I will be 65 yrs old on Feb 15 2014, and cant buy a senior license on the 1st of January when we need to buy new licenses,why not start allowing seniors to buy a license on the 1st on Jan?


Idaho Code 36-202(t) explicitly defines a senior resident an any person over 65 years of age who has lived in the state for 5 years so if your 65th birthday is not until February, you cannot purchase a Sr. license at age 64 and 11 months in January.  However, one option is to purchase your adult license if you really need it in January rather than waiting until February and then, when you meet the Sr. age requirement, you could essentially trade in your adult license for a senior license at one of our Fish and Game offices. Although we will not refund the difference in license cost, at the point of getting the Sr. license, you would become eligible for discounted Sr. tags for deer, elk, bear, and turkey if that was important to you for the upcoming fall hunting season. 

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 2:24 PM MST