Press Release

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

Anyone mailing entries should ensure they have prices correct

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts ends April 30, and applications can be made at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, by telephone, or online. Telephone applications may be made at (800) 554-8685.  All mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 30.

To apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunts, each applicant must possess a 2018 Idaho hunting or combination license. Application fees increased for 2018, and prices are $16.75 for residents and $41.75 for nonresidents. Those fees are nonrefundable. 

Moose, goat and sheep hunt applicants must pay the tag fee along with the application fee when they apply.

  • Fees for residents under "Price Lock" are $183.50.
  • Residents who are not Price Locked pay $216.50.
  • Nonresidents pay $2,143.50 to apply. 

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

People who apply for moose, sheep and goat hunts are ineligible for many deer, elk and pronghorn controlled hunt drawings. To see details, go to page 37 of rules booklet. 

For more information, review the 2017 & 2018 Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Seasons and Rules brochure available at license vendors.

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

In 2017, hunter success was: 

  • Moose: 68 percent
  • Sheep: 64 percent
  • Goat: 68 percent