Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions. We post here answers to questions we're being asked frequently. If you have a question not answered here, please contact us. Urgent questions should be directed to your nearest office. Some answers change over time; please take note of the "answered" date.

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Hunters are asked to choose between a trophy species (moose, mountain goat, or bighorn sheep) or deer, elk, and pronghorn when applying for controlled hunt tags. This rule was implemented to improve the drawing odds for moose, mountain goat, pronghorn and bighorn sheep. However, hunters who apply and don’t draw a trophy tag can submit an application for deer, elk or pronghorn in the second application period.

answered 5/3/2016

Q: Trophy Species waiting period

My friend drew a tag for a bighorn sheep in 2014 and harvested a ram. Can he apply for a moose tag in 2016, or does he have to wait until 2017 to apply? When does the 2 year waiting period for trophy species start?

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Those who draw a trophy species must wait two years before applying for a trophy hunt again. Based on the information you provided, the individual must sit out the first application period in 2015 and 2016. They may apply for a moose hunt in first application period in 2017. They may also submit an application in the second application period in 2016 if any moose tags go unfilled during the drawing.

answered 4/25/2016

Q: Moose hair request

I received a letter/request for hair from a moose I shot years ago for a study . My Question is 2-fold . Will I ever get a report on the report ?, and is this study to try and show that wolfs are not the cause for the disappearance of the moose from central Idaho ? Thank you , Bruce Chaffee .

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Thanks for the questions.  Question 1) will I ever get the report?  We will make an interim and final report available online on our website when they are completed.  It takes a long time to organize the hair, send to UI lab for analysis, anlyze the data, and write a final report.  However, we are sincerely thankful for all the assistance people have provided in sending the hair to us.  We have had much greater response than anticipated which will increase our abilities to understand historical conditions of moose.
Question 2.  Is this a study to show that wolves are not the cause of moose disappearance in central Idaho?  The idea of science and research is to look at causes based on data and the scientific method, not what we think is going on based on a hunch.  We have lots of ideas of what is going on with moose but we have little research to prove anything.  This hair research will not prove anything but will give us a needed piece of the puzzle and provide us a glimpse into what micronutrient condition the moose were in when they were increasing in numbers compared to condition they were in when declining.  Catttle producers have known forever that certain micronutrients are critical in pregnancy and calf survival and health, and the ability of animals to put on weigh, avoid diseases and succumbing to parasites, and thrive.  That is why they supplement with mineral blocks.  We have little research on what micronutrient levels are necessary for health, pregancy, and calf survival in our wild ungulate populations.  We assume they are getting what they need in the wild.  However, their bodies do crave salt and minerals and when they are available, they use them. 
We have areas of Idaho where moose are declining and there are no wolves.  We have moose and elk increasing where there are wolves.   And we have moose and elk decreasing where there are wolves.  If I were to put it in human terms, if you are weak from disease or sick from an infection, you would be much easier for someone to knock off your feet and beat up right?  Same with predators taking down prey.  If a moose is weak from malnutrition, has a few parasites or diseases, it cannot defend itself as well from a wolf or predator and will become easier prey when if it was healthy it would have survived.  All that said, we believe wolves can and do have impacts in some areas on some ungulate populations.  Thanks to 100s of radio collars on elk this year we discovered that twice as many elk are killed by cougars as are killed by wolves, and as many are dying of malnutrition as are being killed by wolves.  The wolf question is important but claiming every decline is caused by wolves would be denying all the fluctuations in ungulate populations we had prior to having wolves or where we don't have wolves, and missing on the root causes of many declines.  We want to look at the entire picture including wolves but not just the impacts wolves have. 
Also, we are interested in looking at the history of minerals in vegetation and soils that resulted from the Mt. Saint Helens eruption in 1980.  We are curious to see if the influx of minerals in the ash plume may have benefited ungulate populations during the 1980s and 1990s.  We might be able to see differences in these minerals over time and within the plume areas.  We are trying to keep an open mind and put more information together.  We are assuming and history shows that there are a multiple of causes that regulate and limit populations. 
I hope that answers your questions.

answered 4/23/2016

Q: Group Controlled hunt moose

If I put in as a group and am drawn but there is only 1 tag left, does the whole group get passed up? Are my odds better to draw if I put in as an individual?

