagging of Animals and Meat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Permit levels in these hunts, as well as some hunts in Units 10A,
Proper Location of Tag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 12, 14, 15 and 16, were reduced because of changes in hunter
success and antler spread.
How to Preserve Evidence of Sex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Transportation Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 In the Upper Snake Region, the number of permits for bull and
antlerless moose has been reduced to reflect local declines in
Proxy Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
hunter harvest and average antler spread of harvested bulls.
Weapon Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Rifle and Shotgun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Bighorn Sheep:
Short Range Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Sheep hunt areas 20-1 and 20-2 were combined to create a single
Muzzleloader Caliber Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 hunt. Permit levels in the Unit 11, 19, and 20 sheep hunts were
Muzzleloader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 reduced in response to poor lamb recruitment and declines in
Archery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 bighorn sheep numbers.
Controlled Hunt Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34 The one-day overlap between the end of regular seasons for
Application Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 bighorn sheep hunts and the start of late hunts 17, 26 and 27 was
Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 eliminated.
Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 A new hunt was designated in Unit 28 (Hunt Area 28-3).
Nonresident Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Unit 40 was separated from Hunt 41-1 and 41-2 as a stand-alone
Application Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 hunt, to focus hunting effort on the many small herds found in
Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 northern Owyhee County west of Poison Creek Road.

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2009 & 2010
Moose Hunting Seasons
Antler Restrictions and meat processors within 10 days of the date of the kill. All hunters
who have harvested either an antlered or antlerless moose must
• Only moose with at least one antler longer than six inches may be complete this report.
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taken in any season open for antlered moose only.


A hunter may authorize another person to comply with the above
• Only moose without antlers or with antlers less than six inches report requirements if that person complies with those requirements
long may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless and possesses the necessary information to accurately complete the
moose only. form.
Mandatory Check and Report Requirements Unsuccessful permittees must present or mail their unused tags to a
Antlers must be presented at Idaho Fish and Game regional offices or Fish and Game office within 10 days after the close of the season for
official check point or to a conservation officer within 10 days of the which the tag was valid. Cancelled tags will be returned to the hunter
date of the kill. Fish and Game headquarters office is not equipped to upon request. Failure to report may result in future ineligibility in
check in moose. In the Boise area, these animals can be checked at moose drawings.
the IDFG Regional Office in Nampa (3101 S. Powerline Rd, 208-465- NOTE: Moose tags unfilled after the first drawing are available to
8465) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by appointment at any Idaho hunter during a second drawing. (See page 8). Hunters who
the Garden City facility, 109 W. 44th St., 208-327-7099. Successful have previously harvested a bull and/or a cow moose and not eligible
hunters must complete a big game mortality report, available at Fish for the first drawing may apply for and receive one of these tags in
and Game regional offices, from conservation officers, taxidermists the second drawing or as a left-over permit if tags are still available.

2009 - 2010 Antlered Moose Controlled Hunts - 814 Permits


a

Controlled Controlled
Hunt No. Permits Season Dates Hunt No. Permits Season Dates
Hunt Area Hunt Area
3001 1-1 55 Sep 15-Dec 1 3025 6 5 Oct 1-Oct 14
3002 1-1 15 Oct 1-Oct 14 3026 6 5 Nov 1-Nov 14
3003 1-1 15 Nov 1-Nov 14 3027 7 5 Sep 15-Dec 1
3004 1-2 20 Sep 15-Dec 1 3028 7 5 Oct 1-Oct 14
3005 1-2 5 Oct 1-Oct 14 3029 8 8 Aug 30-Nov 23
3006 1-2 10 Nov 1-Nov 14 3030 8A 8 Aug 30-Nov 23
3007 1-3 15 Sep 15-Dec 1 3031 9 5 Sep 15-Dec 1
3008 1-3 3 Oct 1-Oct 14 3032 9 5 Oct 1-Oct 14
3009 1-3 3 Nov 1-Nov 14 3033 10-1 6 Aug 30-Nov 23
3010 1-4 30 Sep 15-Dec 1 3034 10-2 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3011 1-4 5 Oct 1-Oct 14 3035 10-3 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3012 1-4 10 Nov 1-Nov 14 3036 10-4 4 Aug 30-Nov 23
3013 2 20 Sep 15-Dec 1 3037 10-5 4 Aug 30-Nov 23
3014 2 5 Oct 1-Oct 14 3038 10-6 3 Aug 30-Nov 23
3015 2 10 Nov 1-Nov 14 3039 10A-1 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3016 3 15 Sep 15-Dec 1 3040 10A-2 8 Aug 30-Nov 23
3017 3 5 Oct 1-Oct 14 3041 10A-3 3 Aug 30-Nov 23
3018 3 5 Nov 1-Nov 14 3042 10A-4 8 Aug 30-Nov 23
3019 4 15 Sep 15-Dec 1 3043 10A-5 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3020 4 5 Oct 1-Oct 14 3044 12-1 2 Aug 30-Nov 23
3021 4 5 Nov 1-Nov 14 3045 12-2 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3022 4A 5 Sep 15-Dec 1 3046 12-3 4 Aug 30-Nov 23
3023 5 10 Sep 15-Dec 1 3047 12-4 2 Aug 30-Nov 23
3024 6 15 Sep 15-Dec 1 3048 12-5 4 Aug 30-Nov 23

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Controlled Controlled
Hunt No. Permits Season Dates Hunt No. Permits Season Dates
Hunt Area Hunt Area
3049 12-6 4 Aug 30-Nov 23 3077 61-1 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3050 14-1 7 Aug 30-Nov 23 3078 61-2 5 Aug 30-Nov 23

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3051 14-2 4 Aug 30-Nov 23 3079 61-3 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3052 15-1 8 Aug 30-Nov 23 3080 62 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3053 15-2 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3081 62A 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
c, d
3054 15-3 3 Aug 30-Nov 23 3082 63A 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3055 15-4 8 Aug 30-Nov 23 3083 64 15 Aug 30-Nov 23
3056 16-1 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3084 65 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3057 16-2 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3085 66-1 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3058 16A 4 Aug 30-Nov 23 3086 66-2 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3059 17 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3087 66A 15 Aug 30-Nov 23
3060 19 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3088 67-1 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3061 19A 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3089 67-2 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3062 20 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3090 69-1 15 Aug 30-Nov 23
3063 20A 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3091 69-2 15 Aug 30-Nov 23
3064 21* 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3092 69-3* 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3065 25 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3093 70 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3066 27 1 Aug 30-Nov 23 3094 71-1 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3067 29* 11 Aug 30-Nov 23 3095 71-2 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3068 36A 1 Aug 30-Nov 23 3096 72 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3069 44* 4 Aug 30-Nov 23 3097 74 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3070 48* 2 Aug 30-Nov 23 3098 75 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3071 50 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3099 76-1 15 Aug 30-Nov 23
3072 51 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3100 76-2 10 Aug 30-Nov 23
3073 56* 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3101 76-3 15 Aug 30-Nov 23
3074 59* 5 Aug 30-Nov 23 3102 77 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
b
3075 60 15 Aug 30-Nov 23 3103 78 5 Aug 30-Nov 23
3076 60A c 5 Aug 30-Nov 23

* See controlled hunt area descriptions. This hunt includes other units or parts of other units.
b
Short-range weapons only on Chester Wetlands WMA.
c
Short-range weapons only. Limited access.
d
Motorboat advised for game retrieval.

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Controlled Controlled
Hunt No. Permits Season Dates Hunt No. Permits Season Dates
Hunt Area. Hunt Area.
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3104 1-1 20 Oct 15-Dec 1 3118 66A 10 Oct 15-Nov 23


3105 2 30 Oct 15-Dec 1 3119 67-1 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3106 3 5 Oct 15-Dec 1 3120 67-2 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3107 8 4 Oct 15-Nov 23 3121 69-1 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3108 8A 4 Oct 15-Nov 23 3122 69-2 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3109 44* 2 Oct 15-Nov 23 3123 69-3* 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3110 48* 2 Oct 15-Nov 23 3124 71-1 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3111 50 5 Oct 15-Nov 23 3125 71-2 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3112 60 b 5 Oct 15-Nov 23 3126 75 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3127 76-1 10 Oct 15-Nov 23
3113 60A c 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3128 76-2 10 Oct 15-Nov 23
3114 62A 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3129 76-3 10 Oct 15-Nov 23
3115 63A c, d 10 Oct 15-Nov 23
3130 77 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3116 64 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3131 78 5 Oct 15-Nov 23
3117 65 5 Oct 15-Nov 23

b
Short-range weapons only on Chester Wetlands WMA.
c
Short-range weapons only. Limited access.
d
Motorboat advised for game retrieval.

HUNT AREA DESCRIPTIONS


Hunt Area 1-1—That portion of Unit 1 within the Priest River Hunt Area 5 — All of Unit 5.
drainage, and those portions of the Pend Oreille and Salmo River Hunt Area 6—All of Unit 6.
drainages downstream from the Priest River drainage.
Hunt Area 7—All of Unit 7.
Hunt Area 1-2—That portion of Unit 1 within the following
boundaries: beginning on U.S. Highway 95 bridge across the Pend Hunt Area 8 — All of Unit 8.
Oreille River at Sandpoint, then northward along Highway 95 to Hunt Area 8A —All of Unit 8A.
the Kootenai River at Bonner’s Ferry, then northwesterly along the
Kootenai River to the U.S. border, then west along the U.S. border Hunt Area 9—All of Unit 9.
to the Priest River-Kootenai River divide, then south along the Priest Hunt Area 10-1—That portion of Unit 10 within the Cayuse Creek
River-Pack River divide to Flat Top Mountain, then south along drainage.
the divide separating the Priest River drainage and the Pend Oreille
drainage to Priest River, then east along the Pend Oreille River to the Hunt Area 10-2—That portion of Unit 10 on the north side of the
point of beginning. Except Myrtle Creek Game Preserve – Closed. Kelly Creek drainage upstream from, but excluding, the Moose
Creek drainage, and that portion on the south side of the Kelly Creek
Hunt Area 1-3—That portion of Unit 1 north and east of the Kootenai drainage upstream from, but excluding, the Cayuse Creek drainage.
River.
Hunt Area 10-3—That portion of Unit 10 on the north side of the
Hunt Area 1-4—That portion of Unit 1 south of the Kootenai River Kelly Creek drainage upstream from its mouth to and including the
and east of U.S. Highway 95. Except The David Thompson Game Moose Creek drainage, and the North Fork of the Clearwater River
Preserve – Closed. drainage upstream from the mouth of Kelly Creek.
Hunt Area 2—All of Unit 2. Hunt Area 10-4—That portion of Unit 10 within the Fourth of July
Hunt Area 3—All of Unit 3. Creek drainage, that portion on the south side of the North Fork of the
Clearwater River from the mouth of Fourth of July Creek upstream
Hunt Area 4—All of Unit 4. to the mouth of Kelly Creek, and the south side of the Kelly Creek
Hunt Area 4A — All of Unit 4A. drainage from its mouth upstream to, but excluding, the Cayuse Creek
drainage.

