Hunting in Idaho runs the spectrum from plentiful upland game to highly coveted trophy species.

Seasons in Idaho are generally structured to provide a wide variety of hunting experiences with a strong emphasis on opportunity.

To hunt in Idaho you will need:

  • a hunting license
  • a tag for big game species and turkey
  • to take a hunter education class if born after January 1, 1975

If you’ve never purchased a hunting license in Idaho, or any other state, and you’re 8 years of age or older, you are eligible for our Hunting Passport program.




California Quail | Chukar and Grey Partridge | Grouse - Dusky, Ruffed, Spruce, Sage, Sharp-tailed | Pheasant | Turkey


Rabbit and Hare | Beaver | River Otter | Mink | Marten | Muskrat | Red Fox | Skunk | Badger | Bobcat | Coyote | Weasel | Raccoon | Wolf


Girls with Fire
Forest Grouse Primer
Hunting the Sagebrush Sea

Our Applications

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Access Yes!

Access Yes! is a program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

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Hunt Planner

The Idaho Hunt Planner is an interactive search and mapping engine for hunting regulations.

Related Links

Beginner’s Guide to Hunting

The basics of hunting, getting started, what you need, hunter education, etc.

Hunting Passport

Idaho’s Hunting Passport is a component of Fish and Game’s mentored hunting program. It allows any first-time hunter, resident or nonresident, age 8 and older to try hunting for one year with an adult mentor without first having to complete an Idaho hunter education course.