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Thank you for your question.
If you are part of a group application and the application is selected during the draw process but there are fewer tags remaining in the hunt you entered, the draw system will not award any tags to the group application and move on to the next application with an individual or group size equal to or less than the number of tags remaining in the hunt.
You may contact us at 208-334-3700 if you have additional questions about the controlled hunt draw process.

answered 4/18/2016

Q: Harvest Statistics for moose

Is the panahandle region going to have there stats figured out before the deadline to apply for moose

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These results are now available online in full:
2015 Moose harvest statistics
2015 Sheep harvest statistics
2015 Mountain goat harvest statistics

answered 4/14/2016

Q: 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?

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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 4/1/2016

Q: 2015 big game harvest statistics

With the upcoming application period for Moose, sheep, and goats beginning on April 1, when are the 2015 harvest statistics going to be available?

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These results are now available online in full:
2015 Moose harvest statistics
2015 Sheep harvest statistics
2015 Mountain goat harvest statistics
 

answered 3/29/2016

Q: Bow hunting licenses

Since I am of the age of 65, I can purchase a combination at a reduce price. Why is it not available for a bow license, not a tag. If the state offers a
a lower price for a senior license, why can't they offer it to a bow hunter for the age of 65 and older?

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I want to thank you for taking the time to write about the tag and permit fees paid by those holding senior licenses. 
The Department of Fish and Game does not receive any financial support from the state’s general fund. Therefore, the funding for Idaho’s fish and wildlife programs comes solely from you and other anglers and hunters through your purchase of fishing and hunting licenses, tags and permits. The fees collected through the sale of licenses, tags, and permits goes to pay for habitat improvement, population management, Wildlife Management Areas, hundreds of fishing and boating access sites, millions of fish stocked into some of your favorite fishing spots, conservation enforcement and much more.
In 1998, the Idaho State Code was changed to reduce the age requirements for the senior combination license from age 70 to age 65 as long as the individual had domiciled in Idaho for the prior 5 years. Along with this change, the Idaho Code was also changed to reference the items that holders of a Junior, Senior or Disabled American Veteran licenses could purchase at a discount. These items were deer, elk, bear and turkey tags. Below is the Statute.
TITLE 36
FISH AND GAME
CHAPTER 4
LICENSES TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP
36-409.  Game tags -- Permits -- Fees -- Penalty. (a) Resident Game Tags. A resident who has obtained authorization to hunt, as provided in section 36-401, Idaho Code, or has purchased or obtained a license to hunt, as provided in section 36-406, Idaho Code, upon payment of the fees provided herein shall be eligible to receive a resident game tag to hunt and kill a moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear, wolf, sandhill crane or turkey in accordance with the laws of this state and rules promulgated by the commission; provided further, that any person who holds a senior resident combination license or any person who holds a junior combination or hunting license or any disabled American veteran who holds a disabled combination license, may be issued a bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag for a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code; provided further, that resident game tags may be issued only to those persons who meet residency requirements of subsection (s) of section 36-202, Idaho Code. In the event an emergency is declared to open a season to protect private property as provided in section 36-106(e)6.(B), Idaho Code, the affected landowner or his designee shall be eligible to receive a resident deer, elk or antelope tag without charge; provided further, that resident game tags may be issued only to persons who qualify as residents pursuant to section 36-202, Idaho Code.
 
In the last legislative session, the residency requirements to obtain a senior license was lowered from 5 years to 6 months.
 
The Department appreciates your support and commitment to help us ensure that Idaho's wildlife will be there for our kids and grandkids to enjoy tomorrow. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions.

answered 9/16/2015

Q: Moose Scent

In the Big Game Regs it says "Bait is defined as any substance placed to attract game animals, except liquid
scent for deer and elk." However in the MGS regs this sentence is conspicuously absent--both the definition of bait and the exception to the rule. Is it legal to use liquid scents for Moose Goats & Sheep?