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Hunt Area 10-5—That portion of Unit 10 within the Weitas Creek on the north side of the Lochsa River upstream to, but excluding, the
drainage (a tributary of the upper North Fork of the Clearwater River), Lost Creek drainage, and that portion on the south side of the Lochsa
and the drainages on the southwest side of the North Fork of the River from its mouth upstream to, but excluding, the Old Man Creek
Clearwater River from the Weitas Creek drainage to, but excluding, drainage.
the Fourth of July Creek drainage. Hunt Area 14-1—That portion of Unit 14 north of the following
Hunt Area 10-6 — That portion of Unit 10 on the north side of the boundary: Beginning on the Unit 14 west boundary on the Slate Creek

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North Fork of the Clearwater River drainage downstream from the Road (Forest Service Road 354), then east on the Slate Creek Road to
mouth of Kelly Creek. Forest Service Road 221, then north on Forest Service Road 221 to the
Unit 14 east boundary.
Hunt Area 10A-1—That portion of Unit 10A within the following
boundary: Beginning at the junction of the Unit 10A boundary with Hunt Area 14-2—That portion of Unit 14 south of the following
Forest Service Road 250 along the North Fork of the Clearwater boundary: Beginning on the Unit 14 west boundary on the Slate Creek
River, then southwest along Forest Service Road 250 to Forest Service Road (Forest Service Road 354), then east on the Slate Creek Road to
Road 669, then west and south along Forest Service Road 669 to Forest Service Road 221, then north on Forest Service Road 221 to the
Highway 11 at Pierce, then south on Highway 11 to Forest Service Unit 14 east boundary.
Road 100, then south on Forest Service Road 100 to the Clearwater Hunt Area 15-1—That portion of Unit 15 north of the South Fork of
National Forest boundary, then south along the Clearwater National the Clearwater River from and including the American River drainage
Forest boundary to the Unit 10A boundary, then north along the Unit downstream to and including the Newsome Creek drainage.
10A boundary to the point of beginning.
Hunt Area 15-2—That portion of Unit 15 south of the South Fork
Hunt Area 10A-2—That portion of Unit 10A within the following of the Clearwater River downstream from and including the Crooked
boundary: Beginning at the junction of Unit 10A boundary with Forest River drainage upstream to and including the Red River drainage.
Service Road 247, then south on Forest Service Road 247 to Forest
Service Road 251, then south on Forest Service Road 251 to Forest Hunt Area 15-3—That portion of Unit 15 on the south and west
Service Road 246, then southwest on Forest Service Road 246 to State sides of the South Fork of the Clearwater River downstream from, but
Highway 11 at Headquarters, then south on Highway 11 to Forest excluding, the Crooked River drainage.
Service Road 669 at Pierce, then northeast on Forest Service Road 669 Hunt Area 15-4 — That portion of Unit 15 north and east of the
to Forest Service Road 250, then northeast on Forest Service Road South Fork of the Clearwater River from and including the Sally Ann
250 to the Unit 10A boundary, then north and east along the Unit 10A Creek drainage upstream to and including the Leggett Creek drainage.
boundary to the point of beginning.
Hunt Area 16-1 — That portion of Unit 16 north and west of the
Hunt Area 10A-3—That portion of Unit 10A within the following Hamby Creek Road (Forest Service Road 651), and that portion south
boundary: Beginning at the Grandad Bridge on the Unit 10A and west of the Selway River from its mouth upstream to the Hamby
boundary, then south and east along the Silver Creek-Casey Creek Creek Road.
Road to Forest Service Road 247, then south on Forest Service Road
247 to Forest Service Road 246 at Headquarters, then northeast on Hunt Area 16-2 — That portion of Unit 16 south and east of Hamby
Forest Service Road 246 to Forest Service Road 251, then north on Creek Road (Forest Service Road 651), and that portion north and east of
Forest Service Road 251 to Forest Service Road 247, then north on the Selway River from its mouth upstream to Fog Mountain Road (Forest
Forest Service Road 247 to the Unit 10A boundary at the North Fork Service Road 319).
of the Clearwater River, then west on the Unit 10A boundary to the Hunt Area 16A— All of Unit 16A.
point of beginning.
Hunt Area 17—All of Unit 17.
Hunt Area 10A-4—That portion of Unit 10A north of Forest Service
Road 1705 from Elk River to Grandad Bridge and north and west Hunt Area 19—All of Unit 19.
of Dworshak Reservoir and the Little North Fork of the Clearwater Hunt Area 19A—All of Unit 19A.
River.
Hunt Area 20—All of Unit 20.
Hunt Area 10A-5—That portion of Unit 10A south of Forest Service
Road 1705 from Elk River to Grandad Bridge and north and west of Hunt Area 20A — All of Unit 20A.
Dworshak Reservoir. Hunt Area 21—All of Units 21 and 21A.
Hunt Area 12-1—That portion of Unit 12 north of the Lochsa Hunt Area 25—All of Unit 25.
River from and including the Lost Creek drainage upstream to, but
Hunt Area 27 — All of Unit 27.
excluding the Crooked Fork drainage.
Hunt Area 29 —All of Units 29, 30, 30A, 37A, and 58.
Hunt Area 12-2—That portion of Unit 12 within the Crooked Fork
drainage and north of White Sand Creek upstream to and including the Hunt Area 36A — All of Unit 36A.
Storm Creek drainage. Hunt Area 44 — That portion of Unit 44 east of the Fairfield-Couch
Hunt Area 12-3—That portion of Unit 12 south of the Lochsa River Summit-Five Points Road, and that portion of Unit 48 west of State
from and including the Old Man Creek drainage upstream to and Highway 75.
including the Mocus Creek drainage. Hunt Area 48 — All of Unit 49 and that portion of Unit 48 east of State
Hunt Area 12-4—That portion of Unit 12 south of the Lochsa River Highway 75.
from, but excluding, the Mocus Creek drainage, upstream to and Hunt Area 50—All of Unit 50.
including the Cliff Creek drainage.
Hunt Area 51—All of Unit 51.
Hunt Area 12-5—That portion of Unit 12 within the Walton Creek
drainage, that portion on the south side of White Sand Creek upstream Hunt Area 56—All of Units 56, 73, and 73A.
to the mouth of Storm Creek, and all of White Sand Creek drainage Hunt Area 59—All of Units 59 and 59A.
upstream from, but excluding, the Storm Creek drainage.
Hunt Area 60—All of Unit 60.
Hunt Area 12-6—That portion of Unit 12 north of the Middle Fork
of the Clearwater River from the Smith Creek Road (Forest Service Hunt Area 60A —That portion of Unit 60A south and east of the North
Road 101) upstream to the mouth of the Lochsa River, that portion Fork (Henrys Fork) of the Snake River, and that portion within one (1)
mile north and west of the North Fork of the Snake River.

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Hunt Area 61-1—That portion of Unit 61 west of East Dry Creek. Granite Creek drainages, and that portion of Unit 66 within the
Hunt Area 61-2—That portion of Unit 61 east of East Dry Creek and Pritchard and Garden Creek drainages.
west of U.S. Highway 191-20 and south and west of State Highway Hunt Area 70—All of Unit 70.
87.
Hunt Area 71-1—That portion of Unit 71 located in Bannock and
Hunt Area 61-3—That portion of Unit 61 north of State Highway Bingham counties.
87 and that portion east of U.S. Highway 191-20 except that portion
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Hunt Area 71-2 —That portion of Unit 71 located in Caribou County.


enclosed by the Big Springs Loop Road and U.S. Highway 191-20.
Hunt Area 72—All of Unit 72.
Hunt Area 62—All of Unit 62.
Hunt Area 74—All of Unit 74.
Hunt Area 62A—All of Unit 62A.
Hunt Area 75 —All of Unit 75.
Hunt Area 63A —All of Unit 63A.
Hunt Area 76-1 —That portion of Unit 76 within the following
Hunt Area 64 —All of Unit 64.
boundary: Beginning at Soda Springs on State Highway 34, then
Hunt Area 65—All of Unit 65. northeast to the Lanes Creek Road at Wayan, then south along the Lanes
Hunt Area 66-1—That portion of Unit 66 north of main Bear Creek Creek-Diamond Creek Road to Timber Creek Road, then northeast
EXCEPT the Pritchard and Garden Creek drainages. along Timber Creek-Smoky Canyon-Stump Creek Road to the Idaho-
Wyoming state line, then south along the state line to the Crow Creek
Hunt Area 66-2—That portion of Unit 66 south of main Bear Creek. Road, then southwest along Crow Creek-Wells Canyon-Georgetown
Hunt Area 66A —All of Unit 66A. Canyon Road to U.S. 30, then north along U.S. Highway 30 to Soda
Springs, the point of beginning.
Hunt Area 67-1—That portion of Unit 67 north and west of Highway
31 and north of Highway 26. Hunt Area 76-2 — That portion of Unit 76 south of the Georgetwon-
Wells Canyon-Crow Creek Road.
Hunt Area 67-2—That portion of Unit 67 south and east of Highway
31 and that portion of Unit 67 south of Highway 26. Hunt Area 76-3 —That portion of Unit 76 north and east of the
following boundary: Beginning at the Idaho-Wyoming state line, then
Hunt Area 69-1—That portion of Unit 69 west of the Grays Lake- west along the Stump Creek-Smoky Canyon-Timber Creek Road to
Long Valley-Bone-Iona Road. the Diamond Creek Road, then north along the Diamond Creek-Lanes
Hunt Area 69-2—That portion of Unit 69 east of the Grays Lake- Creek Road to State Highway 34 at Wayan.
Long Valley-Bone-Iona Road except the Antelope and Granite Creek Hunt Area 77—All of Unit 77.
drainages.
Hunt Area 78—All of Unit 78.
Hunt Area 69-3—That portion of Unit 69 within the Antelope and

* See controlled hunt area descriptions. This hunt includes other units
or parts of other units.

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MAP SOURCES
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Topographic maps sold at the headquarters office in Boise and some regional offices. See map grid, this page;
order form and information below.
OTHER MAP SOURCES
Bureau of Land Management
State and district offices. These maps cover all land statewide and show land ownership as state,
federal or private. Idaho BLM map orders call: 208-373-4007.
U. S. Geological Survey
BOX 25046, MS 504, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225. Topographical quadrangle maps
showing the relief of terrain. USGS map orders call: 303-202-4700
U.S. Forest Service
All forest supervisor and ranger district offices. Travel plan maps of each
forest include all drainages, roads and road closures. Idaho National Forest
map orders call: 208-373-4007.

