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Apply Now for Spring Turkey Controlled Hunts

The application period for spring turkey controlled hunts runs through February 25. Spring turkey seasons start April 15 - some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey controlled hunts go on sale April 1. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission this winter adopted several changes to turkey seasons. The changes include:
  • Extending the Youth Turkey Season to run from the Saturday before April 15 through April 14. This year that means from Saturday, April 12, through Tuesday, April 14.
  • Making youth-only controlled hunt turkey permits valid during the Youth Turkey Season prior to April 15.
  • Increasing controlled hunt turkey permits for hunt areas 938-2, 950, 954, 971 and 936B.
  • Creating fall controlled turkey hunts for hunt areas 971 and 950.
  • Closing the fall hunt in that portion of Payette County in Unit 32.
  • Extending the $5 special turkey tag to be valid for all turkey depredation hunts, and eliminating controlled turkey depredation tags.
With the new turkey rules, the controlled hunt deadline has been extended to Monday, February 25. Check with Fish and Game offices or vendors for new controlled hunt numbers, or check online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/turkey/. 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 1-800-824-3729.