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Good question and good catch! The language in the big game regulations and seasons booklet and the moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat booklet don't match--and they should.
The Idaho Administrative Procedures Act contains regulations (e.g., IDAPA 13.01.08.410.5.b ) that prohibit the use of bait for hunting big game animals (which includes moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats) with the exception of special rules regulating baiting for black bears and baiting wolves for trapping purposes. However, that regulation also excludes liquid scent from the definition of "bait."
So the short answer is: Yes. Because liquid scents are not considered "baits" for purposes of this rule, it would be legal to use liquid scent to attract and hunt moose, bighorn sheep, or mountain goats.

answered 8/11/2015

Q: Trophy species controlled hunt info

I read on a previous question that if I have a moose, bighorn, or mountain goat tag that I can still apply for leftover tags for deer, elk and pronghorn. I was just trying to clarify if the leftover tags meant that I could apply for the 2nd controlled hunt drawing or if it meant what was left over after the 2nd drawing?

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Those who apply for a trophy hunt (moose, sheep or goat) can submit an application for deer, elk or pronghorn in the second application period. That person may also participate in the leftover first-come, first-served tag sales as long as they meet all of the other requirements and criteria.

answered 8/11/2015

Q: Super Tag

If I were drawn for say a Moose super tag do I have to pay the 175 dollars for the tag

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No. If a hunter draws a super hunt tag, IDFG will issue the tag and mail it to the hunter. The hunter is responsible for purchasing the appropriate hunting or combination hunting and fishing license prior to IDFG issuing the appropriate super hunt tag.

answered 7/29/2015

Q: One species (limitations on controlled hunt applications)

First how do you get a proposal looked at? I would like to hunt for moose (before I get too old) but if I put in I can not put in for any other controlled hunt. My chances are pretty much nil, so why do you get penalized for this. Can you change this?

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The rule that requires hunters to either pick applying for a trophy species (moose, mountain goat, or bighorn sheep) or deer, elk, and pronghorn was implemented to improve drawing odds for moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep.  By reducing the number of people that apply for any one species, the better chance an individual has to draw.  Allowing everybody to apply for any and all species would reduce everybody's chance of drawing any given species..  While drawing odds for any of the trophy species are relatively difficult, Idaho is often reported as having some of the best odds of drawing in the west for one of these species.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission did review potential changes to the controlled hunt system a few years ago, but were primarily focused on addressing what could be done to improve drawing odds, including the option of only allowing an individual to apply for 1 species.  Ultimately, the Commission did not make any changes in part due to the wide diversity of opinions held by sportsmen over what type of controlled hunt drawing system was desired.
 

answered 3/2/2015

Q: Controlled Hunt tags

If I were to draw for a big game hunt such as a Moose, can I still hunt General Deer for that year? Also if i draw for an Elk can i still hunt general Deer?

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The answers to both of your questions are yes.  Please review a copy of our Big Game or Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Seasons and Rules booklets for more information.  A quick call to one of our 9 offices could also help you with your questions.      
While any person applying for any moose, bighorn sheep, or mountain goat hunt is prohibited from applying for any big game controlled hunt in the same year, there are exceptions.  They may apply for a controlled depredation hunt for deer, elk or pronghorn; a controlled black bear hunt; leftover deer, elk or pronghorn controlled hunt tag; an nulimited controlled hunt; or extra deer, elk, pronghorn or turkey hunt. 
 

answered 3/2/2015

Q: Out of state Mentored license vs. Passport

I am planning to bring my 17 yr old son to Idaho for his first hunt this fall. He has completed his Hunter Safety Course, but has not ever obtained a hunting license. We will be staying with ,but not necessarily hunting with, his uncle. Would it be best to get a Passport, or does the fact that he has completed the hunters safety course require that he get a Mentor Hunting License?
Additionally, when do the current year season dates come out for Idaho?

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If your son has completed all the necessary requirements and is certified in hunter education, but he has never purchased a hunting license in any state before, Idaho's Hunting Passport is a great option.  If he has purchased a license before in any state, he is ineligible to purchase a Hunting Passport and would need to purchase a Junior Mentored Hunting license.     
The 2015 seasons and rules brochure for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep brochure is currently available. The big game brochure, with deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain lion, wolf and black bear seasons, is scheduled to ship the week of April 15. Upland game, furbearers and turkey was printed last year and is good through 2015. The fishing brochure is also good through 2015, so hang on to your copy. Waterfowl rules are due to ship the week of September 15. While these are scheduled shipping dates, they may vary slightly. All seasons and rules brochures will be available on Fish and Game's website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov the week before arriving at Fish and Game offices and license vendors.
Good luck this fall.   

answered 2/27/2015

Q: Harvest statistics source

I would like to know exactly how hunting harvest statistics are determined. Is it taken entirely from harvest reports or is it from a "computer model", or some other method?