HOW TO ORDER MAPS FOR YOUR HUNT UNIT


(SAMPLE FOR UNIT 23)
Qty. Maps (list maps by name) Price each Amount
1 Riggins 8.35 $ 8.35
1 Warren 8.35 $ 8.35
1 McCall 8.35 $ 8.35
Map Postage $ 2.50
TOTAL $27.55

Map Orders
Idaho Department of Fish and Game All orders must be prepaid. Allow 4 weeks for processing.
P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707
(208) 334-3700

Ship to:____________________________________________________________________________________________
Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_ __________________________________________ State:_____________ Zip Code:_ ________________________
Daytime Phone Number_______________________________________________________________________________
Visa/Mastercard Card #:_ _______________________________________ Expiration Date:_______________________

Cardholder’s Name (if different than above)________________________________________________________________

Map Name (All items include Idaho sales tax) Unit Price Qty. Amount
Idaho Atlas and Gazetteer $19.95
Idaho Wild 100 Game Cookbook $10.00
Maps (List map names) Each $8.35

Mail Separately! Do not include with any license/tag order. Postage per order $2.50
Credit Card, check or money order, OK Total

TOPOGRAPHIC MAP, The $8.35 price for each 1:100,000 sheet includes Idaho sales tax. All sheet maps will be folded and mailed flat unless
you indicate otherwise. To have full coverage of most hunt units, more than one map may be required.
The IDAHO ATLAS AND GAZETTEER, a copyright product of DeLorme Maps, has 1:250,000 topographical maps of the state, lists of
campground, access areas, boat docks, parks and other facilities. It is sold at the manufacturer’s suggested price plus Idaho sales tax, for a total
of $19.95. Using the Atlas along with the more detailed single-sheet maps for the area of specific interest gives the visiting hunter or angler an
excellent reference for the entire state, as well as fine detail in the immediate area of your planned camp or other location.

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2009 & 2010
Bighorn Sheep Hunting Seasons
Mandatory Check and Report Requirements A hunter may authorize another person to comply with the above
report requirements if that person complies with those requirements
Any hunter killing a bighorn sheep ram must present the horns and and possesses the necessary information to accurately complete the
complete a big game mortality report at an Idaho Fish and Game form.
regional office within 10 days of the date of the kill. Fish and Game’s
headquarters office is not equipped to check in bighorn sheep. In Unsuccessful permittees must present or mail their unused tags to a
the Boise area, these animals can be checked at the Fish and Game Fish and Game office within 10 days after the close of the season for
regional office in Nampa (3101 S. Powerline Rd, 208-465-8465) which the tag was valid. Cancelled tags will be returned to the hunter
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by appointment at the upon request. Failure to report may result in future ineligibility in
Garden City facility, 109 W. 44th St., 208-327-7099. bighorn sheep drawings.

2009 & 2010 Bighorn Sheep Controlled Hunts - Rams Only


All 5000 Series Hunts are for Rocky Mountain Bighorns;
All 7000 Series Hunts are for California Bighorns.
84 Total Permits Including Special Lottery and Auction Tag

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Rams: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Rams


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North of Interstate Highway 84 Late Controlled Hunts


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Hunt No. Permits Season Dates Controlled
Hunt Area Hunt No. Permits Season Dates
Hunt Area
5001 11 1 Aug 30-Oct 13
5019 17L 1 Oct 14-Oct 31
5002 19* 4 Aug 30-Oct 13
5020 26L 2 Oct 14-Oct 31
5003 20* 2 Aug 30-Oct 13
5021 27L* 2 Oct 14-Oct 31
5004 20A 2 Aug 30-Oct 13
5005 21 3 Aug 30-Oct 13
5006 26* 4 Aug 30-Oct 13 California Bighorn Rams:
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5007 27-1 12 Aug 30-Oct 13 South of Interstate Highway 84


5008 27-2 6 Aug 30-Oct 13 22 Permits
5009 27-3* 4 Aug 30-Oct 13 Controlled
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5010 27-4* 3 Aug 30-Oct 13
7001 40 2 Aug 30-Oct 8
5011 28-1 2 Aug 30-Oct 13
7002 41-1 2 Aug 30-Oct 8
5012 28-2 1 Aug 30-Oct 13
7003 41-2 2 Aug 30-Oct 8
5013 28-3 1 Aug 30-Oct 13
7004 42-1* 6 Aug 30-Sep 14
5014 30* 2 Aug 30-Oct 13
7005 42-2* 6 Sep 22-Oct 8
5015 36A* 2 Aug 30-Oct 13
7006 46* 3 Aug 30-Oct 8
5016 36B* 4 Aug 30-Oct 13
7007 55 1 Aug 30-Oct 8
5017 37* 3 Aug 30-Oct 13
5018 37A 2 Aug 30-Oct 13

* See controlled hunt area descriptions. This hunt includes other units or parts of other units.

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Hunt Area Descriptions

Hunt Area 11 — That portion of Unit 11 that drains into the Snake Salmon River, south of Camas Creek, and northwest of Fly Creek
River downstream from the mouth of the Salmon River to, but Trail (Forest Service Trail 124); that portion of Unit 36 within the
excluding, the Tenmile Creek Canyon drainage. Yankee Fork drainage.
Hunt Area 17-L — That portion of Unit 17 east of the Selway River Hunt Area 27-L—That portion of Unit 20A within the Middle Fork
upstream from and including the Whitecap Creek drainage and north of the Salmon River drainage, and that portion of Unit 27 on the west
of the Deep Creek Road (Forest Service Road 468). side of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River downstream from but
excluding the Pistol Creek drainage and the east side of the Middle
Hunt Area 19—Those portions of Units 14, 19 and 20 from the Red Fork of the Salmon River downstream from but excluding the Camas
River Ranger Station-White Water Ranch Road (Forest Service Road Creek drainage.
421) downstream to and including the Wind River drainage.
Hunt Area 28-1—That portion of Unit 28 west of Panther Creek
Hunt Area 20—That portion of Unit 20 upstream from the Red downstream from and including Big Deer Creek drainage.
River Ranger Station-Whitewater Ranch Road (Forest Service Road
421), that portion of Unit 21 downstream from the Horse Creek Trail Hunt Area 28-2 — That portion of Unit 28 upstream from and
(Forest Service Trail 159) and Reynolds Creek Trail (Forest Service including the Perreau Creek drainage.
Trail 067), and that portion of Unit 17 upstream from the Witter Ridge Hunt Area 28-3 — That portion of Unit 28 east of Panther Creek
Trail (Forest Service Trail 75) and the Thompson Flat-Wood Hump- upstream to and including Napius Creek drainage; and that portion of
Surprise Creek Trail (Forest Service Trail 031). Unit 28 upstream from the mouth of Panther Creek to and including
Hunt Area 20A—Those portions of Unit 20A up-stream from and Pine Creek drainage.
including the Butts Creek drainage to the Middle Fork of the Salmon Hunt Area 30 — All of Units 30 and 30A.
River, and within the Middle Fork of the Salmon River drainage
upstream to Papoose Creek-Papoose Lake-Coyote Springs. Hunt Area 36A — All of Unit 36A and that part of Unit 36 south and
east of State Highway 75.
Hunt Area 21—That portion of Unit 21 downstream from the Spring
Creek Road (Forest Service Road 038) to the Horse Creek Trail Hunt Area 36B—All of Unit 36B; that portion of Unit 28 west of

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(Forest Service Trail 159) and Reynolds Creek Trail (Forest Service the Panther Creek Road and south of the Silver Creek- Meyers Cove
Trail 067). Road; and that portion of Unit 27 southeast of Fly Creek Trail (Forest
Service Trail 124) and northeast of the Sleeping Deer Road (Forest
Hunt Area 26—All of Unit 26 and that portion of Unit 20A within Service Road 086).
the Middle Fork of the Salmon River drainage upstream from Papoose
Creek-Papoose Lake-Coyote Springs and that portion of Unit 27 on Hunt Area 37—All of Unit 37 and that portion of Unit 50 east of U.S.
the west side of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River from Big Creek Highway 93 and that portion of Unit 51 west of the Howe-Goldburg
upstream to and including the Brush Creek drainage. Road.
Hunt Area 26-L—All of Unit 26. Hunt Area 37A — All of Unit 37A.
Hunt Area 27-1—That portion of Unit 27 west of the Middle Fork Hunt Area 40 — All of Unit 40.
of the Salmon River upstream from, but excluding, the Brush Creek Hunt Area 41-1 — That portion of Unit 41 in the Little Jacks Creek,
drainage to and including the Indian Creek drainage. Halfway Gulch and Shoofly drainages.
Hunt Area 27-2—That portion of Unit 27 east of the Middle Fork of Hunt Area 41-2 — That portion of Unit 41 in the Big Jacks Creek
the Salmon River upstream from its mouth to the Waterfall Creek Trail drainage.
(Forest Service Trail 045).
Hunt Areas 42-1 and 42-2— All of Unit 42 and that portion of
Hunt Area 27-3—That portion of Unit 27 east of the Middle Fork Unit 41 within the East Fork and South Fork of the Owyhee River
of the Salmon River upstream from the Waterfall Creek Trail (Forest drainages outside the Duck Valley Indian Reservation boundary.
Service Trail 045) to and including the Camas Creek drainage on the
north side of Camas Creek, and that portion of Unit 28 within the Hunt Area 46 — Those portions of Units 41, 46 and 47 within the
Camas Creek drainage north of Camas Creek and west of the Silver Bruneau and Jarbidge River drainages upstream from and including
Creek-Meyers Cove Road (Forest Service Road 108). Sheep Creek drainage.

Hunt Area 27-4—That portion of Unit 27 within the Loon Creek Hunt Area 55 — All of Unit 55.
drainage; that portion of Unit 27 east of the Middle Fork of the

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(http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa13/) or Big Game Rules brochure.
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• Mountain goats of either sex may be taken except nannies A hunter may authorize another person to comply with the above
accompanied by kids. report requirements if that person complies with those requirements
and possesses the necessary information to accurately complete the
form.
Mandatory Check and Report Requirements Unsuccessful permittees must present or mail their unused tags to
Any hunter killing a mountain goat must present the horns and an Idaho Fish and Game office within 10 days after the close of the
complete a big game mortality report at an Idaho Fish and Game season for which the tag was valid. Cancelled tags will be returned
regional office or to a conservation officer within 10 days after the to the hunter upon request. Failure to report may result in future
date of kill. Fish and Game headquarters office is not equipped to ineligibility in mountain goat drawings.
check in goats. In the Boise area, these animals can be checked at the
Fish and Game regional office in Nampa (3101 S. Powerline Rd, 208-
465-8465) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by appointment
at the Garden City facility, 109 W. 44th St., 208-327-7099.

2009 & 2010 Mountain Goat Controlled Hunts


Either Sex - 46 Permits
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Either sex may be taken except a nanny accompanied by kids


Hunt Controlled Hunt Controlled
Permits Season Dates Permits Season Dates
No. Hunt Area No. Hunt Area
6001 10 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6010 36A-3* 3 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6002 18* 4 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6011 36A-4* 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6003 22 4 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6012 36B* 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6004 27-2* 1 Aug 30 -Nov 12 6013 37A* 1 Aug 30 - Nov 12

GOAT
6005 27-4* 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6014 39 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6006 27-5 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6015 43* 3 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6007 36-1 4 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6016 50* 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6008 36A-1* 4 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6017 51* 3 Aug 30 - Nov 12
6009 36A-2* 1 Aug 30 - Nov 12 6018 67 4 Aug 30 - Nov 12

* See controlled hunt area descriptions. This hunt includes other units or parts of other units.

