In 2017 an access depredation fee was added to the purchase of annual hunting, fishing, combination or trapping licenses. This money is used to fund wildlife depredation compensation and prevention. It is also used to fund sportsmen access programs similar to Access Yes!
To prevent damage and reduce future depredation claims, fencing materials have been purchased to help prevent depredations by elk, deer, and pronghorn. Fencing materials are provided to landowners who then build 8 foot high fences around their hay stacks. This provides a long term solution for reducing wildlife damage and subsequent damage claims. Funding is also used to compensate landowners for agricultural damages caused by Idaho's wildlife herds.
Follow the link for more information on wildlife damage prevention and compensation https://idfg.idaho.gov/conservation/big-game-depredation
Access Yes! funding provides increased access to private property across the state. In 2017, Access Yes! opened 371,707 acres of private land and provided access to 549,635 acres of public land for hunters, anglers, and trappers.
Follow the link for more information on the Access Yes! program https://idfg.idaho.gov/yes