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Idaho Fish and Game

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


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

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