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Hunt Area Descriptions
Hunt Area 10 —That portion of Unit 10 within the Isabella Creek and that portion of Unit 48 within the Big Wood River drainage east of
Collins Creek drainage. State Highway 75 upstream from and excluding the North Fork Big
Wood River drainage.
Hunt Area 18— All of Unit 18 and that portion of Unit 23 within the
Rapid River drainage. Hunt Area 36A-3—That portion of Unit 36A north and west of the
East Fork of the Salmon River downstream from, but excluding, the
Hunt Area 22 — All of Unit 22.
Germania Creek drainage, and that portion of Unit 36 on the south and
Hunt Area 27-2 — That portion of Unit 27 south of Forest Service east sides of the main Salmon River downstream from, but excluding,
Road 172 from Loon Creek Summit to Loon Creek guard station, the Fourth of July Creek drainage above Stanley.
Pinyon Peak, and Feltham Creek Point, and that portion of Unit 36
Hunt Area 36A-4—That portion of Unit 36A within the Germania
west of Forest Service Road 172 and north of the Pioneer Creek-West
Creek drainage, and that portion of Unit 36 within the Salmon River
Fork Yankee Fork Trail, Forest Service Trail 113-155.
drainage east of State Highway 75 from and including the Fourth
Hunt Area 27-4— That portion of Unit 27 east of the Middle Fork of of July Creek drainage upstream to and including the Pole Creek
the Salmon River and north of Camas Creek and that portion of Unit drainage.
28 within the Yellowjacket Creek drainage.
Hunt Area 36B—That portion of Unit 36B south of and including
Hunt Area 27-5 — That portion of Unit 27 west of the Middle Fork the Challis Creek drainage; that portion of Unit 36 east of the Yankee
of the Salmon River upstream from and including the Marble Creek Fork-Mill Creek Summit Road.
drainage, and that part east of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Hunt Area 37A — All of Unit 37A and that portion of Unit 29
upstream from and including Little Loon Creek drainage.
upstream from and including Hayden Creek drainage.
Hunt Area 36-1 — That portion of Unit 36 west of State Highway 75
Hunt Area 39 — That portion of Unit 39 in the Middle Fork Boise
from Stanley to Alturas Lake Creek and south of State Highway 21.
River drainage upstream from, and including, the Queen’s River and
Hunt Area 36A-1— That portion of Unit 50 north of Trail Creek Yuba River drainages.
Road and west of U.S. 93, that portion of Unit 36A south and east of
the East Fork of the Salmon River from and including the Herd Creek Hunt Area 43 — That portion of Unit 36 west of State Highway
drainage upstream to and including the West Pass Creek drainage; and 75 and south of Alturas Lake Creek; all of Unit 43; and that portion
of Unit 48 south and west of State Highway 75 upstream from and
that portion of Unit 48 within the Big Wood River drainage east of
State Highway 75 and downstream from and including the North Fork including the Baker Creek drainage.
of the Big Wood River drainage. Hunt Area 50—All of Unit 49 and that portion of Unit 50 south and
east of the Trail Creek Road and south and west of U.S. Highway 93.
Hunt Area 36A-2—That portion of Unit 36A, including the
headwaters of the East Fork of the Salmon River upstream from, but Hunt Area 51—That portion of Unit 51 east of the Howe-Goldburg
excluding, the Germania Creek drainage on the west and upstream Road and that portion of Unit 58 west of State Highway 28.
from, but excluding, the West Pass Creek drainage on the east; and Hunt Area 67 — That portion of Unit 67 south and east of Palisades
GOAT

Creek to the Wyoming line.

Report Wildlife Crimes

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1-800-632-5999

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Full text descriptions of hunt unit boundaries can be seen in the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act
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The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Preserve
our hunting, fishing
and wildlife heritage.

Become a member Visit www.ifwf.org or call


today! 208 • 287 • 2805
Please enroll me as a member of the
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Please mail completed forms to Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 2254, Boise, ID 83701-2254.
You can also join online at www.ifwf.org

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2009 IDAHO BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE
Tom Dreyer of Wisconsin was the 2008 Lottery Tag
winner. Tom’s thrilling hunt in Idaho’s rugged Hells
IDAHO DEPARTMENT Canyon was guided by Barker Trophy Hunts.
OF FISH AND GAME

IDAHO CHAPTER FOUNDATION FOR


NORTH AMERICAN WILD SHEEP

Judy Presnell with her 2007 Owyhee California GUIDELINES


bighorn. (Craig Hart photo)
„ Winner will be able to
hunt in any unit open to
sheep hunting for
Rocky Mountain or
California bighorn in
2009, pursuant to Fish
& Game regulations--
except Unit 11, Hells
Canyon of the Snake
River. Unit 11 is avail-
able to the lottery winner on alternating years.
„ Hunting license and permit will be provided to winner.
„ Applicant must be eligible to apply for a hunting license in Idaho in
order to purchase these special tickets. This permit is non-trans-
ferrable. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.
„ Applicant must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket and 18 years
of age to win the sheep permit.
„ Drawing will be made at 2:00 p.m., MDT, on Wednesday, July 29,
2009.
„ Once-in-a-lifetime rule is waived for this raffle tag.
„ Need not be present to win.

Idaho Chapter Foundation for North American Wild Sheep is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Funds from the Idaho
Bighorn Sheep Raffle are used for the benefit and enhancement of bighorn sheep in Idaho. This form is also avail-
able on Idaho Chapter’s website www.idahowildsheep.org.

No tickets are sent to buyer. We make IDAHO 2009 BIGHORN SHEEP TICKET ORDER FORM
out and submit tickets for you.
(No limit to number of tickets purchased per individual.)
Keep this portion for your records.
1 ticket ($10) x no.______ = $_________ _____Mastercard _____Visa
6 tickets ($50) x no.______ = $_________
Method of Payment______________ #________________________
13 tickets ($100) x no.______ = $_________
Date_________________________ 25 Tickets ($174.50) x no.______ = $_________ Exp. Date_________________
Amount_______________________
Send form & check to: Signature______________________________________________
No. Tickets____________________ Idaho Chapter FNAWS
Name________________________________________________
P. O. 8224 (please print)
Idaho Chapter FNAWS Boise, ID 83707 Address_______________________________________________
P. O. Box 8224 TICKET ORDERS MUST City/State/ZIP____________________________________________
Boise, ID 83707 BE RECEIVED BY
208-345-6171 SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009 Phone ( )_______________________________________

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General Wildlife Laws
All hunters must have a valid Idaho hunting license and the embankments of any road maintained by any government entity.
appropriate tags or permits in their possession while hunting. • Hunt big game or game birds from or by the use of any motorized
vehicle, except for holders of a valid handicapped person’s
Hunting Hours: Big game animals may be hunted only from one-half Motor Vehicle Hunting Permit when vehicle is stopped and off
hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. public roadways. See Upland Game, Turkey and Furbearer rules
brochure for other exceptions.
Definition of Hunting: Hunting means chasing, driving, flushing, • Use any motorized vehicle to molest, stir up, rally or drive any
attracting, pursuing, worrying, following or on the trail of, shooting at, game animal or game bird.
stalking, of lying in wait for any wildlife whether or not such wildlife • Operate any vehicle in an area designated as closed for that
is then subsequently captured, killed, taken or wounded. specific vehicle type.
• Operate or use as an aid to hunting a motor vehicle in violation of
Age Limit: Only properly licensed youths 12 or older may hunt big area, trail, or road restrictions.
game. A youth may buy a license when 11 to apply for a controlled • Use aircraft to locate game or furbearing animals and
hunt, but he or she must be 12 at the time of the hunt. A youth small communicate location to persons on the ground, or to use
game license for hunters aged 10 and 11, is not valid for big game. any helicopter to transport hunters, gear or game, except at
established landing fields.
Bag and Possession Limits: A hunter may harvest only as many of • Fail to stop – with or without fish or wildlife – at any Fish and
a big game animal species as he or she has legal tags for in that year. Game check station encountered, even if your hunting, fishing or
Any animal harvested in a depredation hunt before a controlled hunt trapping activity occurred outside the state of Idaho.
in the same unit for which the hunter holds a tag must be included • Fail to produce wildlife for inspection upon request of a
under the limit and tagging rules of the controlled hunt permit. No conservation officer or other person authorized to enforce Idaho
person may take more than one animal per year during a controlled Fish and Game rules.
hunt season by using both a controlled hunt permit and a depredation • Hunt any wildlife species with the aid of artificial light, except
permit. raccoons. See furbearer rules in Upland Game Seasons brochure
for specific regulations and other exceptions.
Gifts of Wildlife • Hunt big game with dogs, except for black bear and mountain
No person may possess more game animals, birds or fish taken within lion. See big game rules for details.
the state than allowed by personal possession limits. • Transfer any license, tag, or permit or use another’s license, tag,
or permit.
Mandatory Harvest Reporting Requirements: • Acquire more controlled hunt permits or tags per species than the
Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Hunters: Hunters must bag limit for that species.
present moose antlers or mountain goat horns at Idaho Fish and Game • Destroy or disturb traps, or remove any wildlife from traps
regional offices, official check point or to a conservation officer within belonging to others.
10 days of the kill. Bighorn sheep horns must be presented to an • Enter Idaho with livestock without a health certificate for
Idaho Fish and Game regional office where horns will be permanently transport and a brand inspection slip.
marked with a metal pin. • Intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife or lawful
predator control by another.
Waste of Game • Hunt any game animal by means of baiting with grain, salt in
Hunters are required to remove and care for the edible meat of big any form, liquid or solid, or any other substance – including
game animals, except mountain lion. This includes the meat of the nonagricultural water as an attractant, but not liquid scents – to
front quarters as far down as the knee, hindquarters as far down as the constitute an attraction or enticement, with the exception of
hock, the neck meat, meat along the backbone, and meat covering the applicable rules for the black bear baiting permit. (See big game
ribs. It does not include meat of the head, internal organs, or meat on rules.)
the bones after close trimming.
Areas Closed to Big Game Hunting:
Wounding and Retrieving • All state parks, except Farragut State Park and Farragut Wildlife
No person shall wound or kill any big game animal without making Management Area which has a November 1 through December 1
a reasonable effort to retrieve it and reduce it to possession. It is deer archery season, and Billingsley Creek at Malad Gorge State
unlawful to enter private property that is posted, cultivated or in Park, Castle Rock State Park, and state land within the City of
irrigated pasture without landowner permission to retrieve game. Rocks National Reserve are open to all hunting.
• Part of the Craters of the Moon National Monument is closed to
Electronic Calls hunting. For information visit: http://data2.itc.nps.gov/parks/
No electronic calls may be used to attract big game for the purpose of crmo/ppMaps/national%20preserve.jpg
harvest, except such calls may be used to attract mountain lions in Big • Nez Perce National Historical Park in Clearwater, Idaho, and Nez
Game Units 41 and 42. Perce counties.
• Harriman State Park Wildlife Refuge.
It is Unlawful To: • That portion of Ada County within Veterans Memorial Park and
• Hunt or take any wildlife without a valid hunting license or the area between State Highway 21, Warm Springs Avenue, and
without required tag or permit in possession. the Boise City limits.
• Party hunt, or help fill another person’s tag. • Yellowstone National Park in Fremont County.
• Shoot from or across the traveled portion, shoulders, or • Any of those portions of state wildlife preserves (Myrtle Creek,

