COVID-19 Information

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has established this page to provide information about agency program changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to updated guidance from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for public events, Idaho Fish and Game has canceled several events and limited access to facilities such as hatcheries. Cancellations are limited to specific events and traditional hunting and fishing seasons remain unaffected. 

Stages of Reopening Resource
Rebound Idaho

Last Update: Sept 4, 2020

 

 

More information will be updated as it becomes available.

 

Changes to Idaho Fish and Game Seasons and Rules

 

Changes to Idaho Fish and Game Services

The following services may be delayed or changed.

  • Fish and Game license services opened at regional offices on May 18
    • Expect social distancing requirements and limitations on lobby capacity
  • All other services available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Call an office to schedule an appointment for the following:
      • Sale of outfitter tags
      • Checking in harvested black bears, mountain lions, and wolves per big game regulations. [Some offices accepting walk-ins]
      • License service for high-risk and elderly individuals
  • Fish and Game offices will no longer accept cash payments starting March 30.
    • Only debit cards and checks will be accepted at offices. 
  • "Tag You're It" fish tag rewards may be delayed

 

Changes at Idaho Fish and Game Facilities

The following changes have taken place at Idaho Fish and Game facilities.

RECENT CHANGES

  • MK Nature Center (Boise)
    • Expect changes for social distancing and other guidelines
    • Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
    • Grounds remain open every day, sunrise to sunset
    • License desk open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Farragut Shooting Range reopened on June 13.
    • Expect changes for social distancing
  • Black's Creek Shooting Range reopened on June 13.
    • Expect changes for social distancing
  • The Boise River WMA archery range is open.

ORIGINAL CHANGES

  • Fish and Game offices opened license services on May 18.
    • Expect social distancing requirements and limitations on lobby capacity
  • All other services available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Call an office to schedule an appointment for the following:
      • Sale of outfitter tags
      • Checking in harvested black bears, mountain lions, and wolves per big game regulations
  • No public access at fish hatcheries
    • Does not apply to adjacent public fishing waters
    • Until further notice
  • No public meetings at Idaho Fish and Game offices
    • Until further notice
    • Including third-party reservations
    • Regional offices remain open

Changes to Idaho Fish and Game Events

These events have had recent changes or are no longer canceled.

The following events, will be modified or canceled until further notice. Click each event for more information.

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Licenses, Permits, Tags, and Controlled Hunt Applications

We highly encourage people to purchase licenses, tags, and permits online, as well as apply for controlled hunts online. 

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