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All of Idaho Fish and Game’s wildlife harvest statistics are estimated from surveys of hunters.
We get the most questions about deer or elk. I think this is what you are asking about. For deer, elk, and pronghorn, each hunter is required to fill out a Hunter Report form, either online or by phone.  Statistics are used to estimate the number of animals harvested, because not all hunters file their report. The number harvested is broken out in 1400 different ways, by zones, by units, by weapons, by controlled hunts, etc.  In 2014, about 170,000 hunters bought tags to hunt these species.
From the Hunter Reports, we calculate the number who hunted in each area, the number of animals harvested, the success rate, as well as a breakdown of the harvest by sex, antler size, weapon used, deer species, number of days hunted, and harvest date.
There is a lot of high-powered computer analysis used, but we are not using computer “models” to estimate what the harvest is. The data only come from the hunters who file their reports, but we are not predicting something about those who do not file reports.  The harvest estimates are then put on the web site, where both biologists and hunters can use them in planning next year’s hunting.
In contrast, for moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black bears, mountain lions, and wolves, any hunter who harvests an animal is required to bring the carcass in for inspection, measurement, and tagging. For these species, the number harvested is taken directly from these carcass inspections.
For all other small game species, survey questionnaires are sent to a random sample of hunters who purchased the appropriate tags.  We sell licenses to about 250,000 hunters that allow hunting for most of these small-game species.  Questionnaires are sent to between 3,000 to 8,000 of these hunters for each type of hunting. Their answers about hunting and harvesting are used to extrapolate to all the hunters who purchased. These species include snow geese, turkeys, sandhill cranes, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, forest grouse, quail, chukars, huns, pheasants, cottontail rabbits, and snowshoe hares.
We also sometimes use these same hunter questionnaires to ask the hunter’s opinion on a few questions, such as about proposed rule changes or about the quality of the hunting season.  Thank you for asking about our survey methods.

answered 1/13/2015

Q: When did the IFG become a "For Profit" Organization?

It seems to me that the IFG has gotten away from their roots of conservation/recreation and have focused more on turning a profit. The way the hunting seasons are managed and scheduled appear to be geared towards turning maximum profits. As a native Idahoan who remembers the good old days of hunting in Idaho, I am very disappointed that money took over.

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Idaho Fish and Game strives to provide hunting seasons that meet a wide variety of hunter’s desires, whether it be for food, trophy animals, or recreational opportunity with friends and family.  Each year, staff review population information and solicit public input (e.g. public meetings, web site, letters, e-mails) to recommend adjustments to the Fish and Game Commission for the upcoming hunting seasons.  Right now, we are asking for public comment through our website https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/webform/2015-16-season-proposals-m...  on a number of proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat hunting seasons for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.  Beginning in January we will initiate the public scoping process of potential changes to the 2015 deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and wolf seasons.  Opportunities to provide input will be available through public meetings and our website.  Additionally, we welcome e-mails, letters, and phone calls that provide specific input on hunting seasons.  Again, thank you for your comment and we hope you have the opportunity to provide input into upcoming hunting season proposals.

answered 12/3/2014

Q: A moose attacked my dog last week 25 ft from front door. If that happens again, is it legal for me to shoot it?

A moose attacked my dog last week 25 ft from front door. If that happens again, is it legal for me to shoot it?

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Idaho Code 36-1107 talks about when wild animals can be destroyed and it does not cover destroying a moose because it attacks your dog.

answered 12/1/2014

Q: Why not more moose tags in Area 5.

