Swan Hunting

Limited hunting will occur in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai counties only.

Swan tags (50) are sold out for the 2020 hunting season. The tags were available for purchase on August 1. 

Swan Hunting Orientation Course

This course is not required to hunt swans in Idaho, but we encourage hunters to test their knowledge of different swan species and hunting requirements. You may take this course as often as you like.

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  • trumpeter swans in flight during a swan survey at Deer Parks Wildlife Mitigation Unit outside Roberts medium shot January 2010

    Public Input: Swan Season Controlled Hunt

    Monday, April 12, 2021 - 9:11 AM MDT
    Idaho Fish and Game held its first swan hunt in north Idaho during fall 2020. Tags (50) were offered on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. MDT on August 1, at any vendor. These tags sold out very quickly, which caused frustration with some constituents. As a result, the department would like your opinion on whether to offer swan tags through a controlled hunt framework.

Tundra swan on Coeur d'Alene River