Spring controlled turkey hunt application period runs Feb. 1 through March 1

Hunters who are hoping to participate in a spring controlled turkey hunt have the rest of February to apply. The application period opened on Friday, Feb. 1, and runs through March 1. Results will be made available by March 20.

Hunters may apply at any hunting and fishing license vendor or Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling (800) 554-8685; or online. A 2019 Idaho hunting license is required to apply.

There is a nonrefundable application fee of $6.25 for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents. Only one application per person or group will be accepted. Additional applications will result in all applications being declared ineligible.

There are 16 controlled hunts across the state for spring turkey, including seven youth-only hunts. Here's more information about spring turkey hunts.

Junior hunters must be between the ages of 10 and 17 to participate in controlled youth hunts, but a 9-year-old may buy a junior license to apply for a controlled hunt, provided the hunter is 10 years old at the time of the hunt they are applying for.

A turkey hunter must have a controlled hunt permit and a general tag to hunt in a controlled hunt, and can only harvest one bird per controlled hunt permit. An extra tag may not be used with a controlled hunt permit.