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Idaho Fish and Game

large bull elk in grass at Craig mountain

Big game rules available online


The Idaho big game hunting brochure for 2019 and 2020 seasons is now available online on Fish and Game's website.

View Big Game Seasons

Hunters are reminded that spring 2019 bear and wolf hunts and rules are in the 2017-18 rules booklet .

The 2019-20 brochure, which contains seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf, will be available in print at license vendors and Fish and Game offices by May 1.

Hunters should note that the Idaho Hunt Planner does not yet reflect the new seasons and rules, but will be updated by mid-April.

Here is a summary of some of the specific changes that the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved during their March  meeting in Boise, and a look back at the elk and deer harvest statistics from the 2018 hunting season.

Applications for controlled hunts for deer, elk, pronghorn and fall black bear runs May 1 through June 5. Hunters are reminded that controlled hunt applications are not accepted via mail.