Press Release

Time running out to apply for spring bear controlled hunts

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

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  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.