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Idaho Fish and Game

Controlled Hunt Application Deadline Near

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The last day for applying for this fall's big game and turkey controlled hunts comes Wednesday, May 31. Applications postmarked May 31 are accepted. All other forms of application must be completed by close of business on that day. Hunters are applying for deer, elk, antelope, black bear and - for the first time - wild turkey controlled hunts. Hunt applications are taken at Fish and Game offices, private license vendors, by mail and at 1-800-824-3729. The company that handles credit card sales and applications charges a service fee in addition to the $6.50 nonrefundable application fee. The service fee also applies to applications made through the Fish and Game internet web site at www.state.id.us/fishgame. Hunters must have a current hunting license when they apply for controlled hunts. Hunters born after January 1, 1975 must have completed Hunter Education before they can obtain a license and apply for controlled hunts. Applications will be entered into a computerized random draw system. Successful applicants will be notified by July 10.