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Idaho Fish and Game

Yellowstone elk

June 5 is deadline to apply for big game controlled hunts


Hunters can apply through new online vendor

Hunters have until midnight Tuesday, June 5 to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.

Apply now

Hunters with a valid 2018 Idaho hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685, via Fish and Game's new online license vendor, or by mail to Fish and Game's License Section, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than June 5.

Hunters applying online are reminded that Fish and Game has added security measures, which require the buyer to establish a unique account with a user name and password.

Hunters can make informed decisions on what controlled hunts to apply for by using the Hunt Planner on Fish and Game’s website that lists the drawing odds and statistics for all controlled hunts.