Press Release

Attention landowners, farmers & producers: Access YES opportunity!

Access YES program solicits new landowers

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Roger Phillips/Idaho Fish and Game

Do you currently allow hunting or fishing, but cannot keep up with or do not want to manage all of the hunters and anglers on your property? Or, are you interested in allowing people to hunt or fish, but are not sure about the hassle of managing sportsmen at your doorstep? Idaho Department of Fish and Game may have a solution for you. Have you ever heard of the Access YES! program? This program is designed to promote public access for sportsmen to hunt, fish, and trap on private lands. The benefits of enrolling in the program include: habitat improvements or per acre payment for access. Additionally, we will take care of all signage of boundaries and designated parking locations, and provide sign-in boxes. We are currently accepting applications, due May 15th. Successful bids will be selected and landowner notified by July 31st.

Remember, this program does not have to mean wide open access. It is still your land and you can decide when and what types of access are allowed and what species can be harvested. Contact your Regional Access YES! Coordinator, Nicole Alonso at 208-750-4226 or email her at for more information or to get an application.