Hunting and fishing licenses for the year 2001 go on sale December 1. Licenses for a full year of fishing and hunting make a welcome gift, available from Fish and Game offices in the form of a gift certificate. The actual license can be purchased for minors. Hunters born January 1, 1975 or later must have completed hunter education and have a certification number before a hunting license will be issued. Many Idahoans buy licenses for the coming year before January 1 in order to avoid lines at Fish and Game offices or vendors. Resident big game tags are not issued until August 1 but hunters can pay and be issued a receipt for a tag which they can redeem after that date.