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Apply Now for Spring Controlled Hunts

The application period for spring turkey controlled hunts opens February 1 and runs to March 1.

The spring black bear controlled hunt application period opened January 15 and continues through February 15.

Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 - some controlled hunts open later. Turkey youth hunts open April 8.

Leftover controlled hunt tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor; Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5; or online at The application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents.

An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

A turkey controlled hunt permit costs $7.75.

Spring 2013 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2012 Big Game Seasons and Rules book. Spring turkey controlled hunt information is available in the 2012-2013 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules book. Both are available at all license vendors and at Fish and Game offices.

Hunters must have a 2013 Idaho hunting license to apply.