Licenses, tags, and permits
To hunt in Idaho you need a hunting license. Depending on the species you want to hunt, you may need a tag or permit.
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.
To fish in Idaho any person 14 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license.
Anglers younger than 14 do not need a license, but there is a small difference between resident and nonresident youth.
- A resident child under 14 has their own separate fishing limit.
- A nonresident child under 14 must be with someone who has a valid fishing license and their fish are in included in the license holders fishing limit. However, a nonresident child may purchase their own license and have their own limit.
Special fishing permits are need for some activities for both residents and nonresidents:
- Fishing for salmon and steelhead
- Fishing with two poles.
Find the cost of a license, tag, or permit. Fees are separated into resident and nonresident categories.
Not sure if you are a resident?
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Please Note: The Headquarters Licensing Office will be intermittently unavailable 12/07-12/09 due to a building move (including phone line, email inbox, and front desk counter). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tags and Permits
* There is a processing fee for applications made by phone and online.