Future hunters who have not taken a hunter education course, but want to apply for a controlled hunt, still have a final chance of getting into a course before the application periods end.
Anyone born after January 1st, 1975 must complete a hunter education course as a prerequisite to purchasing a hunting license - and a hunting license is required to apply for a controlled hunt.
An instructor-led hunter & bowhunter combination course is scheduled in Salmon April 15, 16, 18 and 19 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. each evening, with a field exercise and exam planned for April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Designed for youth 9 years of age or anyone new to hunting, this course will certify students in both hunter and bowhunter education.
To register or for more details, go online to Fish and Game’s website at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education, or visit the Fish and Game office in Salmon at 99 Highway 93 North.
The controlled hunt application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat ends May 1, with the application period for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey ending June 5.