Hunters have through Feb. 15 to apply for this spring's controlled black bear hunts.
Spring 2017 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2015 & 2016 Big Game Seasons and Rules book available at all license vendors and online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/rules/big-game.
To apply for a controlled hunt, residents and nonresidents must have a valid Idaho hunting license. Hunters may apply at any Fish and Game license vendor; with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685; or online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/tag/controlled-hunt. Applications with the proper fees can also be mailed to any Fish and Game office.
The non-refundable application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 per person for nonresidents. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.
Any leftover tags from the spring bear controlled hunt drawing go on sale April 1.