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David Thompson, and Lewiston), state wildlife management tampering with or modifying rangeland developments, such as
areas, Springfield state bird preserve, bird refuges, and bird watering troughs, reservoirs, springs, fences, or related structures
sanctuaries that have been closed to hunting by legislative or or water sources is prohibited. Hunters may not harass livestock
commission action. or impede their access to water sources.
• All or portions of national wildlife refuges, except as specified in Placement or use of hunting blinds beyond that described above is a
federal regulations for individual refuges. violation of federal regulations and may be subject to criminal penalty.
• All Snake River islands between Glenns Ferry bridge and Sailor For more information, please contact the nearest BLM office.
Creek bridge in Elmore County.
• Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Twin Falls County, Bag and Possession Limits:
except that portion within an area 50 feet above the high water • Moose: No person may harvest more than one antlered and one
level of the Snake River. The upslope area is marked by yellow antlerless moose in Idaho during their lifetime, except that Super
fiberglass markers, and hunting is permitted downslope to the Hunt tag winners and left-over permit holders may harvest moose
river. regardless of any previous harvest of moose in Idaho.
• Mountain lions may not be hunted or pursued within one-half • Bighorn Sheep: No person may harvest more than one Rocky
mile of any active Idaho Fish and Game big game feeding site. Mountain and one California bighorn sheep in Idaho during their
• Black bears may not be hunted or pursued within 200 yards of lifetime. Lottery and Auction Tag winners are exempt from the
the perimeter of any designated dump ground or landfill. once-in-a-lifetime provision.
• Mountain Goat: No person who has harvested a mountain goat
Trespass Law in Idaho since 1977 may apply for a mountain goat permit in
No person may enter private land to hunt, fish, or trap or retrieve Idaho.
wildlife without permission if the land is either cultivated or posted
with legible “No Trespassing” signs. Proper posting means either Closed Seasons: There are no open seasons for caribou, bison
signs, 100 square inches of fluorescent orange paint, or an entire (buffalo), grizzly bear or lynx. With the exception of bison, these
fluorescent orange metal fence post every 660 feet around the property are threatened or endangered species and are protected by state and
and at reasonable access points. federal laws. Please report any suspected sightings of gray wolves or
lynx to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Boise at 208-378-5243 or
Land that has been loosened or broken up in preparation for raising the nearest Idaho Fish and Game office.
crops, used for raising crops or as irrigated pasture is considered
cultivated. Furbearers: Bobcats, badgers, raccoons and red foxes are classified
as furbearers and may be hunted or trapped only during the furbearer
It is unlawful for anyone to post public land that is not held under an season. No open season exists for lynx, wolverine or fisher. See
exclusive control lease. Conviction of trespass on cultivated or posted upland game and trapping rules.
private property for the purpose of hunting, trapping or fishing carries
a mandatory one-year revocation of hunting, fishing or trapping Possession and Sale of Wildlife Parts: Lawfully harvested wildlife
licenses. parts – except edible meat from game animals – may be purchased,
bartered or sold when accompanied by a written statement showing
Federal law prohibits unauthorized trespass on Indian-owned said wildlife was lawfully harvested. If black bear or mountain
reservation lands for hunting, fishing, or trapping. lion parts – excluding tanned or finished rugs or mounts – are sold
or bartered, a signed written statement showing the taker’s name,
Using Blinds on Public Lands address, license and tag numbers, date and the location of kill must
Hunting blinds placed on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land be provided to the buyer. Buyers must submit completed transaction
Management must meet the following criteria: statements to Idaho Fish and Game within 10 days of sale.
1. Construction materials – Portable pop-up blinds are
encouraged. No permanent placement of materials is allowed Wildlife parts legally harvested outside of Idaho may be possessed
and all materials must be removable. Wire mesh, which may and sold in Idaho if such sale is not prohibited in Idaho or the state,
be hazardous to wildlife or livestock, is not allowed. Damage province or country where harvested, or by federal law.
to natural and cultural resources by actions such as digging,
trenching, or other surface disturbances are prohibited. It is unlawful to possess any wildlife or parts that were killed, taken or
Cutting live vegetation to build, screen or camouflage blinds is obtained unlawfully.
discouraged.
2. Labeling – The hunter’s full name and zip code must be Possession and Sale of Wildlife Found Dead: Protected species of
permanently attached, etched, engraved or painted on the blind in wildlife that have died of natural or accidental causes are generally
an obvious location. considered property of the state and may not be possessed. But parts
3. Placement dates – Blinds may be placed no earlier than 10 days of big game species – horns, antlers, elk teeth, bear and lion parts –
before the beginning of the hunting season for which the hunter may be recovered and possessed for personal use if the animal died
has a valid tag, and must be removed within seven days of the of natural causes. Lawfully recovered and possessed parts – except
close of that hunting season. horns from bighorn sheep – may be sold, transferred, purchased or
4. Right of use – Blinds may be used by hunters on a first-come, bartered, when accompanied by a statement on how it was obtained. It
first-served basis. Placement of a blind on public land does not is unlawful to possess wildlife that has died from any human-inflicted
create an exclusive right of use. Locking blinds is not allowed. cause (e.g. hit by a vehicle, poached, etc.) not considered natural.
Please be respectful of other hunters’ blinds. Edible meat from game animals taken from the wild may not be
5. Wildlife or livestock developments – Diverting water, purchased, bartered or sold.

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Recovery, Possession and Sale of Bighorn Sheep Horns: Horns Nongame or Threatened or Endangered at any time or in any manner,
from bighorn sheep that have died of natural causes may be recovered except as provided in Sections 36-106(e)5 and 36-1107, Idaho Code,
and possessed. All bighorn sheep horns must be presented to Fish and by Commission Regulation, or IDAPA 13.01.10.100.06b.
Game for marking with a permanent pin within 30 days of recovery.
It is unlawful to sell, barter or purchase bighorn sheep horns obtained Livestock Health Certificate Requirement: Anyone bringing
under these circumstances, or to transfer ownership of recovered livestock or hunting dogs into the state should call the Idaho
bighorn sheep horns without a permit from Idaho Fish and Game. Department of Agriculture, 208-332-8540, for health certificate
requirements.
Predatory and Unprotected Wildlife: Coyotes, skunks, weasels and
jackrabbits are classified by Idaho law as predatory and unprotected. Weed-Free Hay Requirement: On national forest lands or Idaho Fish
They may be taken in any number year-round and at any time by and Game wildlife management areas, anyone using pack animals or
holders of the appropriate valid Idaho hunting or trapping licenses, straw in their camp must only use weed-free certified hay, forage or
provided such taking is not in violation of state, county or city laws, straw to prevent the spread of noxious weeds. To obtain an up-to-date
ordinances, rules or regulations. list of local growers and vendors with noxious weed-free certified
forage for sale, call the Department of Agriculture at 208-332-
Protected Nongame and Threatened or Endangered Species: No 8592, or check: http://www.idahoag.us/Categories/PlantsInsects/
person shall take or possess wildlife species classified as Protected NoxiousWeeds/nwffs.php. For more information on the Noxious
Weed-Free Forage certification program visit: http://idahoag.us/
Categories/PlantsInsects/NoxiousWeeds/indexnoxweedmain.php.

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Tagging and Transporting Game
Proper Tagging and Transportation of Animals and Meat Transportation issues
Immediately after any moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goat has Any person who transports any wildlife for another person or receives
been killed, the hunter harvesting the animal must comply with the any wildlife for cleaning, processing, as a gift, or for storage must
following regulations regarding the proper tagging, transportation and have a written proxy statement signed by the person who killed the
shipment of a carcass: animal specifying the numbers and kinds of wildlife; date taken;
• The appropriate big game tag must be validated and securely hunter’s name and address; and license, tag and permit numbers. The
attached to the animal immediately after the kill. The validated proxy form is provided below for convenience.
tag must remain attached to the carcass until the meat is
processed and reaches the final place of storage for personal Preserving evidence of sex
consumption.
Bighorn Sheep: Any hunter taking a bighorn sheep ram must leave
Proper location of tag that portion of the skull plate containing the upper one half of the eye
• Attach to the largest portion of the carcass. socket naturally attached to both of the horns until after the horns have
been pinned by Fish and Game.
Any license, tag or permit that is defaced or altered is invalid from
the date and time of issue. It is unlawful to use or attempt to use any Moose: The antlers of a bull moose must be carried out with the
license that has been defaced or altered. head. The entire head of an antlerless male moose (with antlers less
than 6 inches long) killed during an antlerless-only season may be
How to properly validate a big game tag. left naturally attached to the whole carcass or to a front quarter until
the carcass reaches the final place of storage or consumption. If the
head is removed, the sex organs must remain naturally attached
to the carcass until it reaches the final place of storage or personal
consumption. Plus, the antlers must accompany the carcass while in
Hunters must transit.
completely remove
two notches
indicating month and Mountain goat: Hunters must pack out the head and horns. If the
day of kill. head is removed from the carcass, a portion of the sex organs must
remain naturally attached to the carcass until it reaches the final place
of storage or consumption.

Note: Immediately after the kill, the triangles denoting the month
and day must be cleanly and completely removed. Tearing, slicing or
punching the tag is not legal.

PROXY STATEMENT (To transport wildlife taken by another person)


BIG GAME: Species Sex Description (e.g.: antler points, Hunt Area Killed Date
wrapped, hind quarter, etc.) Killed
Elk
Please circle Mule Deer
Species Whitetail
Other

OTHER FISH/GAME:
Species_________________________________________ How many_____________________________________
Species_________________________________________ How many_____________________________________
Species_________________________________________ How many_____________________________________
Hunter/Angler’s Name______________________________ Signature______________________________________
Address_________________________________________ Phone________________________________________
License No._ _____________________________________ Tag No._ ____________ Permit No._ _______________
Name of person transporting______________________________________________Phone_ __________________

