Establish uniform requirements for game bird tag validation and attachment


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Status of Rulemaking

This proposed rule is published in the September 2, 2020, Idaho Administrative Bulletin.

A public comment period was open from September 2 to September 23, 2020. 


This rulemaking was initiated to do the following:

  • Establish the same validation and attachment requirements for all game birds that require a tag.
    • This will provide consistency among game bird tags and simplify validation requirements for the hunting public.
  • Eliminate permit requirements for grouse (i.e., sage-grouse) if a game tag is required by statute, in the future.
    • This would simplify licensing requirements for the hunting public and help wildlife managers improve sage-grouse population management.
  • Establish harvest report requirements for swan.
    • Mandatory reporting is necessary to determine species and age of birds harvested.
    • This is a condition that needs to be met for Idaho to hold a swan hunt.
Documents and References
Last Updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Primary Contact: 

Paul Kline 
Deputy Director
Idaho Fish and Game
600 S. Walnut Street
P.O. Box 25
Boise, ID 83707
(208) 334-3771
Fax: (208) 334-4885