Idaho Fish and Game does not receive any general tax money from the State of Idaho. Most operations are financed through the fees sportsmen and women pay to hunt and fish in Idaho. The last fee increase for Idaho residents was in 2005. The cost of managing the State’s fish and wildlife increase every year and has exceeded the funds generated by licenses, tags and permits for several years. Fish and Game implemented a number of cost-saving measures during these lean times. In 2017, The State Legislature approved a fee increase, which goes into effect in 2018. The increase ranges from $1 to $6 dollars on licenses, tags and permits.