Moose are becoming a problem in Area 5. I have lived here for 34 years and never saw one until about 7 yrs ago. Scarce at first, but now a common presence on our property. They don't scare away easily so we feel like we are being held hostage in our home at times. This year they destroyed my fruit trees and last week a cow moose attacked my dog. She is fast so got away, but it was scary. If this happens again, is it legal for me to shoot the moose? I have a hunting license, but obviously no moose tag because there are so few awarded. What will it take to get more moose tags in Area 5? We only live 5 miles from Coeur d'Alene so it's not as if we have invaded their territory. And like I said, we were here first.

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Thanks for your question on moose tags.
Right now we are in the process of making recommendations on moose hunting seasons.  We are recommending an increase in the number of moose tags that will be offered in Unit 5.  We'll continue to look at tag numbers in there and continue to increase tags if it looks like the moose population can take the additional pressure.
You comments for the 2015 proposals can be submitted at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/webform/2015-16-season-proposals-m...
Moose are native to Idaho and have been present throughout the state before cities were here.

answered 11/12/2014

Q: Can a Canadian buy tickets for the Idaho Super Hunt?

Wondering if a non-resident would include a Canadian or is it referring to residents of other states in the U.S. only?
Would also like to know details on if I could purchase and use a turkey tag?

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Anyone can buy tickets for Idaho's Super Hunts. Most of the people who enter are from the US, but every year a handful of entries come from another country.  A hunter from Australia won a moose tag in the 2009 Super Hunt drawing.  Also, since you don't need an Idaho hunting license to enter the Super Hunt drawing, you can purchase entries for friends and family, too.
If you are asking if a Canadian, like yourself, can purchase a turkey a turkey tag, the answer is yes. You would be considered a nonresident and would need both an Idaho nonresident hunting license and a turkey tag. Idaho has both controlled hunt tags and general season tags for turkey hunts.  For more information on turkey tags, go here.

answered 11/8/2014

Q: Proper tagging of Deer elk and pronghorn

The Regs say:the....tag must be validated and securely attached to the animal IMMEDIATELY after the kill. The validated tag must remain attached to the carcass until the meat is processed AND reaches the place of final storage or personal consumption......Attach to the largest portion of the carcass.
There a few things that are unclear regarding these rules.
Define "immediately". If I were to literally immediately attach it to the animal it would be on the hide since I have not cut the animal open. (on that same note, what is the best method of actually "attaching" the tag? do you cut a notch in the hide or what?). It would make sense if I were transporting the entire animal AS IS, but if I am needing to cut the animal up in quarters, then this means that I will end up removing the hide, thereby removing the tag from the "largest portion of the carcass". So, do I then just take the tag off the hid and re-attach it to the largest portion of the carcass since now that the hide is off, it is no longer the "carcass" or can "immediately" attaching it mean once I am able to attach it to the carcass with the hide off? It appears that in this situation it is impossible to actually follow the law to allow the tag to "remain attached to the carcass" since you would have to remove it from the hide and re-attach it to the actual carcass.
Again, some examples of how to properly tag the animal would be helpful, and this law should be updated with more clarity.

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Once you have killed  any species of willdife that requires a tag to hunt (all big game species and turkey) the hunter must immediatley validate  their tag and attach it either to the carcass for most big game species or to the animal's hide for bear, lion and wolf.   The term immediatley  is defined as either being "without delay" or "with nothing in between".  So once you have killed your animal the rules  require that the next thing to be done, without delay, is to validate your game tag and attach it to either the carcass or the hide. Be sure to cleanly and completely  remove the corresponding triangles  for the day and month to designate the date of harvest. The game tag has a pair of perforated holes that can be used to secure the tag to the carcass with wire or twine.  When field dressing the animal,  you may reposition the validated tag to ensure that it remains attached to the the largest portion of the carcass.   The tag must remain attached during transit to a place of processing and must remain attached until the meat is processed. The validated tag must accompany the processed meat to the place of final storage or final consumption. 
 
