2017 and 2018 Big Game Seasons and Rules

Notice: These rules are valid through June 30, 2019 for big game seasons in Idaho. For 2019 and 2020 seasons, please visit 2019 and 2020 big game seasons and rules.

2017 and 2018 Big Game Seasons and Rules

Including Controlled Hunts for Deer, Elk, Pronghorn and Black Bear
 – Full booklet, pages 1-120 [PDF, 9.1 MB]

  Notice: Fees and rules may change. It is your responsibility to be aware of changes since these seasons and rules were printed. Please see the fee schedules in the License, Tag and Permit Fees section for current prices.


Key Dates for Big Game Controlled Hunts
  • 1st controlled hunt application period May 1 - June 5.
  • Successful 1st draw applicants will be notified by July 10.
  • 2nd controlled hunt application period August 5-15.
  • Leftover tags from the 2nd drawing go on sale August 25.
After a Successful Hunt

Other Rules Information