The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently set an antler gathering closure starting Jan. 1, 2024 and running through April 14, 2024 in the Upper Snake and Southeast Regions. The closure will only take place on public land, and activities other than antler hunting will not be affected.
Residents needing a license, tag or permit should plan to buy them before or after Dec. 1. High demand for nonresident deer and elk tags has caused significant system slowness in prior years, and in an effort to streamline the Dec. 1 nonresident sale, resident items will be unavailable. Fish and Game hopes that this will avoid any frustrations from resident buyers who would likely face long lines, and/or delays when attempting to buy during the sale.
From tags sales to season openers, there’s a lot happening in Idaho next month that you should be aware of. Staying in the loop can be the difference between applying for that coveted controlled hunt tag and watching from the sidelines. Be sure to stay up to date on all Fish and Game happenings. Here are some important dates to help you plan for the month.
Taking pride in your firearm is part of being a responsible hunter. You’ll feel a lot better heading into the off season or reaching for that trusty firearm come next season with a clean, well-taken care of rifle or shotgun sitting in your safe. Maintain a properly cared for firearm and it will have your back for many more hunts in the future.
The third wave of steelhead will be stocked in the Boise River on Monday, Nov. 27. This will be the final batch for the year and will consist of approximately 130 fish, meaning about 25 steelhead will be released at each site.