Mule Deer


  • Tex Creek WMA, Henry's Creek Fire Idaho Falls road facing NE

    Eastern Idaho fire prompts commission to offer special hunts

    In response to a wildfire that burned about 75 percent of the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area near Idaho Falls, Idaho Fish and Game is offering special controlled hunts with 500 antlerless deer tags and 500 antlerless elk tags to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. (Mountain Time) on Oct. 13. 

  • Deer Field Dressing Workshop

    The Southwest Regional Office in Nampa is hosting a free deer field dressing workshop on Saturday October 8th at 5:00 PM.  We will watch a field dressing training video, and then a biologist will demonstrate how to gut, skin, and de-bone an a deer carcass.

  • Military Training to be Conducted in Owyhee County’s Hunt Unit 40

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued the following news release which will be of interest to unit 40 hunters.

  • Treatments Continue on Owyhee County's Soda Fire

    This news release comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and provides some information that hunters may wish to review.


    BLM News Release

    Owyhee Field Office, Idaho and Malheur Field Office, Oregon

    DATE: September 19, 2016

    CONTACT: Cindy Fritz (208) 284-3416


    Treatments Continue on Soda Fire

     Boise, ID -- Treatments within the Soda Fire burn area continue this fall with applications of herbicide on BLM-managed lands in both Idaho and Oregon.

  • Hunter in Sunset, cc-by Roger Phillips

    Share your favorite hunting shots

    Fall is here, and we're already seeing some great Idaho hunting shots on social media. Why not put them here, too?

    We love seeing folks out hunting in the fall and sharing their experiences through photos, and we encourage people to share their best shots on our photo gallery.

    It's quick and easy to download them, and don't worry, we won't ask for your favorite hunting spot, but photos may be used for Fish and Game illustrations and promotions. 

  • Check Station Reminders

    Hunting seasons are here, and soon hunters will see Fish and Game check stations throughout the state. Remember that all hunters must stop at Fish and Game check stations, regardless of whether they’ve harvested game. 

  • Burned Sage Brush

    Biologists Strategize About Path Forward For Tex Creek Wildlife Manage Area After Henry’s Creek Fire

    Much of the areas where big game animals are present in the fall were either totally unscathed or burned in a mosaic pattern that left patches of forage and cover.  The bigger problem facing biologists will be how to prepare for the transition to winter range after the hunts are over.  Much of the WMA that is traditionally used by deer and elk to overwinter was hit extremely hard by the fires.

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  • What Is Wrong With That Deer?

    Have you ever seen a deer walking around your neighborhood or in the woods that has odd skin “warts” and thought to yourself, “What is wrong with that deer?”  Well, you wouldn’t be the only one.  Even though it's fairly rare, Idaho Fish and Game receives a few calls each year about deer with abnormal skin growths.

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    Second controlled hunt drawing list of available big game tags

    Over 2800 deer, elk, pronghorn and black bear controlled hunt tags will be available for hunters in the second controlled hunt drawing.  

    Hunters can apply for these tags during the second controlled hunt drawing from August 5 through August 15.  Results of the drawing will be available around August 23. The available tags are listed below by species. 

Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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