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Idaho Fish and Game

Recent Changes to Seasons and Rules

Season, rule, and law changes

On this page you will find significant changes to seasons or rules in Idaho that are not listed in the printed rules brochures.

Hunting Seasons and Rules Updates

Big Game 2023-2024 

A correction was made to page 6 regarding Weiser River Zone B elk hunt changes.

Youth Waterfowl Weekend Dates

In the Migratory Seasons and Rules brochure, the dates were corrected for youth waterfowl weekend on page 8 to September 24-25, 2022.

Updated PDF

Fishing Seasons and Rules Updates

No changes.
No current changes from brochure
Notice: Seasons and rules may change. It is your responsibility to be aware of any changes made since these rules books were printed.
Idaho Code (Title 36)
Administrative Rules for IDFG (IDAPA 13)

Administrative Rules have the force and effect of law and as such, are subject to a comprehensive process that includes review and approval by the Idaho Legislature in order to become final and enforceable.


Rulemaking Process

All other rules passed by the Commission, such as legal equipment definitions, controlled hunt requirements, allowable method of take, and tag quotas are considered rules. Legislative approval is required and negotiated rulemaking should be followed when feasible.


The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is authorized to establish seasons and rules. Season setting does not require legislative approval. These are set during Commission meetings.


The Rules Brochures

Online rules brochures are created in PDF file format. They are produced to keep the online display as close as possible to the printed version. This page is intended to show significant changes or corrections to the printed rules brochures.

To view Idaho Fish and Game administrative rules and code, visit the Office of Administrative Rules on the Idaho Department of Administration website.