Vicky Osborn for IDFG
Controlled Hunt Information
A controlled hunt has a limited number of tags, which are obtained in a random drawing. Success rates are generally higher in controlled hunts than in general season hunts.
2018 Second Drawing Update
The second drawing for big game controlled hunts has been changed.
- The second application period for 2018 will run Friday, August 10 to Friday, August 17.
- Leftover tags should be available Monday, August 27 at 10:00 am MDT on a first-come, first-served basis.
Last updated 7/20/2018 4:15pm MT
|Controlled Hunt Application Periods|
|Tags / Permits||Dates|
|Spring Bear||January 15 – February 15|
|Spring Turkey Permit||February 1 – March 1|
|Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat||April 1 – 30|
|Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear, Fall Turkey||May 1 – June 5|
|Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat
– *No 2018 second drawing
|June 15 – 25|
|Grizzly Bear (more info coming)||June 15 - July 15|
|Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear
– *Second drawing
|August 10 – 17|
|*Any tags remaining after the first drawing will be offered in a second drawing.|
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:56 PM MDT
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:21 AM MDT
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:17 AM MDT
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:12 PM MDTLicenses, tags, and permits Controlled Hunt Information Big Game Hunting Regions Big Game Seasons and Rules Panhandle Region Clearwater Region Southwest Region Magic Valley Region Southeast Region Upper Snake Region Salmon Region Elk (Cervus canadensis) Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)