The deadline for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunt applications fast approaching. Hunters have through April 30 to apply at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, or use a credit card by telephone or apply online here.
Telephone applications may be made at 1-800-554-8685. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 30. Drawing results will be posted on the Fish and Game website in early June.
Each applicant must possess a valid 2017 Idaho hunting or combination license to apply for a controlled hunt. Moose, goat and sheep hunt applicants must pay the tag fee along with a non-refundable application fee. Controlled hunt tag and application fees for residents is $173 or $2,116.50 for nonresidents. Only tag fees will be refunded to those who do not draw.
See the 2017-18 Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Seasons and Rules, or get a printed brochure at license vendors and Fish and Game offices.
Access/Depredation fee starts May 1
Hunters, anglers and trappers are also reminded they will see new prices starting May 1 with an additional $5 Access/Depredation fee for resident adults and $10 for nonresident adults when they buy their first annual license.
The fee will also be applied to other annual licenses with a $2 fee charged for junior, senior, Disabled American Veteran and military furlough licenses. A $4 fee will be charged to nonresident junior and Disabled American Veteran licenses. Those who buy a 3-year license will only be charged for two years of the fee.
Anyone who already bought, or who buys, an annual 2017 hunting, fishing or trapping license before May 1 is exempt from the new fee for this year, which pays for land access for sportsmen and women, and depredation prevention and payments to farmers and ranchers if big game damages their operations.