Future hunters who have not taken a hunter education course, but are interested in applying for a controlled hunt, still have a 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 education course is scheduled in Salmon on March 18-21 from 6-9 p.m. each evening, with a field exercise and exam planned for March 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. This course is designed for youth 9 years of age or anyone new to hunting.
Another option is the hunter education online course but students are required to pass a field day and exam before they can be certified. A field day is scheduled in Salmon on March 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The online course is designed for older students with good reading comprehension.
Both courses will be held at the Fish and Game office located at 99 Highway 93 North.
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.
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.