Press Release

Ask Fish and Game: Hunter reports

Q. I forgot to turn in my hunter report, is it too late?

A. No, it's not too late. Reporting is required either 10 days after a deer, elk or pronghorn is harvested, or ten days following the end of the season for which a tag is valid. Hunters are required to file a report for each tag they purchased, whether they hunt or not.

Hunters can file their reports online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/hunt/report or call 1-877-268-9365 and speak to a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Promptly received hunting and harvest data provides Fish and Game a more complete picture of game populations to base decisions for next year's season. Without this timely information, managers are forced to be more conservative when making future hunting opportunities available. In addition, hunters like having harvest estimates well before the application period for fall controlled hunts. If Fish and Game receives hunter reports early, wildlife managers are able to complete the harvest estimates sooner so hunters can plan their hunting trips next fall.