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Weapon Restrictions

Rifle and Shotgun Archery Equipment


In any hunt, including any-weapon seasons, it is unlawful to pursue or In any hunt, including general any-weapon seasons and short-range
kill big game animals: hunts, it is unlawful to pursue or kill big game animals:
• By any means other than approved firearms, muzzleloaders and • With arrows or bolts having broadheads measuring less than 7/8
archery methods. inch in width and having a primary cutting edge less than 0.015
• With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated on, the inch thick.
firearm or scope; except scopes containing battery powered or • With any bow having a peak draw weight of less than 40 pounds
tritium lighted reticles are allowed. up to or at a draw of 28 inches.
• With any firearm that, in combination with a scope, sling and/or • With an arrow or bolt wherein the broadhead does not precede
any attachments, weighs more than 16 pounds. shaft and nock.
• With any fully automatic firearm. • With any chemicals or explosives attached to the arrow or bolt.
• With any shotgun using shot smaller than #00 buck. • With arrows or bolts having expanding broadheads.
• With any rimfire rifle, rimfire handgun, or muzzleloading • With arrows or bolts having barbed broadheads, which is a
handgun, except for mountain lion. broadhead with any portion of which forms an angle less than 90
degrees with the shaft or ferrule.
Short Range Weapons • With any electronic or tritium-powered device attached to an
In big game seasons restricted to short-range weapons, it is unlawful arrow, bolt or bow.
for hunters to use any weapon other than a muzzleloader, archery • With any bow capable of shooting more than one arrow at a time.
equipment, crossbow, or a shotgun using slugs or shot of size #00 • With any compound bow set at more than 85 percent let-off.
buck or larger. • With an arrow or bolt, and broadhead with a combined total
weight of less than 300 grains.
Muzzleloader Caliber Requirements • With an arrow less than 24 inches from broadhead to nock
In any hunt, including general any-weapon seasons and short-range inclusive.
hunts, it is unlawful to pursue or kill big game animals: • With a bolt (crossbow) less than 12 inches from broadhead to
• With any muzzleloading rifle or musket that is less than .45 nock inclusive.
caliber for deer, pronghorn, or mountain lion; or is less than .50
caliber for elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat or black Archery-Only Season
bear. Any person hunting in an archery-only season, including controlled
hunts, must have their license with archery permit validation.
Muzzleloader-Only Season During an archery-only season, it is illegal for hunters to use any
Any person hunting in a muzzleloader-only season, including firearm, crossbow, or implement other than a longbow, compound
controlled hunts, must have in their possession a license with a bow or recurve bow in compliance with general archery equipment
muzzleloader permit validation. During a muzzleloader-only season, requirements, or:
it is illegal to pursue or kill a big game animal with any firearm, • Any bow equipped with magnifying sights.
muzzleloading handgun, or weapon other than a muzzleloading rifle or • Any device that holds a bow at partial or full draw. Except
musket. In addition, the muzzleloading rifle or musket must be: handicapped hunters possessing a permit may use a device that
• Capable of being loaded only from the muzzle. holds a bow at partial or full draw. (Applications for the use of
• Equipped with only open or peep sights. Scopes and any devices holding a bow at partial or full draw by handicapped
electronics are prohibited. hunters are available at Fish and Game offices).
• Loaded only with loose black powder, loose Pyrodex, or other • Except handicapped hunters possessing a permit may use a
loose synthetic black powder. Pelletized powders are prohibited. crossbow. (Applications for the use of crossbows by handicapped
• Equipped with a single or double-barrel. hunters are available at Fish and Game offices).
• Loaded with a projectile that is within .010 inch of the bore
diameter. Sabots are prohibited.
• Loaded with a patched round ball or conical non-jacketed
projectile comprised wholly of lead or lead alloy.
• Equipped only with a flint, percussion cap or musket cap. 209
primers are prohibited.
• Equipped with an ignition system, in which any portion of the
cap is exposed or visible when the weapon is cocked and ready
to fire.

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Controlled Hunt Information
Controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited shall apply for both a Rocky Mountain and a California
number of permits, unlike a general season, which allows unlimited bighorn hunt the same year.
numbers of hunters. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of • Any person may obtain a Special Auction or Special Lottery
location and timing, and success rates are usually higher than general permit for bighorn sheep.
season hunts. Controlled hunt permits are allocated by a random • Any person may obtain a Super Hunt permit for moose.
drawing. • Any person who has killed a mountain goat in Idaho since 1977
may not apply for a mountain goat permit.
Applications • Any person whose name was drawn for a controlled hunt for
Key dates: mountain goat and who failed to harvest may not apply for any
• Moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep: April 1 – April 30. mountain goat permit for two years.
• Successful applicants will be notified by June 10.
Permits: No person may hunt in any controlled hunt without a valid
To apply, see instructions below. Controlled hunt applications may be controlled hunt permit and tag in their possession. In the event a
submitted at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game permit and tag is issued based on erroneous information the permit
office, by telephone at 1-800-554-8685 or 1-800-824-3729, or online will be invalidated by Idaho Fish and Game and may not be used. Fish
at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov (Rules for deer, elk, pronghorn and and Game will notify the permittee of the invalidation of the permit.
black bear controlled hunts are different and covered in their own The person will remain on the drawn list, and if there is a waiting
brochure and Website section.) period in a succeeding year, the person will be required to wait the
specified time period.
Notice: A person may apply for only one species. Any person
applying for any moose, bighorn sheep, or mountain goat hunt Nonresident Limitations: In controlled hunts with 10 or fewer
is prohibited from applying for any other big game controlled permits, not more than one nonresident permit will be issued.
hunt in the same year. Except: They may apply for a controlled Nonresident hunters are limited to no more than 10 percent of the
depredation hunt for deer, elk, or antelope, a controlled black bear total number of controlled hunt permits for each species. (In Idaho,
hunt, or leftover deer, elk or antelope controlled hunt permit, an special bighorn sheep permits available by auction and lottery are not
unlimited controlled hunt, or extra deer, elk, antelope, or turkey included in the 10 percent limitation.)
hunt.
In controlled hunts with more than 10 permits, not more than 10
Eligibility percent of the permits will be issued to nonresidents.
Any person possessing a valid hunting license is eligible to apply for
controlled hunts subject to the following restrictions: Requirements: Only one application per person or group will be
• Holders of a Nongame Hunting License only may not apply for accepted for the same species. Additional applications for the same
any controlled hunt. person or group for the same species will result in all applicants being
• Any person may apply for one permit for antlered moose or one declared ineligible.
permit for antlerless moose. • Applications for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat
• Any person whose name was drawn on a controlled hunt for controlled hunts may be made by telephone, at a license vendor,
moose may not apply for any controlled moose permit except or online. The controlled hunt worksheet (opposite page) and fees
leftover permits for a period of two years. may be sent by mail to any Fish and Game office. Applications
• Any person who has harvested an antlered moose in Idaho may must be postmarked no later than April 30. The application
not apply for any moose permit except an anterless permit. Any period begins April l.
person who has harvested an antlerless moose in Idaho may not • Any person may apply for a moose Super Hunt permit.
apply for any moose permit except an antlered moose permit
• Any person may apply for a leftover moose, bighorn sheep, or Fees
mountain goat permit. Resident controlled hunt fees for bighorn sheep, mountain goat or
• Any person whose name was drawn for any controlled hunt for moose tag, permit and application fee: $180.75.
either subspecies of bighorn sheep may not apply for any bighorn
sheep permit for two years. Nonresident controlled hunt fees for bighorn sheep, mountain goat
• Any person who has killed a California bighorn ram or Rocky or moose tag, permit and application fee: $1,765.75.
Mountain bighorn ram, on any controlled hunt in Idaho may not
apply for a permit for the same species, except any person who These fees include a nonrefundable application fee of $6.25; $1 of
has killed a California bighorn ram south of Interstate Highway this fee may be designated for the Citizens Against Poaching program.
84 since 1974 and is otherwise eligible, may apply for a Rocky Application, permit and tag fees must be included with applications
Mountain bighorn ram permit for any hunt north of Interstate for trophy species.
Highway 84. Any person, who has killed a Rocky Mountain
bighorn ram north of Interstate Highway 84 since 1974 and is A single payment, either cashier’s check, money order, certified check,
otherwise eligible, may apply for a California bighorn ram permit or personal check, may be submitted to cover fees for all applications
for any hunt south of Interstate Highway 84. in the same envelope when using the controlled hunt worksheet
• No person applying for a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and applying by mail. If a payment is insufficient to cover fees, all
controlled hunt as a first choice shall apply for a California applications will be voided. Do not mail cash.
bighorn sheep controlled hunt as a second choice. No person

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Application Instructions
To complete the Application/Worksheet: Enter your first and second or at a vendor, or mail it with the proper fees to any Fish and Game
(optional) choice controlled hunt number. Enter the complete hunt office.
number, not the unit number. All hunt numbers are four digits and
do not correspond to unit numbers. These numbers are found in the Take your time. Make sure your application and receipt are
first column (left side) of the controlled hunt tables. The hunt numbers accurate, complete and legible: Individual or group applications that
are subject to change so be sure to use the current brochure. are unreadable, have incomplete or incorrect hunt or license numbers,
or lack the required information or fee will be declared void and will
Enter your date of birth and complete 11-digit hunting license number. not be entered in the drawing. All applications will be considered final.
If you would like to designate $1 of your application fee to Citizens Any person desiring to change an application that is submitted may
Against Poaching, you can indicate that on the right side of the cancel the application at any Fish and Game office or headquarters.
worksheet. Use the worksheet as reference when applying by phone You have to pay the application fee again when re-applying.

Application Fees
Resident Controlled Hunt Fees Nonresident Controlled Hunt Fees
For moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goat, permit and application For moose bighorn sheep or mountain goat, permit and application
fee: $180.75* fee: $1,765.75*
*Fee includes nonrefundable $6.25 controlled hunt application fee.

Controlled Hunt Worksheet/Application


Applications can be submitted electronically at any Fish and Game license vendor. Applications can be made using your credit card by
calling 1-800-55HUNT5 or 1-800-824-3729. Internet applications can be made on the Fish and Game web site at http://fishandgame.idaho.
gov. The charge for processing phone-in applications is 3 percent of the transaction plus $5.50; the charge for Internet applications is 3
percent of the transaction plus $3.50. Controlled hunt worksheets can be mailed with proper fees to any Fish and Game office (see page 2).
Application fee is $6.25 per person.

Use this worksheet to speed up the application process. Fill in the blanks with your hunting license and controlled hunt numbers before you
apply. Group Applicants: Two hunters may apply on the same application for turkey, spring and fall bear, moose, sheep, goat, Canada goose,
or sandhill crane. Up to four hunters may apply on the same application for deer, elk, or pronghorn.

How Many Hunters Are Applying?


DESIGNATE $1 OF FEE TO C.A.P.?
(Citizens Against Poaching)
(Single application for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, moose, goat, sheep, Canada goose, sandhill crane, or turkey)
Yes No
NAME #1
Date of Birth
LICENSE NUMBER
(Group application for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, moose, goat, sheep, Canada goose, sandhill crane, or turkey)
NAME #2
Date of Birth
LICENSE NUMBER

1st Choice Hunt Number 2nd Choice Hunt Number


Controlled Hunt Applicants: Use this form for one species application only.
You may photocopy this form.
continued . . .

