Press Release

Sandhill crane tags available August 1

Hunters are reminded that Sandhill crane will be available first-come, first-served starting at 10 am MDT, August 1 at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, online at, or by calling 800-554-8685.

Seasons begin September 1-15 or September 16-30, depending on tag type. The daily limit is two birds for all hunts, and the season limit is two birds for each hunter.

Hunting occurs in eastern Idaho with one of the purposes to help reduce crop damage.

Hunters can find Sandhill crane hunting information in the 2018-2019 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Rules brochure, which includes season information for waterfowl, Sandhill crane, dove and crow. The brochure is available at Fish and Game license vendors and online at

Sandhill crane flying over grainfield. Photo by Jason Beck IDFG
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