Licenses, Tags and Permits – Residents

To hunt and fish in Idaho you will need a license, and you may need a tag or permit, as well. Below is a full list of licenses, tags and permits and how much they cost for a resident of Idaho.

  • Resident License Fees

    • $ 33.50 Combination - Adult Hunting and Fishing
    • $ 97.00 Combination - Adult Hunting and Fishing - 3 Year
    • $ 17.50 Combination - Junior Hunting and Fishing (14-17 yrs)
    • $ 49.00 Combination - Junior Hunting and Fishing (14-17 yrs) - 3 Year
    • $ 11.75 Combination - Senior Hunting and Fishing (65+ yrs)
      Applicant must have been a resident in the State of Idaho for 6 months immediately preceding application for license.
    • $ 31.75 Combination - Senior Hunting and Fishing (65+ yrs) - 3 Year
      Applicant must have been a resident in the State of Idaho for 6 months immediately preceding application for license.
    • $ 124.25 Combination - Sportsman's Package
      RESIDENTS ONLY - The Sportsman's Package includes all rights and privileges associated with a Resident Adult Combination License plus tags for deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, wolf, turkey, salmon and steelhead. Archery and muzzleloader are validated on the license. Receipts will be given if tags are unavailable at time of purchase.
    • $ 5.00 Disabled American Veterans - Fishing
      RESIDENTS ONLY - Letter from Veterans Affairs office showing a percentage of disability, letter or statement from Veterans Affairs office showing individual is nonservice-connected pension or a service-connected benefit with at least 40% disability.
    • $ 5.00 Disabled American Veterans - Combination Hunting and Fishing
      RESIDENTS ONLY - Letter from Veterans Affairs office showing a percentage of disability, letter or statement from Veterans Affairs office showing individual is nonservice-connected pension or a service-connected benefit with at least 40% disability.
    • $ 5.00 Disabled Persons - Fishing
      RESIDENTS ONLY - License buyer must present to vendor a letter from SSI, SSDI, or Railroad Retirement board showing person is currently disabled and economically disadvantaged or a signed and completed Certification of Permanent Disability [PDF, 244 KB] form. IDAPA Rule [PDF, 36 KB] Disability information is in section 302.
    • $ 5.00 Disabled Persons - Combination Hunting and Fishing
      RESIDENTS ONLY - License buyer must present to vendor a letter from SSI, SSDI, or Railroad Retirement board showing person is currently disabled and economically disadvantaged or a signed and completed Certification of Permanent Disability [PDF, 244 KB] form. IDAPA Rule [PDF, 36 KB] Disability information is in section 302.
    • $ 11.50 Disabled Persons - Combination Hunting and Fishing - 3 Year
      RESIDENTS ONLY - License buyer must present to vendor a letter from SSI, SSDI, or Railroad Retirement board showing person is currently disabled and economically disadvantaged or a signed and completed Certification of Permanent Disability [PDF, 244 KB] form. IDAPA Rule [PDF, 36 KB] Disability information is in section 302.
    • $ 25.75 Fishing - Adult
    • $ 73.75 Fishing - Adult - 3 Year
    • $ 11.50 Fishing - Daily (first day)
      Each consecutive day at initial time of purchase add $5.00.
    • $ 13.75 Fishing - Junior (14-17 yrs)
    • $ 37.75 Fishing - Junior (14-17 yrs) - 3 Year
    • $ 12.75 Hunting - Adult
    • $ 34.75 Hunting - Adult - 3 Year
    • $ 7.25 Hunting - Junior (9-17 yrs)
    • $ 18.25 Hunting - Junior (9-17 yrs) - 3 Year
    • $ 17.50 Military Furlough - Combination Hunting and Fishing
      RESIDENTS ONLY - Idaho residents who are in the U.S. military service, and maintain Idaho as their official state of residence as noted on the individuals LES statement may purchase this license when on leave. LES must be presented to purchase this license.
    • $ 17.50 Military Furlough - Fishing
      RESIDENTS ONLY - Idaho residents who are in the U.S. military service, and maintain Idaho as their official state of residence as noted on the individuals LES statement may purchase this license when on leave. LES must be presented to purchase this license.
    • $ 40.00 Taxidermist/Fur Buyer
      Expires June 30. Available ONLY at Fish and Game Offices
    • $ 26.75 Trapping - Adult
      Expires June 30.
    • $ 7.25 Trapping - Junior (Through 17 years)
      Expires June 30.
  • Resident Tag Fees