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Application Hours: Applications may be processed over the All applicants will receive either a permit and tag or a refund
telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, April 1 through check by mail no later than June 10. If purchases are made with
midnight April 30. a credit card, you will not receive a refund check, but a credit to
your account by July 1. Refund amounts are resident: $174.50; and
Telephone Applications: Applications for controlled hunts for nonresident: $1,759.50. If you do not receive one of these by July 1,
moose, bighorn sheep, or mountain goat can be placed over the please call Fish and Game at 208-334-3717, or write to P.O. Box 25,
phone by calling 1-800-55HUNT 5 (554-8685). Fees must be paid Boise, ID 83707.
by either Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Telephone applications are
processed by an independent contractor. The charge for processing Notice: Only tag/permit fees will be refunded; hunting license fees
telephone applications is 3 percent of the transaction ($4.94 for and application fees ($6.25) will not be refunded if you do not draw. If
residents and $45.44 for nonresidents) plus $5.50. These charges will applying by telephone, processing fees will not be refunded.
be explained by operators before the transaction is completed. This
fee is in addition to the $6.25 (per person, per species) nonrefundable Leftover Controlled Hunts
application fee and the tag fee. Any permits leftover after the first drawing will be offered in a second
drawing. Nonresident quotas and waiting period restrictions do not
Internet Applications: Application may be made on the Fish and apply in the second drawing or leftover sales.
Game Website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. Internet charge is
3 percent of the transaction plus $3.50. This fee is in addition to The application period for the second trophy species drawing will be
the $6.25 (per person, per species) nonrefundable application fee. June 15-25, with the drawing June 30. Any leftovers from the second
Applications may also be mailed to any Fish and Game office. drawing will go on sale July 10. Remember, application, permit and
tag fees must be included for trophy species. You may apply in the
Applications will be taken electronically at all Fish and Game license second trophy drawing, or purchase a leftover moose tag, even if you
vendor locations in Idaho, beginning April 1, through midnight April have previously harvested a moose in Idaho.
30, or the vendor’s normal closing time.
Leftover controlled hunt permits for moose, mountain goat and
Group Application is defined as two hunters applying for the same bighorn sheep go on sale July 10.
controlled hunt on the same form. Group applications will be accepted
for moose, sheep and goat controlled hunts. Both hunters must comply Overpayment: Overpayment of fees of more than $5 for moose,
with all rules and complete the application form properly. Both must bighorn sheep, and mountain goat applications will be refunded.
abide by the same first and second choice hunts. Overpayments of $5 or less will not be refunded and will be retained
by Fish and Game.
Notification • Single or group applications which are not drawn for the first
Drawing results will be posted on the Fish and Game Website in choice hunt will automatically be entered into a second choice
early June. Look up results at http://fishandgame.idaho.govapps/ drawing, provided the second choice hunt applied for has not
ch/results.cfm. been filled.
• Unfilled (leftover) controlled hunts: See Big Game Rules.
It is the hunter’s responsibility to verify results.

Roads, Trails, Motor Vehicles and Wildlife


What You Need to Know were lightly used in the past. Conflicts also occur because some
Motor vehicles, from pickups and SUVs to motorcycles and ATVs, people select areas closed to motor vehicles for hunting and are
have changed hunting and some of those changes have created upset when these rules are violated by others.
challenges for hunters, land managers and wildlife. Consider the • Cross-country travel with motor vehicles can create a network
following: of new travel ways that cause erosion, spread noxious weeds,
• Roads that are open to motor vehicles increase access into big and damage fish and wildlife habitats. Much of this cross-
game habitat, and, as a result, the number of hunters increases. country travel occurs during the hunting season. To reduce
Generally, the number of hunters in an area is directly related to these impacts, Idaho’s land and wildlife managers ask all
the number of roads. hunters using motorized vehicles to stay on roads and trails and
• The combination of more hunters and their increased mobility use designated routes where they are established. Do not travel
in roaded areas increases the vulnerability of deer and elk to cross-country with a motor vehicle.
harvest. Deer and elk in a heavily roaded area are more likely
to be killed during the hunting season, and for that reason these Look for Designated Routes on Public Lands
areas have fewer old bulls or bucks. It also means that hunting • The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have
seasons have to be shorter to prevent over harvest. already established designated routes in several areas of Idaho.
• Research shows that slow moving vehicles on primitive roads Please pay attention to the travel system in the areas you hunt.
and trails are more disturbing to elk than fast moving vehicles on
highways. Slow moving vehicles traveling cross-country have For more information about travel management on Idaho’s Federal
the same effect. Deer and elk often flee from the sound of motor lands, contact these offices or websites:
vehicles and may leave the area. • U.S. Forest Service 208-373-4007 website: www.fs.fed.us.
• The number of ATVs in Idaho has increased fivefold since 1994; • Bureau of Land Management 208-373-4007 website: www.
in 2005 more than 90,000 off-highway vehicles were registered id.blm.gov.
in the state. Most people who own ATVs use them for hunting.
• Conflicts occur where ATVs have increased access into areas that

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Access management helps wildlife and hunters. Please observe Exceptions. This use restriction rule shall not apply to the following
established road closures and access restrictions. Report road closure permissible motorized vehicle uses:
violations by calling 1-800-632-5999, or any Idaho Fish and Game, a. Holders of a valid Handicapped Person’s Motor Vehicle Hunting
BLM or U.S. Forest Service office. Permit may use a motorized vehicle as allowed by the land owner
or manager.
Idaho’s Motorized Vehicle Restriction b. Hunters may use a motorized vehicle to retrieve downed game if
Wisely managing roads, trails and motor vehicles will: such travel is allowed by the land owner or manager.
• Yield more old bucks and bulls. c. Hunters may use a motorized vehicle to pack camping equipment
• Permit more hunting opportunity. in or out if such travel is allowed by the land owner or manager,
• Allow longer seasons. but hunters may not hunt while packing camping equipment.
• Decrease erosion. d. Private landowners, their authorized agents and persons with
• Reduce conflicts. written landowner permission, may use a motorized vehicle on
• Reduce damage to habitat and the spread of noxious weeds. their private land, but they may not hunt from or by the use of
Best of all, it will make hunting better. any motorized vehicle.

Remember! Restricted Areas and Hunts. This motorized vehicle use restriction
• Observe road closures and access restrictions. applies to identified areas and hunts in all big game management units.
• Say no to cross-country travel. Hunts and areas with a motorized vehicle use restriction are identified
• Stay on roads and trails open to motorized travel. in each big game seasons.
• Use designated routes where they’re established. Defined Terms
• Follow Idaho’s Motorized Vehicle Restriction Rule. a. A full-sized automobile is any motorized vehicle with a gross
weight in excess of 1,500 pounds.
Motorized Vehicle Restriction Rule b. An established roadway is as any road built, maintained,
The Fish and Game Commission has adopted motor vehicle use approved or designated by any government entity or private
restrictions while hunting big game and upland game to resolve many landowner for the purpose of travel by full-sized automobiles.
hunters’ concerns about off-road travel. The restricted units are 29, 30, An established roadway shows evidence of repeated use by full-
30A, 32, 32A, 36A, 37, 37A, 39 (muzzleloader), 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, sized automobiles, and may include a traveled way of natural
51, 52, 52A (muzzleloader), 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 59A, 66, 69, 70, 72 earth with depressed wheel tracks and little or no vegetation in
(late season), 73, 75, 77, and 78. the tracks.
c. A hunter is a person engaged in the activity of hunting as defined
Motorized Vehicle Use Restrictions in Idaho Code Section 36-202(j).
The use of motorized vehicles by hunters as an aid to hunting big
game and upland game animals is restricted in certain areas. This Highway rights-of-way: The entire width between the boundary
use restriction is in addition to all federal, state and local laws, rules, lines of every highway publicly maintained when any part is open to
regulations, ordinances and orders; including, but not limited to, any the use of the public for vehicular travel, with jurisdiction extending
motorized vehicle licensing, registration, and permitting requirements to the adjacent property line, including sidewalks, shoulders, berms
and traffic laws. Hunters must comply with all motorized vehicle and rights-of-way not intended for motorized traffic. No person shall
limits or prohibitions instituted by the landowner or land manager. shoot from a public highway or discharge any firearm from or across a
Also, this use restriction rule is not an exception from, and is in public highway.
addition to, the statutory prohibition against hunting from or by the
use of any motorized vehicle set forth in Idaho Code Section 36- Special Vehicle Restrictions
1101(b)(1). State and federal agencies and private landowners have established
road closures in key big game areas to protect deer and elk
Use Restriction. In designated areas and hunts, hunters may use populations. Please check with regional Fish and Game, U.S. Forest
motorized vehicles only on established roadways that are open Service, or Bureau of Land Management offices for information
to motorized traffic and capable of being traveled by full-sized regarding vehicle restrictions on roads, trails, and unroaded areas.
automobiles. Any other use by hunters is prohibited. All off-road use
by hunters is prohibited.

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Licenses, Permits and Fees
To Buy a License, Tag or Permit:
 In person, go to any Idaho Fish and Game office or license Your Social Security Number is Safe: The 1998 Idaho Legislature
vendor throughout the state. required that all applicants for licenses issued by the state, including
 By credit card, within the United States call 1-800-554-8685, hunting or fishing licenses, tags and permits, must give their Social
1-800-824-3729. Outside the U.S., use the Internet or mail. Security number for a license or permit to be issued. The Idaho
 On the Internet, go online to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. A Privacy Law protects your Social Security number. It is considered
service fee is added for this transaction. confidential, will not be printed on your license and will not be given
 Commercial licenses, duplicate tags, documents that require to any private person or organization.
proof of disability, lifetime licenses, and bear baiting permits may
purchased only at Fish and Game offices. Residency Requirements
When buying licenses by telephone, the buyer, on request, will be Residents and Nonresidents: To buy hunting and fishing licenses
assigned a validation number that may be used in lieu of the actual with a VISA or MasterCard, call 1-800-55HUNT5, 1-800-824-3729
license for 14 days from the date of issue. When this number is used, or go to the Fish and Game Website at http://fishandgame.idaho.
the person must carry their driver’s license or identification card. A gov, 24 hours a day. Residents must have an Idaho driver’s license to
validation number may not be used in lieu of a tag. Purchasers must verify residency. The information must be read exactly as it appears
wait until tags or permits arrive. on the license. Most licenses will be valid for use immediately. Some
tags and permits are also available from these sources. The charge
Any license, tag or permit that is defaced or altered is invalid from for processing phone-in applications is 3 percent of the transaction
the date and time of issue. It is unlawful to use or attempt to use any plus $5.50; the charge for Internet applications is 3 percent of the
license that has been defaced or altered. transaction plus $3.50. Call 208-334-3700 for more information.

