From tags sales to general season openers, there’s a lot happening in Idaho during April 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 you should know to help you plan.
4/1 – ON SALE: Leftover black bear controlled hunt tags (if available)
4/1 – OPEN: Moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat application period (Click here for more information.)
4/8 – OPEN: Youth general turkey season (Read more about turkey hunting tips and safety)
4/13 - Fish & Game Commission Conference Call at 9 a.m. MDT (See more information)
4/15 – OPEN: General black bear/turkey season in most of the state
4/20 – Returned nonresident tag sale at 10 a.m. MDT
4/22 – OPEN: Spring Chinook salmon fishing
4/30 – CLOSED: Moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat application period
4/30 – CLOSED: Spring steelhead season closes (on remaining waters; although most waters close on 4/30, the Little Salmon remains open until May 15 and Hells Canyon Reservoir is open until May 31.)
Note: Hunters, anglers and trappers should always double check the seasons and rules booklets to confirm opening and closing dates, as well as restrictions and rules pertaining to individual species.