Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Burned Desert [Replanting habitat burned in the Dietrich area]

Why don't you guys replant or recreate the pheasant, sage grouse, and partridge habitat that was burned outside of Hunt and Dietrich.


Idaho Department Fish and Game's efforts to assist with fire rehab efforts are coordinated with private, state, and federal landowners/managers.  Usually rehab efforts happen during the first 3 years following a wildlfire.  During that period federal agencies have funding available for stabilizing burned areas, and it is also the most opportune time to try and establish desired vegetation prior to less desirasble vegetation gaining a foothold and then having a competitve advantage over plants that are seeded in the future.
If the burned lands in the Hunt and Dietrich areas are on public lands, such as BLM or IDL, you can contact those agencies to see what options are available to rehab them.  If it is on private lands, the landowner can contact the local NRCS, or you can contact IDFG at the Magic Valley Regional Office in Jerome.  IDFG has some funding available via our HIP program for improving upland bird habitat on privately owned properties.  

answered 3/11/2014


The season dates for chukar and gray partridge hunting are September 15, 2012 through January 31, 2013.  (Daily bag limit is 8 chukar and 8 gray partridge.  Possession limit is 24 chukar and 24 gray partridge).

answered 12/30/2012


List of Species that Can be Salvaged

Big Game Animals

Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
California Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana)
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Moose (Alces americanus)
Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
Mountain Lion (Felis concolor)
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana)
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

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Upland Game Animals

Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii)
Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)

Upland Game Birds

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Blue Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus)
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Chukar (Alectoris chukar)
Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus)
Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix)
Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Furbearing Animals

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
American Marten (Martes americana)
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
Fisher (Martes pennanti)
Mink (Mustela vison)
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Predatory Animals

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit (Lepus californicus)
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Ermine (Mustela erminea)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis)
White-tailed Jack Rabbit (Lepus townsendii)

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Unprotected Animals
Unprotected animals are all remaining animals in Idaho that are not listed as protected, endangered, or threatened AND all animals listed in categories above without a season. 


answered 12/26/2012


Your Idaho license is good until the end of the year, December 31. Some seasons run over into 2001, for instance, chukar and gray partridge, waterfowl and rabbits. You will need a new hunting license January 1. Your federal duck stamp is good for the 2001 part of the season.

answered 12/17/2000