Moose hunting non-resident allocation.

Hunt #3043 for Moose, 2015, shows that there were 2 tags available, but 1 was awarded to a non-resident.
Since there were more than 2 resident applicants, how can this be?

Answer: 

Idaho Fish and Game Commission rules for controlled hunts state: In controlled hunts with ten (10) or fewer tags, not more than one (1) nonresident tag will be issued. In controlled hunts, EXCEPT unlimited controlled hunts, with more than ten (10) tags, not more than ten percent (10%) of the tags will be issued to nonresidents. This rule shall be applied to each uniquely numbered controlled hunt and to the controlled hunts for each species.
Based on the rule stated above, the hunt with two tags could potentially have one tag drawn by a nonresident. It does not guarantee one tag will go to a nonresident but there is a chance one could in the random draw process.
 

Answered on: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 9:48 AM MDT