New this year is the ability for hunters to check their controlled hunt results, and if successful, buy their tags at huntfishidaho.net as part of the transition to the new licensing system.
This is a change from prior years where draw results were available on Fish and Game's website. In order to take advantage of the new site, hunters have to set up an account with an email address and personal log-in name and password, if they have not already done so.
“We take security of personal information very seriously, and while the personal log-in might be a slight inconvenience, it is a necessary step towards protecting customer data,” F&G Administration Bureau Chief Michael Pearson said.
The new site will also allow hunters whose names were drawn to buy the tag online, which will be mailed to them after purchase.
“We hope this new feature will reduce the number of hunters who are drawn for controlled hunts, but later forget to buy their tag by the deadline,” Pearson said.
Fish and Game will continue mailing postcards to hunters whose names are drawn for controlled hunts. Those who do not have access to the internet can either wait to receive their postcard, or visit a Fish and Game license vendor to determine draw status after the results have been announced.