Press Release

Hunting Passport holders who are 8 or 9 years old can now participate in turkey hunts

Under a rule adopted by the Fish and Game Commission that is now in effect, youth hunters who 8 or 9 years old and hold a Hunting Passport can purchase turkey tags to participate in over-the-counter turkey hunts during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Both the hunting passport and turkey tags can be purchased online at, or over the phone by calling (800) 554-8685. Fish and Game public offices are closed through at least April 15, consistent with the Governor’s statewide, stay-at-home order to aid in reducing the spread of Covid-19 in our community.

Idaho’s Hunting Passport in a component of Fish and Game’s mentored hunting program. It allows any first-time hunter, resident or nonresident, over the age of 8, to try hunting for one year with an adult mentor without first having to complete an Idaho hunter education course.

For more detailed information about Fish and Game’s Hunting Passport program, visit For more information about youth hunts for turkeys, see Page 18 of the Idaho Upland Game, Turkey & Furbearer 2020-21 Seasons and Rules.