Hunting Seasons and Rules

 Notice: Fees may change. It is your responsibility to be aware of changes since these seasons and rules were printed. Please see the fee schedules in the License, Tag and Permit Fees section for current prices.
  • Big Game
    Includes season information for Deer, Elk, Bear, Mountain Lion and Wolf as well as Controlled Hunts for Deer, Elk, Pronghorn and Black bear.
  • Moose, Goat and Sheep
    Controlled Hunt seasons and rules.
  • Migratory Birds
    Includes seasons for Common Snipe and American Coot, crows, doves and Sandhill cranes.
  • Upland Bird and Game
    Includes season information for Turkeys, Rabbits, Hares, Furbearers, Predators, Unprotected Species and Falconry.
Rules book covers

Online rules brochures are created in PDF file format. They are produced to keep the online display as close as possible to the printed version.

Printed copies of the rules brochure can be picked up, without charge, at local license vendors or by calling 208-334-3700 to receive a copy by mail.

To view Idaho Fish and Game administrative rules and code, visit the Office of Administrative Rules on the Idaho Department of Administration website.

To advertise in future Idaho Fish and Game rules brochures, call: Rotary Offset Press: 1-253-216-1256.


Idaho Fish and Game strongly encourages wearing hunter orange as a voluntary safety measure.
Hunter Orange Policy — [PDF, 16 kb]

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Rules for collection, possession and permitting — [PDF, 650 kb]

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