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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No. You can only buy one "late spring/fall general season" tag. This tag is valid during the last two weeks of the spring season as well as the fall season. If you want a second opportunity during the fall for turkeys you may apply for a fall controlled hunt tag and possibly take two turkeys during the fall season. The application period for fall controlled turkey hunts is May 1 - May 31, 2002.

answered 2/3/2002

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The turkey seasons and rules booklet for 2002 has just been delivered to vendors and Fish and Game offices all over Idaho. The contents of the booklet have been available for some time on the department web site at http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame/.Bear seasons and rules are included in the 2001 big game proclamation booklet.

answered 1/13/2002

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You can use it in any general hunt from May 10 to May 25.

answered 4/15/2001

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You should get a postcard by March 10 if you drew. Results may be on the website earlier (no promises) so keep checking under Hunting at http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame You can buy the permits and tags at any vendor.

answered 3/4/2001

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The application period for spring wild turkey hunts and spring black bear hunts is open through February 15. For fall hunts, apply May 1-31. You can apply at any license vendor, a Fish and Game office, on the Department web site at http://www.state.id.us/fishgame/ or over the telephone at 1-800-554-8685. In addition to the controlled hunt drawings, general seasons are open in much of the state.

answered 2/4/2001

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The rules brochure for 2001 wild turkey hunts is available now at license vendors. Next is the moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep brochure due to be shipped in the week beginning March 5. The big game brochure, with deer, elk, antelope, mountain lion, and black bear hunts, including spring 2002 bear seasons, should be shipped the week of April 9. Upland game and birds was printed last year and is good through 2001 - hang on to your copy. Waterfowl is due to ship the week of September 10. The fishing season book for 2002-2003 should be out the week of December 17 of this year. These are the scheduled dates, but they may vary a bit. They are usually online by the time they reach the license vendors.

answered 1/28/2001

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The answer is no. The rule still reads that if you apply for a moose, goat, or sheep hunt you can not apply in any other controlled hunt drawing, except unlimited hunts, bear or turkey hunts, "extra" hunts or depredation hunts. The nonresident tags we residents can buy are for general seasons only, and they go on sale September 1, long after the drawings.

answered 1/14/2001

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Yes, the use of archery equipment is legal in the taking of wild turkey. However, archers should note that crossbows are not allowed. No additional permits or validations are required to use archery equipment while wild turkey hunting. Hunters should have a valid current year Idaho hunting license and a spring wild turkey tag. For more information on Idaho's spring turkey seasons and rules pick up the 2000 Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons booklet, contact the nearest Fish and Game office or visit the Department's Internet website at http://www.state.id.us/fishgame.

answered 1/7/2001

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It says in the rules brochure that you will be notified by the end of March, however, you can look it up now on the Fish and Game website. It is the first item under "What's New?" Results in the drawing for spring black bear hunts are also available. The address is: http://www.state.id.us/fishgame.

answered 3/9/2000

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This year you can buy three. The first is the general spring tag which is valid in any general season hunt from April 15 to May 15. The second spring tag is good in general hunts from May 10 to May 25. The third tag is good in fall general turkey seasons. If you have a tag, and then are drawn for a controlled hunt, you need to send your tag to Fish and Game to exchange it for the proper controlled hunt permit and tag. Spring general tags may be exchanged for spring controlled hunts, fall tags for fall controlled hunts. You can apply for controlled hunts in both spring and fall. You can exchange a spring for a fall tag or vice-versa up until April 15. A fee of $3.50 is charged.

answered 2/3/2000

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Yes, the use of archery equipment is legal in the taking of wild turkey, however, archers should note that crossbows are not allowed. No additional permits or validations are required to use archery equipment while wild turkey hunting. Hunters should have a valid current year Idaho hunting license and a spring wild turkey tag.For more information on Idaho's spring turkey seasons and rules, pick up the 2000 Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons booklet, contact the nearest Fish and Game office or visit the Department's Internet website at www.state.id.us/fishgame

answered 1/6/2000