Sale Dates: Most licenses and tags go on sale December 1 of each Resident:
year, but resident deer, elk and pronghorn tags are not available until Proof of residency is required to buy any resident license. A resident is
after the controlled hunt drawings are done. All licenses are valid only anyone who has been domiciled in this state with a bona fide intent to
for the calendar year for which they are issued. make this his place of permanent abode, for a period of not less than
six (6) months immediately preceding the date of application for any
Hunter and Bowhunter Education license, tag or permit. A senior resident is anyone over 65 who has
• To buy a hunting license, all hunters must show proof that they lived in the state at least five years immediately preceding the date of
have completed a hunter education course if they were born on application for a senior license or tag.
or after January 1, 1975, unless they have held a hunting license
from Idaho or another state. A driver must prove residency with a valid Idaho driver’s license.
• To buy an archery permit, all bowhunters must possess a valid Nondrivers may use other suitable proof of residency, such as an
hunting license and show proof they have completed an approved Idaho Identification Card issued by the Department of Transportation,
bowhunter education course or show evidence of having been or two documents bearing his or her name and address, not issued by
licensed for an archery-only hunt in Idaho or another state, or himself or herself, such as rent receipts or mortgage statements for
complete an affidavit to that effect. the previous six months, home utility bills for the previous six months,
• The Hunter Education Course includes 15-17 class hours plus a notarized statement from an employer on business letterhead, or
a two- to four-hour range and live-fire exercise. The curriculum proof of voter registration dated six months prior, or in the case of a
includes training in firearms safety, basic archery safety, hunting child under 18, identification from a parent. A previous year’s hunting,
ethics, wildlife management, conservation, survival, regulations fishing or trapping license is not proof of residency.
and a final written exam.
• The Bowhunter Education Course averages 12 class hours A member of the military of the United States or of a foreign country,
plus a field exercise. Subjects include bowhunting equipment, or a member of the Idaho National or Air National Guard, together
techniques, safety, shot placement, ethics, treestand safety, with spouse and children under 18 residing in his or her household, on
outdoor preparedness and the state final exam. active duty and permanently stationed in Idaho for 30 days preceding
• Independent study courses include a Workbook Option and an application shall be eligible to buy a resident license, as long as such
Internet-based course for hunter education and internet-based assignment continues.
course for bowhunter education as alternatives to the traditional
classroom courses for students 10 years or older. There is a Idaho residents, who are in the U.S. military and maintain Idaho as
small additional cost for the Internet courses that is paid directly their official state of residence, together with spouse and children
to the course provider. All independent study courses require under 18 residing in his or her household, shall be eligible to buy a
the successful completion of an additional six- to seven-hour resident license. The service person himself or herself is eligible to
scheduled field day. Course and registration information can buy a furlough license from any vendor while on leave. Other permits
be found on the Hunter Education Program page of the Idaho and validations must be attached as required.
Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/
education/hunter_ed/ or obtained from a regional Fish and Game Nonresident:
office. Individuals planning to participate in fall hunts are urged You are considered a nonresident if you:
to register for a course early in the year and before June 30. The • File income taxes as a resident in another state.
number of classes and independent study course field days • File a homeowner’s exemption in another state.
available becomes limited because of a decrease in instructor • Have a driver’s license in another state.
availability close to and during the hunting season. Individuals • Register to vote in another state.
with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations or
obtain additional information by contacting the Fish and Game Owning real property or paying property taxes within the state of
State Hunter Education Coordinator’s office, 600 S. Walnut St. Idaho is not a qualification for residency. No one can claim Idaho
Boise, ID 83707, phone 208-334-3746, or toll free at 1-866- resident privileges while claiming resident privileges in another state,
285-1544 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 except military personnel.
(TDD) or email: rfritz@idfg.idaho.gov.

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License, Tag and Permit Fees

The amounts listed include all permits and application fees as of Elk**..........................................................................................16.50
January 1, 2008. Fees may change without notice. Licenses, permits, Bear**..........................................................................................6.75
validations and tags expire December 31. Second Bear**.............................................................................6.75
General Turkey***.....................................................................10.75
Idaho Residents Extra Turkey *** ......................................................................10.75
(See requirement page 36) Controlled Hunts
Adult licenses: Controlled Hunt Application . .................................................... 6.25
18 years of age and older Controlled Hunt Permit . .............................................................7.75
Sportsman’s Package*...........................................................$117.25
Combination Hunting and Fishing.............................................33.50 Notes:
Disabled Combination * The sportsman’s package includes deer, elk, turkey, bear and
(SSI, SSDI, DAV-See special permit information below) ..........5.00 mountain lion tags, and archery, muzzleloader, salmon, and steelhead
Military Leave Combination . ...................................................17.50 permits, and combination license.
Hunting .....................................................................................12.75 ** Must have a Senior combination or hunting license, a Junior
Fishing ......................................................................................25.75 combination or hunting license, or a DAV license.
Disabled Fishing (See special permit information below)...........5.00 *** Must have a Senior combination or hunting license, a Junior
Military Leave Fishing .............................................................17.50 combination or hunting license, or a DAV license, or a Youth Small
Trapping (See note page 38)......................................................26.75 Game hunting license.
Taxidermist/Furbuyer - 1 year...................................................40.00 **** Available only at Idaho Fish and Game offices. Disability must
Taxidermist/Furbuyer - 5 year.................................................176.75 be certified by a medical doctor on a Fish and Game form.
Youth licenses 10 – 17 years
Sportsman’s Package*.......................................................... $117.25 Special Resident Permits
Junior Combination (14-17).....................................................$17.50 Anyone certified as eligible for federal supplemental income (SSI),
Junior Hunting (12-17)................................................................7.25 social security disability income (SSDI), railroad retirement board
Junior Fishing (14-17)...............................................................13.75 disability, a nonservice-connected veteran’s pension, or a service
Youth Small Game Hunting (10-11)............................................7.25 connected veteran’s disability benefit with 40 percent or more
Trapping (See note page 38) .......................................................7.25 disability, may qualify for a “disabled” license. Bring current year
Senior license 65 years and older (five years residency prior to documentation when applying. Disabled licenses may be purchased at
license purchase required) Fish and Game offices, selected license vendors (http://fishandgame.
Combination, Hunting or Fishing .............................................11.75 idaho.gov/apps/vendors/ for list), and through the mail.

Permits and Validations Resident Lifetime License Certificates


Archery Permit . ........................................................................18.25 Regardless of your age, purchase of a lifetime license could be
Muzzleloader Permit..................................................................18.25 the best investment you ever make. Lifetime combination hunting
Hound Hunter Permit.................................................................12.75 and fishing licenses authorize all privileges associated with a
Bear Baiting Permit**** ..........................................................12.75 corresponding annual license. These licenses are valid for the lifetime
Wildlife Management Area Pheasant . ..................................... 23.75 of the license holder and are available to all residents of Idaho. If a
Sage/Sharptail Grouse Permit......................................................1.75 lifetime certificate holder moves out of Idaho, they will continue to
Migratory Bird Permit..................................................................1.75 receive an annual license, but they will have to pay nonresident tag
Handicapped Archery Permit**** . ............................................1.75 and permit fees. The lifetime certificate does not include tags and
Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit**** . ..................................1.75 permits. Lifetime certificates can be purchased at Idaho Fish and
Salmon Permit ..........................................................................12.75 Game headquarters and regional offices.
Steelhead Permit ...................................................................... 12.75
Two-Pole Permit .......................................................................13.75 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Applicant Age Combination Hunting Fishing
0 - 1 year $795.50 $276.75 $601.75
Adult Tags 2 - 50 years $1,113.00 $386.75 $841.75
Deer........................................................................................... 19.75 51 and older $636.75 $221.75 $481.75
Elk..............................................................................................30.75 ________________________________________________________
Bear............................................................................................11.50
Second bear . .............................................................................11.50
Mountain lion............................................................................ 11.50
Second Mountain Lion.............................................................. 11.50 NOTE: Commercial licenses, duplicate tags, lifetime license (renewal
General Turkey...........................................................................19.75 beginning second year of ownership), bear baiting permits, and bobcat
Extra Turkey..............................................................................12.25 and otter pelt tags (pelts are tagged at regional offices and the Hunter
Pronghorn...................................................................................31.25 Education Center only) are available only at Idaho Fish and Game
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat (controlled hunt only, includes offices.
permit, tag and application fees) . ...........................................180.75
Youth, Senior, and DAV Tags** For licenses not listed, please visit our web page at:
Deer**......................................................................................$10.75 http://fishandgame.idaho.gov

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Extra Turkey*** .......................................................................10.75
Nonresident Controlled Hunts
(See requirement page 36) Controlled Hunt Application . ...................................................$6.25
Combination Hunting & Fishing ......................................... $199.75 Controlled Hunt Permit . .............................................................7.75
Hunting .................................................................................. 141.50
Small Game Hunting Notes:
(Not valid for the first 5 days of pheasant season. Valid for upland & * Anyone hunting with this license must be accompanied in the
migratory game birds, turkeys, cottontail, and snowshoe hare only; it field by an adult license holder close enough to be within normal
includes huntable furbearers and unprotected and predatory birds and conversation or hearing range without shouting or the aid of electronic
animals) . ...................................................................................81.75 devices.
Nongame Hunting (valid January to August)............................29.25 ** Must have a Junior Mentored hunting license. The accompanying
Shooting Preserve Hunting........................................................12.75 adult must have a tag(s) for the same species, valid in the same
Season Fishing...........................................................................82.00 area(s). The junior mentored deer tags are not valid for bear or
Daily Fishing (first day) ............................................................11.50 mountain lion. Price not valid for leftover nonresident deer or elk tags
Each consecutive day at initial purchased as second tags.
time of purchase add ...............................................................5.00 *** Must have a Junior Mentored hunting license or a Youth Small
Three-day Salmon/Steelhead (includes three-day general fishing Game hunting license.
license) ......................................................................................31.50 ****These licenses and permits are only available at Idaho Fish and
Trapping****(expires June 30)...............................................251.50 Game offices. Disability must be certified by a medical doctor on a
Taxidermist/Furbuyer**** Fish and Game form.
(expires June 30) .................................................................140.75
Junior Mentored & Youth Licenses Note: Nonresident lifetime license holders must buy tags at Fish and
Junior Mentored Hunting* (12-17)............................................$7.25 Game offices if nonresident deer and elk tags are sold out.
Youth Small Game Hunting* (10-11)..........................................7.25
Junior Fishing (under 18)...........................................................13.75 For licenses not listed, please visit our web page at:
Daily Fishing (first day).............................................................11.50 http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
Each consecutive day at initial
time of purchase add................................................................5.00
Three-day Salmon/Steelhead (includes three-day general fishing Super Hunt
license) ......................................................................................31.50
Permits and Validations The first Super Hunt ticket for each species costs $6; each additional
Archery Permit . ......................................................................$18.25 tickets for that species purchased at the same time costs $4 each.
Muzzleloader Permit..................................................................18.25
Hound Hunter Permit **** . ...................................................101.75 The first Super Hunt Combo ticket costs $20; each additional ticket
Bear Baiting Permit **** .........................................................12.75 purchased at the same time costs $16.
Wildlife Management Area Pheasant . ......................................23.75
Sage/Sharptail Grouse Permit......................................................1.75 __________________________________________________
Migratory Bird Permit ................................................................1.75
Handicapped Archery Permit**** . ............................................1.75
Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit**** . ..................................1.75 .
Salmon Permit............................................................................12.75
Steelhead Permit........................................................................12.75
Two-Pole Permit .......................................................................13.75
Adult Tags
Deer (Regular or White-tailed)..............................................$258.50
Elk ...........................................................................................372.50
Bear..........................................................................................151.75
Reduced Bear.............................................................................31.75
Second Bear...............................................................................31.75
Mountain Lion ........................................................................151.75
Reduced Mountain Lion ...........................................................31.75
Second Mountain Lion...............................................................31.75
Turkey........................................................................................67.50
Extra Turkey .............................................................................67.50
Pronghorn.................................................................................258.50
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat (Controlled hunt only,
includes permit, tag, and application fees)......................... $1,765.75
Junior Mentored Tags**
Deer (Regular, White-tailed)**................................................$10.75
Elk**..........................................................................................16.50
Bear**..........................................................................................6.75
Second bear** . .......................................................................... 6.75
Turkey***..................................................................................10.75

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