Rulemaking Process

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is authorized to establish seasons and rules.

Seasons

Setting the season includes setting season timing and length, species and sex of animal (or fish), size of animal, and number of animals. Season regulations do not require legislative approval.

Rules

All other rules passed by the Commission, such as legal equipment definitions, controlled hunt requirements, allowable method of take, and tag quotas are considered rules and must be adopted following the Idaho Administrative Procedure Act, including approval by the Idaho Legislature whose guidance is that formal negotiated rulemaking should be followed whenever feasible.

Public comment is an important part of rule development and will be used to determine feasibility of negotiated rulemaking. Please be aware that public comments will become part of the official public record. If you are interested in providing comments on one or more of the following proposals, you may do so by submitting your comments in writing to the person identified as the primary contact.

News

Idaho Code

Idaho laws pertaining to Fish and Game are contained in Title 36 of Idaho Code.

The Idaho Code is made available on the Internet by the Idaho Legislature as a public service. This Internet version of the Idaho Code may not be used for commercial purposes, nor may this database be published or repackaged for commercial sale without express written permission.

Administrative Rules

The Administrative Rules are made available on the Internet by the Office of Administrative Rules, Idaho Department of Administration. Official copies of the Administrative Rules must be obtained through the Office of Administrative Rules.

Administrative Bulletin

Rulemaking

Proposed Rule(Comment period closed)

Docket: 13-0000-2000F

Docket: 13-0000-2000F
Rulemaking Primary Contact

Omnibus Rulemaking: Docket No. 13-0000-2000F - Proposed Fee Rulemaking

Docket: 13-0000-2000F

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Docket: 13-0104-2002

Docket: 13-0104-2002
Rulemaking Primary Contact

Provide Commission authority to limit nonresident disabled veteran deer and elk tags

Docket: 13-0104-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Landowner Appreciation Program tag application period

Docket: 13-0104-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Docket: 13-0108-2001

Docket: 13-0108-2001
Rulemaking Primary Contact

One-year waiting period for successful pronghorn controlled hunt tag applicants

Docket: 13-0108-2001

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Docket: 13-0109-2002

Docket: 13-0109-2002
Rulemaking Primary Contact

Establish uniform requirements for game bird tag validation and attachment

Docket: 13-0109-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Designate two special waterfowl hunting days for veterans and active military personnel

Docket: 13-0109-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Provide Commission authority to set a later season start date for nonresident participation in pheasant seasons

Docket: 13-0109-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Simplify turkey tag options offered to hunters

Docket: 13-0109-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Docket: 13-0116-2002

Docket: 13-0116-2002
Rulemaking Primary Contact

Establish additional limits on dry ground sets using body-gripping traps

Docket: 13-0116-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Simplify rules associated with the use of bait for trapping furbearing and predatory animals

Docket: 13-0116-2002

Comment period:

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Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Temporary Rulemaking

Docket: 13-0104-2003

Docket: 13-0104-2003
Rulemaking Primary Contact

Provide Commission authority to limit nonresident disabled veteran deer and elk tags

Docket: 13-0104-2003

Comment period:

Learn more

Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Docket: 13-0109-2004

Docket: 13-0109-2004
Rulemaking Primary Contact

Designate two special waterfowl hunting days for veterans and active military personnel

Docket: 13-0109-2004

Comment period:

Learn more

Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov

Establish uniform requirements for game bird tag validation and attachment

Docket: 13-0109-2004

Comment period:

Learn more

Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
rules@idfg.idaho.gov