Press Release

April 30 is the deadline to apply for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep controlled hunts

Deadline to apply is April 30

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts began on April 1 and runs through April 30. Hunters can apply online or at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, or by telephone by calling (800) 554-8685.

Hunters are reminded that Fish and Game no longer accepts mail-in applications. 

To apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunts, each applicant must possess a 2019 Idaho hunting or combination license. There is a non-refundable application fee of $16.75 for residents and $41.75 for non-residents.

Moose, sheep and goat hunt applicants must pay the tag fee along with the application fee when they apply. The total application fees for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat are:

  • Residents under Price Lock: $183.50
  • Residents without Price Lock: $216.50
  • Nonresidents: $2,143.50

Moose, sheep and goat drawing results will be online in early June. Tag fees will be refunded to those who did not draw.

A person is allowed to apply for one of these three species in a year, and those who apply for a moose, sheep or goat hunt are not eligible for many deer, elk and pronghorn controlled hunt drawings. For more details, consult page 37 of the rules booklet.

Attention: Hunters are also reminded that a new rule for 2019 excludes moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunt tags from designation by any parent or grandparent to their minor child or grandchild.

For more information, review the 2019 & 2020 Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Seasons and Rules brochure, which is available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors.

Moose, sheep and goat tags are among Idaho’s most coveted hunts, and also among the most successful for harvest.

In 2018 hunter success was:

  • Moose: 74 percent
  • Sheep: 67 percent
  • Goat: 77 percent