Press Release

Applying for Spring Black Bear Controlled Hunts

The application period for spring black bear controlled hunts runs from January 15 through February 15.

Spring black bear controlled hunt seasons start April 15. Leftover tags go on sale April 1.

Information on 2013 spring hunts is available in the 2012 big game rules brochure. Hunters also may check with Fish and Game offices or vendors for new controlled hunt numbers, or online at

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 nonrefundable application fee for each species is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

Hunters must have a 2013 Idaho hunting license to apply.