Press Release

Rifle & Bow Hunter Registration Dates Set for Region

Registration for spring and summer rifle and bow hunter education classes will be held at seven locations throughout the region the last week of February and the first week of March.

This will be the only opportunity to sign up for one of these classes before the controlled hunt application period.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1975 must complete the state-approved rifle hunter education course if they intend to purchase an Idaho hunting license. The basic course is a minimum of 12 hours; it includes topics such as weapons safety, care of game, wildlife law enforcement, survival, hunter responsibilities, and wildlife management principles. In addition, students must demonstrate weapons safety proficiency in a field practical and actual live firing on the gun range.

For prospective bowhunters, all first time archers (regardless of age) must complete the basic 11-hour course of instruction before purchasing an archery permit. It covers archery equipment, tree stand safety, care of game, blood trailing, hunter ethics, and shot placement.

Listed below are the locations, dates, and times of registration sessions; a list of available courses will be posted at each site. It is not necessary to register in person; however, name, address, phone number, date of birth, and social security number of each student are needed for class enrollment.

Cassia-Minidoka Co. Feb. 28 & Feb. 29 Cassia Co. Sheriff Office 129 E. 14th St., Burley***

West Twin Falls Co. Feb. 28 Buhl High School, 525 Sawtooth Ave., Buhl

West Twin Falls Co. Feb. 29 Filer Middle School, 299 Hwy 30, Filer

Jerome Co. Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 Fish and Game Office, 868 E. Main, Jerome

Gooding Co. Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 Gooding Middle School, 1047 7th Ave. W., Gooding

Blaine Co. Mar. 1 & Mar. 2 Blaine Co. Sheriff Office, 220 1st St., Hailey

East Twin Falls Co. Mar. 1 & Mar. 3 Boy Scout Service Center, 2988 E. Falls Ave., TF


The cost of each class is $8.00, payable at the time of registration. Students must be at least 11 years old to attend these courses.

***This site is not handicapped accessible. Call 324-4359 for registration if needed.