The rules regarding the tagging of big game animals are addressed in Idaho Code 36-409(d) and Idaho Administrative Code 13.01.08.320. 
Idaho code 36-409(d)  Game Tag to Be Validated and Attached to Carcass. As soon as any person kills any wildlife for which a tag is required, said tag, belonging to him, must be validated and attached to said wildlife in a manner provided by commission rule.
IDAPA 13.01.08.320.TAG VALIDATION AND ATTACHMENT AND PROXY STATEMENT.
01. Tag. Immediately after any deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, mountain lion, black bear, or gray wolf is killed, the appropriate big game animal tag must be validated and securely attached to the animal. (4-7-11)
a. Validation. Cut out and completely remove only the two (2) triangles indicating the date and month of kill. (7-1-93)
b. Attachment of Tag. (7-1-93)
i. Deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, mountain goat, black bear, and bighorn sheep: to the largest portion of the edible meat to be retained by the hunter or any person transporting for the hunter. The tag must remain attached during transit to a place of processing and must remain attached until the meat is processed. The validated tag must accompany the processed meat to the place of final storage or final consumption.
ii. Mountain lion, black bear, and gray wolf: To the hide.
02. Proxy Statement. Any person transporting or possessing any portion of a carcass of a big game animal or processed big game animal meat taken by another must have in possession a written statement signed by the taker showing the number and kinds of animals, the date taken, the taker's name and address, the taker's hunting license number, and the taker's tag number.
 
 

answered 10/25/2014

Q: Super Hunt Results

Just how long does it take to post the second super hunt drawing results? Its only October 13!

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Major oversite on our part. The information is now posted on the website.  http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=291. Idaho Fish and Game is unable to release names of the Super Hunt winners.  Here's a synopsis of the results. 2 Pronghorn tags drawn for Idaho and Washington hunters. 2 deer tags went to 2 Utah hunters.  2 elk tags went to Idaho and Washington hunters. 1 moose tag went to an Idaho hunter. 1 Super Hunt combo went to a California hunter. Thank you for flagging us on not having the information posted on the website. 

answered 10/13/2014

Q: Meeting schedule

I have been looking for the meeting on Sheep, Goat and Moose regulations for 2015/2016 and haven't seen anything on your Meeting Schedule thru November. Do you know when it will be? Thanks.

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The Commission will have a briefing on Moose, mountain Goats, and bighorn sheep at their November 13 meeting in Post Falls. The Department will be developing proposals on changes to seasons and tag numbers of the next couple of months and will soliciting input in December and January. The Fish and Game Commission will act to set moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep seasons and tag numbers at their January meeting. The date for that meeting has not yet be set (the Commisison calendar for 2015 will be set in November).

answered 10/8/2014

Q: Motorized hunting rule

So in reading the motorized hunting rule it leads one to believe that the use of motorized atv's as an aid to hunt big game is banned in all units and only permitted on the hunting units with motorized hunting rule zones (29,30,30A,32,32A,36A,37,37A,45,47,49,50,51,52,52A,53,56,58,59,59A,66,66A,69,70,72,73,75,76,77 AND 78 during August 30- December 31.
So can one use ATV's as an aid to hunting big game in all the units or just in the units described in the Motrorized hunting rule on page 105?
One can not use the aid of ATV while hunting in any unit or only units in the motorized hunting rule on page 105?

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The Motorized Hunting Rule applies only to those units displayed in orange on the map on page 105. In these designated units, between August 30-December 31, big game hunters (including moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunters) may use motorized vehicles only on established roadways that are open to motorized traffic and capable of being traveled by full-sized automobiles.
Designated trails and roads in all other big game units (white areas on map) are open to the use of ATV’s as an aid to hunting as long as the ATV user abides by all US Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management travel plans.  
For questions about the status of a road or trail in the area you plant to hunt, please contact the appropriate land managment agency.   Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation's statwide online map, available at http://www.trails.idaho.gov also lists what type of motorized use is allowed on Federal and State lands statewide.   
 
 
 

answered 10/2/2014

Q: Moose superhunt 2nd drawing

I purchased 500 chances for the 2nd drawing moose superhunt but cannot find the drawing results for a 2nd moose superhunt. Please advise.

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All of the winners in the second super hunt drawing have been notified. Results of the drawing have been provided to our web group and should be posted soon.

answered 8/25/2014

Q: Applied after deadline

My wife applied for the moose superhunt on 8-12. We later found out the deadline was 8-10. Will she be put into the drawing? If not, how can she get her money refunded.

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Her application will be included in next years first drawing which is held in early June of 2015.

answered 8/13/2014