News

  • Yellowstone elk

    June 5 is last day to apply for big game controlled hunts

    Hunters have until midnight Monday, June 5 to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.

    Apply now

  • new super hunt

    First Super Hunt drawing deadline is May 31

    Hunters hoping to enter Idaho’s first Super Hunt drawing have through May 31 to apply.

    With every entry in Fish and Game's Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands.

    The first drawing will be for eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn, and one moose hunt. One Super Hunt Combo entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for all four species - elk, deer, pronghorn and moose. Winners will be notified by June 10.

  • Yellowstone elk

    Big game controlled hunt application period begins

    The application period for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts begins May 1 and runs through June 5.

    Apply now

  • Commission Decisions on Weiser and Sawtooth Elk Hunts

    On March 16, the IDFG commission set the 2017 & 2018 big game hunting seasons. Many hunters have called to ask about changes to the Weiser and Sawtooth elk zones. Those are summarized here:

    Weiser Zone

  • Bull elk

    Fish and Game seeks comments on 2017 and 2018 big game seasons

    Idaho Fish and Game plans several open house meetings around the state during February to collect public comments on the 2017 and 2018 proposed seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion.   

    Interested individuals can visit with department personnel concerning the proposed seasons and provide their written comments by attending any of the below meetings.

    Panhandle Region

  • Elk found dead in Challis and North Fork after eating poisonous yew

    In two separate events, a total of eight elk were found dead in the Salmon Region after apparent poisoning from eating Japanese yew, a common yet toxic landscaping shrub. 

    “Three elk were reported by a sportsman near North Fork and five elk were found on and adjacent to the golf course in Challis” said Greg Painter, Fish and Game wildlife manager. 

Unprotected Wildlife