    • $ 11.50 Black Bear - Adult
    • $ 11.50 Black Bear - Adult Second
      To be used only in designated units, NOT Statewide.
    • $ 6.75 Black Bear - Jr/Sr/DAV
      Valid with senior combination license (age 65 or older), junior combination, junior hunting and disabled combination class V.
    • $ 6.75 Black Bear - Jr/Sr/DAV
      Second To be used only in designated units, NOT Statewide.
    • $ 19.75 Deer - Adult
      Select from Regular or White-tailed deer tags
    • $ 10.75 Deer - Jr/Sr/DAV
      Valid with senior combination license (age 65 or older), junior combination, junior hunting and disabled combination class V.
    • $ 30.75 Elk - Adult
    • $ 16.50 Elk - Jr/Sr/DAV
      Valid with senior combination license (age 65 or older), junior combination, junior hunting and disabled combination class V.
    • $ 11.50 Mountain Lion - Adult
    • $ 11.50 Mountain Lion - Adult
      Second To be used only in designated units, NOT Statewide.
    • $ 15.00 Sandhill Crane
      Must have Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program Validation on license.
    • $ 12.25 Turkey - Adult Extra
    • $ 19.75 Turkey - General
    • $ 10.75 Turkey - Jr./Sr./DAV
    • $ 10.75 Turkey - Jr./Sr./DAV Extra
    • $ 11.50 Wolf
  • Resident Permit Fees

    • $ 18.25Archery
    • $ 12.75Bear Bait
      Available ONLY at Fish and Game Offices
    • $ 1.75Disabled Persons - Archery
      Present a completed Disabled Persons Archery Hunting Permit [PDF, 69 KB] form signed by a physician at any IDFG Regional office. Physician certifies that applicant has a permanent disability whereby they do not have use of one (1) or both of his arms or hands. Available ONLY at Fish and Game Offices
    • $ 1.75Disabled Persons - Motor Vehicle
      Present a completed Disabled Persons Motor Vehicle Hunting Permit [PDF, 290 KB] form signed by a physician at any IDFG Regional office. Physician certifies the applicant is disabled and has severe mobility impairment per Idaho Code. The words "permanently disabled" on reverse side of Idaho Drivers license is acceptable in lieu of physician certification form. View the Disabled Persons Vehicle Hunting Permit Brochure [PDF, 635 KB] for more information.
    • $ 1.75Fishing - State Long-term Care Facility
      Submit application form [PDF, 194 KB] at any IDFG Regional/HQ Office. This permit is only available to State Hospital North, State Hospital South, Idaho State School and Hospital, and State Veterans Homes.
    • $ 13.75Fishing - Two-pole
    • $ 12.75Hound Hunter
    • $ 1.75Migratory Bird
      Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program Validation. Dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane and common snipe.
    • $ 18.25Muzzleloader
    • $ 4.75Sage/Sharp-Tailed Grouse
    • $ 12.75Salmon or Steelhead
    • $ 7.75Turkey
    • $ 23.75Wildlife Management Area Pheasant (17 & older)
  • Resident Controlled Hunt Fees

    • $ 6.25 * Controlled Hunt Application Fee
      Nonrefundable fee to apply for ALL RESIDENT controlled hunts.
    • $ 166.75 Bighorn Sheep
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 11.50 Black Bear
      Adult Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 6.75 Black Bear
      Jr./Sr./DAV Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 19.75 Deer
      Adult Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 10.75 Deer
      Jr./Sr./DAV Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 30.75 Elk
      Adult Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 16.50 Elk
      Jr./Sr./DAV Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 166.75 Moose
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 166.75 Mountain Goat
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 31.25 Pronghorn Antelope
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 19.75 Turkey
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag and permit fees apply only if drawn. Permit fee is $7.75.

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Online

→ By phone & credit card: 1-800-554-8685

There is a processing fee for applications made by phone and online.

Are you a resident?

To purchase a resident license, tag, or permit you need to have lived in the State of Idaho for six consecutive months immediately prior to buying a hunting and fishing license. Not sure if you are a resident? Check Idaho’s residency requirements.

Controlled Hunt Information

Idaho has both controlled and general season hunts. General season tags are available on a first-come, first served basis. Hunters need to apply for controlled hunts, which are issued through a random drawing.

Special Items

Options for Active Military Personnel

Disabled Veterans Programs

Hunter Passport